Drop a clanger 說錯話,做蠢事

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今日片語

動詞 「clang」 表示 「鈴鐺等金屬物體撞擊時發出巨大聲響」。在非正式的英式英語中,片語 「drop a clanger」 的意思是 「因說錯話或做錯事而出醜」。

例句

Kevin dropped a clanger when he told everyone that Jenny was pregnant – she wanted to keep it a secret.
凱文說漏嘴了,他告訴大家珍妮懷孕了。她本想保守這個秘密的。

Don’t drop a clanger this time by telling the kids what they are getting for Christmas.
這次別再說漏嘴了,可不要告訴孩子們他們聖誕節會收到什麼東西。

I dropped a clanger by leaving my microphone switched on while I moaned about my boss. Everyone was listening!
我當時沒關麥克風就抱怨起我的老闆,做了件蠢事。大家都聽見了!