2016年8月15日 星期一

devilishly, the devil take the hindmost


“The weather is too devilish hot to talk about love; but oh, that I had a cool, shady place, where I could sit among gurgling fountains of perfumed ice-water, an’ be loved into a premature death of rapture. I would give the world for this—I’d love to die such a glorious and luxuriant [sic] death.” —Mark Twain

wealthy young man do not devil for East End doctors
 白做工

the devil take the hindmost 書 講SPECULATION之歷史
Devil Take the Hindmost by Edward Chancellor
Let everyone put his or her own interest first, leaving the unfortunate to their fate. For example, I don't care if she makes it or not--the devil take the hindmost. This expression, first recorded in 1608, probably originated as an allusion to a children's game in which the last (coming "hindmost") is the loser, and came to mean utter selfishness.








Iceland, Ardent Prosecutor of Bankers, Sees Few Returns
By ANDREW HIGGINS
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — In a country that has gone after financiers with far more vigor than other countries hit by the crisis, obtaining convictions has proved devilishly difficult, even after Parliament appointed a special prosecutor.


devilish 

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛv(ə)lɪʃ/ 

ADJECTIVE

1Like or appropriate to a devil in evil and cruelty:devilish tortures
1.2Very difficult to deal with or use:it turned out to be a devilish job

devil
名]

1 ((時に the D-))魔王, 悪魔(Satan);(サタンの手下で神と敵対する)悪鬼, 悪霊
Better the devil you know (than the devil you don't know).
((ことわざ)) 正体不明の敵[悪]より正体のわかった敵[悪]のほうがよい
Speak [Talk] of the devil, and he will [is sure to] appear.
うわさをすれば影
The devil finds work for idle hands.
((ことわざ)) 小人閑居して不善をなす
The devil looks after his own.
((ことわざ)) 憎まれっ子世にはばかる.
2 極悪人;意地悪[残酷な]人;((略式))暴れん坊;狂暴な動物
a hideous devil
ぞっとするようなやつ.
3 すご腕の人, 智恵者, 精力家, (仕事・勝負などの)鬼, がむしゃらな人, 向こう見ずな人;…狂((for ...))
a devil for golf
ゴルフ狂
the devil of avarice
強欲の権化
He was a devil with the girls.
女の子にかけてはすご腕だった.
4 ((形容詞を前に置いて))((話))…なやつ
a poor [lucky] devil
かわいそうな[運のいい]やつ.
5 印刷見習い工;弁護士の下働き[助手];下請けの文筆業者.
6 機械, (特に)ぼろ切断機, 木ねじ製造機.
7 (香辛料などのよくきいた)料理, (特に)焼き肉.
8 (インド・中近東・アフリカの)砂あらし.
9 ((the 〜))((強意))
(1) ((のろい・嫌悪))ちくしょう, まさか
The devil (take it)!
ちくしょう, ちえっ.
(2) ((副詞的))((疑問詞を強調して))((話・古風))一体全体. ⇒DEUCE2 2
What (in) the devil did you say?
一体なんて言ったのか.
a [the] devil of a ...
a [the, one] HELL of a ....
be a devil and do
((英話))((命令文))腹をくくってやれ.
be a devil for ...
…が大好きである.
between the devil and the deep (blue) sea
進退きわまって, にっちもさっちもいかない.
catch [get] the devil
((略式))ひどく怒られる.
for the devil of it
いたずらで, ふざけて.
give a person the devil
ひどく叱りつける.
give the devil his due
きらいな[取り柄のない]人間でもよい所は認めてやる.
go to the devil
(1) ((古風))完全に失敗する, 破滅する.
(2) ((命令文))((話))くたばれ, こんちくしょう.
let the devil take the hindmost [the hindermost]
遅れた[無能な, 不運な]者はほうっておく, 人のことはかまわない.
like the devil
猛烈に, 激しく.
play the devil with ...
…をめちゃくちゃにする[荒らす].
raise the devil
大騒ぎを引き起こす;大宴会をする, 浮かれる;強く抗議する;強硬な手段をとる.
the devil (and all) to pay
HELL to pay.
the devil's own luck/((略式))the luck of the devil
考えられないほどの好運[悪運].
the (great) devil (of it)
やっかいな事, 最悪の事.
━━[動](〜ed, 〜・ing or((主に英))〜led, 〜・ling)(他)
1 ((主に米略式))…を悩ます, 困らす(annoy)
devil mom for a new prom dress
新しいダンスパーティーの服をせがんで母を困らす.
2 〈ぼろなどを〉切断機で裂く.
3 …に香辛料をきかせる.
━━(自)(作家・弁護士の)下請けをする((for ...)). 
したうけ【下請け】

a subcontract; 〔人〕a subcontractor
下請けの仕事
subcontract (ed) work
あの会社は注文をみんな下請けに出している
That company farms [parcels] out all their orders to subcontractors.
下請け契約 a subcontract
下請け工場 a factory doing subcontract work
下請け業者 a subcontractor
下請法 the Subcontract Act

[古英語←ギリシャ語diábolos(悪口を言うもの). 原義は「投げつけるもの」. ヘブライ語sātānの翻訳借用. △SATAN
hindemost
also hind·er·most (hīn'dər-)
adj.
Farthest to the rear; last.

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