2016年3月24日 星期四

convenient, sb's pocketbook, show one's hand



Now, the question is whether Assad will assent to a compromise

Russia’s president appears to turn from hard power to diplomacy
ECON.ST

Seven-Eleven claims No. 1 spot for outlets
07/13/2007 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

show one's hand

1(In a card game) reveal one’s cards.
1.1Disclose one’s plans:he needed hard evidence, and to get it he would have to show his hand

pocketbook Show phonetics
noun [C] US
1 a woman's handbag:
I need a new pocketbook to go with these shoes.

2 sb's pocketbook the money that someone has or their ability to pay for things:
These new tax arrangements will hit everyone's pocketbook.
Voters don't all realize how much the results could affect their pocketbooks.





convenient Show phonetics
adjective
1 suitable for your purposes and needs and causing the least difficulty:
Our local shop has very convenient opening hours.
A bike's a very convenient way of getting around.
[+ that] It's very convenient that you live near the office.
[+ to infinitive] I find it convenient to be able to do my banking by phone.
What time would it be convenient for me to come round?
NOTE: The opposite is inconvenient.

2 near or easy to get to or use:
a very convenient bus service
Our new flat is very convenient for (= near to) the kids' school.

conveniently Show phonetics
adverb
The house is conveniently situated near the station and the shops.
HUMOROUS I asked her to tidy the kitchen but of course she conveniently forgot (= she forgot because she did not want to do it).

convenience Show phonetics
noun [U]
when something is convenient:
I like the convenience of living so near work.
Just for convenience, I'm going to live at my mother's place until my new house is ready.



flag of convenience
noun [C usually singular] UK 權宜船籍
If a ship sails under a flag of convenience, it means it is operated or taxed under the laws of a country different from its home country in order to save money:
They always register their ships under a flag of convenience.


convenience
Show phonetics
noun
1 [C] a device or machine, usually in the house, which operates quickly and needs little effort:
The house has every modern convenience.

2 [C usually plural] (ALSO public convenience) FORMAL a public toilet


con・ven・ience



-->
━━ n. 便利(なもの), 好都合; 都合のよい時[場所]; (pl.) 便利な設備, (衣食住の)便; 〔英〕 公衆トイレ.
at one's convenience 都合のよいように[時に] (at your earliest ~ ご都合のつき次第).
for convenience' sake 便宜上.
make a convenience of (人を)いいように[好きなように]利用する.
convenience food インスタント食品.
convenience goods [merchandise] (タバコ・ガム・牛乳など)近くの店で買える品.
convenience store コンビニエンスストア.


台灣便利商店的「(冷熱)速食」(各種便當、涼麵、沙拉、引料等等)的包裝,對於環境的負荷要求太大了,即太不環保了。我希望看到這樣的數據。希望他們可以在飯菜等創新之餘,也能有環保的想像力和執行力"eco-imagination and execution)

楊瑪利{台灣7-Eleven 創新行銷學}台北:天下,2005


con・ven・ient



--> ━━ a. 便利な, 都合のよい ((for, to)); 近い ((to, for)).
when it is convenient to (you) (あなたの)ご都合のよい時に.
con・ven・ient・ly ━━ ad.

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