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To carry a torch for someone 单相思

A man carrying the Olympic torch outside the BBC’s offices in White City, London. Photo by BBC Learning English.


英语短语 carry a torch for someone 字面意思是为某人举着火炬,实际意思就是单相思。


The Olympic torch relay passed through White City, which was the site of the very first London Olympics held in 1908. The stadium was demolished in 1985 and BBC offices were built in its place. A plaque on the wall marks the place where the stadium's finishing line was.

奥运火炬传递经过了BBC 媒体大厦 White City. 此地是1908年首届奥运会的举办地点。老体育馆在1985年被推翻,BBC在此处建起了办公大楼。墙上的一块牌匾标记着当时体育场馆内田径赛道的终点。


John has carried a torch for Jane for years but she doesn't seem to notice.

"George is such a nice guy, isn't he?

You carry a torch for him, don't you?

No! Well yes actually… is it obvious?"


另一个短语 to carry the can 意思是替人受过。

Example: The boss is so lazy but when there's a mistake I always have to carry the can for him.


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