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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Khói Bếp 2 - Lẩu Gà Ri & Cua Đồng ở quận Hoàng Mai

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"Keep your breath to cool your porridge" nghĩa là gì?

hổ ăn cháo cũng phải nước xương dê hầm... Photo courtesy various brennemans.

'Keep one's breath to cool one's porridge" nghĩa là hãy khuyên lấy bản thân mình (look after your own affairs, and do not put your spoke in another person's wheel. Husband your strength to keep your own state safe and well, and do not waste it on matters in which you have really no concern).

Ví dụ
At the end of the standing ovation, Keogh remembered Maureen Potter and quoted her (with many members of the audience joining in): “If you enjoyed the show tell your friends, and if you haven’t, then save your breath to cool your porridge.”

The entire state administration went into hiding, as anarchy reigned supreme. The phones of those in authority sank into a deafening, deadly silence. So, here you have the essence of good governance: when in trouble you better take care of yourself. Don't invite trouble. Stay at home. Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

Phạm Hạnh

"Waste your breath" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Charm2010.

'Waste one's breath' nghĩa là đưa ra lời khuyên mà chẳng mấy tác dụng, không được nghe theo (talk or give advice without effect); hoài hơi, phí lời.

Ví dụ
Don't waste your breath complaining to Equifax about data breach.

Don't waste your breath proclaiming what's really important to you. How you spend your time says it all.

Don't waste your breath crying over people who won't give you the love and nurture you deserve. Boundaries are sacred.

You had a curfew (giới nghiêm) that you were forced to adhere to, no matter what. There were no ifs, ands or buts on this one, so you didn’t waste your breath arguing with your parents every Friday night. You just waved your mates adieu approximately an hour before they were gonna mosey home, and prayed that you didn’t miss out on too much.

Phạm Hạnh

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