Journey in Life: 06/24/16

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Hit the road" nghĩa là gì?

Google's self-driving car on the streets of Palo Alto, CA. Photo courtesy Ed and Eddie.

'Hit the road' có từ road là con đường, cụm từ này nghĩa là lên đường.

Ví dụ
Mercury hit the road again to face Washington Mystics.

Program helps senior drivers hit the road safely.

Over 200 tractors hit the road to raise money for charity.

Olli, a 3D printed, self-driving minibus, to hit the road in US.

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"Cut and run" nghĩa là gì?

Chàng béo chuẩn bị chạy. Photo courtesy Noodles and Beef.

'Cut and run' nghĩa đen là cắt rồi chạy, và các bạn cũng có thể đoán được là nó có nghĩa là chạy trốn khỏi một tình hình nguy hiểm. Cut and Run bắt đầu xuất hiện cách đây gần 300 năm trong giới hàng hải. Nó được dùng trong trường hợp thủy thủ phải cắt dây neo thuyền để chạy trốn khi trông thấy một thuyền của hải tặc hay một cơn bão lớn. (make a speedy or sudden departure from an awkward or hazardous situation rather than deal with it).

Ví dụ
Not every bank needed TARP [Troubled Asset Relief Program]. So I’m very proud that JPMorgan, throughout that time period, was completely steadfast (không dao động trong nghịch cảnh). We bought Bear Stearns because we thought we were helping the situation. We didn’t cut and run.

When my neighbor heard the burglars (kẻ trộm bẻ khóa, kẻ trộm đào ngạch), he turned on the lights and his two big dogs ran downstairs barking. The burglars decided they’d better cut and run. They ran away so fast one dropped a bag of things he’d already stolen from somewhere else.

Although a vote to “leave” will not mean immediate “cut-and-run” from the EU, it will indeed mean uncertainty and that could be just enough to knock over our fledgling global recovery.

"If lawmakers adjourn this legislative session without undoing the incredibly dangerous and hateful environment they've created, if they try to cut and run without fixing this mess, they will remain complicit in any threats or violence targeting LGBTQ people in North Carolina that are made in the wake of HB2's passage," said JoDee Winterhof of the Human Rights Campaign.

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"All the more" nghĩa là gì?

Ozil, đường chuyền đáng kinh ngạc.Photo courtesy Jan S0L0.

'All the more/better' nghĩa là càng tốt hơn, thậm chí còn tốt hơn (so với trước) (even more/better etc than before).

Ví dụ
Trails lined with rhodies make the hike all the more enjoyable.

The conflict of powers is all the more damaging because the economic and social crisis has worsened significantly.

An astonishing 99 per cent of Ozil’s passes were successful, which is all the more remarkable when one considers that so many were eye-of-the-needle type balls.

He treated this proposition not as a novel interpretation but as a matter of common knowledge that “has been frequently remarked” — an assertion all the more notable considering that the United States at the time comprised only the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Georgia.