2016年6月16日 星期四

ploy, trial balloon, take some (or a lot of) beating

Edinburgh is beautiful all year long – but summer takes some beating.

Microsoft Sends Up Trial Balloons for Windows 7:
While Vista takes a beating in the press, Microsoft seems increasingly willing to disclose details of its forthcoming OS. (Neil McAllister)


No matter what you call it, it's an election ploy



Kremlin Decries Journalist's Beating
An attack on the editor of a small Russian newspaper has caught the Kremlin's eye, but critics suggest it is a ploy to defuse social tension.



take a beating

informal Suffer damage or hurt:her pride had taken a beating at his hands

2

take some (or a lot of) beating

informal Be difficult to surpass or defeat:last year’s £2.3 million record will take some beating


ploy Show phonetics
noun [C]
something that is done or said in order to get an advantage, often dishonestly:
There are various ploys we can use if necessary.
[+ to infinitive] He only said he had a meeting as a ploy to get her to leave.


  
━━ n. 策略, やり口; 浮かれ騒ぎ.

trial balloon

n.
An idea or a plan advanced tentatively to test public reaction.
[From the use of balloons to test weather conditions.]

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