2017年5月17日 星期三

tight, resident, moody, shush, in a stew, hornet’s nest, stinging, tight-lipped/ Loose Lips

Loose Lips Sink Presidencies 

The Russian intel story shows the price of Trump’s lost credibility.

Federal regulators issued a stinging analysis of AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, saying it would limit competition in virtually every U.S. city and lead to higher prices for customers.
In Facebook’s Shopping List, Hints of Its Future
The tight-lipped company’s string of acquisitions may reveal a lot about the course it is charting.

In German Vote, a Rebuke to Merkel

With Europe’s debt crisis entering a critical new phase, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a stinging loss in Germany’s most populous state.

HONOLULU — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton kicked off her travels this year, as she did last year, by flying across the Pacific rather than the Atlantic. But this time, her itinerary is more urgent. With tensions rising between the United States and both Japan and China, Asia has emerged as a diplomatic hornet’s nest, even beyond the perennial threat of North Korea.

至於最新銳的F/A-18E/F雖然仍列在黃蜂家族裡面,但實際上幾乎可以被視為是一種歷經重大修改升級過後的新機種,軍方給予其超級大黃蜂(Super Hornet)的代號以便與原本 ...

In one village, the government even managed to silence some dairy farmers who were complaining bitterly about their plight. Under pressure from government officials in the village, a dairy farmer tried to shush his angry wife and shouted out, “I believe the Communist Party, and under the excellent leadership of the Communist Party I have a right to refuse your interview.”


Pronunciation: /tʌɪt/ 


1Fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move, undo, or open:she twisted her handkerchief into a tight knotI prised the tight lid off with my knife
1.1(Of clothes or shoes) close-fitting, especially uncomfortably so:the dress was too tight for hera tight-fitting top
1.2(Of a grip) very firm:she released her tight hold on the dogfigurative presidential advisers keep a tight grip on domestic policy
1.3(Of a ship, building, or object) well sealed against something such as water or air:[IN COMBINATION]: a light-tight container
2(Of a rope, fabric, or surface) stretched so as to leave no slack; not loose:the drawcord pulls tight
2.1(Of part of the body) feeling painful and constricted as a result of anxiety or illness:there was a tight feeling in his gut
2.2(Of appearance or manner) tense, irritated, or angry:she gave him a tight smile
2.3(Of a rule or form of control) strictly imposed:security was tight at yesterday’s ceremony
2.4(Of a written work or form) concise, condensed, or well structured:a tight argument
2.5(Of an organization or group of people) disciplined or well coordinated:the vocalists are strong and the band is tight
3(Of an area or space) having or allowing little room for manoeuvre:a tight parking spotit was a tight squeeze in the tiny vestibule
3.1(Of a bend, turn, or angle) changing direction sharply; having a short radius:the coach failed to negotiate the tight bend
3.2(Of money or time) limited or restricted:David was out of work and money was tightan ability to work to tight deadlines
4(Of a formation or group) closely or densely packed together:he levered the bishop out from a tight knot of clerical wives
4.1(Of a community or other group of people) having close relations; tight-knit:New York’s tight Orthodox Jewish communitythe folk were far too tight to let anyone know
5(Of a game or contest) with evenly matched competitors; very close:he won in a tight finish
6British informal Not willing to spend or give much money; mean:he is tight with his money
7[PREDICATIVE] informal Drunk:he got tight on brandy


Very firmly, closely, or tensely:he went downstairs, holding tight to the bannisters



run a tight ship

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation.


a tight corner (or spot or place)

A difficult situation:her talent for talking her way out of tight corners


Middle English (in the sense 'healthy, vigorous', later 'firm, solid'): probably an alteration ofthight 'firm, solid', later 'close-packed, dense', of Germanic origin; related to German dicht'dense, close'.


━━ v. とろ火で煮(え)る; シチュー STEW 料理にする; (出すぎて)(茶を)苦くする; 〔話〕 気をもませる[もむ] ((about, over)).

2 [I] INFORMAL to be angry:
You're not still stewing about what happened yesterday, are you?in a stew INFORMAL
If someone is in a stew, they are in a difficult situation which causes them to feel anxious or upset:為某事擔心、困惑或坐立難安
William is in a stew about/over the demand he received from the tax office.

新聞使用 in stew with 有點雙關味因為使用的是stewed beef .

2 cooks in the stew with Japanese food chain bosses for posting beef bowl joke on YouTube


How many scoops of stewed beef can you pile onto a bowl of rice? Two video-savvy cooks who tried to find out could find themselves out of jobs after the Japanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya D&C Co. suspended them for posting a clip of their experiment on YouTube.

Back-to-School Discounts Are Deeper, More Creative By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM
Thrift is the theme this back-to-school year, and stores are trying to play to the public mood with deeper and more creative discounts.


Though Wu Dawang didn't know who the Division Commander meant by 'them', he did know, and better than most, the People's Liberation Army's three rules of thumb — Don't Say What You Shouldn't Say, Don't Ask What You Shouldn't Ask, Don't Do What You Shouldn't Do. He therefore went back to the kitchen to prepare soup for the Commander and his wife. And from that moment on, the sign became the most distinguished, most illustrious resident of the dining table, casting its mighty symbolic shadow over the lowly bottles of vinegar, chilli sauce and sesame oil.

rule of thumb


n. - 居民, 定居者, 住院醫生, 僑民
adj. - 居住的, 定居的, 住校的, 常駐的, 住院的
  • residents' association 居委會, 社區自治會

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 居住者, 病院研修医, 留鳥
adj. - 居住する, 駐在する, 住み込みの

resident (PLACE)
noun [C]
a person who lives or has their home in a place:
a resident of the UK/Australia
The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.
The hotel bar was only open to residents (= to people staying at the hotel).

1 living or staying in a place:
She's resident abroad/in Moscow.

2 [before noun] describes someone who has a special skill or quality in a group or organization:
She is the university's resident expert on Italian literature.
HUMOROUS Tony is the company's resident clown.

noun [C]
the way you feel at a particular time:
She's in a good/bad mood.
Her mood seemed to change during the course of the conversation.
The drink had put him in an amiable mood.
The public mood changed dramatically after the bombing.
The mood of the crowd suddenly turned (= The crowd suddenly became) aggressive.

If someone is moody, they are often unfriendly because they feel angry or unhappy:
a moody teenager
He can be quite moody.

shush Show phonetics
exclamation INFORMAL
used to tell someone to be quiet:
Shush! I want to listen to the news.

shush Show phonetics
verb [I or T] INFORMAL
to (cause to) stop talking or making a noise:
I wish you children would shush and let me read the paper in peace.
He tried to shush the children.

hornet's nest
noun [C usually singular]
a very difficult or unpleasant situation, especially in which lots of people get very angry and complain:
His remarks about the lack of good women tennis players stirred up a (real) hornet's nest.

hor·net (hôr'nĭt) pronunciation
Any of various large stinging wasps of the family Vespidae, chiefly of the genera Vespa and Vespula, that characteristically build large papery nests.

[Middle English hornet, alteration (probably influenced by horn, horn) of hernet, from Old English hyrnet.]
━━ n. 【虫】スズメバチ; うるさい人.
bring a hornet's nest about one's ears / stir up a hornet's nest 大騒ぎを引起す; 多くの敵を作る.

Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke. -- Sting·ing·ly, adv.
Stinging cell. (Zoöl.) Same as Lasso cell, under Lasso.

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《青蜂俠》(The Green Hornet)以3400萬美元奪得上週末票房冠軍