2016年12月6日 星期二

booster, freemium, dander, dandruff, booster dose, booster shot, cleavage-booster, a shot in the arm




Wooed by Donald Trump, Taiwan Trembles A2


The phone conversation with President Tsai was a morale booster, but many Taiwanese now fear the island, and not the U.S., will bear the brunt of Beijing’s ire.


From bound bosoms to diamanté cleavage-boosters  從綁定的胸前,以迪亞曼特低胸罩

A brief history of Chinese underwear
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ValcoBaby Booster Seats Recalled Due to Fall Hazard


American troops might have had a real shot at winning hearts and minds if they’d just been able to deliver the basic service in Iraq and Afghanistan: electricity. Instead, they furnished an object lesson in superpower incompetence. More ›



 A growing number of new businesses are giving away their products and services free to build a customer base. But for some, that 'freemium' strategy is turning out to be costly.

 freemium,
(FREE preMIUM) A very popular marketing approach for software and services that provides a limited free version and a more expansive paid version. For example, an online storage provider may offer five gigabytes of disk space at no cost but then charge for greater capacities. A software application may include basic functions for free, while the paid version provides enhanced capabilities. A game might be free, but special avatars, scenery, speed boosters and the like are paid items



Microsoft is giving a booster shot to its Health Solutions Group, announcing on Monday plans to acquire clinical workflow software developer Global Care Solutions.

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cleavage 

Pronunciation: /ˈkliːvɪdʒ/ 



NOUN

1A sharp division; a split:the old cleavage between the forces of the right and left
1.1[MASS NOUN] Biology Cell division, especially of a fertilized egg cell:the cell undergoes cleavage and segmentation and develops into a blastula[COUNT NOUN]: all the cells divide synchronously for the first 12 cleavages
1.2[MASS NOUN] The splitting of rocks or crystals in a preferred plane or direction:true slates split easily along a plane of cleavage
2The hollow between a woman’s breasts when supported, especially as exposed by a low-cut garment:Holly and Bridget checked their cleavages and rearranged their hair[MASS NOUN]: she wore a dress that exposed an inch or two of cleavage


The noun booster

 dose has one meaning:
Meaning #1: an additional dose that makes sure the first dose was effective
Synonyms: boosterbooster shotrecall dose



booster 

Pronunciation: /ˈbuːstə/ 



NOUN

1A device for increasing electrical voltage or signal strength.
2The first stage of a rocket or spacecraft, used to give initial acceleration and then jettisoned.
3Medicine dose of a vaccine that increases or renews the effect of an earlier one:boosters at five-year intervals are recommended[AS MODIFIER]: a booster injection
4[IN COMBINATION] A source of help or encouragement:job fairs are a great morale booster
4.1North American keen promoter of a person, organization, or cause.
5North American informal A shoplifter.
a shot in the arm
A stimulus or booster, something vitalizing or encouraging, as in Getting a new concertmaster was a real shot in the arm for the orchestra. This colloquial expression alludes to a stimulant given by injection. [c. 1920]


dander[dan・der]

発音記号[dǽndər]
[名]
1 動物の羽毛・表皮の剥離(はくり)したあか.
2 ((米略式))怒り;かんしゃく
get one's dander up
怒る
get a person'sIrish] dander up
人を怒らせる.
 Dandruff[1] (Latin: Pityriasis simplex capillitii[1]) is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff is not to be confused with a simple dry scalp.

Get your dander up

Meaning

Become agitated or angry.

Origin

Sam Goldwyn - it gets my dandruff upIt is often reported that 'it gets my dandruff up' is one of Samuel Goldwyn's celebrated Goldwynisms. When it comes to having aphorisms that he didn't coin attributed to him, Goldwyn is up there in the big league with Oscar Wildeand Yogi Berra.

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