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A leg up 胜人一筹

更新时间 2012年 12月 20日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:50
Cheerleaders at the Wembley Stadium, London

Cheerleaders perform before the NFL football game between the St Louis Rams and the New England Patriots at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

今日小常识

According to some authors, cheerleading started around 1877 in the United States, when Princeton University students yelled chants from the stands at games. Nowadays most cheerleaders are women.

据某些作者称,美国1877年左右就出现了啦啦队。当时普林斯顿大学的学生们在比赛时站在观众席上大声呐喊口号。如今大多数啦啦队成员都是女性。

今日短语

短语 a leg up on someone 的意思是与他人相比具有优势。

例句

My grandmother attended a catering course in France last year. Now, when it comes to cooking, she definitely has a leg up on the family.

If you study hard, you'll have a leg up on the competition when it comes to finding a good job.

请注意

另一个短语 to pull someone's leg 就是开某人玩笑的意思,比如说些完全捏造或不可能的事情。

What?! You've won a million dollars in the lottery? You are pulling my leg!

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