2008年2月12日 星期二

in your backyard

"中国与拉美贸易大幅增长,从1999年的82亿美元增至2006年的700亿美元。然而,由于拉美在一定程度上一向被视为美国的后院,中国在拉美投资相当谨慎。"


in your backyard INFORMAL
in the area where you live, or in the area of interest or activity which you are involved in or responsible for:
How would you feel about them building a nuclear power station in your backyard?
We should take a look at what is happening in our own backyard before criticizing what is taking place in other countries.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

back・yard

裏庭; なわ張り; (自分の家の裏庭のような)近い所, 勢力範囲.


沒有留言: