Journey in Life: 07/28/19

Sunday, July 28, 2019

"Bust your ass" nghĩa là gì?

Cưng à, cẩn thận chụy cho cưng nát mông đó nha! Photo courtesy: CJF Programs

"Bust one's ass (to do something)" hoặc "break one's ball to do something" có nghĩa là làm việc gì đó rất chăm chỉ, đến nỗi (ngồi) nát mông. Ngoài ra, "bust your ass" cũng dùng để nói khi cằn nhằn, khó chịu về ai đó. 

Ví dụ 
“Wendy is so gone, that when I see her, I’mma knock her face off (đánh bại cô ta). When I see you, bitch, I’m gonna get a charge. I’mma bust your ass,” she continued. 

"We've been doing this for a long time, and we've always had our heart in it no matter where we were," Aaron said. "And we'd bust our ass and make them a lot of money. And now, we get to make the money. And we will still get to bust our ass and do it for us. And it's great." 

I can’t say nothing bad about Oscar because he gave me an opportunity and I am very thankful for it. It’s just one of those things as a promoter (người quảng bá), you’ve got to do your homework. You know a perfect example is Dana White. He does his homework, he busts his ass and he does it for the MMA crowd and not just for his family but for fighters (võ sĩ) and their future. 

Thu Phương 

"Stop, look, and listen" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Lily Banse on Unsplash

"Stop, look, and listen" = dừng lại, quan sát và lắng nghe -> thận trọng, cẩn trọng và biết nhận thức sự nguy hiểm, nhạy cảm của một sự việc. Hoặc có thể hiểu đơn giản là sự cẩn thận khi qua đường, phải dừng lại, quan sát và nghe ngóng xem có chiếc xe nào đi ngang qua hay không.

Ví dụ
If I decide on something it has to be done immediately (làm ngay tức thì) which is really silly. It’s always better to stop, look and listen, wait. It’s almost like crossing the road.

The second comes in the form of a recommendation (lời gợi ý): Be careful. Stop, look, and listen to everything that is going on around you so that you are safe. There is an astonishing amount of traffic (mật độ giao thông choáng ngợp) on our small village roads, created by a dizzying variety of vehicles, not all of which, sadly, are operated by people paying strict (nghiêm ngặt) attention. Obey the rules (tuân thủ luật lệ), cross at crosswalks, come to a full stop at a stop sign, don’t ride side-by-side on the mopeds, and try not to stop and have a chat in the middle of the road.

What’s current should be obvious, though it seems we often get so caught up in the day to day that we don’t stop, look and listen. Stopping might actually be the hardest part. There are always too many things to do, so how can we stop to read an article (bài báo), to go to a boat show or conference (hội nghị)? But these kinds of “breaks” are important, and so is stopping and looking at what’s happening at your own facility and in your own “neighborhood.”

Ngọc Lân

"Every minute counts" nghĩa là gì?

Thời gian là vàng, chậm một phút là một mạng sống nguy kịch. Photo by: Jay Heike on Unsplash

"Every minute counts" nghĩa là mỗi phút đều quan trọng, chỉ cần một phút giây nào dài thêm cũng sẽ ảnh hưởng đến kết quả /hậu quả việc gì, thường dùng trong các trường hợp khẩn cấp, thời gian là vàng.

Ví dụ
Fortunately, if you would like to see him again soon, he has been added to the MLS homegrown roster (danh sách đội nhà) to play against Chivas de Guadalajara’s U-20 team on Tuesday, July 30th. Every minute counts for young players, so to play with some of the best young players in the league and against some of the best in the region will be very valuable (giá trị). It will be very exciting to see him grow from this year going into next.

Assistant County Attorney Paige Starkey asked during sentencing (kết án) for a 30-year term, noting that Colton died of a "catastrophic (thảm khốc, thê thảm) head injury (chấn thương đầu). Every minute counts. The brain was swelling (sưng tấy) inside the skull." Instead Baldwin called Colton's mother and others before calling 911.

"Before we had some budget cutbacks (cắt giảm chi phí), we were pretty well set," Library Director Steve Fosselman said. "During these budget cutbacks we made economies, we rearranged (sắp xếp lại) our staffing (nhân sự). We have schedulers (người xếp lịch) who make sure every hour counts, every minute counts for every employee (nhân viên)."

Ngọc Lân

"Sick as a parrot" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy luôn tập trung để hoàn thành mục tiêu Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

'Sick as a parrot' = ốm như một con vẹt -> cảm thấy hoàn toàn thất vọng, chán nản.

Ví dụ
With a degree in biology and a master’s in sports science and business, Warne is clearly a bit different from the stereotypical (khuôn mẫu) ‘sick as a parrot’ manager.

According to Katie Nicholl in her book “The Making of a Royal Romance,” Prince Charles was with Princess Diana throughout her labor. The future king offered words of comfort and sips of water to his wife to revive her as she had been “sick as a parrot.”

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Bích Nhàn

"Light a fire under" nghĩa là gì?

Vì mục tiêu chung, cố lên Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

'Light a fire under (someone or something)' = thắp ngọn lửa bên dưới ai/cái gì -> khuyến khích, thúc đẩy ai/cái gì hành động.

Ví dụ
Speaking at the post-Cabinet press briefing, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, Lionel Hurst said the statement by Cabinet was to “light a fire under their feet.”

JD Gaming has no easy solution to upgrade (nâng cấp) those roles, so they will just need Yagao and one of the junglers to play better. Flawless came on at the end of the Spring Season, perhaps pushed by the threat of Levi, so JD Gaming may be trying to light a fire under Flawless by giving Kanavi some play time.

There are a lot of people who depend on a mobile device like an iPad, ultrabook, or Chromebook rather than do "everything" on a phone. Were Apple to build an all-new LTE MacBook Air or introduce a new generation of LTE iPads (or both) it could light a fire under OEMs that build lightweight devices like Chromebooks or Windows two-in-ones.

Bích Nhàn

"Movers and shakers" nghĩa là gì?

Quyết tâm vì tháng mới Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

'Movers and shakers' là những người có nhiều ảnh hưởng, quyền hành trong một tổ chức hay một nhóm

Ví dụ
In those days, movers and shakers, bank presidents, local leaders of industry and attorneys (luật sư) owned their own cottages (nhà riêng), while some of the homes were rented out.

Movers and shakers in July include a new and potentially ground-breaking head of clinical artificial intelligence (AI) role in Bradford and a new industry co-chair for INTEROPen.

This rhetoric (lối nói hoa mĩ) has Bolivia’s privileged (đặc quyền) few packing up and heading to South Florida, where they know their money will be safe. These movers and shakers of Bolivian society were, for American Airlines, the reason they kept their Bolivian route going for so many years.

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"Be shot to hell" nghĩa là gì?

Địa ngục rực lửa. Photo by  Ybrayym Esenov

"Be (all) shot to hell" = Bị bắn xuống địa ngục -> Tiếng lóng đang trong một tình trạng/hoàn cảnh rất tồi tệ, bị thất bại và điển hình là những ý tưởng hay dự định của bạn đều không thành.

Ví dụ
"I dunno; you tell me," said Ledesma, who was an assistant to Michael Cheika at the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs before taking the Pumas job. "If I knew I'd be solving the national debt (món nợ quốc gia), solving a lot of problems ... us as coaches sometimes we just don't have the answers. "I would ask the same to Cheik of the first 40 minutes and he wouldn't know ... but obviously his memory was shot to hell."

Meanwhile, his Dodgers counterpart, Andrew Friedman, said he intended to be aggressive as usual before adding this bit of wisdom (sự khôn ngoan): “We’re just going to stop if it reaches the point of being all shot to hell.”

"Nine seems to be a good number. It's been that way for a long time. I think that idea is shot to hell when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court," Ginsburg said when discussing the idea of increasing the number of high court judges with NPR.

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"Kith and kin" nghĩa là gì?

Ký ức tuổi thơ ùa về. Photo by Laura Fuhrman

"Kith and kin" -> Bè bạn và họ hàng gia đình.

Ví dụ
There is no crime in Kalenjins loving their own kith and kin: This is good but loving blindly (mù quáng) and reading mischief (điều ác, bất hòa) in a suspect’s prosecution (sự kiện cáo) is stretching imaginations too far.

The Chief Minister said it was natural for land-owners (địa chủ, chủ đất đai) to expect industries to provide jobs to their kith and kin and local youth for having given their holdings for the establishment of manufacturing units (các đơn vị sản xuất) and bearing with pollution of a varying degree (mức độ biến đổi).

Congress leader (người đứng đầu quốc hội) Priyanka Gandhi met and consoled (an ủi) the kith and kin of aggrieved families (những gia đình chịu đau thương) Saturday who have been hit by the Sonbhadra tragedy (thảm kịch, tai họa). The families of victims who had come to see her from Sonbhadra were stopped by the administration at the gate and she wasn't being allowed to meet them, said Priyanka.

Bin Kuan

"Pros and cons" nghĩa là gì?

 Photo by Tianyi Ma

"Pros and cons" -> Điều thuận lợi và bất lợi của một điều/vấn đề gì đó.

Ví dụ
But what are the advantages and disadvantages of each when it comes to shooting street photography? Photographer Robin Schimk shoots both and in this video, he talks about the pros and cons of shooting both film and digital (kỹ thuật số) for street photography.

Four-star forward Marcus Bagley will make his college commitment on July 29th. Here are the pros and cons for the three schools he is considering.

The Detroit Pistons recently signed former MVP Derrick Rose to assume the backup (hỗ trợ) point guard duties. What are the pros and cons of bringing D-Rose on board?

If you’re deliberating (cân nhắc kỹ càng) whether to start a side hustle or full-time business venture (dự án kinh doanh đầy mạo hiểm), take a look at the following pros and cons of side hustles and full-time businesses to help you decide.

Bin Kuan

"Think tank" nghĩa là gì?

Cần chiến thuật Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

'Think tank' = xe tăng tư duy -> một nhóm/tổ chức các chuyên gia có vai trò đưa ra những phân tích, quyết định hay tư vấn cho một vấn đề, chính sách nào đó.

Ví dụ
U.S. ambassador Jon Huntsman served as chairman of the think tank from 2014 until 2017, when he was appointed to his diplomatic post by President Donald Trump.

An environmental think tank is urging President Duterte to issue an executive order (EO) that will lay down the framework to fasttrack (đẩy nhanh) the country’s renewable energy development and to reduce dependence on coal.

The Education Institute of Hawaii, a think tank whose chairman and president is Ray L’Heureux, former assistant superintendent (quản lý, chăm sóc) in charge of facilities (trang thiết bị, phương tiện), filed a complaint in First Circuit Court against school superintendent Christina Kishimoto and other unidentified DOE staff members over the alleged withholding (chiếm giữ, che giấu) of financial records.

Bích Nhàn

"Mind your own business" nghĩa là gì?

Cách để trở thành một doanh nhân bảnh bao. Photo by freestocks.org

"Mind your own business" -> Câu chửi/lóng giống kiểu đừng xía vào chuyện của tao, lo chuyện của mày trước đi! :)) Nói bình thường thì hiểu theo nghĩa tự lo/làm/giải quyết công việc của chính mình.

Ví dụ
And even her peers (đồng trang lứa) could stand to learn a thing or two, specifically how to mind their own business.

Sometimes, sadly, we cannot “mind our own business. ” We need help and so God has ordained (phong chức, ban hành) family, church, and state to help.

“The bruise (vết thâm) went right down to my neck, the whole side of my face,” Klettke said. The dog owner was highly apologetic, but others are often hostile (chống đối) when asked to keep their pets on-leash (thắt bằng dây), including people with large dogs, she said. “They just sort of look at you and tell you to eff off (bảo bạn cút đi), mind your own business,” she said.

Bin Kuan

"Ten out of ten" nghĩa là gì?

Người ta gọi đây là kỳ tích. Photo by HENCE THE BOOM

"Ten out of ten" = 10 trên 10 -> Để chúc mừng ai đó đạt điểm cao nhất, hoặc khen điều gì đó hoàn hảo, quá xuất sắc.

Ví dụ
Restaurant review: Chapter One - Ten out of ten for food, ambiance (môi trường, không khí của một địa điểm) and value.

He said: “I’m a hero! I’m a firefighter (lính chữa cháy), who doesn’t want their own firefighter? Their own local hero". Also, the 27-year-old muscle (cơ bắp) man rates himself a ten out of ten (confident much?). He added: "I would have said nine but I'm a hero so it bumps (vọt lên) it up."

Design: 10/10 Very few 20th-century transportation designs have stood the test of time as well as the 51-year-old Vespa Primavera.

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"Burst with joy" nghĩa là gì?

Hôm nay sao tôi vui quá. Photo by averie woodard

"Burst with joy" -> Vui sướng tràn ngập, tràn ngập niềm vui.

Ví dụ
As the rest of the stadium burst with joy, Salah barely celebrated, perhaps a nod (gật đầu) to an unfamiliar few days for Egypt's talisman (bùa, phù).

Words are magical (phép màu, kì diệu). They can convey (truyền đạt) so much, create so much if you utilise (sử dụng) them in the right way. They can build you up, make your heart so full it could burst with joy, or they can destroy you.

On the day Major League Baseball announced its All-Star starters, a guy normally accustomed to All-Star consideration started the next phase of his career before an enthusiastic home crowd. Craig Kimbrel, one of the game’s best closers, burst through the bullpen (đầu to) door in the top of the ninth inning to Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” And Wrigley Field burst with joy.

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"Good things come to those who wait" nghĩa là gì?

Nữ công nhân chăm chỉ Photo by Chevanon Photography from Pexels

'Good things come to those who wait' = những điều tốt đẹp sẽ tới với những ai biết chờ đợi -> nếu bạn kiên nhẫn bạn sẽ nhận được phần thưởng xứng đáng vì 'dục tốc bất đạt'.

Ví dụ
Proving that good things come to those who wait, having got suited up and strapped into the car, Schumacher was forced to wait at the end of the pit-lane before hitting the track properly.

“Could be a larger correction in play – could take a lot longer too – longer than many would expect/hope. But good things come to those who wait. When you look at low interest rates (lãi suất), and toppish equities (tài sản), a long-term $BTC #bitcoin allocation (phân bổ) for me is a no brainer,” he said.

Steve Gold may be one of New York’s most powerful luxury brokers (môi giới), but even he had trouble finding his ideal Hamptons home. “I literally looked for two years,” he says of the hunt. But good things come to those who wait—or those who scour (làm sạch)listings even while on vacation. “I remember I first saw it online, when I was in Mykonos,” Gold says of his Southampton home. “The day I got back, I drove out there, I saw the house, I made an offer that day, and that was it.”

Bích Nhàn

"At wit's end" nghĩa là gì?

Bèo dạt mây trôi. Photo by  Saksham Gangwar

"At (one's) wit's end" -> Vô phương kế, khi không biết cách làm gì thì sẽ gây ra tình trạng ức chế và tức giận.

Ví dụ
'We're at our wits' end' - Man waiting for disability care (chăm sóc người khuyết tật) stuck in hospital bed 16 weeks after he was cleared to leave.

Tuesday, a scheduled trial (phiên tòa xử) in city court was postponed. It’s something that frustrated families who showed up ready to testify (chứng thực) only to be turned away. The families say they're at their wit's end.

I became irate (giận dữ) – as only a 7-year-old could – and stomped (dậm mạnh) around for days being angry about the state of these poor creatures. I think she was finally at her wits’ end when she suggested that I write a letter to my congressman (nghị sĩ) and tell him about my objections to elephant poaching (săn trộm voi).

Bin Kuan

"Early bird" nghĩa là gì?

Muốn thấy bình minh thì hãy dậy sớm. Photo by Daria Gudoshnikova

"Early bird" or "Early riser" = Chú chim ban mai -> Chỉ người luôn thức giấc từ sáng sớm, lúc mặt trời chưa mọc hoặc những người đi làm sớm hơn bình thường và thường tới tham dự một sự kiện từ rất sớm. Đây cũng là một dịch vụ kinh doanh mới để giảm giá/ưu tiên cho những khách tới sớm, đầu tiên và họ chính là những "Early birds".

Ví dụ
“I've always been an early bird. My family hate it".

By 7:30 that night, he's in bed. He's not the only high-profile early-riser. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly gets up at 3:45am.

Some people are genetically (theo gen) programmed to be early birds, others night owls (cú đêm). The amount of DNA influencing this natural preference is dramatically larger than the 24 genes identified in the past, new research indicates (chỉ ra, cho thấy).

Mark your calendars! There’s one week left to secure your early bird tickets for ESI London. With this year’s event heading to a new home at Twickenham Stadium – welcoming over 100+ industry-leading speakers over the two days – you won’t want to miss out, and who doesn’t love saving money?

Bin Kuan

"Big as life" nghĩa là gì?

Wow. Photo by   Patrick Fore

"As big as life" = To như vật thật -> Mô tả một người mà bạn thấy ở một nơi/địa điểm cụ thể và khiến bạn ngạc nhiên/kinh ngạc vô cùng.

Ví dụ
He spoke for 80 minutes with the seal (niêm phong, đánh dấu), big as life, on the wall behind him, but no one noticed (or mentioned) it till way after the event.

There are fewer than 80 southern-resident orcas that visit the waters near Seattle. So there’s a chance, the artist Wyland likes to think, that a pod of whales (một tốp cá voi) will swim past The Edgewater Hotel and see themselves painted on the side, almost as big as life.

I assume this because many of them were flying the Confederate flag (cờ liên minh) and the “Don’t Tread On Me” (đừng giẫm đạp tôi) flag side by side. On the front page of the next edition of The World newspaper from Coos Bay — big as life — was a photo of several dune buggies (xe độc mã đụn cát) in the middle of a race, and all were flying the Confederate flag. In addition, some were flying the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag and one had an upside-down (lật ngược) American Flag (normally signifying a need for help).

Bin Kuan

"A golden boy" nghĩa là gì?

Chàng trai vàng trong làng sống ảo. Photo by Jamie Street

"A golden boy" = Chàng trai vàng -> Chàng trai trẻ được ngưỡng mộ, giàu có, thành công và rất nổi tiếng (tài sắc vẹn toàn). "A golden girl" có nghĩa tương tự dành cho các cô gái.

Ví dụ
Open winner Lowry eager to be a golden boy in Tokyo Olympics. Home is the hero: Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug in Clara last night.

Harshvardhan Pandharkar, known as the “youngest golden boy” from Pune in Maharashtra. Is this man in the picture wearing kilos of gold ornaments (đồ trang sức) the grandson of DMK leader MK Stalin?

The poor response to a devastating hurricane (bão lốc) that struck the island in 2017 only added to the accumulated (chất đống lên) frustrations that helped turn people against a governor who was increasingly seen as a golden boy, both isolated and privileged (được tách biệt và ưu tiên).

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