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Indian Summer 秋老虎

今日短语

名词 summer 的意思是夏天,但 “Indian summer” 的意思不是 “印度夏天”,而指早秋中回热的天气,俗称 “秋老虎”。Indian summer 还可比喻人晚年幸福安宁的生活。

例句

September is usually chilly, but this year we are having an Indian summer.
九月通常比较冷了,但今年我们可是遇上了一个秋老虎。

This Indian summer means that I don’t even need to wear a coat yet.
今年的这个秋老虎意味着到现在还不用穿外套。

He enjoyed a real Indian summer in the last years of his career as a footballer - that’s when he won the most trophies.
他在过去的几年中迎来了自己足球事业的第二个春天,也是他获得奖杯数最多的日子。

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