Zoe asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

”throw a monkey wrench”是什麼意思?

如題~原文是...

Normal emotions help us cope with the unpredictable things life throws at us, while personality disorders can throw a monkey wrench in life.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    to throw a monkey wrench

    monkey wrench就是用來擰螺絲的活動扳頭

    想像一下,要是一個工人在工作的時候

    不小心把扳頭掉到正在運轉的機器裏去了

    那個機器就會停頓

    這也正是 to throw a monkey wrench 的意思

    那就是影響、或終止某些本來該發生的事

    I had planned to go out with my girlfriend tonight, but the boss threw a monkey wrench into my plans when he asked me to work overtime!

    我本來今晚計劃好要跟女朋友出去玩,但老闆把我的計劃打壞了,要我加班!

    所以原文的意思是:

      正常的情緒(情感)幫我們面對生命中出乎意料的事件

      但性格的失調卻會讓生命停頓

    or 但性格的失調卻會讓生活受到影響

    Source(s): D.I.Y.
  • 1 decade ago

    monkey wrent means a sudden unexpected event that complicates things.

    Source(s): me
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