The Big Game Battle
Microsoft's blockbuster videogame "Halo 4" hits the shelves a week before a new version of "Call of Duty" in an epic fight for attention and sales.
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|"... they're great friends. Everyone, that is, except Bogey." Shortly before, Huston remembered, Bogart had gone on a gigantic bender in Paris. He and his wife, Lauren Bacall, both in their cups, were riding down the Champs-Élysees in a horse-drawn coach. "Suddenly ..."|
She even shared tips on that perennial conundrum of the cash-strapped young person: how to serve cheap booze to guests without them knowing any better.
City currency trader Alex Hope who blew ￡204000 a night on drinks to celebrate becoming a millionaire told The Sun he has no regrets--because he can earn that in days.
It is the most expensive bar bill in the UK. The epic outlay included ￡125000 on a bottle of the world’s priciest bubbly. He also shelled out over ￡60000 on other drinks and paid an ￡18540 service charge.
But the 23-year-old young whiz kid, who lives in London’s Docklands, insists he is not a show-off. He said："I was embarrassed because it made me look flash and really I’m not."
"But I promised myself when I became a millionaire I would have a night out. I’ve worked hard to afford it. So why not? I can earn ￡50000 a day."
1 [U]アルコール飲料, 酒；((米))ウイスキー
- An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
- A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
- A series of events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of the Old West.
- Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
- Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size: "A vast musical panorama . . . it requires an epic musical understanding to do it justice" (Tim Page).
- Heroic and impressive in quality: "Here in the courtroom . . . there was more of that epic atmosphere, the extra amperage of a special moment" (Scott Turow).
[From Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos, word, song.]epically ep'i·cal·ly adv.
outlay：名詞，花費、開支。例句：The outlay on groceries costs most of my weekly income.（日常用品的花費佔掉我每週收入的一大半。）
shell out：動詞片語，付錢。例句：The young man had a car accident after all-night bender and he had to shell out $2000 for car repairs.（這個年輕人喝酒狂歡一整夜後發生車禍，得花2000美元修車。）
- One that bends: a bender of iron bars; a bender of the truth.
- Slang. A spree, especially a drinking spree.俚語，大肆喝酒狂歡。
in (one's) cups
- Intoxicated; drunk.