Journey in Life: August 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019

"Measure twice, cut once" nghĩa là gì?

Cẩn thận không đổ!! Photo by: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

"Measure twice, cut once" = đo hai lần, cắt một lần -> nghĩa là phải cận thận ở những bước đầu để tránh các rắc rối sau này.

Ví dụ
The price tag here at the train station much less than that, this reconstruction (xây dựng lại) is costing you $65,000, but at a time when every dollar counts, that's an expensive reminder (nhắc nhở) that an old adage (câu ngạn ngữ cổ) is still true -- measure twice, cut once.

You know the old saying, "measure twice, cut once"? Well, it's especially true of kitchen renovations (làm mới). Make sure you know exactly how much clearance you need around appliances (thiết bị) and – just as importantly – make sure they'll fit through the front door!

"Usually the saying is measure twice, cut once, but here we’re measuring twice and spraying once,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that it was drawn to scale (theo tỉ lệ). I did as much as I could from my side all the way to the property line. I got all 50 stars in there, 13 stripes (sọc)."

Ngọc Lân

"A dead cat on the line" nghĩa là gì?

Ủa, hình như có gì sai sai? Photo by Angie Holubowich from Burst

"A dead cat on the line" (con mèo chết trên dây) là cụm từ dùng để miêu tả một trường hợp mà trong đó có điều gì không đúng.

Ví dụ
“I guarantee you, there’s a dead cat on the line in that psych report,” Adams said. “It probably reveals (tiết lộ) something about this officer that they don’t want the light of day to see.”

It was Story’s third book of prose and her second novel, but apparently, it didn’t sell as well as it should. At all. If this book was so good, why didn’t it sell? There’s a dead cat on the line somewhere here.

Rev. J.M. Gates Rev. J.M. Gates may have coined (đúc kết/ sáng tạo) the popular midcentury phrase "there's a dead cat on the line" to describe a child who, perhaps because of a woman's adultery (ngoại tình), doesn't resemble (trông giống) his father.

Hậu Giang

Bài trước: "Quiet as a lamb" nghĩa là gì?

"Give me the pink slip" nghĩa là gì?

Đây là tôi sau khi bị sa thải và vẫn nhìn cuộc sống bằng ánh mắt màu hồng. Photo by Alice Moore

"Give (one) the pink slip" = Cho ai cú trượt màu hường -> Sa thải ai đó.

Ví dụ
I am sure the city of Hyderabad will give the pink slip to the pink party. Q Everybody loves to have a car. (Laughing) Totally be-car (bekar).

Just recently, Infosys had said that it had plans to soon give the pink slip to an unspecified number of its techies (người biết nhiều/đam mê về công nghệ, máy tính hoặc các thiết bị điện) for "non-performance".

You just give the pink slip to the librarian (người quản lý thư viện) and she gives you your books!” Student to me (with a perplexed (bối rối, khó hiểu) look on her face): “A pink slip?

Bin Kuan

"Your wish is my command" nghĩa là gì?

Chỉ có những gã chụp ảnh mới khiến con gái vâng phục. Photo by Angello Lopez

"Your wish is my command" = Điều bạn mong muốn chính là mệnh lệnh dành cho tôi -> Theo cách hài hước, bất cứ việc bạn yêu cầu tôi làm thì tôi luôn sẵn sàng/vui vẻ làm điều đó.

Ví dụ
Are you a fan of Nintendo's Kirby games? Well how would you like a fan of Kirby, then? Your wish is my command. Actually, I had nothing to do ...

KARAOKE – Y'all requested it last year, so your wish is my command! This will be another late night option to go along with Shut Up & Dance.

“Your wish is my command,” the comedian (diễn viên hài), dressed as a genie (thần linh), said during the confrontation (sự chạm trán, đương đầu) published Tuesday on YouTube. “S—! Go f— ...

If you want specific (cụ thể) numbers so you can firm up whether or not it's really going to be summer dress weather, your wish is my command. You can expect temperatures of above 20°C every day in the south next week, with Wednesday predicted to exceed (vượt quá) 25°C. Be free, strappy (có quai, dây) sandals.

Bin Kuan

"Fight to death" nghĩa là gì?

Sinh ra để chiến đấu. Photo by Henry Hustava

"Fight to death" = Chiến đấu cho đến chết -> Một cuộc chiến/xung đột quyết liệt và vô vàn khó khăn với kết cục một trong hai bên tham gia chết.

Ví dụ
Control is taking the fight to Death Stranding to be crowned (để được tôn lên làm vua) the most unusual action game of 2019.

It's a gruesome (khủng khiếp, kinh khủng) story of how a new-world government puts 24 children in an arena (vũ đài) to fight to death until one remains.

Man City locked in fight to death with Uefa after belligerent (tham chiến) response to charges. Investigations unit has ruled them in breach (sự vi phạm) of Financial Fair.

Bin Kuan

"A dead cat bounce" nghĩa là gì?

Chắc lại là một cú nhảy mèo chết nữa đây. Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash

"A dead cat bounce" (cú nhảy mèo chết) là một dấu hiệu cho thấy cái gì đó đang khoẻ mạnh, phục hồi, trong khi thực tế thì nó đang trên con đường bị huỷ hoại, sụp đổ. Thuật ngữ này đặc biệt được dùng trong tài chính, chỉ sự phục hồi nhỏ, tạm thời, trong một đợt sụt giảm khéo dài. ("A dead cat bounce" dựa trên khái niệm tượng hình rằng một con mèo chết vẫn sẽ nảy lên sau một cú ngã lớn.)

Ví dụ
"When you look at both financials (tài chính) and energy being among the worst on a relative (tương đối) strength basis, you could say it is a dead cat bounce," said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist (chiến lược gia) at CFRA Research in New York.

House prices are likely to stabilize (trở nên ổn định) but hopes that a spending spree (cuộc mua sắm đình đám) from home owners could boost (làm tăng/thúc đẩy) the economy are fading (lụi tàn) amid (ở giữa) warnings the Sydney and Melbourne property markets are experiencing a "dead cat bounce".

The Reserve Bank of Australia held rates (lãi suất) steady at +1.00% (no change expected at +1.00%) and this is helping the Aussie to outperform (vượt trội). This now brings several major markets back to some important levels where traders will be asking, is this just a dead cat bounce before the bear sentiment resumes (tình cảnh người đầu cơ hạ giá trở lại)?

Hậu Giang

Bài trước: "Paper tiger" nghĩa là gì?

"In this day and age" nghĩa là gì?

Sự phát triển của thế giới hiện đại. Photo by Jeremy Bishop

"In this day and age" = Ngày nay/những điều diễn ra trong thời gian hiện tại. Thường cụm này cũng được dùng để mô tả một điều đã thay đổi và hiện tại nó như thế nào.

Ví dụ
In this day and age, it would be so easy to replicate (tái tạo) the world of The Dark Crystal digitally. But while computers are used for landscape shots.

“This needs to be at the top of the list (of projects) whether there is a referendum (cuộc trưng cầu ý dân) that passes or not,” said Jesse Erickson, a school district parent. “Safety is an unfortunately serious concern in this day and age. We do not want our kids to go back and forth between buildings.”

Justine was invited the following day to a threat assessment (sự đánh giá) hearing with seven school officials so she could prove his innocence. Loveland High School did not care that police said there were no red flags after checking everything out. In this day and age caution (sự thận trọng) is imperative (cấp bách), but this is a serious infraction (sự vi phạm) on this family’s rights. This should concern us all.

Bin Kuan

Bảo vệ trường học vui tính

quay phim khỏa thân trong nhà tắm cho chồng xem -> bị mất việc luôn
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Kissimmee Police said the woman removed her badge (huy hiệu; biểu hiện, vật tượng trưng; dấu hiệu), uniform (đồng phục) and gun when she went to the bathroom at Kissimmee Charter Academy to make the video for her husband in December.

The video was unearthed after the Osceola County Sheriff's Office investigated a personal incident with the SRO and her husband.

An investigation showed that while she was on lunch break, she was subject to recall ((quân sự) hiệu lệnh thu quân; lệnh gọi tái ngũ (quân dự bị...); (hàng hải) tín hiệu gọi về (một chiếc tàu...)) at any point.

Police said she was fired because if a shooting would have happened, she wouldn't have been able to respond.

Bài trước: Người già hôm nay

Người già hôm nay

5 ông lão trên 62 và một bà lão 85 tuổi bị bắt vì... có "hành vi dâm dục" trong khu bảo tồn :)
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Police say the six, five men and an 85-year-old woman, were involved in lewd (dâm dục, dâm dật) and sexual activity in the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield earlier this month.

Police say the area was1 being publicized on the internet as an area for people to meet and have sex.

Police say they set up surveillance in the area and observed several violations. Those arrested face charges ranging from breach of peace to public indecency (sự không đứng đắn, sự không đoan trang, sự không hợp với khuôn phép; sự khiếm nhã).

Ai chưa từng cơ chứ?

cảnh sát ibiza đang truy lùng người phụ nữ trên xe ferrari, khỏa thân...
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A woman has been filmed writhing (quằn quại, lăn lộn; dằn vặt, đau khổ, uất ức) naked (trần truồng) on a red Ferrari as its cigar-chomping (nhai rào rạo) driver cruises the streets of Ibiza with dance music blaring.

The incident was filmed at the Marina Ibiza on the Balearic island and was later widely shared on social media but the pair are now being threatened with a fine for reckless driving. A city council spokesperson said the authorities hope to track down (truy ra) the culprits (thủ phạm) soon as “there are not many cars like this in Ibiza”.

As the nude woman kicks her legs up in the air and twerks her bum to the blaring music, stunned onlookers film the bizarre scenes. Local media said the couple could be fined up to 500 euros ($550) with six points on the driver’s license for reckless driving.

Chỉ vì mạng xã hội

bọ que từ new zealand đến nước Anh 70 năm trước, đã tiến hóa thành sinh sản vô tính, giờ 100% là con cái (ko có con đực)
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A New Zealand stick insect that migrated to the UK more than seven decades ago has given up having sex and become asexual (vô tính), prompting biologists (nhà sinh học) to wonder about the use of sex at all – especially in Britain.

The Clitarchus hookeri is native to New Zealand but migrated to the UK some time between 1910 and 1935, catching a ride on shiploads of New Zealand plants that were transported to the subtropical Tresco Abbey Garden on the Scilly Isles islands off the coast of Cornwall.

Biologists from Massey University in New Zealand’s North Island have discovered that some time in the last 100 years the Scilly isles population of Clitarchus hookeri gave up having sex and start to reproduce asexually. The local population of Scilly Isles stick insects is now entirely female.

Bài trước: Nhưng với ai?

Nhưng với ai?

người dùng nhiều emoji quan hệ tình dục nhiều hơn và nhiều hẹn hò (lần đầu) hơn...
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the frequent (tần suất) use of emojis with potential (tiềm năng) dates (người hẹn hò) is linked to not only having sex more often but also to a more active and successful dating life.

These conclusions come from two separate studies conducted by researchers at The Kinsey Institute.

...People’s reasons for using emojis varied and included wanting to give their messages more personality (mang tính cá nhân), making it easier to express (bày tỏ) feelings (cảm xúc), making communication (chuyện trò, trao đổi) faster than typing, and because it’s trendy (in other words, because everyone else is doing it).

The frequent use of emojis predicted going on more first dates over the past year, as well as more frequent sexual activity.

Bài trước: Cẩn thận củi lửa

Cẩn thận củi lửa

xông hơi âm đạo bị bỏng đấy...
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Gynaecologists (bác sĩ phụ khoa) are warning of the potential risks of vaginal steaming (xông hơi âm đạo) after it emerged a Canadian woman burned herself attempting one.

A case study, involving a 62-year-old, was published in the Journal of Obstetrics (khoa sản) and Gynaecology Canada.

The woman had been suffering from a prolapsed (bị sa, trệ, không còn ở vị trí cũ) vagina and believed the treatment (điều trị) could help avoid surgery (phẫu thuật).

Vaginal steaming, which involves sitting over a hot water and herb (thảo mộc) mix, has seen a growth in popularity.

It and other treatments for intimate areas, including vulva facials, are now available at some salons and spas.

"Blow your mind" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Benjamin Davies on Unsplash

"Blow your mind" = thổi bay/nổ tung não -> nghĩa là khiến ai thấy rất ấn tượng, phấn khích.

Ví dụ
For something else that might slightly blow your mind, turn to our cover story. There, Matthew Partridge looks at how 3D printing has gone mainstream – but how 4D printing might really change our world. You might also look to Max King’s thoughts on investing (đầu tư) in China. We could write a whole magazine on the risks of putting your money into non-democratic countries with iffy (không chắc chắn) records of respecting property rights, but there are clearly opportunities too.

Look, I'll be straight with you, and I might blow your mind here: I like Scrat. The Ice Age movies are so hit and miss (recently, misses), but Scrat (essentially a side character (nhân vật phụ) and a movie-within-a movie) is one of the few consistently funny dudes. It's easy when Fox is basically just using Looney Tunes as a blueprint, but there's a reason he's as enduring as The Minions and is arguably more of the franchise face than Ray Romano.

This engine will blow your mind and its purr (tiếng gầm) on the roadway will have everyone staring. It also gives the driver 335-horsepower to play with and consumers have the option to purchase Brembo brakes for optimal (tối ưu) stopping power. The brakes are made for performance driving, and if you plan on racing your Toyota Supra around town, then it is probably worth the cost. The top speed is 155 mph and the engines in each of the models are the same, so no matter what you are getting the sports car of your dreams.

Ngọc Lân

"Crybaby" nghĩa là gì?

Crybaby? Photo courtesy: Gage Skidmore

"Crybaby" = em bé khóc nhè -> những người hay mè nheo, phàn nàn thường xuyên về những vấn đề nhỏ.

Ví dụ
Normally she's very childish and a cry-baby, but when needed she can be very strong-willed (cứng cỏi) and dependable.

“There’s a clear path to redemption (chuộc lỗi), he’s just not taking it. He’s being self-indulgent (bê tha) and he’s being a crybaby. That’s not a path to redemption, that’s just throwing a tantrum for the tantrum itself.

“I think what’s interesting about this whole thing is it’s saying that men are being paid more than women, in the YouTube space, which is obviously just ridiculous,” he said. “You don’t get paid more or less based on your gender. AdSense pays the same way. If people want to subscribe to you, they generally do it because they enjoy your videos, not because of your gender. That’s just ridiculous. But if you start complaining about this, you literally just sound like a crybaby and an idiot, which you are Lilly Singh, just in case you weren’t sure.”

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Dog days" nghĩa là gì?

"Within hearing distance" nghĩa là gì?


Có rất nhiều kiểu hôn, nhưng chúng tôi thích hôn kiểu khó Photo by Stokpic on Pexels

'Within hearing distance' = trong khoảng cách nghe được -> rất gần tới nỗi nghe được người khác nói

Ví dụ
Rodriguez added that the voice activation (kích hoạt) feature can work whenever the phone is within hearing distance. She said it could help a range of people including vision-impaired or elderly people.

“This was not done even during the time of Sarabjit Singh. Even at that time, Pakistani officials would be present in the room but not within hearing distance. They would just walk around and keep a check. But this time, they have gone much further in their demands,” the official said.

We had lots of adventures. He sang in the hallway every morning to the applause (tiếng vỗ tay, hoan nghênh) of anyone within hearing distance and always answered back when spoken to. He was love personified (nhân cách hóa, hình tượng hóa), outlasting (tồn tại lâu hơn) several boyfriends, two fiances and a couple moves.

Nobody was in sight and the support car was not within hearing distance. There was no coach to make a call for me, no teammates to cheer me on from the car, and no fellow sufferers to suffer with. I had to decide what to do. I soon came upon Danny, who was having a rough few miles and we ran together for a bit. He went on to complete the entire run, but during that period it felt really good to know that I was not suffering alone.

Bích Nhàn

"In your shoes" nghĩa là gì?

Để mang thử xem. Photo courtesy: Gaspar Solis

"In someone's shoes" = ở trong giày của ai đó -> ở trong vị trí, hoàn cảnh hay tình thế của một ai đó.

Ví dụ
If I were in your shoes, I would break up with your boyfriend. He is lazy and stupid.

For those who have spent time around Sam Ehlinger, you can tell that the junior is mature (trưởng thành) beyond his years. Whether it's not responding when seemingly many haters are publicly trashing (đối xử tệ) him, or taking a selfless approach in his success and recognizing those around him for boosting his play, Ehlinger always manages to stay above the fray (không dính líu), far more than most college students would if they were in his shoes.

I'll never be your mother's favorite
Your daddy can't even look me in the eye
Ooh if I was in their shoes, I'd be doing the same thing
Sayin there goes my little girl
Walkin' with that troublesome guy

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Black and blue" nghĩa là gì?

"Have a good mind" nghĩa là gì?

"đứng dậy và đi chỗ khác chơi", tôi định nói lại thôi... Photo courtesy Robert Couse-Baker.

"Have a good mind" dùng để miêu tả cảm giác rất tức giận/bực mình và rất muốn/định làm điều gì đó nhưng không thật sự muốn làm vậy; ví dụ (định) bảo trẻ con hàng xóm không dẫm lên bãi cỏ nhà mình (nhưng thôi, "hàng xóm láng giềng", "dĩ hòa vi quý"), v.v...

Ví dụ
“It's not a party. A party doesn't mean other kids having to pay to attend. It's horrible for her to drip feed all of this too after you have accepted. I would have a good mind to tell your son that instead of going, he can have the 70 odd quid to spend on himself!”.

To-day I said to her, Amelia, Jane Underhill admires you above all things. I have a good mind to let you be as intimate with her as you are with me. It will be a great piece of self-denial, but I think it is my duty. She is a stranger, and nobody seems to like her much.”

“I mean if I’m paying such a high fee then I do expect some changes. That teacher just doesn’t know what she’s doing. You would expect better trained people at a school of this caliber. I have a good mind to get her fired.” Humphed Barbie Doll, and all the other moms nodded their heads in agreement.

Ngọc Lân

"Distance lends enchantment" nghĩa là gì?

Nhiều người bảo 'tình chỉ đẹp khi còn dang dở' là không đúng đâu nha Photo by Gui Vergouwen from Pexels

'Distance lends enchantment (to the view)' = khoảng cách xa làm thêm phần hấp dẫn, thích thú -> những thứ trông từ xa thì tốt hơn thực tế. Cái này chắc do 'hình ảnh chỉ mang tính minh họa' nhỉ các bạn?

Ví dụ
There are stars who firmly believe that distance lends enchantment and over-exposure kills the charismatic (sự lôi cuốn) and elusive aspect, which is critical to the idea of stardom.

'Ultimately, all of this depends on a willingness [by] practitioners working in their core areas to look critically at familiar principles and relate them to what is happening elsewhere,' he added. 'Sometimes, distance lends enchantment.'

But distance lends enchantment, they say, and perspective, too. Today, a resurgence of storytelling in books, television and movies has picked up the torch, bringing to life again the themes of World War I and its impact on soldiers and civilians. Last year’s “Wonder Woman” surprised fans by setting itself in the First World War, rather than the Second. Doing so abandoned the “good vs. evil” narrative common to World War II stories in favor of an exploration, through the eyes of the outsider Diana, of humanity’s capacity for evil.

Bích Nhàn

"Put some distance between" nghĩa là gì?

Không buộc bằng dây nhưng gắn chặt hơn bất cứ loại keo nào Photo by Snapwire on Pexels

'Put some distance between' = thêm khoảng cách vào giữa thứ gì -> cách xa khỏi ai/cái gì nhằm trốn thoát hoặc tránh né; xa cách

Ví dụ
While they trailed the idle Cardinals by two games entering Thursday night’s series finale against the Mets, the Cubs at least can put some distance between them and the sputtering third-place Brewers this weekend at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals, having already dismissed Pittsburgh from the division race last month, have the ability to put some distance between them and the Brewers this week. The 12-2 win Tuesday puts the Cardinals in position to win the series Tuesday, and then on Wednesday they have Jack Flaherty looming.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been the target of backlash (phản ứng dữ dội) after being accused of acting like celebrities (người nổi tiếng) rather than members of the British royal family. Although Meghan has been blamed for Harry’s recent disregard for royal traditions, the Duke of Sussex has reportedly been unhappy with his life in the royal family for quite some time. Following news of the couple’s private jet setting around Europe, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams believes the pair may try to put some distance between themselves and the royal family (hoàng gia).

Bích Nhàn

"Drive one out of mind" nghĩa là gì?

Tao tức lắm á, tức mà phải cầm cả cốc bia lên á!! Photo by: Les Anderson on Unsplash

"Drive out of mind" -> nghĩa là chọc tức ai đó đến mức phát điên.

Ví dụ
Balcony (ban công) tables overlook (nhìn ra) the civilized (văn minh) debauchery (trụy lạc) below, and the soundtrack is a mix of the usual anodyne (an ủi) electropop wallpaper and Rat Pack dance remixes, the latter a diabolical (ma quỷ) genre (thể loại) designed to drive you out of your mind.

This is also bigger than the dog and written vs. verbal instructions. You’re living with your boyfriend, not a copy of yourself. Any time you can base (dựa trên) your expectations (mong đợi) of him on who he really is — and when who he really is doesn’t drive you out of your mind — you’ll advance (đưa ra) the cause of your relationship immeasurably (vô cùng). Though the dog will be grateful (biết ơn) as well.

For instance, Mouth Moods begins with a loop (lặp) of the intro to Nine Days’ cheeseball 2000 hit “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” (you definitely know it, even if you don’t think you do), and reaches an early climax (cực điểm) when AC/DC’s Brian Johnson grunts “Back In Black” against the piano riff from Vanessa Carlton’s “1000 Miles.” If that sounds like the kind of thing that would bring you pleasure, as opposed (điều đối lập) to drive you out of your mind, you can listen below.

Ngọc Lân

"Saved by the bell" nghĩa là gì?

Chuông chưa reo đâu Photo by Sides Imagery from Pexels

'Saved by the bell' = được cứu bởi tiếng chuông (trong đấm bốc khi võ sĩ khi đang bị đếm thì tiếng chuông vang lên) -> được cứu hoặc thoát khỏi khó khăn, điều không may vào thời khắc quan trọng do sự can thiệp vào phút chót.

Ví dụ
Cormier nearly put away Oezdemir in the first round with a choke until there was a late save by the bell.

Finally, it was science class and then I was saved by the bell and saved by the fact that Dr. Hamrock was away at some type of workshop.

Once again, the Angel-Boy was saved by the bell. There was a general murmur (rì rầm) of relief at this respite (hoãn). The pause was slightly longer this time, though the Devil protested – his protest was greeted with jeers – and the atmosphere was electric

All bets were on Shirai as Marino’s loss in Honolulu suggested he had passed his peak. The Kōrakuen match attracted more than 40,000 spectators who watched as Shirai set a fast pace right from the start. In the seventh round, however, Marino caught Shirai by surprise with a powerful left hook that left him concussed. Shirai was saved by the bell but remained standing in a daze.

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"In a heartbeat" nghĩa là gì?

Cốc cốc cốc Photo by Natalie from Pexels

'In a heartbeat' = trong một nhịp tim -> rất nhanh, nhanh nhất có thể

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Honestly, Officer Dougal is a spin-off show that we would watch in a heartbeat and we think both men should seriously consider it.

Meltzer said: “I mean if they’re gonna treat him like this they’ll die if he goes to AEW. “I mean he’ll go there in a heartbeat and they won’t abuse (đối xử tồi tệ, lạm dụng) him there because those guys love him. So it’s kinda like, what are you doing?”

“We learned that our northern produce growers can lose their crops in a heartbeat, so we need a backup (dự phòng) plan,” she said. “Last year we went four days which was a ridiculous amount of time in hindsight (nhận thức muộn). So we’re going to be running it over two days just to make it run a little smoother and tighter.”

“In a heartbeat, we’re signing,” Masvidal said. “I’ve been chasing the belt for 16 years, but that’s such a fight for me, for the fans, for the sport, and it’s two Latin dogs just going at it. We haven’t seen that in the sport too much. We need to see it. You’re just going to lock up two dogs in the cage and let them go. Let’s find out what happens. That’s a fight I would love. If that fight gets offered, we’re taking it.”

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"Low-hanging fruit" nghĩa là gì?

Trên cây táo có một "trái táo" Photo by Pixabay on Pexels

'Low-hanging fruit' = quả ở vị trí thấp (dễ hái) -> (thứ) dễ dàng đạt được, (người) dễ bị thuyết phục, lừa gạt, giả mạo

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The burgeoning (đâm chồi) market for CBD, a health product derived from cannabis plants that avoid the “high” from marijuana, is considered “low-hanging fruit” for the nearly 600 Michigan farmers now growing hemp.

Interactive media, the world’s largest and fastest-growing media sector, could be the low hanging fruit for the New Zealand government when it comes to their industry transformation plans, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

For harnessing (khai thác) the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation (tự động hóa), Federal agencies are focusing attention on “low-hanging fruit,” or easily solvable problems, as a strategic approach to utilizing the emerging technologies.

“We can take a look at your entire customer base and run a query (câu hỏi) on all those accounts and see who is using Dropbox Business already, and if they are, we can flip that business your way and you can get paid on the business that they’re already paying for,” Zach Evans, partner account manager with Dropbox, told MSPs at XChange 2019, hosted by CRN parent The Channel Company. “We’re really big on low-hanging fruit at Dropbox. I want to dangle (đưa ra để nhử) the carrot of what we have to offer.”

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"Go pear-shaped" nghĩa là gì?

Ăn lê không mấy bạn? Photo by Renato Abati from Pexels

'Go pear-shaped' có từ pear-shape là hình quả lê, bạn có thể thấy phần giữa của quả lê hơi eo lại (giống đồng hồ cát) -> (tình huống, kế hoạch) bắt đầu gặp vấn đề, thất bại

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Politics and romance are not known to make good bedfellows (cùng phe), but now that both have seen their political careers go pear-shaped, perhaps the romance can blossom (hi vọng)?

Control begins as its heroine, Jesse Faden, walks into a functionally invisible skyscraper in New York City. Things go pear-shaped as soon as she crosses its threshold (ngưỡng cửa), and she’s just as puzzled as I am.

Anyone who gives public talks knows things can go pear-shaped when it comes to audience questions. But the woman asking an odd question about smell after a presentation on Parkinson's disease wasn't a crank (kì dị, lập dị). She's a super-smeller - she can actually smell the disease. And her nose could lead the way to earlier diagnosis and new treatments.

Occasionally we are called on to observe an abject (khốn khổ) lesson in how not to do things. In this case, some folks did us the favor of shooting a video of a stunt you should not try at home. If this particular maneuver is something you aspire to learn, I would like to take this opportunity to beseech (cầu xin) you: wear your gear while you’re attempting ill-advised high-speed shenanigans and/or hijinks. Things can and will go pear-shaped, so if you want to ride again tomorrow, at least put a helmet on first.

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"Miss the point" nghĩa là gì?

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'Miss the point' = bỏ qua/bỏ lỡ câu chuyện/vấn đề -> hiểu nhầm, hiểu sai ý

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Outsiders miss the point when comparing poor starts of Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce at Newcastle

Some folks miss the point of high school athletics and extracurricular activities (hoạt động ngoại khóa). They believe schools should be focused only on the academic side of the learning process.

Apparently some people feel they’re so intellectually superior to others they totally miss the point of the “cars, Kool-Aid, guns” comparisons. None of those things, including the ones designed to kill, will kill, unless the person in control of it wants to kill. We have a people problem. Not a gun problem.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation predicted (dự đoán) that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. While oft quoted and much challenged, the figure that the MacArthur Foundation were working to an estimated 750,000,000 tons of fish. What kind of fish? Do whales count? Such questions miss the point. In thirty years, I don't think we'll be sat on the beach asking if it's 750 million tons of plastic cue tips or shopping bags. It will already be in our waters, and it will already be too late.

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