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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Whistle in the wind" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Hans Splinter.

'Whistle in the wind' (huýt sáo trong gió) nghĩa là cố gắng tác động tới điều gì mà không thể thay đổi được (try unsuccessfully to influence something that cannot be changed).

The football codes can whistle in the wind all they like about their own importance in the scheme of things, but cricket has been the national sport for the best part of 150 years.

For years politicians and anti-drugs campaigners have chanted ‘Just Say No’ but they might as well have been whistling in the wind for all the effect this mantra, repeated incessantly, has had.

When’s the milk price going to recover like you and John Key say it is? I literally don’t know the answer, and anybody who says they know the answer is actually, with the greatest degree, having a bit of a whistle in the wind. The really important thing is we keep doing the things that this country needs to do to grow and become more resilient again. That’s investment, that’s innovation, that’s skills and that’s being open to the world. We do those four things, and I’m telling you we’ll be the most prosperous little country in the world in 10 or 15 years’ time.

Phạm Hạnh

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