[單字學習] fish for compliments

[英文慣用語] fish for compliments


在陸地上雖然釣不到魚,但是人們往往想釣別的東西,例如:“to fish for compliments”。Compliments 就是 “讚揚” 或者是 “恭維”。

To fish for compliments 就是 “用一種巧妙的方法來讓別人恭維你、讚揚你”.下面就是一個例子:

Girl: I look terrible in this dress.
Dumb boy: Yup. You look like a clown, lol.
Smart boy: No, not at all! You look beautiful as always!
Boy who won’t get the girl’s number: LOL! Stop fishing for compliments (停止釣讚美)!

Sources:
http://www.ept-xp.com/?ID=2204020612
http://mypinkvisions.com/fishing-for-compliments/
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fish+for+compliments
http://www.unsv.com/voanews/words-and-idioms/lessons/112/