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Not a patch on something 远不如之前那个好

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摘要:地道英语Not a patch on something 远不如之前那个好Play video file[图片来源:Getty Images]内容简介你有没有买过一样新东西,却...

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Not a patch on something 远不如之前那个好

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内容简介

你有没有买过一样新东西,却发现 “和之前的那个相比差远了”,或者认为某个事物 “远不如另一样好”?本期 “地道英语” 教你用表达 “not a patch on something” 来描述这种情况。听两位主持人的对话,看看佳莹的新牛仔裤与这个表达有什么关系。

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Jiaying
大家好,欢迎来到 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目,我是佳莹。

Neil
… and hello. I’m Neil. Are those new jeans, Jiaying?

Jiaying
Yes, they are! Do you like them? I’m not so sure about them… They’re not a patch on my old ones.

Neil
Well, I was going to say – you probably do need some patches. They’re covered in holes!

Jiaying
The holes are supposed to be there, Neil. It’s fashionable to have holes in your jeans these days.

Neil
Ah, right. So, why are you talking about patches?

Jiaying
我是在为这期节目介绍一个英语表达。如果我们说,某样东西 “isn’t a patch on something”,意思就是前面提到的那样东西远远不如后者好。

Neil
I see. So it’s not connected to the word ‘patch’, which means a textile cover for something which is damaged?

Jiaying
没错!我是说我的旧牛仔裤比这条新的要好得多。Let’s hear some examples of this expression in action.

Examples
My new phone isn’t a patch on the old one. The camera is rubbish.

I know some people disagree, but for me the Olympics isn’t a patch on the World Cup. Football is way more exciting!

My holiday at home wasn’t a patch on a trip abroad. Overseas travel is so much more fun.

Jiaying
你正在收听的是 BBC英语教学的 “地道英语” 节目。我们正在介绍表达 “not a patch on something”,意思是 “一样东西远没有另一样好”。Neil,你拿着那把刀干什么?

Neil
I’m just cutting some holes in my jeans – you know, to be more fashionable, like you!

Jiaying
That looks terrible – and if you’re not careful you’re going to cut yourself!

Neil
You’re right, Jiaying. These types of holes in jeans are really not fashionable, are they?

Jiaying
No. In this case, I think you really do need some patches.

Neil
Bye.

Jiaying
Bye!

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