2016年5月12日 星期四

hardest-drinking, booze bender, Ovaltine bender, in (one's) cups, shell out, epic , outlay

If the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has his way, booze will be banned in India's hardest-drinking state within a decade. At 8.3 litres of alcohol per citizen per year, its rate of consumption is the highest in India http://econ.st/1nPhmZZ

The Big Game Battle
Microsoft's blockbuster videogame "Halo 4" hits the shelves a week before a new version of "Call of Duty" in an epic fight for attention and sales.

on Page 92:
"... they're great friends. Everyone, that is, except Bogey." Shortly before, Huston remembered, Bogart had gone on a gigantic bender in Paris. He and his wife, Lauren Bacall, both in their cups, were riding down the Champs-Élysees in a horse-drawn coach. "Suddenly ..."

She even shared tips on that perennial conundrum of the cash-strapped young person: how to serve cheap booze to guests without them knowing any better.

《英對照讀新聞》£204k on a booze bender ’worth it’ 一場縱飲狂歡花20萬4000英鎊「值得」
City currency trader Alex Hope who blew £204000 a night on drinks to celebrate becoming a millionaire told The Sun he has no regrets--because he can earn that in days.

It is the most expensive bar bill in the UK. The epic outlay included £125000 on a bottle of the world’s priciest bubbly. He also shelled out over £60000 on other drinks and paid an £18540 service charge.

But the 23-year-old young whiz kid, who lives in London’s Docklands, insists he is not a show-off. He said:"I was embarrassed because it made me look flash and really I’m not."

"But I promised myself when I became a millionaire I would have a night out. I’ve worked hard to afford it. So why not? I can earn £50000 a day."



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  • 発音記号[búːz]

1 [U]アルコール飲料, 酒;((米))ウイスキー
a booze fighterfreak, artist
on the booze
hit the booze
2 [U][C]酒宴.
━━[動](他)(自)((進行形で))(長期にわたって)大酒を飲む((away, up)).

 (ĕp'ĭk) pronunciation

  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.
  2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats.
  3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of the Old West.
  1. Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem.
  2. Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size: "A vast musical panorama . . . it requires an epic musical understanding to do it justice" (Tim Page).
  3. Heroic and impressive in quality: "Here in the courtroom . . . there was more of that epic atmosphere, the extra amperage of a special moment" (Scott Turow).
[From Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos, word, song.]
epically ep'i·cal·ly adv.

outlay:名詞,花費、開支。例句:The outlay on groceries costs most of my weekly income.(日常用品的花費佔掉我每週收入的一大半。)

shell out:動詞片語,付錢。例句:The young man had a car accident after all-night bender and he had to shell out $2000 for car repairs.(這個年輕人喝酒狂歡一整夜後發生車禍,得花2000美元修車。)

 booze bender, Ovaltine bender,

One Day film

We could go on an Ovaltine bender.


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvltiːn/ 


A trademark for: a mixture (especially a powder) consisting principally of malt extract, with dried milk, egg, and cocoa, intended to be mixed with hot milk to make a drink.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Trade Marks Journal. Shortened fromOvomaltine, the name of the product in Switzerland, where the manufacturer is based from French ovo- + maltine, with allusion to the inclusion of dried egg in the mixture.

  1. One that bends: a bender of iron bars; a bender of the truth.
  2. Slang. A spree, especially a drinking spree.俚語,大肆喝酒狂歡。
informal A wild drinking spree:he went off on a self-destructive bender
3British informaloffensive A male homosexual.
4British shelter made by covering a framework of bent branches with canvas ortarpaulin:we lived underneath this bender we built in the woods
in (one's) cups
  1. Intoxicated; drunk.