Mate的美式英语课带你一起学To catch someone off guard 令人猝不及防

To catch someone off guard 令人猝不及防

今日短语

这个英语表达指“趁他人毫无防备时做某事,而使其感到措手不及”。在这里,“catch”的意思是“撞见、发现”,强调动作的偶然性;而短语“off guard”则用来形容人“毫无警惕心的,措手不及”的状态。

例句

The teacher caught everyone off guard when she suddenly announced that there would be a test.
老师突然通知大家要做课堂小测验,这可打了所有人个措手不及。

The government’s decision to raise the interest rate caught everyone off guard – nobody expected it.
政府提升利率的决定令所有人猝不及防 — 没有人预料到这件事。

The news about the couple’s engagement caught everyone off guard as everyone thought they had split up.
这对情侣的订婚消息让所有人感到措手不及,这是因为人们都以为他们已经分手了。

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