As mad as a hatter 瘋瘋癲癲

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How do we use this expression?

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今日片語

這句話直譯成中文的意思是 “像帽匠一樣瘋狂”,在口語中被用來形容人 “性格古怪”。據說,人們之所以用 “hatter 做帽子的人” 比喻人 “精神不正常、愚蠢”,是因為在過去,很多帽匠因長期暴露在做帽子必需的重金屬材料周圍而不幸中毒。人們常用 “as mad as a hatter” 來友好地形容人 “瘋瘋顛顛” 的樣子。

例句

My sister is always doing strange things! She’s as mad as a hatter!
我的妹妹總做奇怪的事!她瘋瘋癲癲的。

I spoke to my grandfather for ten minutes but I didn’t really understand what he was saying. He’s as mad as a hatter!
我和祖父聊了十分鐘,但我沒搞明白他都說了些什麼。他真古怪!

He wants to build a plastic car and drive around the world! Talk about being as mad as a hatter!
他想建造一輛塑膠車,開著它環游世界!他真夠瘋狂的。