Journey in Life

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"More haste less speed" nghĩa là gì?

slow is more difficult... Photo courtesy The Skyline View.

'More haste less speed' nghĩa là thà chậm mà chắc, dục tốc bất đạt (you make better progress with a task if you don't try to do it too quickly).

Ví dụ
Suddenly, the world tips into a spiral of catching up, childhood adages (cách ngôn, ngạn ngữ) about “more haste less speed” bounce around your head, and you commence an ultimately fruitless search for bread to make toast.

With an early draw, Olivia took a more haste less speed approach over the newly-shortened course as she claimed first place in 58.26 seconds. Olivia has been working hard throughout the year at her junior events and her dedication (cống hiến, hiến dâng) paid off.

"More haste, less speed. It's reasonable that everyone's anxiously hoping China will become stronger and more developed as soon as possible. But we need to take our time and be focused. Only through concentrated practice can we get to the fruit. It's not contradictory at all to our Chinese dream of achieving a better-off future,"

Phạm Hạnh

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"Shrinking violet" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Yann Cœuru.

'Shrinking violet' nghĩa là người nhút nhát, người hay xấu hổ, người bẽn lẽn (an exaggeratedly shy person).

Ví dụ
Dua Lipa proves she's no shrinking violet in plunging purple metallic gown (áo dài, áo choàng) at Billboard Music Awards.

Seth MacFarlane has not exactly been a shrinking violet over the years when it comes to scrutinizing (xem xét kỹ, nghiên cứu cẩn thận) his own home network, Fox.

It is safe to say that Russia defender Ilya Kutepov is no shrinking violet and he has proven that with a fiery press conference in which he took aim at everyone from Luis Suarez to Mohamed Salah.

He had his own electrical business which was successful and also worked the doors in Bray, which sometimes drew him into physical confrontations (đối đầu, chạm trán). In that he was also fearless and was known in the Bray area to be no shrinking violet.

Phạm Hạnh

"Fine feathers make fine birds" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy torbakhopper.

'Fine feathers make fine birds' = bộ lông đẹp làm nên con chim đẹp -> nghĩa là 'người đẹp vì lụa' (beautiful clothes or an eye-catching appearance make a person appear similarly beautiful or impressive; If you dress elegantly, people will think you are elegant).