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Post time 2007-11-28 21:16:25 |Display all floors
The Thanksgiving travel season has gone off to a less-than-stellar start. Bad weather is causing airport delays across the country including Atlanta, New York City and San Francisco. And then in Texas, problems with communications grounded incoming and outcoming flights at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. In an E-mail, a spokesperson at the airport said problems have been resolved at its east and westside towers. And he said residual 30 to 60-minute delays are likely.
什么叫less-than-stellar start呢?不懂啊

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Medal of honor

Post time 2007-11-28 21:38:54 |Display all floors
“闪亮登场”的相反。

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Post time 2007-11-29 06:59:58 |Display all floors
Many thanks!

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Post time 2007-11-29 15:27:49 |Display all floors
less than stellar = not at all stellar

If you try to look up the word of Less in the American Heritage Dictionary, you will find this:

Less than
Not at all
He had a less than favorable view of the matter. 根本不抱好感
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Post time 2007-11-30 01:13:28 |Display all floors
"gone off to a less-than-stellar start"

gone off to a less bright start is just another way saying gone off to an unpleasant start.

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Post time 2007-11-30 01:38:26 |Display all floors

i'm doomed...

or in my case...i'm fukced!

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