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Carry the day

[ 2014-06-25 10:16] 来源:中国日报网     字号 [] [] []  
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Carry the daySotomayor’s race-based view doesn’t carry the day.


My comments:

To carry the day originally means winning a competition, with the winner CARRYing off with the winner’s trophy of THE DAY.

If one’s view doesn’t carry the day, it means he fails to convince many people. In other words, not many people agree with them.

In our example, it means Sotomayor does not win a lot of applauses with her race-based views, whatever they are.

I mean, if you want to find out more about American Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and her views, please do.

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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.