cot, crib

例句:
(英) The baby cot was bought a few days ago.
(美) There are many kinds of cribs in the shop.

解釋:
(英) cot:嬰兒床。
(美) crib:嬰兒床。

cot 或 crib 前面可加上 baby 來表達相同但更明確的意思。

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stealth shopper

(名詞) 隱形購物者:1. 秘密購物以避免炫耀財富或俾對配偶隱瞞花費的人;2. 購買看似不貴的昂貴商品的人。
-- stealth shopping (現在分詞):隱形購物。

引句:
But such obvious excess is seriously frowned upon now. The shopaholic is now a "recessionista," proudly wearing last year's "It" item and claiming that not only is it years old, but she got it at Winners.

The entire language of fashion is shifting, and the new frugality is dictating the vernacular.

The shopaholic, fashion victim or fashion-lover is now a "stealth shopper."
—Tracy Nesdoly, "Confessions of a stealth shopper," The Toronto Star, February 5, 2009

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run after; run against; run along; run in; run into; run on

run after +
追趕,追逐 (某人,某物)
The police ran after the guy who'd stolen it, but he was too fast for them.

run after +
追求 (異性)
He was running after her for ages but never managed to get a date.

run against +
(美) 與 (某人) 在競選中角逐
Gore ran against Bush in the 2000 elections in the U.S.A.

run against +
反對
Opinion is running against his policies and he has very little support.

run along
走開,離開 (常用作祈使句)
They kept disturbing him, so he told them to run along and leave him in peace.
Run along, I'm busy now.

run * in +
逮捕;把 (某人) 帶回警局偵訊
They ran him in last night.

run * in +
(小心地) 駕駛新車 (以免損壞引擎)
She ran the car in for a thousand miles.

run in
偶然造訪
We ran in and chatted for an hour.

run * in +
把 (某物) 插入 (某物)
He ran a graph in next to the text.

run into +
不期而遇;偶然碰見
I ran into my English teacher at the movies last night. She's so nice!

run into +
花費;累計達到 (某金額、數量)
The project has run into millions of dollars without any prospect of a return on this investment.

run on +
靠...運轉 、運行
The van runs on diesel.

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HENRY

(名詞) 高收入但還不富有的人。這個字是 High Earner, Not Rich Yet 的頭字語 (acronym)。既然是高收入,為何還不富有呢? 因為這些人要償還先前在名校接受高等教育的學生貸款,繳納鉅額所得稅 (在美國,高收入高課稅),購屋置產或支付子女龐大的教育經費。根據一項新聞報導,HENRY 是指年收入至少 25 萬美元但資產淨值尚未累積到至少 300 萬美元的人。

引句:
'My bonus is 'shameful' — but I worked hard to get it,' said John Konstantinidis, a wholesale insurance broker, lunching Friday at Harry's at Hanover Square.

'I'm a HENRY,' Mr. Konstantinidis added. 'High Earner but Not Rich Yet.'
—Alan Feuer and Karen Zraick, "It's Theirs and They're Not Apologizing," The New York Times, January 31, 2009

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rumourtrage

(名詞) 謠言套利 -- 散播不實或誤導的訊息來影響某上市公司的股價俾從中獲利。亦寫成 rumortrage。這個字是由 rumour 和 arbitrage 拼綴而成。

引句:
NICK SHERRY: Arising from the recent market turbulence, concerns have been raised that some market participants both here and abroad have been spreading false or misleading information in respect of certain securities. In order to take advantage of artificial changes in their price, induced by the rumours.

This practice is sometimes referred to as "rumourtrage" and numerous members of corporate Australia have raised examples of this with me over the last year, some minor but I'd have to say, some simply shocking that in normal times people would shrug their shoulders and not take any particular notice of.
—"Govt looks to crackdown on 'rumourtrage'," Australian Broadcast Corporation Transcripts, November 19, 2008

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pick up after; pick up on; pick yourself up; pig out; pile up; pin down; pin on; pin up

pick up after +
整理、收拾某人所製造的髒亂或凌亂
I always have to pick up after him because he leaves things all over the office.

pick up on +
糾正某人所說的錯誤
My teacher picks up on any mistake I make and corrects me.

pick up on +
注意到大多數人未注意的事物
He's very quick to pick up on new trends.

pick up on +
對某事做出回應、反應
The government has picked up on the reports in the media.

pick up on +
對稍早或先前在談話中所說的某事發表評論
I'd like to pick up on the point that John made.

pick yourself up
從失敗、沮喪、挫折、陰霾等中恢復過來或站起來
It took him a long time to pick himself up after his wife left him.

pig out
大吃大喝;狼吞虎嚥
The food was great, so I really pigged out.

pile * up +
(使) 堆積,(使) 積壓
The child piled up the bricks until they fell over.

pin * down +
要 (某人) 做出決定,要 (某人) 表態,要 (某人) 採取行動,要 (某人) 遵守 (諾言)
I've asked him to set a date, but he's a hard man to pin down and won't give a definite answer.

pin * down +
確切說明 (某事物) 的性質,明確說明 (某事物);查明,認出 (某人或某事物)
The government can't pin down where the leak came from.

pin * on
把 (罪責、責任等) 加在 (某人) 身上
The police tried to pin the crime on him.

pin * up +
把 (某物) (用針、別針等) 固定在牆壁或其他垂直表面上
I pinned the notice up on the board.

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grandparent scam

(名詞) 詐騙老人金錢的騙局 -- 詐騙集團打電話給老年人,假裝是他們的孫子或孫女來向這些老人騙錢的伎倆。這種與國內詐騙集團詐騙手法之一極為相似的騙局亦寫成 grandparents scam。grandparent scam 有一相關的片語叫做 granny scam,同樣意為「詐騙老人金錢的騙局」-- 在此一早在1992年或甚至更早就已出現的片語中,granny 雖是「祖母」,但一般也都用來泛指老年人。

引句:
Nicknamed the "emergency scam" or "grandparent scam," the fraud involves crooks phoning elderly people under the guise of one of their grandchildren. The crook persuades grandparent to send money but not tell other relatives.
—Jon Willing, "My dearest one, you've been scammed," The Ottawa Sun. January 27, 2009

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pre-gaming

(現在分詞/名詞) 晚上外出,前往酒類昂貴或不供應酒類的地方玩樂之前在家裡狂飲 (大肆飲酒)。亦寫成 pregaming

引句:
Max and his brothers are pre-gaming. A dozen of them strut about the courtyard of their house on the University of Florida's Fraternity Row, each nursing a cold beer in a foam hugger. A Frisbee flies as Jimi Hendrix blares from the loudspeakers.

The only thing unusual about this day's pre-gaming is that it actually precedes a game. In the two decades since the legal drinking age was raised to 21, the term has come to encompass any rapid consumption of alcohol in private before venturing out to venues where drinking may not be possible.
—Kevin Sack, "At the Legal Limit," The New York Times, November 2, 2008

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lactation room

(名詞) 哺乳室:雇主提供給剛生育的女性員工擠母奶和冰存母奶的地方。擠母奶英文叫做 to express/pump (breast) milk;擠牛奶叫做 to milk a cow。

引句:
As a rule, the posher the employer, the plusher the pump station. Traders at Goldman Sachs can use an online booking service to reserve time in dedicated lactation rooms, equipped with pumps and chairs; baristas at Starbucks are left to line up to use the customers' loo. In 2007, Oregon became the first state to pass a law requiring companies with more than twenty-five employees to provide "non-bathroom" lactation rooms. (A national media campaign asks, reasonably enough, if you wouldn't make your kid a sandwich in a public rest room, why would you expect a woman to bottle her baby's milk in one?)
—Jill Lepore, "Baby food," The New Yorker, January 19, 2009

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