It is near-impossible for a company to win the battle for hearts and minds when trouble strikes; the best it can do is not lose too disastrously. Mr Hayward fought solo and ended, as Charlie Rich once sang, with “not a friend around to help me”.当一家公司发生危机时，要赢得公众从情感到理智的支持几乎是不可能的，最多是力求在这 场战争中不要输得太惨。唐熙华独力作战，最终——正如查理•里奇唱的那样——“身边
n., pl., -los.
- Music. A composition or passage for an individual voice or instrument, with or without accompaniment.
- A performance by a single singer or instrumentalist.
- Games. Any of various card games in which one player singly opposes others.
- Music. Composed, arranged for, or performed by a single voice or instrument.
- Made or done by a single individual.
Unaccompanied; alone: flew solo from Anchorage to Miami.
intr.v., -loed, -lo·ing, -los.
- To perform a solo.
- To fly an airplane without a companion or an instructor, especially for the first time.
[Italian, from Latin sōlus, alone.]
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Scope(r) Original Mint Mouthwash, 1 Liter Size
Units: About 35,000 bottles
Manufacturer: The Procter & Gamble Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio
Hazard: The mouthwash contains ethyl alcohol and certain bottles have malfunctioning child-resistant caps and lack the statement, "This Package for Households Without Young children," as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ethyl alcohol is toxic and can cause serious injury or death if ingested by children.
Also, hang by a hair. Be in a risky or unstable situation, as in His promotion was hanging by a thread, or With the lead actor sick, the success of our play hung by a hair. This expression, already proverbial in the early 1500s, alludes to Damocles, who vexed King Dionysius with constant flattery. The king invited him to a banquet where Damocles found himself seated under a naked sword suspended by a single hair, symbolizing his insecure position at the court.
The New York Review of Books (or NYREV or NYRB) is a fortnightly magazine with articles on literature, culture and current affairs. Published in New York City, it takes as its point of departure that the discussion of important books is itself an indispensable literary activity. Esquire called it "the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language." In 1970 Tom Wolfe described it as "the chief theoretical organ of Radical Chic".
Fortnight is a commonly used word in Britain and many Commonwealth countries such as Pakistan, India, New Zealand and Australia (where many wages, salaries and most social security benefits are paid on a fortnightly basis.) The word is rarely used in the United States, but is used regionally in Canada. Payroll systems may use the term biweekly in reference to pay periods every two weeks. The terms fortnightly and biweekly are often mistakenly conflated with semimonthly.
- An English variety of large cooking apple.
- Archaic. The human head.
[Middle English, from Old North French, possibly from coste, rib (from its ribbed appearance), from Latin costa.]ribbed
Meaning #2: (of the surface of shells) having a rough, rib-like texture
n.[Abbrev. of costermonger.]
One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
- A small show offered in addition to the main attraction, as at a circus.
- A diversion or spectacle that is incidental to a larger set of circumstances or a bigger issue of concern: "Administrations with little room to maneuver at home have historically looked for sideshows abroad" (Joan Didion).
A dish served as an accompaniment to the main course.
The area of the courtroom that is within the hearing of the judge but out of the hearing of the jury and the witness. When court is in session and the attorneys must discuss with the judge issues that are not appropriate for the jury to hear, the attorneys and the judge will hold a conference at side-bar. Such side-bar conferences are preserved by the stenographer and appear in the transcript for purposes of appeal. 322 A. 2d 495, 499.
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Dec·a·logue or Dec·a·log (dĕk'ə-lôg', -lŏg')
- Bible. The Ten Commandments.
- A fundamental set of rules having authoritative weight.
[Middle English decalog, from Late Latin decalogus, from Greek dekalogos : deka, ten + logos, word, pronouncement.]
Meaning #1: the biblical commandments of Moses
Synonym: Ten Commandments
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“If a politician born in the political grass roots can rise to such a weighty post, I think this will be something new for Japan.” By MARTIN FACKLER SIX ...