Journey in Life: 03/28/19

Thursday, March 28, 2019

"Cause a scene" nghĩa là gì?

lại biểu tình. Photo by roya ann miller on Unsplash.
'Cause a scene' nghĩa là lớn tiếng, đặc biệt giận dữ ở nơi công cộng (giống một kiểu làm loạn để lôi kéo sự chú ý của mọi người).

Ví dụ
When Gypsy hides behind Scott, Dee Dee promises (hứa) that if she comes home, she won’t stop her from seeing Scott. And in the moment, Dee Dee almost seems reasonable until you remember everything else that has happened on this show. But when her daughter doesn’t budge (nhúc nhích, động đậy) and Dee Dee threatens to cause a scene, the game finally ends and Gypsy agrees to leave with her, thinking that perhaps her mother meant it when she said she wouldn't keep her from Scott.

Elders said she's perfectly comfortable breastfeeding (cho con bú) in public (nơi công cộng), but she didn't want to cause a scene, so she let the guard (bảo vệ) show her to a private room where she could breastfeed. She said the encounter almost brought her to tears. 

All night, Juliette has smartly (một cách thông minh) kept her distance (giữ khoảng cách) from Alex, but eventually (cuối cùng thì) he stumbles (vấp) over to her and she tells him this night isn’t about them and she doesn’t want to cry and cause a scene so she walks away.

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"Have eye in the back of your head" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mathieu Stern on Unsplash.
'Have eye in the back of your head' nghĩa là tường tận mọi thứ xảy ra xung quanh mình (hoặc ai đó), hay thường được ví như "có mắt đằng sau gáy".

Ví dụ
DART: We all know that some of the most dangerous (nguy hiểm nhất) places (nơi, chốn) in Delaware County are Wawa parking lots (chỗ đậu xe), especially the new super Wawas that come complete with gas pumps. You almost have to have eyes in the back of your head to snake (đi ngoằn ngoèo (như rắn trườn)) your way through the cacophony (lộn xộn, hổ lốn) of cars in these crammed (đông đúng, nhồi nhét) lots.

You gotta be good investigators (điều tra viên) in this position, but you almost also need to have eyes in the back of your head. Expect a lot of looking over your shoulder during this episode — there is really no other way to ensure your safety when the dust settles.

Choosing the landing site (vị trí hạ cánh) can be quite difficult, but you’re never in a situation where you can’t find anywhere at all. There will always be somewhere, but you just might not get as close to the incident (sự cố) as you would like. Crowd control can also be a bit of a challenge. Everywhere we land, we attract a crowd due to the noise of the aircraft. Meeting people is one of the best parts of the job, but also very energy zapping (tiêu hao sinh lực/năng lượng). You have to have eyes in the back of your head as you need to make sure there’s no one hanging off the back of the helicopter (trực thăng)! But it’s great to engage with the public.

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"Brazen it out" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Bekah Russom on Unsplash.
'Brazen it out' là hành động một cách tự tin, tỏ ra tự tin khi cảm thấy sợ sệt hay không chắc chắn (coi như không có chuyện gì xảy ra dù có thể đang thấy rất lo lắng).

Ví dụ
While the airlines have complied (tuân thủ) (Indigo offers free drinking water in cups, while bottled mineral water is available for a charge), the track record of many restaurants have been dodgy (gian lận, không trung thực). This varies from either claiming that the RO Filter Machine at a restaurant is not working (a common ruse (thủ đoạn)), to placing mineral water bottles on every table and not offering regular water to the patron (khách hàng quen) unless he specifically asks for it. Some even brazen it out, opening a mineral water bottle in front of the diner and pouring it without asking (unless stopped) and then smoothly adding it to the final bill.

Bruce tried to sound convincing. “Three.” Harry frowned (nhíu mày). “But I thought … I thought that the Roadster was 3.5 litre. Are you sure?” Bruce decided to brazen it out. “Yes. It’s three.” 

After India exposed (để lộ) Pakistan's F-16 lies, Islamabad (thủ đô của Pakistan) tries to brazen it out, US seeks report. Pakistan likely to face strong scrutiny (kiểm soát).

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