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Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Break the mould" nghĩa là gì?

The Making of Harry Potter*. Photo courtesy Karen Roe.

'Break the mould' có từ mould là khuôn, cụm từ này nghĩa là làm điều gì đó khác với những gì đã được thực hiện theo cùng một cách từ trước đến nay (to do something differently after it has been done in the same way for a long time); phá vỡ khuôn phép.

Ví dụ
Reconstructing Syria: The need to break the mould.

It is a direct impediment to women campaigning for office, and a deterrent to young women seeking to break the mould.

If you track her career till now, she is one of the rare contemporary actresses who’s not afraid to break the mould and work with a wide range of directors.

Dennis Skinner, the veteran Labour MP for Bolsover, talked of the “dignity of work” that coal miners enjoyed (the perilous and unhealthy conditions aside), rehearsed old jokes about the Social Democrat party’s promise to break the mould of British politics and insisted that the 2020 general election could be “like 1945 all over again”.

Phạm Hạnh

* Moulding
Once the designs were approved, makeup appliances were sculpted to fit the performers. Models of actors' mouthes, heads, arms or entire bodies were cast which artists used to create and test new prosthetic pieces...

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