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07:05 Jul 19, 2005
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase:picked up the slack
Like in other parts of the world, governments in Taiwan and Hong Kong are long-winded about open-source initiatives. But much of their support for Linux appears to be on paper only; implementation of the operating system has been slow. Businesses in both places have picked up the slack, turning to Linux as a lower-cost way to run servers and other systems.
pick/take up the slack
to do the work which someone else has stopped doing, but which still needs to be done.