Journey in Life: 01/09/19

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

"Be tied (up) in knots" nghĩa là gì?

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'Be tied (up) in knots' nghĩa là bối rối, lúng túng, lo lắng...

Ví dụ
SOKRATIS was not happy at being tied in knots by Liverpool star Mo Salah — sparking a tunnel bust-up during Arsenal's 5-1 defeat at Anfield.

Boehner and Ryan let themselves be tied in knots by the “Hastert rule” — named after a former GOP speaker — under which they pledged not to bring legislation (dự luật) to the floor unless it had the support of a majority (đa số) of the majority caucus (họp kín). Pelosi knows the speaker’s proper role is not to blindly (mù quáng) obey consensus, but to actively (chủ động) shape (định hình, hình thành) it.

Cook spoke out the loudest among his CEO colleagues about the need for the tech industry to take a stand against white supremacy (thượng tôn da trắng). “At Apple, we believe technology needs to have a clear point of view. This is no time to get tied up in knots. We only have one message for those who seek to push hate (hận thù), division (chia rẽ), or violence (bạo lực): You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here".

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