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Keep an ear to the ground 保持高度警觉

A Muslim boy is seen during the prayer session to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Panama City. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Jasso


短语 to keep an ear to the ground 意思是密切关注新的信息或潮流。


During Ramadan, Muslims around the world conduct a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. Eid al-Fitr is a three-day celebration to mark the end of Ramadan and is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations – the other follows the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. During Eid al-Fitr, people wear their finest clothes and decorate homes with lights and ornaments. Gifts are also offered to children, as charity and generosity forms a significant part of the festivities.

在斋月期间,世界各地的穆斯林教徒们将进行一段时间的禁食和精神反思。Eid al-Fitr 是一个为期三天的庆祝活动,以纪念斋月的结束,这也是伊斯兰教最重要的庆典活动之一,另一个为遵循麦加朝圣。在Eid al-Fitr 庆典期间,人们身穿最隆重的服装,用彩灯和各种装饰来装点自己的家。孩子们也会收到礼物,因为慈善和慷慨的表现都是庆典活动重要的一部分。


David had his ear to the ground when it came to news about the latest and best technology to buy.

If Susan had kept her ear to the ground, she wouldn’t have missed the opportunity for a promotion.

Don’t worry, I'll keep my ear to the ground and let you know what's happening as soon as possible.


To have a word in someone’s ear 意思是悄悄地告诫某人或提建议

Did you hear what Steve just said to Mandy? I’d better have a word in his ear about it later on.


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