2017年5月10日 星期三

shortfall, fall short, up for grabs, windfall, waterfall and airfall

The Pretenders' 1979 rock anthem "Brass in Pocket" is, for many, a song that empowers women — but don't tell that to the woman who wrote it. NPR's David Green speaks with Chrissie Hynde about her new memoir. http://n.pr/1LfB7ZJ

The Pretenders founder discusses her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender. The book is about her life as a musician; "the rest of me," she says, "isn't really up for grabs."
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Golden Bear Still Up For Grabs in Crowded Field for Best Film

While 18 films are competing for the Berlinale's coveted Golden Bear, less
than a handful have emerged as favorites for the festival's top honors
after a ten-day movie marathon which fell short of expectations.

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Problems Persist With Red Cross Blood Services
Despite $21 million in fines since 2003 and repeated promises to improve the way it collects and processes blood, the American Red Cross continues to fall short.



Microsoft Revives Yahoo Fight

Microsoft reversed course, resuming its effort to team up with Yahoo. The software titan said it raised with Yahoo the possibility of a "transaction" that falls short of acquiring all of the Internet company.

Microsoft Revives Yahoo Fight, Considers More Limited Deal
Search-Ad Venture to Fend Off Google; Icahn Is Wild Card
By ROBERT A. GUTH, KEVIN J. DELANEY and MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG
Microsoft Corp. said it has resumed its effort to team up with Yahoo Inc. -- and reopened the door to the possibility of making a new bid for the Internet company.


Plan to Rebuild Penn Station Area Could Fail


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Plan to Rebuild Penn Station Area Could Fail
A proposal to turn the Farley Post Office, right, into a train station and rebuilt Garden faces a more difficult economy, logistical problems and shortfalls in financing.




Highway Fund Shortfall May Halt Road Projects

By DAVID STOUT and MATTHEW L. WALD
An important account in the federal Highway Trust Fund will run out of money this month, which could hamper road and bridge projects, the transportation secretary said.



shortfall

noun
  1. a deficit of something required or expected.

    "they are facing an expected $10 billion shortfall in revenue"


noun [C] 日本語 (Japanese) n. - 不足すること, 不足分, 不足額, 不足
an amount which is less than the level that was expected or needed:
The drought caused serious shortfalls in the food supply.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) -- Cell phone maker Motorola Inc. on Wednesday warned of a second-quarter profit and sales shortfall, blaming poor results in its mobile devices business in Asia and Europe.

windfall (UNEXPECTED MONEY)
noun [C] n. - 被風吹落的果子, 橫財
an amount of money that you win or receive from someone unexpectedly:
Investors each received a windfall of £3000.
The government is hoping to collect a windfall tax (= extra tax on a large unexpected company profit) from British Electric.


waterfall
noun [C]
water, especially from a river or stream, dropping from a higher to a lower point, sometimes from a great height


Airfall Crater Deposits on the Surface of Venus: Do We See Them in ...
The layered rocks seen at the Venera panoramas may be the airfall deposits derived
from impact crater ejecta.



up for grabs
phrase of grab
  1. 1.
    informal
    available.
    "a £1 million jackpot is up for grabs"

fall short
to fail to reach a desired or expected amount or standard, causing disappointment:
August car sales fell short of the industry's expectations.



fall short (of)




1(Of a missile) fail to reach its target.
1.1Be deficient or inadequate:the total vote fell short of the required two-thirds majority


shortfall
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noun [C] 不足(量・額) ((in, of)).
an amount which is less than the level that was expected or needed:
The drought caused serious shortfalls in the food supply.

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