Re: [Czechlist] value/values in a company slogan..
- I'm not sure what "to eye up" means. Is it like ogling?
On Apr 26, 2013, at 11:29 AM, Melvyn wrote:
> Value - some only eye it up
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- --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <czechlist@...> wrote:
>Yes, it can be:
> I'm not sure what "to eye up" means. Is it like ogling?
eye something or someone up: ogle, leer at, make eyes at, give (someone) the (glad) eye My brother is forever eyeing up women in the street.
but it can also have the broader sense of consider, often IMHO with a view to acquiring:
To examine closely something coveted.
Lenovo eyeing up IBM's x86 server business
Celtic Manager Neil Lennon Eyeing Up a Top Premier League Job
Boxing - Evans eyeing up switch to professional ranks
One of those little words favoured by British tabloid journalists IMO.
I take it this is not common stateside. Just another of the million pitfalls then.
>Is Simon justified in his cynicism? Wasn't the client at least a little impressed?
> Call me cynical, but I expect they'll reject any decent ideas we might come up with.
- Many thanks to Matej, Sarka, Valerie and Jirka for your input on back gardens and areaways. All useful stuff. OK my solution for back gardens might not be watertight, but I reckon it works more often than not.
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Valerie Talacko <valerie@...> wrote:
> I think it's usually called just the area (or was called that - it may
> be an old-fashioned term). I remember coming across it in Mary Poppins
> (or Ballet Shoes, maybe) and wondering what it was - "Cook was standing
> in the area door" etc.