Journey in Life: 04/03/19

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

"Burn up the road" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ralph Blvmberg on Unsplash.

'Burn up the road' nghĩa là di chuyển (với tốc độ) quá nhanh, = 'cháy đường'.

Ví dụ
Australian teams burn up the road on solar car race.

Boasting record sales of more than 10 million, the band continues to burn up the road performing over 120 tour-dates annually.

There's no big "settlement" in the offing, and Lawrence said she continues to "burn up the road" between her Leesburg home and her therapist's office in Tavares.

The breakfast was supported by 30 bikers clubs including the Roadrunners, Carbon, Tribal Cats, Road Eagles, Black Rock Rebels, Steel Wings and the Harley Davidson Club, as well as independent bikers who prefer to burn up the road alone.

Phạm Hạnh

"Have rocks in his head" nghĩa là gì?

Đua thôi. Photo by REVOLT on Unsplash.
'Have rocks in one's head' để chỉ một việc gì đó/ai đó rất ngớ ngẩn, ngu ngốc hay điên khùng; có giống với "có sỏi trong đầu" theo nghĩa dùng ở việt nam ko các bạn nhỉ?

Ví dụ
A group of local volunteers (người tình nguyện địa phương) has been working to open the quarry (mỏ đá) up to the public. Some may say they have rocks in their head, but proponent (người đề xuất), Debra Cadogan-Cowper said the quarry was a significant site (điểm quan trọng).

Simmons said the farm could put Taupo's reputation (danh tiếng) at risk. "I'm just appalled (lo sợ) when you consider the beauty and the pristine (nguyên sơ) nature and the economic benefits (lợi ích kinh tế) to Taupo from being clean and green and the trout fishery (câu cá hồi)." He said it's mindboggling (không thể tin được/dị thường/ngạc nhiên) the Minister of Conservation (Bộ trưởng Bộ bảo tồn), who'll be deciding on the proposal (đề xuất) in the next few weeks, could let it get this far. "Maggie Barry's got to have rocks in her head to even let anything like this near Lake Taupo...The conservation minister should be protecting Lake Taupo, not encouraging (khuyến khích) this sort of endeavour (cố gắng) around the lake."

Frank Lane “Pete” Charton may have earned a Ph.D (Tiến sĩ) in geology (địa chất) from Michigan State University, but he doesn’t have rocks in his head.

Bích Nhàn

"Built like a tank" nghĩa là gì?

kính dày lắm, không sợ. Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash.
'Built like a tank' để miêu tả một người hay một cấu trúc nào đó rất chắc chắn và khỏe (với người hay gọi là 'mình đồng da sắt').

Ví dụ
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been known to be built like a tank, but now thanks to Corporal Dakota Anderson, The Rock is now an actual tank!

Design (thiết kế) complaints (phàn nàn) aside, the Spigen Tough Armor is a really fantastic case (vỏ ốp). It's built like a tank, offers some of the best protection (bảo vệ) you'll find in this price range (mức giá), and even turns your S10 into a mini-movie theater in the blink of an eye (trong chớp mắt/trong nháy mắt).

Hafey has not seen any structural evaluations (đánh giá về kiến trúc) of the building, "but it's built like a tank. When you go in the basement (tầng hầm) and look up its amazingly structurally just magnificent (tuyệt diệu)."

Bích Nhàn