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Friday, November 30, 2018

"By an eyelash" nghĩa là gì?

The horses approach the finish line in the Sanlúcar beach races of the 2014 summer, almost at sunset. Photo courtesy Guillén Pérez.

'By an eyelash' nghĩa là chênh lệch cực ngắn, cách biệt rất nhỏ (về khoảng cách, thời gian, chiến thắng...).

Ví dụ
Phillips was safe at first by an eyelash and shockingly ended up scoring later in the inning (lượt chơi của một cầu thủ; lúc cờ đến tay, cơ hội đến tay, thời kỳ cầm quyền).

After some agonizing moments, it was determined through video review Johnson nipped Ciulla by an eyelash — one-hundredth of a second, to be exact. Johnson’s official time was 55.29 seconds. Ciulla’s was 55.30.

Red Sox second baseman Brandon Phillips raced to his right, scooped (vốc, hất lên) up the ball and fired to first. Donaldson raced down the first base line and beat the throw by an eyelash – a sign his calf is back 100 percent.

In a very close toss-up race that adds to the increasingly strong Democratic House performance tonight, Annapolis grad Elaine Luria has defeated freshman congressman Scott Taylor by an eyelash in the military-heavy Second District of Virginia.

Phạm Hạnh

Em yếu mềm, vì yêu

Đàn ông không tự tin lắm về nam tính dường như thích Thủ trưởng mình :D, hat tip to Anh Pham,

From boasting about the size of his penis (khoe khoang kích cỡ "cậu nhỏ") on national television (truyền hình quốc gia) to releasing (công bố, để lộ) records (hồ sơ) of his high testosterone levels, President Trump’s rhetoric (lời nói hoa mỹ, khoa trương; hùng biện) and behavior (hành vi) exude (rỉ, ứa) machismo (nam tính, lòng tự tôn của kẻ nam nhi). His behavior also seems to have struck a chord with (đánh đúng vào tình cảm của ai; gãi đúng chỗ ngữa) some male voters.

...What is 'fragile (mong manh, dễ vỡ) masculinity'?

Research shows that many men feel pressure to look and behave in stereotypically masculine ways — or risk losing their status as "real men." Masculine expectations are socialized from early childhood and can motivate men to embrace traditional male behaviors while avoiding even the hint of femininity. This unforgiving standard of maleness makes some men worry that they're falling short. These men are said to experience "fragile masculinity."

The political process provides a way that fragile men can reaffirm their masculinity. By supporting tough politicians and policies, men can reassure others (and themselves) of their own manliness. For example, sociologist Robb Willer has shown that men whose sense of masculinity was threatened increased their support for aggressive foreign policy (chính sách ngoại giao hiếu chiến).

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