Journey in Life

Friday, July 19, 2019

"Sing from the same hymn sheet" nghĩa là gì?

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'Sing from the same hymn sheet' = hát cùng một bài Thánh ca (hymn) -> có cùng tư tưởng về một thứ gì hay ai đó hay nói/nhận định những điều giống với người khác.

Ví dụ
"They have to be very clear and sing from the same hymn sheet or all it's going to do is increase speculation (đầu cơ tích trữ) and market volatility (biến đổi theo chiều hướng xấu đi), making their job even harder."

Italy and the governments of the Visegrád Group – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – refuse to sing from the same hymn sheet as the Merkel-Macron oligarchy (chế độ thiểu số trị do một nhóm người có quyền lực lãnh đạo).

Steve Waugh and Shane Warne rarely (hiếm khi) sing from the same hymn sheet, but the former teammates both singled out Carey as an option to bat (đánh, đấu) in Australia's top order in their forthcoming five-Test campaign against England.

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"Swim with the stream" nghĩa là gì?

Cùng chung tay bảo vệ Trái Đất chứ? Photo by Markus Spiske temporausch.com from Pexels

'Swim with the stream' = bơi cùng dòng nước (stream) -> cư xử, hành động giống với xu thế thịnh hành hoặc quan điểm, ý kiến phần đông. Cái này giống kiểu 'thuận theo chiều gió' đây mà :)

Ví dụ
On one hand, there’s a sense (cảm giác, khả năng) that the historical tide is turning against capitalism (chủ nghĩa tư bản), and socialists (chủ nghĩa xã hội) are beginning to swim with the stream.

It seems to me that these days that we live in, it would be so easy to swim with the stream of life. Those around us seem to be following every calling of their heart. Without consideration (cân nhắc) of who or what is affected (ảnh hưởng, tác động).

Investors (nhà đầu tư) in bitcoin today need a few things to happen for the currency (đồng tiền) to achieve price stability (sự ổn định) and to reach its long-term potential as a good investment for buy and hold portfolios. If you want to swim with the stream, then look for a great entry price where you can hold the cryptocurrency (tiền ảo, tiền mã hóa) long term until these phases are built out (again, this will take 5-7 years – maybe 10 years).

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"The men in grey suits" nghĩa là gì?

Người ấy là ai? Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

'The men in grey suits' = người đàn ông trong bộ trang phục màu xám -> từ này dùng để chỉ những người trong lĩnh lực kinh doanh, luật pháp hoặc các chính trị gia có quyền đưa ra những quyết định quan trọng nhưng công chúng thường ít thấy mặt hoặc không được biết tới.

Ví dụ
“Nobody in the cabinet thinks she will still be prime minister by the end of the year,” said one cabinet minister. “I suspect the ‘men in grey suits’ will be visiting soon after Brexit day.”

One of Theresa May's cabinet colleagues (thành viên nội các), was adamant (quả quyết, kiên quyết) to me earlier that instead she "will stay and fight on - there's no way she'll be taken out by the men in grey suits".

The men in grey suits were back. As pressure (sức ép) mounted (gia tăng) on Theresa May to step down (từ bỏ) as prime minister, it came in the form of repeated pleas (khẩn thiết, yêu cầu) from senior cabinet colleagues that it was time to accept the inevitable (không thể tránh được).

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"First in, best dressed" nghĩa là gì?

Phải sáng tạo, lanh lẹ trong công việc Photo by ELEVATE from Pexels

'First in, best dressed' = người đầu tiên bước vào là người mặc đẹp nhất -> người đầu tiên làm việc gì đó thường sẽ nhận được những lợi thế hoặc phần thưởng.

Ví dụ
We will look at releasing (phát hành) a couple more tickets but first in best dressed..

There’s absolutely no booking (đặt chỗ) for happy hour though, so it’s 100% first in best dressed for this one.

As expected, the revamped (chỉnh sửa lại) first-in best-dressed program attracted a lot of buzz (sự chú ý) in July after being originally oversubscibed and temporarily halted (nghỉ, dừng chân), and consequently led to extreme ups and downs in demand and supply (cung và cầu).

With the comeback of the Victorian government’s first-in best-dressed Solar Homes program, consumers are urged (háo hức) to do their due diligence (sự chăm chỉ) as they rush to apply for popular rebates (tiền hoàn trả lại, tiền được giảm). If incorrectly installed, batteries are a serious safety risk, industry body Future Energy Skills underlines (nhấn mạnh).

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"The writing on the wall" nghĩa là gì?

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"The writing on the wall" = dòng chữ trên tường -> những dấu hiệu rất rõ ràng báo hiệu một điều không tốt đẹp sắp xảy ra trong tương lai. Cụm từ này xuất phát từ một câu truyện trong Kinh thánh về Daniel, rằng một nhà tiên tri đã diễn giải những dòng chữ bí ẩn được viết bởi một bàn tay không có cơ thể lên tường của cung điện, nói rằng triều đại vua Belshazzar sẽ bị lật đổ.

Ví dụ
That things have not gotten worse is obviously cause for comfort and the Government is justified (biện minh) in seeing the glass half full. But the writing on the wall cannot be ignored (bị lờ đi).

It may not be enough. In the eyes of many, it is remarkable (một điều đáng chú ý) that Coyne is still clinging (bám dai dẳng) to his place on the commission (phận sự). The sense is that he should have seen the writing on the wall and walked away.

Bankers are conservative (thận trọng), and they hate change. But as they read the writing on the wall, they will come to understand that Ripple is a much better option for them than the SWIFT system, which is 44 years old, unchanged since its inception (khởi đầu), and still the world’s standard for settling cross-border payments.

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"Dressed to the teeth" nghĩa là gì?

Chuẩn bị lên sàn diễn Photo by Shashikant Gautam Photography from Pexels

Khi ai đó 'dressed to the teeth' nghĩa là họ ăn mặc rất trang nhã, thanh lịch, thời trang đặc biệt khi tham dự một sự kiện nào đó

Ví dụ
When I think Eko For Show, I think the very rich Island women dressed to the teeth in the most expensive asooke (vải aso-oke dệt bằng tay của người Yobura) and gold accessories (phụ kiện) that money can buy;

Shimumbi, in a deep romantic frenzy (điên cuồng), appears at Belinda’s house riding a horse (a real horse). He is dressed to the teeth with a bouquet (bó hoa) of red roses in hand and his trademark lover’s deceitful smile (nụ cười gian xảo) is glittering (lấp lánh) for approval.

It has been our experience that women usually prefer thin, undernourished (gầy gò), flatchested (ngực nhỏ) females, dressed to the teeth, as a concept of "feminine beauty" — and that men prefer exactly the opposite: voluptuous (khêu gợi), well-rounded and undressed (không mặc đồ). The women's idealization (lý tưởng) of a woman is actually a male counterpart (giống hệt), competing (cạnh tranh) with a man in society; man's view of women is far more truly feminine (nữ tính).

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Wave a magic wand" nghĩa là gì?

Úm ba la xì bùa!! Photo by: Pierrick VAN-TROOST on Unsplash

"Wave a magic wand" = vẩy chiếc đũa thần -> tạo ra hướng giải quyết cho một vấn đề hoặc một khó khăn nào đó theo một cách rất thần kì.

Ví dụ
But ask yourself this question: If you could wave a magic wand and evaporate (bay hơi), say, 10 percent of the income accruing (đóng góp) to households at the top, while leaving those in the middle and at the bottom untouched, would you do so? You wouldn’t make anyone better off, but you would lower the incomes of the rich — and you would noticeably reduce measured income inequality.

He didn’t actually look at the full document. What we’re proposing (đề xuất) is that for Quebec, and for Atlantic Canada, we can reduce the number of tankers (tàu chở dầu) moving through Atlantic Canadian waters. This is not going to be overnight. You can’t wave a magic wand and undo a lot of commercial contracts (hợp đồng thương mại). But [Newfoundland’s] Hibernia oil is over 80 per cent exported. That oil would suit.

Just imagine how many times you have locked your keys in your car and thought, If only I could just wave a magic wand and open it up. With Alohomora, you would never need to call AAA again!

With a wooden bat in his hands Monday at Beach Field on the campus of Bishop Feehan High, Gamache continued to wave a magic wand, delivering an RBI single — on a 3-and-2 pitch, no less — in the bottom of the seventh inning (hiệp thứ 7) to provide South Attleboro American Legion Post 312 with a 2-1 decision over Fall River in the first game of the teams’ best-of-three semifinal-round (vòng bán kết) District 6 series.

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"Lost in the wash" nghĩa là gì?

Chắc rơi nhẫn cưới rồi Photo by Gratisography on Pexels

'Lost in the wash'= thất lạc trong đống đồ giặt -> bị lạc mất giữa một đống thứ lộn xộn

Ví dụ
A few centuries on, though, this minor detail has been lost in the wash, and participants (người tham gia) focus instead on the other noble (quý tộc) French tradition: getting wasted on champagne and eating ridiculously rich food. Santé!

There are thick walls of interesting sounds and textures (kết cấu, hòa âm) in Star City, Hounds and Two Hands with her Blondie-esque vocals, which are immediately likeable and don’t get lost in the wash like on some of the other bangers.

“We were sitting around barnstorming (lưu diễn, đi vận động chính trị) ideas about how to go out on the road," Mead said. “The road is hard, and you have to make it an event or you get lost in the wash of big shows that are out there.”

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