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firm [ fə:m] n.商行,商号,公司

firm [fə:m] n. 公司; 企业

firm a.,adv. & v. 坚固,坚定

家族企业 family firm

Cultural Service Firm 文化服务公司

Film Service Firm 电影服务公司

Art Design Firm 美术设计公司

Art Decoration Firm 美术装潢公司

Packaging Decoration Firm 包装装潢公司

Cultural Service Firm 文化服务公司

Film Service Firm 电影服务公司

Art Design Firm 美术设计公司

Art Decoration Firm 美术装潢公司

Packaging Decoration Firm 包装装潢公司

firm offer 实盘

non-firm offer 虚盘

firm price 实价,实盘

trading firm/house 贸易行,商行

consumer packaged-goods firms 消费者包装食品公司

我们于本日向贵公司开出第123号面额500000元。汇票一张见票即付。
We have this day drawn the following bill of exchange on your esteemed firm- No.123, $500,000, payable at sight.

Children with parents whose guidance is firm, consistent, and rational are inclined to possess high levels of self-confidence.
父母的教导如果坚定,理性,始终如一,孩子就有可能充满自信。

accounting firm 会计事务所

adjudge a firm as bankrupt by the court 法庭裁定某企业破产

Auditing firm 审计公司

consulting firm 咨询公司

Firm 公司,企业,商号

collective firm 合作企业

private firm 非上市公司,私有企业

state-owned firm 国有企业

state-run firm 国有企业

national accounting firm 全国性会计公司

non-profit firm 非营利公司

parent firm 母公司,总公司

state-owned firm 国有公司

stock exchange firm 证券公司

unlisted firm 股票没有公开的上市公司

After many years I have reached the firm conclusion that it is impossible for any objective newspaperman to be a friend of a President.
许多年之后,我得出了这个坚定的结论:任何客观的新闻工作者都不可能成为一个总统的朋友。

She joined the firm a year ago and is a junior partner now.
她是去年才到公司工作的,现在是我的下属。

The firm is now in the process of moving the main equipment to a new place.
公司目前正在把主要设备迁到新地址去。

Stand firm -- don't let them tell you what to do.
要坚定, 不要让他们对你指手画脚。

Are the firm’s finances sound?
这家公司的财务状况可靠吗?

The firm is the sponsor of ten engineering students at the university.
这家公司是10名在大学学习的工科学生的资助者。

This firm publishes children’s books.
这家公司出版儿童书籍。

I don’t know whether to accept this new job, and the firm is pressing (me) for a decision.
我不知道是否要接受这份新工作, 公司正催我速作决定。

Her law firm job has a starting salary of thirty thousand pounds a year.
她那份律师事务所的工作起薪为每年3万英镑。

He had a firm conviction that he was always right.
他坚信自己总是正确的。

The ranks of the group were swelling under her firm leadership.
在她强有力的领导下,该集团的队伍日益壮大。

They made a firm pledge to support us.
他们坚定地承诺支持我们。

The firm has most generously pledged 10,000 pounds as its contribution to the charity.
公司非常慷慨地承诺为慈善事业捐献1万英镑。

This is a progressive firm that uses the most modern methods of operation in its business.
这家公司很先进,采用了最为现代的经营方法。

The pole was erected on a firm base.
这根杆子竖立在坚固的基座上。

a junior partner in a law firm
律师事务所中一位地位较低的合伙人

The firm sold its summer stock at a loss to be ready for the winter goods.
这家公司亏本出售夏季存货,以便为冬季新品上市做准备。

The firm has fallen upon dark days and is not what it was.
这家商号倒了霉,今不如昔了。

Although we sank all our money into the firm, it still failed to make a profit.
尽管我们把所有的钱都投到了那家公司,它还是没有赢利。

His firm has been contracted to supply all the furniture for the new building.
他的公司签了合同,为新建大楼提供所有家具。

A firm might sometimes sell at a loss to drive a competitor out of business, and thereby increase its market power.
公司有时会低价销售,将竞争者挤出市场,以此增强自己的市场竞争力。

How long have you been working for this firm?
你在这家公司工作多久了?

I worked as an intern in that firm last summer.
去年夏天我在那家商行实习。

He is firm in character.
他性格坚强。

The firm did badly last year.
公司去年生意不好。

He has established his own firm.
他已建立起自己的公司。

The pound stayed firm against dollar in London but fell a little in New York.
在伦敦英镑对美元仍坚挺,但在纽约却跌了一点儿。

The government must act to firm prices up.
政府必须采取行动使物价稳定下来。

This firm manufactures cars.
这家公司大量生产汽车。

This offer is firm subject to your acceptance reaching us not later than December 15.
此报盘为实盘,但以我方在12月15日前收到你方答复为准。

Traditionally, firm referred to a partnership, as opposed to a company.
按惯例,firm是指合伙企业,与公司相对。

Yes, I think we could bring the date forward by …… or so. But I'd have to check with Headquarters before I can give you a firm promise.
是的。我想我们可以将日期推迟……左右。但我要向总部请示后才能给你一个正式答复。

The offer is firm (for) 3 days.
此报盘有效期为3天。

We have accepted your firm offer.
我们已收到了你们报的实盘。

We offer firm for reply 11 a.m. tomorrow.
我们报实盘,以明天上午11点答复为有效。

We'll let you have our firm offer next Sunday.
下星期天我们就向你们发实盘。

We're willing to make you a firm offer at this price.
我们愿意以此价格为你报实盘。

When can I have your firm C.I.F. prices, Mr. Li?
李先生,什么时候能得到你们到岸价的实盘?

They mainly trade with Japanese firms.
他们主要和日本商行进行贸易。

We see that your firm specializes in Light Industrial Goods, and we are willing to establish business relationship with you.
得知贵公司专门经营轻工业品,我们愿意与贵公司建立业务关系。

We don't pay commission to firms dealing with us on principal-to principal basis.
对于不通过中间商直接往来的商号,我们一概不付给佣金。

Our company newly established through uniting the capitals of the captioned …… firms will be engaged principally in commission business, of which main line is ……
我公司合并了标题所示……家商行的资本,从新组成,主要经营……业务。

We originally established ourselves in …… with a capital of …… and then we reorganized our company by merging …….. Similar firms under the name of present ……, increasing our capital up to …….
我公司……年成立时资金……,然后合并了……家类似商号,改组成……公司,资金增加到……。

包销 [bāo xiāo] /have exclusive selling rights/be the sole agent for a production unit or firm/

本固枝荣 [běn gù zhī róng] /when the root is firm/the branches flourish/

贲临 [bì lín] /(of distinguished guests) honor my house/firm/etc/with your presence/

厂商 [chǎng shāng] /company/firm/

电脑企业 [diàn nǎo qǐ yè] /computer company/computer firm/

刚 [gāng] /hard/firm/strong/just/barely/exactly/

刚强 [gāng qiáng] /firm/unyielding/

公司 [gōng sī] /(business) company/company/firm/corporation/incorporated/

果断 [guǒ duàn] /firm/decisive/

坚 [jiān] /strong/solid/firm/unyielding/resolute/

监 [jiān] /hard/strong/solid/firm/to supervise/to inspect/jail/prison/

坚定 [jiān dìng] /firm/steady/staunch/

坚固 [jiān gù] /firm/firmly/hard/stable/

坚决 [jiān jué] /firm/resolute/determined/

坚实 [jiān shí] /(adj) firm and substantial; solid/

决心 [jué xīn] /determination/resolution/determined/firm and resolute/to make up one's mind/

牢 [láo] /firm/fast/

牢固 [láo gù] /firm/secure/

联想集团 [lián xiǎng jí tuán] /Lenovo group (PRC computer firm)/

磐 [pán] /firm/stable/rock/

企业 [qǐ yè] /company/firm/enterprise/

确 [què] /authenticated/solid/firm/

确 [què] /authenticated/solid/firm/real/true/

认定 [rèn dìng] /maintain (that something is true)/be of the firm opinion that/to firmly believe/

使固定 [shǐ gù dìng] /rivet/make firm/

稳当 [wěn dang ] /(adj) stable; firm/(adj) reliable/

稳健 [wěn jiàn] /firm/stable and steady/

信仰 [xìn yǎng] /firm belief/conviction/

硬 [yìng] /hard/stiff/strong/firm/

扎实 [zhā shi ] /(adj) firm, strong/(adj) practical; solid/sturdy/

Among the firms making the biggest splash in the new world is Straitford, Inc., a private intelligence-analysis firm based in Austin, Texas.
在这个新的电子世界中最引起轰动的是一个叫司特雷福的公司,它是得克萨斯州奥斯汀市的一个私营的情报分析公司。
Straitford makes money by selling the results of spying (covering nations from Chile to Russia) to corporations like energy-services firm McDermott International.
该公司的业务是将覆盖全球各个国家的情报销售给“麦克德莫国际”这样的能源公司。

Last week his firm was busy vacuuming up data bits from the far corners of the world and predicting a crisis in Ukraine.
上周,他的公司正在从远在世界的另一角落收集零散的信息,并预测在乌克兰将发生一场危机。

Friedman relies on a lean staff in Austin.
弗莱德曼只在奥斯汀市雇用了为数不多的雇员。
Several of his staff members have military-intelligence backgrounds.
其中的一些有军事情报工作背景。
He sees the firm's outsider status as the key to its success.
他把公司的“局外人”地位视为它成功的关键。

In Argentina, for instance, after the reforms of the early 1990s, multinationals went from 43% to almost 70% of the industrial production of the 200 largest firms.
比如,在阿根廷,经过90年代初的改革之后,跨国公司在200家大型企业的工业生产中从43%增加到几乎70%。

This phenomenon has created serious concerns over the role of smaller economic firms, of national businessmen and over the ultimate stability of the world economy.
这个现象造成了人们对小型企业和民族资本的作用以及世界经济的最终稳定的严重忧虑。

Examples of benefits or costs of the current concentration wave are scanty.
目前证明这股合并浪潮是带来利还是弊的实例并不多。
Yet it is hard to imagine that the merger of a few oil firms today could re-create the same threats to competition that were feared nearly a century ago in the US, when the Standard Oil trust was broken up.
但是很难想像当今的几个石油公司的合并是否会重新造成约100年前美国标准石油公司对竞争造成的同样的威胁,那时由于人们对该公司的这种担心而导致了它最终的解散。
The mergers of telecom companies, such as World Com, hardly seem to bring higher prices for consumers or a reduction in the pace of technical progress.
像世界通讯这样的通讯公司合并似乎没有给消费者带来更高的价格,或者降低技术进步的速度。
On the contrary, the price of communications is coming down fast.
相反,通信的价格在迅速下降。

When you have carefully prepared a blueprint of your abilities and desires, you have something tangible to sell.
当你为自己的能力和欲望仔细地筹划了一幅蓝图后,你就有实在的东西可以兜售了。
Then you are ready to hunt for a job. Get all the possible information about your could-be job.
那时你就准备去找工作,先搜集有关你想找的工作的所有信息,
Make inquiries as to the details regarding the job and the firm.
对工作和公司的详情进行调查,
Keep your eyes and ears open, and use your own judgement.
留心看与听,使用你的判断能力。
Spend a certain amount of time each day seeking the employment you wish for, and keep in mind: Securing a job is your job now.
每天花一定的时间寻找你想要的工作,请记住:找工作就是你现在的工作。

Many an old firm was replaced by a limited liability company with a bureaucracy of salaried managers.
许多旧式公司被责任有限公司所取代,由领薪经理构成其管理机构。
The change met the technical requirements of the new age by engaging a large professional element and prevented the decline in efficiency that so commonly spoiled the fortunes of family firms in the second and third generation after the energetic founders.
这种变革通过聘用大量专业人员来适应新时代的技术要求,并防止了效率的降低,而在过去这种低效率使得许多旧式家族企业在精力充沛的创业者之后的第二、三代手中破产倒闭。
It was moreover a step away from individual initiative, towards collectivism and municipal and state-owned business.
而且这也是公司摆脱个体创造,走向集体化和市营、国营迈出的一步。

Money spent on advertising is money spent as well as any I know of.
花在广告上的钱和我所知花在任何别处的钱一样值得。
It serves directly to assist a rapid distribution of goods at reasonable price, thereby establishing a firm home market and so making it possible to provide for export at competitive prices.
它直接有助于商品以合理的价格销售,由此建立稳固的国内市场,并使商品能以富有竞争力的价格出口。
By drawing attention to new ideas it helps enormously to raise standards of living.
它吸引人们对新观念的注意,极大地提高生活标准。
By helping to increase demand it ensures an increased need for labour, and is therefore an effective way to fight unemployment.
广告有助于增加市场需求,从而确保对劳动力需求的增加,因此是遏制失业的一个有效方法。
It lowers the costs of many services: without advertisements your daily newspaper would cost four times as much, the price of your television licence would need to be doubled, and travel by bus or tube would cost 20 per cent more.
它降低了多种服务费用,没有广告,每天看的报纸价格会上涨四倍,电视收视费会翻番,公共汽车或地铁票也得提高20%以上。

{adj: al dente} of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten

{adj: big} loud and firm
"a big voice"
"big bold piano sounds"

{adj: confirmed} having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation
"confirmed reservations"
"received confirmed reports of casualties"
"a confirmed Catholic"
<-> unconfirmed

{adj: controlling} able to control or determine policy
"a controlling interest in the firm"

{adj: crisp, firm, crunchy} pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed
"crisp carrot and celery sticks"
"a firm apple"
"crunchy lettuce"

{adj: dynamic, dynamical} characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
"a dynamic market"
"a dynamic speaker"
"the dynamic president of the firm"
<-> undynamic

{adj: earnest, sincere, solemn} characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
"both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate"
"an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant"
"a film with a solemn social message"

{adj: established, firm} securely established
"an established reputation"
"holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"

{adj: fast, firm, immobile} securely fixed in place
"the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

{adj: firm, loyal, truehearted, fast} unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
"a firm ally"
"loyal supporters"
"the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
"fast friends"

{adj: firm, solid} not soft or yielding to pressure
"a firm mattress"
"the snow was firm underfoot"
"solid ground"

{adj: firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering} marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
"firm convictions"
"a firm mouth"
"steadfast resolve"
"a man of unbendable perseverence"
"unwavering loyalty"

{adj: firm, steady, unfluctuating} not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
"stocks are still firm"

{adj: firm, strong} strong and sure
"a firm grasp"
"gave a strong pull on the rope"

{adj: firm} (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
"his voice was firm and confident"
"a firm step"

{adj: firm} not subject to revision or change
"a firm contract"
"a firm offer"

{adj: firm} possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
"firm muscles"

{adj: foursquare} characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
"a foursquare refusal to yield"

{adj: hard-line, hardline} firm and uncompromising
"a hard-line policy"

{adj: insecure} not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
"the hinge is insecure"
<-> secure

{adj: irrevocable, irrevokable} incapable of being retracted or revoked
"firm and irrevocable is my doom"- Shakespeare
<-> revocable

{adj: limp, wilted} not firm
"wilted lettuce"

{adj: paved} covered with a firm surface
<-> unpaved

{adj: precedential} having precedence (especially because of longer service)
"precedential treatment for senior members of the firm"

{adj: resolute} firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
"stood resolute against the enemy"
"faced with a resolute opposition"
"a resolute and unshakeable faith"
<-> irresolute

{adj: self-assured, self-confident} showing poise and confidence in your own worth
"hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident"

{adj: solid} of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous
"ice is water in the solid state"
<-> liquid, gaseous

{adj: stabilized, stabilised} made stable or firm

{adj: stable} firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation
"the economy is stable"

{adj: steadfast, staunch, unswerving} firm and dependable especially in loyalty
"a steadfast ally"
"a staunch defender of free speech"
"unswerving devotion"
"unswerving allegiance"

{adj: substantial, substantive} having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"

{adj: white-shoe} denoting a company or law firm owned and run by members of the WASP elite who are generally conservative
"the politician tried to hide his white-shoe background"

{adv: firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly} with resolute determination
"we firmly believed it"
"you must stand firm"

{adv: grievously} in a grievous manner
"the resolute but unbroken Germany, grievously wounded but far from destruction, was able to lay the firm foundations for military revival"

{adv: resolutely} showing firm determination or purpose
"she resolutely refused to look at him or speak to him"
"he entered the building resolutely"
<-> irresolutely

{n: Eastman, George Eastman} United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)

{n: Hastings, Thomas Hastings} United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)

{n: Jafnea semitosta} the fruiting bodies of this discomycete have a firm texture and long retain their cup shape; the pale brown interior blends with the color of dead leaves

{n: Krupp, Alfred Krupp} German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp; his firm provided ordinance for German armies from the 1840s through World War II (1812-1887)

{n: Scleroderma bovista, smooth earthball} an earthball with a peridium that is firm dry and smooth when young but developing cracks when mature; pale orange-yellow when young and reddish brown at maturity

{n: Steinway, Henry Steinway, Henry Engelhard Steinway, Heinrich Engelhard Steinway} United States piano maker (born in Germany) who founded a famous piano manufacturing firm in New York (1797-1871)

{n: accounting firm} a firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee

{n: admonition, admonishment, monition} a firm rebuke

{n: anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin} a central cohesive source of support and stability
"faith is his anchor"
"the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"
"he is the linchpin of this firm"

{n: anchorage} the condition of being secured to a base
"the plant needs a firm anchorage"
"the mother provides emotional anchorage for the entire family"

{n: anjou} a pear with firm flesh and a green skin

{n: apple tree} any tree of the genus Malus especially those bearing firm rounded edible fruits

{n: apple, orchard apple tree, Malus pumila} native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits

{n: armored scale} insect having a firm covering of wax especially in the female

{n: aspirant, aspirer, hopeful, wannabe, wannabee} an ambitious and aspiring young person
"a lofty aspirant"
"two executive hopefuls joined the firm"
"the audience was full of Madonna wannabes"

{n: auction house} a firm that conducts auctions

{n: baedeker} any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker

{n: bandwagon effect} the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"
"polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

{n: batten} a strip fixed to something to hold it firm

{n: brittleness, crispness, crispiness} firm but easily broken

{n: brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm} a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller

{n: bucket shop} an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm

{n: bulldog wrench} a wrench designed to provide a firm grip on something

{n: business department} a division of a business firm

{n: car dealer} a firm that sells and buys cars

{n: caramel} firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk

{n: carrier, common carrier} a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

{n: cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage} bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

{n: channel, communication channel, line} (often plural) a means of communication or access
"it must go through official channels"
"lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

{n: chief executive officer, CEO, chief operating officer} the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)

{n: chief financial officer, CFO} the corporate executive having financial authority to make appropriations and authorize expenditures for a firm

{n: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold} the act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"
"he has a strong grip for an old man"
"she kept a firm hold on the railing"

{n: commodity brokerage} a brokerage firm dealing in commodities

{n: computer dealer} a firm that sells and buys computers

{n: consulting firm, consulting company} a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee

{n: contractor} someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

{n: corporation, corp} a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

{n: course, line} a connected series of events or actions or developments
"the government took a firm course"
"historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"

{n: credit bureau} a private firm that maintains consumer credit data files and provides credit information to authorized users for a fee

{n: crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, iceberg} lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
"iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"

{n: custodial account} a brokerage firm account that parents have created for a minor

{n: dealer} a firm engaged in trading

{n: direction} a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
"I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"
"his ideals determined the direction of his career"
"they proposed a new direction for the firm"

{n: double Gloucester} a smooth firm mild orange-red cheese

{n: employer} a person or firm that employs workers
<-> employee

{n: fastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness} the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
<-> looseness

{n: fibroadenoma} benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen

{n: firm omelet} eggs beaten with milk or cream and cooked until set

{n: firm, house, business firm} the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
"he worked for a brokerage house"

{n: gabardine} a firm durable fabric with a twill weave

{n: golf glove} a glove worn by golfers to give a firm grip on the handle of the golf club

{n: greenmail} (corporation) the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the owners to buy those shares back at a premium in order to stay in business

{n: grip, grasp} a firm controlling influence
"they kept a firm grip on the two top priorities"
"he was in the grip of a powerful emotion"
"a terrible power had her in its grasp"

{n: hard line} a firm and uncompromising stance or position
"the governor took a hard line on drugs"

{n: heart} a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal)
"a five-pound beef heart will serve six"

{n: horizontal integration, horizontal combination} absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in the same level of production and sharing resources at that level

{n: house organ} a periodical published by a business firm for its employees and customers

{n: housecleaning} (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
"more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms"
"many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"

{n: insurance company, insurance firm, insurer, insurance underwriter, underwriter} a financial institution that sells insurance

{n: inventory} (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods

{n: investment company, investment trust, investment firm, fund} a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies

{n: jewelry dealer, jewelry store} a firm that sells and buys jewelry

{n: law firm} a firm of lawyers

{n: limited liability} the liability of a firm's owners for no more than the capital they have invested in the firm

{n: magazine, magazine publisher} a business firm that publishes magazines
"he works for a magazine"

{n: mercantile agency, commercial agency} an organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms
"Dun & Bradstreet is the largest mercantile agency in the United States"

{n: microeconomics} the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms

{n: mover, public mover, moving company, removal firm, removal company} a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another

{n: newspaper, paper, newspaper publisher} a business firm that publishes newspapers
"Murdoch owns many newspapers"

{n: nonacceptance, turndown} the act of refusing an offer
"the turndown was polite but very firm"

{n: operating capital} capital available for the operations of a firm (e.g. manufacturing or transportation) as distinct from financial transactions and long-term improvements

{n: petty cash} a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses

{n: pine-tar rag} baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip

{n: president} an executive officer of a firm or corporation

{n: press agent, publicity man, public relations man, PR man} someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)

{n: prostate gland, prostate} a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

{n: protective tariff} a tariff imposed to protect domestic firms from import competition

{n: publisher, publishing house, publishing firm, publishing company} a firm in the publishing business

{n: pumpkin, pumpkin vine, autumn pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo} a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

{n: rainmaker} executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm

{n: rootage} fixedness by or as if by roots
"strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith"

{n: scrambled eggs} eggs beaten and cooked to a soft firm consistency while stirring

{n: scrim} a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater

{n: senior vice president} the ranking vice president in a firm that has more than one

{n: service agency, service bureau, service firm} a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale

{n: stability, stableness} the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
<-> instability, unstableness

{n: stiffness} firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action
"a charming host without any touch of stiffness or pomposity"

{n: street name} the name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer
"all my stocks are held in street name"

{n: tensor} any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firm

{n: truck dealer} a firm that sells and buys trucks

{n: upholder, maintainer, sustainer} someone who upholds or maintains
"firm upholders of tradition"
"they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"

{n: vertical integration, vertical combination} absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution

{n: wart, verruca} (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus

{n: western omelet} a firm omelet that has diced ham and peppers and onions

{v: believe in} have a firm conviction as to the goodness of something
"John believes in oat bran"

{v: confirm, reassert} strengthen or make more firm
"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

{v: confirm} make more firm
"Confirm thy soul in self-control!"

{v: consolidate} make firm or secure ; strengthen
"consolidate one's gains"
"consolidate one's hold on first place"

{v: firm up} arrange firmly
"firm up one's plans"

{v: insist, take a firm stand} be insistent and refuse to budge
"I must insist!"

{v: master, control} have a firm understanding or knowledge of ; be on top of
"Do you control these data?"

{v: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate} give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"
"Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"
"I got promoted after many years of hard work"
<-> demote

{v: pull off} cause to withdraw
"We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged"

{v: resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm} stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
<-> surrender

{v: stand pat, stand firm, hold firm, stand fast} refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief

{v: stand, remain firm} hold one's ground ; maintain a position ; be steadfast or upright
"I am standing my ground and won't give in!"
<-> yield

{v: substantiate} solidify, firm, or strengthen
"The president's trip will substantiate good relations with the former enemy country"

{v: tauten, firm} become taut or tauter
"Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
"the rope tautened"

{v: tauten, firm} make taut or tauter
"tauten a rope"

David Ogilvy, founder of the advertising firm Ogilvy&; Mather, made this point clear to his newly appointed office heads by sending each a Russian nesting doll with five progressively smaller figures inside.
奥格尔维和马瑟广告公司的创建人戴维·奥格尔维,通过送给他新任命的部门经理每人一套俄罗斯风格的套叠式玩具娃娃(里面共有五个依次变小的玩具娃娃)而把这一点清楚地告诉了他们。
His message was contained in the smallest doll:
在最小的玩具娃娃里面,有戴维的留言:
" If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs.
"如果我们每个人所雇用的人比我们个子小,我们的公司就成了矮子公司。
But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, Ogilvy&; Mather will become a company of giants. "
反之,如果我们每个人所雇用的人比我们个子大,那么,奥格尔维和马瑟将会成为一个巨人公司。 "
And that is precisely what the company became-one of the largest and most respected advertising organizations in the world.
而这正是那家公司发展的结果-它终于成为世界上最大、最有声望的广告公司之一。

This function is identical to that of other cargo firms operating in the world.
这与世界上其他货运公司的业务是完全一样的。

Other charges that China could cut off traffic through the Panama Canal because a Hong Kong-based group controls ports at either end of the waterway originated with a rival firm, said a top official from the group, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.
哈奇森·惠姆波有限公司的一位高级管理人员说,其他指控源于一家竞争对手,说中国可能因香港公司对运河两端的港口拥有控制权而切断巴拿马运河上的交通。

There has been no criticism of the other two large port businesses on the Atlantic side of the Panama canal--the largest. Manzanillo, is controlled by Stevedoring Services of America, a Seattle firm, while the other is run by a Taiwanese firm.
巴拿马运河大西洋一端其他两家大型港口经营公司则没有受到任何指责-最大的一家名为曼扎尼罗,由美国西雅图的一家史蒂夫多伦服务公司经营,另外一家则是台湾人的商行。

I finished Harvard and got a highly paid job at the Boston Consulting Group, a think tank and business-consulting firm.
哈佛毕业后,在波士顿顾问咨询集团-一家智囊团兼商业咨询的公司,我找到了一份薪水丰厚的工作。

We don't have any tobacco stocks at Dorfman Investments, but I 'm on the stock selection committee for a money management firm, Dreman Value Management, that has tobacco holdings.
多尔夫曼投资公司中没有烟草股,但我是德雷曼价值管理公司-一个理财公司-选股委员会的委员,该公司却持有烟草股。

At my firm, and many others, clients with their own separate accounts can specify whatever ethical restrictions they want.
在我的公司和许多其他公司中,客户有他们自己各自的考虑,他们能明确指定他们的道德禁忌。


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