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托福词汇之“运动寡妇Exercise widow”

  Exercise widow refers to a woman who spends little time with her husband because of his frequent and extended exercise sessions.

  “运动寡妇”是指因为老公频繁和长期进行锻炼而与之“聚少离多”的女性。

  The exercise widow often wakes to an empty bed—a sure sign of a morning workout—and may find dinner plans spoiled by a sudden avoidance of anything heavy before a night run.

  “运动寡妇”通常醒来就面对一张空空如也的床(这必定是丈夫晨练的标志),晚餐计划还可能因为老公夜跑前不想大吃大喝而突然取消。

  遇到对运动如此执着的老公,老婆也只有欲哭无泪吧,这位“运动寡妇”就很委屈:

  My husband...has become so obsessed with his exercise program that he has little time or energy for me. He goes to bed shortly after our children do and wakes up early to work out. I have talked to him about this. He makes an attempt to be with me, but then goes back to his routine.

  我老公…对健身计划是如此沉迷,他既没时间也没精力和我相处。我们的孩子上床睡觉后不久,他就跟着睡了,然后第二天早早起床进行晨练。我和他谈过此事,他试图努力腾出时间和我相处,不过此后就又固态萌发了。

  The male equivalent is, of course, the exercise widower.

  当然啦,若是有相同境遇的男子,则称为“运动鳏夫”。

  For Example:

  My fella just puts up with being an exercise widower now, although it's taken some time for him to accept that.

  现在,虽然我同事正忍着当了个“运动鳏夫”,但他花了一段时间才接受了这个事实。

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