2012年6月23日 星期六

affability is disarming,mum's the word

His affability is disarming, but it also masks a competitive streak that propelled Mr Banga from fast food to one of the top jobs at Citigroup, where he ran the global consumer bank, before joining MasterCard last year with a promise of quickly being promoted to chief executive.

他的亲和力容易让人消除戒心,但同时也掩盖了他勇于竞争的性格,这种性格使彭安杰从快餐行业,成长为花旗集团(Citigroup)的高管,负责该集团的个人银行业务。去年,他转投万事达,该公司承诺他将很快升任首席执行官。



Japan MOF's Ikeda targets deflation, mum on BOJ
Reuters
By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO, June 14 (Reuters) - Japan's new deputy finance minister Motohisa Ikeda said he will do his utmost to help the economy escape ...

mum
adj.
Not verbalizing; silent.

interj.
Used as a command to stop speaking.

idiom:
mum's the word
  1. Say nothing of the secret you know: Mum's the word on the surprise party.
[Middle English, perhaps imitative of closing one's lips.]

mum2 (mŭm) pronunciation
intr.v., mummed, mum·ming, mums.
  1. To act or play in a pantomime.
  2. To go merrymaking in a mask or disguise especially during a festival.
[Middle English mummen, from Old French momer, to wear a mask.]

mum3 (mŭm) pronunciation
n. Chiefly British
Mother.

[Short for MUMMY2.]


disarming
adj.
Tending to allay suspicion or hostility; winning favor or confidence: a disarming smile.

disarmingly dis·arm'ing·ly adv.

bonhomie, affability, 'Commencement'

 

 

affability[af・fa・bil・i・ty]

  • 発音記号[æ`fəbíləti]
[名][U]愛想のよさ, 温和(な物腰), 優しさ.

 

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