2017年5月28日 星期日

mislay, visibility, high-vis, lay bare sth






In Havana, Castro’s Death Lays Bare Generation Gap

In hearing about Mr. Castro’s death, many older Cubans went into mourning, but younger people were generally indifferent.


TAIWAN MISLAYS $30M IN FOREIGN AID
Taiwan's government said on Friday that it had lost track of $30m in foreign aid after it handed the money to two men it barely knew hoping they could help establish diplomatic ties with Papua New Guinea.




Hungary lays bare EU East-West split




CBS to Lay Bare Its Plans

The "skin" video-ad format, in which an ad appears in a graphic surrounding the window where the video plays, is getting a boost from CBS.



Bill Gross, who manages the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Company, said he thinks the Treasury will probably need to buy as much as $30 billion of preferred shares in both Fannie and Freddie by the end of next month, Bloomberg News wrote.

Referring to Henry Paulson, the former Goldman Sachs chief executive who is now the Treasuary secretary, he said, "Paulson can play this game for as long as he wants, but the end is becoming visible."



high-vis
adjective
informal
adjective: hi-vis
  1. short for high-visibility.
    "railway workers in high-vis jackets"

visible 
adjective
1 able to be seen:
You should wear something light-coloured when you're cycling at night so that you're more visible.
The writing on the tombstone was barely visible.
There are few visible signs of the illness that kept her in hospital for so long.
The comet should be visible to the naked eye.

2 able or tending to attract public attention and be noticed:
In a very short period of time, she has become a highly visible national leader.

visibly 
adverb
in a way that can be noticed; obviously:
The Princess, visibly moved, kept her head bowed during the ceremony.

visibility 
noun [U]
1 how clearly objects can be seen, or how far you can see clearly, usually because of the weather conditions:
Mist is still causing poor visibility - down to five metres in parts of the south-east.

2 the degree to which something is seen by the public:
The increasing visibility of the nation's poor and homeless has forced the government into taking action.

lay bare sth
to make something known:
It's been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend.



mislay
verb [T] mislaid, mislaid
to lose something temporarily by forgetting where you have put it:
Could I borrow a pen? I seem to have mislaid mine.

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