2017年3月3日 星期五

hold a candle to, blow the whistle on sb/sth

2017.3  "If it ain’t broke, don’t remake it."


2008"談日本企業精神大不如前,導致員工看不下去,打破以前對公司忠誠的習慣,開始公開舉發公司舞弊內情(blow the whistle)。這篇是:Scandles Erode the Loyalty of Japanese 'Salarymen,' by Martin Fackler. "http://blog.xuite.net/brooks5150/nyt/17826520

In Shift for Japan, Salarymen Blow the Whistle



An expression describing a person or thing that is distinctly inferior to someone or something else: “Senator Nelson is extremely knowledgeable, but as a speaker, he can't hold a candle to Senator Delano.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition.

blow the whistle on 〔俗〕 …を密告する; 〔話〕 …に(止めるように)警告を発する.

blow the whistle on sb/sth
informal

to cause something bad that someone is doing to stop, especially by bringing it to the attention of other people

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