又到了PEI ”學校裡沒教過的片語” 時間了。今天我們要來學習 two idioms related to behaviors in a row 兩個有關於行為的片語。
第一個是 The Straight and Narrow 正直坦蕩
定義：a straight and law-abiding route through life. 正直守法的生活行為方式
1. If you keep on the straight and narrow, you behave in a way that is honest and moral.
2. You should have no trouble with the police if you stick to the straight and narrow.
3. Roger was the kind who followed the straight and narrow every day of his life.
第二個是 paint oneself into the corner 自作自受。
定義: to do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act 做一件把自己推到一個尷尬困難的處境的事情。
I’ve painted myself into a corner here. Having said I won’t take less than NT$ 500 an hour, I can’t then be seen to accept a job that pays less.