English 中文网 漫画网 爱新闻iNews 翻译论坛
当前位置: Language Tips > 专家点评

Pull-up trey

[ 2012-01-18 11:11]     字号 [] [] []  
免费订阅30天China Daily双语新闻手机报:移动用户编辑短信CD至106580009009

Pull-up treyA pull-up trey in the early second quarter marked his 8389th point, two more than the record set by Liu Yudong in 2010.

My comments:

A pull-up is basketball-speak for a jump shot from a stationary position, i.e. you jump straight up and shoot, releasing the ball while in the air.

Trey, on the other hand, is a colloquialism for a three, i.e. a three pointer, a shot that’s worth 3 points instead of the usual 2 because it’s taken outside the three-point line.

The above paragraph describes the heroics of Zhu Fangyu, who became the all-time scoring leader of the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) on New Year’s Day, leading Guangdong S.Tigher’s to a 124-96 win over the Jiangsu Dragons.

And the record-breaking shot was, aptly, a three-pointer by the sharpshooter.

Related stories:

I'm sold


Sit on its hands

Casing the joint

Free rein

Bear the brunt of

Cross one’s path

Tribute projects

Off the beaten track

At the forefront of

Seat warmer

The rule of the jungle


On the fence

Wild guess

In the high teens

Touch up

Unforced error

Catch a break

City slicker

Political correctness

Gee up

Big mind

Blanket statement

Making knee-jerk changes is not in our DNA

Pick one's brains

A good eye

Thank one's stars for

Real money

Nodding acquaintance

Flip out over nothing

Bury the hatchet& have an ax to grind

Vocal proponent

Growing pains

Fleeting acquaintance

All-weather friend

Lead the pack

Fish or cut bait


To do more with less

Right down the middle

Take my word for it


Last but not the least

Call it a dog

Go to Zhang Xin's column


About the author:

Zhang Xin(张欣) has been with China Daily since 1988, when he graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Write him at: zhangxin@chinadaily.com.cn, or raise a question for potential use in a future column.