Money down the drain 白花錢

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今日片語

表達 “money down the drain” 的字面意思是 “錢流進下水道”,實際意思是 “花在某件事情上的錢被白白浪費,白花錢”,如果想表示 “把錢打水漂”,則可以說 “throw money down the drain”。

例句

Trying to heat our house is money down the drain – the heat just escapes through the windows!
我們設法為房子供暖,但就是白花錢,因為熱氣都從窗戶縫裡漏出去了!

Buying this second-hand bike was money down the drain – I had to spend so much on getting it repaired!
買這輛二手自行車真是白花錢了,因為我又花了很多錢去修理它!

Building a new car park in the town is money down the drain – there are three other car parks already.
在鎮上建一個新的停車場就是在浪費錢,因為已經有三個停車場了。