Journey in Life

Saturday, July 21, 2018

"Rock the boat" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy BLMIdaho.

If you 'rock the boat' (khiến thuyền chao đảo), you do or say something that will upset people or cause problems -> nghĩa là nói hoặc làm điều gì khiến người khác phiền lòng hoặc gây rắc rối.

Ví dụ
Sena, which is playing a second fiddle (đóng vai trò thứ yếu) at the Centre and in Maharashtra while sharing power with BJP, also sent a message that the party will not rock the boat and destabilise (gây mất ổn định) the government.

In the face of a man in a position of power abusing that power and thinking he was doing nothing wrong, I kept my head down and I stirred the cocktail in my mixing glass. I didn’t want to rock the boat, either. I was new, and I wanted people to like me.

In extreme cases, Francis said, clergy can display what psychologists call “the dark triad”: narcissism* (tự yêu mình, quá chú ý chăm sóc vẻ đẹp của mình), Machiavellianism and psychopathy (bệnh thái nhân cách). But he also warned that more rigorous (khắt khe, nghiêm ngặt) testing could exacerbate (làm trầm trọng thêm) a trend in the Church of England to recruit conventional clergy who do not rock the boat.

Public sector net borrowing figures out this morning, are unlikely to rock the boat and today could prove to be another day where Sterling is driven largely by external factors (yếu tố ngoại lai). Next week, investors will begin to focus on the next Bank of England meeting in the first week of August, which is shaping up to be a fairly significant risk event for the Pound.

Phạm Hạnh

Lưu ý khi vận động bầu cử

ứng cử viên hội đồng nhân dân thành phố đã bị bắt vì đưa ảnh vợ ngực trần lên trang web tranh cử.
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Police say he was arrested without incident for felony non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images.

Martinez posted the topless photograph of his wife on the blog section of his campaign website. Below it was a link to the restraining order from her against him. In the restraining order, she alleges that on July 4 Martinez put his hands around her neck and threw her into a shelving unit.

Martinez is now in Ramsey County Jail. The case remains open and active. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter asked him to remove himself from the race.

Friday, July 20, 2018

"Miss the boat" nghĩa là gì?

việt nam ko thể lỡ lần nữa... Photo courtesy Helge V. Keitel.

'Miss the boat' = lỡ chuyến tàu -> nghĩa là để mất cơ hội quý báu.

Ví dụ
If you want to make six figures and help out people in need, there’s no better starting point than a degree in labor law. Ensuring that those who work every day to put meals on their family’s table are safe and properly compensated (đền bù xứng đáng) is no small task. Law grads are landing jobs at a higher pace than in previous years, and there’s no reason for you to miss the boat.

"Despite being on the cusp of a new wave of broadcasting technology, there seems to be less enthusiasm compared to what happened previously. I believe it may be due to more people abandoning (từ bỏ) conventional (truyền thống) TV for YouTube and the various commercial formats streamed via the internet. We're now in an era where the viewer can select the programs he wants to see, and watch them when he wants, so TV's raison d'etre has been diminishing". The TV manufacturers and broadcasters better get their act together, and soon, or they'll miss the boat, Shukan Jitsuwa concludes.

As I started to write about onboarding, I thought about how people miss the boat on how much impact it has. That made me ask: Why? When organizations spend millions of hours, brain cells and dollars on their recruiting efforts, why do they drop the ball on a no-brainer opportunity to keep that positive momentum going? That’s when I realized the reason: Onboarding is the second impression. Nobody has been repeating for years that the second impression matters as much as the first. Maybe that’s why some organizations give onboarding minimal attention even when the numbers prove how essential it is.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Sail in the same boat" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy pixnio.

'Sail in the same boat' nghĩa là hành động chung, cùng hành động.

Ví dụ
Condemning government (lên án chính phủ) while sailing in the same boat reeks of hypocrisy (đạo đức giả). It would be unacceptable and sad, if the allegations are true that funds were abused (lạm dụng), misappropriated (lấy tiền một cách sai trái để sử dụng cho mình; biển thủ) or diverted (làm trệch hướng, thay đổi mục đích).

For the first three years, whenever Ouma gave blood for a VLT, he had to wait for one month before he could get his results. And sailing in the same boat were the more than one million HIV positive (dương tính) patients across the country.

This emotional delusion (ảo tưởng cảm xúc) created by media (truyền thông) is not the real cause (nguyên nhân thực sự) of this suicide (tự tử). More important is the fact that this young man saw such a little value in his existence that he could sacrifice it for such a trivial reason. It is this phenomenon that needs our serious attention, especially because most of us average people are sailing in the same boat.

Phạm Hạnh

"Be in the same boat" nghĩa là gì?

sóng cả vẫn vững tay chèo... Photo courtesy leyla.a.

'Be in the same boat' = cùng trên một chiếc thuyền -> nghĩa là cùng trong tình huống éo le giống ai đó (be in the same unfortunate circumstances as others); cùng cảnh ngộ.

Ví dụ
I know a few other schools are waiting for the first four games, so I wouldn't be surprised if they're in the same boat.

A fan responded to Teigen’s video with a link to Medolac — a place to buy donated breast milk — which is a fantastic option for moms in the same boat as Teigen.

This means that we have to work harder together, adding “We are in the same boat, so let’s make sure we row in the same direction and remain the market leaders.”

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is in the same boat as many others when it comes to their feelings on the NDP government’s first year in office. It’s been a rocky relationship, to say the least between the two after a CFIB Report Card this morning issued a “D” grade due to a number of policies impacting the sector. One of which is the Employer Health Tax set to take effect on January 1st.

Phạm Hạnh