2017年7月6日 星期四

jaw (TALK), jaw-jaw, patch sth up, vociferously




First, “to jaw-jaw is better than war-war”, as Winston Churchill remarked. Given the intensity of the anger and fear loose upon the world, discussion itself must be good.


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jaw (TALK) 
verb [I] INFORMAL
to talk for a long time:
He was jawing away to his girlfriend for hours on the phone.

intr.v. Slang., jawed, jaw·ing, jaws.
  1. To talk vociferously; jabber.
  2. To talk; converse.


jaw
noun [S]
I met Jane and we had a good jaw over lunch.


jaw-jaw

NOUN

mass nouninformal 
  • Talking, especially lengthy and pointless discussion.
    ‘a week of financial jaw-jaw’

VERB

informal 
  • Talk, especially at length.
    ‘to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war’  邱吉爾有句名言:「喋喋總好過殺殺。」

Origin





patch sth up phrasal verb
1 [M] to try to improve a relationship after there have been problems:
Jackie and Bill are still trying to patch up their marriage.
Did you manage to patch things up with Jackie after your row?

2 to repair something, especially in a basic and temporary way

patch sb/sth up phrasal verb
to give basic medical care to someone that helps them temporarily:
If you've cut your hand, the first aider will patch you up.



vociferouslyadj.
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.
vociferously vo·cif'er·ous·ly adv.
vociferousness vo·cif'er·ous·ness n.
SYNONYMS vociferous, blatant, boisterous, strident, clamorous. These adjectives mean conspicuously and usually offensively loud. Vociferous suggests a noisy outcry, as of vehement protest: vociferous complaints. Blatant connotes coarse or vulgar noisiness: “Up rose a blatant Radical” (Walter Bagehot). Boisterous implies unrestrained noise, tumult, and often rowdiness: boisterous youths. Strident stresses offensive harshness, shrillness, or discordance: a legislator with a strident voice. Something clamorous is both vociferous and sustained: a clamorous uproar.


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