Blog posts from the team at International Community Radio Taipei, Taiwan's only English radio station.
Monthly archive August, 2021
English in the News--Roll with the Punches 安然度過難關

English in the News–Roll with the Punches 安然度過難關

  Roll with the punches: to be able to deal with a series of difficulties and challenges; to accept the consequences of a choice; to accept the fate of a situation 安然度過難關: 從容應付連串困難 Examples: “The boss says we have to work tomorrow.” “On Sunday? That sucks!” “Well, you have to learn to roll with the punches.” Kevin...Continue reading
English in the News—Play it by Ear 見機行事

English in the News—Play it by Ear 見機行事

play it by ear 見機行事: to improvise or to do something without preparation; to decide how to deal with a situation as it develops, rather than acting according to plans made earlier Examples: 1) I don’t know we would end up tonight, so let’s just play it by ear. 2) “I can’t tell you what...Continue reading