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  • Is that for me?

  • No, actually, it's for me. You're later than usually this morning. I've been waiting for you.

  • Donna, about the other night. I know you said you wanted more, but before you say anything...

  • I want to be a partner.

partner [ˈpɑrtnə(r)]

n. 伙伴、同伙、同伴、配偶

vt. 使合作、与…合伙

vi. 合伙、合股、成为搭档

  • Partner?

  • Yes. I figured out (figure out) what I want, and I want to be a partner at this firm.

figure out [ˈfɪɡjɚ aʊt]

计算出、弄明白、解决、想出

  • Donna, I don't mean to insult you, but you're not even a lawyer.

insult [ɪnˈsʌlt]

vt. 侮辱,凌辱、辱骂、损害

  • Good, because my being a partner isn't about the law. It's about keeping this firm running, which I've been doing for as long as I can remember.

as long as [æz lɔŋ æz]

只要、 如果、既然、 由于

  • I know that, but it doesn't mean that I can get you...

  • I've given over ten years of my life to this place, Harvey, and I've done it all from your desk. All I'm asking is for a seat at the table.

  • I'll have to ask Louis about it.

  • Does that mean that you're on board?

on board [ɑn bɔrd]

在船[火车, 飞机, 汽车]上、已装船

  • I don't know. It's Mike's first day back, it's a big ask, and on top of all of that, I've decided to tell Louis that I'm taking full control as managing partner.

  • Well, congratulations, Harvey, but which is it? Louis? Mike? "Big ask". Because I'd hate to think I mustered the courage to do this, and then once you get on that elevator, it's out of your mind.

mustered

v. 集合,召集,集结(尤指部队)( muster的过去式和过去分词 )、(自他人处)搜集某事物、聚集、激发

elevator [ˈɛləˌvetɚ]

n. 电梯、升降舵、谷仓

  • I give you my word. I will not forget about it.