Journey in Life: 11/20/15

Friday, November 20, 2015

"In the throes of" nghĩa là gì?

Li hôn, khổ hay sướng? Photo courtesy Gwydion M. Williams.

'In the throes of something/doing something' có từ throe là sự đau dữ dội; vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là nỗi khổ sở, sự vật lộn với nhiệm vụ (in the middle of doing or dealing with something very difficult or painful; in the process of, in the midst of, busy with, occupied with, taken up with/by, involved in, dealing with; struggling with, wrestling with, grappling with).

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