Journey in Life: 10/18/13

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Friday, October 18, 2013

"Take someone at one’s word" nghĩa là gì?

Anh thợ máy tính tiền tôi quá đắt. Photo courtesy Colby.

'Take someone at one’s word' có nghĩa là tin vào lời nói của một người nào đó.

Ví dụ
Over the years, I’ve really gotten to know my boss. He’s fair, honest, and has my complete confidence (được tôi tín nhiệm hoàn toàn). So when co-workers started getting laid off (bị sa thải), he told me he’d make sure I kept my job. That’s why I wasn’t worried. I knew I could take him at his word (có thể tin vào lời ông ấy).

I should never have taken my mechanic (anh thợ sửa xe ôtô) at his word. After he replaced (thay thế) a part for $300, I found out he overcharged (tính giá quá cao, chặt chém) me. Now that my transmission (bộ truyền lực) needs repair, I’m going to another garage. I need to find someone I can trust.

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