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fig leaf

  • n. 遮羞布;无花果树叶

英英释义

fig leaf

  • n.
    • a leaf from a fig tree
    • a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful

以上来源于: WordNet

 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

fig leaf ( fig leaves )

  • 1. 

    N-COUNT A fig leaf is a large leaf which comes from the fig tree. A fig leaf is sometimes used in painting and sculpture to cover the genitals of a naked body. (常在裸体雕塑或画像中用于遮蔽阴部的)无花果树叶

  • 2. 

    N-COUNT People sometimes refer disapprovingly to something which is intended to hide or prevent an embarrassing situation as a fig leaf. 遮羞布; 掩盖行为 [journalism] [usu with supp]

    例:

    This deal is little more than a fig leaf for the continued destruction of the landscape.

    这笔交易只不过是对自然景观持续破坏行为的遮掩而已。

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