Journey in Life: 07/04/17

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Play for time" nghĩa là gì?

Các nữ cầu thủ đang câu giờ. Photo courtesy Eva Rinaldi.

'Play for time' = to stall; to act in such a way as to gain time -> nghĩa là trì hoãn, câu giờ (use specious excuses or unnecessary maneuvers to gain time; temporize, delay, hold back, hang fire, procrastinate, drag one's feet).

Ví dụ
Tories must play for time, for the good of the UK and the party.

Ministers would be well advised to play for time and build consensus.

His first act was to ditch his Euroscepticism and play for time, so he could gain strength.

All these competing interests means it is likely in Vietnam's benefit to play for time to see which way the winds of international trade blow.

Phạm Hạnh