THERE WAS a telling juxtaposition of headlines from Russia yesterday. On one side you had President Dmitry Medvedev claiming a "sphere of influence" outside Russian borders and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warning the West not to arm Georgia. On the other side, you had the murder of Magomed Yev...
(The Washington Post)
“I’m coming to you as an optimistic fellow,” he told the Economic Club of New York on Friday. His manner — chortling and joshing — was in odd juxtaposition to the Fed’s bailing out the imploding Bear Stearns and his own acknowledgment that “our economy obviously is going through a tough time,” that gas prices are spiking, and that folks “are concerned about making their bills.”
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on (NOT STOPPING)
continuing or not stopping:
If her phone's engaged, keep on trying.
Stop talking and get on with your work.
If Elise would just hang on (= wait) a little longer she'd certainly get the promotion.
The noise just went on and on (= continued for a long time) and I thought it would never stop.
The grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence).
chortle Show phonetics
to laugh, showing pleasure and satisfaction, often at someone else's bad luck:
She chortled with glee at the news.
chortle Show phonetics
I thought I heard a chortle at the back of the room.
josh Show phonetics
verb [I or T] INFORMAL
to joke, often with the intention of annoying someone in a playful way:
They were always joshing him about his bald head.
to put things which are not similar next to each other:
The exhibition juxtaposes Picasso's early drawings with some of his later works.
━━ vt. 並置［列］する.
juxtaposition noun [U]
the juxtaposition of two very different culturesbail sb/sth out (HELP), UK ALSO bale sb out phrasal verb [M]
to help a person or organization that is in difficulty, usually by giving or lending them money:
She keeps running up huge debts and asking friends to bail her out.
noun [C usually singular] MAINLY US
Three years of huge losses forced the bank to seek a government bailout.
The Clinton administration last winter assembled the $50 billion emergency bailout package to ease a financial crisis in Mexico.