Journey in Life: 12/07/13

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

"Fly in the face of" nghĩa là gì?

NY Jets vs. Buffalo, Oct 2009. Photo courtesy Ed Yourdon.

'Fly in the face of' có một từ mới là face nghĩa là bộ mặt. Thành ngữ này dùng để chỉ việc ra mặt chống đối, công khai chống đối, hay đi ngược lại xu hướng hiện thời.

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Most American schools have been increasing spending on high-techology (công nghệ cao). That’s meant more computer-assisted learning in the classroom. Yet, a small minority of institutes is focusing on traditional learning (cổ truyền). They believe it’s much better for students. It’s unclear if they are right, but it certainly flies in the face of (đi ngược lại) what most schools are emphasizing.

Tim is a football player who isn’t shy about his religious beliefs (tín ngưỡng). Before every game, in front of huge television audiences, he kneels in prayer (đọc kinh) on the field. He knows not everyone approves. Still, he doesn’t regret flying in the face (công khai chống đối) of how athletes are expected to behave.

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