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借口
Simplified 借口
Traditional 借口
Pin Yin
jie4 kou3
English
  • to use as an excuse
  • on the pretext
  • [Law] pretence
Examples:
1. 站不住脚的借口 [薄弱的论据]
A flimsy excuse [argument]
2. 鲍勃把下雨当作借口而不去上学。
Bob seized on the rain as an excuse for missing school.
3. 借口推辞邀请
Find a pretext to refuse an invitation
4. 他总是找借口
He is always making pretences.
5. 他找借口故意在楼梯口上磨磨蹭蹭。
He made excuses to linger on the stairs.
6. 我正在绞尽脑汁找借口
My ingenuity is on the rack to find a good excuse.
7. 借口
On [under] the plea of [that]...
8. 借口逃避
Take shelter in evasion(s)
9. 那只是借口,勇敢一点实话实说。
That's just a cop-out. Just be brave and tell the truth.
10. 我们是否应该注意产品显现出的人格特性,即胜任工作、乐于助人,或者抱怨或唠叨,强迫或者找借口
We should thus pay real attention to the “personality” projected by our software. Is it quietly competent and helpful, or does it whine, nag, badger, and make excuses?