To carry a torch for someone 单相思

  • 2014年 7月 15日
A man carrying the Olympic torch.
A man carrying the Olympic torch outside the BBC’s offices in White City, London. Photo by BBC Learning English.

今日短语

英语短语 to carry a torch for someone 字面意思是为某人举着火炬,实际意思就是单相思。

例句

John has carried a torch for Jane for years but she doesn't seem to notice.

"George is such a nice guy, isn't he? You carry a torch for him, don't you? No! Well yes actually… is it obvious?"

请注意

另一个短语 to carry the can 意思是替人受过。

例句

The boss is so lazy but when there's a mistake I always have to carry the can for him.