Journey in Life: 01/16/17

Monday, January 16, 2017

"Swap horses in midstream" nghĩa là gì?

Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. Photo courtesy David.

'Swap/change horses in midstream/while crossing the stream' nghĩa là thay đổi phương pháp/cách thức hay người lãnh đạo mới ngay giữa một cuộc khủng hoảng (alter methods or choose new leaders during a crisis); thay ngựa giữa dòng.

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Don't change horses in midstream. Akinfeyev remains the best Russian goalkeeper. And such matches as the battle against Monaco prove it.

The most durable presidential campaign slogan of the 19th century was Abraham Lincoln’s, in his 1864 reelection. “Don’t swap horses in midstream” was also used by his successor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1944 to argue against changing commanders in chief while a war was ongoing.

“Donald Trump today continues to pick some of those fights after he won the election,” Cherry said. “It’s hard to change horses in midstream. If that’s what he thinks won him an election and won him the nomination, he’s going to keep doing the same thing. ... It’s hard to govern if you’re consistently picking fights with people you really need to win over to your side.”

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