①A showcase is a glass container with valuable objects inside it, for example at an exhibition or in a museum.【n.(展览会、博物馆等的)玻璃柜，玻璃陈列柜】
②You use showcase to refer to a situation or setting in which something is displayed or presented to its best advantage.【n.展示(优点的)场合】
③If something is showcased, it is displayed or presented to its best advantage.【v.展示(优点)】
①The thieves smashed the showcase and stole the vase.
②The festival remains a valuable showcase for new talent.
③Restored films are being showcased this month at a festival in Paris.
Romain Gary的小说 Promise at dawn 也出现了这个表达：
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①If an organization gobbles up a smaller organization, it takes control of it or destroys it.【v.吞并；击垮】
②To gobble up something such as money means to use or waste a lot of it.【v.消耗；耗费】
①Banc One of Ohio has built an empire in the midwest by gobbling upsmaller banks.
②The firm's expenses gobbled up 44% of revenues.
《金融时报》一篇题为 A race to vaccinate the developing world 也出现了这个表达：