Journey in Life: 03/22/15

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Hold one's own" nghĩa là gì?

Playing politics with Benghazi attack? Photo courtesy Donkey Hotey.

'Hold one's own' nghĩa là kiên cường, tài giỏi, trụ vững... trong một hoàn cảnh nào đó (be sufficiently competent in a certain situation).

Ví dụ
He can hold his own in graduate school.

On the debit side, Mr. Gallagher, wonderfully funny though he is, doesn't sing well enough to hold his own alongside Ms. Chenoweth.

Former Wallabies coaches Eddie Jones and John Connolly agree ACT Brumbies giant Rory Arnold can be a World Cup bolter, backing the rookie to hold his own in a battle of Super Rugby monsters on Sunday.

November 1994, Bush is elected governor with 53 percent of the vote after running a tough, disciplined campaign, holding his own in the debate with Richards and emphasizing social conservatism and Richards's failure to curb juvenile crime.

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"For good and all" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy rothwerx.

'For good and all' nghĩa là mãi mãi, vĩnh viễn.

Ví dụ
Be gone for good and all: Đi mãi mãi không bao giờ trở lại
Refuse for good and all: Khăng khăng từ chối

And we should resolve for good and all that this misery must not be inherited by our children.

They have said so clearly today they are determined to stay within the United Kingdom so this removes any argument about our constitutional position from the lips of politicians for good and all, not just for five or ten years.

Celebrating his 40th birthday with friends at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, George W. drinks too much and the next morning decides to quit drinking for good.

Warm personal and professional relationships can make a difference. Still, no Israeli government is likely to be convinced Iran has given up its nuclear ambitions for good, and all Israeli leaders will continue to worry about Iran’s other activity in the region, particularly its relationship to Hezbollah and its missile development.

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