Translation of "Cinderella" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ S ] uk /ˌsɪn.dərˈel.ə/ us /-dəˈrel-/

a girl in a traditional story who was badly treated by her sisters but who met and married a prince


UK someone or something that is given little attention or care, especially less than they deserve

Mental health has long been considered the Cinderella of the health service. 长期以来,精神健康在公共医疗保健服务中一直被忽视。

US someone or something, especially a sports team, that achieves success when people think they are very unlikely to:

The Colts, with their "poor" defense, may prove to be the Cinderella team of the playoffs.

(Translation of “Cinderella” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)