Journey in Life: 11/02/13

Saturday, November 2, 2013

"Come unglued" nghĩa là gì?

Baseball is for girls. Photo courtesy greg westfall.

Động từ to glue là dán chặt bằng keo. 'To come unglued' có nghĩa là bị vỡ tung ra, tức là không thể kiềm chế cảm xúc của mình, trở nên hết sức tức giận về một điều gì khiến mình gần như hóa điên.

Ví dụ
“My wife and I had warned David many times not to play baseball with his brother near the house. Did they listen? As we pulled into the driveway after work, we noticed our large picture window was broken. We came unglued. After we finally calmed down, the boys were sent to their rooms.”

“Since the coal mine (mỏ than) caved in (bị sụp) and three miners died last month, the company has assured workers that a full investigation will be made. But so far there have been no inquiries. It’s not surprising that a lot of employees and their families are coming unglued. They’ve gotten upset that safety is being compromised (bị tổn hại, không được bảo đảm) and worry that another accident might happen.”

Huyền Trang
VOA