2015年12月1日 星期二

pay up, pay upwards, shrapnel, repay arrears, overdue, miss, sorely missed, rue, stifle

Hamburg has voted against hosting the 2024 Olympics. Here's why it was the right decision

"Borderline extortion" is how one accountant describes the demands some supermarkets make of suppliers.

Speaking to Radio 4's The Report about Tesco, its former suppliers explain how they were asked to pay upwards of £200,000 to keep doing business with the company.

In turn, The Report reveals how these supplier payments can help explain the black hole in Tesco's accounts – an issue which has triggered an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.

Sorry, recent grads: It'll soon be time to pay up.

Obama and Rouhani Miss Each Other, Diplomatically, at U.N.


The near miss between President Obama and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly illustrates the acute political sensitivities that will affect both leaders as they try to embark on a diplomatic path. 

Video: It's a Steal: Madoff Home Up for Sale

A tour of the former home of Peter B. Madoff, brother and co-conspirator of Ponzi perpetrator Bernard L. Madoff, which is being sold to repay victims.

The Bid to Stop Gun Trafficking

A national crackdown on the devastating flow of illegal guns is long overdue.
Op-Ed: Stifling Progress in Russia and China
Powerful interests in both countries are blocking sorely needed efforts to rebalance their economies. 

A piece of the wreckage shows damage that is said to be consistent with a hit from a fragmenting warhead. CreditNoah Sneider

Signs of Impact by Supersonic Missile

A piece of wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines plane bears shrapnel holes and blistered paint, suggesting that the destruction of the aircraft was caused by a missile.

IKEA Rues Retouching Its Catalogs
Swedish furniture giant IKEA said Monday that it regretted removing images of women from catalogs distributed in Saudi Arabia, which is often criticized for failing to provide women with equal rights. The news sparked criticism from the Swedish government after appearing in a local newspaper. In the standard version of the new catalog, left, a photo features a woman wearing pajamas standing in a bathroom with a young boy. But in the Saudi version of the catalog, the woman and her image in the mirror have disappeared.

 Looking for Ronald Reagan — and Not Finding Him

By Patti Davis
Republican candidates continue to invoke her father's legacy, but Reagan's daughter finds the comparisons sorely lacking

America, and the world, is sorely overdue for a breakthrough. As this columnist has argued here , here, and here, the era where it makes any kind of sense to look to Washington for solutions is gone, long gone.

pay up
1. (adverb) to pay (money) promptly, in full, or on demand

pay up (or pay something up)

Pay a debt in full:you’ve got ninety days to pay up the principal

rue[rue1] 発音記号[rúː]

[動](他)((文))〈罪・過失・過去などを〉悔いる, 後悔する;〈結果・出来事などを〉残念に思う
She'll rue the day she married him.
━━(自)悔いる, 後悔する;残念に思う.
━━[名][U]((古))悲嘆;悔悟, 後悔;哀れみ.

He will be sorely missed

(sôr'lē, sōr'-) pronunciation
  1. Painfully; grievously.
  2. Extremely; greatly: Their skills were sorely needed.

(ō'vər-dū', -dyū') pronunciation
  1. Being unpaid when due: an overdue bill.
  2. Coming or arriving after the scheduled or expected time: an overdue train.
    1. Expected or required but not yet having come about.
    2. Being something that should have occurred earlier. See synonyms at tardy.
【叙述的用法の形容詞】 〔…の〕機が熟していて,〔…が〕すでに必要とされていて 〔for〕.
The electoral system is overdue for change. 選挙制度改革きている.

The source said ministers have made it clear in Parliament that the HMRC has been told to treat cases of hardship sympathetically and give people more time to repay arrears - up to three years.

英文; 中文(繁體)字典中找到翻譯。
  • 標上星號 arrears /əˈrɪəz/ DJ /əˈrɪrz/ DJ US /ə'rɪrz/ KK US
    • money that somebody owes that they have not paid at the right time 逾期欠款 noun plural
      • Idiom:
        be in arrears; get/fall into arrears
        • to be late in paying money that you owe 到期未付;拖欠
        • Idiom:
          in arrears
          • if money or a person is paid in arrears for work, the money is paid after the work has been done 後付;拖欠;拖延


      • ar·rears
        • Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier





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      2. 積欠款項主办银行. Arrearages on Preferred Securities. 优先证券欠款. Arrears. 积欠款项blog.163.com - 相關搜尋
      3. 拖欠112, 110, arrears, 拖欠, Financial Regulation 5.4provides that Contributions andwww.unaudit.org.cn - 相關搜尋
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        • Arrears (also sometimes known as rearage) is a legal term for that part of a debt which is overdue after missing one or more required payments. The amount of the arrears is the amount accrued from the date on which the first missed payment was due; the account is said to be "in arrears". ...

        • stifle

          sti • fle1
          stifled (過去形) • stifled (過去分詞) • stifling (現在分詞) • stifles (三人称単数現在)
          1 …の息を止める, …を窒息(死)させる;…の息を詰まらせる
          be stifled to death
          2 〈声・感情などを〉抑える, こらえる
          stifle a yawn [a cry
          3 〈反乱などを〉鎮圧する, 〈自由・思想を〉抑圧[弾圧]する
          stifle political freedom
          4 〈火などを〉消す;〈騒音などを〉静める;〈うわさなどを〉もみ消す;〈大きな音が〉〈他の音を〉聞こえなくする.
          ━━(自)(←(他))窒息(死)する;息苦しくなる, 息が詰まるように感じる.
          [古ノルド語. ラテン語stīpāre(つめ込む)と同系. △STIFF, STEEVE1
          Definition of repay

          verb (past and past participle repaid)

          [with object]
          • pay back (a loan):the loans were to be repaid over a 20-year period
          • pay back money borrowed from (someone):most of his fortune had been spent repaying creditors
          • do or give something as recompense for (a favour or kindness received):the manager has given me another chance and I’m desperate to repay that faith
          • British be worth devoting time to (a specified action):these sites would repay more detailed investigation




          late Middle English: from Old French repaier


          [with object]
          • 1fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with (something aimed at):a laser-guided bomb had missed its target [no object]:he was given two free throws, but missed both times
          • pass by without touching; chance not to hit:a piece of shrapnel missed him by inches
          • fail to catch (something thrown or dropped).
          • be too late to catch (a passenger vehicle, etc.):we’ll miss the train if he doesn’t hurry
          • fail to notice, hear, or understand:the villa is impossible to miss—it’s right by the road
          • fail to attend, participate in, or watch (something one is expected to do or habitually does):teachers were supposed to report those students who missed class that day
          • fail to see or have a meeting with (someone):“Potter’s been here this morning?” “You’ve just missed him.”
          • not be able to experience or fail to take advantage of (an opportunity or chance):don’t miss the chance to visit the breathtaking Dolomites [no object]:he failed to recover from a leg injury and missed out on a trip to Barcelona
          • avoid; escape:smart Christmas shoppers go out early to miss the crowds
          • fail to include (someone or something); omit:if we miss a few things in the first draft, we can add them later
          • (of a woman) fail to have (a monthly period).
          • [no object] (of an engine or motor vehicle) undergo failure of ignition in one or more cylinders.
          • 2notice the loss or absence of:he’s rich—he won’t miss the money she slipped away when she thought she wouldn’t be missed
          • feel regret or sadness at no longer being able to enjoy the presence of:she misses all her old friends
          • feel regret or sadness at no longer being able to go to, do, or have:I still miss France and I wish I could go back


          • a failure to hit, catch, or reach something:Elster’s stunning catch in the third inning made up for his dreadful miss in the first
          • a failure, especially an unsuccessful movie, television show, recording, etc.:audiences will decide whether Brando’s latest flick is a hit or a miss


          Line breaks: shrap|nel
          Pronunciation: /ˈʃrapn(ə)l/


          [MASS NOUN]
          1Fragments of a bomb, shell, or other object thrown out by an explosion:he was killed by flying shrapnel[AS MODIFIER]: shrapnel wounds
          2INFORMAL Small change:little more than a few pounds and a handful of shrapnel


          early 19th century: named after General Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842), the British soldier who invented the shell.   


          shrap • nel
          [イギリスの発明家 H. Shrapnel(1761-1842)]