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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Throw down the gauntlet" nghĩa là gì?

The Hundred Swords: Battle of Five Bridges. Photo courtesy Stephen Dann.

'Throw/fling down the gauntlet' có từ gauntlet là bao tay/găng sắt (đeo khi chiến đấu) hay bao tay/găng dài (để đánh kiếm, lái xe...); và vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là thách đấu (to offer a challenge).

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Global leaders throw down the gauntlet to social entrepreneurs.

ISIS supporters throw down gauntlet to Hamas in Gaza.

It's time to throw down the gauntlet to government which has to ensure all sexual abuse victims get specialist treatment to help them recover.

The concept of an international order with prescribed limits of state action was overthrown in favor of a permanent revolution that knew only total victory or defeat. In November 1792, the French National Assembly threw down the gauntlet to Europe with a pair of extraordinary decrees.

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