For President Erdogan, Gaza remains the sticking point
HTC Resists Push Toward Low-End Phones
Smartphone maker HTC will stick to its strategy of selling medium- to high-price phones, where Apple and Samsung dominate.
Millions of people have flocked to Pinterest to create virtual scrapbooks of images they "pin" to their website. But the ease at which users post photos from the Web is drawing copyright concerns.
One potential sticking point is concerns about overfishing. Total fishery production has risen 13 per cent between 2000 and 2008, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation. That growth has come from farmed fish, and there has been a decrease in captured fish, according to the data.
该基金有可能会受到过度捕捞问题的拖累。联合国粮农组织(Food and Agriculture Organisation)的数据显示，2000年至2008年，渔业总产量增长了13%；这一增长是由养殖鱼产量贡献的，捕捞鱼产量则出现了下降。
A German police chief has come under fire after arresting a five-year-old girl for playing too roughly with his son - and then charging her for giving him the finger.
But the furious cop arrested her again a few days later when she saw him in uniform and allegedly stuck a finger up at him.
Boxing Day 以前有人用 "償節日"稱呼它
The first weekday after Christmas, celebrated as a holiday in parts of the British Commonwealth, when Christmas gifts are traditionally given to service workers.
The term "Boxing Day" comes from the little earthenware boxes that servants, tradespeople, and others who rendered services to the public used to carry around on the day after Christmas to collect tips and year-end bonuses. Although the custom of distributing gifts (usually money) to public servants and employees has continued, it often takes place before Christmas rather than after, and boxes have nothing to do with it. But the name has remained, and Boxing Day is still observed in England, Canada, Australia, and many other nations. In South Africa, it is known as the Day of Good Will . If December 26 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday or Tuesday is usually observed as a public or Bank Holiday.
Make an obscene gesture by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upward, generally interpreted as fuck you. For example, Herb has a dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him. Although from about 1890 to 1920 this term was used in the sense of "disappoint or snub someone," that meaning seems to have died out. [Second half of 1900s]
While the boards of both companies agreed to the broad outlines of the deal and its price before the weekend, these people said, one issue was still a sticking point: whether Pfizer would be allowed to back out of the deal if the economy worsened or Wyeth's prospects faded.
sticking point noun [C]
A sticking point in a discussion is a point on which it is not possible to reach an agreement:
Exactly how the land is to be divided up is the main sticking point of the peace talks.
Meaning #1: a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward and agreement or a goal
A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse.
give ～ the finger：片語，向某人伸出中指。例句： It is very impolite to give someone the finger.（對某人比出中指是非常不禮貌的。）
To be or become fixed or embedded in place by having the point thrust in.
To become or remain attached or in close association by or as if by adhesion; cling: stick together in a crowd.
To remain firm, determined, or resolute: stuck to basic principles.
To remain loyal or faithful: stuck by her through hard times.
To persist or endure: a bad name that has stuck.
To scruple or hesitate: She sticks at nothing—no matter how difficult.
To become fixed, blocked, checked, or obstructed: The drawer stuck and would not open.
To project or protrude: hair sticking out on his head.
Sports. To throw a jab in boxing.
stick around Informal.
To remain; linger.
To be prominent.
Informal. To put up with: stick out a bad situation.
To rob, especially at gunpoint.
informal, chiefly US
gerund or present participle: sticking