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  1. ring fence

    • IPA[ˈrɪŋfɛns]

    英式

    • n.
      a fence completely enclosing a farm or piece of land.;an effective or comprehensive barrier
    • v.
      enclose (a piece of land) with a ring fence.;guarantee that (funds allocated for a particular purpose) will not be spent on anything else
    • verb: ring-fence, 3rd person present: ring-fences, gerund or present participle: ring-fencing, past tense: ring-fenced, past participle: ring-fenced

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a fence completely enclosing a farm or piece of land.
    • an effective or comprehensive barrier he did not say when the merger would be completed or when the ring fence would be abolished

    動詞

    • 1. enclose (a piece of land) with a ring fence.
    • 2. British guarantee that (funds allocated for a particular purpose) will not be spent on anything else the government failed to ring-fence the money provided to schools