2016年7月9日 星期六

miscarriage, overboard, go overboard


Recent features have explored miscarriages of justice, environmental ruin and corruption

Chinese documentarians are giving voice to their fears. Outsiders may be…
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QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"When he went for that swim today, it didn’t surprise me at all."
PETER WAKEFIELD, a childhood friend, on Capt. Richard Phillips, who tried to escape his pirate captors by leaping overboard.



She said that smoking, chlamidial衣原體的 infections and increasing maternal age were stronger risk factors for miscarriage, and ones that women could do something about.
“Moderation in all things is still an excellent rule,” Dr. Westhoff said. “I think we tend to go overboard on saying expose your body to zero anything when pregnant. The human race wouldn’t have succeeded if the early pregnancy was so vulnerable to a little bit of anything. We’re more robust than that.”

overboard
adv.
Over or as if over the side of a boat or ship.
idiom:
go overboard
  1. To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.


go overboard
INFORMAL
to do something too much, or to be too excited or eager about something:
I don't suppose there'll be more than six people eating so I wouldn't go overboard with the food.


miscarriage

Pronunciation: /mɪsˈkarɪdʒ/  
 /ˈmɪskarɪdʒ/  

NOUN

1The spontaneous or unplanned expulsion of a fetus from the womb before it is able tosurvive independently:his wife had a miscarriage[MASS NOUN]: some pregnancies result in miscarriage
2An unsuccessful outcome of something planned:the miscarriage of the project

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