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inconsequential: not important inconsequential differences

whip together

Whip together

whip together: to produce or prepare (something) very quickly She whipped together a quick lunch They had little time to...



To fathom something is to understand it thoroughly, and is usually used in the negative, as in “I can’t fathom...

Mouthpiece, Party Dues, Extradite, Swine

mouthpiece party dues extradite swine

You are on a roll

You are on a roll

Experiencing a particularly successful period, without any setbacks or low points. If you are on a roll, you are making...

left and right

left and right

If something happens left and right, it happens everywhere, usually without a plan or pattern. Traditional retail stores are shutting down...


Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines

Business Oligarch

oligarch: 寡头政治执政者 The term business oligarch is almost a synonym of the term business magnate, borrowed by the English-speaking and...


national: adj: relating to a nation noun: a citizen of a particular country, typically entitled to hold that country’s passport. ...

business as usual

business as usual

an unchanging state of affairs despite difficulties or disturbances.

Political Correctness

political correctness: the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to...


tributary: a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

El Nino

El Nino: an irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific region and beyond every few...


bungle: carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an unsatisfactory outcome.


shoot (informal, north America) used as a euphemism for ‘shit’.