Welcome to English @ the Movies, where we teach you American English heard at the movies.
Today's phrase is "time bomb," from the movie The Big Short. It is about a financial crisis that led to huge losses in banks and housing. Let's take a look. Watch for the phrase "time bomb."
今天的词组是time bomb，出自电影《大空头》，电影讲述导致银行和房地产业损失巨大的一次金融危机。看电影选段，找出词组time bomb。
So what does that mean? Is a "time bomb" A) a bomb that will go off at a set time or B) a kind of clock? Listen again and see if you are correct.
A "time bomb" is one that explodes on a timer. The movie talks a crisis that will explode, not in actual bomb. A time bomb ticks or makes a clicking sound, building tension. People can be time bombs too. Worry builds up and they can explode by yelling or using bad language.
And that is English @ the Movies. I'm Ambor.