Journey in Life: 07/17/17

Monday, July 17, 2017

"Copious free time" nghĩa là gì?

Blogging lúc rảnh rỗi. Photo courtesy Bastian Greshake.

'Copious free time' có từ copious là dồi dào, thừa thãi -> cụm từ này nghĩa là thời gian giả định dôi ra dành để làm gì đó, mà được ám chỉ một cách châm biếm rằng sẽ không bao giờ xảy ra (a hypothetical amount of time set aside to complete or undertake some task, which is insinuated sarcastically as never going to take place); gần giống "giá mà không có ruồi".

Ví dụ
Even if I did have copious free time, I wouldn’t dare spend it at some stuffy gym or the latest fitness class.

Sure, I'll do that for you in my copious free time—right after I pick up the kids from school, get the groceries, clean the house, and cook dinner!

Since there really isn’t anything else for any of these local governments to worry about (like the homeless, gentrification, or anything), they’ve decided to use their copious free time to go after a very serious city menace.

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" (sáng tác nhiều) free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.

Phạm Hạnh