Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
Monthly archive November, 2019
English in the News—Lie through One’s Teeth睜眼說瞎話,當面撒謊

English in the News—Lie through One’s Teeth睜眼說瞎話,當面撒謊

To lie through one’s teeth: 當面撒謊,睜眼說瞎話。To lie brazenly and unabashedly Examples: Stop lying through your teeth—we saw you there last night with our own eyes. I knew she was lying through her teeth but I didn’t want to say so at the time. (Fox News, 2019/10/02) Joe Scarborough accuses Mike Pompeo of being a “common...Continue reading
English in the News--Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 別多事

English in the News–Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 別多事

Let sleeping dogs lie: (informal) to leave a situation alone; not to interrupt or trouble a person, situation, etc. when this is likely to cause problems or disorder勿惹事生非,不要多事 Example: Remember, don’t mention that fight they had months ago—let sleeping dogs lie! (Tampa Bay Times, 2019/11/03) A St. Petersburg man couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie during...Continue reading