Journey in Life: 06/14/19

Friday, June 14, 2019

"A sticky situation" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Maurizio Pesce.

'A sticky situation' có từ sticky là dính, nhớt, bầy nhầy, nhớp nháp -> từ này nghĩa là một tình huống rất đáng ngại ngùng, đáng xấu hổ, khó khăn.

Ví dụ
A sticky situation: 18600 kilograms of honey spilled on highway.

MILEY Cyrus has got herself in a sticky situation – taking a bath in pink milkshake.

In the Philippines, mango merchants find themselves in a sticky situation: The Philippines government has a dastardly (hèn nhát, bỉ ổi, hèn hạ, đê tiện, ném đá giấu tay), delicious dilemma (tiến thoái lưỡng nan): The country can’t figure out what to do with 2m kilograms of extra mangoes.

The point of the story is that with the U.S. government ban on Huawei's products being manufactured by American providers and companies, the Chinese firm is now supposedly looking inwardly and working with local providers to create its next OS system. This could place Google and their Android OS in a sticky situation, and in competition.

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