生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

上次说过我们的外教总监 Lawrence 前阵子离婚了,最近他也不怎么跟我们一起出去聚餐唱K了,会计小刘忍不住问他原因,这老外倒是没藏着掖着,直接回答说:“I’ve been living on a shoestring since we divorced.”这下小刘更糊涂了,问我道:”我问老外为啥不跟我们出去嗨了,他怎么说自从他离了婚就靠鞋带儿为生了?” 我赶忙说:”他还真不是转行去卖鞋带儿了!”

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

其实,Lawrence是说”自从我们离婚后,我的日子一直过得很紧。” “live on a shoestring”这个短语就是“生活拮据、 勉强度日、日子过得很寒酸”的意思,因为”on a shoestring”本身就是”资金不多、小本经营”,你想啊,这日子过得像鞋带一样细长,可不就是很紧吧嘛!

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

live on a shoestring

日子过得很紧;生活拮据; 勉强度日;过着极节俭的生活;靠小本收入生活; 用很少的钱; 以极少量资金;小本经营

【En】To live within a very tight or limited financial budget. 在非常紧张或有限的财政预算内生活。Do something with a very small amount of money. 用很少的钱做一些事情。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

【活学活用 give an example】

• Newly divorced with two children to raise, she was living on a shoestring.

她刚刚离婚,有两个孩子要抚养,生活拮据。

• We’ve been living on a shoestring since my husband lost his job.

我丈夫失业后,我们一直精打细算过日子。

• We were living on a shoestring.

我们当时生活艰难。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

• The program was run on a shoestring for years until they found a sponsor.

这个项目以小本经营了好几年,直到他们找到了赞助商。

• I live on a shoestring. I have a very small budget and little money to spend on clothes.

我生活拮据。我的预算非常少,几乎没钱买衣服。

• A British science fiction film made on a shoestring budget is taking America by storm.

一部低成本的英国科幻电影风靡美国。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

• I’ve been living on a shoestring since my mother stopped sending me money.

我的母亲停止给我寄钱之后,我的日子过得非常寒酸。

• We were living on a shoestring for a while after our baby was born, but, luckily, I got a promotion, and our situation has improved a bit.

孩子出生后,我们曾有一段时间过着节衣缩食(拮据)的生活,但幸运的是,我升职了,我们的情况有所改善。

• The books give all the insider know-how for staying and getting around a country on a shoestring budget.

书中介绍了在一个国家以极低的预算居住和旅行的所有内部诀窍。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

• It is said that John started his business on a shoestring.

据说约翰几乎是白手起家的。

• Like many entrepreneurs on a shoestring, they are attempting to start a business while they continue to work full-time jobs.

像许多家境拮据的企业家一样,他们试图在继续全职工作的同时创业。

• The film was made on a shoestring.

这部电影是个成本小制作。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

• He started his business on a shoestring and built it up gradually.

他以微薄的资金创业,然后慢慢发展扩大。

• Appleton was proud of having done much of his own research on a shoestring.

阿普尔顿很自豪,因为他自己用很少的钱做了很多研究。

• The paper started on a shoestring, but soon had a circulation of over 100,000 readers.

这份报纸开始时规模很小,但很快就拥有了超过10万名读者的发行量。

• The theatre will be run on a shoestring.

这家剧院将以小本经营。

生活拮据(拮据的生活是什么意思)

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