Journey in Life: "Cry for the moon" nghĩa là gì?

Friday, September 13, 2019

"Cry for the moon" nghĩa là gì?

Quay trở lại trái đất đi nào. Photo by Alex Rosario

"Cry/ask for the moon" = đòi (bằng được) mặt trăng -> nghĩa là đưa ra những yêu cầu không thực tế/vô lý và không thể nào xảy ra được.

Ví dụ
You are seditious (nổi loạn), you are a prairie (đồng cỏ, thảo nguyên) on fire, you are a barrel of gunpowder (thuốc súng), you cry for the moon, you are not fit for a fur coat; what have you to do with Home Rule?’

"AMS--they have asked for 14 days thinking that if they ask for stars, they will get the Moon. If they ask for the Moon, they will get the Earth. They have already taken five days of questioning, now they want 14 days," Singhvi argued before court.

Most of us will recall MG for a different sort of car than this. Morris Garages’ sports cars were legendary (huyền thoại), but of the past. And while it’s easy to criticise the company’s Chinese owners for squandering (phung phí) history in favour of a range of undistinguished (tầm thường, kém) family hatchbacks and SUVs (a smaller SUV is on the way next year), that’s a little unfair. As Thorney notes, while enthusiasts would “cry for the moon... the first need for survival is a saleable (có thể bán được) product”.

Bin Kuan

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