"If I call someone and a girl answers, I have to apologize. It’s a huge deal. It is a violation of the house."
ENAD AL-MUTAIRI , on the religious and cultural demands of Saudi Arabia, the Muslim world’s most conservative society.
a huge deal 意思可能是"事大"....
"To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also."
- Igor Stravinsky
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) is famous for pampering its employees, but some shareholders feel like they're getting a raw deal.
bad or unfair treatment:
He said that many children in the city's schools were getting/being given a raw deal by being taught in classes that were too large.
merit Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
1 FORMAL the quality of being good and deserving praise:
an entertaining film with little artistic merit
Her ideas have merit.
Brierley's book has the merit of being both informative and readable.
2 the merits of sth the advantages something has compared to something else:
We discussed the merits of herbal tea.
verb [T] FORMAL
If something merits a particular treatment, it deserves or is considered important enough to be treated in that way:
This plan merits careful attention.
The accident merited only a small paragraph in the local paper.
meritorious Show phonetics
deserving great praise:
an award for meritorious service
to listen to good advice and be influenced by it:
Friends tried to persuade them to change their minds, but neither man would listen to reason.
- The act or a round of apportioning or distributing.
- Distribution of playing cards.
- The cards so distributed; a hand.
- The right or turn of a player to distribute the cards.
- The playing of one hand.
- An indefinite quantity, extent, or degree: has a great deal of experience.
- An agreement often arranged secretly, as in business or politics.
- A business transaction.
- An agreement, especially one that is mutually beneficial. See synonyms at bargain.
- Informal. A sale favorable especially to the buyer; a bargain.
- Informal. Treatment received: a raw deal; a fair deal.