Journey in Life: 08/16/19

Friday, August 16, 2019

"Absorbed in thought" nghĩa là gì?

Ca này khó!! Photo by: bruce mars on Unsplash

"Absorbed in thought" -> chìm sâu trong suy tưởng.

Ví dụ
At first, the marriage seems to work successfully. However, the mystery of Ikuo's suicide hovers over the couple. Was his death a deliberate (cố ý) choice to create a better future for Yumiko? Or did he simply walk on the railway tracks in a trance of inattention? Makiko Esumi is the star of the film. Her tall frame, slender and solemn (trang nghiêm), brings considerable (đáng kể) stillness to the screen. Her character speaks little and is often seen seated, absorbed in thought.

The journey on the Patris ocean liner took just under a month, but time seemed interminable (vô tận) during the voyage. Eleni made friends with a family that invited her to their table for meals. She spent the rest of the time in her cabin, absorbed in thought.

I could tell that the woman sitting at the desk, absorbed in thought, was not the kind of person to mince words or waste time. Burgess had scheduled our interview (phỏng vấn) for 2:40 p.m., not 2:30, not 3—something only people who know the true value of every minute of their time do.

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"Do as I say, not as I do" nghĩa là gì?

Hút thuốc có thể gây ung thư phổi nhưng mà thôi kệ. Photo by A B E D K A Y A L I

"Do as I say, not as I do" = làm như tôi nói, đừng như tôi làm -> hàm ý người nói cũng không hoàn hảo và có thể có lỗi lầm, nên 'làm theo lời khuyên của tôi, chứ đừng bắt chước tôi'.

Ví dụ
Ex-MEP Patrick O’Flynn said: “This is really, really, really bad PR. It is the kind of ‘do as I say, not as I do’ behaviour that the British public detests (ghê tởm).”

Quod ego dico, non quod ego faciam. That should be KPMG’s motto. Do what I say, not what I do. It has a ring to it, but more importantly, it goes to the heart of the firm’s business model: quae abscondam – hide stuff.

If the Bill de Blasio mayoral (thuộc thị trưởng) reign had a catch phrase, it would be: “Do as I say, not as I do.” A few days ago, the New York Daily News exposed a new ­detail in the coverup (lý do để che đậy) of a traffic accident involving Hizzoner: “De Blasio’s NYPD SUV was cruising the wrong way with lights and sirens (còi báo động) blaring when it got into a car crash, sparking a frantic coverup by his security detail.”

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"Pay over the odds" nghĩa là gì?

Không cần thối tiền đâu em. Photo by  Square

"Pay over the odds" -> Trả tiền nhiều hơn so với giá trị thực của một cái gì đó.

Ví dụ
Chris Sutton believes that Harry Maguire is a “sensational signing” (sự ký kết làm náo động dư luận) for Man Utd and believes that they didn't pay over the odds for him.

Tenants crammed into squalid (bẩn thỉu, dơ dấy) properties, forced to pay over the odds in rent and suffer at the hands of unscrupulous (vô nguyên tắc) landlords have been failed by a flagship (tàu đô đốc) scheme to crack down on appalling rental standards.

The catalysts (nhân tố tác động) for this youth movement was FFP and the lifting of the foreign player restrictions in 2015. The market had become distorted (biến dạng). Turkish players were given an unfair advantage as clubs were forced to pay over the odds for players based on their nationality instead of talent.

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"Eat their young" nghĩa là gì?

Tôi không muốn nói nhiều về vấn đề này nữa, hy vọng cô sẽ khắc phục được. Photo by  Proxyclick Visitor Management System

"Eat (one's) young" -> Làm lơ, phụ bạc hay chỉ trích nhóm người cấp dưới và không có vai vế.

Ví dụ
Animal behavioural ecology (sinh thái học) expert Dr Maren Huck, from the University of Derby, said it wasn't unlikely for a lioness to eat her young in the wild.

Trump argued the Fed should have lowered interest rates already, however. Eating his young on the central bank and its chairman, Jay Powell, has grown in recent weeks as sprawling tariffs (thuế quan) threaten to hurt the economy ahead of the 2020 elections.
“We will no longer quote campaign spokespeople or other representatives. We believe that newspapers, like ourselves, are too often used as the conduit (đường dẫn) for attacking the opposing candidate. If either candidate wants to eat their young, we will report what they have to say, but we will not quote campaign henchmen (người hậu cận). The candidate will have to do it directly.”

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"Stroke of genius" nghĩa là gì?

Khôn lắm cưng! Photo by adrian

"Stroke of genius" = nét bút thiên tài -> nghĩa là hành động, ý kiến hoặc quyết định táo bạo, xuất sắc, truyền cảm hứng.

Ví dụ
I think people are still trying to wrap their head around the Philadelphia Phillies bringing the great Charlie Manuel out of retirement (về hưu) and making him their hitting coach, but it's a stroke of genius.

Audi A5 Sportback Road Test Review: Stroke of genius by design. The Audi A5 is one of the best looking and also one of the best driving cars money can buy in India.

The New York Mets traded pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson to Toronto for Marcus Stroman on Sunday. While many analysts criticized the move, USA Today MLB insider Bob Nightengale thought it was a stroke of genius.

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"Tip your hat" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy trao cho anh. Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

"Tip your hat/cap" = ngả mũ -> nghĩa là tán dương/khen ngợi/nể phục ai/điều gì.

Ví dụ
"I looked at the pitch," Holland said. "It was a great pitch. You have to give credit to where it's due (khen ngợi đúng người). Tip your hat to him."

“You have to tip your cap to Lethbridge,” said Mavericks head coach Vessella. “They've been a thorn (gai, sự khó khăn) in our side all year and they're tough.

“The [Ketel] Marte double [to lead off the inning], we tried front-hipping a sinker and it ended up being up, middle of the plate,” Freeland said. “With the season that he’s been having and the hitter that he is, he was able to recognize it and get barrel (nòng súng) to it. The Escobar home run, I don’t know how he hit it out. It was a perfectly executed backdoor slider that he hit to the deepest part of the ballpark. You just have to tip your hat to that one. The Flores home run was a quality slider down in the zone but middle, something that he could get his barrel to.”

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"Nugget of wisdom" nghĩa là gì?

Kẻ mọt sách chính là anh đấy. Photo by  Priscilla Du Preez

"Nugget of wisdom" = quặng vàng thông tuệ -> nghĩa là điều ai đó vừa viết/nói rất thông tuệ, sắc sảo, nhiều thông tin; từ này đôi khi dùng với nghĩa châm biếm để nói điều ngược lại, kiểu 'thông minh quá cơ/thông minh ghê', ý chê bai 'vô ích/vô tác dụng' hoặc chẳng thêm thông tin giá trị nào.

Ví dụ
I was personally a believer in this old nugget of wisdom until I happened upon a paper by Jeremy Brooks of the Northwestern Analytics Group.

If James Carville’s famous political adage (ngạn ngữ, châm ngôn), “It’s the economy, stupid,” held true for presidential elections (bầu cử tổng thống) past, the current campaign’s focus on growing inequality (bất bình đẳng ngày càng gia tăng) in the U.S. might require an updated nugget of wisdom. Take, for instance, the chasm (hố ngăn cách lớn, sự cách biệt lớn) between what the country’s corporate leaders and their workers earn.

I don’t know about you, but my watch always reads snack o’clock. I research nutritious noshing (món ăn vặt) options like it’s my job (because… it kinda is); spoiling my dinner is just a given at this point. When Brigitte Zeitlin, RD, dietitian and founder BZ Nutrition shared a nugget of wisdom for how to make my evening routine a little bit healthier at the most recent Well+Good TALK in New York City, I leaned forward in my chair.

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"A song in your heart" nghĩa là gì?

Lan tỏa yêu thương. Photo by Element5 Digital

"A song in (one's) heart" = Bài hát trong tim ai -> Cảm giác vui sướng hạnh phúc.

Ví dụ
"He always had a song in his heart," a cousin said. "He was one that could just make you laugh and pick you up (làm phấn khởi)."

A song in your heart is a combination of hormones in the brain specifically endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. Being happy obviously feels good. As human beings it is normal to want to feel good all the time.

In other words, if you aren’t hungry, and if clothing, shelter, and your other basics are covered, you’re capable of being at least as happy as the world’s wealthiest people. The song in your heart though, don’t add up to life satisfaction. Looking back, a person who has had many happy moments may not feel pleased on the whole.

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"Without a moment to spare" nghĩa là gì?

Úi, tí thì vỡ mặt!! Photo by: Nathaniel Yeo on Unsplash

"Without a moment to spare" = không thừa một phút nào -> nghĩa là ở giây phút cuối cùng trước khi mọi chuyện trở nên quá muộn; đúng thời điểm.

Ví dụ
Without a moment to spare, Higginbotham ran back to the scene, worried that oncoming drivers might run over the injured man. He said it looked like the other driver had been going southbound (đi về hướng nam) on the divided highway and had pulled into a turnaround, attempting a U-turn, but ended up t-boning the man’s northbound car. The force (lực) of the impact ejected (làm bắn ra) the man, who was now lying unconscious (bất tỉnh) and seriously injured on the pavement. Higginbotham frantically (cuống cuồng) began waving his arms to steer oncoming traffic to another lane.

The toddler (đứa bé mới chập chững biết đi) had been found floating face down in a backyard pool on Howlett Street in the Genesee-Moselle neighborhood. It’s possible that other officers would have answered the call quickly enough to keep this child alive, but time was surely critical (nguy kịch). The immediate, proactive response by these two officers came without a moment to spare.

Roblox and WWE have collaborated (hợp tác) to include playable forms of probably the greatest WWE Superstar to the amusement (giải trí) as free downloads. Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Xavier Woods are the four wrestlers who are currently in Roblox as symbols. They accompany one of a kind things to precisely (chính xác) delineate (phác họa) the Superstars’ looks. Additional things like title belts and WWE clothing have likewise been included. Furthermore, the majority of this going to the diversion without a moment to spare for WrestleMania.

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"Raise the stakes" nghĩa là gì?

Chuẩn bị sẵn sàng chưa? Photo by Pixabay on Pexels

'Raise the stakes' = tăng tiền cược -> tăng mức độ nguy hiểm hoặc phần thưởng tiềm năng trong trường hợp cụ thể nào đó.

Ví dụ
Ziraat Bank, Turkey’s largest bank by assets, has stopped offering services to Venezuela’s Central Bank in wake of tougher U.S. sanctions (trừng phạt) that raise the stakes for companies that do business with the Caribbean nation.

But with Washington determined to maintain the economic pressure on Iran, the Americans had little choice but to raise the stakes by making a legal challenge to Gibraltar’s decision on Thursday – a policy denounced (lên án) by Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif as “economic terrorism”.

Fast 8 saw Tyrese Gibson’s character drive a Lamborghini on ice while his friends attempted to outmaneuver a torpedo. You know they need to raise the stakes in Fast 9. But what can they do that has not already been done? They have driven supercars through skyscrapers. Dom killed a chopper with a freaking car.

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"A light-bulb moment" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Kari Shea on Unsplash

"A light-bulb moment" = khoảnh khắc bóng đèn/lóe sáng -> nghĩa là trường hợp những ý kiến sáng suốt/tài tình chợt xuất hiện /lóe lên.

Ví dụ
"This was a great opportunity to meet with ag-tech heads from various (đa dạng) multi-nationals (đa quốc gia) as well as ag data organisations," she said. "It was a light bulb moment for me." "What I found was that the US was not ahead of us in terms of ag technology adoption or development (phát triển), but they are having strong conversation around data ownership and control, as well as storage and privacy."

To kick-start their FIRE journey, Scott and Taylor write down 10 things that make them happy. Wine, dark chocolate and spending time with their daughter are high on the list. Interestingly, the beach is not, despite the fact that they pay a premium (trả giá cao hơn bình thường) to be close to the water. Driving a fancy (lòe loẹt) car also doesn't make the list, despite paying a lot of money each month for their high-end BMW. This is a bit of a light bulb moment for them; they can keep doing the things they love, while also saving a lot more money.

Tettleton spent three years in Modesto, then at the end of spring training in 1984, Oakland put him on the 40-man roster. It was a light-bulb moment. “It really dawned (khởi đầu) on me that I might have a chance to do something special” as a catcher, he said. “I think that was probably the first time.” A couple months later, Tettleton made his big-league debut (buổi ra mắt).

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"Stake out a claim" nghĩa là gì?

Xe em, em thích thì em ngồi Photo by Renato Abati from Pexels

'Stake out a claim' = từ này bắt nguồn từ thời kì Mỹ đổ xô đi tìm vàng. Những người này đã tới đóng cọc 'stake' để giành quyền sở hữu mảnh đất nơi họ đào vàng và tới văn phòng địa chính xin chứng thực 'claim' -> giành sự sở hữu hoặc giành được quyền làm gì đó.

Ví dụ
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says his party will cut Canada’s emissions (phát thải) almost in half over the next decade as he tries to stake out a claim to the climate change agenda in the looming federal election.

The latest developments point to the hardening of an already-disruptive trade conflict (xung đột, va chạm) and a possible attempt by Trump to stake out a claim as the candidate toughest on China in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections, de Verteuil wrote in a report.

"We had a tough German Cup match on Wednesday. That was obvious. Nuremberg threw everything in and defended passionately for more than 90 minutes," Bayern coach Niko Kovac said. Elsewhere, Hoffenheim missed the chance to secure their ticket for the UEFA Europa League after losing 4-1 to Wolfsburg, who stake out a claim for a place in Europe as well.

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"Those were the days" nghĩa là gì?

Khi chúng ta còn mặn nồng. Photo by  Brian Hartley

"Those were the days" = Những tháng ngày đó -> Dấu ấn huy hoàng trong quá khứ, thời gian tuyệt vời nhất trong quá khứ.

Ví dụ
The event is Those Were the Days, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, at the museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Those were the days - 1979: The kids learning the dances perfected by their parents. By Russell Leadbetter. Rock 'n'roll show, 1979.

Those were the days of segregation (sự phân ly), but Kincaid befriended the girl and brought Hill and their other friends along to forge (tiến lên) a friendship.

Those were the days when absolute support was more difficult from a Tipp perspective due to the lack of success. But still, he was there, brought by his siblings and anyone else who would be kind enough to make space in the car from Portroe with another young lad in toe – could those people ever have known how their actions would impact Tipperary hurling (môn bóng gậy cong) decades later.

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"Dance up a storm" nghĩa là gì?

Come on, baby. Photo by Mitchell Orr

"Dance up a storm" = Nhảy lên như cơn bão -> Nhảy một cách rất nhiệt tình, rất sung, không ngừng nghỉ và không biết mệt mỏi. Cụ thể trong một dịp đặc biệt nào đó.

Ví dụ
In the video, Mike danced up a storm to Bruno Mars’ hit song Marry You in a pair of blue swimming trunks beside a swimming pool.

Ashley Iaconetti is pumped for her wedding day! The future Mrs. Jared Haibon got ready to get married by waking up and dancing up a storm.

If you're too busy dancing up a storm to come up with the perfect homecoming caption for that picture with your besties or date, don't fret (cáu kỉnh).

Celebrating her 10 MTV VMA nominations (sự bổ nhiệm) alongside Laverne Cox, Hayley Kiyoko, and A'keria Davenport, an allegedly tipsy (chếnh choáng) Taylor Swift seemed to let her hair down for the night as she was videoed lip-syncing and dancing up a storm in a rainbow sequin mini dress to her single, "You Need to Calm Down".

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"Striking it rich" nghĩa là gì?

Nhìn như này có thấy "thèm" không? Photo by jimmy teoh from Pexels

'Striking it rich' hay 'strike it lucky' = đập vào đúng chỗ giàu. Từ này xuất phát từ việc đi tìm vàng và khi họ đào trúng nơi có quặng vàng họ sẽ trở nên giàu có -> trở nên giàu có một cách nhanh chóng hoặc bất ngờ. Ngoài ra theo nghĩa rộng hơn mọi người có thể hiểu đó là hành động thành công nhanh chóng. Đúng là như câu 'nghèo thì lâu mà giàu thì mấy chốc' nhỉ các bạn :D

Ví dụ Professional athletes suddenly striking it rich and then precipitously (đột nhiên) losing it all is a tale familiar to many.

When a publisher dreams of a “return to sanity,” he usually means a return to the old standards of light music, more obedient (biết vâng lời) to the rules of composition than rock ‘n’ roll, and to a market where straightforward sheet music would strike it rich as well as pop records.

Initially reported at ComicBook, the blue-skinned Ravager is on the cusp (đỉnh) of striking it rich when he comes across a new weapon. But his interest in this artifact (đồ tạo tác, do người tạo ra) draws the attention of a mysterious mercenary (tay sai, lính đánh thuê) and he must consider if this deadly weapon is worth all the trouble.

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"A mixed picture" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Steve Johnson on Unsplash

"A mixed picture" = bức tranh hỗn tạp -> nghĩa là miêu tả một tình huống mà trong đó có cả mặt tích cực và tiêu cực.

Ví dụ
But despite his cheerleading (động viên), a raft of new US data reports showed a mixed picture on the economy, leading Wall Street to post only a tepid (hờ hững) recovery (hồi phục) from its worst day of the year.

Increasing global risk and a mixed picture domestically (trong nước) are set to prevent an explicit (rõ ràng) reference to September at this meeting but we expect Norges Bank to keep the tightening bias.

In forex (trong ngoại hối), the outlook (bề ngoài) is still fairly mixed across major pairs, with little real direction on EUR or JPY. GBP is once more building higher, but is it a move that can last this time? It is a mixed picture for the commodity majors, with AUD still doing well, but NZD lagging slightly.

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"Pow-wow" nghĩa là gì?

Tình hình có vẻ căng. Photo by Dylan Gillis

"Pow-wow" -> Một cuộc họp hay cuộc hội nghị bình thường, không quá trang trọng.

Ví dụ
Powwow competitors gathered for music and dancing at the Siksika Nation annual powwow and fair at the Piiksapi Memorial Arbour over the weekend. The weekend festivities were from August 9-11 east of Calgary.

The Powwow will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, with Grand Entry at noon. The second dance session will be at 4 p.m. that day. On Sunday, Sept. 8, hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 10 a.m. worship (thờ phượng) service and 1 p.m. Grand Entry.

Garden River First Nation is excited to celebrate its gifts, talents, elders, accomplishments, and people, and it wants neighbouring communities to share in the festivities. The annual powwow hosted by Garden River First Nations is Friday starting at 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. This year, it won’t be held on the traditional powwow grounds on Prince Charles Road due to the spring weather that brought high water levels.

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"Run the defense ragged" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash 

"Run the defense ragged" có động từ "rag" là bị chọc phá, phá rối. Cụm từ này thường dùng trong thể thao, có nghĩa là phá hủy hàng phòng ngự đối phương, khiến đối thủ phải khó chịu. 

Ví dụ 
Debutant (lính mới) Paul Smyth ran the Brentford defence ragged and turned provider as the Chairboys fired themselves in-front. 

Lineups (đội hình xuất hiện) featuring Delon Wright or Jalen Brunson, Curry, Doncic, Porzingis and Dwight Powell will be able to run defenses ragged and create perhaps one of the NBA's most high-energy, fun teams. 

On a day where there was no Leroy Sane to call upon and Bernardo Silva sat out (ngồi ngoài) as a result of a muscular issue (vấn đề cơ), Mahrez shone brightly (tỏa sáng rực rỡ). The former Le Havre man proved too hot to handle (kiểm soát) as he ran the West Ham defence ragged. 

Thu Phương 

"Get stuck in" nghĩa là gì?

Coi bộ lớp học rất thú vị ha. Photo courtesy Paul

"Get stuck in/into something" = bị mắc kẹt vào cái gì-> rất tập trung, chú tâm hoặc có hứng thú với điều gì. 

Ví dụ 
The kids who were here holidaying are actually getting involved in the cooking (tham gia nấu ăn), we do a dessert that is so beautiful and the kids get stuck into that – which is great. 

Whelan, who was a free agent (cầu thủ tự do) following his departure from Aston Villa at the end of last season, said: “I’m delighted (vui mừng) and I want to get the head down and get stuck into things. 

With 25 episodes of Murder Made Me Famous to watch, true crime viewers should have plenty to get stuck into, but if you're looking for more, another show, Confessions of a Serial Killer, should do the trick (mẹo, mưu kế). 

Thu Phương 

"What a save" nghĩa là gì?

Anh ơi đừng bắt bóng nữa, bắt em nè. Photo by Jeffrey F Lin on Unsplash 

"What a save!" là câu cảm thán thường nghe thấy từ người yêu thể thao, ý chỉ màn cứu thua ngoạn mục. 

Ví dụ 
OK, but last one, Mathéo concedes (thừa nhận). 'Whoal Yeah, what a save! Loic cries triumphantly (đắc thắng), skidding (trượt) across the floor in his socks. 

“What a save!” Molly screams. Coach Kennedy hollers (hét lớn), “Great save!” Jeff and Danny are jumping like idiots. Albert raises his hand high-five style and turns around toward center field. 

I think everyone who spams What a save when there was no save, and spams great pass (truyền đẹp) when they steal the ball should be perma muted (câm vĩnh viễn) by our client or at least we should have the option to mute them forever, muting them for just 1 game doesn't seem to work well enough. 

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