Journey in Life: 11/29/16

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Hedge your bet" nghĩa là gì?

Đặt hai cửa. Photo courtesy Madeleine Ball.

'Hedge one's bet' nghĩa là đi nước đôi.

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You never know what may happen in life, by early voting you hedge your bet that your vote will be county.

In a race where anything can happen, it’s a good way to hedge your chances with the three favorites.

Select your entry line carefully. Split your group into two or more to hedge your bet on which line will move faster.

If you are investing a huge sum like $250 million won't you hedge your bet by investing it in at least two banks, because anything is possible.

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"Bet on a certainty" nghĩa là gì?

Trên chiến trường, nếu cứ đợi điều chắc chắn... Photo courtesy Vicki Burton.

'Bet on a certainty' nghĩa là chắc ăn rồi mới đánh cuộc, đánh cuộc nắm chắc phần thắng.

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Don't take a risk if you can bet on a certainty: our safety, efficacy, sensory and consumer reaction tests tell you all you need to know for a successful launch.

Rather than engineer the result, which is difficult, players fix brackets of games - batting slowly for a set number of overs so that those in the know can bet on a certainty.

If you wait for 100% certainty on the battlefield, something bad is going to happen. We look for indicators, warnings, reasons to take action that are prudent. Not to place a bet on a certainty – but it is overwhelmingly clear to everyone in the Pentagon and majority of folks in our nation that climate change is happening and we need to do something about it.

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"Bet his shirt" nghĩa là gì?

A gamble on Europe. Photo courtesy Gwydion M. Williams.

'Bet one's shirt' nghĩa là bán cả khố đi mà đánh cuộc (to bet all one has on (a horse, etc)).

Ví dụ
Offie said his father had been a gambler and had bet his shirt on a horse called Theophelus.

He bet his shirt that Conservative MPs were not willing to lose for the sake of the EU.

He followed rather than led; and in this sour atmosphere he bet his shirt on the notoriously fickle vehicle of a referendum, and lost.

The president had bet his shirt on reversing the unemployment curve by the end of the year.

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"Bet the farm" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Mike Procario.

'Bet the farm' nghĩa là đặt cược tất cả những gì mình có vào một vụ đầu tư, kinh doanh (risk everything that one owns on a bet, investment, or enterprise); được ăn cả ngã về không.

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Alabama students 'bet the farm' in robotics competition.

Don't bet the farm on growth unless you are going to steal market share from your competitors.

Most miners bet the farm on a handful of projects. Royalty companies, on the other hand, are often involved in dozens of deals.

Some venture capitalists snipe that for SoftBank, its big and growing position in Indian e-commerce may be inspired as much by Mr Arora’s personal ties to the country as by the market’s potential. Others reckon that as he contemplates his seventh decade, Mr Son is putting his desire to change the world ahead of moneymaking. “Each of these bets is a bet-the-farm kind of wager, and he is making lots of them,” says a veteran venture capitalist in Tokyo.

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