2016年9月27日 星期二

quick fix, gasp-inducing, gasp through a tracheotomy tube

When Trump said during the debate that not paying taxes "makes me smart," a group of undecided voters in NC gasped.


The Republican nominee was not as attractive to some after the first…
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He began by laughingly calling the latest news on the economic meltdown “a interesting moment” and ended by saying that “our energy policy has not been very wise” and that there was “no quick fix” on gasp-inducing gas prices.



gasp through a tracheotomy tube
tra·che·ot·o·my (trā'kē-ŏt'ə-mēpronunciation
n.pl. -mies.
Surgical incision of the trachea through the neck, as to make an artificial opening for breathing.
━━ n. 【医】気管切開(手術).
Wikipedia article "Tracheotomy"
At 89, founder of the ultra-rightist Fuerza Nueva, which even Franco found too reactionary, he greeted me eager to launch headlong into a kind of stump speech for the old dictatorship, pausing, from time to time, to gasp through a tracheotomy tube.

gasp
verb [I]
1 to take a short quick breath through the mouth, especially because of surprise, pain or shock:
When she saw the money hidden in the box she gasped in surprise.
[+ speech] "Help me!" he gasped.

2 UK INFORMAL be gasping to be very thirsty

gasp
noun [C]
when you gasp:
He gave a gasp of amazement.



quick fix noun [C] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
something that seems to be a fast and easy solution to a problem but is in fact not very good or long-lasting:
People are still looking for the quick fix.
He warned against any quick-fix solutions.



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