1 for 2 as president

Edward Liu

New Member
Chinese
Today,I listened to the speech President Obama made in the Notre Dame University.In his speech there is a place I don't quite understand.The following are what he said and the bold part is the very place.
"Thank you for the honorary degree that I've received. I know it has not been without controversy. I don't know if you're aware of this, but these honorary degrees are apparently pretty hard to come by. So far I'm only 1 for 2 as president. "
 
  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    He was making a sly, humorous reference to the fact that Arizona State University invited him to be their commencement speaker, but refused to give him an honorary degree because they claimed he had not had sufficient achievements in his career.
     

    Edward Liu

    New Member
    Chinese
    Thank you,GreenWhiteBlue,I don't associate the sentence with such a backdrop,so I can't quite understand about it.Now I'm clear.Thanks!
     
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