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英语习语shotgun wedding

作者:英语俚语    文章来源:英语自学网    更新时间:2017/1/15

英语习语shotgun wedding奉子成婚
(因女方怀孕而仓促举行的)闪电式结婚
a wedding that has to take place quickly because the woman is pregnant
Shotgun wedding是指新娘已怀孕,不得不赶紧举行婚礼。至于这词从何而来,据推测,从前男女交往很保守,女孩子未婚怀孕,父母著急,老爸甚至火大到提一把散弹枪去找那个小伙子,逼着赶紧结婚遮羞。

shotgun wedding 
例句:
Their cohabitation led to a shotgun wedding and a bitter divorce before too long .
他们同居后,女方怀孕,不得不结婚,然后很快就离了婚。


My parents had a shotgun wedding and had only been married a few months before I was born.
我的父母是因为母亲怀孕被迫结婚的,他们结婚才几个月便生下了我。

 

Blake: From what I heard, a baby present might be a better idea. It was a bit of shotgun wedding.
布雷克:就我听到的,送礼物给小宝宝可能还比较好。他们有点先上车后补票的嫌疑。

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