2016年11月28日 星期一

field trip, spread like wildfire/weeds, pot (or crock) of gold

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  • ‘Later on, in class, the actual map and the historical map are merged with the landmarks the students defined on their field trip.’

pot2

NOUN

informal 
  • [mass noun] Cannabis:
    ‘we smoked pot at football games’

Origin

1930s: probably from Mexican Spanish potiguaya cannabis leaves.

  • pot (or crock) of gold
    • A large but distant or imaginary reward:
      ‘the prospect of a pot of gold when the statue was sold’

 weed 
1.2informal [mass noun] Cannabis.

spread like wildfire

PHRASE

  • Spread with great speed:
    ‘the news had spread like wildfire’


field trip


NOUN 

  • 1(学生・生徒の)実地見学[自然観察]旅行;(博物館・工場などへの)校外見学.
  • 2(学者・研究者の)現地調査旅行.
  • A trip made by students or research workers to study something at first hand.

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