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一分钟英语:Big Fish in a Small Pond
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一分钟英语:Big Fish in a Small Pond

English in a Minute – Big Fish in a Small Pond:小地方的大人物

Welcome to English in a Minute.

A pond is a small body of water. They often have fish in them.

So, what could this mean?

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Jonathan, Jackie got a promotion! But it's in New York City.

Um, what do you mean by "but?" That sounds great!

She lives in a small town and likes being a big fish in a small pond.

That's true. New York City is definitely not a small pond.

"A big fish in a small pond" describes a person who's considered important within a small group. Some people like feeling this way.

But be careful. This expression can be an insult.

And that's English in a Minute!

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