Journey in Life: 07/24/14

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paris Deli - 6 Phan Chu Trinh

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"A snake in the grass" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Beau Considine.

'A snake in the grass' (shared via VOA) có từ grass là cỏ. 'A snake in the grass' nghĩa đen là một con rắn trong đám cỏ, và nghĩa bóng là một người dối trá hay nham hiểm nhưng ngoài mặt vẫn giả vờ làm bạn với mình (a sly person whos always doing things behind peoples backs).

Ví dụ
I used to (trước đây thường) think that Nina was not only a colleague, but also my friend. Then I found out that she secretly applied for the same position (chức vụ) at work that I did. What a snake in the grass (thật là một con người nham hiểm)! I had no idea she could be so dishonest (gian giảo).

My husband and I should never have trusted (tin tưởng) our last babysitter (trông trẻ). She was such a snake in the grass! While we were out, she was having parties at our house.

Jackson told the jury that Taylor sent him letters in prison, telling him not to be too concerned about Snow-Veley’s death. Taylor allegedly said in the letter that he wasn’t upset about it, that Snow-Veley was “a snake in the grass,” Jackson said.

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