2016年3月26日 星期六

slog, slogger, foot soldier, footman. Chip on his Shoulder, infantryman, marcher, footslogger, report card, keep the momentum going

Taiwan and China used to play a joyless slogging game called “dollar diplomacy”. In it each side competed with lorry-loads of cash and other inducements to get small, impoverished and often ill-run nations to switch their diplomatic allegiance

But investors in the industry will be in for a long, hard slog

Obama, in Economic Outlook, Paints Picture of a Tough Slog1

The alternative is to be more committed than ever to fighting to regain our democracy and take back our economy. If you choose to fight, it will be a long slog. (For many of you, it's already been.) There's no easy formula, no messiah-like candidate, no magic bullet. It requires hard political work at the grass roots of your community, state, and the nation. It means knowing the truth and spreading it. Standing up to the bullies. Working with and through many others. And Never, ever giving up.

  1. Scent of a Woman (1992) - Quotes - IMDb


    You think you're merely sending this splendid foot soldier back home to Oregon with his tail between his legs, but I say you are... executin' his soul! And why?
Marines Moving Women Toward the Front Lines
The Marine Corps is bringing women into units that had been male-only, starting with its infantry officer school at Quantico, Va., and some ground combat battalions.

Mr. Lilley joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1951 “as a foot soldier in America’s efforts to keep Asia from being dominated by Communist China,” as he wrote in his memoir.

漫畫來源: Ted Goff

report card, 成績單

Path to United States Practice Is Long Slog to Foreign Doctors

Despite a shortage of doctors in some parts of the United States, a trend that may worsen under the new health care law, it takes years for a foreign doctor to be licensed here.

The slog begins

Newt Gingrich wins big, but can he keep the momentum going as the campaign moves into friendlier territory for Mitt Romney?
Upbeat CEO, Same Yahoo

Marissa Mayer has injected a feeling of hope inside Yahoo, but her first quarterly report card points to a tough slog for the long-ailing Internet pioneer.

Obama Warns of a Long Slog in Libya
U.S. President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron warned that military operations in Libya could be a long slog that continues until Col. Gadhafi leaves power.

Japan Post Bank's Long Slog to An IPO
Wall Street Journal - USA
That's how Japan Post Bank -- with $2 trillion in deposits -- has managed to sail through the credit crisis unscathed. Fully owned by the government, ...

Unfortunately, the money got lost in between leaving the cheap and nasty airline's bank account and arriving in mine. So we are still slogging it out. Or rather I'm slogging it out, and my bank, First Direct, is doing some admirable slogging on my behalf, but the airline is stonewalling.
On Slog to Safety, Seething at West

It was the question of the day among exhausted Georgians: Where are the United States and NATO?

slog (slŏgpronunciation
  1. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod: slog across the swamp; slogged through both volumes.
  2. To work diligently for long hours: slogged away at Latin.
  1. To make (one's way) with a slow heavy pace against resistance.
  2. To strike with heavy blows.
  1. A long exhausting march or hike: a slog through miles of jungle.
  2. A long session of hard work: an 18-hour slog in the hay fields. 
  3. noun

  4. 1 [usually in singular] a spell of difficult, tiring work or travelling:it would be a hard slog back to the camp [mass noun]:it wasn’t all slog during those years
2a forceful and uncontrolled hit, especially in cricket:a slog hit the fielder on the helmet
    [Perhaps alteration of SLUG3.]
    slogger slog'ger n.

    ((略式))[動](〜ged, 〜・ging)(他)
    1 (ボクシング・クリケットなどで)…を強打する.
    2 …を殴って追いたてる.
    1 強打する.
    2 (…を)重い足どりで歩く, 苦労して進む((on, through ...));((英))(…に)精を出す((on, away/at ...))
    I've been slogging away at this book for two years.
    slog it out
    slog one's way
    ━━[名]強打, 乱打;骨折り仕事;苦闘;強行軍;長くつらい歩行.

    slog (WORK HARD)
    verb -gg-
    1 [I usually + adverb or preposition] MAINLY UK INFORMAL to work hard over a long period, especially doing work that is difficult or boring:
    I've been slogging away for days on this essay and I'm still not finished.

    2 [I + adverb or preposition] to travel or move with difficulty, for example through wet, sticky soil or snow, or when you are very tired:
    Despite the rain, they slogged on for another six miles.

    slog noun [S] MAINLY UK INFORMAL
    a period of difficult or tiring effort:
    The exams were a real hard slog but I'm glad I did them.
    That last hill before the finishing-line was a long slog!

    slog (HIT HARD)
    verb [T] -gg- UK
    to hit a ball hard and often in an uncontrolled way

    noun [C] UK INFORMAL
    a very hard, and often uncontrolled hit:
    And that was a real slog from Kumar.


    Line breaks: slog
    Pronunciation: /slɒɡ /informal

    Definition of slog in English:

    VERB (slogssloggingslogged)

    1[NO OBJECT] Work hard over a period of time:they were slogging away to meet a deadline

    1.1[WITH ADVERBIAL OF DIRECTION] Walk or move with difficulty or effort:I slogged through the heather in the heat

    2[WITH OBJECT] Hit (someone or something) forcefully and typically wildly, especially in boxing or cricket:batsmen careering down the pitch to slog the ball up in the air

    2.1(slog it outBritish Fight or compete fiercely:they’ll be slogging it out in the first round of the cup next Sunday


    [USUALLY IN SINGULAR] A spell of difficulttiring work or travelling:it would be a hard slog back to the camp[MASS NOUN]: it wasn’t all slog during those years
    Studies show that married couples can expect around two years of the passionate stuff, and then decades of a companionable slog.
    forceful and uncontrolled hit, especially in cricket:a slog hit the fielder on the helmet


    early 19th century: of unknown origin; compare withslug2.




    • They're the sprinters, he says, whereas malamutes are sloggers, which were used in days of yore for hauling heavy freight.
    • Yet while Bronson was a slogger, he was also ambitious.
    • Dyson piled up the points, criticising a culture that celebrates the effortlessly brilliant rather than the determined slogger.
    1. 1.
      a liveried servant whose duties include admitting visitors and waiting at table.
    2. 2.
      a soldier in the infantry.
    foot soldier
    The noun has one meaning:
    Meaning #1: fights on foot with small arms
     名](複 -men)(個々の)歩兵. ⇒FOOTMAN 3

    1soldier who fights on foot.
    1.1 A person who carries out important work but does not have a role of authority in an organization or field:
    programmers are the foot soldiers of the computer revolution


    • 発音記号[ínfəntri][名][U]((集合的))歩兵(隊).

    "Chip on his shoulder" commonly refers to someone who has a self-righteous feeling of inferiority or a grudge. An example would be someone always bringing up how they are or were disadvantaged in some way.
    Person 1:"I was raised in a working class family with no luxuries"

    Person 2:"But now you're a millionaire..."

    Person 3:"Don't worry about him mate, he's just got a chip on his shoulder."