看绝望的主妇学高频短语:Rat sb out

Rat sb out: To inform an authority figure of one’s bad or illegal behavior;to expose or reveal embarrassing information about someone.If someone rats you out, they are disloyal to you, especially by telling someone in authority about something wrong that you have done.

中文释义:rat 的意思不只表示大老鼠,还可以指卑鄙的人,骗子,所以 rat sb out在这里引申为告密,出卖,等同于sell sb out(或者rat on sb or sth)。例句:You can’t rat out your teammates.(你不能告发你的队友。)另外,与rat相关的口语表达还有:rat race过于激烈的竞争;look like a drowned rat落汤鸡;smell a rat有猫腻/不对劲儿;pack rat不可靠的人,有敛癖的人。

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