Journey in Life

Friday, August 17, 2018

"Get his blood up" nghĩa là gì?

like eat brain. Photo courtesy Bring Back Words.

'Get one's blood up' nghĩa là nổi nóng (to get someone or oneself angry); giận sôi lên, sôi máu, nóng máu.

Ví dụ
For starters, it gets your blood up about the toxic and enduring power of racism. Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American cop on the Colorado Springs police force, the film shows how Ron managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan and righteously screw with it from the inside.

The international trade secretary Liam Fox is once again baying for BBC blood, claiming the public broadcaster has nothing positive to say about Brexit. It’s not the first time Fox has got his blood up about perceived bias at the Beeb. But it must have come as something of a surprise to Robbie Gibb who, until a few weeks ago, was the BBC’s head of political programmes.

She was confused, like many people, as to why it took so long for Baldwin to get his blood up about the six-month-old episode, not to mention at a loss as to what exactly he was offended by. Baldwin pointed to a recent New Yorker piece in which it was revealed that Bourdain wanted "no white people" in his Houston episode. Bourdain responded to the story directly on Twitter. "This is some shameful, dishonest race-baiting click bait. All involved should take a hard look in the mirror," wrote Bourdain, linking to the PaperCity piece himself.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Drown in blood" nghĩa là gì?

Burma, Sep 2007. Photo courtesy Robert Thivierge.

'Drown in blood' nghĩa là nhận chìm trong máu.

Ví dụ
As the government of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) shows the true face of “left” nationalism (chủ nghĩa dân tộc) by trying to drown in blood the protests (biểu tình) against austerity (chính sách thắt lưng buộc bụng), anger and protests have continued to mount across the country.

Over the course of Operation Protective Edge, the Turkish leader claimed Israel’s actions in Gaza were worse than what Adolf Hitler did to the Jews, said the Jewish state would “drown in blood” and accused it of committing genocide.

“If the Trumpers cannot be disaggregated, reintegrated, or politically neutralized, the solutions available do not lie in the Constitution” because constitutional structures “cannot fix broken politics,” Novkov concludes. “Rather, we are left with hopefully a lesser form of the tragic choices posed by constitutional failure; facing the critical election of 1860, the nation ultimately chose to drown in blood over the uncertain path of constitutional union symbolized by John Bell.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Breed bad blood" nghĩa là gì?

Red Square, Moscow, end of Cold War. Photo courtesy SarahTz.

'Breed bad blood' có từ bad blood là ác ý, breed là gây ra, phát sinh ra -> cụm từ này nghĩa là gây mối bất hòa, reo (rắc) ác ý.

Ví dụ
Sali’s immediate predecessor in office, Professor Oladipo Afolabi, however disagreed with that suggestion saying it was a suggestion that could breed bad blood in the system.

“It’s an effort to breed bad blood into the social harmony that has been reached in Russian society,” said Ms Drapeko, who earlier in her career was a popular Soviet and Russian actor.

This could breed bad blood in the party, as it contravenes the provision of the Nigerian constitution and violates the rights of those above 50 years of age to aspire for the governorship of their state.

I know most haters of Nigerian football would say the inclusion of Martins and Obasi would breed bad blood and disunity in the Eagles team whereas the true Eagles lovers would campaign for their inclusion.

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