To blow the cobwebs away 吹走蜘蛛網就能讓人“振作精神”?

A phrase to give you energy

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會不會有的時候覺得又累又困,無精打採,缺乏幹勁?來試著“blow the cobwebs away 吹走蜘蛛網”,看看這樣能不能讓你“打起精神”來?看視頻,學習一個地道實用的表達。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC 英語教學制作的《地道英語》節目。我是馮菲菲。

Neil
Hello, I am Neil. Are you feeling OK, Feifei – you don’t look very happy?

Feifei
Oh Neil, it’s been a stressful week – I’ve been working late, I’m so tired – and I’ve had no time to do any housework. 我家里簡直亂的一塌糊塗。

Neil
Isn’t your house always a mess?!

Feifei
Erm… very funny!

Neil
Seriously, you need a break. Take some time off.

Feifei
休假?Easier said than done – but how will that help?

Neil
Well, having a break from work, will help blow away the cobwebs.

Feifei
Excuse me? Are you saying I should take some time off so I can do my housework – and get rid of all the cobwebs in my house? 我家里是有點兒亂,但還不至于到處挂滿蜘蛛網。

Neil
I never said you had cobwebs in your house – what I meant was, get some fresh air – do some exercise – get rid of that tired feeling – that’s ‘blowing away the cobwebs’!

Feifei
原來是這個意思,我懂了。說法“to blow away the cobwebs 吹走蜘蛛網”實際要表達的意思是“消除疲勞,振作精神”。So no spiders involved?

Neil
Absolutely not. Let’s hear some examples of this phrase in action.

Examples

Do you want to go hillwalking this weekend? It might help you blow the cobwebs away.

I’ve been stuck indoors for days, I need to blow the cobwebs away and go for a run.

I know studying is hard, why don’t you go for a walk in the park to blow the cobwebs away? It might help you think more clearly.

Feifei
“To blow the cobwebs away”和“to blow away the cobwebs”兩個說法都對。意思是人們通過呼吸新鮮空氣或鍛煉的方式來消除疲勞,從而使精神抖擻,頭腦敏銳,思路清晰。 So it’s about feeling more lively and alert?

Neil
Yes.

Feifei
Now how about blowing the cobwebs away with me and going for a run?

Neil
Running? Erm… I don’t know… You know I’m feeling a little tired now.

Feifei
別找借口了!Come on, it’s time to blow away your cobwebs too!

Neil
Maybe I could do your housework instead?

Feifei
Bye.

Neil
Bye.

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