發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 10 年前

請問「by a long chalk」是什麼意思?

「The university showed him he was not the cleverest, not by a long chalk.」

請問後面這句「not by a long chalk」在這邊是作何解釋啊?

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  • 10 年前
    最佳解答

    先翻譯:

    The university showed him he was not the cleverest, not by a long chalk.

    大學(或他在大學的表現)顯示他不是最聰明的,根本差得很遠。

    not by a long chalk = not by any means = not at all = 絕不;一點也不

    通常是口語用法

    如果只是 by a long chalk

    英文定義:by a long way; by many degrees 很;非常

    英語片語 not by a long chalk 討論簡單節錄:

    This mainly British expression means “not by any means”, “not at all” and often turns up in conventional expressions such as they weren’t beaten yet, not by a long chalk.

    參考:http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-not2.htm

  • 10 年前

    not by a long chalk = not by a long shot

    Good one indeed Silver Man

  • 10 年前

    Siver Horn,Thanks for the interpretaton, I learn something new today.

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