Journey in Life: 07/22/16

Friday, July 22, 2016

"The boot is on the other foot" nghĩa là gì?

People near City Hall - (Day 9 Holiday 2011). Photo courtesy Matthew Kenwrick.

'The boot is on the other foot' (chiếc ủng giờ đây đã ở chân khác) nghĩa là tình thế đã đảo ngược (a situation is now the opposite of what it was before, often because a person who was in a weak position is now in a strong position).

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Murray took the Scot to three close sets there but now the boot is on the other foot, with Wimbledon the nearest thing Surrey-based Murray has to a local event.

After Brexit, British scramble for foreign passports: ...Now, for the first time in history, the boot is on the other foot. Many British people who had no interest in Ireland and may not ever have been there will now queue quietly in front of its embassy and consulates, clutching their documents and hoping they are all in order.

WHILE Germany finally got the better of Italy in tournament football in Saturday’s quarter-final, the boot is on the other foot for this evening’s semi-final. Now it is France who are the team fighting against history. The last three meetings between the two countries, when it has really mattered, have all gone Germany’s way (or West Germany for the first two).

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