Journey in Life: 05/13/17

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Apple-polisher" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Stefan Schubert.

'Apple-polisher' = lau sạch táo -> nghĩa là kẻ liếm đít, kẻ bợ đít (a person who behaves obsequiously (quỵ lụy, khúm núm) to someone important).

Ví dụ
God doesn’t need us to apple-polish Him just so He’ll let us go to heaven. He wants us to love Him.

It feels like someone who's prone to fantasy, has father issues, is an apple-polisher seeking of authority, would be attracted to a professor.

“Annuar Musa is a brainless apple polisher, just like the rest of the leaders in Umno. They have lost integrity and they have lost the support from the rakyat who no longer believe anything they say.

“A liberal country has no religion, which doesn’t mean it’s godless. It means it protects the rights of all religions and nurtures all of them without distinction or upholding one over the others. It doesn’t apple-polish the majority’s religion over the minorities,” he wrote in one of his blog posts.

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"Upset the apple cart" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy shankar s..

'Upset the apple cart' = lật đổ xe táo -> nghĩa là phá hỏng hoàn toàn kế hoạch của người khác, phá đám (spoil a plan or disturb the status quo).

Ví dụ
Uber may have found favor among its many users, but its aggressive growth strategy has upset the apple cart in many countries.

She had, till she arrived at Eden, played her part of being the obedient unquestioning wife, hiding her inherent talents and taking care not to upset the apple cart of patriarchy.

"In the short run, there’s always a good argument to not do anything to upset the apple cart, or—pardon my language—piss off somebody you’re trying to work with in other arenas,” said Lantos Swett.

The Spaniard has been his usual unbeatable self on clay this season, and was coming into the contest on a run of 10 straight victories, but Fognini nearly upset the apple cart with a determined performance on Court Manolo Santana, taking full advantage of a bit of an off day for his opponent.

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"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" nghĩa là gì?

The Mansudae Grand Monument in Pyongyang with Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Photo courtesy Clay Gilliland.

'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree' = quả táo chẳng thể rơi xa gốc cây -> nghĩa là con nhà tông không giống lông cũng giống cánh, hổ phụ sinh hổ tử (kids are like their parents; a chip off the old block; like father, like son).

Ví dụ
Proving that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Emmanuel Adebayor's nephew scored a truly audacious goal in the US Open Cup on Wednesday night.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and it seems that Cristiano Ronaldo has passed on his football skills to his son Cristiano Junior, 6.

There is an old expression that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Like grandfather, like father, like father, like son. Grandfather Kim Il Sung oversaw the seizure of the reconnaissance ship the USS Pueblo in international waters in 1968, killing one crew member and holding the rest prisoner for almost a year. That ship is still in North Korea. Kim Jong Un’s dad acted similarly. In 2010 he oversaw the torpedoing of a South Korean naval vessel, resulting in the deaths of 46 seamen. Later that same year a South Korean island was shelled, resulting in two dead South Korean marines and two civilians.

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Sự phục sinh của Chúa

Sự phục sinh của Chúa

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Hendrick van den Broeck - Resurrección de Cristo (Capilla Sixtina, Roma, 1572-85).

Bài trước: The Delivery of the Keys

Bởi Hendrick van den Broeck – See below., Phạm vi công cộng, Liên kết

The Delivery of the Keys

Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter by Pietro Perugino (1481-82) Fresco, 335 x 550 cm Cappella Sistina, Vatican.

Bài trước: Trials of Moses

Trials of Moses

Trials of Moses, tranh của Sandro Boticelli.


Bởi Sandro BotticelliWeb Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Phạm vi công cộng, Liên kết

Sự phán quyết cuối cùng trên tường nhà nguyện Sistina

Sự phán quyết cuối cùng trên tường nhà nguyện Sistina.


Bởi Michelangelo – This digital version comes from [1] and has been slightly cropped and colour adjusted by User:Zeimusu., Phạm vi công cộng, Liên kết

Sự tạo dựng Adam trên trần nhà nguyện Sistina

Sự tạo dựng Adam trên trần nhà nguyện Sistina do Michelangelo vẽ.


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