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Post time 2006-8-13 10:40:37 |Display all floors
上个月,一位英国牧师当众吻了一个十岁小女孩的前额,却受到小女孩母亲的起诉。
As little as 10 years ago this incriminating kiss would have been written off as eccentricity or exuberance. Now, it's a police matter.

[ Last edited by copchen at 2006-8-13 10:42 AM ]

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Post time 2006-8-13 10:44:27 |Display all floors
Here it means: to decide that someone or something will not be useful, important, or successful

treat sb or sth like that; disregarded

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Post time 2006-8-13 13:52:04 |Display all floors
不屑一顾?

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Post time 2006-8-13 14:03:15 |Display all floors
write off
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一口气写成, 写信寄出, 注销, 勾销, 取消
金山给的。具体字典上也有吧。

至少10年前,人们不认为这是个事儿。

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Post time 2006-8-13 14:04:08 |Display all floors
忽视、忽略、不在意

这里可以翻作“被简单地认为是”
Time Will Tell.

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Post time 2006-8-13 14:04:42 |Display all floors
同意‘不屑一顾’



    3        write off   writes off; writing off; wrote off; written off
        If you write someone or something off, you decide that they are unimportant or useless and that they are not worth further serious attention.
            He is fed up with people writing him off because of his age.
            His critics write him off as too cautious to succeed.
            Most voters care more about jobs and therefore the Government can write off voters motivated by environmental issues.
            These people are difficult to write off as malingering employees.
        PHR-V  
        = dismiss  




As little as 10 years ago this incriminating kiss would have been written off as eccentricity or exuberance. Now, it's a police matter.

这个使其受罪的吻如果是放在10年前只会被解释为古怪行为或由于激动情绪导致而另人不屑一顾,现在却成为警察要管的事情。



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Post time 2006-8-13 14:05:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by copchen at 2006-8-13 10:40
上个月,一位英国牧师当众吻了一个十岁小女孩的前额,却受到小女孩母亲的起诉。
As little as 10 years ago this incriminating kiss would have been written off as eccentricity or exube ...

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