By ELLEN BARRY
What a mess! Experts ponder space junk problem (VERONIKA OLEKSYN)
Mr. Lilien said the BrownCo and Harrisdirect pacts put E*Trade on stronger footing. "These two deals have done what would have taken many years to accomplish with organic growth," he said. "They make us a hell of a lot more competitive."
What is gospel truth is that Hello Kitty's company, Sanrio Ltd., is worth half a billion dollars and stands as living proof that it is possible to make, if not a silk purse out of a sow's ear, a hell of a lot of money out of licensing a pussy cat.
discharge, pellet, pistol
Many emergency room patients are discharged without understanding how to care for themselves once they get home, researchers say.
- Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal. [quotations ▼]
- Horrifyingly shocking. [quotations ▼]
- Extremely bad.
- The play was simply ghastly.
本blog已收近7應用例 :discharge was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
1 a small hard ball or tube-shaped piece of any substance:
2 the excrement of particular animals:
3 small metal objects that are shot from some types of gun:
a pellet gun
made into a pellet:
pelleted animal feed
pelleted chicken manure
pelleted seeds (= covered with a special substance to make them into pellets)pistol
a small gun which is held in and fired from one hand:
a loaded pistol
an automatic pistol
Hazard: The air pistols can accidentally discharge, posing a risk of serious injury if the air pistol is loaded and pointed at the user or another person when it discharges.
Incidents/Injuries: Umarex USA has received one report of an injury involving the recalled air pistols. The pistol reportedly fired a pellet unexpectedly and struck the user in the lower leg causing swelling.
Description: The recall involves the RWS—5G Magnum Air Pistol. The air pistols, which are used for target and recreational shooting, use spring air to fire pellets. The air pistols are black and measure 17 ¾ x 6 inches. “RWS Diana P5 Magnum” is printed on the top of the air pistol. Serial numbers 03316930 through 03344312 are included in this recall and are stamped on the left side of the air pistol’s barrel.---
(also the hell)hell of a, helluva INFORMAL
extremely, or extremely big:
It's a/one hell of a big decision to take.
The house was in a/one hell of a mess.
1 [S or U] Something or someone that is a mess or is in a mess, looks dirty or untidy:
He makes a terrible mess when he's cooking.
Jem's house is always in a mess.
Go and clear up that mess in the kitchen.
Ian can't stand mess.
I look a mess - I can't go out like this!
My hair's such a mess today!
2 [S] a situation that is full of problems:
She said that her life was a mess.
I got myself into a mess by telling a lie.
The company's finances are in a mess.
3 [S] a person whose life is full of problems they cannot deal with:
After the divorce he was a real mess and drinking too much.
4 [C] an animal's excrement:
Fido left another mess on the carpet.
1 [T] MAINLY US (UK mess up) INFORMAL to make something untidy:
Don't you dare mess my hair!
2 [I] to leave excrement somewhere:
Next door's dog has messed on our steps again!
a messy kitchen
His bedroom's always messy.
2 producing or causing dirt and untidiness:
Eating spaghetti can be a messy business.
Vicky cooks really well but she's rather messy.
3 describes a situation that is confused and unpleasant:
A war will be a long and messy business.
They had a bitter, messy divorce.