‘Liberal paper straws don’t work’: Trump blasts movement to ban plastic straws as his campaign hawks packs of them online for $15
・Trump campaign is selling plastic straws with his name on them for $15 a pack
・It markets them as ‘reusable’
・Several jurisdictions including California Washington, D.C. are banning plastic straws due to environmental concerns
・Campaign says ‘liberal paper straws don’t work’
・Trump said Friday there was too much focus on straws ‘What about the plates, the wrappers?’
・Bans come amid push to remove tons of plastic from oceans
To hawk (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to try and persuade people to buy or accept something, especially something of bad quality “という風に記載されています。
He spent years hawking his book around publishing companies.
Street vendors hawk tea, watches, T-shirts, chickens, and just about everything else.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” the right or power to make legal decisions “という風に記載されていますね。
The court has no jurisdiction in/over cases of this kind.
School admissions are not under/within our jurisdiction.
President Donald Trump is joining criticism of the movement to ban single-use plastic straws – as his campaign markets packs of the items on his campaign web site.
‘What about the plates and the wrappers and everything else that are much bigger?’ Trump responded when asked about the issue by DailyMail.com on Friday.
‘I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws,’ he said, a day after his campaign thumbed its collective nose at the environmental push to eliminate them and began posting online ads selling Trump straws online.
‘You know, it’s interesting about plastic straws: So you have a little straw, but what about the plates, the wrappers and everything else that are much bigger, and they‘re made of the same material? So the straws are interesting. Everybody focuses on the straws. There’s a lot of things to focus – but it’s an interesting question,’ he said as he left the White House for his New Jersey golf course.
thumb your nose at (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to show no respect for a rule, law, or person in authority “という風に記載されていますね。
Hundreds of tourists have thumbed their noses at the travel restrictions.
Most pedestrians thumb their noses at jaywalking laws.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a lot of advertising: “という風に記載されていますね。
‘STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP and buy your pack of recyclable straws today,” reads promotional language marketing the straws on the online store of his campaign web site.
‘Liberal paper straws don’t work,’ claims the ad. It says the straws are ‘BPA free,’ laser-engraved, and reusable.
The pitch trolls the growing nationwide effort to ban the use of single use plastic straws and replace them with paper ones – sometimes inviting pushback both from some libertarians and conservatives as well as lemonade sippers and cocktail connoisseurs who complain paper straws don’t hold up.
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted: ‘Making Straws Great Again #Trump2020,’ and promoted the ad.
To engrave (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to cut words or pictures into a hard surface such as stone, metal, or glass “という風に記載されていますね。
a trophy engraved with the winner’s name
The jeweller skilfully engraved the initials on the ring.
The bracelet was engraved with his name and date of birth.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” ta speech or act that attempts to persuade someone to buy or do something: “という風に記載されていますね。
She only had ten minutes to make her pitch for the contract.
People are very wary of the obvious sales pitch.
The man in the shop gave me his (sales) pitch about quality and reliability.
She made a pitch for the job but she didn’t get it.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” someone who knows a lot about a particular thing and enjoys it a lot “という風に記載されています。
She thought of herself as a wine connoisseur.
a wine/art connoisseur
a connoisseur of ballet/cigars
hold up (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to hold something in a high position, so that it can be seen “という風に記載されていますね。
She held up her hand for silence.
The straws say ‘TRUMP’ on one end.
California instituted a restaurant ban on plastic straws that began this year, while companies like Starbucks are moving away from using them.
The vast majority of plastic ends up in land-fills. There have been increased reports over the last year about the ‘great ocean patch’ of plastic matter.
Although straws are not the leading cause of plastic, they are often not recycled in part due to their small size, and can injure wildlife. According to a study cited by National Geographic, 91 per cent of plastic is not recycled. It states that plastic takes 400 years to degrade, with 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic already having been produced.
Trump jumped into the issue hours after meeting Apollo 11 Astronauts and family members, where crew member Michael Collins touted the benefits of reusable launch capabilities, then made a broader point.
‘That is the most dramatic new idea – reusability. How many things in our life to we use once in our life and then throw away? Too many. Maybe that reusability doctrine could be a little more widespread in the rest of our economy,’ Collins said.
The brought a smile from Trump, who replied: ‘Pretty good point. That’s a very good point.’
Environmental group Greenpeace shot back with a statement calling Trump’s presidency a ‘cheap throwaway,’ and adding: ‘The vast majority of plastic straws are not recycled in the U.S., which means they end up incinerated, piling up in landfills, or polluting our oceans.’
To institute (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to start something such as a system or an official process “という風に記載されていますね。
The company has instituted new security measures for its staff.
They promised to institute new guidelines in the wake of the scandal.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” landfill or landfill site a large hole in the ground where waste from people’s homes or from industry is buried “という風に記載されていますね。
90 percent of American rubbish is dumped in landfill sites.
Landfill provides a safe disposal option for waste that can’t be recycled, composted, or used to generate energy.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a small area that is different in some way from the area that surrounds it: “という風に記載されていますね。
in part (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to some degree “という風に記載されていますね。
The accidents were due in part to the bad weather.
metric ton (noun)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms “という風に記載されていますね。
To tout (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to advertise, talk about, or praise something or someone repeatedly, especially as a way of encouraging people to like, accept, or buy something: “という風に記載されていますね。
The minister has been touting these ideas for some time.
He is being widely touted as the next leader of the party.
A local car dealership was touting its services/wares on the radio.
Various studies have been published touting the benefits of pre-kindergarten programs.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious, political or legal ones “という風に記載されていますね。
The president said he would not go against sound military doctrine.
To incinerate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to burn something completely “という風に記載されていますね。
to incinerate waste
The spacecraft and its crew were incinerated by the billion-degree temperatures generated by the fireball.
The company is accused of incinerating hazardous waste without a license.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）