2017年5月9日 星期二

flub, flufff, non grata, persona non grata, bungle, rub the wrong way



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They announced the wrong best picture! How could it happen?
USATODAY.COM

What good is political science if it flubs the biggest development in American politics in decades?

The most influential political-science book in recent memory is being put to…
ECON.ST

from the Fringe | 06.12.2008

Young German Adults Fight the Fluff

Young adults are taking the offensive against undesirable body hair, according to a study of 314 students conducted by the University of Leipzig.

Hasbro Learns to Spell B-O-T-C-H


The maker of Monopoly and Scrabble flubs its move onto Facebook when replacing a popular knockoff



Indian Bride Ditches Groom After He Flubs Math Test at Their Wedding


The relationship just didn't add up
TIME.COM

Israel declares Günter Grass persona non grata

Israel has barred Nobel laureate Günter Grass from entering the country,
after the author wrote a poem in which it is depicted as endangering global
peace. Grass says he is a friend to Israel despite his comments.

Flubs Are Rubbing Some Republicans the Wrong Way

Presidential candidates are confounding a party accustomed to taking pride in its foreign policy.

Legislators prod Wu on festival furor

Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday gave conditional backing to a Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus proposal to declare Chinese official Jiang Ping (江平) persona non grata because of his actions at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the weekened. Ahead of the opening ...FULL STORY


若情節重大得將劉姍姍宣告為「不受歡迎人物」 (persona non grata),要她自行離境



TV Times (Brisbane): Sullivan twitches. He mumbles. He flubs (1969).



non grata,
adj.
Not welcome; not approved: The aide, having been declared non grata, was epelled from the country.

[From PERSONA NON GRATA.]

persona non grata
pəˌsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə,pəˌsəʊnə nəʊn ˈɡrɑːtə/
noun
  1. an unacceptable or unwelcome person.
    "Nabokov was persona non grata with the regime"


flub
(flŭb) Informal.
tr.v., flubbed, flub·bing, flubs.
To botch; bungle.

n.
The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "Their literature leans toward a comedy of small social flubs and withered chastity" (James Wolcott).



noun

[Origin unknown.]
flubber flub'ber n.
v. tr. - 做得不佳, 弄糟
n. - 失策

日本語 (Japanese)
v. - 失敗する, しくじる
n. - ぶざまな失敗, へま




flubLine breaks: flub

North American informal



Definition of flub in English:

verb (flubsflubbingflubbed)

[WITH OBJECT]
Botch or bungle (something):she glanced at her notes and flubbed her lines

noun

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A thing badly or clumsily done; a blunder:the textbooks are littered with flubs

Origin

1920s: of unknown origin.
bungle
(bŭng'gəlpronunciation

v.-gled-gling-glesv.intr.
To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.

v.tr.
To handle badly; botch. See synonyms at botch.

n.
A clumsy or inept performance; a botch: made a bungle of the case due to inexperience.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
bungler bun'gler n.
bunglingly bun'gling·ly adv.




[動](自)(他)ぶざま[無器用]にやる, へまなやり方をする;やりそこなう.
━━[名]
1 無器用[ぶざま]に作られた物.
2 へま, しくじり, 失策, 不手ぎわ
make a bungle of ...
…でへまをやる.
-gler

[名]無器用者;へまな職人.



rub the wrong way
Irritate, annoy, as in His remarks about welfare rubbed a great many people the wrong way. This idiom alludes to rubbing an animal's fur in the wrong direction. [Mid-1800s] Also see ruffle someone's feathers.



fluff (FAIL) Show phonetics
verb [T] (US ALSO flub) INFORMAL
to fail something or do it badly:
I fluffed my driving test three times before I finally got it.
All the time I was acting with him, I never once heard him fluff his lines (= say something wrong when acting).

fluff (SOFT MASS) Show phonetics
noun [U]
small loose bits of wool or other soft material, or the down (= soft new hairs) on a young animal:
He brushed the fluff off his coat.

fluffy Show phonetics
adjective
1 soft and woolly or furry:
fluffy toys

2 light and full of air:
Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.

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