'Palestine's' Next Stage
“I confess that one evening, after a particularly abominable day, I sank down on a stone bench weeping and cursing a mock world where millions of lives were being juggled by the clammy hands of consuls and commissaires. I noticed she was crying too, and then I told her that nothing would really have mattered the way it mattered now, had she not gone and done what she did."
--from 'That in Aleppo Once...' by Vladimir Nabokov
George Ibrahim tugs down at the top of his turtleneck and points to the bare skin of his throat. "This," he says in accented English, "is what kasaba means in Arabic. Center of breathing. Center of life."
(By Peter Marks, The Washington Post)
PEOPLE love to mock the middle class. Its narrow-mindedness, complacency and conformism are the mother lode of material for sitcom writers and novelists. But Marx thought “the bourgeoisie…has played a most revolutionary part” in history. And although The Economist rarely sees eye to eye with the father of communism, on this Marx was right.
see eye to eye
If two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other:
My sisters don't see eye to eye with me about the arrangements.
turtleneck Show phonetics
1 US FOR polo neck
2 UK (US mock turtleneck) a high round collar that does not fold over on itself, or a jumper with this type of collar:
a turtleneck sweater
━━ n. のど, のど元, 気管; のど状のもの; 狭い通路; （器物の）首. ...
━━ n. のど, のど元, 気管; のど状のもの; 狭い通路; （器物の）首.
clear one's throat せき払いする.
cut one another's [each other's] throats 共倒れになる.
cut one's […] (own) throat 自滅する［破滅させる］.
force [ram, thrust] down …'s throat 人に（考えを）強引に認めさせる.
jump down …'s throat 〔俗〕 人をやりこめる，くってかかる.
lie in one's throat 白々しいうそをつく.
stick in one's throat 気に食わない.
take [seize] … by the throat 人ののど首をつかむ; 人の死命を制する.
- 1. 〜に溝をつける
- 2. 〜をしわがれ声で言う
- 1. のど、咽喉｛いんこう｝、気管｛きかん｝、食道｛しょくどう｝
- 2. のど状のもの
- 3. 《溶接》のど厚
- at each other's throats