2017年8月21日 星期一

maxed out, flyspeck, tomahawk

Trump is already on track to spend more on travel in a year than President Obama did in eight.

The agency has already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone.
VICE.COM


tomahawk or peace pipe

On August 15th 1959, The Economist red box masthead appeared for the first time on the cover of the newspaper. Designed by British engraver and typographer, Reynolds Stone, it replaced the Eric Gill's masthead that had graced the cover since 1937




That's why alarm bells would have sounded in Beijing on June 28 when the Tomahawk-laden 560-ft. U.S.S. Ohio popped up in the Philippines' Subic Bay. More alarms were likely sounded when the U.S.S. Michigan arrived in Pusan, South Korea, on the same day. And the Klaxons would have maxed out as the U.S.S. Florida surfaced, also on the same day, at the joint U.S.-British naval base on Diego Garcia, a flyspeck of an island in the Indian Ocean. In all, the Chinese military awoke to find as many as 462 new Tomahawks deployed by the U.S. in its neighborhood. "There's been a decision to bolster our forces in the Pacific," says Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "There is no doubt that China will stand up and take notice."








tomahawk

Line breaks: toma|hawk
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒməhɔːk/
NOUN
1A light axe used as a tool or weapon by American Indians.
1.1Australian/NZ A hatchet.

VERB

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Strike or cut with or as if with a tomahawk:I took a hammer from the drawer and tomahawked their dolls

Origin

early 17th century: from a Virginia Algonquian language.


max
Slang.
n.
The maximum: The car can seat five adults, but that's the max.

adj.
Maximal.

adv.
Maximally: We'll pay $250 max.

intr.v., maxed, max·ing, max·es.
  1. To reach one's limit, as of endurance or capability: The weightlifter maxed out at 180 kilograms.
  2. To reach a point from which no additional growth, improvement, or benefit is possible: The salary for this position maxes at $45,000.

fly·speck (flī'spĕk') pronunciation
n.
  1. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
  2. A minute or insignificant spot.
tr.v., -specked, -speck·ing, -specks.
  1. To mark or foul with flyspecks.
  2. Slang. To examine closely or in minute detail; scrutinize: "[The company's] performance will be flyspecked for clues as to how well it will do over the calendar year" (Harry A. Stark).