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[report整理] Words and Their Stories 2009-03-29

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I am Susan Clark with this special English programme,words and their stories. Susan Cliff is a young president of a candy company in the city of Chicago.Her father began the company in 1960s.He died three years ago, now the company belongs to susan. Many of her father's employees will concern when susan to control.Susan's father had worked for many years for other candy companies before starting this one. He had known a great deal about business.Susan however did not have any jobs before becoming the head of company,she just finish the college. The employees became more concerned during the susan's firs month on her job.Mrs cliff has been a strong leader,but susan permit many employees to make their own decisions. One exampe said Old cliff always told them what to do.He kept people on a short leash,but the company did well. What does "a short leash"mean?A leash is a kind of rope we used to walk out a pet dog.A leash keep the dog from running away or getting into trouble.Keeping a person on a short leash means keeping him or her inder a close control,the person cannot make a dicision for himself of herself. Words expert Jadge Ragers found similar things used more than four hundred years ago.In 1560 writer James Dickens said in a religion book for guard ? in leash yet they were salves. Miss cliff doesnot keep her workers on a short leash
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