英语口语 | 用to give someone some lip表达“顶嘴,出言不逊”

to give someone some lip的字面意思是给某人一些嘴唇,但实际表达的意思是顶嘴,出言不逊。

  • That rude young boy gave me some lip when I asked him to stop smoking.
  • She gave her neighbour some lip because she was in bad mood. Now he wants to move house!

值得注意的是,另一个同嘴巴有关的成语是to pay lip service,意思是说得好听,没有行动,甚至言不由衷。比如你说你支持什么事情,但实际并非如此。

  • The food industry is only paying lip service to government campaigns to make people eat a healthy diet. Their products are very high in salt and sugar.

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