2016年10月11日 星期二

stamina, nerve, one's nerve, bundle, rethink, triathlon, props, bundle of nerves


Trump’s Obsession With Clinton’s ‘Stamina’

Donald J. Trump has a vast verbal arsenal aimed at women — pig, dog, slob, bimbo — but when it comes to Hillary Clinton, it’s all stamina, stamina, stamina.

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

December 14, 2013 
Mr Osborne said: "The economic collapse was even worse than we thought. Repairing it will take even longer than we hoped.
"But we held our nerve when many told us to abandon our plan. And as a result, thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of the British people, Britain is turning a corner.
"Of course, many risks remain. These are still the early stages of recovery. But we mustn't go back to square one. We mustn't lose what the British people have achieved.


My brother, a triathlete and the person who called the ad to my attention, was impressed with the ad’s message. “Cool Nike spot,” he commented. Of the more than 960,000 people who’ve watched the clip on YouTube, many have called it “inspiring” and “amazing.” One viewer commented: “Best commercial out for a while, props to Nike.”


Tracks of My Tears: Reconstructing Digital Music

6312.htmlRecord labels have depended on album sales to boost profits. But in the digital music era, consumers prefer single songs over music "bundles." The result? Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse says it is time for the industry to rethink its products and prices.

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."Muhammad Ali

Our stamina was strained by an agenda kept largely secret from us but packed from morning until late at night, busy enough to keep us from slipping out to meet ordinary Tibetans.

After a Season of Cutting, Stores Sweeten Discounts

Analysts say consumers expecting even better deals after Christmas will not be disappointed, though they should expect more “bundling” from retailers.


  • 発音記号[prɑ'p | prɔ'p]

1 ((略式))プロペラ(propeller).
2 提案(proposition).
3 ((通例〜s))《演劇》小道具(係).

verb [T]
to include an additional computer program or other product with something that you sell:
The system came bundled with a word processor, spreadsheet and graphics program.

noun [U]
the bundling of services/software/products

 這可以有許多解釋 英文有 bundle of nerves 說法 膽小而緊張者

bundle of nerves
n. Informal
An extremely nervous person.
bundle 也有許多俗語 如指 胖女子 小孩等等


  1. Any of the cordlike bundles of fibers made up of neurons through which sensory stimuli and motor impulses pass between the brain or other parts of the central nervous system and the eyes, glands, muscles, and other parts of the body. Nerves form a network of pathways for conducting information throughout the body.
  2. The sensitive tissue in the pulp of a tooth.
  3. A sore point or sensitive subject: The criticism touched a nerve.
    1. Courage and control under pressure: lost his nerve at the last minute.
    2. Fortitude; stamina.
    3. Forceful quality; boldness.
    4. Brazen boldness; effrontery: had the nerve to deny it.
  4. nerves Nervous agitation caused by fear, anxiety, or stress: an attack of nerves.
  5. A vein or rib in the wing of an insect.
  6. The midrib and larger veins in a leaf.
tr.v., nerved, nerv·ing, nerves.
To give strength or courage to.
get on (someone's) nerves
  1. To irritate or exasperate.
strain every nerve
  1. To make every effort.
[Middle English, sinew, nerve, from Old French nerf, from Medieval Latin nervus, from Latin.]


  • 1(in the body) a whitish fiber or bundle of fibers that transmits impulses of sensation to the brain or spinal cord, and impulses from these to the muscles and organs:the optic nerve
  • 2 (nerves) a person’s mental state, in particular the extent to which they are agitated or worried:an amazing journey that tested her nerves to the full
  • nervousness or anxiety:his first-night nerves soon disappeared
  • 3 (often one's nerve) a person’s steadiness, courage, and sense of purpose when facing a demanding situation:the army’s commanders were beginning to lose their nerve I got up the nerve to ask Miss Kinnian to have dinner with me
  • informal impudence or audacity:he had the nerve to insult my cooking she’s got nerve wearing that short skirt with those legs
  • 4 Botany a prominent unbranched rib in a leaf, especially in the midrib of the leaf of a moss.


(nerve oneself)
brace oneself mentally to face a demanding situation:she nerved herself to enter the room

noun [U]
the physical and/or mental strength to do something which might be difficult and which will take a long time:
The triathlon is a great test of stamina.
n. スタミナ, 持久力, 根気; ⇒stamen.


  • 発音記号[traiǽθlən]
1 トライアスロン:水泳, 自転車, 長距離走を連続して行う競技.
2 《陸上競技》(女子の)3種競技.


 ━━ n. 神経; 〔詩〕 筋, 腱(けん); 気力, 勇気; 沈着; 体力, 元気; 厚かましさ; (pl.) 神経過敏, 臆病; 【植】葉脈; 【虫】翅脈(しみゃく).
be all nerves びくびくしている.
get on …'s nerves / give … the nerves 人の神経にさわる.
get up the nerve 勇気を奮い起こす.
have a nerve 厚かましい.
have iron nerves [nerves of steel] 鉄[鋼]のような(図太い)神経を持っている.
have no nerves 平気でいる.
have the nerve to do …する勇気がある; 厚かましくも…する.
hit [touch] a (raw) nerve (人の)痛い所[泣き所, 弱点]に触れる.
live on one's nerves いつもびくびくして暮らす.
lose one's nerve 気おくれする.
strain every nerve (to do) (…しようと)全力を尽す.
━━ vt. 力をつける; 勇気[元気]づける.
nerve block 【医】神経ブロック(法) ((局所麻酔の一種)).
nerve cell 【解】神経細胞.
nerve center 神経中枢; 中枢(部).
nerve cord 【生物】(ミミズなどの)神経索.
nerve fiber 【解】神経繊維.
nerve gas 神経ガス ((毒ガスの一種)).
nerve growth factor 【生化】神経成長因子 ((略 NGF)).
nerve impulse 【生理】神経衝動.
nerve・less ━━ a. 力のない; 気力[勇気]のない; 神経[葉脈,翅脈]のない; 冷静な; (文体などが)締まりのない.
nerve・less・ly ad.
nerve・less・ness n.
nerve net 【生物】(腔腸動物などの)神経網.
nerve-(w)racking ━━ a. ひどく神経をいらだたせる, 耐えがたい.



Pronunciation: /riːˈθɪŋk/
(past and past participle rethought) [with object]
  • consider or assess (something, especially a course of action) again, especially in order to change it:the government were forced to rethink their plans


Pronunciation: /ˈriːθɪŋk/
[in singular]
a reassessment, especially one that results in changes being made:a last-minute rethink of their tactics