2015年11月25日 星期三

rub off, in the wrong, rub someone (or British rub someone up) the wrong way






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The absent are always in the wrong.

---- French playwright Philippe Néricault Destouches

rub off phrasal verb INFORMAL
If a quality or characteristic that someone has rubs off, other people begin to have it because they have been with that person and learnt it from them: His enthusiasm is starting to rub off on the rest of us.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

 rub off こすり落とす[される]; 影響を及ぼす, 一部になる ((on, onto)).




rub someone (or British rub someone up) the wrong way

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Irritate or repel someone (as by stroking a cat against the lie of its fur):he had a cold manner that rubbed people the wrong way




in the wrong

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Responsible for a quarrelmistake, or offence:who was in the wrong?

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