英语咬文嚼字: stamp sth out, pull out all the stops, unhinged, relatable, in a holding pattern,emolument

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emolument
noun [ C or U ]/ɪˈmɑːl.jə.mənt/
gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
从工作或职位中获得的收益;为工作而收到的报酬;工资、工资、费用等。

Jul 18, 2019 · The most recent lawsuit against Trump over the emoluments clause to be tossed out “alleged that, because government employees and foreign officials pay for services they receive from Trump’s businesses, that payment produces a constitutionally forbidden ‘present’ to the president.” --Theodore Bunker

stamp sth out
— phrasal verb with stamp verb
to get rid of something that is wrong or harmful
消除,消灭

"I am extremely worried that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the Games," said Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. "I hope that it will be stamped out as soon as possible."

pull out all the stops
to do everything you can to make something successful
全力以赴,竭尽所能

Japan’s Abe wants government to pull out all stops to limit economic impact. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reportedly called on his government to take “all necessary steps” in order to limit the economic impact of the virus outbreak. That could include dipping into budget reserves, Reuters said. --- CNBC February 07, 2020

unhinged
[ˌənˈhinjd]ADJECTIVE
mentally unbalanced; deranged.
精神失常的,神经错乱的

The hidden worst part of Donald Trump's unhinged impeachment victory speech. "It's a celebration," Trump said of the event, attended by a "who's who" of Republican politics, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, as well as the President's Cabinet and the legal team that defended him in the Senate trial. -- CNN Feb 07, 2020

relatable
inspiring a feeling of emotional connection;that someone can understand or feel sympathy for:
激发一种情感联系;让人能理解或同情的:

A relatable figure: Li resonated with the public because he wasn't some Party cadre or police officer -- he was just an ordinary person who loved ice cream and TV. -- CNN Feb07, 2020

in a holding pattern
temporarily unable to act because you are waiting for something to happen or be decided (Cambridge)
等待;待命
We're in a holding pattern while we wait for City Council approval. 在市政局批准之前我们只有等待。(Cambridge)

A cruise ship has been denied entry by Japanese authorities and is now in a “holding pattern” off the southeast coast of Okinawa over fears of coronavirus.

The MS Westerdam left Singapore on January 16 for what should have been a 30-day cruise around Asia. But after leaving Hong Kong on February 1, the ship has been turned away from ports in the Philippines and Taiwan due to fears that there may be coronavirus cases on board. --CNN Feb 07, 2020

toss sth out
— phrasal verb with toss verb
to get rid of or remove something
丢弃…,抛弃…(Cambridge)

Emolument Case Against Trump Tossed Out July 10, 2019 pammaclean Civil, US Court of Appeals Leave a comment It’s a huge legal victory for President Trump. A federal appeals court ordered thrown out the lawsuit claiming that Trump violated the Constitution by profiting from government guests at his hotel in Washington, DC.

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