Journey in Life: 12/16/13

Monday, December 16, 2013

Công tử Hoàn Kiếm quận

"Wheel and deal" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy MCAD Library.

'Wheel and deal' có một từ mới là deal nghĩa là chia bài trong sòng bạc, hay giao dịch, buôn bán. Wheel and deal là thương lượng hoặc mặc cả một cách lanh lợi, thường là bất lương.

Ví dụ
Don’t expect me to reelect my congressman (dân biểu) in the next election. As far as I can see, he hasn’t done much to create jobs, improve education, or protect the environment. He’s too busy advancing his own interests (quyền lợi riêng). I’ve had enough of his wheeling and dealing (mặc cả bất lương).

P.T Barnum helped create one of the most successful circuses (gánh xiếc) in the world. His acts included exotic animals (thú vật ngoại lai) and human oddities (con người kì dị), some of which were complete fakes (hoàn toàn giả tạo). Still, his ability to wheel and deal (mánh lới gian lận) drew millions of curious (hiếu kỳ) spectators.

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