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Fly in the ointment美中不足/一顆老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥 (傳道書 10:1)

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聖經經文

“As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.” “死蒼蠅使做香的膏油發出臭氣。這樣,一點愚昧,也能敗壞智慧和尊榮。” (傳道書 10:1)

意思

It is a small problem that upsets a plan or scheme, or stops something from being perfect.

來源及應用

A fly in the ointment(一只膏油里的蒼蠅)這習語是一個隱喻。當有一只蒼蠅飛進一瓶香水里,它就會破壞了香水那怡人的香味了。即是俗語所謂一顆老鼠屎壞了一鍋粥的意思。

例句

His jumpy career history turned out to be the fly in the ointment when he applied for a job. 他頻頻轉工,是申請職位唯一美中不足的地方。

Keywords

fly    ointment    problem    spoil   

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