Journey in Life: 06/23/17

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Go down for the third time" nghĩa là gì?

Velvet Sky Ring Apron. Photo courtesy wikimedia.

'Go down for the third time' liên tưởng đến một võ sĩ nếu bị đấm ngã 3 lần trong một hiệp thường sẽ thua trận đấu -> cụm từ này nghĩa là mấp mé thất bại (to be just on the verge of failing).

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I know without any trace of doubt that Akufo-Addo will go down for the third time, but Owusu Bempah should never be allowed to burn Ghana.

We threw a life preserver to the drowning bankers, and now they're sitting on the shore as millions of their rescuers go down for the third time.

While the parish (xứ đạo) was facing its second loss in a row on the two parishwide taxes, a Pearl River recreation district saw its proposed millage go down for the third time — by a margin of two votes.

It’s the story of a terminally bitter loser named Raymond Gunt who is about to go down for the third time, professionally and personally, when his ex-wife offers him a job at the other end of the world, working as the B-unit cameraman for a reality show very, very much like Survivor.

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