Sep 6, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 090611

lock out (phr. v.) 停止員工工作、停工
The employers will lock their employees out until all their employees have accepted their/the employers’ conditions.
雇主將停工至所有員工都同意他們(雇主)開出的條件為止。
在所有的員工同意雇主開出的條件之前,雇主將停工。

neck and neck 難分軒輊
Opinion polls show that Ying-Wen Cai and Ying-Jiu Ma are currently running neck and neck.
民調顯示蔡英文和馬英九目前難分軒輊。

on strike 罷工 (be on strike)
The employees have been on strike for one week.
員工已罷工一個禮拜。

out of place 格格不入 (be/feel/seem/look out of place)
I feel out of place in this group.
我在這個團體裡覺得格格不入。

pundit (n.) [C] 名嘴 (political/financial/fashion pundit 政治/財經/時尚名嘴)
Don’t take pundits’ words serious.  
名嘴說的話,別太認真。

(phr. v.) phrasal verb/verbal phrase 片語動詞/動詞片語
(n.) noun 名詞
[C] countable 可數的

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica
   

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