Following the ban on smoking in bars that came into effect in France in
February, the French government says it’s going to pass measures to curb
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The sell-off in commodities
When he asked Congress in June for the power to seize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Treasury Secretary said that "if you've got a bazooka, and people know you've got it, you may not have to take it out."
Well, Mr. Paulson pulled the trigger last weekend, putting the two mortgage giants under government control. And Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing in his DealBook column in The New York Times, suggests his bazooka was a kind of self-fulfulling prophecy.
US Military Dictionary: bazookan. a short-range tubular rocket launcher used against tanks.
At other times, cultural expectations and personal preferences reinforce each other. The hope that a wild session might “reveal new things about myself” or “allow me to act completely out of character” is widely echoed in literature, pop culture and drinking lore. If the research is a guide, those hopes should be self-fulfilling at some level.
Unless, that is, the binge goes beyond any reasonable definition of excess. Then the amount of tequila consumed matters very much — and poison is poison in any culture.
When People Drink Themselves Silly, and Why
binge drinking（狂飲）binge eating noun [U]
eating a lot of food, especially without being able to control yourself
noun [C] INFORMAL
an occasion when an activity is done in an extreme way, especially eating, drinking or spending money:
a drinking/eating/spending binge
The annual office binge (= party) is in December.
He went on a five day drinking binge.
verb [I] bingeing or binging INFORMAL
to eat a lot of something:
I tend to binge on chocolate when I'm watching TV.
Fulfillment house and fulfillment center (in British English: fulfilment house and fulfilment centre) are modern terms for a packing warehouse. The terms were coined in the middle of the 1990s, and "fulfilment centre" is usually used about an in-house packing warehouse, while "fulfilment house" tends to be used about companies that specialise in warehousing and packing for others.
self-fulfilling Show phonetics
happening because it is expected to happen:
Pessimism is self-fulfilling - expect the worst and it happens.━━ a. 自己達成しつつある; 予言どおりになる.
self-fulfilling prophecy 信じたとおりになった予言.
A prediction that is confirmed solely because it was suggested.
For example, potential spectators may not go to view a match because they have heard it will not be well supported.