Journey in Life: 03/15/14

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

"True Colors" nghĩa là gì?

A Galapagos lizard. Photo courtesy blinking idiot.

'True Colors' dùng để chỉ tính cách thực sự hay bộ mặt thật của một người.

Ví dụ
I’ll never forget what my tennis coach told me when I was young. After losing several matches, I was discouraged (nản chí), but my coach cheered me up by telling me not to lose hope and quit. It’s in losing that you see everybody’s true colors (bản chất thực sự). He was right: I can learn a lot more from defeat (thất bại) than from victory (thắng lợi).

We always thought James was such an honest worker. But it turns out he had been routinely stealing (ăn cắp) from the store when he thought no one suspected (nghi ngờ). He’s shown his true colors and now everyone knows him for the thief (tên ăn cắp) he really is. It’s his own fault that he lost a good job and his reputation (danh tiếng).

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