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

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圣经经文

“As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.” “死苍蝇使做香的膏油发出臭气。这样,一点愚昧,也能败坏智慧和尊荣。” (传道书 10:1)

意思

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

来源及应用

A fly in the ointment(一只膏油里的苍蝇)这习语是一个隐喻。当有一只苍蝇飞进一瓶香水里,它就会破坏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. 他频频转工,是申请职位唯一美中不足的地方。

Keywords

fly    ointment    problem    spoil   

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