鶴立雞群 (he4 li4 ji1 qun2)
英文也有兩句類似的句子。第一個是「a cut above the rest」；第二個是「a big fish in a small pond」。之所以與「鶴立雞群」相似，是因為兩個英文句子都指某人在團體中比同儕更有成就或更有能力。然而，雖然第一句「a cut above the rest」的確講的就是鶴立雞群，第二句「a big fish in a small pond」則稍微帶有貶義，因為句子裡的小池塘其實就暗示著這個團體太小了，蜀中無大將，廖化才作得了先鋒。另外，第一句的「a cut above」可用來指稱一個東西、一個地方、或一個點子，並不限制只能講人。(台北時報詹豐造譯）
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B : Oh, we stayed in a lovely five-star hotel with a view over the harbor.
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A: Turkey? Isn’t that dangerous?
B: You can’t think like that. Otherwise, you’d never step out of the front door.
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B: What breed is he?
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