Journey in Life: "Sleeping policeman" nghĩa là gì?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"Sleeping policeman" nghĩa là gì?

nữ cảnh sát đang thức. Photo courtesy Roberto Bosi.

'Sleeping policeman' = viên cảnh sát đang ngủ -> (lóng) nghĩa là gờ giảm tốc trên đường, "con lươn".

Ví dụ
The council staff that are designated to temporarily repair potholes (ổ gà) just don’t give a dam how it’s repaired. Watched a repair being done in Roseburn area the crew turned a pothole into a sleeping policeman in 5 mins what chance have you got.

In most countries speed bumps are put in place to save lives. But in Africa, they might just kill you if you cross them. One motorist driving through the bush found this out first hand when he stumbled upon what he thought was a sleeping policeman in the middle of a dirt track. On closer inspection, however, the hapless driver spotted that it was an absolutely monstrous (kỳ quái, quái dị; tàn ác, ghê gớm; khổng lồ) giant python (con trăn khổng lồ).

The humps (gò, mô đất; (động từ, lóng) quan hệ tình dục với ai đó) are disliked for a number of reasons. They make roads noisier as cars pass over them and are also held responsible for increasing carbon emissions (phát thải khí carbon). “Signs can do the job cheaper and more effectively without annoying people,” Mr Baker said. The changes were welcomed by motoring and safety groups. “If this means the sleeping policeman is finally dead and buried then few will mourn his passing, though it would be good to see more real, live, vertical policemen out and about on the beat making sure the few errant drivers stick to the law,”

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