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a slap on the wrist
轻微的惩罚

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A slap on the wrist就是在手腕上打一下。在手腕上打一下并不怎么痛。

要是一个孩子伸手去拿他不该拿的东西,为了阻止他,他妈妈就很可能会在他手腕上打一下。作为习惯用语,a slap on the wrist就是轻微的惩罚,而且往往是指某人得到的惩罚要比他应该得到的惩罚要轻。

我们来举一个例子。一个喝醉了酒的人在开车的时候把别人的车撞坏了。双方都被招到法庭作证。被撞的人对法庭的裁决非常不满意。他说:

例句-1: I hoped the judge would send this guy to jail. But all he gave him was a slap on the wrist - he fined him two hundred dollars and suspended his driver's license for 30 days.

这个人很不满地说:我本来希望法官会把这家伙送进监狱。可是,他仅仅让他罚款两百美元,吊销他的驾驶执照一个月。这真是清描淡写的惩罚。

在美国,酗酒的人开车是一个大问题。每年都有不少因为喝醉了酒开车而造成的车祸,有的导致受害者终身丧失正常生活的能力,还有的因此而丧生,给受害者的家庭和孩子带来莫大的悲剧。美国政府对酗酒驾车的人有各种不同的惩罚。

A slap on the wrist这个习惯用语不仅能用在司法方面,而且它在日常生活中也是很普遍的。下面是一个公司的雇员在埋怨他的老板对他不公平。他对他的同事说:

例句2: Last time when I had a minor mistake in a report, Mr. Johnson gave me a severe warning and even threatened to fire me. Now, Lisa has made a really serious blunder, but I'm sure he'll give her a slap on the wrist.

这个雇员说:上次我在一份报告中出了一点小差错。约翰逊先生给了我一个严重的警告,还威胁要解雇我。现在,丽萨出了一个真是非常严重的错误。不过,我肯定他也只会轻描淡写地惩罚她一下。

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