［英翻中］Many in this city serve at his pleasure.?
This is a statement from a CNN commentator on the Comey testimony.
Obviously, "his" means that of Trumps.
- SimonLv 52 年前最佳解答
Here in Taiwan, if you are a civil servant, you are not abiding by the above rule, but if you are a premier, you serve at president’s pleasure, and if you are a minister, you serve at both president and premier ’s pleasure, it means they (president or premier) can dismiss you at any time. She or he would not even need a reason to fire you. Also, once the president or premier tells you to leave, that is the final word on the subject. No appeal.
In America, I don’t know how many government officials are appointed by their bosses, but just from this sentence, I feel they have many appointed civil service officials compared with Taiwan, they are all serve at their bosses’ pleasure.
- JenkinLv 72 年前
at someone's pleasure意思是「閒著來活」/「待喜歡時才做」/「按喜好而做」，跟pleasure本意「樂意」/「歡愉」是反面語意。
- TOMING88Lv 72 年前