Only a handful of countries, mainly in eastern Europe, drink more than the British. The Scots, probably the thirstiest of the bunch, are determined to cut down
In some parts of Australia, vacuuming is banned after 10pm, and cat owners can be fined if their pets breach evening curfews. From The Economist’s 1843 magazine
Tourists who think Australia is laid-back are in for a shock
From the archive
A sickening drop in the pound signals that all the illusions around the vote to leave the European Union have been shattered, and that Britain will pay a price.
Is it bad to have a bunch of old judges?
Aug 20th 2015, 17:27 BY S.M. | NEW YORK
By ASHLEY PARKERStuart Stevens, center, a seemingly laid-back yet fiercely competitive strategist, has given Mitt
Romney’s campaign a very different feel this time around.
‘the people who wrote in complaining are a bunch of idiots’
‘I was awoken by a bunch of rowdy drunkards’
Having a relaxed or casual atmosphere or character; easygoing: "laid-back, untroubled people" (New Yorker).
laid-backness laid'-back'ness n.
1 のんきな, のんびりした.
2 〈ロック音楽が〉リラックスした, レイドバックの.
4 冷静な, 冷淡な, 無感動な
a laid-back set