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淘汰出局 / 沒有勝算 Be Out of the Running

Be Out of the Running
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L = Lillian A = Albert

L: Did you get the part-time job you wanted?

A: No, I was turned down for it.

L: What happened?

A: They said I’m out of the running because I’m too young.

L: That’s not fair.

A: It’s all right. I’ll just have to make do with my allowance.

L: I wish you luck. I couldn’t manage on only NT$500 a week.

 

 

be out of the running

running指「賽跑;競賽」,be out of the running 字 面上的意思是「沒有參加比賽」,引申有「淘汰出局」或「沒有 勝算」之意。

He was out of the running for first prize due to his nervousness.

=He didn’t stand a chance of winning first prize due to his nervousness.

緊張使得他沒機會得第一。

與 be out of the running 相反的就是 be in the running,意思 是「有獲勝的希望」。

They are both in the running for the championship.

= They both stand a chance of winning the championship.

 他們倆都有希望贏得冠軍。

 

 


 
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單字片語整理

Words in Use
reject
[rɪˋdʒɛkt]
vt. 拒絕
allowance
[əˋlaʊəns]
n. 零用錢〔美〕(= pocket money〔英〕)
Practical Phrases
a part-time job
 兼職工作
a full-time job
 全職工作

Tammy is looking for a full-time job as an English teacher.
塔米正在找一份全職的英文教師工作。

turn down... / turn... down
 拒絕⋯⋯;關小, 調低

Could you please turn down the music? I am trying to take a rest.
可以麻煩你把音樂小聲一點我想要休息一下。

make do with
 將就/湊合著用⋯⋯

We've run out of coffee, so we'll have to make do with tea.
咖啡沒了,所以我們只能喝茶湊合一下

pocket money
 零用錢

I am saving my pocket money to buy a computer.
我把零用錢省下來,打算買部電腦。

manage on
 靠⋯⋯勉強生活下去

John just lost his job. He has to manage on his savings until he finds new work.
約翰剛失業。他在找到新工作前必須存款勉強生活下去

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