2016年4月6日 星期三

workhorse, Calls GoUnanswered, in love, unanswered question

In Cuba, Cellphone Calls Go Unanswered


David Cameron and his office have now offered three partial answers about the fund set up by his father Ian, which avoided ever paying tax in Britain. The key unanswered question is whether the prime minister’s family stands to gain in the future from his father’s company, Blairmore.
PM gives only partial answers over father’s fund as revelations reverberate…
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 EWEN MACASKILL 上傳


HAVANA, Jan. 2 -- Tatiana González stood transfixed before the glass display case watching a single cellphone spin around and around on a carousel at the government-run store. It was a Nokia 1112, a simple, boxy gray workhorse of mobile telecommunications technology -- and González was in love.
(By William Booth, The Washington Post)



workhorse 役馬,馱馬
workhorse noun [C]
1 a person who does a lot of work, especially of a type which is necessary but not interesting: 幹重活的人,吃苦耐勞的人
a willing/reliable workhorse

2 a machine which operates without failing for long periods, although it might not be very interesting or exciting: 耐用[堅牢]的車輛[船隻,飛機,機器]
The steam engine was the workhorse of the Industrial Revolution.

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