2014年9月2日星期二

hardest-drinking, booze bender, in (one's) cups, shell out, epic , outlay


If the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has his way, booze will be banned in India's hardest-drinking state within a decade. At 8.3 litres of alcohol per citizen per year, its rate of consumption is the highest in India http://econ.st/1nPhmZZ


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.

《英對照讀新聞》£204k on a booze bender ’worth it’ 一場縱飲狂歡花20萬4000英鎊「值得」
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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.
倫敦外匯交易員艾力克斯.霍普一夜狂歡喝酒喝掉20萬4000英鎊,慶祝他躋身百萬富翁之列,他向「太陽報」說,他不後悔,因為他幾天內就能把這筆錢賺回來。

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.
這是英國最貴的酒吧帳單。這筆龐大開支包括花12萬5000英鎊開一瓶全球最貴的香檳。他另外還花了6萬多英鎊在其他飲料,以及1萬8540英鎊的服務費。

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."
但是,這名住在倫敦船塢區的23歲青年才俊強調,他不是愛炫耀的人。他說:「我很不好意思,因為這讓我看起來很招搖,其實我不是。」

"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."
「而是我曾向自己承諾,成為百萬富翁時,要狂歡一夜。我努力工作讓我花得起這樣的錢,所以,為何不呢?我一天就能賺到5萬英鎊。」



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booze[booze]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[búːz]

((略式))[名]
1 [U]アルコール飲料, 酒;((米))ウイスキー
a booze fighterfreak, artist
大酒飲み
on the booze
酒びたりで;酔っぱらって
hit the booze
((米俗))酒を飲む.
2 [U][C]酒宴.
━━[動](他)(自)((進行形で))(長期にわたって)大酒を飲む((away, up)).
[中オランダ語から]
epic

 (ĕp'ĭk) pronunciation
n.

  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
  2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
  3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of the Old West.
adj.
  1. Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
  2. 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).
  3. 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。)



bender
n.
  1. One that bends: a bender of iron bars; a bender of the truth.
  2. Slang. A spree, especially a drinking spree.俚語,大肆喝酒狂歡。

in (one's) cups
  1. Intoxicated; drunk.