2016年9月27日 星期二

break the bank, far-fetched, manhole covers and grates

You don't actually have to pay more in the long run for an electric car or other low-emissions vehicle, a study finds.


Researchers at MIT found that you don't have to break the bank to get a…
NPR.ORG
“People feel like they have a voice,” said Beth Heimerl, a teacher in suburban Minneapolis who attended a recent rally in St. Paul, Minnesota. “You can see yourself in the issues he’s talking about.”


Eight months into a once far-fetched campaign, the Democratic socialist has evolved into a more polished, more professional candidate, maintaining his candor in an election where authenticity is at a premium.
PBS.ORG
Philadelphia Streets Unsafe for Manhole Covers
By IAN URBINA
In the past year thieves have stolen hundreds of covers and grates, which are increasingly valuable as scrap.



break the bank

humorous

to cost too much:

It only costs $2. That's not going to break the bank.


manhole

A covered opening in a street which provides access for cleaning and repairing of a sewer beneath, or for repairing a conduit for electric underground piping or electric cables.
manhole


manhole Show phonetics
noun [C]
a covered opening in a road which a worker can enter in order to reach underground pipes, wires or drains which need to be examined or repaired:
a manhole cover


grate1



━━ n. (暖炉の)火格子, 火床; 暖炉; =grating2.


這字如何翻譯
日本採音譯

不過許多國家有第2種稱呼
n. - 人孔, 檢修孔

台北市昨天驚傳人孔蓋彈爆傷人意外,位於重慶南路、和平西路口人行道的人孔蓋,因下方的台電高壓開關漏電,引燃下水道的沼氣,將人孔蓋爆開,市民張錦平不巧站在上方等紅綠燈,遭冒出的火焰灼傷腳部。
北市重慶南路、和平西路口人行道上的人孔蓋,昨因下方的台電高壓開關漏電引燃下水道沼氣,將人孔蓋爆開,灼傷一路人。 台電工程人員表示,因近日陰雨不斷,導致裝設在地底下的高壓開關絕緣效果變差,研判是台電高壓開關漏電,引燃下水道的沼氣。



  • The “manhole bag,” another of Ms. Tsukioka’s inventions, is a purse that can hide your valuables by unfolding to look like a round sewer cover. These ideas might strike foreigners as far-fetched,” Ms. Tsukioka said, “but in Japan, they can become reality.”
    Photo: Torin Boyd/Polari, for The New York Times


Far-Fetched Facts A Parable of Development Aid By Richard Rottenburg; Translated by Allison Brown and Tom Lampert
A fictionalized ethnographic study of development aid in sub-Saharan Africa that focuses on technologies of inscription in the interactions of development banks, international experts, and local managers.


far-fetched
dj.
Not readily believable because of improbable elements therein: a far-Line breaks: far-fetched


Pronunciation: /ˌfɑːˈfɛtʃt/



Definition of far-fetched in English:

adjective

the theory sounded bizarre and far-fetchedfetched analogy; a far-fetched excuse.

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