The car has chintzy uncomfortable seats.
Christians Cafe tends to be a little chintzy with ingredients.
Don't be such a cheapscate - it's your turn to buy lunch.
You've done some pretty stupid things,
but that really takes the cake!
One of my pet peeves is
pointless meetings that go on forever.
Trade in illegal tapes and computer software
is brazen in some parts of the world.
Mr. West struck me as a very good businessman.
His arguments struck us as completely ridiculous.
Though normally phlegmatic,
Jan was beginning to get alarmed.
The bar was cheap and sleazy.
There are acute shortages of food and medical equipment.
a disease that causes
a lot of pain in the joints of your body
GUards stood at the doors
to prevent anyone from leaving.
At one point, the suspect brandished a knife.
Set up a regular time for homework;
make it ritual.
I can't believe that couple stiffed me.
a swanky Manhattan jewelry store
Cuzco's few tourists are conspicuous
as they explore the old cobbled streets.
The wall is weak and requires lateral support.
The store had everything
including the proverbial kitchen sink.
We strolled through the gardens,
admiring the flowers.
Reserchers had adapted blood test
to look for early signs of the disease.
It is typical for local residents
to oppose the building
of a nuclear waste facility.
Gillmore will be opposed by former Councilman Tobkin
for the post of mayor.
Ultimately, you'll have to decide for yourself.
We will take appropriate action
once the investigation is over.
It is not appropriate
to ask such personal questions
in an interview.
They need to offer a salary
appropriate to his experience and education.
Whose turn is it to wash the dog?
Working outside can mean
too much sun exposure,
which in turn can lead to skin cancer.
There were about 500,000 cafes in Paris
at the turn of the century.
Council members were asked to forgo their pay raises.
a splashy orange shirt
The restaurant has a lavish dessert menu.
He's never very lavish with his praise.
Comments like that wont endear Hill to the fans.
Jason, a scolarship winner,
is modest about his achievements.
They always have to
show off in front of the neighbors.
Gary was looking for an opportunity
to show off his boxing skills.
profligate spending of the taxpayer's money
Executives keep abreast of events
in the company by e-mail.
That's probably because I rode my bicycle to work this morning, which is something I've been doing more often lately.
I've carefully researched the best route from my home to Great Lakes, and I've settled on one that avoids major traffic arteries and uses designated cycle paths and parks as much as possible.
If you can work out a route like that, you come to work less frustrated, and the brisk exercize in the morning makes you more alert and on your toes.
According to the paper, more than 3,500 bike commuters from almost 300 companies and organizations in the greater Chicago area competed to see who could get the highest percentage of employees to cycle to work during bike-to-work week last year.
Another plus is that companies and organizations that encourage their employees to commute by bicycle are seen as environmentally aware and concerned about their employees' health.
At the risk of belaboring the obvious, you need to have a good bike and make sure that it's in good operating condition.
There's a good bike shop in my neighborhood where they help me keep my bicycle in good working order.
My local guy always stresses safety, so I'm sure that's a message you'll have to pass on to the people you talk to about bike commuting, guys.
My guy says it's also a good idea to put reflector tape on your bike frame, which greatly increases your bike's visibility when it's a bit dark or cloudy.
Ergonomically speaking, a backpack isn't an efficient way to carry a load on a bicycle, because the weight is distributed too high, and you can get a very sweaty back that way.
Going back to one point you made earlier, how did you decide on the best route to use when cycling to work? (check:decide on)
I found the most effective way of finding a good route was to simply go out on my bike on weekends and use the trial-and-error method to find a bike-friendly route.
I should add that it's a good idea to check your fitness level with your physician before you start commuting by bike, especially if you haven't been in the habit of excercizing lately.
The American toy manufacturer seemed to be as paternalistic as the typical Japanese company with company picnics and all that.
Danny is the designated pinch hitter when Dave can't be in the office.
During the riot, all police officers were on the alert to prevent looting.
A three-way merger is the only viable option for these companies to survive.
Let me point out that surreptitiously playing computer games at your desk is a no-no.
Trial-and-error business tactics may succeed if you learn from your blunders.
One positive aspect of social networking sites is that by vastly expanding a teenager's range of contacts, they enable teens to gain access to more information than ever before. SNSの良い面の一つは、/ ティーンエイジャーの交際範囲がとてつもなく広がっているので、/ かつて無いほど多くの情報を、彼らが得られるということです。
As the recession really starts to bite, I think more people are realizing that finding a job that offers some semblance of stability and long-term prospects is at least as important as finding one that meets criteria such as income, freedom, creative potential and the like. 不況の影響が深刻化するにつれ、/ こういう人々が増え始めていると思います/ すなわち、安定性と長期見通しのある仕事を見つけることは、/ (＊)を見つけるのと少なくともおなじくらいは重要だと/ (＊:自分の基準に合うような仕事を/ 収入や自由度、創造性などといった)
The idea is for parents to take their children to their workplace for a day to give them a better idea of what they do for a living and what the working environment is like. このねらいは、親のためのもので、/ 彼らの子供達を職場に一日連れてきて貰い、/ (＊)を良く知って貰うことなのです。/ (＊:どんな仕事をしているのか、また、/ どんな仕事環境なのか)
Seeing mom or dad in the totaly different context of the workplace can help further parent-tennager communication. 母親や父親を見ることは/ ←職場という全く違った状況で/ 親子のコミュニケーションを深めることができます。