【明報專訊】Jerry: Somebody told me your brother has started his own small brewery.
Sunak: Yes, he got so dissatisfied with the mass-produced beer they sell in bars and thought he could do better. There are a lot of beer enthusiasts like him now brewing what they call 'craft beer' in micro-breweries.
Jerry: Good for him. How's he doing?
Sunak: Very well up to now. Both his beers have become very popular locally and he's begun to supply them further afield. But there are clouds on the horizon.
Jerry: Oh dear! What's the problem?
Sunak: Well, the big breweries have spotted that craft beers are becoming more and more popular. They can see that there's a lot of money to be made in that market.
Jerry: So the big boys have begun to muscle in on the craft beer scene?
Sunak: Absolutely right. They've started to take over micro-breweries and are pushing their craft beers very hard at keen prices. Some independent micro-breweries have already gone out of business.
Jerry: Your brother must be very worried then.
Sunak: He certainly is.
Muscle 作名詞，指「肌肉」或「力量」，例如：The Green Party has a lot of muscle in this country（綠黨在這個國家很有影響力）。Muscle 作動詞，一般和 in 連用，指「强行闖入」或「以力量取得（部分或全部）」，其後可用 on 帶出受詞（object），例如：①When I had done all the hard work, he tried to muscle in and share the success（最困難的工作我都做了，他就硬要加入，想分一杯羹）。②The secret police are muscling in on every aspect of our lives（秘密警察正着手干預我們生活的每一部分）。