Nothing like this has happened before in Academy Awards history.
He studied law at Yale and is a dyed-in-the-wool politician - what Americans would call a "political animal" - Stavros Lambrinidis is the European Union's new Special Representative for Human Rights.
On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.
No plain Jane
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From The Economist print edition
From The Economist print edition
Facebook Regrets Merck Mix-Up
Facebook took responsibility for an incident that led to a court battle between the German drug maker Merck KGaA and the U.S.-based rival Merck & Co. over the rights to a page on Facebook's website.
Apps to Give the Novice Mixologist a Fighting Chance
By BOB TEDESCHI
The app Top Shelf allows users to determine what drinks can be mixed with items they have on hand.
By ADAM SMITH
Daniel Hoevels narrowly escaped death after slashing his throat on stage with a real knife, instead of a blunt stage-prop blade
The study or skill of preparing mixed drinks.
mixologist mix·ol'o·gist n.
adj., plain·er, plain·est.
- Free from obstructions; open; clear: in plain view.
- Obvious to the mind; evident: make one's intention plain. See synonyms at apparent.
- Not elaborate or complicated; simple: plain food.
- Straightforward; frank or candid: plain talk.
- Not mixed with other substances; pure: plain water.
- Common in rank or station; average; ordinary: a plain man.
- Not pretentious; unaffected.
- Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration.
- Not dyed, twilled, or patterned: a plain fabric.
- Lacking beauty or distinction: a plain face.
- Sheer; utter; unqualified: plain stupidity.
- Archaic. Having no visible elevation or depression; flat; level.
- An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land.
- A broad level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.
- Something free of ornamentation or extraneous matter.
Clearly; simply: plain stubborn.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin plānus.]plainly plain'ly adv.
plainness plain'ness n.
SYNONYMS plain, modest, simple, unostentatious, unpretentious. These adjectives mean not ornate, ostentatious, or showy: a plain hairstyle; a modest cottage; a simple dark suit; an unostentatious office; an unpretentious country church.
See also dyed in the wool
EtymologyFrom the past participle of dye in the wool
Adjectivedyed-in-the-wool (comparative more dyed-in-the-wool, superlative most dyed-in-the-wool)
- (of textiles) Dyed before being formed into cloth.
- (idiomatic, figuratively) Firmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.
- Smith was a dyed-in-the-wool typist and never really got used to writing on computers.
- John Major was described by his opponents as a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative.
Usage notesThe expression "dyed in the wool" refers to a state of steadfastness, especially with respect to one's political, religious or social beliefs. The expression comes from the fact that fabric can be dyed in a number of ways. The woven fabric may be dyed after it is complete, or the threads may be dyed before they are woven. When a color is "dyed in the wool," the wool itself is dyed before being spun into threads, so the colour is least likely to fade or change. (Dyes: Webster’s Quotations, Facts and Phrases. Icon Group International. 2008, p. 344.)
mix sb up phrasal verb [M]
to confuse, worry or upset someone:
The roadworks mixed me up and I went the wrong way.
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upset, worried and confused, especially because of personal problems:
He's just a mixed-up kid.
mix-up Show phonetics
a mistake that causes confusion:
There was a mix-up at the office and we all received the wrong forms.