Journey in Life: 08/31/18

Friday, August 31, 2018

"Quake like a leaf" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Nicholas Cardot.

'Quake/shake like a leaf' có từ quake là rung động, run rẩy (vì rét, sợ) —> nghĩa là run như tàu lá; run bần bật, run toát mồ hôi (to tremble violently with fear or nervousness).

Ví dụ
She is left 'crying and shaking like a leaf' when a nearby mum with children say they hadn't seen anything.

He needed only a $15,000 mortgage to buy it, but even that made him "shake like a leaf" when it was approaching time to refix.

After turning up at 3am at The Hawley Arms I saw the ex with her ex and I saw red mist. I was shaking like a leaf and decided to get leathered while she sat there inebriated and on the lap of her ex.

"The luxury hotel building where we were staying began to shake. When we ran outside, we saw the entire building swaying, like a leaf in the blowing wind," Datta Gojamgunde, a leading pediatrician from Latur in the Marathwada region said.

Phạm Hạnh

Những con bò ở chế độ tư bản

được vào bãi biển khỏa thân để... tránh nóng :D
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...nudists (người theo chủ nghĩa khỏa thân) have been complaining to officials in provincial Smaland about livestock visiting their beaches, saying that their presence is "unhygienic (không hợp vệ sinh, hại sức khỏe) and could pose a health risk (nguy cơ sức khỏe)".

It says the roasting (rất nóng) summer heat affecting much of continental  (lục địa) Europe has led to drought throughout the country, and has meant that farmers have been struggling to feed their animals.

This has meant that some farmers have decided to slaughter (giết mổ) their cattle earlier than usual; but others have instead decided to bring their livestock to nearby nudist beaches, in order to cool them down,...