英语咬文嚼字: on a (silver) platter, off the charts, on the hook for, write sb/sth off,

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on a (silver) platter
to allow someone to get something very easily, without having to work for it ; delivered or given to one, without having put forth much or any effort.
轻易让步;拱手相让;不付出太多或任何努力而交付或给予某人。
If you sell your share in the company now, you're handing the ownership to him on a silver platter. 如果你现在出售你在公司的股权,就等于把所有权拱手让给他。(Cambridge)

Walmart's efforts to join Microsoft on a TikTok acquisition could serve young shoppers to the retail giant on a silver platter.
沃尔玛加入微软收购抖音(TikTok)的努力,能不费吹灰之力为这家零售巨头带来年轻的客户群。

off the charts
extremely popular or successful
非常受欢迎的,极成功的
The new restaurant is totally off the charts. 这家新开的餐馆口碑极佳。

He added: “I’m warning you almost 10 weeks in advance. The enthusiasm level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not so much.”

on the hook for
owing money for (something) : responsible for (something)
欠(某物)钱; 对(某物)负责; 支付

IRS guidelines put employers on the hook for Trump’s payroll tax break. Tax professionals are skeptical of the guidance and say it places too much liability on the employer. Deferred taxes ultimately must be paid by April 30, according to the guidance. (CNBC)

write sb/sth off
— phrasal verb with write verb
to decide that a particular person or thing will not be useful, important, or successful
认为…无用;认定…失败
A lot of companies seem to write people off if they're over 50. 很多公司似乎认为员工一超过50岁就无所作为了。(Cambridge)

The documentary film-maker Michael Moore has warned that Donald Trump appears to have such momentum in some battleground states that liberals risk a repeat of 2016 when so many wrote off Trump only to see him grab the White House.

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