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Nook and cranny

如果你听到有人说I searched every nook and cranny, but I still couldn't find it.他的意思是“我搜遍了每一个角落,还是找不到。” nook and cranny的意思是hidden or little-known places。这是一个习惯用语,最早可以追溯到1836年。


把nook和cranny拼起来就成了nook and cranny了,可以解释为“偏远的角落,小的缝隙”,也就是只有非常仔细寻找才能找到的地方。


She knows every nook and cranny in and around Cairo.(她熟知开罗的每一个角落。)

(中国日报网站 薛晓文编译)

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