Black swans

2010-02-23 11:44

Black Swans is a business jargon referring to extreme, unpredictable events.

Fair shake

2010-02-12 11:20

"Fair shake" means an equal opportunity or treatment for each and all.

High time to alter income distribution

2010-02-10 09:45

It is high time to change the wealth-distribution system.

Let the chips fall

2010-02-09 12:59

To allow chips to fall where they may is not to be distracted by trivial details.

Railway staff lend a real helping hand

2010-02-08 11:12

The Dongguan railway station staff have shown the best part of human nature.

Divine ambrosia

2010-02-05 14:18

"Ambrosia" refers to the food of gods that could make mortals immortal.

At a premium

2010-02-02 11:10

Anything "at a premium" is in short supply or is more valuable/expensive than usual.

Achilles heel

2010-01-29 13:18

Achilles heel means fatal weak point.

Overplay his hand?

2010-01-27 08:33

"Overplay one's hand" means being overconfident or overoptimistic.

Mixed messages

2010-01-25 12:36

Sexting between consenting adults should be protected by privacy laws.

Student of the game

2010-01-22 15:11

“Student of the game”, meaning someone who has a keen interest in something.

Praise be the impulse to bring justice

2010-01-20 13:55

It is a pity to see justice-induced impulse become a rare trait.

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