2016年9月8日 星期四

plunging, outweigh, moving, prominent, at the drop of a hat

By SABRINA TAVERNISE
The agency said manufacturers had failed to prove the products were safe to use over the long term or more effective than using ordinary soap and water.






Dare to bare in a plunging purple dress like Salma


Salma's purple dress



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Kimberley Garner showed off her stunning figure in aplunging black gown as she attended ...


Opinions are furiously divided as to whether the unintended harm caused by #Obamacare will outweigh its benefits. Republicans, who have always hated the whole package, howl that it will destroy jobs. Nonsense, say Democrats; it will promote growth and boost employment. Since the law has so many moving parts, it is hard to predict who is right http://econ.st/17666ks


Japan eager to promote economic activity in Myanmar
As Western troops engage in warfare in the name of freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a prominent new report reveals worldwide democracy to be on the ebb, analysts ponder where to go from here.


"For the fourth consecutive year, global declines in freedom outweighed gains in 2009."

RIM Shares Drop on Sales Worries
Fears that Research In Motion is spending heavily to push new BlackBerrys to holiday shoppers outweighed news of higher profit, sending shares plunging.




In place of the innovative manufacture Gordon Brown advocated in Where there is Greed in 1989, we got "financial engineering" from the City. When problems began, we were told the good money far outweighed the bad. But the first was devalued by the second, and billions (more than the value of the country's railways) have bailed out a medium-sized mortgage bank. As the panic increases, business organisations don't repair themselves but prey on one another.




Jim Paice, the agriculture minister, is heading to Beijing this weekend to put the finishing touches to an agreement that has been five years in the making.

本週末,英國農業大臣吉姆•佩斯(Jim Paice)將赴北京,為一項磋商了5年的協議敲定最後一筆。

“I'm almost certain that during my visit we will be able to tie up the final loose ends and British pork can be on its way to China,” Mr Paice said. “We estimate we can easily sell £50m of pig meat almost at the drop of a hat.”

佩斯表示:“我幾乎可以肯定,在訪問期間,我們能夠解決最後的未決問題,英國豬肉將進入中國。我們估計,英國很容易就可以在短期內向中國賣出5000萬英鎊的豬肉。

outweigh Phoneticverb [T]
to be greater or more important than something else:
The benefits of this treatment far outweigh any risks.


verb

[with object]
be heavier, greater, or more significant than:the advantages greatly outweigh the disadvantages


out・weigh

━━ vt. …より重い; (価値・勢力などが)…にまさる.
That plan's good points outweigh its bad points.
その計画の長所は短所を補って余りある.
2 …より重い.

prominent
(prŏm'ə-nənt)
adj.
  1. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant.
  2. Immediately noticeable; conspicuous. See synonyms at noticeable.
  3. Widely known; eminent.
[Middle English, from Latin prōminēns, prōminent-, present participle of prōminēre, to jut out : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + -minēre, to jut, threaten.]
prominently prom'i·nent·ly adv.
pronunciation
  at the drop of a hat
 Immediately, without delay, as in We were ready to pack our bags and go on vacation at the drop of a hat. This phrase probably alludes to signaling the start of a race or other contest by dropping a hat. [Late 1800s]

moving

音節
mov • ing
発音
múːviŋ
レベル
大学入試程度
[形]
1 (人を)感動させる;悲しくさせる, 哀れを感じさせる
a moving novel
感動的な小説
a moving account
涙をそそる体験談
His speech was very moving.
彼の話はたいへん感動的だった.
2 ((限定))動く, 動いている;動きを生じさせる, 動かす;(行動などの)動機となる, 駆りたてる((of ...))
a moving target
移動標的
the moving parts of the machine
その機械の(作動時に)動く部分
the moving spirit
主導者
the moving agent of a conflict
争いを煽りたてる動因.
3 ((限定))引っ越し用の
moving expenses
引っ越しの経費.
mov・ing・ly
[副]感動的に.




adjective

  • 1 [often with submodifier] in motion:a fast-moving river
  • 2producing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy:an unforgettable and moving book

Derivatives






movingly

adverb

plunging
dropping suddenly or having a shape that drops a long way down:plunging sales figuresdress with a plunging neckline (= having a deep curve at the neck to show part of the breasts)

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