Square the circle 做不可能的事情

Can you make a circle into a square? Find out what this phrase means!
It’s almost impossible to do!

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今日片語

要想把圓變成方的,那幾乎是不可能的事。“Square the circle 化圓成方” 這個說法源於古代希臘幾何學的一道作圖問題,由於長久以來一直沒能找到題解,所以人們現在用 “square the circle” 或 “square a circle” 來比喻 “做一件很難辦到,甚至是不可能的事”。

例句

You can’t have a stable office job whilst being a world traveller. You’re trying to square the circle!
想在做一名環游世界旅行者的同時有一份穩定的工作是非常困難的。你這是在做不可能的事。

I want to get married but I also want to be single! I think I might be trying to square the circle here.
我既想結婚,又想要單身!我覺得這簡直是像化圓成方一樣困難。

He wanted a new, fast sports car at a low price! I told him he was trying to square a circle!
他想以低價購買一輛又新又快的跑車。我告訴他這是不可能的!