Journey in Life: "A box on the ear" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

"A box on the ear" nghĩa là gì?

làm sao mà để mất hạ viện? Photo courtesy: Marco Verch.

'A box on the ear' nghĩa là cú bạt tai (trừng phạt, cảnh cáo) (a physical blow struck on or around the ear, usually as a punishment or reprimand for some behavior).

Ví dụ
Martin Luther wrote that he gave his wife a box on the ear whenever she was “saucy.” (láo xược, hỗn xược)

I will give them a box on the ear which will make them…relinquish (từ bỏ) their revolutionary ambitions.

The French horn seems to enter prematurely in the recapitulation (bản tóm tắt lại), an effect that Beethoven’s contemporaries initially thought to be a mistake. Ries recounts that "At the first rehearsal of the Symphony, which was terrible—but at which the horn player made his entry correctly—I stood beside Beethoven and, thinking that a blunder had been made I said: 'Can't the damned hornist count?—it sounds horribly false!' I think I came pretty close to getting a box on the ear. Beethoven did not forgive that little slip (điều lầm lỗi, sự lỡ lời, sơ suất) for a long time."

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