Journey in Life: 06/08/14

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Talk someone’s head off" nghĩa là gì?

Perseus* with the Head of the Medusa. Photo courtesy Gareth Williams.

'Talk someone’s ear off' có nghĩa là nói nhiều đến độ làm cho người nghe phải mệt mỏi chán nản, y như là tai của họ bị rụng mất (nói váng cả tai, cả óc).

Ví dụ
I shouldn’t have sat beside my aunt Louise at dinner. I asked her how she was feeling and she talked my ear off. I got so tired (mệt mỏi) of listening to her health problems that I finally had to excuse myself (xin lỗi để đi chỗ khác).

Honey, if that’s the real estate agent (chuyên viên địa ốc) calling back, don’t answer the phone. He’s so chatty (nói chuyện lải nhải), he’ll talk your head off. I have a headache (nhức đầu) from our last conversation!

Huyền Trang

* He was carrying around the severed head of his wife who just had to nag one time too many after the match had started. Some people never learn.

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