The Amazing Sherlock Holmes
The Lonely Cyclist ~Part Two~
NTT PULLS PLUG ON OFFICE LIFE
pull the plug idiom
to do something that prevents an activity from continuing, especially by no longer giving money to support it:
If the viewing figures drop much more, the TV network will probably pull the plug on the whole series.
UK /ɪmˈbreɪs/ US /ɪmˈbreɪs/
embrace verb (ACCEPT)
C1 [T] formal to accept something enthusiastically:
This was an opportunity that he would embrace.
embrace verb (HOLD)
C2 [I or T] literary to hold someone tightly with both arms to express love, liking, or sympathy, or when greeting or leaving someone:
She saw them embrace on the station platform.
He leaned over to embrace the child.
embrace verb (INCLUDE)
C1 [T] formal to include something, often as one of a number of things:
Linguistics embraces a diverse range of subjects such as phonetics and stylistics.
deem verb [T not continuous] formal
UK /diːm/ US /diːm/
C2 to consider or judge something in a particular way:
[+ obj + noun/adj] The area has now been deemed safe.
[+ noun/adj] We will provide help whenever you deem it appropriate.
[+ obj + to infinitive] Anyone not paying the registration fee by 31 March will be deemed to have withdrawn from the offer.
Japan's biggest telecom company / is about to embrace teleworking / in a big way.