Journey in Life: 06/07/15

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"Go a long way toward" nghĩa là gì?

Trận đấu kinh điển. Photo credit: bigsoccer.com.

'Go a long way toward' nghĩa là có ảnh hưởng, tác động lớn đến điều gì (have considerable effect or influence on).

Ví dụ
A fourth chance at a Triple Crown can make for lessons learned and go a long way toward solving the mystery that has kept the elusive (mãi lảng tránh) title vacant for 37 years.

A victory by Juventus would also go a long way toward rehabilitating (phục hồi) the image of Italian club soccer, which in recent years has suffered in comparison to Europe’s other major leagues due to poor results international competitions.

Hope was a force for good in post-war Europe, and it can be a force for positive transformation now. A speech by Germany's leader in a Greek city could go a long way toward delivering it.

In mid-November, AARP (Hiệp hội những người đã nghỉ hưu Mỹ), the influential seniors' advocacy group, endorsed the compromise bill. "This is not a perfect bill, but America cannot wait for the perfect," CEO Bill Novelli said. He was then excoriated by Democratic leaders, labor unions, and liberal editorial pages. But his stand went a long way (có ảnh hưởng lớn) with wavering members of Congress.

Phạm Hạnh