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Friday, November 6, 2015

"Steer clear of" nghĩa là gì?

Fiddler crab - Tarutao National Marine Park. Photo courtesy Rushen.

'Steer clear of' có từ steer là hướng theo một con đường, hướng bước về và clear là tách ra, xa ra; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là tránh/lánh xa ai đó/điều gì đó mà có vẻ khó chịu/khó ưa, nguy hiểm hoặc có thể gây rắc rối (to ​avoid someone or something that ​seems ​unpleasant, ​dangerous, or ​likely to ​cause ​problems).

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When President Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Address—delivered in the midst of the French revolutionary wars— counseled that the United States “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world” and instead “safely trust to temporary alliances for extraordinary emergencies,” he was issuing not so much a moral pronouncement as a canny judgment about how to exploit America’s comparative advantage: the United States, a fledgling power safe behind oceans, did not have the need or the resources to embroil itself in continental controversies over the balance of power.

Phạm Hạnh

Ăn mặc để gây ấn tượng

Dress to impress. Photo courtesy LilyyyB.

You are not free until you have no need to impress anybody.

Bạn chưa được tự do cho đến khi bạn không còn cần phải gây ấn tượng với bất kì ai.

(You are not free until you get to the point where you have nothing to prove and aren't trying to impress anybody).

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