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Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Let Sth Slide" nghĩa là gì?

Gặp bác sĩ hàng ngày trong suốt hai tuần vì 'răng khôn' không chịu chui ra. Photo courtesy ^@^ina (Irina Patrascu) via Getty Images.

Let slide có động từ to slide nghĩa là trượt hay lướt qua. Vì thế, 'let something slide' có nghĩa là buông trôi hay bỏ qua một điều gì.

Ví dụ
“After my tenant (người thuê nhà) lost his job, I understood why he didn’t have the rent on time (đúng kỳ hạn). I decided to let it slide (bỏ qua cho ông ta) for a couple of weeks. Then I told him that he’d have to pay or plan to move out. I couldn’t overlook (bỏ qua) what he owed me.”

“Regular check-ups (đi khám định kỳ) are important to maintain good health. You can’t let them slide (không nên bỏ qua). Going to the dentist (gặp nha sĩ) is no different (cũng vậy). For years, my dad avoided getting his teeth examined. Now he’s wearing dentures (răng giả). Perhaps if he hadn’t let his dental care slide (buông trôi vụ săn sóc răng), he’d have all his teeth today (đủ hai hàm).”


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