Journey in Life: 07/20/19

Saturday, July 20, 2019

"Break out in a cold sweat" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: Jose Luis Haces 

"Break out in a cold sweat" = toát mồ hôi lạnh -> chỉ sự lo lắng, sợ hãi. 

Ví dụ 
It’s the number one thing my partner and I don’t talk about. Well, I shouldn’t say we don’t talk about it. He tries; I break out into a cold sweat and my left eye starts twitching (co giật). 

In an exercise looking at beliefs (nhìn vào niềm tin), I asked the group how many people love flying and how many hate it? About half loved it, especially turbulence (hỗn loạn, bất an), and the other half broke out in a cold sweat at the mere mention of the word. 

According to a 2019 survey from market research company (công ty nghiên cứu thị trường) Leger, sponsored by Banana Boat, one in two Canadians aren't applying enough sunscreen (kem chống nắng) to protect themselves from harmful rays (tia có hại), and nearly a quarter say they don't wear any sunscreen at all. As a former beauty editor and devoted sun safety advocate (ủng hộ), these numbers make me break out in a cold sweat. 

Thu Phương 

"In the cold light of day" nghĩa là gì?

Mọi thứ đều sắc nét hơn khi trời sáng. Photo by Egle Sidaraviciute on Unsplash 

"In the cold light of day" = trong ánh sáng lạnh lẽo của ban ngày -> (khi) cân nhắc/ xem xét sự việc một cách bình tĩnh, vô tư, bỏ qua cảm xúc. "Light of day" tượng trưng cho sự hiểu biết, sáng suốt còn "cold" ở đây có nghĩa là lạnh lùng, vô cảm. 

Ví dụ 
When you really analyse it, in the cold light of day, they’ve no excuse (không bào chữa) on Sunday. They had chances earlier in the game to put up a score and have Kilkenny chase you. 

Losing fan favourites is hard, but in the cold light of day Pochettino could argue that the fans also want trophies (cúp) and those players did not deliver those for them in the big moments. 

Yes, it’s over. It’s all done and dusted (hóa bụi). The closest final we will likely ever see. But it wasn’t as satisfying (thỏa mãn) as it could have been. To think about it in the cold light of day, the side with the most depth snuck through (lẻn qua). 

Thu Phương 

"A zero-tolerance policy" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng bắt em anh ơi!!! Photo courtersy: Keith Allison 

"A zero-tolerance policy" = chính sách không khoan nhượng - Không bỏ qua bất cứ lỗi nào. Chính sách này áp dụng các hình phạt nghiêm khắc đối với một hành vi phạm tội hoặc hành vi bị cấm mà không có ngoại lệ hay giảm nhẹ tình tiết. 

Ví dụ 
The Centre has adopted (áp dụng) a ‘zero tolerance’ policy to tackle terrorism (giải quyết vấn đề khủng bố) and the security forces (lực lượng an ninh) have been given a ‘free hand’ to deal with the menace (mối đe dọa). 

Fourth of July celebrations are just hours away and this year police in Everett are taking a "Zero Tolerance Policy" when it comes to illegal fireworks. If detectives (trinh thám) see them in Everett, they will take them up and people could get a ticket. 

A new report on the Trump administration's ill-fated (bất hạnh) "zero tolerance" policy reveals that children who were separated from their parents in the spring of 2018 are still in U.S. custody (giám hộ) and details instances in which infants (trẻ nhỏ) as young as 4 months old were held by the government for nearly half a year. 

Thu Phương 

"Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: Marian Kloon 

"Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other" = 6 cái này và nửa tá cái kia -> không khác gì nhau. 

Ví dụ 
It might even have been his fault, or at any rate, six of one and half a dozen of the other, so stop torturing (ngừng hành hạ) yourself and write it all off as craziness on everyone's part. 

“It is six, one half a dozen of another as far as I am concerned,” Newsome said. “What does matter is who are you going to put in those positions that is going to care about the children you have in the school district?” 

A witness (nhân chứng) branded it ‘an unpleasant street’ (con đường khó chịu) and said it was ‘like a cattle market’ (chợ gia súc). The two men, both chemical workers, had again exchanged words at the works. Magistrates (quan tòa) dismissed the case, calling it ‘six of one, half a dozen of the other’, and ordering each party to pay their own costs. 

Thu Phương 

"Stand four-square behind " nghĩa là gì?

Hãy là cổ động viên văn minh các bạn nhé! Photo courtesy: Dork Syndrome Follow

"Stand four-square behind someone/something" có từ "four-square" nghĩa là sự vững chãi, kiên định. Cụm từ này có nghĩa là ủng hộ, giúp đỡ ai đó/ điều gì đó mạnh mẽ, hết mình. 

Ví dụ 
“We stand four square behind that agreement, four square behind the people of Hong Kong. There will be serious consequences if that internationally binding legal agreement (thỏa thuận pháp lý ràng buộc quốc tế) were not to be honoured (tôn trọng).” Hunt did not specify what those consequences would be. 

Scores of Capitol Hill GOPers took a dim view (cái nhìn mờ nhạt) of President Trump prior to the 2016 election. But most rallied (tụ họp) to his defense and many even heralded (báo trước) the findings of the Mueller report. Republicans (Đảng Cộng hòa) quickly learned they needed to stand foursquare behind Trump. 

Assad was more and more secure (an toàn) in Damascus; his rule had been tolerated (khoan nhượng) for so long by the rest of the world that any idea that it could be threatened by international outrage ceased to hold real power. The regime’s backers (người ủng hộ chế độ), in Iran and Russia, continued to stand four-square behind Assad and his internal allies (đồng minh nội bộ). 

Thu Phương 

"Do a double take" nghĩa là gì?

Chưa bao giờ hết thu hút - Thiên thần Victoria's Secret. Photo courtesy: Diario El Universo 

"Do a double take" = thực hiện gấp đôi -> thể hiện phản ứng trước những tin bất ngờ/ nhìn lại ai đó hay vấn đề gì đó một lần nữa. 

Ví dụ 
Marketers looking to capture attention (thu hút sự chú ý) can take a lesson from a young boy’s roadside (lề đường) stand in Brigham City, Utah, which caused several to do a double take. 

The Jean Paul Gaultier suit (bộ đồ) featured the image of a woman's bare bust (ngực trần) and torso (thân mình) that aligned with (phù hợp) Jenner's actual body and probably required Instagram followers to do a double take. 

In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by local Houston media, Harden said he will be working on yet another move this summer, and this one might make referees (nhà phê bình) do a double take. 

Thu Phương 

"Once bitten twice shy" nghĩa là gì?

Lần sau nhớ rửa táo kỹ rồi hẵng ăn nhé! Photo courtesy: Gaia Pazzagli 

"Once bitten, twice shy" = một lần bị cắn, lần sau tránh -> ý chỉ bài học nhớ đời, một lần bị tổn thương và sẽ không bao giờ có lần thứ hai. 

Ví dụ 
We’re quite clear that we consider (cân nhắc) Greenply Industries to be really rather risky (khá rủi ro), as a result of its debt. So we’re almost as wary (cẩn thận) of this stock as a hungry kitten is about falling into its owner’s fish pond: once bitten, twice shy, as they say. 

Once bitten, twice shy: It’s easy to see the appeal of pushing into (thúc đẩy vào) China for Google: it’s the single biggest market for internet users anywhere. However, it would be a very tricky (rất khó) relationship to manage, especially in the context of US concerns over censorship (kiểm duyệt), plus the trade war and tensions (căng thẳng) between the US and China. 

“I don’t think he will ever come back,” said the tuck shop (cửa hàng bánh kẹo) owner. “How is he going to pay the money back? I won’t ever invest in a Ponzi scheme (kế hoạch) again. Once bitten, twice shy. It is said that the police were also investing in the scheme, so the community no longer trusts the police.” 

Thu Phương 

"In one fell swoop" nghĩa là gì?

Quyết định mua trong vòng một nốt nhạc! Photo by Eddy Lackmann on Unsplash

"In one fell swoop" = trong một cú ngã bổ nhào -> quyết định/ hành động được thực hiện nhanh chóng. 

Ví dụ: 
“I’ve always been an admirer of sneakers (yêu giày thể thao) but I didn’t know much about it,” he said. “I thought this was, in one fell swoop, the opportunity to have a world-class collection (bộ sưu tập đẳng cấp thế giới) that I could build upon over the next 25 years.” 

Ex-JP Morgan staffer (cựu nhân viên) Stephanie Hackett, is now a partner in Evercore's RIA. With 25% of shares (cổ phần) set aside, Evercore Wealth Management makes three women 'partners' in one fell swoop at , but don't call it affirmative action (hành động quả quyết), says US Trust spin-off (kết quả). 

Would you like to solve a lot of the traffic and affordable housing (giá cả nhà ở hợp lý) issues in our Bay Area cities, with one fell swoop? Well, just take a look at the map of the N3 Cattle Company ranch (điều hành trại nuôi gia súc) in the East Bay Times article titled “Bay Area Cattle ranch goes up for sale”. 

Thu Phương 

"On the up and up" nghĩa là gì?

Đang trên đà phát triển. Photo by Fab Lentz

"On the up and up" -> Đang cải thiện và đi lên mạnh mẽ, đang ngày càng thành công.

Ví dụ
An honest (thật thà, trung thực) person is “on the up and up.” An improving person is “on the up.” DeMarcus Lawrence might have been honest and improving when he spoke about his health.

I think we're on the up and up now. We're just going to try to close out more games get more results and hopefully push for a playoff spot.

AARP member, Margo Chesebro says, “The important thing for me is the price of pharmaceuticals (dược, việc mua bán thuốc). I happen to take an inhaler (máy thở oxi) that has gone up from $500 a month to almost $1,000 a month.” AARP member, John Fox says, “We can’t let it keep going up and up and up it has the change.” That change being addressed (được giải quyết, xử lý) by all four candidates (thí sinh, người ứng cử). Each supports allowing Medicare (chương trình của chính phủ Mỹ về việc chăm sóc người già) to negotiate (thương lượng) drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies.

Bin Kuan

"Be the butt of the joke" nghĩa là gì?

Lại giấu đồ chơi của tui ở đâu rồi?! Photo courtesy: Jennet

"Be the butt of the joke" = cái mông của trò đùa -> trở thành đối tượng của trò đùa, giễu cợt. 

Ví dụ 
They may also be supported by a dwarf (lùn, còi cọc) entertainer, a person whose career involves being the butt of the joke, a person who is always laughed at but never with. 

No, the problem was that he’s mocked (chế nhạo, nhạo báng) for it and made the butt of jokes about his weight far too many times in Endgame; one fat joke could have been an insensitive mistake (sai lầm vô cảm), but a host of them made for an awful pattern (hình mẫu kinh khủng). 

“My hair has been a running joke for a long time,” she told Arizona Mirror. Her long hair is often the butt of jokes among her legislative colleagues (đồng nghiệp lập pháp), so using her hair as a ploy (mánh khóe) for fundraising (gây quỹ) for LD24 schools seemed somewhat natural, Longdon said. 

Thu Phương

Bài trước: "Take a joke" nghĩa là gì? 

"Take a joke" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: B Lacy Photography 

"Take a joke" = chịu được/ hiểu được trò đùa của người khác.

Ví dụ
Oh come on Air Force, can't you take a joke? It's all in good fun. 

Disclaimer (cảnh báo): this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer. 

My audience can take a joke. What I would say about my audience is that they drink, they can take a joke and they tip big. 

Grant me (ban cho tôi), O Lord, a good sense of humour. Allow me the grace (chiếu cố) to be able to take a joke, to discover, to discover in life a bit of joy, and to be able to share it with others.

Thu Phương 

"A cushy number" nghĩa là gì?

Làm việc chăm chỉ để cuối tháng nhận lương chứ Photo by Snapwire on Pexels

'A cushy number' = một con số dễ chịu -> từ này để ám chỉ một tình huống dễ dàng, công việc không có nhiều áp lực và đặc biệt trả lương cao. Đây chính là mục tiêu của tất cả chúng ta phải không các bạn 'việc nhẹ lương cao' :D

Ví dụ
He got a cushy number after a failed business and always know the pension (trợ cấp) from the old days in FG was in the pot, so again , financially secure and THAT’S what its all about at the end of the day.

Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Đại sứ đặc mệnh toàn quyền) to the United States of America may be one of the top jobs in the diplomatic service - but it is not a cushy number, as Sir Kim Darroch found out this week.

Given that MSPs earn a more than comfortable salary of £62,149, a two-month break seems rather indulgent (chiều chuộng). The impression of a cushy number is reinforced (củng cố thêm) when Holyrood’s nine-week break is compared with the six-week Westminster recess (ngừng họp).

Bích Nhàn

"Vent your spleen" nghĩa là gì?

Aaaaaaaaaa. Photo by  Lacie Slezak

"Vent your spleen" -> Trút hết sự căm phẫn, hằn học vào ai.

Ví dụ
This was far from the righteous (người công chính) novelist’s first outing on the BBC, or the first opportunity they have given him to vent his spleen over Brexit and the ‘deplorable’ (đáng trách) decision of those ignorant (dốt nát) enough to vote in Donald Trump as President of the USA. Here he is speaking to a strangely non-confrontational (không đối chất), non-hectoring (không ăn hiếp, bắt nạt) Emily Maitlis (winner of the TCW’s most biased (lệch, không tương xứng) BBC presenter award) about his book Pussy – described by the BBC as a ‘turbocharged satire’ about Trump – and about Brexit and democracy.

One aggrieved (bị buồn phiền) person who is ready to vent her spleen on the organizers if given the ample (nhiều, phong phú, rộng mở) opportunity is plus size Nollywood actress, Monalisa Stephen. According to her, the selection process (quá trình tuyển chọn) wasn’t free and fair because there is no fat person among the contesting housemates.

With the AFL season on our doorstep (ngưỡng cửa), our experts have ranked (xếp loại, xếp hạng) the 18 clubs and made the case for (as well as against) (đối đầu) each team making the top eight. Check out our interactive below, have your say on how the ladder (thang xếp, thang, phạm vi ghi) will shape up and, if you feel the need, vent your spleen in the comments section.

Bin Kuan

"Under the spotlight" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Eric Smart on Unsplash

"Under the spotlight" = dưới ảnh đèn sân khấu -> trung tâm của sự chú ý.

Ví dụ
The high standard of musicianship was under the spotlight in a special showcase performance at Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate. Talented young performers and singers from all age groups staged a lively concert for families and staff to mark the culmination (đỉnh cao) of another year of music making at the school.

The group came under the spotlight in 2016 when researchers (các nhà nghiên cứu) accused (buộc tội) it of helping spy (gián điệp) on an activist in the United Arab Emirates.

The mountain hosted its first-ever paragliding championship (vô địch dù lượn) back in 2004 and found itself under the spotlight. Over the years, the mountain has become an attraction for Turkish and international paragliders (người chơi dù lượn) who want to test their limits.

Ngọc Lân

"You can't be half pregnant" nghĩa là gì?

Suy nghĩ kĩ trước khi đặt bút kí nhé Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash

'You can't be half pregnant' = chỉ có đang có thai hoặc không có thai chứ không thể có "mang thai một nửa" được -> tình huống cần xác định rõ ràng, chắc chắn hoặc cam kết bạn có thể tham gia/liên quan hoàn toàn tới mức độ nào.

Ví dụ
"You can't be half-pregnant. You're either channel-focused or you're not," Casey said. "It's now time that they grow up a little bit and find other partners in order to espouse (tham gia vào, ủng hộ) the value that Bitglass has already demonstrated in the marketplace."

As a good buddy (bạn) once told me, “you can’t be half-pregnant”, so if the Blue Jays are going to commit to a rebuild (xây dựng lại) and roll out a young lineup (đội hình) on a regular basis, I hope they’re willing to prioritize (ưu tiên) the same for their young pitching talent.

I know you can’t be half pregnant and if we plan to legalize (hợp pháp hóa) casinos and gambling (trò cờ bạc) this is the path that seems inevitable (không thể tránh khỏi). I just worry putting a slot machine in everyone’s pocket is going to lead to some families not being able to make next month’s rent.

Bích Nhàn

"Live off the land" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Andreas Wagner on Unsplash

"Live off the land" -> cố gắng sống sót, sinh tồn bằng cách ăn những gì có thể tạo ra, có thể săn bắn, hoặc có trong tự nhiên.

Ví dụ
Speaking to exclusively to, Ben Cartwright who plays Rasputin in the series said: “I find it really interesting to think of him as this holy wanderer (người nay đây mai đó), this religious pilgrim (người hành hương tôn giáo), restless spirit (tinh thần không bao giờ mệt mỏi) who is seeking salvation (sự cứu rỗi) and enlightenment (giác ngộ). “He found god in all things, especially the Russian landscape and he would take himself away on retreats (tĩnh tâm) for years in complete isolation (hoàn toàn cô lập) and live off the land.

A Gemini Spacecraft VIII capsule that he flew in March 16, 1966, is on display that was designed by NASA. A Aeronca 7AC Champion plane that Armstrong learned to fly in 1946 at the Port Koneta in Wapakoneta when he was 16 is at the museum. There are photos of Armstrong learning to live off the land during emergency earth landings training, and a machete (mã tấu) during survival training (huấn luyện sinh tồn) in Panama.

Many believe Somerset is derived from (có nguồn gốc từ) an Old English word meaning "people living at or dependent on Somerton", the Independent reports. To this day, Somerset still has a market town called Somerton. Situated on the River Cary, it has a population of just 5,000 people. Others believe Somerset was named by the ancient Welsh Celts and Saxons, as they could only live off the land during the summer months.

Ngọc Lân

"Hide face in shame" nghĩa là gì?

Ngại quá hơ? Photo by Caleb Woods

"Hide face in shame" -> Che mặt lại vì ngại ngùng và e thẹn.

Ví dụ
BMO said the PDP and its leaders should hide their faces in shame for supporting corruption (sự hối lộ, tham nhũng).

I thought by now Okorocha should be hiding his face in shame after he lost his bid (sự đấu giá, sự công bố) to install his son in-law (con rể) and win his senatorial (thượng nghị sĩ) election.

The year's barely begun and already the headlines (tiêu đề) make you want to hide your face in shame. Watching Sajid Javid or Chris Grayling or Theresa May is so embarrassing the first instinct (bản năng) is to try and close the curtains (bức màn, bức thành) around the country, so no-one can see what a mess we're making of it.

According to Vanguard, Frank said the chairman (chủ tịch) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (ủy ban) (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu needs to hide his face in shame.

Bin Kuan

"Well begun is half done" nghĩa là gì?

Sắp về đích rồi Photo by RUN 4 FFWPU from Pexels

'Well begun is half done' = khởi đầu tốt là coi như xong một nửa -> ý nói nếu chuẩn bị tốt, làm tốt ngay từ đầu thì những phần sau cũng sẽ dễ dàng hơn. Các cụ nhà mình có câu 'đầu xuôi đuôi lọt' cũng khá giống với cụm này đấy các bạn.

Ví dụ
If well-begun is half-done, Shah looks already halfway through — at least with regard to how politics in Kashmir has changed since the day he assumed office on June 1, 2019.

So if you're planning to start your fitness journey right about now, then check out these latest fitness trackers that will become the apple of your eye in no time. After all, well begun is half done.

Less is more in the post-production if things were handled right in the production (sản xuất) because well begun is half done. On that account, the last thing that you should give the utmost (cực kì) importance apart from the video editors (biên tập, chỉnh sửa) is the audio editing software.

Bích Nhàn

"Half-dead" nghĩa là gì?

Trông xe để tao chợp mắt tí nhé Photo by HARSH KUSHWAHA from Pexels

'Half-dead' = chết một nửa -> từ này dùng để miêu tả cảm giác quá mệt mỏi, kiệt sức, mệt muốn chết ấy các bạn :)

Ví dụ
All around, people looking half-dead. Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head (đầu que diêm).

Since his acquittal (trả xong nợ), the actor has maintained a low profile. In his interview tonight with ABC News, he explains that he’s tempted to go back to acting, but isn’t sure he has it in him. “You say, ‘Well why don’t you work?’” Blake is quoted as saying. “‘Cause I’m half dead.”

Opening up about her bond (mối quan hệ) with Mr Nibbles, she told her 1.6million Instagram followers: ‘After I gave birth and felt half dead all the time, after the rage (giận dữ) and the tears, after my heart exploded with caring and understanding, before any diagnosis (chẩn đoán), I searched for this horse (tiếng lóng: ma túy).

Bích Nhàn

"Hope against hope" nghĩa là gì?

Hi vọng vào một tương lai tươi sáng. Photo by: Ben White on Unsplash

"Hope against hope" = hi vọng nối tiếp hi vọng -> tiếp tục hi vọng, trông mong vào một điều gì đó ngay cả khi điều đó là vô vọng, chẳng bao giờ có thể xảy ra.

Ví dụ
As shown for years in these pages, Darwinians commit two fouls (phạm lỗi) in their scientific papers (bài báo khoa học) about the Cambrian explosion. One is to completely ignore the arguments by Darwin skeptics (hoài nghi) for intelligent design. The second is to hope against hope that a suggestion here or there might “shed light” on the Cambrian radiation. Each time, they issue promissory (phát hành) notes that someday Darwin’s Doubt may no longer “remain inexplicable (không thể giải thích).” Their critics should say, “Time’s up. You guys lost.”

U.S. homeland security (Bộ An ninh Nội địa) leaders, federal prosecutors (công tố viên liên bang), and perhaps most Members of Congress hope against hope they've done all they can to deter (ngăn cản) Americans from joining global jihadist groups that want to harm their own country and kill fellow citizens. Enhanced investigative (tăng cường điều tra) powers and stiff prison sentences are the tools of the trade.

The three-quarters (ba phần tư 3/4) of voters who reject a no-deal Brexit could only hope against hope that, just possibly, Hunt might defy the odds (thành công dù ko ai nghĩ sẽ vậy) and persuade the Brexit-crazed old white men of the Tory tribe to think again. No longer. The only useful role for the inevitable loser in the Conservative leadership contest was to pull the next prime minister back into the realms of reality (cõi thực tại).

Ngọc Lân

"Half the battle" nghĩa là gì?

Bộ môn cần rất nhiều nỗ lực và thời gian Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels

'Half the battle' = một nửa nỗ lực (battle) -> phần chính, phần quan trọng của một mục tiêu hay nhiệm vụ.

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“I feel like cause they hadn’t paid attention for so long, until now. There was only one. So, I feel like now there’s a few more and that’s half the battle. And a lot has happened with R&B and it kind of opened doors to now, and welcomed more girls in.

At Michigan, beating (đánh bại) Ohio State is half the battle, and that unlocks (mở ra) everything else. For the first time in five years at Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh didn't side-step the preseason (trước mùa giải) hype (quảng cáo rùm beng) around the Wolverines at Big Ten Media Days.

For most children, getting used to wearing skates (giày trượt băng) is half the battle. "The skates themselves are very heavy and awkward feeling," Chiappa said. "I equate (thăng bằng) them to pointe shoes (mũi giày) a lot of the time. Your foot is squished (đè) and it's not very comfortable. So if you can get them to feel comfortable in their skates, they'll start to feel more comfortable on the ice."

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"Be the spice of life" nghĩa là gì?

Bạn đã từng thử cảm giác này chưa? Photo by  Kristopher Roller

"Be the spice of life" = Gia vị cuộc sống -> Nhiều trải nghiệm trong cuộc sống mới làm cho cuộc sống của bạn thêm thú vị, phấn khởi, vui mừng và có giá trị.

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Variety (sự đa dạng) in artistic expression (việc thể hiện khả năng nghệ thuật) is the spice of life for Marcia Thomason of Cabin Point. Samples of her flair (năng khiếu) for weaving (dệt), silk scarf (khăn quàng cổ bằng lụa) painting, drawing and painting are the focus of this month’s Pop’n Art show at the Westmoreland County Museum’s original building in Montross. It opens with an artist’s reception (sự đón tiếp, sự tiếp nhận) Wednesday, August 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Simply put, less is more (ít thì nhiều, đơn giản thì càng tốt hơn). Variety may well be the spice of life, but when you intend to live with something every day, calmness and longevity (sự trường thọ) is key. Choose modular (khối kết cấu) items that work together seamlessly (nhuần nhuyễn) and you can use them over and over, wherever you might move.

"The spice of life." For those who have sown the miniscule seeds (gieo rắc những hạt giống nhỏ xíu), then impatiently (không kiên nhẫn) waited for just the right moment (thời điểm thích hợp) to harvest (thu hoạch) and explore the storage of fresh herbs from the garden, that's a saying of complete sustenance (phương tiện sinh sống, sự nuôi dưỡng).

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"Half the time" nghĩa là gì?

Thời gian là vàng bạc Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash

'Half the time' = một nửa thời gian -> phần lớn/phần chính thời gian. Đôi lúc nó cũng được sử dụng với nghĩa như 'sometimes' là thi thoảng, đôi khi

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Mr David said his company had half the time it normally took to build a hub (trung tâm) for an international sporting event.

One of the things I tell a group right from the start, even though I’m old enough to be their parent, that they do not call me sir, do not call me ‘the bus driver’. And I tell them “My name is Andy.” Half the time some of them will yell out “Can we call you daddy?” I said “That’s OK!”

After spending four years in its reconstruction (xây dựng lại) and design, the Peak Design team worked from the ground up to eliminate (loại bỏ) dead space and minimize (giảm thiểu tối đa) packed-down size. The good news is that you can deploy this stand in half the time as traditional tripods – making it super agile (tiện dụng)!

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"Not half bad" nghĩa là gì?

Quẩy lên! Photo by Lukas Eggers on Unsplash

'Not half bad' = một nửa không tệ lắm -> khá tốt, không tệ như mình nghĩ ban đầu

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The Threadripper (tên một dòng CPU) is for big PCs designed for big, extremely intensive workloads. The TDP is higher than a regular Ryzen at 180W, but given the performance (thể hiện, làm việc), it's still not half bad.

With the M, you can just hold it up to your face and sing or speak into it. Obviously, the quality (chất lượng) won't be quite the same as if you plugged in your trusty SM57, but it's not half bad either.

Kat Von D was one of the first celebrities (người nổi tiếng) to rock face tattoos (hình xăm) and for the time, her ink isn't that bad. If Kat Von D had gotten her face tattoos today, they'd likely be very different, however, for getting them in the early 2000s, they're not half bad.

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"Cheap and cheerful" nghĩa là gì?

Tiệm bán sách cũ với giá cực yêu thương. Photo by

"Cheap and cheerful" = Rẻ và vui mừng -> Từ lóng để nói về cái gì đó rẻ, đơn giản nhưng có sức hút và cảm thấy vui sướng.

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SUN SAVERS Cheap and cheerful ways to keep kids amused (thích thú) on long road journeys (trong chuyến hành trình dài) this summer — plus book your Hols from £9.50 in over 225 parks in UK and Europe.

It was once a cheap and cheerful YouTube series. But then the streaming giant threw (rút) $100m at it and now the low-stakes (tiền đặt cược nhỏ) charm (sức hấp dẫn, mê hoặc) has been lost.

Whether they’re cheap and cheerful first-team fillers (người làm đầy, bước đệm) or smart deals for a diminished dime (sự rẻ tiền được co hẹp lại, bớt lại), here at we’ve taken a look at the players you should be signing.

“The first time I did any barbecuing was in my future wife (vợ tương lai) Caroline’s then house before we’d actually started going out. It was a very simple barbecue, cheap and cheerful, using real charcoal (than), the kind you’d buy now for about €15.

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"Hold your head high" nghĩa là gì?

Phải luôn tự tin trong cuộc sống... Photo by: Caique Silva on Unsplash

"Hold your head high" = ngẩng cao đầu -> việc ngẩng cao đầu cho thấy sự tự tin và tự hào, đặc biệt khi được dùng như một ngôn ngữ cơ thể thì sẽ cho thấy một người nào đó không cảm thấy xấu hổ vì một hành động hay sự việc.

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As a family, we are thankful that gymnastics has been such a huge part of Emma’s life. Teenagers, especially girls, get put through the self-confidence gauntlet from middle school until high school ends. The peer pressure (áp lực bạn bè), social media, boys, clothes and makeup – all normal teen drama. Gymnastics was always there to help her. The ability to face fear, remain focused under pressure, persevere (kiên gan, bền chí) when challenged and hold your head high no matter what has happened, are all skills that she developed (phát triển) over the years.

Check out your dressing style, be prim (đứng đắn) and proper (thích hợp), hold your head high, walk with confident strides (những bước tiến tự tin), try to have a smile on your face. First impressions go a long way in how relationships will take shape.

"The little things make a big difference,” Sanders said. “If you give your opponent (đối thủ) anything, like one baserunner, that can be the thing that beats you. Always hold your head high and don’t give your opponent anything.”

My philosophy is not just athletics (vận động viên) and students, but their overall wellbeing (tình trạng hạnh phúc, khỏe mạnh tổng thể). Best compliments I receive are when we get beaten by bigger schools and people notice the amazing attitude (thái độ) our kids have, their encouragement and in contrast (ngược lại với) to the world. That is something else I want to bring to the table for our athletes, never hang their head low, always hold your head high because God is with you.

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