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How to translate "stops"? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-12-25 12:14:37 |Display all floors
This past weekend, stores slashed prices to tempt shoppers to buy, though Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at the NPD Group, a market research company in Port Washington, New York, said that most merchants still weren't "panicking."

Stores are realizing the holiday season also includes January, he said.

But, some stores were pulling out all the stops.

Gap Inc., which has been languishing, took additional markdowns on everything from T-shirts to hooded sweatshirts and jean jackets at its namesake stores.
       "But, some stores were pulling out all the stops."可不可以译成“但是,一些商店正在出售所有的滞销品”?

[ Last edited by holly666 at 2006-12-25 12:17 PM ]

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Post time 2006-12-25 13:06:39 |Display all floors
字典上解释为
pull out all the stops  

make a very great effort to achieve something. [with ref. to the stops of an organ.]

organ是乐器,stops of an organ 便是organ stops音拴
你可以通过设置音栓把各种音色对映射到对应的键盘上,所以按下一个按键时,可以只让一个发音管出声,也可以同时让数千个同时出声,形成千军万马天兵天将的气势,
把所有音拴拔掉就是"竭尽全力来销售"

But, some stores were pulling out all the stops.

为下文引出"开始降价出售"

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Post time 2006-12-26 11:25:45 |Display all floors

To hly2008

Thank you very much indeed.

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Post time 2006-12-26 16:42:49 |Display all floors
BTW, I found "pull out the stops" under 竭力 in my dictionary

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Post time 2006-12-26 16:48:07 |Display all floors
还没鼓足劲?

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Post time 2006-12-26 18:45:28 |Display all floors
The nation's retailers are pulling out all the stops to hit their holiday sales goals by expanding hours in the final days before Christmas.
国内零售商“竭尽全力地 ”通过圣诞节前最终几天的延时达到假日销售的目标。

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