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Ask for the moon 异想天开

更新时间 2013年 12月 5日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间11:20
A plane passes over the face of the full moon

A plane passes over the face of the full moon as it heads for Heathrow Airport in London

今日小常识

The Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972 returned over 380kg of rocks from the Moon, which have been used to help us understand its origins and structure.

从1961年到1927年,美国的阿波罗计划从月球上取回了380多公斤的岩石标本。这些带回来的标本对研究月球的起源和构造有很大帮助。

今日短语

短语 to ask for the moon 直译是要天上的月亮,实际意思是说某人提出过分的要求,想要得不到的东西或是想做做不到的事儿。

例句

Bob's wife is always asking for the moon. He works hard 12 hours a day for poor pay, but she still expects expensive holidays and clothes.

Don't ask for the moon, Mr Jones. Be reasonable, please.

请注意

短语 to promise the moon to someone 的意思是向某人答应办不到的事儿,也就是汉语里常说的空口许愿。

My husband promised me the moon when we got married: a big mansion, a flashy car and all the diamonds I could wear. But none of it happened!

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