英语咬文嚼字: redlining, lend itself to sth, outrage porn, finger-pointing

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redlining
noun [ U ] FINANCE US /ˈredlaɪnɪŋ/ us
the practice of refusing to lend money, give mortgages ,or sell home insurance to people living in poor areas, or of charging them high rates for this:
拒绝贷款、发放抵押贷款或向贫困地区的居民出售房屋保险,或向他们收取高额利息的行为:
The institution has fought against redlining of financial services in minority neighborhoods.

Bank restrictions on the financing of oil and gas drilling in the Arctic are akin to past practices —known as redlining — of not loaning to communities of color, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Axios in an exclusive interview.

lend itself to sth
If something lends itself to something else, it is suitable for that thing or can be considered in that way.
适合于
The novel's complex, imaginative style does not lend itself to translation. 小说复杂而充满想象力的风格无法翻译出来。(Cambridge)

His deliberate provocations lend themselves perfectly to the clickbait of the platforms and the outrage porn of cable news. (Vanity Fare)

outrage porn
Outrage porn is any type of media that is designed to evoke outrage for the purpose generating increased web traffic or online attention. The term outrage porn was coined in 2009 by political cartoonist and essayist Tim Kreider of The New York Times. (Wikepedia)
"义愤色情"是任何一种旨在激起义愤的媒体,其目的是增加网络流量或引起在线关注。“愤怒色情”一词是由《纽约时报》的政治漫画家兼评论家蒂姆·克雷德在2009年创造的。

The Liberal Response to Trump Is Devolving Into Outrage Porn. The outrage over Donald Trump’s election has continued unabated on social media for more than two weeks now. It has been a useful and necessary exercise, allowing many on the left to voice their concerns, fears, and anger about the results. Eventually, however, the outrage must serve a greater purpose if progressives expect to have any say in the direction of their government. (newrepublic.com)

finger-pointing
noun [ U ] a situation in which someone is blamed for something that goes wrong
指摘,责难
There's the usual finger-pointing when mistakes are made. 出了错误后又是一贯的相互指责。(Cambridge)

The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between the U.S. and China over a pandemic that has killed over 300,000 people and leveled the global economy. (AP)

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