2012年4月2日 星期一

over the top 誇張;過頭;言過其實

Over the top超過正常的程度或一般預期,以致於讓人感到誇張極端

Over the top可以用在很多地方,像是言論,有些商人對產品的功效說的天花亂墮,這時可以說他們「make over the top claims about something」。

或是形容表演:The singer's performances are always over the top.

也可以形容一個人的服裝造型大膽:He has always had an independent style, but don't you think purple spiky hair is a bit over the top?

Over the top也可以縮寫為OTT來使用,唸法就是「歐踢踢」:His reaction was a bit OTT.

跟over the top相關的字是overboard,同指超過合理的限度太過頭了
例如:He doesn't drink often, but when he does, he tends to go a bit overboard.
或:She went overboard with the decorations.

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