Dead air?

2016-12-20 14:01

If a meeting or conversation produces "a lot of dead air", it is not very productive. In other words, there's no agreement.

Final curtain?

2016-12-16 12:57

That's the final curtain, signaling that the whole show is over.

To-do list

2016-12-13 12:42

A to-do list is just a list of things you say you are going to do some time in future.

Sounds canned?

2016-12-09 13:19

Canned laughter are pre-recorded and replayed at will.

All the cards?

2016-12-06 11:07

By holding all the big cards in hand, it has the situation under control.

Hold court?

2016-12-02 15:46

Holding court becomes synonymous with anyone whose presence commands everybody's attention in a meeting room or elsewhere.

Garden path?

2016-11-29 14:21

Why is being led down the garden path equivalent to being cheated and deceived?

Exit poll?

2016-11-25 12:55

After each person comes out of polling station, having cast their votes, pollsters ask him or her who they have voted for.

Rust belt?

2016-11-22 12:32

The rust belt refers to an old industrial base where the conveyor belt and assembly lines have been abandoned and laid to waste.

Echo chamber?

2016-11-18 13:48

The echo chamber in politics refers to a group of people who share the same political views.

安全:到底是safety,还是security?

2016-11-16 15:25

我们就来说一说security和safety的区别。

Live in the now?

2016-11-15 13:21

When you live in the now, you have little sense of time, the past or the future.

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