One unnamed provincial first party secretary is quoted, by Vogel, as saying that Deng’s view of democracy was like Lord Ye’s view of dragons. “Lord Ye loved looking at a book with pretty pictures of dragons but when a real dragon appeared, he was terrified.” This well-known story about a mythical figure from China’s distant past is customarily told to draw attention to the inconsistency between words and actions.
GM Seeks Cuts at Opel
GM is preparing to disclose "horrendous" fourth quarter losses at its European Opel/Vauxhall unit and is demanding deep cuts from labor unions there.
Are Creative People More Dishonest?
In a series of studies, Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely found that inherently creative people tend to cheat more than noncreative people. Furthermore, they showed that inducing creative behavior tends to induce unethical behavior. It's a sobering thought in a corporate culture that champions out-of-the-box thinking.
U.N. peacekeepers dodge discipline in sex-abuse charges
Six years after the U.N. implemented a zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct by its peacekeepers, it's still struggling to persuade member states to investigate and discipline accused soldiers.
"It was horrendous, absolutely gruesome, terrible," passenger Jim Ford told Australian radio. "The worst experience of my life." Passenger Nigel Court said he was terrified to watch people not wearing seat belts — including his wife — fly upward. "She crashed headfirst into the roof above us," he told a reporter. "People were screaming," said Henry Bishop of Oxford, England. A Sri Lankan couple said they were thrown to the ceiling when their seat belts failed. "We saw our own deaths," said Sam Samaratunga, who was traveling with his wife Rani to their son's wedding. "We decided to die together and embraced each other."
Frugal Traveler The Grand Tour
By MATT GROSS
After 10 weeks of navigating Old Towns and inspecting fine restaurants, the Frugal Traveler escapes civilization for the deep forests of the Harz Mountains.
Some say the pub is in crisis. A few years ago, The Guardian reported that for the first time since the Norman Conquest fewer than half the villages of England have a pub. Chains of horrendous corporate-owned “vertical drinking establishments” — giant Identikit bars — threaten the real pubs, and the real pubs are mostly owned by equally horrendous “pubcos,” companies invented to dodge laws against brewing monopolies. Yet somehow real ale, championed by Camra (the Campaign for Real Ale), and real pubs do survive.
Details Emerge in Probe of UBS
UBS frequently teamed up with bankers in Liechtenstein to help clients dodge taxes, records show. Legal pressure on the Swiss bank increased as a former executive agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and cooperate in the U.S. probe.
1 [I or T] to avoid being hit by something by moving quickly to one side:
He dodged to avoid the hurtling bicycle.
2 [T] to avoid something unpleasant:
The minister dodged questions about his relationship with the actress.
noun [C] INFORMAL
a clever dishonest way of avoiding something:
They bought another car as a tax dodge (= a way to avoid paying tax).
a person who avoids doing what they should do:
a tax dodger (= someone who avoids paying tax).
- dɑ'dʒ | dɔ'dʒ
- dodges (複数形) • dodged (過去形) • dodged (過去分詞) • dodging (現在分詞) • dodges (三人称単数現在)
- on the dodge, （全1件）
1 （人・打撃などを避けるために）すばやく身をかわす, 巧みに体をかわす.
2 ごまかす, 言いのがれる.
1 〈人・打撃などを〉すばやく身をかわして避ける, 策略でのがれる, 〈問題点・質問などを〉巧みにそらす, ごまかす；［III doing］〈…することを〉のがれる
2 ((略式))巧妙な方策, ごまかし
a tax dodge
3 ((略式))（…のための）考案, 工夫((for ...)).
4 ((米俗))仕事, 職業.
on the dodge((英略式))不正をして, ごまかしをやって.
horrendous Show phonetics
extremely unpleasant or bad:
a horrendous accident/tragedy/crime
Conditions in the refugee camps were horrendous.
The firm made horrendous (= very big) losses last year.
horrendously Show phonetics
horrendously expensive clothes