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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Pour oil on troubled waters" nghĩa là gì?

"bà May hãy từ bỏ ảo tưởng đi". Photo courtesy European People's Party.

'Pour oil on troubled waters' = đổ dầu vào vùng nước đục -> nghĩa là cố gắng xoa dịu sự bất đồng, sự tranh chấp (làm nguôi cơn giận...) (try to settle a disagreement or dispute with words intended to placate or pacify those involved).

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Despite a freezing of diplomatic relations and militaristic official statements from the NZ government which exacerbate rather than pour oil on troubled waters, relations between New Zealand and the DPRK continue to be active at civil society level.

The name of David Davis is not the one that springs automatically to the mind of most political observers when asked to suggest a minister best suited to pour oil on troubled waters.

At which point Mrs Merkel could have chosen to pour oil on troubled waters by insisting that as far as Germany was concerned the only aim was to find a Brexit agreement satisfactory to all parties. But she didn’t. Instead, Mrs Merkel stuck in the knife by making a speech to the German parliament warning that Mrs May should drop her “illusions”.

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