Yahoo labelled as ‘reckless' for backing Google over China stance
支持谷歌 雅虎被指“草率” 英
Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, denounced the Chinese actions as “reckless, dangerous and unprofessional.”
shoot from the hip
to react to a situation very quickly and with a lot of force, without thinking about the possible effects of your actions
His critics accuse him of shooting from the hip when challenged.
shoot from the hip
This expression transfers the fast shooting accomplished by drawing a gun from a holster and shooting without raising it to quick speaking or acting. [Slang; mid-1900s] For a similar transfer, see shoot off one's mouth.
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a small case usually made of leather and fixed on a belt or a strap, used for carrying a gun
doing something dangerous and not caring about the risks and the possible results:
He was found guilty of reckless driving.
Escape from restraint, as in The boat broke loose from its moorings, or He finally broke loose from the school of abstract expressionism. This expression also appears in all hell breaks loose, which indicates a state of fury or chaos, as in When Dad finds out you broke his watch, all hell will break loose, or When the children saw the dead pigeon in the hall, all hell broke loose. [Early 1400s]
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence; 語言和辭彙
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word. 是知識的載體
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance, 知識帶領著我們更接近無知
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death, 而無知把我們引向死亡
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD. 接近死亡並不意味著接近上帝
. S. Eliot (1888-1965):
The Rock (1934)
one thing is needful:
. 41But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: 42but one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The adjective needful has one meaning:
Meaning #1: necessary for relief or supply
Synonyms: needed, required, requisite
Credit for a good deed, as in John earned a lot of brownie points for doing his boss's report for him. The term originated with the points earned for various achievements by the youngest group of the Girl Scouts, called Brownies. In the mid-1900s it was transferred to general use.
Many Japanese schoolchildren are likely enjoying their winter holidays now. But in olden days in China, I understand, this was the season of winter schools.
Such schools were small private academies that taught children in rural areas only during the months of the agricultural off-season.
Back then, the Chinese believed winter was the best time for reading books. In fact, their three favorite times for reading were on a rainy day, at night and in winter. That means any winter's night was the perfect time for this pursuit.
Of, relating to, or belonging to time long past; old or ancient: olden days.
1. In sports such as tennis or golf, carry a stroke to completion after striking the ball. For example, You don't follow through on your backhand, so it goes into the net. [Late 1800s]
2. Carry an object, project, or intention to completion; pursue fully. For example, She followed through on her promise to reorganize the department. Also see follow up, def. 1.
【ゴルフ・テニス】フォロースルー ((完全な振り切り)); 完遂.
or fol·low·through (fŏl'ō-thrū')
- The act or an instance of following through: a book promotion campaign with no follow-through.
- Sports. The concluding part of a stroke, after a ball or other object has been hit or released.
A thermographic camera, sometimes called a FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed), or an infrared camera less specifically, is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. Instead of the 450–750 nanometer range of the visible light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm (14 µm).
Inferior to, below, or beneath: infrasonic.
infra dig こけんにかかわる.
in·fra dig (ĭn'frə dĭg')
Beneath one's dignity.
Englishman saw in King Hal s full-blooded daughter
In short, this has been America's period of full-blooded, go-to-hell, belly-
rubbing wahoo-yahoo rampage--and what architecture has she to show for it? ...
- Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.
- Related by way of having the same parents.
- Not pale or anemic; florid or ruddy.
- Vigorous and vital.
- Complete in all respects.
- To put forth sprouts or buds; germinate.
- To breed rapidly or abundantly.
- To teem; swarm: a lagoon that pullulated with tropical fish.
[Latin pullulāre, pullulāt-, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus, young fowl. See pullet.]
pul・lu・la・tion ━━ n.
interj. Used to express exuberance.
n. pl. wa·hoos
An exuberant cry: He let out a wahoo. Also called regionally rebel yell.