2017年7月25日 星期二

hustle, side hustle, heckle, shove, see red, negate, sprinkle

...should push come to shove, our guy (Simon) was smarter than your guy (X).


Lindsey Swift's open letter to a heckler went viral after striking a chord with other runners




Jason Bissett hustles coins on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. "If you hassle people, you should be arrested," he says. (By Mary Jordan -- The Washington Post)

Sarkozy departs Israel amid security scare

The closing ceremony of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to
Israel has been interrupted by the suicide of an Israeli soldier.
The serviceman shot himself on the perimeter of the farewell
ceremony at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport. Bodyguards hustled
Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy into their plane, while
other security men surrounded Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and
moved him quickly toward his car.


The Pope’s Real Message for Obama
By JOHN L. ALLEN Jr.
The tendency may be to see the Vatican document on bioethics as a plan for resistance to the Obama administration. In reality, that amounts to trying to shove a square peg into the round hole of American politics.

BAGHDAD — Five American service members were killed at a counseling center on an American military base in Baghdad on Monday, gunned down by a fellow soldier who was later taken into custody, military officials said.

The association urged its members to cut off all loans to the academy and forgo any collaborations.
To the academy’s leadership, such censure was not only an indignity but also a shove for an institution on a financial precipice. The academy has been running a deficit for five years, and this year’s shortfall is estimated at around $1 million. It has a $4 million annual operating budget.




Solar energy

Seeing red

Jan 8th 2009
From The Economist print edition

To make solar cells more efficient, sprinkle them with silver


MAKERS of solar cells face a dilemma. Purified silicon, the basic material of such cells, is expensive. The temptation, therefore, is to use less of it. As a result, the makers have developed a generation of cells whose silicon layers are only a micron or two deep, as opposed to the usual thickness of 200-300 microns. The thinner the cell, however, the less efficient it is. In particular, thin cells fail to capture much light at the red end of the spectrum. That means they produce up to 20% less electricity than standard cells of equivalent area. And that negates some of the advantage of their initial cheapness.
Idioms: see red
Become very angry, as in I saw red when I learned they had not invited Tom and his family. The precise allusion in this term is not known, but it probably refers to the longstanding association of the color red with passion and anger. [Colloquial; c. 1900]

At the Pontiac exhibit of the New York auto show at the Javits Center, Christine Alt Parry is wearing the same outfit as last year.

G. Paul Burnett/The New York Times

Glamour Dims as Hecklers Hit Auto Shows

After receiving government bailout money, G.M. and Chrysler are finding somewhat hostile crowds at their exhibits. Above, Christine Alt Parry, a G.M. presenter.



I had hoped to see a serious duel, but it turned out to be more like a practice session at a dojo training hall. The combatants merely danced around each other amid constant, noisy heckling from both sides of the aisle.





Inside Europe | 12.01.2008 | 07:05

Alcohol warnings in France have wine lovers seeing red

After advocating banning smoking in cafes and bars, the French government has now turned its health concerns to wine drinkers – at least pregnant ones.

A new law mandates that all wine bottles must carry a logo warning expectant mothers about the dangers of drinking alcohol. As Eleanor Beardsley reports the new health measure has many of the country’s wine lovers seeing red.

6 Historical Figures Whose Side Hustle Was Composing Music
Having a full time job is busy enough, but these notable names made daily life work while 
composing on the side.


A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash that allows you flexibility to pursue what you're most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.Dec 19, 2013
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see red
to become very angry:
People who don't finish a job really make me see red.


heckle 
verb [I or T]
to interrupt a public speech or performance with loud unfriendly statements or questions:
A few angry locals started heckling (the speaker).

heck・le 

━━ vt. 詰問する; (質問・野次などで)妨害する.
 heck・ler ━━ n. 演説の妨害者.



heckler 
noun [C]
The heckler was ejected from the hall by a couple of police officers.

A heckler is a person who harasses and tries to disconcert others with questions, challenges, or gibes. Wikipedia


negate
verb [T] SLIGHTLY FORMAL

to cause some
thing to have no effect and therefore to be useless:

The increase in our profits has been negated by the rising costs of running the business.

negation
noun [U] SLIGHTLY FORMAL


sprinkle
 
verb [T]
to scatter a few bits or drops of something over a surface:
Sprinkle a few herbs on the pizza./Sprinkle the pizza with a few herbs.
FIGURATIVE The speech was liberally sprinkled with (= contained many) jokes about the incident.

sprinkle 
noun [C usually singular] (US ALSO sprinkling)
a very light fall of rain or snow which lasts only a short time

sprinkler
noun [C]
1 a piece of equipment for scattering water onto fires to put them out

2 a device with a lot of small holes which you put on the end of a hose in order to water plants, grass, etc.

sprinkling noun [C usually singular]
small bits or drops of something that are scattered over a surface:
Top each bowl with a generous sprinkling of fresh mint.
FIGURATIVE The audience were mainly women with a sprinkling (= a small number) of earnest-looking men.
FIGURATIVE Looking young for his forty years, he has just a sprinkling (= a small number) of grey hairs at the temples.


serviceman, service members 軍



shove (PUSH) 
verb [I or T]
to push someone or something forcefully:
She was jostled and shoved by an angry crowd as she left the court.
Just wait your turn - there's no need to shove.
Reporters pushed and shoved as they tried to get close to the princess.

shove 
noun [C]
when you shove someone or something:
Would you help me give the piano a shove?

a strong push.

"she gave him a hefty shove and he nearly fell"

hustle

(hŭs'əl) pronunciation

v., -tled, -tling, -tles. v.intr.
  1. To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
  2. To push or force one's way.
  3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
  4. Slang.
    1. To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
    2. To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
    3. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
v.tr.
  1. To push or convey in a hurried or rough manner: hustled the prisoner into a van.
  2. To cause or urge to proceed quickly; hurry: hustled the board into a quick decision.
  3. Slang.
    1. To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling spare change.
    2. To pressure into buying or doing something: a barfly hustling the other customers for drinks.
    3. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling: hustle pool.
n.
  1. The act or an instance of jostling or shoving.
  2. Energetic activity; drive.
  3. Slang. An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit: “the most dangerous and wide-open drug hustle of them all” (Newsweek).
[Dutch husselen, to shake, from Middle Dutch hustelen, frequentative of hutsen.]
hustler hus'tler n.

hustle (PERSUADE)
verb [I or T] MAINLY US INFORMAL
to try to persuade someone, especially to buy something, often illegally:
to hustle for business/customers
They made a living hustling stolen goods on the streets.

hustler 
noun [C] MAINLY US INFORMAL
1 someone who tries to deceive people into giving them money

2 a prostitute (= person who has sex for money):
The street was full of hustlers, drug addicts and pimps.


hus・tle



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━━ v. ぐいぐい押す[押し合う]; 押し分けて進む; 乱暴に突く ((out, in)); 急ぐ[がせる]; せきたてて…させる ((into doing)); てきぱきやる[働く] ((up)); 〔米話〕 押売りする; 〔米話〕 あくどい金もうけをする; 〔俗〕 売春婦として働く.
━━ n. 押合い; 急ぎ; 大あわて; 元気はつらつ; 精力的な活動; 〔話〕 詐欺.
the hustle and bustle (都会などの)雑踏 ((of)).
hus・tler ━━ n. 〔話〕 活動家, やり手; 〔俗〕 ぺてん師; 〔俗〕 売春婦; (H-) 『ハスラー』 ((米国の月刊男性誌)).

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