Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Poisoned chalice (n) 轻松学习英语单词系列 – Poisoned chalice（名词）
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Poisoned chalice (n) （名词）
Phonetics 音标: [ pɔɪ.zənd ˈtʃæl.ɪs ]
Something that seems attractive when first received but becomes unpleasant.
In Part 分解部份:
poison + ed + chalice
poison + (adj) + wine cup + (n)
毒物 +（形容词）+ 酒杯 +（名词）
Poisoned chalice is a noun phrase. Picture this: A beautiful wine cup holding aromatic wine. The whole picture looks very good and tempting for you to pick up the cup and drink the wine. Yet, if the wine is poisonous, then this gives the true meaning of the phrase of Poisoned chalice **: Something that seems attractive when first received but becomes unpleasant.
Poisoned chalice是一个名词短语。你可以在脑中想象一下：一个漂亮的酒杯，内里盛载着芳香的酒。整个画面看起来非常好，很诱人，您很想拿起杯子喝杯中的酒。但如果葡萄酒是有毒的，那么这才是Poisoned chalice的真实含义：刚收到时看起来很吸引人但却很快便变得令人不愉快的东西。
I do not think that my offer should be viewed as a poisoned chalice.
With the onset challenges, he feels that this ostensible promotion is a poisoned chalice.
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