2017年6月14日 星期三

'sat on' , have a field day, hung out to dry


【沒人贏的選舉】
這是一個「沒有人贏」的大選結果。
英國此次選舉結果為保守黨得票率 42%、工黨 40%。⋯⋯
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He joked that he shouldn't have stayed up so late watching baseball.

The Internet had a field day with his comments.
BLOOMBERG.COM


A coroner's report into a previous fire recommended a review of building regulations four years ago. Successive ministers said they were "still looking…
MIRROR.CO.UK

Used other than as an idiom: see hang,‎ out,‎ dry. (transitive, idiomatic) To abandon someone who is in need or in danger, especially a colleague or one dependent. [




sit on

phrasal verb of sit
informal
  1. 1.
    fail to deal with.
    "she sat on the article until a deadline galvanized her into putting words to paper"
  2. 2.
    subdue (someone), typically by saying something intended to discomfit or embarrass them.
    "someone should have sat on him when he was young"

hang out to dry - Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hang_out_to_dry

Urban Dictionary: hung out to dry

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hung%20out%20to%20dry

When you've been left alone to face a situation - especially a dangerous or unpleasant situation - the people who just abandoned you have hung you out to dry.


have a field day



to take advantage of an opportunity to do something you enjoy:

The newspapers had a field day when the wedding was announced (= they wrote a lot about it and printed many photographs of it).

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