Journey in Life: 05/31/16

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"As easy as falling off a log" nghĩa là gì?

Đi trên sông như này có dễ không các bạn?* Photo courtesy Heather Sunderland.

'As easy as falling off a log' nghĩa là quá dễ, rất dễ (to be very easy).

Ví dụ
With the oil-price collapse, finding work in Fort McMurray was no longer as easy as falling off a log.

Provide kids with more opportunities than you had: This may sound like falling off a log but, in it’s not. In this day and age, just being a good parent and ensuring that your children have a chance for a better life than you had is an incredibly honorable and difficult goal to achieve. And the payoff is a better next generation.

One might presume that getting central bankers to run their printing presses would be as easy for them as falling off a log. But Jeff deGraaf, who heads Renaissance Macro Research, last week noted that the year-over-year expansion of global central-bank liquidity (from the Fed, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the assets of the People’s Bank of China, and China’s currency reserves, plus assets of sovereign-wealth funds) has turned negative.

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* Tukkilaiset Log Driving Festival 2010 Käylä: Showing off on the third part of the tukkilaiset log driving marathon. You'll be amused to hear that a minute later he fell off.

"Sleep like a log" nghĩa là gì?

Ngủ say thế :) Photo courtesy Tambako The Jaguar.

'Sleep like a log' có từ log là khúc gỗ mới đốn hạ -> giống như bất động, thẳng cẳng như khúc gỗ, vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là ngủ say như chết (sleep very soundly).

Ví dụ
Suffering from insomnia (chứng mất ngủ)? Try these 6 natural remedies (phương thuốc, biện pháp khắc phục) to sleep like a log: Lavender aromatherapy (dùng các chất thơm để gây cảm giác dễ chịu cho người bệnh), Deep breathing, Music therapy, Mind games, Consume rice and almonds at night, Rewind your day.

"I want to sleep like a log just once," said most Korean soldiers when asked about their biggest difficulty and discomfort in military life, a survey said Tuesday.

Anyone who crosses time zones regularly knows that jet lag can put a damper on your trip. But poor quality sleep can also hurt your health. Adjust more easily (and sleep like a log) by requesting an east-facing hotel room, suggests James Maas, Ph.D., a leading sleep expert and author of Sleep for Success. Exposing yourself to morning sunlight can help your body adapt to your new surroundings, he says.

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