WOULD the Labour Party really consider foisting a second unelected prime minister on Britain? Apparently so. Less than a year after Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair, the idea of installing a third front man has become thinkable for some of his erstwhile supporters. That it has come to this reflects the astonishing speed of Mr Brown's fall.
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16 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's wholesale inflation accelerated in December, putting pressure on companies to absorb higher costs or foist them onto consumers who ...
Meanwhile, Delphi's bankruptcy filing prompted ratings firm Standard & Poor's Corp. to lower its rating on former Delphi parent General Motors Corp. further below investment grade, citing potential supply issues and the large employee liabilities Delphi's filing could foist on it.
adjective [before noun] FORMAL
foist sth on/upon sb phrasal verb
to force someone to have or experience something they do not want:
I try not to foist my values on the children but it's hard.
|1. symbol of Great Britain: the personification and symbol of Great Britain, shown as a seated woman wearing a helmet and holding a trident|
Britannia was originally the Latin name that the Roman Empire gave to the island of Great Britain and its possessions. After the fall of the Roman Empire it had lost most symbolic meaning until the rise of British influence. Britannia had been renewed during the time of Queen Victoria,. Still depicted as a young woman with brown or golden hair, she kept her Corinthian helmet and her white robes, but now she held Poseidon’s three-pronged trident and often stood in the ocean, representing British naval power. She also usually held or stood beside a Greek hoplon shield, which sported the British Union Jack. At her feet was often the British Lion, the national animal of England. Britannia first appeared on the farthing in 1672, followed by the halfpenny later the same year under Charles II. Source Wikipedia
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|[Pre-12th century. <> Brit(t)annia]|
By STUART EMMRICH
London is once again back to being a vibrant, electric city one that more than lives up to the “Cool Britannia” nickname bestowed upon it by Tony Blair."Cool Britannia" は、一昨年５月に労働党が政権を取った頃に、流行した言葉 でした。
以法國企業達能公司(Danone SA)為例﹐它就與其印度合資夥伴Wadia Group產生了矛盾。這兩家公司在加爾各答合資創辦了糕點生產企
verb bit, bitten
1 [I or T] to use your teeth to cut into something or someone:
He bit into the apple.
An insect bit me on the arm.
He bites his fingernails.
2 [I] to have a bad or unpleasant effect:
Higher mortgage rates are beginning to bite.
3 [I] When a fish bites, it swallows the food on the hook at the end of a fishing line:
The fish aren't biting today.
4 [I] to show interest in buying something:
The new service is now available but clients don't seem to be biting.
bite Show phonetics
1 [C] when you bite something:
He took a bite (= bit a piece) out of the apple.
He had two bites (= bit two pieces) of apple.
2 [C] a sore place or injury where an animal or insect has bitten you
3 [S] when a fish bites the hook on the end of a fishing line and is caught
4 [U] If food has bite, it has a sharp or strong taste:
I like mustard with a bit of bite.
5 [U] a powerful effect:
This satire has (real) bite.
vt. (及物動詞 transitive verb)
vi. (不及物動詞 intransitive verb)
n. (名詞 noun)
━━ vi. かむ, かみつく ((at)); 刺す; 刺激する; 腐食する; 肌にしみる; えさに食いつく; 誘惑にのる; かみ合う; （車輪が）路面をとらえる; （悪い）影響を与える.
be bitten with [by] …に夢中になる.
bite away [off] かみ切る.
bite back （ことばを）のみ込む; しないでおく.
bite into …に食い込む.
bite one's nails くやしがる.
bite off more than one can chew 手に余る仕事を企てる.
bite on 熟考する; 取組む.
bite [kiss] the dust [ground] 〔俗〕 死ぬ; 〔俗〕 倒される; 負ける.
bite the hand that feeds one 飼い主の手をかむ, 恩をあだで返す.
Once bitten, twice shy. 〔ことわざ〕 あつものにこりてなますを吹く.
━━ n. ひとかみ［かじり］, ひと口; かみ［刺し］傷; （魚の）食い; 腐食; （風の）身を切るような冷たさ; から味, パンチ; 辛らつ; （歯車の）かみ合い; （刃の）食い込み.
bite and sup 大急ぎの食事.
put the bite on 〔米俗〕 （金を）ゆする, 強要する.
the tax bite 税控除.
bit・er ━━ n. かみつく犬; かむ人; 詐欺師 (The ～r (is) bit. だまそうとしてだまされる）.
bit・ing ━━ a. 刺すような, 鋭い; 腐食性の.