Journey in Life: 01/18/16

Monday, January 18, 2016

"A forced smile" nghĩa là gì?

Ai chân thật, ai gượng gạo... Photo courtesy Alessandro Valli.

'A forced smile' nghĩa là nụ cười gượng.

Ví dụ
“We think it’s going to be really successful,” the VW guy actually said, sporting the forced smile of a hostage (con tin) reading a prepared statement.

“Well, this is not a win for the Raiders today,” the Oakland Raiders owner said through a forced smile Tuesday night in the wake of his pulling the franchise’s bid to relocate to Los Angeles when it became apparent the St. Louis Rams would win the vote.

He stretches his lips across his teeth into a forced smile, as his congregation (tụ tập, tụ họp) gives him the third standing ovation (hoan hô, tung hô) of the morning. (The first two having been for his promises to destroy Isis and mount some kind of insurrection in Washington.)

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