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what's the phrase"trade off"mean?

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what's the phrase"trade off"mean?

Postby sfsnancy » Tue May 30, 2006 6:51 am

Would you like to tell me what's the phrase"trade off"mean.
Thanks!
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Re: what's the phrase"trade off"mean?

Postby yarrow » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:08 pm

sfsnancy wrote:Would you like to tell me what's the phrase"trade off"mean.
Thanks!


呵呵, 出外靠朋友!

trade off:
v.交替换位, 交替使用, 卖掉
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Postby tqth » Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:39 pm

Please let me try to explain the phrase"trade off" in English:
Trade sth off means that you want to give up and exchange one thing for another as a compromise.
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Re: what's the phrase"trade off"mean?

Postby byron » Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:27 pm

sfsnancy wrote:Would you like to tell me what's the phrase"trade off"mean.
Thanks!

It means conceding something in return for the other person making a concession too. This can apply to actual objects or a point of view.

Examples: I will concede that Hitler was an evil man if you concede that Stalin was evil too.

I will agree that a Ford make a better car than Jaguar if you agree that Jaguar is a prettier car.

I will forget the money you owe me if you forget the work you did for me.

get the idea?
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