2017年3月30日 星期四

walk away, chemistry, trade-off, subculture, expatriate, out of order, traumatic, eat well or sleep well

British voters have been given wildly unrealistic expectations of the Utopia ahead. Their first contact with reality will be traumatic

The Brexit negotiations are sure to be complex and difficult
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To a great extent, increases in dementia are the price of progress: more and more people are living long enough to get Alzheimer’s, some because they survived heart disease, strokes or cancer. It is a cruel trade-off. The disease is by no means inevitable, but among people 85 and older, about 40 percent develop Alzheimer’s and spend their so-called golden years in a thicket of confusion, ultimately becoming incontinent, mute, bedridden or forced to use a wheelchair and completely dependent on othersk

Europe Without Borders Threatens Ex-Pats Without Visas


As of 2008, the Czech Republic will join the Schengen agreement, meaning that people with right papers can travel freely to most other EU nations. But that's created a hassle for one prominent subculture in Prague.




書名:最後的正義:美國聯邦最高法院的歷史,原文名稱:Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme…
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walk away, chemistry

HBS Cases: Walking Away From a $3 Billion Deal

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5985.htmlManagers of the ABRY Fund V were so successful they had investors waiting to pour in an additional $3 billion. But to invest that much would require trade-offs that could jeopardize the chemistry that made the fund successful in the first place. Take the money or walk away?


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An adage that, referring to the risk/return trade-off, says that the type of security an investor chooses depends on whether he or she wants to eat well or sleep well.

Investopedia Says:Investing in high-risk, high-reward securities will offer you the potential to eat well, but the risky nature of these securities might prevent you from sleeping at night. By contrast, investing safely means that you will sleep well, but the low rate of return may keep you from eating well.


trade-off
noun
1 [C] a situation in which you balance two opposing situations or qualities:
There is a trade-off between doing the job accurately and doing it quickly.
She said that she'd had to make a trade-off between her job and her family.

2 [C usually singular] a situation in which you accept something bad in order to have something good:
For some car buyers, lack of space is an acceptable trade-off for a sporty design.

chemistry Show phonetics
noun [U]
1 (the part of science which studies) the basic characteristics of substances and the different ways in which they react or combine with other substances:
She studied chemistry and physics at college.
A team of scientists has been studying the chemistry of the ozone layer.
a chemistry department/laboratory

2 INFORMAL understanding and attraction between two people:
There was an immediate sexual chemistry between us the first time we met.

chem・is・try


━━ n. 化学; 化学作用; 化学的性質; (体の)化学的組成; (人の)体質; 人間関係.

walk away (DIFFICULT SITUATION) phrasal verb DISAPPROVING
to stop being involved in a situation because it is difficult to deal with or does not give you any advantages:
You can't just walk away from a marriage at the first sign of a problem.


out of order

mainly uk informal

If something someone says or does is out of order, it is unpleasant or not suitable and it is likely to upset or offend people:

His behaviour in the meeting was out of order.



subculture 
noun [C]
the way of life, customs and ideas of a particular group of people within a society, which are different from the rest of that society:
youth subcultures
the gay subculture





expatriate
noun [C] (INFORMAL expat)
someone who does not live in their own country:
A large community of expatriates has settled there.


trade-off トレードオフ ((同時に満足できない諸条件の間の取捨選択[調整])).

trade-off
noun
1 [C] a situation in which you balance two opposing situations or qualities:
There is a trade-off between doing the job accurately and doing it quickly.
She said that she'd had to make a trade-off between her job and her family.

2 [C usually singular] a situation in which you accept something bad in order to have something good:
For some car buyers, lack of space is an acceptable trade-off for a sporty design.


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