Journey in Life: 01/01/17

Sunday, January 1, 2017

"The moon on a stick" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy José Sáez.

'The moon on a stick' (mặt trăng trên ngọn cây) nghĩa là bất kỳ điều gì ai đó ao ước, mong muốn hoặc có thể tưởng tượng muốn có, hơn mức bình thường hoặc ở mức độ phù hợp (anything and everything that one desires or can imagine wanting (i.e., above and beyond what would be normal or appropriate)).

Ví dụ
The sky handed the moon on a stick to its lovers as the full Sagittarius moon shined during the summer solstice.

She certainly impressed at the launch of the BRITs. Unlike some celebrity offspring who, despite having no talent of their own demand the moon on a stick, the teenager exudes the same effortless charm and good sense as her famous father.

Last weekend, I had some hope that we might finally get to the bottom of what’s been bugging this country for so long – that, despite being intensely divided, we might try and pull together and work out some sort of solution. As it turns out, that was about as realistic a wish as asking for the moon on a stick.

Phạm Hạnh