Journey in Life: "A mote in the eye" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

"A mote in the eye" nghĩa là gì?

'A mote in someone's eye' có từ mote là bụi, hạt bụi -> cụm từ này nghĩa là lỗi nhỏ, hành động khinh suất/không suy nghĩ kỹ, thiếu thận trọng.

Ví dụ
He sees what he perceives to be a mote in the eye of the ordinary people while being unable to see the beam in his own eye. Hypocrite!

The boat was only 20 feet long but very seaworthy, considering the size. You put that on the ocean, and it was like a mote in the eye of God, a speck on the landscape.

V-Eats’ inventive and technically savvy fare is a good addition to the vegan palate—an adventure for the vegan and meat-eating alike and a mote in the eye of steak-city Dallas.

Already, the nation, planet, and solar system—not to mention the seven Earth-like satellites orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1—had endured forty days and forty nights of The Donald’s vacuous (trống rỗng, ngớ ngẩn, ngây dại, ngây ngô) gaggles (đám người ngồi lê đôi mách, đám người ồn ào), mendacious (sai sự thật, láo, điêu, xuyên tạc) brags (khoe khoang khoác lác), vainglorious (đầy tính dương dương tự đắc, khoe khoang) tweets and virulent (độc ác, hiểm độc, cực kỳ có hại, làm chết người) proclamations (tuyên bố). Yet, even before his address to Congress and the wider nation began, Trump’s historically abysmal (khủng khiếp, kinh khủng; sâu không dò được, thăm thẳm) approval ratings had clawed their way back toward fifty-fifty, and more than three-fourths of Americans of both parties were expressing their agreement with the statement: “Donald Trump will bring real change to Washington.” Whether that change will be cathartic (thuốc tẩy nhẹ) or catastrophic (thảm khốc, thê thảm) is a mote in the eye of each person affected.

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