Journey in Life: 02/25/14

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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"Hold all the aces" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Paulio Geordio.

'Hold all the aces' có một từ mới là ace nghĩa là quân ách hay quân xì khi bạn đánh bạc. Hold all the aces có nghĩa là nắm hết lợi thế về quyền lực.

Ví dụ
Ever since I lost my job, I've had to move back in with my mom. It's frustrating. There are so many rules (luật lệ) that I'm expected to follow. It's like I'm a kid again. But what can I do? She holds all the aces (nắm hết quyền hành). I can't wait until I can live on my own (sống tự lập) again and she isn't controlling me!

Hollywood has changed tremendously. Decades ago, stars were in a weak position (thế yếu) when it came to directing their careers. It was the studio presidents (giám đốc hãng phim) that held all the aces. Nowadays, all celebrities act as free agents (làm việc tự do). That gives them more power to negotiate the conditions of their employment.

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