Journey in Life

Sunday, September 22, 2019

"Have the hots" nghĩa là gì?

Có ai thấy nóng không? Photo courtesy: Guardian Images

"Get/Have the hots (for somebody)" = thấy ai đó nóng bỏng -> Mê muội, cực kỳ say mê ai đó (có thể về mặt thể xác).

Ví dụ
But my, what a great body - no wonder Luke's got the hots for you.

It sounds like Lovato and Johnson totally have the hots for one another. The two already set the stage for their IRL (ngoài đời, "In real life") hangouts with some super flirty banter (đùa giỡn) on social media recently. Earlier this month, Johnson commented on Lovato's unedited bikini pic on Instagram. The swimsuit photo showed off the 27-year-old singer's body and was accompanied by a confident statement about accepting one's self, imperfections and all.

At the same time, it’s futile (vô ích) to even try to criticize (chỉ trích) or bring arguments against this sort of design trick simply because the reality teaches us that people have the hots for this particular shape. Otherwise, the streets wouldn’t have been swarming (đầy, nhung nhúc) with the likes of Audi Q8, BMW X4 and X6, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and GLE Coupe and soon, Porsche Cayenne Coupe. So we’ll leave this matter alone for now.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Have a crush" nghĩa là gì?

"A cheap skate" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

"A cheap skate" là cụm từ có thể được hiểu là kẻ keo kiệt, tức là người tính toán chi li, không bao giờ sẵn lòng chi bất cứ khoản nào cho người khác trừ bản thân ra.

Ví dụ
'She Walks' closes the A-Side, or if you’ve got the CD or you're just a cheap skate crushing the livelihoods of little artists by listening for free on a streaming site then this track bridges the opening side and the following side.

When I try to scrimp on the conditioner, I can feel it in my hair – it’s more brittle and harder to brush. So I decide not to be such a cheap skate and use enough to get the effect I’d like, rather than worry about how long the product is going to last.

The rink (sân trượt băng, sân trượt pa-tin) will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 and will offer and evening session from 19:30 to 22:30. For those looking to make group bookings, a number of packages at reduced rates are available as well as a cheap skate and hire card for R650 which entitles the bearer to 10 entries and skate hire.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Cheap-arse Tuesday" nghĩa là gì?

"Not come cheap" nghĩa là gì?

A collection of high class wine bottles in their packaging. Photo by Rebecca Matthews on Unsplash

"Not come cheap" có nghĩa là đắt tiền, bởi sản phẩm có chất lượng tốt thì tất nhiên giá sẽ không rẻ.

Ví dụ
Dining at famous restaurants like Zuma, Hakkasan, Le Petite Maison and the like doesn’t come cheap, but before you commit yourself to a life at home eating baked beans on toast every night, make sure you check out this list of some of our favourite budget restaurants in the city.

Companies around the country and in Canada are running these YouTube camps to teach kids the skills they need to get started, including video production and how to become good digital citizens. But these camps don’t come cheap, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars a week to upwards of $1,000 a week.

Whilst pre-orders for the new iPhone 11 trio have been available for almost a full week now, avid Apple fans are about to finally get their hands on the new handsets, which officially go on sale today (Friday 20 September). But as with all new iPhones, they certainly don't come cheap, so if you are waiting until release day to pick up yours, we've listed out some of the best iPhone 11 deals of the lot below.


Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Cheap at the price" nghĩa là gì?

"Cheap at the price" nghĩa là gì?

Đố anh biết nhà em bán gì ^_^ Photo by averie woodard on Unsplash

"Cheap at the price" có nghĩa là rẻ hơn so với giá thông thường của một món đồ nào đó.

Ví dụ
There is a 24-hour TV contractor in town, and they charge R350 to visit the apartment and press the source button on the top right of the remote (like I told Ernst to do), and that’s quite cheap at the price.

The price is $2k, which almost seems like it’s either far too much or far too little, but if it convinces you not to quit a good market job and watch your savings eaten up by compliance costs, it's probably cheap at the price.

Capco’s share price, which has fallen steadily since 2016, has, like other UK property groups, been affected by Brexit. But Brexit will pass, while London’s land shortage won’t, so long-term investors might view these shares cheap at the price, particularly if you are going to get two opportunities for one, fairly soon.

Thảo Nguyễn

"Make a mountain out of a molehill" nghĩa là gì?

Chuyện có thế thôi mà cũng dỗi nhau :( Photo by: Pixabay on Pexels

"Make a mountain out of a molehill" = biến đống chuột chũi đùn thành quả núi -> nghĩa là việc bé xé ra to.

Ví dụ
Not to make a mountain out of a molehill on this but it’s taken us a few days to clear up what happened with candidate (ứng cử viên) Orion’s invitation to the forum. NAMI representatives want it made clear they definitely invited the candidate and that his campaign (chiến dịch) had responded

The men, released from jail last week, had been welcomed with garlands (vòng hoa) and chants (hò reo) of "Jai Shri Ram" by right-wing activists. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Pradhan Maurya has dismissed (giải tán) outrage (sỉ nhục) over it, saying one "should not make a mountain of a molehill".

As the saying goes, don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. Your computer may crash, the customer service representative may be rude (thô lỗ) or unhelpful and you may have lost files or documents that cause you to miss deadlines. In the moment, this may feel like a really big deal. You may find yourself ready to explode (nổ tung), wanting to take your anger and aggression out on others. Before you do, check yourself.

Ngọc Lân

Saturday, September 21, 2019

"Move mountains" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Suliman Sallehi on Pexels

"Move mountains" = di chuyển núi đồi -> nghĩa là làm những việc rất khó khăn, phi thường.

Ví dụ
A desire (khát vọng) to move mountains is driving Joni Cobb to move on from Pipeline — her family of 13 years. “I’ve been thinking about it for many years … not because I don’t love what I do. I love what I do [with Pipeline],” said Cobb, president and CEO of the Midwest-based accelerator and entrepreneur (chủ thầu) network.

I’m here to tell you to keep going, keeping pushing on for your child. You truly know your child best and you always will. Remember your love can move mountains and it’s easy for people to judge (phán xét) who haven’t walked in your shoes (trong trường hợp của bạn).

We all have the choice to best use our thoughts in ways that contribute (cống hiến) to society. Our words and actions can make an essential change to big problems. For a change to happen, we, as individuals (cá nhân), need to make the change at our end. We need to commit to peace. As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” When we operate under the rule of peace, yes, we can move mountains.

Ngọc Lân

"Man is a wolf to man" nghĩa là gì?


"Man is a wolf to man" = Đàn ông làm mồi/chó sói với nhau -> con trai với nhau hay gắt gỏng/ghen ghét/hại nhau.

Ví dụ
The well-advertised possibilities of human cruelty (sự hung ác) would make you think that homo homini lupus is the size of it: man is a wolf to man.

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) deduced from the political anarchy (tình trạng vô chính phủ) of his time that “man is a wolf to man” (L'homme est un loup pour l'homme).

"Man is a wolf to man," say so many moody antiheroes (nam chính phản diện) in gritty (bạo dạn, có sạn) dramas. Humans cheat and hurt each other constantly, and economists and cynics say we're selfish (ích kỷ) by nature. So it's no surprise that the rich exploit (bóc lột) the poor, or that corporations destroy the environment. Right?

Bin Kuan

Khởi nghiệp ngành khách sạn: Startup nên trưởng thành từ vị trí thấp nhất?

vớ vỉn, mua lại luôn 1 khách sạn và đẻ ba con trai nhé :D
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Conrad Nicholson Hilton khởi nghiệp bằng việc mua lại khách sạn đầu tiên ở Cisco, Texas năm 1919 khi ngành dầu mỏ bùng nổ ở đây,

con trai cả Conrad Jr., cưới Elizabeth Taylor năm 1950,

con trai thứ William Barron Hilton (sinh 23/10/1927, mất 19/9/2019, thọ 91 tuổi, tổng tài sản 2,5 tỷ usd theo forbes, ông nội của Paris Hilton, là phóng viên hải quân thời trận trân châu cảng) là người nối nghiệp xuất sắc của cha, pursued new ventures (khởi nghiệp, mạo hiểm kinh doanh), turning the family enterprise, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., into a business that included thousands of hotel rooms, casino-hotels, time-share apartments (căn hộ thuê chung theo thời gian) and an early credit-card company, Carte Blanche. He engineered Hilton’s entrance into the Las Vegas casino market in 1970. He purchased Kirk Kerkorian’s International, the world’s largest resort hotel, renaming it the Las Vegas Hilton, and bought Mr. Kerkorian’s Flamingo as well, renaming it the Flamingo Hilton. The company’s casino-hotels later extended to Atlantic City and other locations.

At varying times the Hilton empire also included the Waldorf Astoria and the Plaza in New York, as well as the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco, the Mayflower in Washington and the Conrad Hilton and Palmer House in Chicago.

The Hilton company split off its United States and international hotels into separate entities in the 1960s, but reunited its properties in 2006 with the acquisition of more than 400 overseas hotels, creating an empire of 2,800 hotels. Barron Hilton was co-chairman of Hilton Hotels together with the financier Stephen Bollenbach when it was sold for some $26 billion to the private equity group Blackstone in 2007.