- 美[ ˈpɑːtɪdʒ]
Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a mess of pottage.
A nice mess of pottage was served at the beginning.
The child was eating pottage from a porringer.
The Russians have long regretted selling Alaska to the Americans for a mess of pottage.
I know him not should I meet him in my pottage dish.
Cynics will say that they have sold their liberties for a mess of pottage.
Voters have thrice said no to this mess of pottage.
Prettiness makes no pottage.
A choice of pottage ( thick soup ) or consomm é ( clear soup ).
浓汤(一般指蔬菜或菜肉浓汤 ) 或清汤 ( 一般指清炖肉汤或鸡茶 ) 任选一种.
Man sacrifices his individuality, his " birthright , " for a pottage of lentils.
B : Do you think I'll depart from my correct stand just for a mess of pottage?
难道你认为我会因为一点点利益就改变我的立场 吗 ?
1. a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat
2. thick (often creamy) soup
sell something for a mess of pottage
sell something for a ridiculously small amount