―from "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata
Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, told Bloomberg that thawing the frozen credit markets is "the single most important thing" as Mr. Obama enters the White House.
Putin Warns West Against Expecting Easier Time with Medvedev
In talks with German Chancellor Merkel, Russian President Putin
warned the West against expecting a thaw in relations with Moscow
under his successor, Dimitry Medvedev.
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The Fed dramatically increased the amount of money it will create out of thin air to thaw frozen credit markets.
out of thin air
I can't come up with £10 000 out of thin air - it'll take a while to find that kind of money.
ground (LAND) Show phonetics
1 the ground the surface of the Earth:
I sat down on the ground.
2 [U] soil:
The ground was frozen hard and was impossible to dig.
3 [C] an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity:
a football/training ground
ground Show phonetics
1 [T always passive] If a ship is grounded, it cannot move because it has hit solid ground:
The oil tanker was grounded on a sandbank.
2 [T often passive] If aircraft are grounded, they are prevented from flying or forbidden to fly:
The snowstorm meant that all planes were grounded.
grounds Show phonetics
the gardens and land that surround a building and are often enclosed by a wall or fence:
We went for a walk around the hospital grounds.
See also grounds.
Pronunciation: (boi'lur-plāt"), [key]
1. plating of iron or steel for making the shells of boilers, covering the hulls of ships, etc.
a. syndicated or ready-to-print copy, used esp. by weekly newspapers.
b. trite, hackneyed writing.
3. the detailed standard wording of a contract, warranty, etc.
4. Informal.phrases or units of text used repeatedly, as in correspondence produced by a word-processing system.
5. frozen, crusty, hard-packed snow, often with icy patches. Also,boil'er plate".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.boiler・plate （契約書などの）決まり文句; 〔話〕 【コンピュータ】ボイラプレート, （ワープロ作成の通信文などの）反復使用語句.
━━ n., v. 雪［霜］解け（する，の陽気になる）; （冷凍ものが）戻る, 解凍する; 暖まる, 暖める ((out)); 打解け（てく）る, 打解けさせる.
verb [I or T]
to (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature:
Allow the meat to thaw properly before cooking it.
The sun came out and thawed the ice.
It's beginning to thaw (= The weather is warm enough for snow and ice to melt).
the thaw noun [S]
a period of warmer weather when snow and ice begin to melt:
The thaw has set in early this year.
thaw (BECOME FRIENDLY) Show phonetics
to become friendlier or more relaxed:
The report shows that relations between the two enemies may be thawing.
thaw Show phonetics
an increase in friendliness:
There are signs of a thaw in relations between the two countries.