2017年6月22日 星期四

swear by, on the dot. the fine print, swear off sth, nagging problem, sweet spot, swears like a sailor



Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon all swore by Kodak's Tri-X film, which created the possibility for urgency, contrast, grain and drama in photography. From the archive of The Economist’s 1843 magazine


Can digital photography ever be as good?
1843MAGAZINE.COM


5-7% payments in Sweden are made in cash compared to 83% in Italy. Why do some hate dealing in cash and others still swear by it?


New Toyota Prius: More posh, more power and more mpg
USA Today - USAProduction begins in Japan this month, Toyota says. US dealers should have the cars in May. "The sweet spot for us with this car is still $24000, ...

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 6.8 percent, its biggest gain since October, suggesting that "investors bet that the government may have finally found a way to fix the nagging problem at the core of the financial crisis," notes the Los Angeles Times. The Wall Street Journal says "the reaction seemed more a sigh of relief at seeing some details of the program, after weeks of waiting, than an overwhelming endorsement," particularly since "much fine print is still to be spelled out."

BUSINESS
Don't Miss The Sweet Spots
Filing your federal taxes could put a few extra bucks in your pocket this year, especially if you pay close attention to the fine print.
(By Elizabeth Razzi, The Washington Post)


The litter monitors must learn to act "on the spot, on the dot," he said, adding that the city will give the whistle campaign until at least the end of the year to show results.
卡札里表示,垃圾監測員必須學會「當場、及時」行動,並表示市政府至少會持續推動吹哨行動到年底再決定成效。



swears like a sailor
Someone who is foul-mouthed and uses bad language all the time, swears like a sailor.

on the dot
Exactly on time, as in We had to be there at eight on the dot. The dot in this idiom is the mark appearing on the face of a watch or clock indicating the time in question. It may come from the earlier to a dot, meaning "exactly" since the early 1700s but no longer heard today. [c. 1900] Also see on the button.


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Fallout Widens as Buyers Shun Peanut ButterBy ANDREW MARTIN and LIZ ROBBINS

Published: February 6, 2009
Many consumers, apparently disregarding the fine print of the salmonella outbreak and food recall caused by a Georgia peanut plant, are swearing off all brands of peanut butter, driving down sales by nearly 25 percent.

sweet spot 原是網球拍的一特定區 現喻為 "美好處"


‘I swear by all I hold dear that I had nothing to do with it’



swear by

informal Have or express great confidence in the use, value, or effectiveness of:Iris swears by her yoga
swear off sth phrasal verb
to make a decision to stop doing, using or being involved with something harmful, such as drugs or alcohol, or something that is not good or helpful:
After years of addiction, he swore off drugs completely.


small print UK noun [U] (US fine print)
text in a formal agreement which is printed smaller than the rest of the text, sometimes in the hope that it will not be noticed because it contains rules or information that will be disadvantageous to the person signing the agreement:
Don't sign anything until you've read the small print.
fine print
(the ~) 極小な活字(体); (契約書など)わざと活字を細かくわかりにくくしたもの.
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