Journey in Life: 12/29/13

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

"Funny business" nghĩa là gì?

Mua đồ lót* cho bồ đừng dùng... thẻ tín dụng. Photo courtesy Roland Selivanoff.

'Funny business' (shared via VOA) là một hành động khác lạ, thường dùng để chỉ một điều gì bất hợp pháp, hay một hành vi trái phép, không được chấp nhận.

Ví dụ
Is funny business behind the Richardson mayor’s decision to suddenly quit and go into private business?

After seeing people coming and going at odd hours (giờ giấc kỳ quặc) from the neighbor’s house, I began to suspect there was some funny business (điều ám muội) taking place. I was right. A month later, the police showed up and arrested the couple for dealing drugs! Fortunately, they weren’t violent (không hung bạo).

Paula’s husband was having to work late more and more. Then, he was expected to spend one weekend every month away to meet with clients (khách hàng). She started wondering if there was some funny business going on. Soon enough, she found purchases of women’s jewelry and lingerie (quần áo lót) on his credit card (thẻ tín dụng) bill. He was having an affair with his secretary!

She said: “It’s a funny business and the nature of the beast with females is that what you get is not down to you. You are hot one year but completely out of favour the next. I know next year someone will be hotfooting it. I accept that and I know that.”

* Buttercup collection for Esty Lingerie by Selivanoff.

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