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Post time 2006-6-27 13:13:32 |Display all floors
John can be relied on. He eats no fish and plays the game.

What does "eat no fish" and "play the game" mean here?
They don't mean their literal meanings, do they?

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Post time 2006-6-27 13:59:34 |Display all floors

re: eat no fish and plays the game

eat no fish 出自于《圣经〉中的典故,意思是虔诚,诚实,正值,
plays the game 就是认真,踏实。

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Post time 2006-6-27 14:18:43 |Display all floors
谢谢!
真有这个故事? 可否说说?

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Post time 2006-6-27 14:41:08 |Display all floors

The rule of abstinence

Originally posted by whyhazel at 2006-6-27 14:18
谢谢!
真有这个故事? 可否说说?

NO. There was not such a story in the Bible.
That was during the reign of Elizabeth I (1533-1603),  papists (Roman Catholics) were opposed to the Government, and Protestants (the ones who broke out of the R. Catholics), to show their loyalty, refused to eat fish on Fridays to show they were not papists.  FYI = The no meat on Fridays rule is no longer being practised today in the Catholic Church, since 1970, I think. Prior to that R. Catholics were not allowed to eat meat, only fish, on Fridays.  [oh, Fish is not considered meat by Christians.]

[ Last edited by edchan at 2006-6-27 03:03 PM ]

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Post time 2006-6-27 14:57:12 |Display all floors
eat no fish
作诚实可靠的人
理解=>表达=》润色
understanding+expressing+polishing

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Post time 2006-6-27 15:13:00 |Display all floors
Thanks everyone!
I checked out some information about this allusion, and I think edchan is right about this.

All in all, thanks again.

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