2016年5月22日 星期日

toe the line, maverick, paranoia, unbranded, corps (GROUP)

 

Beijing warned Taiwan it would cut off critical contacts with the island if its new president Tsai Ing-wen does not state her support for the concept that there is only “one China”, state media reported.
Beijing warned Taiwan it would cut off critical contacts with the island if its…
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 Toe the line; don't speak out: press freedom in Kenya is not quite what it used to be



Gado has had no qualms about skewering politicians of all persuasions in 23 years as a cartoonist for a host of east African newspapers
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Michael Appleton for The New York Times
The Saturday Profile

Branded a Betrayer for Embracing Rebels

Samar Yazbek, a Syrian Alawite, has written a chronicle of the uprising’s first months and the pain her participation in it has brought.

 

T-Mobile’s Strength as Industry Maverick Is Questioned

The Justice Department challenged a merger of AT&T and T-Mobile to spur competition and innovation, but analysts question whether T-Mobile’s independence will serve that goal.

At China’s New Museum, History Toes Party Line

The National Museum of China showcases the Communist Party’s efforts to control the narrative of history.



Obituary: Robert Altman
Colourful, maverick film-maker who refused to toe the studio line.


paranoid, corps (GROUP) , brain drain

In 1960 another eloquent young candidate, John Kennedy, was suspected of belonging to a church with some attitudes that looked suspiciously un-American: the Catholic Church. He successfully defused that fear by stating that his faith was private and the church would never dictate his politics. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was a competent and articulate Republican who toed the party line on all its big issues. Yet his run for the Republican nomination failed, perhaps partly as a result of his religious identity. For Mr Obama it appears that the words of Mr Wright are a bigger liability than was Kennedy’s Catholicism. But Mr Obama has shown considerable talent on the campaign trail thus far. If he fails to keep defining himself aggressively, his pastor’s paranoid and angry comments will let opponents do it for him.




China's Biotech Industry -- an Asian Dragon is Growing

China's "brain gain" of talented scientists

According to a study published online by the journal Nature Biotechnology, with extensive support of a government intent on promoting innovation and fuelled by a “brain gain” of talented scientists and entrepreneurs returning from abroad, China’s health biotech industry only needs a more favourable investment climate to emerge as a global force in the production of therapies and medicines – both new drugs and low-cost generics. The paper said China’s biotech industry is an Asian Dragon which is growing. Over the years China – along with India – has been known to be very good at replicating products. But the paper points out that China today boasts of daring medical science innovation and stunning breakthroughs. Rajiv Sharma spoke to lead author Dr. Sarah Frew and asked her what kind of breakthroughs she and her team of researchers were referring to.






toe
 (OBEY)
verb
toe the line to do what you are ordered or expected to do:
Ministers who wouldn't toe the party line were swiftly got rid of.

Accept the authority, policies, or principles of a particular group, especially unwillingly:he knew that he had to toe the official line because he couldn’t afford to be put on the dole
From the literal sense 'stand with the tips of the toes exactly touching a line'
 toe the line [〈米〉 mark] スタートラインにつく; 命令[規則,習慣]に従う.



corps
 (GROUP)
group noun [C] plural corps
a group of people who are connected because they are involved in a particular activity:
the diplomatic corps
the press corps
A corps of technicians is/are accompanying the band on their tour.


━━ n. (pl. ~  ) 【軍】…団, 兵団; 団, 隊, 団体.
 corps de ballet F. コールドバレエ ((群舞を演ずる人たち)).
 corps diplomatique [F.] 外交団.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura in fact emphatically informed reporters, "I believe absolutely in the existence of UFOs."
Instead of being chided for not toeing the Cabinet line, Machimura's statement produced good-humored laughter among the press corps. Perhaps there is something magical about the universe that sparks our imagination.

brain drain noun [S]
when large numbers of educated and highly skilled people leave their own country to live and work in another one where pay and conditions are better:
Britain has suffered a huge brain drain in recent years.




toe (OBEY) Show phonetics
verb
toe the line to do what you are ordered or expected to do:


accept the authority, policies, or principles of a particular group, especially unwillingly.


"he knew that he had to toe the official line because he couldn't afford to be put on the dole"

Ministers who wouldn't toe the party line were swiftly got rid of.



paranoia Show phonetics
noun
1 [C or U] an extreme and unreasonable feeling that other people do not like you or are going to harm or criticize you:
There's a lot of paranoia about crime at the moment.

2 [U] SPECIALIZED Someone who has paranoia has unreasonable false beliefs as a part of another mental illness, for example schizophrenia.

paranoid Show phonetics
adjective
1 feeling extremely anxious and worried because you believe that other people do not like you or are trying to harm you:
He started feeling paranoid and was convinced his boss was going to fire him.

2 SPECIALIZED suffering from a mental illness in which you believe that other people are trying to harm you:
He was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
paranoid delusions

paranoiac Show phonetics
noun [C]
someone who is paranoid




maverick



(măv'ər-ĭk, măv'rĭk) pronunciation
n.
  1. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it.
  2. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.
adj.
Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence: maverick politicians; a maverick decision.

[Possibly after Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870), American cattleman who left the calves in his herd unbranded .]

Definition of maverick



noun

  • 1an unorthodox or independent-minded person:he’s the maverick of the senate
  • 2North American an unbranded calf or yearling.

adjective

  • unorthodox:a maverick detective

Origin:

mid 19th century: from the name of Samuel A. Maverick (1803–70), a Texas rancher who did not brand his cattle

maverick


  音節
mav • er • ick
発音
mǽvərik
レベル
社会人必須
maverickの変化形
mavericks (複数形)
[名]
1 ((米))所有者を示す焼き印のない牛;(特に)母牛から離れた焼き印のない子牛.
2 どの派にも属さない政治家[芸術家, 組織など];一匹オオカミ, 異端者
a maverick among Republicans
共和党内の異端者.
━━[形]〈政治家が〉無所属の.  特立獨行的
[米国Texas州の開拓者Samuel A. Maverick(1803-70)の名より]
toe the line (or mark)
  1. To adhere to doctrines or rules conscientiously; conform.
  2. Sports & GamesTo touch a mark or line with the toe or hands in readiness for the start of a race or competition. To touch a mark or line with the toe or hands in readiness for the start of a race or competition.





toe
v.tr.
  1. To touch, kick, or reach with the toe.
  2. Sports. To drive (a golf ball) with the toe of the club.
  3. To set or adjust at an oblique angle. Used with in or out.
    1. To drive (a nail or spike) at an oblique angle.
    2. To fasten or secure with obliquely driven nails or spikes.
v.intr.
To stand, walk, move, or be formed with the toes pointed in a specified direction: He toes out.


    足の指。また、靴のつま先部分。
    ゴルフのクラブなどで、ヘッドの先端部分。





    brand


     
    音節
    brand
    発音
    brǽnd
    レベル
    大学入試程度
    brandの変化形
    brands (複数形) • branded (過去形) • branded (過去分詞) • branding (現在分詞) • brands (三人称単数現在)
    brandの慣用句
    a brand from the burning, brandless, (全2件)
    [名]
    1
    (1) (品質・等級・製造元・所有者などを示す)焼き印, 印, 銘柄, 商標, ブランド.
    (2) (特定の)銘柄品, ブランド商品
    big-name brands
    ブランドもの[商品].
    (3) ((米))(特定の)焼き印をつけた牛[家畜].
    2 (印・商標などで示される)品種, 品質, 等級, 種類;特有の種類;型
    the Japanese brand of baseball
    日本流の野球.
    3 (昔罪人に押した)焼き印;(不名誉の)烙印(らくいん), 汚名
    the brand of Cain
    カインの烙印(殺人の罪).
    4 焼きごて
    a brand of treatment
    きびしい取り扱い.
    5 ((文))燃え木, 燃えさし.
    6 ((古・詩))刀, 剣;たいまつ.
    a brand (snatched) from the burning [the fire]
    火中から取り出された燃えさし;危ないところを救われた人[物], 改宗した人〈《聖書》ゼカリヤ書3:2〉.
    ━━[動](他)
    1 〈罪人・家畜・品物などに〉焼き印を押す
    brand cattle
    牛に焼き印を押す.
    2 〈人に〉(汚名を)着せる((with ...));〈人に〉(…との)烙印を押す((as ...))
    brand him (as) cheap
    彼を軽薄だと決めつける.
    3 〈物が〉〈人を〉(…として)浮かび上がらす, 目立たせる((as ...))
    His attire branded him as a hippy.
    彼の服装でヒッピーだとすぐわかった.
    4 …を(記憶に)焼きつける, (心に)印象づける((in, on ...)).
    [古英語. 原義は「燃えている木」. brinnan(燃える)の名詞形. △BURN1
    brand・less
    [形]商標のついていない.

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