Journey in Life: 09/12/19

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

"Hangdog look" nghĩa là gì?

Ui!!!! Xấu hổ quá!!! Photo by: Caleb Woods on Unsplash

"Hangdog look" -> nghĩa là có vẻ ngoài chán nản, tội lỗi hoặc xấu hổ.

Ví dụ
After his opening remarks (lời bình luận), Cohen, with his weary (mệt mỏi), hangdog look, affected a penitent (hối lỗi) air. A man may be practiced at lying and still be a lousy actor; you didn’t have the sense on this day that he was performing.

Hansen wore a hangdog look after the final whistle (tiếng còi hiệu), and later lamented (than thở) the concession (nhượng bộ) of five first half penalties, which led to Australia enjoying an 80 per cent possession rate in the first 40 minutes.

The Espanyol goalkeeper (thủ môn) might not be someone you’ve thought about all that much in the last couple of years, but the hangdog look on his face after being beaten by Lionel Messi’s second free-kick of the evening was impossible to ignore (lờ đi).

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"In the nature of things" nghĩa là gì?

Nắng mưa là chuyện của trời. Photo by: SHAH Shah on Unsplash

"In the nature of things" = theo bản chất mọi vật -> nghĩa là tự nhiên, không thể tránh khỏi.

Ví dụ
It was, said the next day’s Times, “a sight the like of which has never happened before, and which, in the nature of things, can never be repeated”. Those who had been lucky enough to see it at first hand “hardly knew what most to admire”; those who only read about it in the newspapers could scarcely (chỉ vừa mới) imagine what they had missed.

Almost as quickly as it exploded onto the world stage, the Me Too movement has evaporated (bốc hơi). Now that passions have ebbed (trở nên yếu hay đuối sức dần dần, tắt dần, giảm sút) and the frenzied witch hunt seems to have lost steam, it is quite clear that the seeds (hạt giống) of its fading away (phai nhạt đi) lay in its origins. It is in the nature of things that a movement that relies entirely on sensation (sự xúc động mạnh; sự làm quần chúng xúc động mạnh, tin giật gân, sự náo động/rúng động), character assassination, and public humiliation (làm nhục công khai) by a social media mob cannot possibly last, least of all bring about meaningful social change.

There is certainly no kind of property, in the nature of things, so much his own, as the works which a person originates from (bắt nguồn từ) his own creative imagination: And when he has spent great part of his life in study, wasted his time, his fortune (gia tài) & perhaps his health in improving his knowledge & correcting his taste, it is a principle of natural justice that he should be entitled to the profits arising from the sale of his works as a compensation (đền bù) for his labor in producing them, & his risk of reputation in offering them to the public.

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"Bring them to terms" nghĩa là gì?

Đây hiểu rồi thì kí vào hợp đồng nhé Photo by from Pexels

'Bring someone to terms' = đưa đến thỏa thuận -> bắt buộc một ai hay nhóm nào đó đồng ý làm điều gì theo thỏa thuận.

Ví dụ
“Anti-climatic as it was, our Journey of Hope publicity teams went out of their way to bring them to terms with what the initiative stood for,” states Sanyu Roberts, one of the walkers.

He said that people come to him with real problems and they cry together. This is a matter of death, suffering and forgiveness (tha thứ), he said, that cannot be minimized to a material questions. "Those are very serious problems, and you have to bring them to terms, tell them, you can still be holy, even having HIV and AIDS you can still be a saint (vị thánh)."

Slovenia and Croatia supported each other’s bids for independence (độc lập), but once that was achieved they could not agree on where to draw their borders on land and sea. It is the kind of niggling (vặt vãnh) territorial dispute that can still sour even the best of neighbourly relations across the Balkans, while baffling (cản trở) outsiders who try to bring them to terms.

It was her grandfather who noticed it and realised the consequences. She revealed during her therapy (trị liệu) sessions that she used see Barbie dolls and cartoon characters after inhaling (hít vào) the smell. Since the family caught it early on, we were able to cure her.” It’s easy to cure an addiction at an early stage. “With addicts, we try to break their beliefs and bring them to terms with reality,” says Gideon who has helped more than 100 addicts beat their disease.

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"Half term" nghĩa là gì?

Nghỉ rồi, lên đồ thôi nào các chiến hữu Photo by Daniel Nieto from Pexels

'Half term' = giữa kì -> kì nghỉ ngắn giữa hai kì học.

Ví dụ
Kids already pestering (làm phiền, quấy rầy) you about half term activities? Take them to Kidtropolis this October half term — for hours of fun, away from the internet and TV.

The best half-term family adventures, from climbing in Cornwall to wild Ireland. Schools are back, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to plan your next trip away. Julia Brookes knows where to go

BACK by popular demand, a market stall in Holywell offering recycled (tái chế) school uniforms (đồng phục trường) will be returning in time for half term. A recent survey completed by the Department for Education found that parents were spending an average of £230 per pupil - without a school-branded PE kit.

And with so many savings on offer, guests will have more to spend enjoying the venue’s array of outstanding sports facilities (trang thiết bị). These include three 18-hole golf courses (sân golf) and a golf training centre, a 28-court tennis centre and academy, cycling, a 2,000sqm luxury Wellness Centre and a variety of junior half-term sports academies including golf, tennis and football.

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"Over the short term" nghĩa là gì?

Mày ơi chụp được chưa không bão? Photo by Tobias Bjørkli from Pexels

'Over the short term' = trải qua một thời gian ngắn.

Ví dụ
“This totals 289,644 people severely food insecure and requiring humanitarian assistance (cứu trợ nhân đạo). Increasing food prices will further limit access. Over the short term, supplementary fortified (củng cố) food should be provided to improve the intake of micronutrients,” the report states.

There are numerous macroeconomic (kinh tế vĩ mô) factors far outside of Home Depot's control, many of which can easily affect the company's share price -- over the short term. These factors can range from the housing market and interest rates (lãi suất) to tariffs and weather. This quarter, commodity prices bit the company's performance. Next quarter, it could be tariffs or interest rates, things that are nearly impossible to know or predict (dự đoán).

The FTSE 100 completed a head and shoulders formation yesterday, bringing a more bearish outlook for the index. The wider picture points towards a possible bullish (làm tăng giá cổ phần) reversal coming into play before long. However, it looks like we could see further downside over the short term, with the decline below 7205 adding to that bearish (xấu) theme. As such, further downside looks likely today, with a break through 7245 required to bring about a more positive outlook.

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"In no uncertain terms" nghĩa là gì?

Nhìn sợ thấy mồ mà dám ngồi đó hả? Photo by Lukas Hartmann from Pexels

'In no uncertain terms' = rõ ràng, mạnh mẽ, quả quyết.

Ví dụ
Watch the video she posted in which she firmly distances herself from the claim and then admonishes (cảnh báo, nhắc nhở) the anonymous writer in no uncertain terms. However, it is clear from the post that the writer has since been identified but they are not revealing his/her identity as yet.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson are one of the most successful radio duos in Australian history, and over the years many have claimed to have had a hand in their success. However, Kyle has now declared in no uncertain terms that former Austereo program director Jeff Allis is truly the man behind their partnership.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (“SIAM”) had earlier expressed their opinion for a reduction in GST rates in no uncertain terms. This opinion had been agreed collectively by members of the automobile manufacturers (sản xuất ô tô). At present, automobiles attract GST of 28% with an additional cess (mức thuế) ranging from 1% to 22%.

Former teammate Chauncey Billups has been the lone voice of dissent (bất đồng) amid all this, saying in no uncertain terms that Melo’s Achilles’ heel has always been the way he prioritizes scoring above all else. It’s that perception (am hiểu, nhận thức) that continues to follow him and makes teams wary of bringing him aboard. Whether that will hold true in the coming weeks remains to be seen.

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"In glowing terms" nghĩa là gì?

Đấy chụp ảnh cưới có tâm là phải lấy đủ hết cảnh đằng sau chứ Photo by Dimitri Kuliuk from Pexels

'In glowing terms' = bằng từ ngữ tươi sáng, sống động -> khen ngợi, ca tụng hết lời; bộ dạng, cách cư xử lạc quan, tươi vui.

Ví dụ
He had spoken in glowing terms about the Turkwel Gorge Hydro Electric Project, describing it as an engineering marvel with the potential of boosting (thúc đẩy) the country’s electricity production capacity significantly (đáng kể).

In the Sagas, horses are mentioned often and in glowing terms. In the years that have followed, the relationship between literature and horse travel in Iceland has remained strong. The most well known of these writings must be W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice’s ‘Letters from Iceland’ (1937).

Democrats (người theo đảng Dân chủ) have rarely been paragons (hoàn hảo) of non-racism — as the era that Douthat describes in glowing terms starkly illustrates. Even the Obama presidency was defined in large part by activist pressure to get the party to end disparities (sự khác biệt) in the criminal-justice system.

Alvarez has long been talked about in glowing terms, both for the Galaxy -- with whom he signed a professional deal at age 15 -- and at the youth national team level for Mexico and the U.S. (more on that later), but after impressing (ấn tượng) with an assist in his MLS debut in March, a lot of what has been said and written on a national level has revolved around (tập trung vào) his budding "bromance" with Ibrahimovic.

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"On nodding terms" nghĩa là gì?

Bạn đường Photo by Jaime Reimer from Pexels

'Be on nodding terms with' = (trong) giới hạn bằng cái gật đầu (chào nhau) -> biết ai đó một cách sơ sơ, không phải bạn bè.

Ví dụ 
It also tells us that everyone within the Wellington “Beltway” knows who this guy is. That includes, of course, the Parliamentary Press Gallery, who will be on nodding terms (at least) with every staff-person in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Turner is on nodding terms with Garry Ringrose, but is a contemporary of the Irish centre’s younger brother Jack, with whom he played at school. He is adamant (cứng rắn) that he doesn’t feel any additional pressure. “Obviously the school has produced a few well known 13s; I don’t really focus on that, just focus on myself. They were big role models for me coming through school.”

Walking to Gigg Lane at 2.45pm on a Saturday and conducting a postmortem (mổ xẻ tranh luận) of the game in the social club afterwards is about community. It is about being on nodding terms with a thousand different people who, when you see them in the supermarket on a rainy Thursday night, you raise your eyebrows to them in recognition (công nhận, thừa nhận) of shared experiences in a gesture that says: “Great goal on Saturday, wasn’t it?”

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"In layman's terms" nghĩa là gì?

Đây nhìn thế này có thấy nó vẹo không? Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator

'In layman's terms' có từ 'layman' là người thường, người không có chuyên môn, 'term' là thuật ngữ -> những thuật ngữ, từ ngữ mà những người không thuộc chuyên môn đó cũng có thể hiểu được, nghĩa là không sử dụng các từ chuyên ngành hay mang tính kĩ thuật cao.

Ví dụ
Electricity tripping (báo động, cái ngắt điện), or power fluctuations in layman’s terms, has equally affected the household consumers, industries and other businesses.

“In layman’s terms, for every R100 we spend on healthcare technologies, R90 goes overseas,” Sivarasu explains. “If a portion of this can be retained within the country through sustainable, local health technology innovations, we not only create jobs, but can also contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Does Boris Johnson have a Plan B after all? The Telegraph's Gordon Rayner reports that the Prime Minister is contemplating (suy tính) a regulatory border in the Irish Sea after his warmer words on the need to maintain Northern Ireland and Ireland's shared sanitary (vệ sinh) and phytosanitary measures (i.e., shared rules for safe food and farming, in layman's terms).

Poniewozik is a witty (dí hỏm), acrobatic guide through recent decades of TV, tracing the cultural forces that led to Trumpism, touching on everything from Dire Straits' Money for Nothing ("like a concert opening act for Trumpism"), to the glitz (vẻ hào nhoáng giả tạo) of the Reagan years, to Archie Bunker ("Trump's sitcom John the Baptist") and the rise of the TV antihero ("in literary terms a protagonist (người tán thành) without conventional noble attributes; in layman's terms an a--hole you find interesting.").

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"On bad terms" nghĩa là gì?

Lâu không gặp mấy bồ nhớ quá đi à Photo by nappy from Pexels

'On bad terms' = trong thời gian tồi tệ -> bất hòa, không thích, coi thường ai.

Ví dụ
Nelson, of Levittown, replaced Anthrax lead singer Joey Belladonna. He parted on bad terms with his bandmates (bạn cùng nhóm nhạc), and sued them over his share of the profits from several songs on their 2011 album, “Worship Music.”

While many of us were confident that Jenner and Carter ended things on bad terms due to the constant ups and downs (thăng trầm) in their marriage, Patridge revealed that that is not true. “Brody and Kaitlynn are still friends. There’s no beef or bad blood between them,” she shared.

He’d said he’d be moving to Spain and we agreed to do long-distance or at least try, but I discovered that he’d told his ex he was leaving and didn’t want to be on bad terms, which is fine. But he told her before even telling me, though he still blocks her. Then I started hearing that he met up with her and said he’d be a good boyfriend.

Even when departed aides (phụ tá) have left Trump’s White House or Cabinet on bad terms, they have generally been wary of even the perception of criticising the president. Former defence secretary Jim Mattis, for instance, resigned in protest over Trump’s later-aborted plan to completely withdraw from Syria. But even on a recent book tour, he has declined to disagree directly with Trump.

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"Come to terms with" nghĩa là gì?

Thế là hết giận rồi nhá Photo by Pixabay

'Come to terms with someone or something' = đi đến thỏa thuận với ai hay cái gì -> chấp nhận tình huống (thường là đau buồn, không may, khó khăn), nhìn nhận sự thật; hòa giải (với ai).

Ví dụ
"To fall at the final hurdle (rào trong cuộc chạy đua)... I wake up most nights thinking about it. It doesn't sit well with me, but I have come to terms with it," says Hartley.

I will be back with you on Overnights as soon as possible. Until then, on behalf of my family, I thank you all for your prayers as we come to terms with dad’s condition and the road ahead. Michael McLaren

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, last played at the Bowl in 2015, was the composer’s attempt to finally come to terms with the 20th century, and it has worn very well over the decades, steadily gaining more performances.

Kjellberg, who was celebrating his 100,000,000-follower touchstone on YouTube, explained in his video that “I feel like I’ve finally come to terms with the responsibility (trách nhiệm) I have as a creator—about 100,000,000 subs too late, but you know.”

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"On friendly terms with" nghĩa là gì?

Được cái chơi chung nên đều xinh như nhau Photo by Anastasiya Lobanovskaya from Pexels

'Be on friendly terms with someone' = trong khoảng thời gian thân thiện với ai -> có mối quan hệ tốt đẹp với ai.

Ví dụ
Even after calling things quits, both Kardashian and Jenner appear to be on friendly terms with their exes (người yêu cũ). One month after deciding to take some time apart, Simmons “liked” one of Jenner’s Instagram photos, in which the model struck a pose in front of a mural (bức tranh tường) in Brooklyn.

So, I’d like you to put yourself in the position of a suburban parent. They don’t own guns, they work, they take their kids to school and soccer games, and their knowledge of Second Amendment issues is often what is in the local paper and the news. You’re a neighbor they’ve been on friendly terms with, and maybe they’ve seen you wearing a NRA hat or noticed something that reveals your Second Amendment support.

Even so, according to the reinstated (phục hồi) Salafi cleric (tu sĩ, giáo sĩ), no circumstance ever requires Muslims to be on friendly terms with non-Muslims. Burhami has accordingly issued fatwas banning Muslims from congratulating the nation's Christian minorities during the latter's religious holidays; banning Muslims from in anyway participating in such festivities; and, in an effort to further impoverish (làm hao mòn, bần cùng hóa) the nation's Christians, banning Muslims from going to Christian businesses, pharmacies, hospitals, or any other place of business.

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"A contradiction in terms" nghĩa là gì?

Sao chị ý lại đi chân đất vào rừng thế kia? Photo by Arthur Goulart from Pexels

'A contradiction in terms' = mâu thuẫn trong lời lẽ, từ ngữ khiến người khác bối rối.

Ví dụ
“The idea that you could be talented and not soft left is a contradiction in terms, it was that more than anything else.

At the other end of the electric market, Frankfurt launched (tung ra sản phẩm) what many thought might be a contradiction in terms: an electric Porsche. Starting at more than £100,000, it is more expensive even than Tesla’s most exclusive car, the now ageing Model S.

Their diplomatic style — that air of permanently offended amour propre — makes for inherent rockiness. The idea of a multinational populist (người theo chủ nghĩa dân túy- đại diện cho những người dân thường) movement is not quite a contradiction in terms, but it is getting there. There are lots of populisms. To speak of them in the terrifying singular is alarmist.

As I wrote two weeks after Trump’s inauguration (nhậm chức) in 2017, the appellation (danh xưng) “Trump adviser” is a contradiction in terms. I wondered then how long advisers like Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway would last, and thought that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump would be the only long-term survivors in the White House (at least in positions that Trump truly cared about).

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"Your opposite number" nghĩa là gì?

Ố ồ, đây là vẻ đẹp gì ta? Photo by Karan Singh from Pexels

'One's opposite number' = con số đối ngược của ai -> người giữ vị trí, vai trò, chức năng tương tự trong một nhóm, công ty hay tổ chức khác; bản sao, đối thủ của ai ở một nơi/vị trí khác.

Ví dụ
Every now and again a clandestine grape found its way into your mouth (don't tell Antoine). Every now and again you'd look up and catch a rueful grin from your opposite number. It made it all seem worth while.

"It is heaven and hell (thiên đàng và địa ngục) at once. The heaven is the pure, physical, one-on-one battle with your opposite number. The hell is the difficulty breathing. And the smell." -- George Chuter, ex-England hooker.

This weekend Sara Barattin will become Italy Women’s all-time record appearance maker – and opposite number Leanne Riley knows that England will have to be on their toes to cope with (đương đầu, đối phó) the experienced scrum-half (hậu vệ ném bóng vào nhóm tấn công).

What are your thoughts about your opposite number at Wydad Casablanca, Said Naciri? And his behaviour (hành vi, cư xử) at Rades? Well, I have only met him on the field of play. I guess he was trying to defend the interests of his club. What I can say is there are big clubs in Africa and Wydad is certainly amongst them, as are Raja Casablanca, Ahly, TP Mazembe, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates in South Africa. They shall always have our respect (tôn trọng)...

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"Number one with a bullet" nghĩa là gì?

Giời ơi bán cam thế này có chết không cơ chứ? Photo by Renato Abati from Pexels

'Number one with a bullet' cụm này có từ 'number one' là vị trí số 1 trên bảng xếp hạng bài hát Billboard và vẫn đang tiếp tục được yêu thích, được phát nhiều lần hay được sử dụng thương mại nhiều lần, từ 'bullet' ở đây ám chỉ biểu tượng (giống như dấu sao hay hoa thị) bên cạnh bài hát có thứ hạng tốt, tăng nhanh trong bảng xếp hạng -> những thứ tốt hơn nhiều so với ai/cái gì; nhanh chóng trở thành tốt nhất, giỏi nhất, có thẩm quyền nhất hoặc chiếm ưu thế nhất trong một nhóm nhất định.

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The rebel (nổi loạn) heart she claimed to have in the title of this album’s 2015 predecessor is beating more loudly and passionately than ever before. Freed from the need to be number one with a bullet, Madonna finally has released (phát hành) an entire album that lives up to her reputation (danh tiếng) as one of pop’s greatest risk-takers.

Another plus for VMware is its expertise and large customer base in the server virtualization (ảo hóa) market, where it remains number one with a bullet. The company takes in 47% of the money generated in the server virtualization market, which is important, not only because a large number of container deployments run in virtual machines but because the cloud itself is largely built on virtualization.

While the Aggie internet super sleuths get to the bottom of the mystery above, I will leave everyone with one reason to hate Clemson. I dive back into last year’s Clemson playlist, and Clemson’s version of Jimmy Buffett, Jesse Rice. Jesse Rice has a lot of things to hate about him, but here is number one with a bullet: Yeah the guy who denied us Pirate Sessions II is responsible for Florida Georgia Line’s biggest hit. God dammit! That right there should make want to absolutely annihilate (tiêu diệt) the Tigers this Saturday.

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"Public enemy number one" nghĩa là gì?

Trời mưa sao em lại đứng giữa đường làm chi? Photo by Ali Pazani from Pexels

'Public enemy number one' = kẻ thù số một của quốc gia/công chúng -> ai hay cái gì không được đồng thuận, chấp nhận bởi số đông; kẻ bị truy nã, người/vật đe dọa lớn nhất tới một nhóm hay cộng đồng.

Ví dụ
The Spaniard - who is still public enemy number one with Liverpool fans after the 2018 Champions League final - says Van Dijk would be a worthy winner of football's most prestigious (đem lại uy tín, thanh thế) personal prize.

Swallowing hard about travel bans, children in cages, and how we now scratch at the eyes of the world as a matter of posture and policy. Watching through tears as once fringe (cực đoan) hate groups swell in number, march in the streets and kill people, and whose leaders would be public enemy number one if anyone cared about that sort of thing.

Mosquitoes (muỗi) are as synonymous with summer as sunburns, ice cream and heat waves. From their emergence in spring to their final days in autumn, you can encounter them anywhere from the cities to the suburbs. And with the recent rise in the number of cases of eastern equine encephalitis (viêm não), they've become public enemy number one.

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"A hot number" nghĩa là gì?

Cầm lửa là thành 'hot' girl ngay Photo by Alise AliNari

'A hot number' = một người rất hấp dẫn, sexy; ai đó hiện đang nổi tiếng, hợp thời trang.

Ví dụ
I asked a concertgoer how she liked the Beach Boys show. “What a fabulous concert,” she said. “Stamos was a hot number, too.” Hot number? I thought that term went out when bosses stopped asking secretaries to make the coffee.

He further added that YRF is keeping the major details about the songs under wraps, “Right now, YRF is being tight-lipped about the details. Vaani is an excellent dancer and so is Ranbir so it will be exciting to see them doing such a hot number together on screen. Vaani will have an earthy, sexy look in the song.

It's such a hot number, it seems like the judges (ban giám khảo) can hardly maintain their composure, but their raw talent drives the stunning, sultry act and earns a standing ovation (tung hô, hoan hô) from all four judges and everyone in the audience. "You guys are by far the best acrobatic (nhào lộn) act that I've seen," Julianne marvels after the show. "I am blown away." Simon goes on to compare their performance to Olympic acts and it turns out that they're actually former Olympians!

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"Safety in numbers" nghĩa là gì?

Yên tâm đi với nguyên dàn này không bị bắt cóc đâu Photo by Nasra from Pexels

'Safety in numbers' = an toàn khi đi với nhiều người, nhóm hơn là một mình. Các bạn nhớ nha, nhất là ra ngoài vào buổi tối nữa.

Ví dụ
Remember that there is safety in numbers, especially at night: If you are walking on or near campus (khuôn viên) at night, be careful. It’s always safer to walk in a group.

Those would be the thousands of lost children forced to fend off (né tránh được) the streets, forming makeshift (tạm thời) communities with fellow orphans in order to survive under the bogus theory (lý thuyết không có thật) that there is safety in numbers

She believes there is safety in numbers. When there are more cyclists (người đạp xe đạp), it becomes more normal for cars to drive alongside them. But that can be a hard sell for people not used to biking on the road. “It’s hard to ask people to get on their bikes when all they see is death and destruction associated with it,” Hottman said.

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"Out in large numbers" nghĩa là gì?

Trông như những con kiến ấy nhỉ? Photo by sergio souza from Pexels

'Out in large numbers' = xuất hiện hoặc hoạt động với số lượng lớn.

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EFF supporters have come out in large numbers awaiting the address from Malema, who will appear in the Hawks head office on Tuesday morning to draft a statement on his actions during the EFF’s birthday bash.

“In UP, women given triple talaq are coming out in large numbers to register FIRs against their husbands. Within three weeks (till August 21) of implementation (thi hành) of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, as many as 216 FIRs have been filed in the state so far,” he said.

“Endgame” proves (chứng minh) people will come out in large numbers to see a movie in theaters, but will audiences be interested in “Avatar” over a decade after the original hit theaters? The giant time gap (khoảng cách thời gian quá lớn) in between the “Avatar” movies is the biggest hurdle (khó khăn, rào cản) Cameron faces, and he’ll have to get people to remember what made the original so special if he plans to have “Avatar 2” break records. The second “Avatar” film will be released by Disney on December 17, 2021, with ‘Avatar 3’ arriving on December 22, 2023.

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"Make your number" nghĩa là gì?

Chả biết giải gì cứ check-in cho nó phấn khởi cái đã Photo by Emre Kuzu from Pexels

'Make one's number' = báo số của ai. Từ này bắt nguồn từ ngành hàng hải, khi thuyền của họ ra hiệu báo số hiệu của mình cho người khác để được tiến vào -> (nghĩa cũ) thông báo sự xuất hiện của ai, đặc biệt khi bắt đầu hoặc nhận trách nhiệm, nghĩa vụ; (hiện nay) định mức, chỉ tiêu bán hàng mong muốn hoặc bắt buộc đạt được.

Ví dụ
They log into Clari and Clari is showing them things like their goal is 100 million this quarter but they're actually doing 120 million. Or their team is needing to do 160 and Clari is calling 125. We help them to see that. And then we suggest things like, here are the areas where we see risk and you can take action to mitigate (giảm nhẹ) that and you will then make your number.

As head of Product I own the product and the date, so I have to find a way to get it done with Dev and make the date. Similarly, Sales may claim ‘the customer said they have to wait until next year, so I can’t get the deal (thỏa thuận) or make my number.’ Well, in that case Sales has to find a way to get that deal, or another way to make their number, if they are going to be extremely accountable.”

Accountability (trách nhiệm giải trình), as Ryu defines it, means that you have committed yourself to an outcome and that you will do everything that’s professionally within your power to achieve it. “But the world’s a complex and uncertain place, and so things may not work out for lots of reasons,” he says. “A lot of organizations will say to a salesperson, ‘If you make your number, you’re a hero. If you don’t make your number, you’re a loser.’ That ignores the fact that a lot of sales is random, and that you have a finite (có hạn) ability to change the appetite to buy.

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"In round numbers" nghĩa là gì?

Ngày vừa 20 em ùa vào đời, đời vừa 20, xanh lạ Photo by Yasmine qasem from Pexels

'In round numbers/figures' = tính theo số tròn, xấp xỉ.

Ví dụ
The study shows reaching a goal expressed in round numbers results in higher levels of customer satisfaction (hài lòng). That was particularly true when the final goal was still distant. Hitting intermediate targets expressed as round numbers increased customers' feeling of progress at low levels of achievement.

Doubtless, as we approach the 20th anniversary there will be renewed efforts at memorializing (tưởng nhớ, kỉ niệm) 9/11 — Americans like their dates in round numbers. But, where does that leave us today, with the knowledge that 2,605 U.S. citizens and 372 non-U.S. citizens (excluding the 19 perpetrators (thủ phạm)) died in the attacks that ushered  (báo hiệu, mở ra) in so much that shapes the way we safeguard our lives and nation now?

What we saw in the global data could not be true seasonality (chuỗi thời gian). In previous studies with smaller sample sizes, the fluctuations (biến động) by month of birth were less smooth and could be due to real fluctuations in harvests and the disease environment. This global sawtooth (răng cưa) pattern was surely the result of measurement error, but could not be explained by any of the known problems in survey data such as heaping, in which people report age in round numbers or record births around memorable dates, or discontinuity caused by switching between measuring infants’ length lying down to measuring older children’s height when they’re standing up.

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"Your number comes up" nghĩa là gì?

Em mới 15 thui hà Photo by Kelvin Augusto Da Siqueira from Pexels

'One's number comes up'= con số của ai xuất hiện/được chọn -> một người được chọn (làm gì) ngẫu nhiên hoặc tình cờ, không biết trước là vận may hay xui.

Ví dụ
It’s a simple matter of mathematics (toán học) and the key to it is the zero – one on European tables, two if you’re in the United States. When your number comes up, you’re paid out at odds (tỉ lệ cá cược) of 35-1. But the actual odds are 36-1 – or 37-1 in the USA, where there is a double zero.

Man, I just want to get this film [Ad Astra] out! Every year, I see amazing talent getting acknowledged and amazing talent not getting acknowledged. And my feeling is, when your number comes up, it’s great fun, and when someone else’s number comes up, it’s usually a friend, so it’s great fun still. How was that for a dodge?

Starting with insurance, many have been trained to seek the lowest price. Low cost is good provided the underlying coverage (bao phủ) adequately covers your risks. For example, most states (although not all!) require some bare minimum amount of auto insurance to register a car. These underlying limits are quite low, and may not sufficiently cover you in the event of a loss involving injuries, many people or vehicles. It may feel good when you get the quote (định giá), but it may feel awful if your number comes up in a bad situation.

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