eye yoga

(名詞/不可數) 眼睛瑜珈 - 一種目的在增強眼睛周圍肌肉的瑜珈。

引句:
If the eyes really are the window to the soul, it makes sense to treat them with the same respect as our bodies. Enter: eye yoga, the new wellness trend on the block, which promises brighter, better rested peepers in under five minutes.
[vogue.co.uk, 15 January 2021]

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super-Earth

(名詞/可數) 超級地球 - 太陽系之外類似地球的行星,可能適合人類居住。

引句:
In the last 30 years, scientists have discovered more than 4,000 exoplanets, or planets outside our own solar system. Their latest discovery, however, is a bit of a doozy. Earlier this week, a team of researchers announced the discovery of TOI-561b, a rocky exoplanet that's been deemed a "super-Earth." It’s located about 280 light-years away.
[travelandleisure.com, 14 January 2021]

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braincore

(名詞/不可數) 讓你看起來比較聰明、睿智的穿衣方式。

引句:
First there was normcore — the art of dressing in “normal”-looking clothing that suddenly became a thing in 2014. Then there was cottagecore — the trend for outfits inspired by rural-life twee that reached peak silliness during lockdown. Now? Middle-aged men are all about the braincore — that’s clothes, accessories and merch that show off how intellectual you are.
[thetimes.co.uk, 27 December 2020]

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anthropause

(名詞/不可數) 人類活動和行動大幅縮減的時期。

引句:
Over the past few months, many countries around the world went into lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19. Brought about by the most tragic circumstances, this period of unusually reduced human mobility — which we suggest be coined 'anthropause' — may provide important insights into human–wildlife interactions in the twenty-first century.
[nature.com, 22 June 2020]

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zombie battery

(名詞/可數) 殭屍電池 - 被丟棄或回收的舊電池。

引句:
"Zombie batteries" have caused hundreds of fires at waste management facilities and recycling plants, endangering workers' health, according to campaigners … If they are not recycled properly and end up in household waste, dead batteries can still cause dangerous incidents, hence the nickname "zombie".
[news.sky.com, 26 October 2020]

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walk back; walk back from; ward off; weasel out; weasel out of

walk * back +
撤銷;撤回;收回
The president walked back his initial comments in the press conference. (總統在記者會上收回他最初的評論)

walk back from +
撤銷;撤回;收回
The dangerous criminal walked back from his confession. (那個危險的罪犯翻供了)

ward * off +
避開;阻止;擋住
A lot of people take vitamin C to ward off colds in the winter. (冬天時許多人服用維他命 C 來預防感冒)
I was given a charm to ward off evil spirits. (我得到了一個護身符,可以驅鬼避邪)
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walking around video

(名詞/可數) 逛街導覽城市的影片 - 某人 PO 在社群媒體平台上、以走走逛逛的方式導覽特定鄉鎮城市或者帶領觀眾暢遊特定鄉鎮城市的影片。

引句:
Sometimes, though, all our frayed nerves and bored brains crave is a sense of return to pre-Covid public life, casual social interaction, streetscapes and regional citybreaks … Enter “walking around videos,” a burgeoning YouTube trend that’s flown under the radar for years but has quietly garnered millions upon millions of views, especially in recent months.
[hk.asiatatler.com, 20 August 2020]

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above-the-mask

(形容詞) 口罩上方的 (保養),口罩上方所使用的 (保養品) - 用來形容臉部戴上口罩後,對口罩上方的部位 (如眼睛或額頭) 所做的保養或所使用的保養品。

引句:
While the percentage of Americans getting manicures and pedicures has dropped 55% from 2019 to 2020, many above-the-mask beauty services have stayed strong. Permanent makeup (including eyebrow tinting and microblading) have remained steady year over year. BOTOX®, fillers, and similar treatments have been consistent, as well.
[mindbodyonline.com, 4 December 2020]

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revenge travel

(名詞/不可數) 報復性旅遊 - 比平常更踴躍、更頻繁的旅遊和度假活動,以彌補之前有一段時間不能或不被允許旅遊和度假。

引句:
Revenge travel is this sinister buzzword that has been doing the rounds in the last few months to describe the angsty and bottled-up demand for travel that many of us are currently feeling. But is revenge as sweet as we'd like? The jury is still out on that.
[outlookindia.com, 15 August 2020]

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social recession

(名詞/可數) 社交衰退期 - 社會上人與人之間很少接觸的時期。

引句:
Typically, in moments of stress, we reach out to people. We spend time with people we love. And now we’re being asked not to do that, at least in physical terms. So I worry that we may incur what I think of as a social recession, with profound consequences for our health, for our productivity in the workplace, for how our kids do in school.
[mckinsey.com, 9 June 2020]

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