one, two, three ... 这些数字看似简单,其实也有很多延伸出来的、有趣的用法和意思。今天,我们就来谈谈数字one的一些表达吧。

1. number one 最重要的人(或事物);最好的人(或事物)

Many people consider themselves number one, the most important person.

2. look out for/ take care of number one 先为自己着想,照顾自己的利益,为自己打算

one and only


They are always looking out for number one and taking care of number one. It is as if they are the one and only person on Earth.

3. pull a fast one 欺骗, 捣鬼

Jim only won the game because he pulled a fast one on his opponent.

4. one in a million 百万分之一,凤毛麟角,百里挑一,佼佼者

She's one in a million.

5. at one time 同时,曾经

At one time we met frequently.

6. roll up into one 合为一体;兼于一身

She is a great person -- kind, thoughtful and intelligent -- all good qualities rolled up into one.

7. one good turn deserves another. 善须善报;要以德报德;好人应得好报。

If he does you a favor, you should do him a favor. One good turn deserves another.

8. be/go back to square one 退回起点,从头再来

His papers were lost in the accident, so he had to go back to square one with the work.