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Support a Family

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The prospective1 father-in-law asked, "Young man, can you support a family?"
 
The surprised groom-to-be replied, "Well, no I was just planning to support your daughter. The rest of you will have to fend2 for yourselves."



  
1 prospective     
adj.预期的,未来的,前瞻性的
参考例句:
  • The story should act as a warning to other prospective buyers.这篇报道应该对其他潜在的购买者起到警示作用。
  • They have all these great activities for prospective freshmen.这会举办各种各样的活动来招待未来的新人。


  • 2 fend     
    v.照料(自己),(自己)谋生,挡开,避开
    参考例句:
  • I've had to fend for myself since I was 14.我从十四岁时起就不得不照料自己。
  • He raised his arm up to fend branches from his eyes.他举手将树枝从他眼前挡开。



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