小编摘要：Temporary Fix it means a good short term solution for a problem.
李华跟Larry一起去吃晚饭。今天我们要学两个常用语： squared away和temporary fix.
LH: Larry, 怎么样，今天上班忙不忙？
LL: Oh it was a bit stressful. I had a relatively large report due that I was too busy to start until the last minute, but it looks like I got it all squared away.
LH: Squared away? 你是说虽然等到最后一分钟，但还是赶出来了？
LL: Yes, Li Hua, squared away means I took care of it, or finished the job.
LL: Yeah. Now I just feel relieved to have gotten the report squared away.
LL: It was just about the logistics of a new advertising campaign that ships out next week. It wasn't too hard, just tedious, but now it is all squared away.
LL: Exactly. It's hard to relax with a report hanging over your head.
LL: How did it turn out?
LH: 我在学校电脑房里整整泡了两天，I finally got it all squared away. 总算是搞定了，竟然还提前了一天。
LL: That's excellent.
LL: Well, at least you got one squared away.
LL: Well now that I've got that report all squared away, I'm pretty much in the clear. I guess I will wait until they give me a new assignment.
LL: I wouldn't worry too much Li Hua, I'm sure you'll get all of your papers squared away in no time.
LH: I know, I just wish that they were already squared away and I didn't have to deal with them. 好，酒足饭饱，我又得去泡图书馆了。
LL: How'd the paper writing go?
LH: 别提了，论文倒是写完了一篇，可是电脑房里的打印机坏了，我又没带USB, 所以只好把文章寄到我自己的电子信箱里。
LL: That's a good temporary fix.
LH: A temporary what?
LL: Temporary Fix it means a good short term solution for a problem. In this case, emailing the paper to yourself is a good fix until you can print the paper.
LH: 噢，temporary fix就是临时解决办法。我一看打印机坏了，差点儿没得心脏病，还好灵机一动，把论文寄给了自己。
LL: It's good that you found that temporary fix then!
LL: The other day at work we had to come up with a temporary fix because our usual print-shop was closed for vacation, and the one we hired instead completely botched the job.
LL: Well the whole thing came out backwards and none of the words went with the pictures, plus we had a client coming in only an hour afterwards.
LL: Ultimately we just cut the words out of each picture and switched them with scissors and glue. It held together through the meeting. It didn't look perfect but at least it was a temporary fix.
LL: I think we made an alright impression on the client. I'm not sure that they noticed that anything was wrong.
LH: That's great.
LL: Yeah, what about you, how did your paper turn out?
LL: So your temporary fix was successful.
LL: Well, you're almost there.
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是squared away 意思是处理完了。另一个是temporary fix意思是临时的解决办法。