Rock bottom?

2010-01-19 14:27

Rock bottom means the lowest point possible.

Just in jest

2010-01-18 12:59

When a Chinese person uses comic irony, others tend to be confused. 

On the ropes?

2010-01-15 14:08

On the ropes means being put into a disadvantaged, defenseless, helpless position.

Who should be screened and discharged?

2010-01-13 09:40

Substitute teachers are still indispensable in the elementary education sector.

Knock-on effect

2010-01-12 13:52

The knock-on effect refers to situations where one event leads to another.

The fourth dimension

2010-01-11 10:43

There is a specific Chinese interpretation of the movie Avatar.

Learn the ropes?

2010-01-08 14:27

Learn the ropes means to learn the basic skills of a particular trade or job.

Young people deserve more understanding

2010-01-06 11:17

Older people should be more understanding and tolerant toward young people.

Cannot have too many?

2010-01-05 13:17

"Cannot have too many" means you cannot have enough of something.

Reader beware ...

2009-12-28 10:19

Internet is a valuable platform,but also a tool for deceit and demagoguery.

Necessary evil?

2009-12-25 14:08

“Necessary evil” refers to essential things which may have undesirable qualities.

Workers must be paid more than lip service

2009-12-23 11:54

Workers' pay must account for a much larger share of the national income.

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