Journey in Life: 04/13/19

Saturday, April 13, 2019

"Catch heat" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Joshua Newton on Unsplash.
'Catch heat' = bắt lửa -> nghĩa là trở thành mục tiêu cho cơn giận của ai đó, (đương tự nhiên) bị ai đó trút giận. 

Ví dụ
She acknowledged (thừa nhận) that she might catch heat from members of her party (đảng) for the move (động thái), saying that “my response is that, if we've learned anything from the 2016 election (bầu cử), it is that we can't have a country where we don't talk to those who disagree with our political views (quan điểm chính trị).”

On KWLM's Legislative (lập pháp) Review Show Saturday, Baker said he knew he would catch heat for his vote (phiếu bầu), but feels it's the right thing to do...

The kween (một cách viết queen: nữ hoàng) wasted no time taking to social media (mạng xã hội)  to share photos (and videos) of her post-baby body. Though she did catch heat for a few of them, what's most important is her health and confidence (sự tự tin).

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"On pins and needles" nghĩa là gì?

Se chỉ luồn kim. Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash.
'On pins and needles' có từ pin là đinh ghim, kim băng, từ needle là kim tiêm -> cụm từ này = (như) đi/dẫm trên kim/gai -> nghĩa là cảm giác lo lắng, căng thẳng; (có lẽ giống) cảm giác gai người, bồn chồn như (ngàn) kim châm, các mem nhỉ :)

Ví dụ
“I was on pins and needles when I heard it was going to be released (được thả),” Ms. Leshin said in a telephone interview (phỏng vấn) from her office at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. “It’s something that’s been talked about for a long time. ... Honestly, it exceeded even what I could have imagined!”

The statement continued: “As for the show itself, we know millions of fans are on pins and needles wondering what will happen now. Let us reassure (khẳng định lại) you, When Calls the Heart has always been bigger than the sum of its parts, and it HAS NOT BEEN CANCELED. With the full support of the network, we have gone on a creative hiatus (gián đoạn) to do some retooling (trang bị lại) on the remaining Season 6 episodes. That process has already begun. Hope Valley will return to your TV screens as soon as we can bring the episodes to you.”

Now, the media is on pins and needles waiting to see what Trump will have to say about all this, as the world waits to see what will become of the Assange extradition request.

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