let the cat out of the bag |「讓貓從袋子跑出來」是什麼意思?

let the cat out of the bag 從字面上解釋是「讓貓從袋子跑出來」。有沒有覺得常在電影或小說中看過?實際上是什麼意思呢?

這個用法在日常生活中很常聽到。大家很容易聯想,貓的自主性很高,如果讓貓從袋子跑出來就很難再將牠放回袋子。用此情形來表示秘密被洩漏,並且一旦被說出來,就無法再收回或掩蓋。

這是很有趣、很實用的用法,一起來看看吧!

let the cat out of the bag

 

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let the cat out of the bag 用法

  1. 意思:「(無意中)洩露秘密; 露出馬腳」
  2. 意義:這個俚語指泄露秘密或揭露計劃,常用在指不小心或無意中洩漏。
  3. 聯想:將貓從袋子中放出來,就好像洩露了一個秘密,並且一旦貓出來,就無法將其重新放回袋子,這個俚語表示一旦秘密被洩露,就無法再收回或掩蓋。
  4. 用法:let三態:let, let, let。在此用法中,後面不需要再加動詞。注意,cat和bag前面都要加the。
  5. 代換:reveal a secret unintentionally
  6. 例句:

 

Sarah accidentally let the cat out of the bag and revealed the surprise party for her sister.

(Sarah不小心洩露了為姐姐舉辦的驚喜派對。)

 

The employee let the cat out of the bag by accidentally mentioning the upcoming company merger.

(那位員工不小心提到即將到來的公司合併,洩露了秘密。)

 

The leaked documents let the cat out of the bag and exposed the government’s hidden agenda.

(洩露的文件讓秘密曝光,揭露了政府的隱藏動機。)

 

Susan planned to surprise her parents with a trip, but her younger brother let the cat out of the bag.

(Susan計劃用旅行給父母一個驚喜,但她的弟弟泄露了秘密。)

 

The journalist was threatened not to let the cat out of the bag regarding the corruption scandal.

(那位記者受到威脅,不能洩露有關貪污醜聞的秘密。)

 

Tom accidentally let the cat out of the bag and revealed the surprise ending of the movie.

(Tom不小心洩露了電影的驚喜結局。)

 

 

Emma’s slip of the tongue let the cat out of the bag and spoiled the surprise gift.

(Emma一不小心說漏了嘴,洩露了驚喜禮物,讓秘密曝光。)

 

The press conference was supposed to be confidential, but a journalist let the cat out of the bag by leaking the information.

(這場記者招待會原本應該保密,但一位記者透露了信息,讓秘密曝光。)

 

The whistleblower let the cat out of the bag by exposing the company’s unethical practices.

(那位吹哨者揭露了該公司的不道德行為,讓秘密曝光。)

 

The politician accidentally let the cat out of the bagduring the interview, unintentionally revealing his controversial stance on the issue.

(那位政治家在訪談中不小心透露了他對這個問題的爭議立場,讓秘密曝光。)

 

The leaked email let the cat out of the bag and exposed the company’s plans for layoffs, causing panic among the employees.

(洩露的電子郵件讓秘密曝光,揭露了公司裁員計劃,引起員工恐慌。)

 

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