2016年10月27日 星期四

pittance, vivid, Cut to the chase

Mr. Burrough spoke with many Bear executives and board members who described in vivid detail the week in March when Bear Stearns was ultimately forced to sell itself to JPMorgan Chase for a pittance.

cut to the chase
phrase of cut
  1. 1.
    NORTH AMERICANinformal
    come to the point.
    "cut to the chase—what is it you want us to do?"

Cut to the chase - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut_to_the_chase
Cut to the chase is a saying that means to get to the point without wasting time. The phrase originated from early silent films. It was a favorite of, and thought to have been coined by, Hal Roach Sr. (January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992).

Howard Chang

言歸正傳 Cut to the chase
我們下面要學的習慣用語是: Cut to the chase。很多人都知道chase這個詞解釋「追趕」。Cut to the chase這個習慣用語來自荷裡活電影。很多電影裏最精彩的片斷是跟蹤追擊的場面,不論是牛仔英雄縱馬追殺惡棍、還是警方飛車追捕逃犯的鏡頭,都相當扣人心弦,被認作是影片的重要環節。導演說: cut to the chase,也就是把攝影鏡頭切換到追蹤場面。換句話說是進行最重要的攝製工作。但是cut to the chase也被廣泛應用在商界。
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pittance 
noun [C usually singular] DISAPPROVING
a very small amount of money, especially money received as payment, income or a present:
He works hard but he's paid a pittance.

vivid
adjective
1 Vivid descriptions, memories, etc. produce very clear, powerful and detailed images in the mind:
He gave a very vivid and often shocking account/description of his time in prison.
He's one of those people with a very vivid imagination - every time he hears a noise he's convinced it's someone breaking in.

2 very brightly coloured:
She was wearing a vivid pink shirt.

vividly
adverb
I vividly remember my first day at school.

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