Journey in Life: 06/15/14

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

"Sweep under the rug" nghĩa là gì?

Sand mandala, Tibetan monk, sweeping the remains. Photo courtesy Quinn Dombrowski.

'Sweep under the rug' (dấu bụi dưới thảm) có một từ mới là rug nghĩa là tấm thảm. Vì thế sweep under the rug là che dấu một cái gì xấu hay sai lầm.

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Our team lost so many matches last season, it was a disaster (đại họa). We could have swept it under the rug. But instead of ignoring (bỏ qua) it, we learned from the mistakes we made in order to do better.

At first, President Nixon, whose party (đảng chính trị) was responsible for the crime, tried to sweep it under the rug. But newspaper reporters investigated (điều tra) the story which led to hearings (điều trần) and eventually the president’s resignation (từ chức).

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