英语咬文嚼字: in the pipeline, pull sth off, not get/go anywhere, break the mould, commute

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

in the pipeline
being planned
在筹划中;在进行中

India has yet issue a formal invitation, but officials said it was in the pipeline after both sides agreed to improve defence cooperation at a virtual summit on June 4. (SCMP)

pull sth off
— phrasal verb with pull verb
to succeed in doing something difficult or unexpected
成功做成(困难或出乎意料的事)(Cambridge)

Speaking on Friday to reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump complained, “He plagiarized from me, but he could never pull it off. He likes plagiarizing. It's a plan that is very radical left. (National Interest)

not get/go anywhere
informal
If you are not getting/going anywhere, you are not improving or advancing a particular situation.
没有什么进展;没有什么成就 (Cambridge)

Proposals for an American industrial policy have regularly surfaced over the decades, whether it was former Rep. Dick Gephardt on the Left or H. Ross Perot on the Right. They always had one thing in common: they never went anywhere. Trump came closest but ended up focusing on traditional Republican tax cuts and never proposed a serious infrastructure plan. His own administration has been riven by a fight between a faction led by Peter Navarro, who is a protectionist, and by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who is a free-market and free-trade advocate. (National Interest)

break the mould
UK (US break the mold)
to be new and different
打破常规

Proposals for an American industrial policy have regularly surfaced over the decades, whether it was former Rep. Dick Gephardt on the Left or H. Ross Perot on the Right. They always had one thing in common: they never went anywhere. Could Biden break the mold? (National Interest)

commute
verb /kəˈmjuːt/ [ T ] law specialized
to change a punishment to one that is less severe
减轻(刑罚)

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty of seeking to thwart congressional and FBI investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. (Politico)

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