China’s very first notes were called “flying money” because, unlike coins, they could flutter away in a breeze. That’s an appropriate metaphor for Chinese financial policy, now wafting in an orbit of its own. One way or another, it will have to come back down to earth.
By MICHAEL COOPER and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
In wake of the debt-ceiling debate, most Americans surveyed said creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Did Google Buy A Lemon? Motorola Mobility Whiffs Q4No refunds, no returns.
Motorola Mobility late Friday warned that Q4 results will come in well short of Street expectations. The company, which is nearing completion of its $12.5 billion acquisition by Google, said it now sees sales for the quarter of $3.4 billion, with “modest profitability” on a non-GAAP basis. Street consensus was for revenue of $3.9 billion and non-GAAP profits of 41 cents a share.
v., -proved, -prov·ing, -proves. v.tr.
- To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
- To refuse to approve; reject.
To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking.
disapprover dis'ap·prov'er n.
disapprovingly dis'ap·prov'ing·ly adv.
A Japanese firm has announced it will be the first to put the unique flower on sale to the public - at a not-to-be-sniffed-at 2,000 and 3,000 yen per stem, about 10 times more expensive than normal.
v., sniffed, sniff·ing, sniffs.
- To inhale a short, audible breath through the nose, as in smelling something.
- To sniffle.
- To use the sense of smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed at the jar to see what it held.
- To regard something in a contemptuous or dismissive manner: The critics sniffed at the adaptation of the novel to film.
- Informal. To pry; snoop: The reporters came sniffing around for more details.
- To inhale forcibly through the nose: sniffed the cool morning air.
- To smell, as in savoring or investigating: sniffed the lilacs; sniffed the breeze for traces of smoke.
- To perceive or detect by or as if by sniffing: dogs that sniffed out the trail through the snow; sniffed trouble ahead.
- To utter in a contemptuous or haughty manner: The countess sniffed her disapproval.
- An instance or the sound of sniffing.
- Something sniffed or perceived by or as if by sniffing; a whiff: a sniff of perfume; a sniff of scandal.
[Middle English sniffen, probably of Scandinavian origin.]sniffable sniff'a·ble adj.
sniffer sniff'er n.sniffe
intr.v., -fled, -fling, -fles.
- To breathe audibly through a runny or congested nose.
- To weep or whimper lightly with spasmodic congestion of the nose.
- The act or sound of sniffling.
- sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.
[Frequentative of SNIFF.]sniffler snif'fler n.
sniffly snif'fly (snĭf'ə-lē, snĭf'lē) adj.
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- A slight, gentle gust of air; a waft: a whiff of cool air.
- A brief, passing odor carried in the air: a whiff of perfume.
- A minute trace: "Humanity is unregenerable and hates the language of conformity, since conformity has a whiff of the inhuman about it" (Anthony Burgess).
- An inhalation, as of air or smoke: Take a whiff of this pipe.
- Baseball. A strikeout.
v., whiffed, whiff·ing, whiffs. v.intr.
- To be carried in brief gusts; waft: puffs of smoke whiffing from the chimney.
- Sports. To swing at and miss a ball or puck.
- Baseball. To strike out. Used of a batter.
- To blow or convey in whiffs.
- To inhale through the nose; sniff: a dog whiffing the air.
- Baseball. To strike out (a batter).
[Perhaps alteration of Middle English weffe, offensive smell.]whiffer whiff'er n.
- 1 [with object] Get a brief or faint smell of: he screwed up his nose as if he’d whiffed Limburger
- Most of the time the fielders are just standing around while the batters are whiffing and, all of a sudden, the fielder makes an error on a ground ball because he is not ready.
- In his 14-year career, he whiffed only 114 times, fewer times than many of today's hitters strike out in one season.
- The strikeout numbers stayed low, with Barry never whiffing 70 times in a season.
|snivel||(verb) Cry or whine with snuffling.|
|Usage:||Put your handkerchief away—don't snivel before me.|
intr.v., -eled, or -elled, -el·ing, or -el·ling, -els, or -els.
- To sniffle.
- To complain or whine tearfully.
- To run at the nose.
- The act of sniffling or sniveling.
- Nasal mucus.
[Middle English snivelen, from Old English *snyflan.]sniveler sniv'el·er n.