not included in (an account or calculation) through being lost or disregarded；used to say that what happened to someone or something is not known
Dozens of people remained unaccounted for Monday after the collapse of part of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, authorities have said. Search and rescue teams have been feverishly scouring the site since shortly after 55 of the building's 136 units fell on Thursday. （CNN）
money is no object
used to say that someone is not concerned about the price of things ；used for saying that you have a lot of money and can buy what you want
The most spectacular money-no-object experiences in Dubai. The Emirate is a well-established playground of the rich and famous, with celebrities, CEOs, and royal family members pitching up on its shores via helicopters, yachts and supercars. (CNN)
Pancake collapses are so named for the way collapsing floors land and stack as they fall; a pancake collapse is a "progressive failure" that often begins at the bottom.
Pancake collapses occur frequently after major earthquakes, when tremors damage the load-bearing structures in a building or bridge. These kinds of collapses aren't common in Florida, where buildings are much more vulnerable to wind damage than an earthquake, said Jeffrey Lindsey, a fire and emergency services coordinator and lecturer at the University of Florida. (CNN)
verb and noun /spôl/
break (ore, rock, stone, or concrete) into smaller pieces; to break into smaller pieces, as ore; split or chip.
"Abundant cracking and spalling of various degrees was observed in the concrete columns, beams and walls," the survey found. "Several sizeable spalls were noted in both the topside of the entrance drive ramp and underside of the pool/entrance drive/planter slabs, which included instances with exposed, deteriorating rebar. Though some of this damage is minor, most of the concrete deterioration needs to be repaired in a timely fashion." (CNN)
a person who gambles or spends large amounts of money.
Swanky new venue Secret Room has introduced a new offer for high rollers. For a shade under $3,000, guests can drive their supercar onto the dance floor itself and enjoy the adulation - or ignore the irritation - of the crowd. The club owners can only accommodate one car at a time so competition is fierce. (CNN)
noun [ U ] /ˈvɝː.t̬ə.ɡoʊ/
a feeling of spinning around and being unable to balance, often caused by looking down from a height
Since 2014, the iconic Burj al-Arab hotel has made its helipad available for weddings and private parties, with a starting price of around $55,000. At 212 meters above sea level, the locations offers stunning views, although vertigo sufferers may struggle. Hotel management are happy to offer bespoke touches such as personalized messages for birthdays that are visible as the helicopter guests arrive in. （CNN）
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