Journey in Life: 02/09/14

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"Chicken out" nghĩa là gì?

Where is Colonel Sanders when you need him? Photo courtesy Steve Baker.

Khi bạn nói ai đó 'chickened out' (of something), ý bạn muốn nói họ đã không làm điều gì, hoặc chưa thử làm điều đó, vì sợ hãi.

Ví dụ
Johnny says he is an action man but he chickened out of riding a horse.
Are you absolutely sure you want to go bungee jumping with me? I don't want you to chicken out at the last minute.

Xin lưu ý
Nếu bạn nói ai đó là 'no spring chicken', ý bạn muốn nói họ không còn trẻ nữa (không phải 'gà còn xuân' đâu).

I don't go partying every night any more. I'm no spring chicken and I need to have a good night's sleep.

Thực tế thú vị:
Theo trang web Kỉ lục thế giới Guinness, gà lâu đời nhất vẫn sống được tìm thấy ở bang Maryland, Mỹ, vào năm 2011. Nó tên là Muffy và 22 tuổi khi được tìm thấy.

BBC


You have to believe

Photo courtesy jeronimo sanz.

"Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe."
~ Mark Victor Hansen*


* Mark Victor Hansen (born January 1948) is an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series.

In 2005 he co-wrote, along with Robert Allen, the book "Cracking the Millionaire Code" in which he highlights several self-made millionaires such as Bob Circosta, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Alexander Graham Bell, Oprah Winfrey, and others, using them as examples of how to build wealth...