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Nuts

Noun and adjective

名詞和形容詞

Nuts 一般是指堅果,硬殼果之類的食品。但用起來的時候有其他含意。

香港南華早報在一篇關於美國總統特朗普的黨內盟友對近期貿易戰的反應時,有以下的用詞:

Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans defy the party line to denounce his ‘nuts’ trade moves against China

美國總統特朗普的共和黨人拒絕跟隨黨線,抨擊他對付中國貿易的愚蠢動向。

Nuts 在文句中的意思是愚蠢,與英語的silly, stupid 用法和含意相同。

例句: What kind of nut would leave a car on the railway track? 哪個傻瓜會把車留放在火車路軌上?

Nuts 亦可指對某些東西着迷的人,例如:

Ben is a basketball nut, he plays basketball everyday. Ben 是一個籃球痴迷,他每天都會打籃球。

Nut 亦可解作腦袋,例如: Come on! use your nut.

來吧!用你的腦袋……

Nuts and bolts 表面意思是指螺絲和絲母,另一含意是指在理論以外實質的運作,例如:

When it came to the nuts and bolts of running the project, he really had no idea how to deal with it.

當來到實質上要運作那專案時,他根本沒有任何概念怎樣去處理。

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