Journey in Life: 05/05/15

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Order somebody around" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy kadinlarin dikkatine.

'Order sb around' có từ order là sai, ra lệnh và around là vòng quanh, và vì thế có nghĩa là sai ai chạy như cờ lông công, sai ai luôn miệng (to issue commands to someone in a forceful and unpleasant way; boss someone around).

Ví dụ
Instead of a single boss who can order him around, he has a series of people who commission (nhận ủy thác) work from him.

Browns coach Mike Pettine will be back on the training camp field with his old Jets boss Rex Ryan this summer, but Ryan won't be able to order him around this time.

“Respect”: Don’t insult him, don’t shame him, don’t ridicule him, and don’t boss him or order him around. Treat him like a dignified King if you want him to treat you like a royal Queen.

He tiptoed around (đi nhón chân, rón rén) most of their questions but he did make claims that Nicki would order him around and treat him “like an employee, instead of like her man.” Ouch! We wonder how Nicki will respond to this!

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