a mess of pottage

 
       
  • 牺牲重大利益获得的物质利益, 眼前的小利

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  1. It was said that by joining the Common Market Britain would be giving away her national rights and advantages for a mess of pottage.
    据说英国参加共同市场是为了一碗红豆汤而损害国家的利益。
  2. The Russians have long regretted selling Alaska to Americans for a mess of pottage.
    俄国人对把阿拉斯加廉价割让给美国人一直感到懊悔。
  3. The Russians have long regretted selling Alaska to the Americans for a mess of pottage.
    俄国人对把阿拉斯加廉价割让给美国人一直感到懊悔。
  4. The Russians have long regretted selling Alaska to me Americans for a mess of pottage.
    俄国人对把阿拉斯加廉价割让给美国人一直感到懊悔。
  5. In the Old Testament, the eldest son of Isaac and Rebecca who sold his birthright to his twin brother, Jacob, for a mess of pottage.
    以扫在《旧约》中是艾萨克和卢贝卡的长子,曾只为了一些浓汤把他的长子名份让给了他的孪生兄弟雅各
  6. Do you think I'll depart from my correct stand just for a mess of pottage? No, never.
    难道你认为我会因为一点点利益就改变我的立场吗?不,永远不会。

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