Journey in Life: 03/28/15

Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Gun-running" nghĩa là gì?

Texas-sized keep away sign. Photo courtesy megan ann.

'Gun-running' = arms trafficking, nghĩa là buôn lậu vũ khí (the illegal trafficking or smuggling of contraband weapons or ammunition).

Ví dụ
Two Springfield men have been charged in connection with what police are calling an illegal gun-running operation.

The Netherlands has a central role in gun-running from eastern Europe, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

Some ethnic armies fund themselves through illegal activities (logging, drug production, gun running, “taxation” of locals), but they have their roots in these broken promises.

A Wimbledon Guardian investigation into a gun-running ring operated by an inmate at Wandsworth Prison has been featured on the BBC. The newspaper broke the story in November of prisoner Alexander Mullings smuggling Skorpion machine guns into the UK using a stashed (giấu giếm) mobile phone.

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"Around the corner" nghĩa là gì?

Adelphi Community Band performance, Pike County Dogwood Festival, 2004. Photo courtesy Rod Detty.

'Around the corner' nghĩa là sắp tới, sắp xảy ra (very soon, imminent). Ngoài ra còn có nghĩa đơn giản là phía bên kia góc phố, hay rất gần.

Ví dụ
Tax filing deadline right around the corner.

Miami Marlins Good, the Bad and the Utility: Just around the corner.

Negotiators are always keen to tell reporters that just a few points of disagreement remain, and that a national agreement is just around the corner.

Dogwood Festival just around the corner: Now in its 65th year, the Dogwood Festival has evolved from a local, Camdenton-based event into a regional springtime tradition, regularly attracting crowds of between 8,000-10,000 people each year.

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