Journey in Life: 12/14/16

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"In the sticks" nghĩa là gì?

North Kerry, Ireland. Photo courtesy Neil Tackaberry.

'In the sticks' ý nói đến vùng có nhiều cây, cành cây -> nghĩa là vùng quê, miền quê, nông thôn (is just a reference to an area where there are lots of twigs, that is, the countryside; in the country; especially the unsophisticated backwoods.).

Ví dụ
The allure of manufacturing out in the sticks.

Growing up so far out in the sticks, my parents couldn't wait for their kids to learn to drive.

The simple economics of running an out-in-the-sticks restaurant make such prices palatable – just about.

Perhaps Paris is better but here in the sticks, French healthcare isn't quite as good as some people make it out to be.

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