英语口语 | 用to squirrel something away表达“把东西储藏起来,以备日后使用”

短语to squirrel something away的意思是把东西储存或藏起来,以备日后使用。

  • Joan's salary is very low but a few years ago she started to squirrel money away. It took her a long time, but she finally saved enough for a deposit for a flat.
  • Just how much personal information are websites squirrelling away about us from our own computers?

值得注意的是,短语weasel out的意思是逃避、推诿。若一个人weaselled out of something,意思就是说此人逃避责任。

  • Mary wanted a promotion but didn't want to work hard so she tried to weasel her way out of the most difficult tasks in the office.

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