2016年4月8日 星期五

lenient, long-running, box-office, broadcast booth

The pope is urging bishops and priests to take a lenient approach to divorced Catholics, effectively encouraging clergy to grant some divorced people Holy Communion and opening a new phase in a long-running struggle with conservatives in the church.

Pope Francis urged bishops and priests to take a lenient approach to…
WSJ.COM|作者:FRANCIS X. ROCCA

Micron, Rambus End Long-Running Legal Battles



"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2," the finale to the long-running Harry Potter film series, set a domestic opening-weekend box-office record.


Tim Tebow's career on an NFL field is likely over, but his career in the broadcast booth is likely just beginning.

box-office 票房

n.
  1. A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
    1. The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
    2. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office.
  2. Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
  3. The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.
[So named because it was originally an office for the booking of boxes in a theater.]
box-office box'-of'fice (bŏks'ô'fĭs, -ŏf'ĭs) adj.



BBC NEWS | South Asia | China and India sign border deal

- [ 翻譯此頁 ]11 Apr 2005 ... India and China sign an agreement aimed at resolving their long-running dispute over the Himalayan border.


Olympus Reveals a Capital Crunch
Olympus unveiled earnings figures that lifted the immediate threat of a stock delisting but revealed significant damage that a long-running accounting scandal has done to the company's books.



long-running
pronunciation

IN BRIEF: Having been performed for an extended period of time.

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