|"Pet" emu at the Cottonwood Inn, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Photo courtesy Sheila Sund.|
'Too close for comfort' có một từ mới là comfort nghĩa là sự thoải mái, dễ chịu. Thành ngữ này có nghĩa là gần sát một cách nguy hiểm.
“I should have been more careful (thận trọng). Driving home I was answering a phone call. I had only looked away from the road for a couple of seconds. But when I looked up, the car ahead of me had stopped abruptly (bất ngờ). That was too close for comfort. I barely missed (chút xíu nữa) plowing into (lao vào) him.”
“I’ll never skip school (trốn học) again. When I stopped at a restaurant for lunch I saw the assistant principal sitting across from me. Luckily, I managed to slip out the door without being noticed. The risk (nguy cơ) of getting caught (bị bắt quả tang) was too close for comfort. I learned my lesson.”
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