Giant killer 打敗強大對手的巨人殺手

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Rob 支持的足球隊打敗了一支比自己實力好很多、更成功的強大對手。英語裡正有一個可以形容弱隊擊敗強手的表達。聽 Rob 和菲菲的對話,學習 「giant-killing」 和 「giant killer」 的用法。

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Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。我是馮菲菲,大家好。

Rob
And hello, I’m Rob. Hey, Feifei. Did you see the match last night?

Feifei
The match? No, Rob. I had better things to do!

Rob
Oh, you should have done. My local team beat Manchester United 3-0! It was a giant-killing!

Feifei
Well I’m glad I didn’t watch it – who wants to see giants being killed?

Rob
Feifei, nobody was killed and there were no real giants. The giant is the team that is usually stronger, more powerful or skilful than the other team – and the killing happens when the weaker or less skilful team beats them. And that’s what happened last night. It was brilliant!

Feifei
I see! 形容詞 「giant-killing」 用來描述在體育比賽中較弱的選手或隊伍擊敗比自己水平好很多的強大對手。

Rob
Yep. And we call the winning team ‘giant killers’ – so my team can now be called ‘giant killers’!

Feifei
So is this phrase used for sporting competitions?

Rob
Yes it is. It’s not just used in football – although the giant-killing in the game last night was amazing! Did I mention the score was 3-0?

Feifei
OK calm down, Rob. Let’s hear some other examples of the phrase ‘giant-killing’.

Examples
We’re celebrating our village cricket team’s giant-killing over a professional county team!

There was a giant-killing at the tennis match today – a brand new player beat the third-seeded player in straight sets!

The non-league team have become giant killers in the FA Cup – they could go all the way to the final.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《地道英語》節目。在這集節目中,我們學習的表達是 「giant-killing」 和 「giant killer」。在體育比賽中,當較弱的選手或隊伍擊敗強大的對手時,這種情況就叫做 「giant-killing」,而較弱的這名選手或這支隊伍就是 「giant killer」。So a giant-killing is quite an achievement?

Rob
It sure is. It’s unexpected but it’s great when it happens.

Feifei
I understand, Rob – it comes as a surprise because you’re so used to losing!

Rob
Never mind, Feifei. If you’re not a football fan, you’ll never understand.

Feifei
我覺得咱們的這個節目就有點兒像 「a giant-killing」。

Rob
Why’s that then?

Feifei
The weaker, less skilful presenter beats the stronger, more skilful presenter by getting more lines to say in the script.

Rob
Errr, I don’t think so, Feifei. You always have more to say.

Feifei
That’s true. Now, isn’t it your turn to make the tea?

Rob
OK, if you say so. See you later.

Feifei
Ha! 1-0 to me. Bye.