"Box the compass" nghĩa là gì?

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'Box the compass' nghĩa là thay đổi hoàn toàn lập trường/quan điểm của mình về vấn đề gì.

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Easterns do not ”box the compass” after our fashion: with them each point has its own name, generally derived from some prominent star on the horizon.

Because we believe that the new economy continues to unleash (tháo dây, gỡ ràng buộc) remarkable innovations and dramatic changes in business strategy, economic competition, work, and life, we dispatched four of our most talented writers to collect answers to the four essential questions that box the compass of the new economy today.

Because nuclear power was included in the Bill, probably against the advice of some of my right hon. 265 Friend's advisers, clauses 30 and 31 had to be introduced. They are hardly in line with market conditions, but one must attempt to reconcile (hòa giải, điều hòa, làm cho nhất trí/tương thích,) the irreconcilable. Perhaps the Secretary of State has done that. Perhaps he has been able to box the compass in every way and achieve his purpose.

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