Journey in Life: 12/27/14

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Put one's foot down" nghĩa là gì?

Назад в СССР. Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker.

'Put one's foot down' nghĩa là áp dụng chính sách cứng rắn khi đối mặt với phản đối hay sự bất tuân lệnh.

Ví dụ
Besides the anti-terror front, Ibrahim had to fight another battle which once engulfed (nhấn chìm) his organisation. "He put up a spirited fight for Rajinder Kumar, a senior IB official who the CBI wanted to arrest in the Ishrat Jahan case. Though, Kumar was chargesheeted (danh sách những trường hợp vi cảnh) in the case, but Ibrahim put his foot down before the political bosses to save the serving IB official from going to jail," said the IB official.

Subsequently, Gourmet Dining filed an appeal (kháng cáo) with the New Jersey Tax Court and has been awaiting a hearing (điều trần) date. However, once it surfaced that Kean used taxpayer dollars to buy the expensive conference table while refusing to deal fairly with the township involving the purchase of the 50-acre track of land owned by Merck, the mayor put his foot down.

Putin needs to put his foot down now; stop the outflow of cash, stop the conversion of rubles to dollars, force investors to recycle their money into the domestic economy, indict (chính thức kết tội) the central bank governors and trundle (lăn) them off to the hoosegow (nhà tù), and reassert the power of the people over the markets. If he doesn’t, then the speculators (kẻ đầu cơ) will continue to peck away (đục khoét) until Russia’s reserves (dự trữ ngoại hối) are drained-dry and the country is pushed back into another long-term slump (đình trệ). Who wants that?

Phạm Hạnh

Hitting the delete button

Bench Sitters. Photo courtesy David Hodgson.

When you delete unnecessary people from your life, good things will start happening for you and it won't be a coincidence.
~ Unknown

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.

We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.

Understand that people change and sometimes they're no longer compatible with our lives. We just have to learn to accept it and move on.

If you constantly find yourself trying to prove your worth to someone, you've already forgotten your value.

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Are you a dreamer?

Zurich, Switzerland. Photo courtesy Thomas8047.

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
~ Brian Tracy

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