Journey in Life: 08/14/16

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"To a fault" nghĩa là gì?

Lỗi lầm. Photo courtesy Katia Romanova.

' a fault' nghĩa là hết sức, vô cùng, thái quá ((of someone who displays a particular commendable quality) to an extent verging on excess; excessively, unduly, immoderately, overly, needlessly).

Ví dụ
The coach has stayed loyal, arguably to a fault, to his 4-2-3-1 alignment for two-plus seasons.

Their world, by the way, is socially and politically liberal to a fault, which will seem either defiant or quaint in this partisan season of Trump vs. Clinton.

The remake of the 1977 animated film accomplishes this by making Elliott essentially a dog in a dragon’s body: he’s curious, playful, loyal to a fault and romps around the forest like a puppy alongside his best friend Pete (Oakes Fegley)

If Meacham is sometimes polite to a fault, “Destiny and Power” does not suffer for it. His kinder, gentler approach succeeds in making George H. W. Bush a more sympathetic — and more complex — figure than if the former president had written his own doorstopper after all.

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