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Post time 2010-11-8 22:11:56 |Display all floors
One hope is that Germany may start to punch its weight in terms of consumer spending, given that unemployment has fallen appreciably over the last few months and workers are winning wage increases.
考虑到失业率在过去几周显著下降,工人的工资正在增长,德国可望开始紧缩消费

请问“punch its weight”怎么翻译啊?Thanks.

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Post time 2010-11-9 05:49:42 |Display all floors
My take:

The term 'punch its weight' in this context means - now that Germany is in a confident position it may want to assert itself more in a particular direction.

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Post time 2010-11-10 11:32:38 |Display all floors
Thank you very much, Mr. Terryfoy. I got it.

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