Journey in Life: 02/20/14

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chuyên toán Nghĩa Tân

1990-1994

20 năm sau :D

Bài trước: Mồng 4 Tết Giáp Ngọ 2014

"Have had one’s day" nghĩa là gì?

Sổ điện thoại đã hết thời. Photo courtesy Michael Coghlan.

'Have had one’s day' (lúc nào cũng dùng thì quá khứ của to have) có nghĩa là hết thời, không còn hữu ích nữa.

Ví dụ
What do telephone books, fountain pens (bút mực) and books have in common? Many critics would argue that each has had its day (hết thời). Few people use them anymore. Phone numbers can be found on-line. And who doesn't write e-mail or download e-books instead?

When they started, my bosses brought a lot of energy (sinh lực) and enthusiasm (nhiệt tình) to the company. But that was twenty years ago. They have had their day. They're not so valuable anymore. They should move aside for younger employees, who understand the current market.

Huyền Trang
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