A little boy's toy car is missing. He asks his mom where it is, and she tells him to ask his dad. Then he asks his dad, who tells him to ask his mom instead. It's not uncommon that we see two parties shift responsibilities for something to one another. In Chinese, this behavior is … Continue reading pass the buck / 甩鍋 / 踢皮球
[usually with negative] find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor: They did not look a gift horse in the mouth when the opportunity for victory presented itself. [earlier as "look a given horse in the mouth" –– prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teeth.]
Phrases about "hand" – at hand, in hand, on hand, out of hand, and to hand.
Standard of Living vs. Quality of Life: What's the Difference? Amy Fontinelle Source: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/financial-theory/08/standard-of-living-quality-of-life.asp Standard of living refers to the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class or geographic area. Quality of life, on the other hand, is a subjective term that can measure happiness. The two terms … Continue reading Standard of Living / 生活水平 vs. Quality of Life / 生活質量
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