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Was the Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo illegally copied? The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Committee suffered an embarrassment when the logo design created by Kenjiro Sano was scrapped because some sources said it was plagiarized from a design made by Belgian designer Olivier Debie. The Olympic Committee had originally supported Sano’s design, but gave up several days later. The process is now under way to create a new logo made from an original design.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
shoved it into my hand
Lillian: Did you see how rude that salesman in the shopping center was? He just shoved a leaflet into my hand without even asking me. I walked out of the store and threw the leaflet in the garbage right away.
Kayden: I know, some of those salespeople are really pushy. You should complain to his company’s head office.
Explanation: When someone pushes a paper or other item into someone’s hand in a rude way, we say they “shoved it” into the person’s hand.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Patient’s husband: My wife has had a stroke, and she can’t communicate. Can I sign the medical and insurance papers for her?
Doctor Keynes: Yes, you can sign if you are the legal spouse of the policy holder.
Explanation: The term “policy holder” means the person who owns the insurance policy. The insurance policy is also called “insurance coverage.”
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS/EMAIL PHRASE
If you join our company, we can offer you a very attractive salary, as well as several great perks, such as first-class air travel, free use of the sports gym, and free concert tickets.
Explanation: If someone is offered “perks” it means that they are offered several advantages in addition to the regular salary.