英语咬文嚼字: caseload, on the ticket, acceptance speech

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

caseload
noun [ C ] /ˈkeɪs.loʊd/
the amount of work that someone, especially a doctor or lawyer, has to do in a period of time
工作量;个案总量;(医生的)病例数;(律师的)承办案件数

Iran has confirmed 1,501 cases of the virus and 66 deaths, but many believe the true number is larger as its caseload surged more than 250 per cent in just 24 hours.

on the ticket
two or more politicians that the public can vote for together in an election
公众可以在选举中一起投票的两个或两个以上的政客

Said Begala: “This is not a prediction. It’s a certainty. On Thursday, July 16 — that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address — on that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s going to dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms.”

acceptance speech
an acceptance speech is a speech with an aim to simply express gratitude after receiving a recognition or an award
获奖感言;获提名感言

Paul Begala predicted that President Trump is “gonna dump Mike Pence in favor of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley” on July 16 when the Democratic nominee is slated to give his or her acceptance speech, The Hill reports.

be slated
to be expected to happen in the future or to be expected to be or do something in the future
预计,预定;安排
[ + to infinitive ] Jeff is slated to be the next captain of the team. 杰夫预计会成为球队的下一任队长。
The meeting is slated for (= the chosen day is) next Thursday. 会议定于下星期四举行。(Cambridge)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Slated to Attend National Menorah-Lighting
Thousands are expected to attend the ‘the premiere Chanukah event in America’ .

infirm
1) adjective formal /ɪnˈfɝːm/
ill or needing care, especially for long periods and often because of old age
(尤指因年迈而长期)病弱的,需要照顾的
She was too elderly and infirm to remain at home. 她过于年老体弱而无法继续住在家里。
2) noun the infirm
people who are ill for long periods
体弱的人
The old and the infirm are the most susceptible to this disease. 年老体弱者最容易得这种病。(Cambridge)

The number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in the U.S.  The new disease has killed six people in the country, four from one nursing home near Seattle and two others in the same county. The cluster of deaths at the nursing facility in King County highlights the serious threat the disease poses to the elderly and infirm. There were just over 100 cases in 15 states as of Tuesday morning, with New Hampshire and Georgia being the most recent to join the battle against the virus. -- CBS March 3, 2020


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