2017年6月8日 星期四

toast, cast-off gewgaw, baubles and bling


"This is one of the most sensational political upsets of our time. Theresa May – a wretched dishonest excuse of a politician, don’t pity her – launched a general election with the sole purpose of crushing opposition in Britain. Her team wanted the precious “bauble” of going down in history as the gravediggers of the British Labour party. Instead, she has destroyed herself. She is toast."





But contemporary Holly Golightlys are out there. Tiffany just hopes they still pine for baubles and bling—not just stacking rings from Catbird.

10. Your Laptop's Dirty Little Secret

By Bryan Walsh
If you knew where your cast-off high-tech hardware ended up — in toxic heaps in developing countries — you might think twice about snapping up the latest gewgaw.






A bauble is a spherical Christmas ornament, usually hung on a Christmas tree. Christmas bauble. It may be a blend of two different words, an Old French baubel, a child's plaything, and an old English babyll, something swinging to and fro.

Bauble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Bling-bling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bling-bling

Bling (or bling-bling) is a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewelry and ornamented accessories that are ...


cast-offs

plural noun

things, usually clothes, that you no longer want:

I always had to wear my sister's cast-offs as a child.


cast-off

adjective [before noun]

cast-off clothes

gewgaw

(gyū'gô', gū'-) also geegaw (jē'-, gē'-)

A small showy article: bauble, bibelot, gimcrack, knickknack, novelty, toy, trifle, trinket, whatnot. Seething.



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