Talk of the town

Talk of the town 意為「街談巷議的話題或人物;眾人談論的話題或人物」,是個頗為古老的慣用語,早在 1600 年代中期就有人在使用。它被發現出現在英國日記作家塞繆爾‧皮普斯 (Samuel Pepys) 1661 年所寫的日記中。

例句:

  • The new fountain in the square is the talk of the town. (廣場上的新噴水池成了街談巷議的焦點)
  • How did you not hear about the fire at the shopping mall last night? It’s the talk of the town! (你怎麼沒聽說那家賣場昨晚發生火災?那是大家談論的話題!)
  • Tom was the talk of the town after leading his students to a world championship. (湯姆在率領他的學生前進到世界錦標賽之後成為眾人談論的焦點人物)