Journey in Life: 10/16/17

Monday, October 16, 2017

"Bring him to book" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy hỏi tội, chứ đừng "làm tình... làm tội" em. Photo courtesy Franco Folini.

'Bring someone to book' nghĩa là hỏi tội và trừng phạt ai (to confront or question one about one's wrongdoings, often as a precursor to punishment; to demand an explanation from; call to account.); yêu cầu một lời giải thích (xác đáng).

Ví dụ
If there is someone who is being mischievous (làm hại, tinh nghịch, tinh quái) for personal glory or gain- we will bring him to book.

Dilna accused her father-in-law of threatening to kill her if she didn't obey, and told her that he was close to many politicians and hence it would be hard to bring him to book.

Sumner Welles, an American diplomat who envisaged the creation of a world organisation with the military clout to bring future warmongers to book.

All the documentary evidence were provided in the complaint and besides, a lady doctor and two lady health visitors had also appeared before the inquiry officer and recorded their statements against the doctor for harassing them sexually (quấy rối tình dục). The health department sources said that an application has been submitted to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against the accused to bring him to book.

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