2018年3月18日 星期日

stymie, under one's belt

另外例子:2007.7.20
How does the project manager avoid the second-system effect?
By insisting on a senior architect who has at least two systems under his belt.

(from The Mythical Man-Month, p.58)

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stymie
ˈstʌɪmi/
verb
informal
  1. prevent or hinder the progress of.

    "the changes must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments"

under one's belt

Experienced or achieved, as in Once a medical student has anatomy under her belt, she'll have much less to memorize. This metaphoric expression likens food that has been consumed to an experience that has been digested. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms

另外一辭典說法:


have sth under your belt

to have learned or succeeded in something which might be a benefit in the future:
Basic computer skills are a good thing to have under your belt.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)




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