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Monday, January 18, 2021

"Is in a flap" nghĩa là gì?

"Is in a flap" -> nghĩa là trong trạng thái hoảng loạn, điên cuồng.

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The reason why TMC is in a flap is also because although BJP winning 148 seats in the Assembly looks like a tall order, TMC losing 62 seats or more is in the realms of probability (có khả năng).

JP (Junior Pigeon) is a permanent resident at private stables in Minster owned by resident Katie Leverett after he was rescued and hand-reared by the animal-loving 33-year-old. But now, Katie says JP is in a flap because he needs some company (bạn đồng hành) and a search high and low has come up empty-handed. 

Private science tutor (gia sư) Eric Woo is in a flap over what he sees as his right to rear a small number of chickens in his five-room Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat.Mr Woo, 48, is regarded among the poultry-rearing community as one of Singapore’s leading chicken rearers, and has a Facebook hobbyist page with 800 followers.

Shakespeare was right, so apologies for the dramatic licence taken from Antony and Cleopatra, but the PR industry is in a flap over the issue of ageism (phân biệt tuổi tác) in the industry and the lack of older practitioners in agencies.

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"All in one piece" nghĩa là gì?

Có khẩu trang thì mới giữ bản thân nguyên vẹn được. Photo by Izzy Park on Unsplash

"All in one piece" = tất cả nguyên vẹn -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn bình thường, không bị thương, hỏng hóc.

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“It’s been so long, I don't even remember this motorcycle,” he said. “From what I understand, it was found in Placerville.” He says he was surprised to find the motorcycle all in one piece.

"7th in stage and all in one piece! Bit of an underlying (hiện hữu) issue with the bike but all in all we are in a pretty good position with Stage 7 down, looking forward to another one..." There was also another fine performance from Australian KTM rookie Daniel Sanders, who finished fifth on the stage and now lies ninth overall.

The new main is around 5,000 feet long and must be pulled through, back to the island, all in one piece and all at one time. As you might guess (phỏng đoán), a pipe nearly a mile long is a little long to transport in one piece on a truck.

These crayons are specifically designed for bath times – and clean off the sides without any elbow grease required. And, unlike others on the market, they don’t get soggy ẩm ướt) and disintegrate within seconds of hitting the water. After two weeks of daily use by our three-year-old tester, these are all in one piece. We love the retro design of the crayons and covers – and are delighted that they float.

Ngọc Lân

“Lose a step” nghĩa là gì?

“Lose a step” = trượt chân -> nghĩa là mất đi sự nhanh nhẹn, khéo léo (thường dùng trong thể thao).

Ví dụ
But when Gainwell and Coxie opted out, it was fair to wonder what would happen to the 2020 Tigers. They did lose a step compared to last season's AAC title team.

“I’m not going to add like a crazy amount of weight. It’s not going to make me lose a step. I think if I add weight and strength in the right areas, it will actually make me get faster.”

While most players lose a step after something like that, Wild coach Dean Evason wasn’t surprised that Fiala proved to be an exception (ngoại lệ) to the rule. They worked together back when Evason was the coach of the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League and Fiala when was a teenager trying to break into the league.

Anh Thư

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