- n.稻草; 麦秆; 吸管; 毫无价值的东西;
- 复数: straws;
a mattress filled with straw
I stumbled through mud to a yard strewn with straw.
Then came the recession. Revenues dropped, but the straw to break the camel's back was the war.
The floors are covered with woven straw mats.
He wore a straw hat to keep his balding head from getting sunburned.
She nestled the eggs safely in the straw in Jim's basket.
A straw poll conducted at the end of the meeting found most people agreed with Mr Forth.
I know that you'refloundering around, trying to grasp at any straw.
For him the Church's decision to allow the ordination of women had been the last straw.
I wouldn't be seen dead in a straw hat.
On top of the cupboards are vast straw baskets which Pat uses for dried flower arrangements.
The old peasant is twisting pieces of straw into a rope.
I sat on a bale of straw near the fire.
I don't care a straw for your opinions.
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
I took a straw poll among my colleagues to find out how many can use chopsticks.
The bumblebee sizzed right under his straw hat.
Glass should be packed in straw.
May I have a straw for my drink?
给我一根喝饮料的吸管好 吗 ?
The horses were crunching their straw at their manger.
He seems to be looking for a man of straw to belabour.
The straw mattresses are airing there.
The press saw the event as a straw in the wind that augured the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
It doesn't matter a straw.
The cart is piled high with straw.
He acted like a drowning man trying to catch at a straw.
The straw mattress needs to be aired.
1. plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
2. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
3. a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white
4. a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth
1. cover or provide with or as if with straw;
"cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
2. spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic);
"strew toys all over the carpet"
1. of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored
clutch (或 grasp, catch) at straws
be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation
draw the short straw
be the unluckiest of a group of people, especially in being chosen to perform an unpleasant task
the last (或 final) straw
a further difficulty or annoyance, typically minor in itself but coming on top of a whole series of difficulties, that makes a situation unbearable
his affair was the last straw.
a straw in the wind
a slight hint of future developments
straw in the wind
A slight hint of something to come.