Journey in Life: 04/08/19

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Monday, April 8, 2019

"Talk a mile a minute" nghĩa là gì?

Đáng suy ngẫm. Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash.
'Talk a mile a minute' = nói một dặm một phút, ý chỉ tốc độ nói rất nhanh hoặc rất vội vã.

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Robison describes (miêu tả) herself as family-oriented (người của gia đình), conservative (bảo thủ), and hard-working (chăm chỉ). “I’m quiet (im lặng) until you get to know me; then I talk a mile a minute,” she admitted (thú nhận).

The pair (cặp đôi) squeeze (ôm chặt) each other tight and talk a mile a minute – congratulating (chúc mừng) one another on new work, enquiring (hỏi thăm) about friends' health and comparing notes on their kids.

My wife and I both talked about how annoying (phiền toái) Silva was. He’s always screaming (la hét) about historical facts, and how they relate to the missions (nhiệm vụ). He’ll talk a mile a minute, which I’m guessing many people will find amusing (giải trí/buồn cười). Now, I have to admit, it was hysterical (kích động) when Wahlberg did the fast talking thing in a few of the Ted movies (one of them rattling off  (nói một lèo) a list of the most common names a white-trash (một cách nói xúc phạm những người da trắng nghèo khổ và ít học) woman would have).

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"Help him out of a fix" nghĩa là gì?

Cứu với! Photo by David Taffet on Unsplash.
'Help him of out of a fix' nghĩa là giúp ai đó thoát khỏi/ tránh được những rắc rối, hay tình huống nguy hiểm.

Ví dụ
General Hospital spoilers seem to be testing the waters for a romance between Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Finn (Michael Easton). The duo is, most likely, hurting due to recent events and they can provide comfort for each other. As for their respective beaus, someone will appear right in front of Anna. Meanwhile, Julian (William DeVry) will inch closer to Kim and help her out of a fix.

Jimmy King is bending over backwards (phía sau) to make Nicola feel good about herself in Emmerdale, but ends up jeopardising (gây nguy hiểm) his marriage when he asks Bernice to help him out of a fix with a snooty (kiêu kì) hotel receptionist (lễ tân khách sạn), Nick Miles tells Soaplife…

Loyalty (chương trình khách hàng thân thiết) to the airline, which employs about 40 people, is something the islanders have in abundance. It has served the islands for 44 years and every resident seems to have a story about how the staff went above and beyond to help them out of a fix.

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Trốn học không còn dễ

trường học tq áp dụng trí tuệ nhân tạo, nhận diện khuôn mặt để điểm danh học sinh

For harassed (căng thẳng, lo lắng) teachers and university staff struggling (vất vả, cố gắng) to keep tabs on which students have attended class, a new artificial intelligence-enabled system in China may be just what they have been looking for.

A Chinese university in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, has rolled out (triển khai) a class attendance system that enables students to sign in with verification codes via their mobile phones and issue auto-reminders to those who fail to show up on time, along with a warning about the risks of skipping class (bỏ tiết).

"Eat out of house and home" nghĩa là gì?

Thiên đường là đây chứ đâu Photo by Lidia Zajdzińska on Unsplash.
'Eat out of house and home' nghĩa là ăn hết sạch đồ trong nhà, một cách nói nhấn mạnh/phóng đại ám chỉ việc ăn nhiều, còn 'Out of house and home' là bị đuổi khỏi nhà, không còn nơi nào để ở.

Ví dụ
"That is one of the reasons why there is a plan in place for reaching an appropriate management level (mức độ quản lý phù hợp) for herd management areas," she said. "Our goal is for these animals to survive and thrive (phát triển) on the land, as well as to have a healthy land. They'll eat themselves out of house and home (if left unchecked), as well as any other creature that is roaming out in that area."

Deliveroo, which is using the stunt to celebrate Britain’s favourite foods, wants YOU to help eat them out of house and home.

The whole project (dự án) started with wanting to extend (mở rộng) a tiny utility room to accommodate (có chỗ chứa được) a bigger fridge. My two boys were eating me out of house and home, and it was impossible to fit everything in our combined fridge-freezer. 

They are the people of the region, the people with deep ties to country and place, the people who love their country. The internationalists (những người theo chủ nghĩa quốc tế) have been running them out of jobs, out of house and home, out of any hope for the future.

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