【明報專訊】Now and then Timothy is brought before the Worldwide Cheese Council. ''We like to bring him before the directors (董事) to discuss the future of our product,'' a man explained. This means Timothy is asked to appear before the people at the Council. ''Each time he's here, that little fellow brings a number of excellent suggestions (提議) before us,'' a lady smiled. In this case, bring before means to present a topic for consideration (考慮) or discussion (討論).
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