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by Itasan
Fri May 30, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: gleam in a grocer's eye
Replies: 3
Views: 3931

Thank you very much, everybody.
by Itasan
Sat May 10, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: dock a portable into a desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 3143

dock a portable into a desktop

'the user who wants to `dock' a portable into a desktop setup and use its drives and printers in a sort of client/server networking fashion.' These 'portable' and 'desktop' mean 'portable computer' and 'desktop computer'? Does this person want to connect a portable computer WITH a desktop computer? ...
by Itasan
Fri May 09, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: money paid in discharge of a claim
Replies: 0
Views: 2611

money paid in discharge of a claim

'money paid in discharge of a claim'
I wonder what this 'claim' means.
'Request for payment'?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Fri May 02, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: politically explosive
Replies: 2
Views: 4424

politically explosive

"The idea was politically explosive."
I wonder what 'politically explosive' means.

Thank you.
by Itasan
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: buyer-attracting panda
Replies: 0
Views: 2517

buyer-attracting panda

We have a term something like 'buyer-attracting panda'
in Japanese. It refers to anything designed to attract
people to sell something.
Is there any similar term in English?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: gleam in a grocer's eye
Replies: 3
Views: 3931

gleam in a grocer's eye

"Not every gleam in a grocer's eye becomes a store."
Is this a proverb? I wonder what it means.

Thank you.
by Itasan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: keep half an eye
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

Thank you very much, blackmagic.
by Itasan
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: keep half an eye
Replies: 2
Views: 2954

keep half an eye

"He kept half an eye on the house as he worked."
I wonder what this means. Is he a carpenter?
He is not working seriously?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: fall over oneself
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

Thank you very much, blackmagic.
by Itasan
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: fall over oneself
Replies: 3
Views: 3042

fall over oneself

"I gave them the full treatment, and they were just falling over themselves."
I wonder what was happening to them in the last part.
Were they in a state of panic (confused) or were they doing their best?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: owner chef
Replies: 0
Views: 2767

owner chef

'the chef who owns his restaurant'
Is it called the 'owner chef'?
Does the 'managing chef' work to
mean the same thing?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: a vested interest in
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

Thank you very much, blackmagic.
So is it nearly the same as:
"The (growth of) banks are dependent
on their customers' growth"?
by Itasan
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Business English
Topic: a vested interest in
Replies: 3
Views: 3077

a vested interest in

"Banks have a vested interest in the growth
of their customers."
This is very difficult for me.
"Banks are indispensable for the customers'
growth"?

Thank you.
by Itasan
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: be dealt with on his own term
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

Thank you, emile.
by Itasan
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Business English
Topic: be dealt with on his own term
Replies: 2
Views: 2529

be dealt with on his own term

"He could only be dealt with on his own terms."
I wonder what this means.
"If you were to deal with him successfully,
you ought to follow his own ideas"?

Thank you.