6 MONTHS BEFORE U.S. ELECTION
loom verb [I]
UK /luːm/ US /luːm/
loom verb [I] (CAUSE WORRY)
If an unwanted or unpleasant event looms, it seems likely to
happen soon and causes worry:
Her final exams are looming.
Here, too, the threat of unemployment has been looming on the horizon.
The threat of closure looms over the workforce.
reel VERB INTRANSITIVE
to feel very shocked, upset, or confused
reel from: The banks were reeling from the unexpectedly large losses.
reel at: Local people are still reeling at the news of his death.
(from Macmillan Dictionary)
UK /taʊt/ US /taʊt/
tout verb (MAKE KNOWN) [T]
to advertise, talk about, or praise something or someone repeatedly,
especially as a way of encouraging people to like, accept, or buy something:
The minister has been touting these ideas for some time.
rally noun [C]
UK /ˈræl.i/ US /ˈræl.i/
rally noun [C] (MEETING)
a public meeting of a large group of people, especially supporters
of a particular opinion:
barb noun [C] US /bɑrb/
barb noun [C] (CRUEL REMARK)
an intelligent but critical remark that is intended to hurt:
Some of Weaver’s sharpest barbs were aimed at his boss.
UK /sɒft/ US /sɑːft/
soft adjective (GENTLE)
not severe or forceful enough, especially in criticizing or
punishing someone who has done something wrong:
She thinks I'm too soft on the kids when they misbehave.
The government can't be seen to be taking a soft line
(= not being severe enough) with criminals.
Pets Giving Blood(5)
UK /ˈfiː.laɪn/ US /ˈfiː.laɪn/
belonging or relating to the cat family:
appearing or behaving like a cat:
She had pretty, almost feline features.
;"Say What You Mean"ではこちらが取り上げられていた。
have come a long way
to have advanced to an improved or more developed state:
Information technology has come a long way in the last 20 years.
put something ↔ down
• The vet said we should put the horse down.
put somebody ↔ down
<人> をけなす, こけにする
• She didn’t want to give anyone the chance to put her down.
euthanasia noun [U]
UK /ˌjuː.θəˈneɪ.zi.ə/ US /ˌjuː.θəˈneɪ.ʒə/
the act of killing someone who is very ill or very old so that
they do not suffer any more:
Although some people campaign for the right to euthanasia,
it is still illegal in most countries.
UK /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/ US /ˈtɪp.ɪ.kəl.i/
used when you are giving an average or usual example of
a particular thing:
Typically, a doctor will see about 30 patients a day.
Tickets for these events will typically cost around thirty dollars.
+that goes double for idiom informal
used to say that something one has just said about one person
or thing relates even more strongly to another
You're in trouble, Steven. And that goes double for you, John.
He was the one that kept calling out stupid things in the Diet.