英语口语 | 用plenty more fish in the sea表达“天涯何处无芳草”

你可以用there are plenty more fish in the sea这个表达来描述可供选择的人或事还有很多,也就是我们常说的 “天涯何处无芳草”。这个表达常被用在谈论婚姻或感情关系破裂的语境中。

  • Mary was not a good wife. Don't cry over her. There are plenty more fish in the sea.
  • Stop flirting with my boyfriend and find someone else! There are plenty more fish in the sea.

值得注意的是,短语fish for compliments的意思是故意要别人说赞扬话,沽名钓誉。

  • Ann: I'm not very good with children.
    Sue: No, don't be silly. You are a great babysitter.
    Tony: She knows that. People in the neighbourhood are always asking her to take care of their kids. She is just fishing for compliments.

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