If you're the sort who needs a little encouragement to star saving money, this just might be the rude shock you need. Japanese toymaker, Tomy, has come up with a new piggy - well, technically, it's a bomb – bank, that light up, vibrates, makes loud noises, and essentially explodes and scatters the coins inside if you've been lax in your saving. You can set the bank to explode if it hasn't been fed daily, every three days, or at random. The Tomy saving Bomb retails for ¥3000 ($27) and is available on www.strapya-world.com.
Porsche Chooses the China Road
Porsche will unveil its four-door Panamera at the Shanghai auto show, the latest sign of auto makers' heightened hopes for emerging markets.
Dictionary: strapped (străpt)
In financial need: We are strapped for cash right now.
Park Police Face Senior Staffing Shortages
The number of U.S. Park Police officers has dropped to a 20-year low, with widespread vacancies in senior ranks, leaving the agency strapped despite heightened concern about protecting the nation's landmarks from terrorism, according to officers and a watchdog group.
That said, I would hazard that the general horde of visitors, a good percentage of whom seem to be strapped into strollers and under four feet tall, don’t dwell overmuch on metaphorical meanings.
(especially in negatives) too much or very much:
At least he didn't suffer overmuch before he died.
I don't have overmuch confidence in Hal.
adjective INFORMAL strapped ━━ a. 革ひもでくくりつけた; 〔話〕 金がない, 困窮している.
not having enough money:
I'd love to come to Malaysia with you, but I'm afraid I'm a bit strapped (for cash) at the moment.
to increase or make something increase
[often passive] The book's success was heightened by the scandal.
punk was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
- A young person, especially a member of a rebellious counterculture group.
- An inexperienced young man.
- Punk rock.
- A punk rocker.
- Slang. A young man who is the sexual partner of an older man.
- Archaic. A prostitute.
[Origin unknown.]punker punk'er n.
- Dry decayed wood, used as tinder.
- Any of various substances that smolder when ignited, used to light fireworks.
- Chinese incense. 香
- Of poor quality; worthless.
- Weak in spirits or health.
[Probably of eastern Algonquian origin.]
adjective [before noun]
sudden and unpleasant:
We had a rude awakening (= unpleasant shock) when we saw the amount of our phone bill.
The news rudely pushed her into the glare of world-wide publicity.
rude (NOT POLITE)
1 not polite; offensive or embarrassing:
He's a very rude man.
It's rude not to say "Thank you" when you are given something.
He's got no manners - he's rude to everyone.
2 relating to sex or going to the toilet:
He told a rude joke/story.
She rudely interrupted my speech.
adjective OLD USE OR LITERARY
simply and roughly made:
We built a rude shelter from rocks on the beach.
without choosing intentionally; by chance:
The winning entry will be the first correct answer drawn at random.
這是"完全偶然 隨便設某一時刻 屆時就讓它報爆炸"