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To fly the nest 离开父母独立生活

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An osprey leaves her nest

An osprey in her nest. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/ Getty Images

今日小常识

The osprey in the photograph flew from West Africa to Scotland to breed. The egg in the nest is thought to have been her 50th egg to have hatched.

图中的鱼鹰为了繁殖后代从西非来到苏格兰。人们认为这个巢窝里应该放有这只鱼鹰孵化的第50只蛋。

今日短语

短语 to fly the nest 的意思是一个人离开父母开始自己独立的生活。

例句

When David started university he had to fly the nest and live alone.

All the children have flown the nest so Mum now has a lot of spare time.

请注意

A nest egg 的意思是存款、储备金。

Jane is going to use her nest egg to buy a big house by the sea.

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