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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 face là bộ mặt -> cụm từ này nghĩa là việc ra mặt chống đối, công khai chống đối, hay đi ngược lại xu hướng hiện thời.

Ví dụ
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.

The Trump campaign's chief pollster issued a blistering (nghiêm khắc, sắc bén) autopsy (mổ xẻ phân tích) this week laying out why the former president lost the 2020 general election to Joe Biden. The main findings confirm much of the public data that's been released in recent months and fly in the face of Trump's conspiracy theories (thuyết âm mưu) about the election.

Departments might also ask judges to issue more “no-knock” warrants, which allow officers to break down the door immediately and without warning. That would fly in the face of growing calls in some cities to do away with such warrants after they have resulted in the deaths of innocent people.


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