Journey in Life: 03/03/17

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Fox guarding the henhouse" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Neil McIntosh.

'Fox guarding the henhouse' = cáo trông chuồng gà -> nghĩa là người sẽ/có thể khai thác/trục lợi từ thông tin hoặc nguồn lực mà họ được giao nhiệm vụ bảo vệ (a person likely to exploit the information or resources that he or she has been charged to protect or control).

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Frankly, what we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy Vladimir Putin. And I’ll tell you, having Jeff Sessions oversee such an investigation, it’s really unfair to any foxes across America to say that would be the fox guarding the henhouse.

The IRS, like any other government agency, is run by people — and people sometimes harbor grudges and misuse power. Warren and Sanders’ proposed legislation would not only give the IRS more power, it would be power largely unchecked; the fox guarding the henhouse.

Mr. Pruitt’s proven ties with the oil and gas industry and the Koch brothers have shown him to be the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse, ready to dismantle the EPA and sell the people’s right to a safe and healthy environment to the highest corporate bidder.

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