新视野大学英语朗读 第1册 Unit 10A:Language Point 8

发表时间:2014-02-24内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Language Point 8

...that does not sell out to convenience and that is not relative to the situation at hand. (Para. 2)

sell out (to): let down one's cause, one's side (to someone) 背叛事业或立场

They spoke of people who had sold out to the enemy. 他们提到了那些背叛投敌的人。

The leaders of the trade union were charged with selling out to the mangers. 工会领导被指责背叛了自己的立场,倒向了雇主。

convenience: n. 1. comfort

Many towns have camping places for the convenience of tourists. 很多城镇为方便游客而设立了野营场所。

The great convenience of your house is its position. 你的房子最大的便利在于其所处的位置。

2. usefulness

The convenience of buying meat already wrapped in packets increases its sale. 购买已经包好的肉所提供的便利增加了肉的销售量。

When I put these things here I was thinking only of your convenience. 我把这些东西放在这里时,只是考虑了对你方便。

at hand: 1. near in time or place 即将到来;近在手边

The great day is at hand. 伟大的日子即将到来。

2. being considered 在考虑之中

His question was not related to the question at hand. 他的问题与眼下的问题无关。

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