2016年2月23日 星期二

smack, judicial bullies, aggressive workmanlike demeanor,

The sisterly smack down that was six seasons in the making.


Mary finally got what was coming to her on Downton Abbey.
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Whenever you hear economists talk about averages, watch your wallet. In an economy becoming ever more unequal, those at the top bring up the average higher than the typical person experiences. (The basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and I have an average height of 6’ 1”.) So take with a grain of salt the government’s recent announcement that per-person disposable personal income has risen over 4 percent since the recovery began in 2009 (adjusted for inflation). The fact is, median family income (that is, the income of the family smack in the middle) is now lower than it was when the recovery started. Five years ago it was $55,589. Now, adjusted for inflation, it’s $53,891.

 

Jamie Dimon, left, the chief of JPMorgan Chase, and Michael Corbat, the chief of Citigroup.

DealBook

Quiet Boss at Citigroup Setting Tone for Wall Street

By SUSANNE CRAIG and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG

In an era of chastened Wall Street egos, Michael L. Corbat, the chief of Citigroup, has cultivated a workmanlike demeanor out of the spotlight.

 

A Real-Life Judge Judy Gets Smacked Down

By ADAM COHEN
By rebuking a county judge for her aggressive demeanor, the Washington State Supreme Court rebuke sends a clear message that while judicial bullies may thrive on television, they have no place in real courts of law


demeanour

Pronunciation: /dɪˈmiːnə/
(US demeanor)
Translate demeanour | into German | into Italian | into Spanish

noun

  • outward behaviour or bearing:his happy demeanour

Origin:

late 15th century: from demean2, probably influenced by obsolete havour 'behaviour'

smack
v., smacked, smack·ing, smacks.
v.tr.
  1. To press together and open (the lips) quickly and noisily, as in eating or tasting.
  2. To kiss noisily.
  3. To strike sharply and with a loud noise.
v.intr.
  1. To make or give a smack.
  2. To collide sharply and noisily: The ball smacked against the side of the house.
n.
  1. The loud sharp sound of smacking.
  2. A noisy kiss.
  3. A sharp blow or slap.
adv.
  1. With a smack: fell smack on her head.
  2. Directly: "We were smack in the middle of another controversy about a public man's personal life" (Ellen Goodman).
[Perhaps of Middle Flemish origin, or perhaps of imitative origin.]

verb

[NO OBJECT] (smack of)
1Have a flavour of; taste of:the tea smacked strongly of tannin
1.1Suggest the presence or effects of (something wrong or unpleasant):the whole thing smacks of a cover-up

noun

(a smack of)Back to top  
1A flavour or taste of:anything with even a modest smack of hops dries the palate
1.1A trace or suggestion of:I hear the smack of collusion between them

Origin

Old English smæc 'flavour, smell', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch smaak and GermanGeschmack.

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