In this quote - 'The man took a position today to show me up on national television. Everyone could see that' - what does 'show me up' mean?
In the news, the NBA started the New Year with leather balls, replacing synthetic balls introduced just two months ago at the beginning of the 2006-07 season.
"Stay the course", a favorite tagline of US President George Bush, was named top catch phrase of 2006...
Continuing with our discussion of the phrase "turn something on its head", let me give a few examples culled from news reports.
When you turn something on its head, you twist it, turn it sideways or upside-down.
I want to know how it is like and what it takes to be a columnist. Can you shed some light on this?
In Chinese legend, we have heavenly people who have "eyes that penetrate a thousand miles" and can detect what you and I can't see, or "ears that ride the wind" and can hear what the Greeks are saying from across the seas.
Suppose I'm reading an article and in it I find ten new words. What do I do? Do I look 'em up or do I ignore them? ...
Neither here nor there - simple and familiar words they are, so familiar that we sometimes ignore them.
Whenever I have time, I like to answer questions from readers in the form of a dialogue, in detail.
Readers who write to me often share these traits. One, their English is good. Two, they are successful. Three, they have problems. Is there a link?
I'm a Yao Ming fan. Actually I like Tim Duncan best but I have to say in public that I'm a Yao Ming fan. I'm from Shanghai, you see, Yao's home city.