英语咬文嚼字: where (one’s) head is at, lean towards sth, on the brink of (something), amenable, compound

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

where (one's) head is at
Colloquial, the way in which one is thinking about something or dealing with something emotionally; one's mental or emotional status or condition. I just wish I knew where her head was at in relation to this whole situation, but she won't open up to me about anything.
口语: 一个人思考某事的方法; 感情上处理某事的方式; 精神或情绪状态

A second source familiar with the situation at Camp David qualified the first source's remarks by saying, "That's where the president's head is at as well. So it was more reaffirming his position." (Axios)

lean towards sth
— phrasal verb with lean verb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]
leaned or UK also leant | leaned or UK also leant
to be interested in something and be likely to do a particular activity
对…有兴趣;有可能参与…活动
She's not sure what she wants to do, but she's leaning towards medicine. 她不知道该怎么办,但是倾向于使用药物。(Cambridge)

President Trump is leaning toward preserving his total funding cut for the World Health Organization after being on the brink of announcing he'd restore partial funding, according to three sources familiar with the situation. A fourth source, a senior administration official, cautioned that the decision-making was fluid and was still subject to change.

on the brink of (something)
On the verge of doing something or of having some imminent event happen, especially that which is bad or disastrous.
即将做某事或即将发生某事,尤指坏事或灾难性的事

On the brink of war with Iran, Trump steps back. Six days of fear over full-scale war with Iran broke into relief on Wednesday as President Donald Trump said he would refrain from hitting back over Tehran’s strikes on American military bases in Iraq.

amenable
adjective /əˈmiː.nə.bəl/
willing to accept or be influenced by a suggestion
易接受建议的;耳朵软的
She might be more amenable to the idea if you explained how much money it would save. 你要是跟她解释这样做会省下多少钱,或许她会更容易接受这一想法。
Do you think the new manager will prove more amenable to our proposals? 你认为新经理对我们的建议会更加乐于接受吗?(Cambridge)

Between the lines: Until late last week, Trump was planning to announce that the U.S. would restore partial funding to the WHO. He was amenable to the idea of keeping a small amount of funding — around 10% of the U.S.' current roughly $400 million annual spend — so the U.S. could keep an eye on the organization. (Axios)

compound
verb /kəmˈpaʊnd/
compound verb (WORSEN)
[ T often passive ]
to make a problem or difficult situation worse
使加重,使加剧,使恶化 (Cambridge)

The government’s halting response to the coronavirus pandemic represents the culmination of chronic structural weaknesses, years of underinvestment and political rhetoric that has undermined the public trust — conditions compounded by President Trump’s open hostility to a federal bureaucracy that has been called upon to manage the crisis.

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