Once you're a parent, you're the ghost of your children's future.
1.鬼；鬼魂；幽灵 [C] the spirit of a dead person that a living person believes they can see or hear
He did not look like a ghost, more like someone's dotty father.
2.（尤指可怕事物的）记忆，回忆 [C] the memory of sth, especially sth bad
3.[sing.](ghost of sth.)隐约的一点点；（某物残留的）一丝，一点 [C] a very slight amount of sth that is left behind or that you are not sure really exists
There stirred far down within him the ghost of warmth, as from sparks lingering beneath a mound of flaky ash.
4.[sing.]（电视屏幕上的）重影 [C] a second image on a television screen that is not as clear as the first, caused by a fault
1.(= ghost write) 代人写作，为人捉刀；代笔 [I,T] ghostwrite
He was hired to ghost the memoirs of a famous executive.
2.【文】悄悄地行进 [I] to haunt like a ghost
He loaded his friends up with _____ stories.