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Heartache leave 失恋假2017-10-04
We are all familiar with sick leave, either paid or unpaid, as part of our employment package. But a Japanese company has introduced the concept of heartache leave to their employees. 带薪或无薪病假这种工作福利我们已经很熟悉了.不过,日本有家公司为
Underbrag 自黑2017-10-04
Underbrag is when you brag your own disaster or situation that one would not normally brag about. Underbrag就是拿自己经历的灾难性事件或尴尬事件四处传播,一般人都不会拿这些事儿到处说.其实就是自黑. Skilled underbraggers can get away with doing so be
Prequaintance 没见过面的熟人2017-10-03
Prequaintance is someone you know of or heard about before but have yet to meet, he/she is not an acquaintance but not a stranger either. Prequaintance是你知道或者原来听说过但还没有见过面的人,既不算熟人,也不是陌生人,所以,我们就叫没见过面的熟人吧
BFF 永远的好朋友2017-10-03
BFF stands for best friend forever, often refers to a persons best friend, typically a girls best friend. BFF就是永远的好朋友,一般女生比较喜欢用BFF来表示自己的闺蜜. Framily (the blend of friends and family) means a persons closest friends, particu
biological clock divorce 生物钟离婚2017-10-02
When that fierce desire to have children isnt shared, its very painful. According to new research, one in ten marriages now end in biological clock divorce . 当夫妻一方非常想要孩子,却无法与对方达成一致时,会感觉非常痛苦.据最新调查,如今十分之一的
the funemployed 失业快乐族2017-10-02
The funemployed refers to people who are unemployed and using the free time to have fun and explore new areas in their lives while they wait for their next job opportunity. 失业快乐族(the funemployed)指在等待下个工作机会来临期间利用空余时间享受生
party promise 聚会上的约定2017-10-01
Party promises are those plans you make at the end of social gatherings where one, if not both, promiser never actually intends on following through. Party promise(派对诺言或聚会上的约定)指的是在某个社交聚会结束时跟别人做出的约定,但约定的一方,甚
safety date 临时伴侣2017-10-01
一到过年过节,单身的朋友们都会很困扰.各类聚会都会成为家人和朋友逼问个人问题的绝佳场合.为了应付这样的情景,不少人在过节的时候会临时找个异性朋友做挡箭牌,好躲过家人朋友们的盘问.在英语里,这样做临时挡箭牌的朋友叫做safety date. Safety date is a pers
clockless worker 过劳模2017-09-30
Clockless worker ,顾名思义,指的就是An employee who is willing to work at any time, day or night(不分白昼、愿意在任何时间工作的员工).对他们来说,clock(钟表)已经没有什么意义了,他们的工作时间完全clockless(没有钟点概念),一切以工作任务为重.
clock-watcher 看表族2017-09-30
Clock-watcher is an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over. Clock-watcher指对工作心不在焉,总是不停看时间的员工,下班点一到他们就会停下手里的工
game face 比赛脸2017-09-29
Michael Phelps game face spawned the best meme of the Rio Olympics. His death stare at South African rival Chad le Clos before the 200-meter butterfly seminfinals Monday night became an instant internet sensation. 菲尔普斯的比赛脸引发了里约奥运会最
thrisis 成年危机2017-09-29
A thrisis usually occurs between the ages of 26 and 32, and is that final push into adulthood. It describes the feeling of anxiety that crept into our own lives as we left our 20s and hit the big 30, a period of time when were not young enough to be
IPOD generation 生活艰难的IPOD一代2017-09-28
The IPOD generation stands for Insecure, Pressured, Over-taxed, and Debt-ridden. IPOD一代指的是Insecure(不稳定)、Pressured(有压力)、Over-taxed(过度缴税)以及Debt-ridden(负债累累)的一代人. Due to diminishing returns for higher education, high
Alpha-wives 阿尔法老婆2017-09-28
Alpha-wives are prime breadwinners at home. 阿尔法老婆是家里的主要经济支柱. The alpha-wife is desired for her intelligence and her power as a top money earner. Shes independent and savvy. Her looks, though certainly visible, are secondary. 男人想得
holiday pounds 假期胖子2017-09-27
Holiday pounds refer to the extra little bit of weight you put on during a period of being on holiday or vacation. Holiday pounds指休假或者节假日期间额外增长的那部分体重,我们可以戏称为假期胖子. For example: Man, when I get back to work Ill have to
trophy wife 花瓶老婆2017-09-27
The trophy wife was wanted for her youth, beauty, and body. She earned nothing on her own and truthfully wasnt someone who was sought after for her brains. 男人想从花瓶老婆那里得到的是青春、美貌和身体.她自己不挣钱,说实话男人也不是因为她有脑子才追
Set-jetting 影视主题游2017-09-26
Set-jetting is the trend of traveling to destinations that are first seen in movies or TV series. For instance, touring London in a high-speed boat like James Bond, or visiting the stately homes that are seen in the Jane Austen films. The term was f
lever women 杠杆女2017-09-26
The term lever women refers to wives or girlfriends who play their advantages to the full to help their husbands or boyfriends succeed in careers. Such women are compared to levers to lift their husbands or boyfriends. 杠杆女指充分发挥自己的优势和特
architectural myopia 建筑短视2017-09-25
Have you ever looked at a bizarre building design and wondered, What were the architects thinking? You might be forgiven for thinking these architects must be blind! New research shows that in a real sense, you might actually be right.
phantom offer 幽灵出价2017-09-25
Phantom offer is a nonexistent offer to purchase a house, used to coerce people making real offers into raising their prices. 幽灵出价指的是购房时并不存在的买方出价,目的是迫使人们做出真实出价,抬高房价. Your below-asking-price offer has been accep
success disasters 成功灾难2017-09-24
Success disasters are massive problems created when a person or company is unable to handle an overwhelming success. 成功灾难指的是个人或公司无法应对巨大的成功时产生的大量问题. By the time Sandberg left Google, there were no more doubts about that
productive procrastination 有效拖延2017-09-24
Productive procrastination means avoiding what really needs doing by doing tasks that you would otherwise put off such as the laundry, washing your car, the dishes, organizing files on the computer, etc. When all is said and done, your room is clean
alien abductions 外星人绑架2017-09-23
Agents Mulder and Scully may have said the truth is out there in the X Files, but it may instead be buried inside the brains of people who claim they have been abducted by aliens. 《X-档案》里的特工穆德和史考莉可能说过真相就在那里,但对那些声称自己
wallet-neuropathy 钱包神经病变2017-09-23
Physiotherapists have coined the term wallet-neuropathy for the lower back pain caused by men sitting down (such as when driving or in the office) on wallets always carried in their back trouser pocket. 理疗专家发明了钱包神经病变这个词,用来指人们的
elimination diet 食物排除疗法2017-09-22
An elimination diet is a method of identifying foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects. Adverse effects may be due to food allergy, food intolerance, other physiological mechanisms (such as metabolic or toxins), or a combinat
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