2016年7月1日 星期五

greats, patty, then, the Big Mac. then-and-now, be a far cry from

Last year the leader of the UK Independence Party discussed patriotism, immigration and mischief-making over a pint with our then-political editor. In the pub with Nigel Farage, from the archive

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“The quality of this documentary is a far cry from the BBC’s earlier excellent programming... This series uses all means to shape the stereotype that [China] is a country that lacks freedom and [where] the people must obey the system.” - China Xinhua News




Jones mentored the then-16-year-old Gore. "He taught me what to do in the studio. He taught me how to do it," she told World Café in 2005. "But he felt it was really important for me to understand live performing." Jones took Gore on a tour of New York's jazz club scene where she learned from greats such as Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughn. "He would literally talk to me during the performance and say: watch this, look at this, listen to what the drummer does," Gore said.

Hungary Keeps Visit by Vladimir Putin Low-Key

As Hungary tries to repair ties to the West, Putin’s Hungary trip was a far cry from the big reception he received in Serbia.





2008  ADVERTISING

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD


McDonald’s is sponsoring a song-contest using the jingle on MySpace. The official reason is the 40th anniversary of the Big Mac, but the then-and-now similarities are not entirely lost on the company.


then 

Pronunciation: /ðɛn/ 

ADVERB


1At that time; at the time in question:I was living in Cairo then[AFTER PREPOSITION]: Phoebe by then was exhausted[AS ADJECTIVE]: he accepted a peerage from the then Prime Minister, Edward Heath
2After that; next; afterwards:she won the first and then the second game
2.1Also; in addition:I’m paid a generous salary, and then there’s the money I’ve made at the races
3In that case; therefore:if you do what I tell you, then there’s nothing to worry aboutwell, that’s okay then
3.1Used at the end of a sentence to emphasize an inference being drawn:so you’re still here then
3.2Used to finish off a conversation:see you in an hour then

Phrases

then and there


Immediately:she made up her mind then and there

Origin

Old English thænnethannethonne, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dan and Germandann, also to that and the.

patty
noun [C]
a piece of food made into a disc shape which is then cooked:
minced meat patties/sweet corn patties


be a far cry from
Definition of be a far cry from in English:

Be very different to:he is a far cry from the telegenic legislators who increasingly prowl Capitol Hill

  • Lama's upbringing was a far cry from his current life as an animal rights activist.
  • For Mrs Bulloch, 30, her role as shop manager is a far cry from her previous job as an air hostess.
  • This is the fifth generation of the Sonata and it is a far cry from the first generation model I found so tempting.
 1. : a long distance. 2. : something notably different far cry from what was intended

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