2016年11月10日 星期四

opener, for openers, downdraft, letter opener, cut the cards, play the —— card, eye-openers with jaw-dropping prices


Mexico outplays Japan in exhibition series opener
There's one big positive Japan can take out of the opening game of the 2016 Samurai Japan Challenge, which is meant to help the team prepare for ...


Taiwan's Tseng takes top spot ahead of Thailand opener
AFP
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Taiwan's Yani Tseng took the world number one ranking in women's golf from South Korean Jiyai Shin on Monday as the LPGA looked to ...

In the "Don't Kid Yourself" chapter, for example, Badaracco offers four guiding principles to help managers ensure they maintain a realistic view of the world (and themselves), namely:
  • You don't know everything.
  • You will be surprised.
  • Keep an eye on the insiders.
  • Trust, but cut the cards.

for openers, open investment adviser, profits and principa

Madoff: The essence of my scheme was that I represented to clients and prospective clients who wished to open investment adviser and individual trading accounts with me that I would invest their money in shares of common stock, options and other securities of well-known corporations, and upon request, would return to them their profits and principal.



mover and shaker and power breakfast/lunch

The Best Power Breakfasts


From L.A.'s Bel-Air to New York's Regency, our reviewer finds out which executive eye-openers are worth their jaw-dropping prices.


WSJ
Starbucks, Intel Pace Downdraft
As the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked the worst year-opener in its 111-year history, member Intel was a prime contributor and Starbucks was ground to a 2004 level, but Barrick Gold and other U.S. mining stocks glistened.

downdraft(doun'drăft')
n.
A strong downward current of air.
A downward trend; downturn: The business hit a downdraft.




eye-opener
noun [C usually singular]
something that surprises you and teaches you new facts about life, people, etc:
Living in another country can be a real eye-opener.jaw drops (open)
If someone's jaw drops (open), they look very surprised:
My jaw dropped open when she told me how old she was.

Translation: Yes, it was that simple.

profits and principal 利與本(金)
open an account 開戶

open (BEGIN) Show phonetics
verb [I or T]
to (cause to) begin:
I would like to open my talk by giving a brief background to the subject.
I'm going to open an account with another bank.
The Olympic Games open tomorrow.
A new radio station is due to open (up) next month.
The film opens (= will be shown for the first time) in New York and Los Angeles next week.

opening
adjective [before noun]
happening at the beginning of an event or activity:
her opening remarks
the opening night

opening
noun
1 [C usually singular] the beginning of something:
The opening of the novel is amazing.

2 [C] the beginning of a game of chess:
If you want to get anywhere in chess, you have to study the various openings.

openers 
plural noun INFORMAL
for openers first:
Just for openers, I'd like to ask a question.

play the —— card

exploit the specified issue or idea mentioned, especially for political advantage:he resisted the temptation to play the race card

Play the race card

Meaning

To attempt to gain advantage in an election by pandering to the electorate's racism. Also, more recently, to attempt to gain advantage by drawing attention to one's race.
  I’m really surprised she played the gender card


cut (cards)

When a dealer splits a deck of cards into two smaller stacks using a single hand movement, creating a "top" and "bottom" stack of cards. The bottom stack of cards is then placed on top of the top stack of cards.
SoundPoker Says: A cut is performed to help prevent cheaters, such as mechanics, from fixing a deck of cards. Commonly the player to the right of the dealer will cut the deck in home games, while the house dealer will cut the deck in casinos.




opener
(ō'pə-nər) pronunciation
n.
  1. One that opens, especially a device used to cut open cans or pry up bottle caps.
  2. Games.
    1. The player who starts the betting in cards.
    2. openers Cards of sufficient value to enable the holder to open the betting.
  3. The first act in a theatrical variety show.
  4. Sports. The first game in a series.
idiom:
for openers Informal.
  1. To begin with: "Out of 54 potential jurors, they knocked 20 off . . . just for openers" (Joseph DiMona).

[名]
1 あける道具, カキむき用具;(…を)開く人;開始者
a can [((英))a tin] opener
缶切り
a bottle opener
栓抜き.
2 (番組の)最初の出し物;開幕試合, 初戦, 第一戦
The Giants lost the opener.
ジャイアンツは初戦に敗れた.
3 ((〜s))《ポーカー》最初の賭(か)けに参加するのに最低限必要な手.
for openers
まず第一に;手始め[皮切り]に.

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