2017年7月25日 星期二

prattle, in person, press the flesh, in the flesh, project the ego,


Many companies unconsciously identify leadership skills with extroversion—that is, a willingness to project the ego, press the flesh and prattle on in public



The drawing of Sarah Brown looks nothing like her. She comes across as far more narrow-faced than in the flesh and in need of urgent dental and hair treatment in the caricature.
莎拉布朗的畫像一點都不像她。這張人物漫畫中的她,看起來臉比本人還要窄,而且牙齒和頭髮都亟需好好整理。◎管淑平



Japan Apologizes for Bataan Death March
ABC News - USA
By VIJA UDENANS The Japanese ambassador to the United States apologized in person today to the 73 surviving POWs of the Bataan Death March in the ...


As Anheuser-Busch's directors prepare for their first in-person board meeting since InBev unveiled its $46.4 billion takeover bid last week, the independent directors have decided against hiring outside advisers, people involved in the deliberations told DealBook.



prattle
ˈprat(ə)l/
verb
  1. 1.
    talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.
    "she began to prattle on about her visit to the dentist"
noun
  1. 1.
    foolish or inconsequential talk.
    "do you intend to keep up this childish prattle?"



if politicians or famous people press the flesh, they shake hands with the public 

in person 自分で, 本人自ら.




in person
If you do something or go somewhere in person, you do it or go there yourself:
If you can't be there in person, the next best thing is watching it on TV.
Also, in the flesh. In one's physical presence, as in He applied for the job in person, or I couldn't believe it, but there she was, in the flesh. The first expression dates from the mid-1500s. The variant, from the 1300s, was long used to allude to the bodily resurrection of Jesus, but later acquired its looser meaning. Charles Dickens has it in Our Mutual Friend (1865): "The minutes passing on, and no Mrs. W. in the flesh appearing."
in the flesh:名詞片語,親自、本人。例句:Have you ever seen any movie star in the flesh?(你見過哪個電影明星本人嗎?)

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