Double down 加倍努力

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有時候,想要完成一件事需要額外的努力和加倍的決心,主持人 Neil 說他需要 「double down」 來完成他繁重的工作量,這裡的 「double down」 是什麼意思?聽 Neil 和菲菲的對話,學習 「double down」 的用法。

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Feifei
大家好,歡迎收聽 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目,我是馮菲菲。

Neil
… and I’m Neil. Feifei, you’re very lucky I’m here – I have so much work to do. I haven’t got much time to talk to you.

Feifei
Oh, that’s a shame. I like presenting this programme with you.

Neil
Really? Well, that’s nice. Let’s get on with it then and afterwards I’ll just get down to some hard work.

Feifei
Neil 說我們錄完節目後他要 「get down to some work(開始努力完成一些工作)」。To be honest, Neil, if you have lots of work to do, maybe you need to double down.

Neil
Double down? Do you mean do my work twice?

Feifei
No, not exactly. 「Double down(雙降)」 的實際意思是 「加倍努力做某事,用比以前更堅定的方式繼續做某事,更有決心去完成一件事」,So, I’m saying you need to work harder.

Neil
I already am. Look, I’ve made these examples…

Examples
I need to double down on my revision – I’ve got an exam tomorrow.

We’re going to double down on our work and finish the project by Friday.

You need to double down on your exercise regime – you’re getting unfit!

Feifei
你正在收聽的是 BBC英語教學的 「道地英語」 節目,以上我們給大家舉例講解了如何使用 「double down」 這個動詞片語。我們用 「double down on something」 來表示 「加倍努力或專注於做某事」。Neil, you need to be more determined to get your work done. Put more effort in!

Neil
OK, Feifei. I will double down on my work – but I still think it will take double the amount of time.

Feifei
Well, that’s a shame because you’re going to miss the office drinks after work.

Neil
Office drinks? I didn’t know about those. Right, I’m off to do my work now and I’ll be there at the double.

Feifei
「At the double」,又一個包含了 「double」 的片語。「At the double」 的意思是 「迅速,立即」。Good luck with your work, Neil. I’ll see you later. Bye!

Neil
Bye.