Journey in Life: 05/01/19

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"Curdle his blood" nghĩa là gì?

blood orgy. Photo courtesy Ziegfried Rasmuson.

'Curdle one's blood' nghĩa là làm ai khiếp sợ, kinh hãi.

Ví dụ
On Tuesday, residents (cư dân) of the historic Bo-Kaap neighbourhood (hàng xóm, vùng lân cận), in Cape Town, were rocked by the blood-curdling screams (tiếng thét) of a French tourist (khách du lịch) who’d fallen victim (nạn nhân) to armed robbery (cướp có vũ trang), something that has become a regular occurrence (xảy ra thường xuyên) in the crime-ridden (tội ác hoành hành) Mother City.

Even Republicans who at one point were highly critical of Trump have rallied around the presumptive nominee with remarkable efficiency. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who once said of Trump “some of the things he’s said, they curdle my blood,” has since endorsed him.

When a man is forced into early retirement (nghỉ hưu sớm) he propped (chống đỡ) up his disappointment by leaning back (dựa vào) on his brother (em trai) he trusted (tin tưởng) with huge investments (khoản đầu tư kếch xù) and a woman he trusted with a big heart. But cold-blooded betrayal (phản bội) curdles his blood enough for murder (giết người) and suicide (tự tử) to suddenly look like poetic (đầy thi vị, nên thơ) justice (công lý).

Phạm Hạnh