Coming into your own

2009-03-27 17:19

Coming into your own means the day one grows up, the day when he establishes himself amongst his peers.

A translator's career conundrum

2009-03-24 11:07

You are alive and not just alive to achieve professional accomplishments.

Thorn in the side

2009-03-20 16:30

A thorn in your side – a nagging pain or a thorny issue that lingers.

Rose-tinted view

2009-03-17 14:30

The color of rose is considered to be bright and cheerful.

Home truth 家丑不可外扬

2009-03-13 13:45

Home truths are the bitter and unpleasant truths, or facts that you don’t always tell other people if you can help it.

Spin doctor

2009-03-10 15:12

A spin doctor on the other hand is someone who “treats” a story. He “spins” a story, you see, as in the phrase “spin a yarn”, meaning to tell a long and winding story.

Day of reckoning

2009-03-06 11:44

“Day of reckoning” was originally a religious term coming straight from the Christian Bible (Book of Isaiah): What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?

David doesn’t do failure

2009-03-03 11:15

“David doesn’t do failure.”It means that David, David Frost that is, doesn’t accept failure. Or he doesn’t allow failure to happen. He won’t stop trying until he succeeds.

Nobody messes with Joe

2009-02-27 15:11

If you mess with a person, on the other hand, you confront them, get in their way,contradict them or even fistfight them. People are therefore warned not to mess with certain folks who are tough, strong, and generally known to be hard to defeat.

Aha moment

2009-02-24 10:17

Aha moments are times when you realize something, something that's been bothering you for a long time, such as a philosophical question for lack of a good choice.

Stretch run

2009-02-20 10:32

"Stretch run" simply means the final part of a long race or, by extension, any other undertaking or endeavor. Obviously, the final part is crucial – as the saying goes: all's well that ends well.

What's the deal?

2009-02-17 10:03

"What's the deal" is an American colloquialism. Depending on context, it may mean: What's the situation? What's happening? What's wrong? What's the problem? What's the matter?



Raymond Zhou

周黎明,Raymond Zhou,中国日报资深专栏作家,用地道英语撰写社会、娱乐等题材的评论文章。
















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