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2006.9.12-----Slang( Street pizza   &   Bean counter)

(2006-09-12 22:26:18)
分类: 英语习语
street pizza
 
2006.9.12-----Slang( <wbr>Street <wbr>pizza <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>Bean <wbr>counter)
   
Definition:  
 
An animal that has been run over and killed by a car; any disgusting substance that is on the ground.

Example:  
 
1) Maura's pet turtle escaped last week and I'm afraid it's probably street pizza by now.
2) That poor little dog -- now he's just street pizza.

Etymology:  
 
'Pizza' is a popular food that is flat and has lots of red tomato sauce, and 'street' means road or highway. This phrase is a comical reference to unpleasant organic materials that are found on roads and sidewalks.

Synonyms:  
 
road kill
 
 
 
 
bean counter  
 
2006.9.12-----Slang( <wbr>Street <wbr>pizza <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>& <wbr> <wbr> <wbr>Bean <wbr>counter)

Definition:  
 
An accountant; someone who monitors the flow of money very carefully.

Example:  
 
1) We wanted to buy some new furniture for the office but the bean counters wouldn't let us.

Etymology:  
 
This phrase comes from a comedy routine that was popular in New York in the 1880s. In the routine, a man would order some pork and beans and then would yell "And don't stop to count the beans!" The idea is that it is not necessary to count each and every bean, and that anyone who does is a little bit crazy -- and cheap.

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