The third degree 嚴厲盤問

The act of asking serious questions to get information.
Do you get the third degree?

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今日片語

表達 “to give someone the third degree” 的意思是 “為了獲取信息而嚴刑逼問某人”。它的原義是警察對罪犯、嫌疑人進行拷問,但在日常生活中,“to give someone the third degree” 也可以指 “嚴厲地盤問某人”。

例句

Our teacher gave us the third degree for being late to class.
我們的老師嚴厲地盤問了我們上課遲到的原因。

My husband gave me the third degree because I missed his phone calls.
因為我沒接到我丈夫的電話而被他嚴厲盤問。

My grandmother always gives my new girlfriend the third degree.
我奶奶總是對我的新女友一番盤問。

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