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报章杂志词汇(二)

2005年12月30日 17:31
 
 

On the property market:

Asking price

要价,开价

Frenzy demand (of the property market)

(房产市场的)过热需求,非理性需求

The housing bonanza

楼市金矿

To flip properties almost overnight

房产几乎转眼就被转手

Home prices will rust but not bust for the next few years.

今后几年房价涨势将趋缓,但不会崩盘。

First-time home buyers

初次购房者

To look at sth. as a birth-right

看作是理所当然的权利

To price local Shanghai citizens out of the housing market

用价格把上海本地居民挤出了房产市场

                       

To make lemonade out of lemons

e.g. If life gives you a lemon, make lemonade out of it.

苦中作乐

Sterilization (of accounts, etc.)

清理(账目等)

Scale and scope

深度和广度

Fallacy

误区

Deflator

(扣除货币变动因素的)平减指数

Curb market

场外交易市场,OTC市场

Diamond in the rough

未经雕琢的钻石,可造之材

To be obsessive with

执著,痴迷

Make sure you finish speaking before the audience finishes listening.

To make good on

e.g. To make good on their investment in China.

To put … at the service of …

服务

To fault sb. with

怪罪

To pit A against B

AB相争

A saggy stock market

疲软的股市

Knock-offs

假货,冒牌货

Government-blessed Chinese companies

政府扶持的中国企业

To appropriate (others’ IP without permission)

(未经许可)擅自使用(他人的知识产权)

To tear down

削弱

Sought-after

e.g. much sought-after luxury products

受追捧的

Negative-sum market

恶性竞争的市场

Terri Schiavo

特里·夏娃

Under vegetative state

处于植物人状态

The relationship soured over money.

这段关系染上了铜臭味。

(the case) To gain a national profile

(事件)受到了举国上下的关注

To overplay

e.g. The Republicans may have overplayed their hand.

To overestimate the strength of (one’s holding or position) with resulting defeat (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition)

Cerebral cortex

大脑皮层

Life is defined not by whether the heart beats and the lungs lift, but whether the spirit is there and whether the music box plays.

Segway

一种在人行道上行驶的两轮电动车

To be high on one’s agenda

重视

Sprinkler

自动喷淋装置

Gaming

钻空子,捣浆糊

To have political (business, etc.) savvy

有政治(商业)头脑