대신하다 (substitute for ~)

조율 [테니스 벽치기 하게하는 방안과 건물 앞면 벽을 흉 하지 않게 하는 방안을 조율하다 (square ~ with/and ~) (unsightly)]; 대신하다 (substitute for ~); 더 좋다 (preferable to ~); 맘에 들다 (appeal to sb); 가상의 (virtual)

Earlier a YMCA manager assured me that a tennis net-high line would be drawn on a facade wall, which has substituted for my live-bodied tennis partner for many years at dawn. Yesterday, the assurance proved to be a little bit premature, when the senior officer responsible for building/facility management tried to convince me that two tennis net-high posts for hooking a removable clothes-line are preferable to a line permanently drawn on a facade wall. The senior officer’s idea appealed to me because it would square the two things: providing a virtual tennis net and keeping a facade wall from unsightly. Getting my support for his idea, the senior officer said he would install two posts soon. Continue reading

기념/축하하여 (in honor of ~)

불복 재심신청 [석사인 영어선생님이 박사인 과외선생님이 봐준 영작에 형편없는 점수를 줘! (appeal ~ to ~) (run ~ by/past ~)]; 기념/축하하여 (in honor of ~); 편견으로 가득찬 (bias-charged); 표시로 (in token of ~); 일정하게 하는 일없이 빈둥빈둥하다 (be at loose ends); 100점 만점에 (out of possible 100)

Last Thursday, at a Chinese restaurant, I dined out with my tutee of years ago in honour of his recent graduation from university. Just before getting off my car, he dropped his business card-size graduation picture, whose back side read to the effect that he thanks me for having tutored him so that he could get into a coveted Canadian university.

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