Journey in Life: "Throw his weight about" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, August 9, 2018

"Throw his weight about" nghĩa là gì?

Berlin goddess of fertility. Photo courtesy Ralf Steinberger.

'Throw one's weight around' nghĩa là kiêu căng, ngạo mạn (be unpleasantly self-assertive).

Ví dụ
In all available evidence, Usain Bolt is not a bad footballer. Decent left peg, knows how to throw his weight about and none too shabby in a foot race.

The arrogant EU negotiators are now more buoyant, knowing they can rely on their very own Fifth Column at Westminster. Even the pipsqueak Irish PM thinks he can throw his weight about.

Randy Andy, as he used to be called, was a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War and is therefore one of the few royals, besides your Harry, actually to have earned his medals. He is now the Duke of York and likes to throw his weight about in the Household. One of life's 'do you know who I am?' brigade. Not the lightest of conversationalists.

Phạm Hạnh


  1. weight watcher: người sợ mập, người giữ eo,
    weightlifter: người cử tạ, vận động viên môn cử tạ