The sands of time 時間的流沙

The 'sands of time' is a phrase that refers to the passing of time.
Time is running out!

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今日片語

搭配 “the sands of time 時間之沙” 是用沙漏裡的流沙來比喻時間流逝。它多用來談論過去已經發生過的事情,表示時間過得很快。

例句

No one knows where the story came from. The author’s name is lost in the sands of time.
沒人知道這則故事出自何人。作者的名字早已隨著時間的流逝被人遺忘。

Even though I’m old, I feel great. The sands of time have been kind to me.
我雖已年邁,但感覺身體還不錯。歲月對我很仁慈。

The sands of time had really left their mark on the building. It was starting to fall apart.
時光在這座建築上留下了歲月的痕跡,它已經有了土崩瓦解的跡象。

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