2016年4月25日 星期一

hustle, hump (along) , humper, ‘ground reality’, reset,

Jose Rosario, a graduate of the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP), says he loves his job but it doesn't love him back. On the hustle required to live on a teacher's salary: "It distracts and exhausts. It forces me to choose between making a difference and making ends meet." ‪#‎TEDxStanford‬


 Nokia Late to the Silicon Valley Party
Nokia is hitting the reset button on its U.S. operations from a place some would argue the struggling Finnish handset maker should have been years ago: Silicon Valley.
 Likewise with 'cheap at half the price'. In the hustle and bustle of a street market it sounds as though the customer is getting a bargain.

 You can hustle and do it organically, or you can feed a little money into the system to jump start it.

 ‘ground reality’

Indeed, much of the ideology of Tamil nationalism was formed in the 1970s and ’80s, when Tamils were facing pogroms and fleeing the country by the thousands.
An armed struggle for an independent state had a certain logic then, analysts say. But in postwar Sri Lanka the situation is less black and white, and many Tamils are focused on recovering from war.
“People have been so battered by the war that the basic issues, like resettlement and jobs, that is what is foremost in their minds,” Mr. Kadirgamar said. “It is not that the desire for a political solution is gone; it just needs to take account for the ground realities of today.”





‘Have you noticed the interesting things that happen around us in the name of ‘ground reality’?’ asked Babboo. ’What exactly is ‘ground reality’? Is there also such a thing as sky reality? Is it not enough to just say, ‘reality’? Does reality become more real after the word ‘ground’ is affixed to it?’
‘Like many impressive words and expressions that are of late enriching the English language, ‘ground-reality’ too is a new addition to our vocabulary. Political leaders and media anchorpersons love to use these two words as one word and the moment you hear them with reference to someone or some incident, you take it as authentic and start believing that whatever is being done by the authorities was inevitable — an obvious consequence of ground reality,’ said Babboo.


hustle

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌs(ə)l/

Definition of hustle

verb

  • 1 [with object] push roughly; jostle:they were hissed and hustled as they went in
  • [with object and adverbial of direction] force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously:I was hustled away to a cold cell
  • [no object, with adverbial of direction] push one’s way; bustle: Stockwell hustled into the penalty area
  • 2 [with object] informal, chiefly North American obtain illicitly or by forceful action:Linda hustled money from men she met
  • (hustle someone into) pressure someone into doing something: don’t be hustled into anything unless you really want to
  • sell aggressively:he hustled his company’s oil around the country
  • 3 [no object] North American informal engage in prostitution: she would hustle for a few dollars

noun

  • 1 [mass noun] a state of great activity:the hustle and bustle of the big cities
  • 2North American informal a fraud or swindle: the hustles being used to avoid the draft

Phrases


hustle one's butt (or vulgar slang ass)

North American informal move or act quickly: hustle your butt back here

Origin:

late 17th century (originally in the sense 'shake, toss'): from Middle Dutch hutselen. hustle (sense 3 of the verb) dates from the early 20th century

Slang Dictionary
hump (along)

  1. in.
    to move along in a hurry. : Come on, move it! Hump to the main office and be fast about it!

hump

[huhmp] Show IPA
–noun
1. a rounded protuberance, esp. a fleshy protuberance on the back, as that due to abnormal curvature of the spine in humans, or that normally present in certain animals, as the camel or bison.
2. Physical Geography.
a. a low, rounded rise of ground; hummock.
b. a mountain or mountain range.
3. Railroads. (in a switchyard) a raised area down which cars pushed to its crest roll by gravity and momentum for automatic sorting through a series of preset switches.
4. Slang: Vulgar.
a. an act or instance of coitus.
b. a partner in coitus.
5. the hump,
a. British Slang. a fit of depression or bad humor: to get the hump.
b. (initial capital letter) (in World War II) the Himalayas.
–verb (used with object)
6. to raise (the back) in a hump; hunch: The cat humped its back.
7. Railroads. to sort (cars) by means of a hump.
8. Informal. to exert (oneself) in a great effort.
9. Slang: Vulgar. to have sexual intercourse with.
10. Slang.
a. to place or bear on the back or shoulder.
b. to carry or haul.
c. to load or unload; lift.
–verb (used without object)
11. to rise in a hump.
12. Informal. to exert oneself; hustle or hurry.
13. Slang: Vulgar. to engage in sexual intercourse.

14. over the hump, past the most difficult, time-consuming, or dangerous part or period: The doctor says she's over the hump now and should improve steadily.

Origin:
1700–10; prob. abstracted from humpbacked


humper, noun
humpless, adjective 



 reset

 (rē-sĕt') pronunciation
tr.v., -set, -set·ting, -sets.
  1. To set again: reset a broken bone.
  2. To change the reading of: reset a clock.
n. ('sĕt')
  1. The act of setting again.
  2. Something set again.
resettable re·set'ta·ble adj.
resetter re·set'ter n.

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