Journey in Life: 08/16/15

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Keep in the dark about" nghĩa là gì?

Không có chuyện Thủ tướng Anh mù mờ về những cuộc không kích ở Syria*. Photo courtesy Ash Carter.

'Keep in the dark about something' có từ dark là tối tăm, ngu dốt, không biết gì; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là mù mờ/không biết rõ về điều gì.

Ví dụ
Home Ministry was kept in the dark about Naga peace pact.

Tianjin residents have been kept in the dark about fatal blasts, Hong Kong witness says.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has rejected claims MPs have been "kept in the dark" about the involvement of British pilots in airstrikes in Syria.

With no public nod to Project Titan, however, and even the bulk of Apple's own staff kept in the dark about the research, Apple is likely loath to file the documents required for such testing. At the very least, it would need to apply for a self-driving vehicle permit from the California DMV.

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* Secretary of Defense Ash Carter shows United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon the view of Washington, D.C., from the secretary's conference room as they chat informally before a meeting at the Pentagon, March 11, 2015.

"Fly into the face of danger" nghĩa là gì?

Marines train to rescue hostages in hostile situations*. Photo courtesy DVIDSHUB.

'Fly into the face of danger' nghĩa là chấp nhận rủi ro, bất chấp hiểm nguy (to take great risks; to threaten or challenge danger, as if danger were a person).

Ví dụ
John plans to go bungee jumping this weekend. He really likes flying into the face of danger.

Willard was not exactly the type to fly into the face of danger, but tonight was an exception (tối nay là ngoại lệ), and he ordered extra-hot enchiladas (bánh ngô cuộn thịt, rau và nước sốt).

For Noel, fortunately, he didn't make it an excuse, yet many amateur and semi-professional athletes will continue to fly into the face of danger by not heeding the warning sides that come out of a serious and career-threatening injury like this.

These highly trained ‘devil docs’ stand ready with the Marines of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 to respond to calls from anywhere throughout the Al Anbar province. Serving as the only dedicated evacuation team in the area of operations, the corpsmen (y tá quân y) and aircrew fly into the face of danger everyday to bring wounded Marines, soldiers and civilians from the battle field to safety.

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* Staff Sgt. Sears, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit relays a status update to his platoon commander during a simulated tactical recovery of personnel scenario. This particular scenario was created by the Command Element to develop the skills of the TRAP unit. The task at hand was to recover two United States Agency for International Development workers after a medical aid mission went wrong.

"On the danger list" nghĩa là gì?

Soldiers visited Clandon Park to recreate a 100-year-old picture, which captured the time when it was used as a war hospital during the First World War. Photo credit: getsurrey.

'On the danger list' nghĩa là gần chết do bạo bệnh (critically ill in hospital).

Ví dụ
At press time, he was on the “danger list” at Relief Hospital.

After he was evacuated to hospital in Rome, his parents received a telegram saying he had been placed on the “danger list”.

One of the police officers shot as Italy's new government was being sworn in (tuyên thệ nhậm chức) is on the 'danger list' of the hospital where's he being treated.

“The communal spirit here was amazing. If a soldier was on the danger list, there was a huge sigh of relief from all around if they came off. There was also an enormous amount of grief if someone died.”

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