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  • Harvey, do you have a minute?

  • That's about all I have.

  • Okay, I was wondering if it would be okay if I took over Mike's pro Bono case.

pro bono [ˌproʊ ˈboʊnoʊ]

adj. 无偿(专业性)服务的

  • What?

  • Something came up. He asked me if I could do it. I--I wanted to get your permission first.

  • No.

  • Why not?

  • Because I made a deal with Mike, not you. Now, you wanna tell me what's really going on here? Because Mike's not giving away his first case unless he's in a coma.

coma [ˈkoʊmə]

n. <医>昏迷、怠惰,麻木、<天>(彗星的)彗发

  • The lawyer on the other side outed Mike as a fraud.

  • Meaning?

  • He brought out Mike's Harvard diploma, and he prejudiced the judge.

prejudiced [ ˈprɛdʒədɪst]

adj. 怀偏见的、有成见的、偏颇的

v. 损害(prejudice的过去分词)、使抱偏见

  • So Mike thinks if he hands the case over to you, he takes that weapon out of their hands.

  • Yes.

  • Well, now it's a definite no.

  • Why does that make it a definite no?

definite [ˈdɛfənɪt]

adj. 明确的、一定的、肯定、有把握

  • Because I said so.

  • Harvey, can you at least talk to Mike?

  • No, I can't.

  • Why not?

  • Because I got a plane to catch.