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多得遍地都是 Ten a penny

今日短语

Ten a penny 多得遍地都是

Learning English - Todays Phrase - Ten a penny

今日短语

便士 penny 是英镑中价值最小的货币单位。用一便士 a penny 就能买到的东西一般情况下不珍贵,而且价值较低。因此,表达 ten a penny “用一便士能买到十个”既说明该事物随处可见,价格很低,又可以形容一类人或一种行业“到处都有,多得遍地都是”。

例句

Builders are ten a penny, but it can be hard to find one you trust.

Coffee shops are ten a penny on many high streets today.

TV talent shows are ten a penny these days. Every channel seems to have singing, dancing or cooking competitions on every day.

请注意

相反,如果某人为了一个事物花费了 a pretty penny “相当多的便士”,那么说明它非常贵重。

例句

Wow, look at that car. That must have cost a pretty penny!

Rare toys in their original boxes, unopened, can be worth a pretty penny.

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