Journey in Life: 06/30/17

Friday, June 30, 2017

"Long time no see" nghĩa là gì?

Lâu lắm không gặp anh. Photo courtesy Moritz Barcelona.

'Long time no see' nghĩa là 'lâu rồi không gặp' (I have not seen you in a long time; We have not seen each other in a long time).

Ví dụ
“Long time, no see” -- this common if ungrammatical phrase is heard often enough in conversations where there is not much else to say.

Long time, no see! Tennis great Andre Agassi, 46, returned to the limelight on Wednesday night in Melbourne, fulfilling ambassador duties for Swiss watch company Longines.

As the 20th century progressed, "long time no see" began to evolve from a phrase in broken English to a standard way to greet an old acquaintance. By 1920, the phrase makes it into Good Housekeeping magazine.

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"Live on borrowed time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Charlie Smith.

'Live on borrowed time' = sống bằng thời gian đi mượn -> nghĩa là còn sống sau một cơn bạo bệnh hiểm nghèo (to exist only because of good fortune; to live on when death was expected); tiếp tục tồn tại lâu hơn ngoài dự kiến (to continue to exist longer than expected).

Ví dụ
McKinsey believes this group of institutions will live on borrowed time and will have to make significant cuts in one direction or another.

Unlike corporations, startups live on borrowed time and limited cash. As such, the extra effort is necessary towards turning a profit or raising the next round of funding.

While Trump doesn’t believe in global warming, 99 percent of the world’s population knows we live on borrowed time by the way we destroy our planet – so it would be best to set out and colonize space.

The economy continues to expand for now, which is great, but history tells us that we are beginning to live on borrowed time before the market begins to take away what it has given. This is not to say a crash is on its way; it just means investors need to become increasingly selective as to where they put their money.

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