"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast." — John Gunther
《中英對照讀新聞》Sisters hope buyer won’t flake out on sale of cereal shaped like Illinois姊妹花希望買家不會被待價而沽、形狀酷似伊利諾州的穀片嚇到
Sounds a little flaky, but someone has offered more than $20 on eBay for a piece of breakfast cereal that is touted as a lookalike to the state of Illinois.
Meaning #1: pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed
Synonyms: crisp, firm
adj. - 發嘎吱嘎吱聲的, 易碎的
adj. - バリバリかむ, ザクザク踏む
- A flat thin piece or layer; a chip.
- Archaeology. A stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by percussion or pressure, serving as a preform or as a tool or blade itself.
- A small piece; a bit.
- A small crystalline bit of snow.
- Slang. A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball.
- Slang. Cocaine.
v., flaked, flak·ing, flakes. v.tr.
- To remove a flake or flakes from; chip.
- To cover, mark, or overlay with or as if with flakes.
To come off in flat thin pieces or layers; chip off.
━━ n. （普通pl.） 穀物［類］; 穀物加工食品, シリアル.
1. Drop from exhaustion, faint. For example, After running the marathon, be simply flaked out on the ground. This expression possibly is derived from a now obsolete meaning of flake, "to become flabby or fall in folds." [Slang; c. 1940]
2. Lie down, go to sleep, as in Homeless persons flaked out in doorways. [Slang; early 1940s]
3. Lose one's nerve, as in Please don't flake out now. [Slang; 1950s]
4. Go crazy; also, cause someone to go crazy. For example, She just flaked out and we had to call an ambulance, or This project is flaking us out. The usages in def. 3 and 4 probably are derived from the adjective flaky, meaning "eccentric." [c. 1970]
5. Die, as in He flaked out last night. [1960s]
6. Surprise, astonish, as in She said she'd just been made a partner, and that flaked me out. This usage appears to be a variant of freak out. [c. 1970]
noun [C] MAINLY US INFORMAL
a person who you cannot trust to remember things or to do what they say they will do, or someone who behaves in a strange way
adjective MAINLY US INFORMAL
behaving in a way that is not responsible or expected:
The central character of the play is a flaky neurotic.