Journey in Life: August 2018

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Friday, August 31, 2018

"Quake like a leaf" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Nicholas Cardot.

'Quake/shake like a leaf' có từ quake là rung động, run rẩy (vì rét, sợ) —> nghĩa là run như tàu lá; run bần bật, run toát mồ hôi (to tremble violently with fear or nervousness).

Ví dụ
She is left 'crying and shaking like a leaf' when a nearby mum with children say they hadn't seen anything.

He needed only a $15,000 mortgage to buy it, but even that made him "shake like a leaf" when it was approaching time to refix.

After turning up at 3am at The Hawley Arms I saw the ex with her ex and I saw red mist. I was shaking like a leaf and decided to get leathered while she sat there inebriated and on the lap of her ex.

"The luxury hotel building where we were staying began to shake. When we ran outside, we saw the entire building swaying, like a leaf in the blowing wind," Datta Gojamgunde, a leading pediatrician from Latur in the Marathwada region said.

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Những con bò ở chế độ tư bản

được vào bãi biển khỏa thân để... tránh nóng :D

...nudists (người theo chủ nghĩa khỏa thân) have been complaining to officials in provincial Smaland about livestock visiting their beaches, saying that their presence is "unhygienic (không hợp vệ sinh, hại sức khỏe) and could pose a health risk (nguy cơ sức khỏe)".

It says the roasting (rất nóng) summer heat affecting much of continental  (lục địa) Europe has led to drought throughout the country, and has meant that farmers have been struggling to feed their animals.

This has meant that some farmers have decided to slaughter (giết mổ) their cattle earlier than usual; but others have instead decided to bring their livestock to nearby nudist beaches, in order to cool them down,...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

"Blood sport" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Ralf Steinberger.

'Blood sport' nghĩa là môn thể thao đẫm máu (môn thể thao trong đó động vật sẽ bị giết, ví dụ như môn đấu bò hoặc môn săn bắn).

Ví dụ
From Washington, last week's events might just look like another round of blood-sport in a parliament beset by repeated political coups.

With the Kremlin now playing a third-party shadow role in U.S. elections, the usual game seems to be shifting from blood sport to cold war.

In Washington, where protecting bureaucratic turf is a blood sport, few are enthusiastic about the idea. We already have an Air Force and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The logical way to pour more money into space exploration, or even to colonize the moon, would be to increase their budgets.

The announcement comes as the academy struggles with declining ratings for its all-important Oscars telecast, which plummeted to an all-time low this year, and represent a clear effort to address perennial (lâu năm, luôn tái diễn) criticism, which has become a kind of annual social-media blood sport, that the show itself has grown too bloated (vênh váo, kiêu ngạo), tedious (chán ngắt, buồn tẻ, nhạt nhẽo) and out of touch with the interests and tastes of many mainstream moviegoers.

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Cuốn sách mát lạnh tâm hồn

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
~ Bill Watterson

Những ngày mưa nên ở nhà với một tách trà và một cuốn sách hay.

lãng quên... Photo courtesy Nadine Heidrich.

Bài trước: Cầu vồng sau mưa

Hàng Mỹ xuất khẩu được ưa thích nhất

tinh trùng

...Sperm (tinh trùng) from the US and Denmark dominate (thống trị) the market (thị trường) because those countries currently have the most supply (nguồn cung).

California Cryobank claims it is the largest sperm bank in the world by “any metric”; the firm has a pool of roughly 600 donors and a track record of 75,000 live births globally (toàn cầu) since 1977. 

In Denmark, Cryos, the superstore for Viking sperm, is the main player. “California Cryobank is definitely the largest in the United States, but worldwide, we absolutely crush them. In Europe alone, we have close to 1,400 active and real donors; in the US around 200 donors. We sell to over 100 countries worldwide. We own Europe. If you want sperm in Europe, Cryos comes up, always”. The email signature on Cryos emails boasts: “The highest number of registered pregnancies (bà mẹ mang thai) in the world.”

About 90% of Danish sperm goes to other EU countries, said Karlstad University’s Sebastian Mohr, who wrote a book on Danish sperm banks.

One reason the US and Denmark are the heaviest hitters in the global sperm market: Laws allowing anonymity (ẩn danh) for donors, said Ayo Wahlberg, an anthropology professor (giáo sư nhân chủng học) at the University of Copenhagen.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

"Blood plasma" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Patrik Theander.

'Blood plasma' nghĩa là huyết tương, huyết thanh (Blood plasma is a yellowish coloured liquid component of blood that normally holds the blood cells in whole blood in suspension; this makes plasma the extracellular matrix of blood cells. It makes up about 55% of the body's total blood volume).

Ví dụ
Global Blood Plasma Derivatives Market Is Projected to Reach 52000 Million US$ by 2025

Blood plasma is the liquid component of blood constituting of water along with plasma components such as immunoglobulin (globulin miễn dịch), electrolytes (chất điện phân), glucose, clotting factors, electrolytes, and hormones. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the electrolyte and osmotic (thấm lọc) balance while preventing infection (nhiễm trùng; tiêm nhiễm, đầu độc) and blood disorders in the body.

The growth of the global blood plasma derivatives market is majorly driven by increase in prevalence of life-threatening disorders, especially hemophilia (bệnh ưa chảy máu, chứng huyết hữu). Other factors boosting the market growth include rise in adoption of blood plasma derivatives products, upsurge (đột ngột tăng lên/bùng lên, bột phát) in geriatric (lão khoa) population across the world, and increase in awareness about blood & plasma donation.

A nano-tech diagnostic tool that can indicate cancer or thrombotic risk from one drop of blood has been developed by international researchers led by Prof Martin Hegner from the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin. They exploited micro­-resonators for real-time measurements of the evolving strength of the blood plasma clot. They reported “a novel strategy for quick, reliable and quantitative diagnostics of expression patterns of non-coding short (ribonucleic acid) RNA in blood plasma or cell cultures”.

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Cầu vồng sau mưa

Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.
~ Vladimir Nabokov

Đừng bực tức với mưa; nó chỉ đơn thuần là không biết làm sao để "rơi" (hướng) lên mà thôi.

Photo courtesy adrazahl.

Bài trước: Đừng nhìn bề ngoài

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cách để tránh nóng mùa hè không cần điều hòa

ngưng làm tình :)

Santa Marta city health secretary (bộ trưởng y tế) Julio Salas sparked a mix of laughter (cười bò) and disbelief (hoài nghi, không tin) this week when he urged residents (cư dân) of the Caribbean tourist mecca (thánh địa du lịch) to refrain (kiêng khem, hạn chế) from sex during the day as part of a list of recommendations (khuyến nghị), such as staying hydrated and wearing loose clothing (mặc quần áo rộng) to prevent overheating.

Sex is considered only a moderate physical activity (hoạt động thể chất nhẹ nhàng), as much of a strain on the heart as walking up two flights of stairs (leo bộ 2 tầng cầu thang).

Temperatures in Santa Marta have soared past 40 degrees Celsius and Salas says medical facilities in the city of 600,000 have been overwhelmed with patients complaining of symptoms (triệu chứng) of heat stroke (say nắng) such as nausea (buồn nôn; sự ghê tởm/kinh tởm) and headaches (đau đầu)...

"Blood fluke" nghĩa là gì?

Red worm? Photo courtesy Alan Levine.

'Blood fluke' nghĩa là sán lá trong máu (a schistosome is a parasitic (sống ăn bám, ký sinh) trematode (sán lá) worm).

Ví dụ
Blood flukes, or schistosomes, are parasitic flatworms that can live inside people for decades (hàng thập kỷ), and they make a rather gruesome journey to get there — after hatching in water contaminated by feces, the parasites hitch a ride into the human body on a tiny snail host that burrows through skin.

Discovered by biologist Thomas Platt last year, B. obamai is a blood fluke, a tiny flatworm that resides in the blood vessels of the lungs of its hosts, Malaysian freshwater turtles. Its presence can cause at best mild inflammation and at worst paralysis or death.

If you go wading into a blood fluke-infested pond, the missile-shaped flukes will sniff their way to your skin and drill in. Once they reach a blood vessel they surf the sanguine tide until they reach your intestines (ruột non). They take up residence in the blood vessels there, producing eggs that they nudge into the intestinal walls. The eggs get washed out of the body with their host’s stool, perhaps to infect a freshwater snail. Sometimes, however, the eggs get swept off in the wrong direction and wind up in the liver (gan), where they cause chronic inflammation (viêm kinh niên).

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Monday, August 27, 2018

"Blood feud" nghĩa là gì?

Juliet waiting for Romeo. Photo courtesy Prairie Kittin.

'Blood feud' nghĩa là mối thù truyền kiếp (a feud, usually between families, with a cycle of retaliatory violence; vendetta).

Ví dụ
1000-year-old blood-feud victim found in Jerusalem hills.

Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa: Divided by blood feud, united in federalism. They were both staunch warriors of federalism. And the people of Tamil Nadu voted for them over and over again. The future of politics here is the future of the cause of federalism.

Will it be another hum-drum year where Celtic outclasses all domestic challengers? Or is the Celtic-Rangers blood feud back and fostering competition in the Premiership? Let’s look at some of the in-game storylines to see what might shift the tide of the tie.

Let’s just say 20.5 million people have spent five minutes bumbling with the checkout in a browser every year. That would mean people waste over 1.7 million hours in a year because of this problem. This isn’t so much a blood feud in which these companies are trying to mortally wound each other, it’s more like a competition to inflict paper cuts that only hurt users.

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John McCain, con sư tử cuối cùng của Thượng viện Mỹ

Thượng nghị sĩ Mỹ John McCain qua đời ở tuổi 81

...He had been diagnosed (chẩn đoán) with an aggressive glioblastoma (= a highly invasive glioma (khối u thần kinh đệm) in the brain), and the prognosis (tiên lượng bệnh) was serious (nặng, trầm trọng). In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable (không động tâm, không mủi lòng) advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.

...In 1967, his A4 Skyhawk was hit by a surface-to-air missile over Hanoi. McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese, who tortured (tra tấn) and beat (đánh đập) him for more than five years. He was in solitary confinement (biệt giam) for several of those years.

His captors (kẻ bắt giữ) offered him early release after learning his father was a notable (có tiếng, trứ danh, uy quyền, nhân sĩ) naval officer. But McCain refused to leave before the other prisoners. He was released in 1973.

McCain’s injuries from his imprisonment were visible the rest of his life, most noticeably the restricted movement of his arms.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"Blood brother" nghĩa là gì?

劉備/Liu Bei/刘备, 関羽/Guan Yu/关羽, 張飛/Zhang Fei/张飞 Photo courtesy kanegen.

'Blood brother' nghĩa là anh em máu mủ ruột thịt; anh em kết nghĩa trích máu ăn thề.

Ví dụ
A man has killed his blood brother in the Jaman North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following a quarrel between them.

It was a dark hour for the world, particularly the couple, indeed. The tyrant, Kansa, Devki’s blood brother, had let loose a reign of terror, dethroning his gentle father, Urgrasena, and putting both Devki and her husband, Vasudev, into prison.

The story follows the relationship between two neighbours, Raj and Zilu who are not blood brother and sister but support each as one of their own. Growing up in Muslim and Hindu families respectively, this tells the tale of the differences and objections that come in the way of their sibling bond.

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Chắc là việc khẩn cấp

khỏa thân vào tiệm rượu chỉ để... lấy một lon coca

...Police said Charles Wyatt, 61, used a hammer (búa) to break the glass (đập vỡ kính) of Beverage World in Forsyth County early in the morning.

Surveillance (theo dõi, giám sát) video shows the man entering the store completely naked except for his shoes. He then steals a Coke and wanders around drinking it before lying down for a little while.

Wyatt was arrested around 4 a.m. after exiting the store and charged with burglary (tội ăn trộm), theft (ăn cắp) by taking, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime (phạm tội).

Saturday, August 25, 2018

"Blood pudding" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Alpha.

'Blood pudding' nghĩa là dồi (lợn...) (blood sausage).

Ví dụ
Chefs are baying for blood. They love it. They're baking it into bread and turning it into sausages. At the new Poly wine bar in Sydney's Surry Hills, Mat Lindsay is making blood pie; a ball of dark malt pastry as big as your fist, filled with a dense, dark blood pudding. Apart from the hit of hot mustard, it's like eating flourless chocolate cake.

So the fried Vietnamese blood pudding with ginger, lettuce and herbs at Melbourne's Anchovy is kissing cousin to the crisp slab of boudin noir with caramelised apple at Sydney's Restaurant Hubert.

You fill a giant bowl with half water and half pig blood, add a chicken egg and a little seasoning, put it in a steaming pot for half an hour, then you have delicious blood pudding.

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Cảm ơn, những vẫn thích chai hơn

bể sục bằng bia nóng, tốt cho sức khỏe, ở khu nghỉ dưỡng nhật bản

A few years ago, a new trend for people with too much money to spent burst onto the market: vinotherapy (which is apparently not a term wine drinkers use in place of “alcoholism”).

Vinotherapy for first came to my attention when Amare Stoudemire spent some time with ESPN to give them a peek into what he does on his off-days— which apparently involves taking a dip into a giant vat filled with red wine sourced from the Rioja region of Spain. Stoudemire extolled the benefits of one of his preferred methods of rehabilitation (phục hồi sức khỏe) and claimed the treatment serves multiple purposes, including increased circulation and releasing toxins (độc tố) from your body (cơ thể).

...making a pilgrimage to Misugi Resort in the Kansai region of the country, a destination that specializes in offering guests tranquil (yên bình, thanh bình) and restorative (làm phục hồi sức khỏe, tẩm bổ) experiences in a wide variety of forms. One of those forms just so happens to be a jacuzzi filled with craft beer (bia được làm từ nhà máy bia nhỏ, chỉ được phân phối trong vùng; bia thủ công).

Friday, August 24, 2018

"Blood poisoning" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Mattia Belletti.

'Blood poisoning' nghĩa là ngộ độc máu, nhiễm trùng máu (Blood poisoning is a serious infection. It occurs when bacteria are in the bloodstream. Despite its name, the infection has nothing to do with poison. Although not a medical term, “blood poisoning” is used to describe bacteremia, septicemia (nhiễm trùng máu), or sepsis. Still, the name sounds dangerous, and for good reason.)

Ví dụ
People often refer to sepsis as “blood poisoning” but that term doesn’t accurately capture the true nature of the condition. Sepsis is actually caused by the body’s “revved-up” immune system used to fight infections that happen when germs enter a person’s body and multiply.

Patients often develop septicemia or blood poisoning, which can be acquired by eating contaminated (bị ô nhiễm, làm độc) or raw seafood and having open wounds exposed to contaminated seawater.

I knew you risk getting things like athlete's foot from trying on shoes but blood poisoning is far more serious. You don't know whose feet have been in the shoes before you. Sienna has been really ill, the infection was moving up her leg and spreading to the rest of her body. I'm so glad I got her to the hospital quickly. With mums and dads doing back-to-school shopping I would advise them to take a spare pair of socks with them.

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Liên Hợp Quốc đâu rồi?

(cứu) nước Đức hết sạch chai để... đóng bia (bán)

In Germany, beer consumption (tiêu thụ bia) is up as temperatures (nhiệt độ) remain unusually high (cao bất thường). This is good and bad news for the beer industry.

While the breweries (cơ sở sản xuất bia, nhà máy bia) have more than enough beer to go around, they're running out of (thiếu, hết) bottles (chai) because customers are not returning their empties (chai không, chai rỗng) quickly enough (đủ nhanh).

Germans care about the environment (môi trường) about as much as their beer; that's why the glass bottles are recycled. Customers pay a small deposit (khoản tiền đặt cọc nhỏ) on each one, which they get back when they return it to a store.

There are about 4 billion beer bottles in circulation (lưu thông) somewhere in Germany, and each bottle is refilled (đổ đầy lại) up to 30 times,...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Blood money" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy photographymontreal.

'Blood money' nghĩa là tiền công cho kẻ giết mướn; tiền bồi thường cho gia đình của nạn nhân.

Ví dụ
A diving instructor in Khor Fakkan was fined Dh20,000 and was ordered to pay Dh200,000 in blood money to the family of his employee.

Former Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood and YouTube were accused of making blood money from the deaths of drill rappers fighting bloody gang wars.

Families of 18 Nepali migrant workers who died in road accidents in Saudi Arabia have received Rs 70 million blood money from the Saudi government.

U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl made his criticisms shortly after Massachusetts law enforcement discovered a man who was offering $500 in blood money for anyone willing to kill an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.

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Đừng đi bất kỳ đâu nếu chưa mang theo thứ này

lon bia :)

hai người giao hàng cứu được người định tự tử nhờ... rủ anh ta uống bia :D

People have been sharing a beer to make a connection since the drink was invented. But, on the Earl Street Bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, the desire to do just that may have saved a life.

On Wednesday, two beer delivery men were just making the rounds when they saw a man hanging onto the outside of a fence around the corner.

Once Gabel and his partner Kwame Anderson realized the man was suicidal (muốn tự tử, có thể dẫn đến thất bại (về kinh tế...)), Anderson called 911 and tried to talk him off the ledge.

For the next hour, the beer salesman made his pitch - even after police arrived.

After asking the man if he wanted to have a drink with him, Anderson ran to his truck and grabbed a 12-pack - and used it to lure (dỗ dành, quyến rũ; chim giả, cò mồi) him to safety.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Blood lust" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Peter Kudlacz.

'Blood lust' nghĩa là sự si mê chém giết (uncontrollable desire to kill or maim others).

Ví dụ

Don’t let his white beard and diminutive (nhỏ xíu, bé xíu) frame fool you, John Walsh is a stone cold murderer (sát nhân máu lạnh) with an insatiable (không thể thỏa mãn được) blood lust.

He killed his wife with an axe (rìu), bludgeoned (đánh bằng dùi cui) one grandchild with a hammer (búa) and drowned another. Ten years on John Walsh’s blood lust is as strong as ever.

Just when the blood lust seems about sated, along comes news like Monday’s bombshell that the United States and Mexico are about to kiss and make up with a trade deal to replace NAFTA.

As a teenager, William was deluged (tràn ngập) with complaints from anti-fieldsports campaigners after he brought down his first stag (hươu đực, nai đực) with a single shot, prompting the late Labour MP Tony Banks to brand it ‘disgusting’ that a 14-year-old boy was indulging in ‘blood lust’.

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Lý do không về nhất marathon

bị gấu đuổi nên phải chạy thêm 5-6 km nữa :D

Veteran runner Denise McHale finished first overall Sunday in the Yukon River Trail Marathon.

McHale was quick to point out the two bears Morphet encountered while he was the lead runner most likely played a factor in her first-place finish.

It did force him to turn around and as a result he probably ran four or five kilometres more than she did,

...When he peaked back around the corner, they were coming toward him, and he decided running back down the trail to leave the area to warn and join the company of other runners behind him was the best choice at that point.

Morphet said he knows the rule of thumb is not to run away from bears. But with the adrenaline that was pumping through him at that point, he said the bears were not going to catch him.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"Blood bath" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Ralph Thompson.

'Blood bath' nghĩa là vụ giết người hàng loạt, vụ thảm sát; cuộc "tắm máu".

Ví dụ
“It's like a blood bath”: Inside the student protests (sinh viên biểu tình) rattling (ầm ầm, huyên náo) Bangladesh.

A love triangle (cuộc tình tay ba) ended in bloodbath after a man took his lover (tình nhân) to his matrimonial ((thuộc) hôn nhân) home where he killed her and seriously injured his wife.

The battle for the Al-Safa Mountain in the Sweida Governorate has turned into a blood bath after several days of intense clashes (đụng độ) between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islami State (ISIS).

Since announcing her retirement from politics, there has been some controversy around her actions, including a variety of statements about whether Bennett could handle the “blood-bath” that is politics. However, shouldn’t the question really be why have we accepted politics to be such a hazardous (mạo hiểm, nguy hiểm) and hostile (thù địch) environment? This complacency (tính tự mãn) has fostered (khuyến khích hoặc tăng cường; thúc đẩy, cổ vũ) a toxic (độc hại) workplace (nơi làm việc) that the average person would not accept in their own place of employment.

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Dỗ trẻ bằng điện thoại thông minh: Mối nguy khôn lường

mặt điện thoại bẩn như... bệ xí toilet

Researchers found more than a third of people have never washed their phone with wipes, cleaning fluid or a similar product.

Insurance2go measured the dirtiest parts of the phones by counting the amount of colony-forming units per cm2.

The units are used to measure the number of viable bacteria or fungal cells in a sample.

...This mean there was an average of 84.9 units on each screen.

In contrast a toilet and flush was found to have just 24 units, while an office keyboard and mouse was found to have just five.

Bài trước: Lâu thật vậy sao?

Monday, August 20, 2018

"Blood and thunder" nghĩa là gì?

Red cross. Photo courtesy aivas14.

'Blood and thunder' nghĩa là kịch tính (của một câu chuyện, sự kiện...).

Ví dụ
Taking place just three weeks after World Cup final, the Community Shield will not be a blood-and-thunder contest (trận đấu, trận giao tranh) between the strongest line-ups (đội hình) Manchester City and Chelsea can field.

We are by now used to blood and thunder rhetoric (hùng biện, hoa mỹ, khoa trương) between Washington and Tehran. But this time White House policy is clearly being directed by pro-Israel American neocons (người thuộc phái tân bảo thủ) who want the US military to crush Iran as it did Iraq.

Former Rangers starlets Steven and Robbie swap­ped the blood and thunder of Scottish football for a crack at the land of Thor. The pair opted for fresh starts in Iceland after teenage dreams of starring in the Light Blues’ first XI stalled.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Blood and iron" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy yeowatzup.

'Blood and iron' nghĩa là chính sách vũ lực tàn bạo.

Ví dụ
Bloodshed was necessitated on the belief that, “to make the individual sacred we must destroy the social order which crucifies him. And this problem can only by solved by blood and iron.”

The current non-initiation of combat operations (NICO), to give the ceasefire (ngừng bắn, hưu chiến) a more precise name, comes in a confused and chaotic circumstance, in the middle of the government’s blood and iron strategy to finish off militancy (tính chiến đấu) for good in the state.

I clearly envisioned the manifesto (bản tuyên ngôn) as a kind of rolling tsunami (cơn sóng thần), made up in equal parts of blood-and-iron industrialised steampunk, apocalyptic John Martin and mounting fury that builds up to a climax at the end of Section One: Bourgeois (giai cấp tư sản) and Proletarians (giai cấp vô sản), before breaking on the beach of History and turning into straightforward standup comedy.

Evans had to deal with the aftermath of Balibo. He was friendly with the Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, and he tried to move as skilfully as he could in the midst of blood and iron and murder (giết người). He has always been consciously pro-Asian, but refused to admit anything but universal human values when it came to human rights and says Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, is his soulmate.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Make his blood boil" nghĩa là gì?

New York sky. Photo courtesy Henrique Pinto.

'Make one's blood boil' = to cause one to feel extremely angry -> nghĩa là khiến ai rất tức giận, giận sôi lên, sôi máu.

Ví dụ
The Old Trafford boss saw his attempts to sign a new centre-half fall down at every opportunity over a summer that made his blood boil.

A homeowner in Murray opened his second water bill of the summer this week, and it made his blood boil. He’s using about 10 percent less water this summer, but he’s paying 50 percent more.

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has accused the federal government of a “wanton thrashing” of the independence of the Treasury which made his “blood boil” and indicated he would replace its newly-appointed head should the ALP win government.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

"Get his blood up" nghĩa là gì?

like eat brain. Photo courtesy Bring Back Words.

'Get one's blood up' nghĩa là nổi nóng (to get someone or oneself angry); giận sôi lên, sôi máu, nóng máu.

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For starters, it gets your blood up about the toxic and enduring power of racism. Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African-American cop on the Colorado Springs police force, the film shows how Ron managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan and righteously screw with it from the inside.

The international trade secretary Liam Fox is once again baying for BBC blood, claiming the public broadcaster has nothing positive to say about Brexit. It’s not the first time Fox has got his blood up about perceived bias at the Beeb. But it must have come as something of a surprise to Robbie Gibb who, until a few weeks ago, was the BBC’s head of political programmes.

She was confused, like many people, as to why it took so long for Baldwin to get his blood up about the six-month-old episode, not to mention at a loss as to what exactly he was offended by. Baldwin pointed to a recent New Yorker piece in which it was revealed that Bourdain wanted "no white people" in his Houston episode. Bourdain responded to the story directly on Twitter. "This is some shameful, dishonest race-baiting click bait. All involved should take a hard look in the mirror," wrote Bourdain, linking to the PaperCity piece himself.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Drown in blood" nghĩa là gì?

Burma, Sep 2007. Photo courtesy Robert Thivierge.

'Drown in blood' nghĩa là nhận chìm trong máu.

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As the government of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) shows the true face of “left” nationalism (chủ nghĩa dân tộc) by trying to drown in blood the protests (biểu tình) against austerity (chính sách thắt lưng buộc bụng), anger and protests have continued to mount across the country.

Over the course of Operation Protective Edge, the Turkish leader claimed Israel’s actions in Gaza were worse than what Adolf Hitler did to the Jews, said the Jewish state would “drown in blood” and accused it of committing genocide.

“If the Trumpers cannot be disaggregated, reintegrated, or politically neutralized, the solutions available do not lie in the Constitution” because constitutional structures “cannot fix broken politics,” Novkov concludes. “Rather, we are left with hopefully a lesser form of the tragic choices posed by constitutional failure; facing the critical election of 1860, the nation ultimately chose to drown in blood over the uncertain path of constitutional union symbolized by John Bell.”

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