Journey in Life: 09/16/19

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Hit man" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy cứ đợi đấy, nupakachi. Photo by Zoltan Tasi

"Hit man" -> Người được thuê để giết ai đó/một tay sát thủ chuyên nghiệp.

Ví dụ
The woman said that, through her son and his social circle, she learned of a second individual who was “supposed to be the hired hit man.

Otherwise the street is silent. Then the hit man steps from the shadows (bóng) behind the parked truck and waves me on toward the safe house.

The 50-year-old Houston-area boxing coach spoke to The Sun this week about learning his wife had attempted to hire a hit man to kill him.

The husband of a woman who died nearly five years ago is accused of trying to hire a hit man and then poisoning (đầu độc) her with heroin.

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"High man on the totem pole" nghĩa là gì?

Đúng chất một người đàn ông quyền lực. Photo by JJ Jordan

"High man on the totem pole" = Người cao đứng trên cột gỗ cao -> Người có vị thế/cấp bậc cao, người lãnh đạo một tổ chức.

Ví dụ
You went from the high man on the totem pole to the lowest in a matter of days. You were unsure about everything you once knew so well.

High man on the totem pole, so to speak, was Chara. He is the latest example of a major UFA playing a key role for a Stanley Cup champion, after Scott Niedermayer in 2007, Brian Rafalski in 2008, Sergei Gonchar in 2009, and Brian Campbell in 2010.

Lineal heavyweight world champion Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko once again proved why he is the high man on the totem pole of the division by stopping Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in their Saturday meeting at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

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"Iron man" nghĩa là gì?

Chắc xem phim của Marvel nhiều quá. Photo by Vicky Sim

"Iron man" = Người sắt -> Người có sức khỏe/sức mạnh cực đỉnh và vì thể nên ít khi bị ốm đau bệnh tật.

Ví dụ
The world was introduced to Riri back in Civil War II when Iron Man was in a coma (hôn mê) and the newcomer stepped up to save the world.

If there’s yet another Hall of Fame quality to admire about Nolan Arenado as he’s on track for a career year, it’s the all-star’s iron man tendencies (xu hướng).

Now, 85 years later, British inventor Richard Browning has managed to pull off the stunt. But instead of attaching the letter to a rocket, he donned his Iron Man-style jet suit to hand deliver it — and broke a personal flight record (phá vỡ kỷ lục bay cá nhân của mình) in the process.

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"Good-time man" nghĩa là gì?

Trai xăm hình chắc gì đã xấu. Photo by Greta Schölderle Møller

"Good-time man" nghĩa là người vui vẻ/ngon lành; ngoài ra còn có nghĩa lóng là kẻ bán thuốc lắc/ma túy trái phép.

Ví dụ
Zidane is a coach that embodies (hiện thân của) Madrid as a club, a good-time man; he didn’t want to be left around to pick up the pieces as the team starts to decay (tàn phá).

To family, friends and anyone else who knew him, Michel Laurent was a storyteller (người kể chuyện). The life of the party. A good-time man. Whether they were true or not, Laurent’s tales brought people together.

Shamo called himself a “white-collar good-time man,” drew in co-workers from his time at eBay and peppered his messages to them with smiley-face emojis. His legal professional called him a fool; his major defense was that he isn’t easy sufficient to be a kingpin (trụ cột, nhân vật chính).

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"God's gift to man" nghĩa là gì?

Món quà này không biết sẽ tặng ai? Photo by Kira auf der Heide

"God's gift to man" = Món quà của Thượng đế cho nhân loại -> Điều gì đó được cho là có ích lợi cho tất cả mọi người/người vô cùng hấp dẫn không thể cưỡng lại được đối với nam giới.

Ví dụ
The idea that progressive politicians, people who are emblematic (điển hình, biểu tượng) of this very problem, would be God’s gift to man, able to fix poverty and wealth inequality (sự bất bình đẳng giữa giàu và nghèo) despite being wealth-hoarders (kẻ tích trữ sự giàu có) themselves is completely goofy (ngu ngốc).

It’s debatable (có thể tranh luận), but avocadoes are God’s gift to man. You can eat them, you can smear (bôi lên) them all over your face, put them in your hair and they will still come through for you. Avocadoes are dependable; we should all aspire (thiết tha, mong mỏi) to be as dependable as avocadoes.

How can a man who has a history of misogyny (tính ghét kết hôn), less than compassionate communication skills and only seemingly opportunistic (thuộc kiểu người cơ hội) confessions of faith continue to win the hearts of evangelicals (người đạo Tin Lành)? Moreover, is hubris (ngạo mạn) leading him to believe he is God’s gift to man or does his political prowess (sự can đảm) merely recognize his dependence on the evangelical vote?

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"Face man" nghĩa là gì?

Đẹp trai quá cũng khổ. Photo by LIJO EASO

"Face man" = bộ mặt (của tổ chức) -> Người thu hút/người đại diện cho nhóm, tổ chức trình bày một vấn đề trước công chúng.

Ví dụ
“David was the face man. Charles was the strategy guy. So while he ended up being associated a lot more with their political causes.

But that’s what McNabb’s been doing his whole existence here. He leaves a sheen, the oily residue of a face man, a snow-job artist forever reading a script. It’s hard to muster any sympathy for the man anymore.

“They wanted a face man,” he says, using an industry term for a lead whose primary distinguishing characteristic is being easy on the eyes. “And Chris was a very good-looking guy.”

Earth's great reality-TV/social media bombshell is off the market, and she's going to marry a pillar of Brooklyn's next pro franchise. Humphries is a solid (averages of 10 points and 10 rebounds last season), well-mannered sixth-year pro whom the Nets have promoted as a face man for the big 2012 schlep to Atlantic and Flatbush.

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Bài trước: "Con man" nghĩa là gì?

"Every man has his price" nghĩa là gì?

Ngầu thế à! Photo by Matt Palmer

"Every man has his price" = ai cũng có giá của họ -> Có đủ tiền thì có thể lay động bất kỳ ai để làm tất cả mọi việc/có thể hối lộ họ nhưng phải biết giá của họ như thế nào.

Ví dụ
Every man has his price. This is one of the lines in the play A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt.

But every man has his price and Penn is on the verge of (trên bờ vực, trên ngưỡng) signing over control of the club for a figure in excess (vượt mức) of $12m.

An argument then ensues on whether or not anyone can be bought. On one hand, Rich believes ‘every man has his price’, while on the other, Sir Thomas, disagrees with the notion that anyone could succumb (thua, không chịu nổi, không chống nổi) to the temptations (cám dỗ) of status, power, wealth and women.

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"Every last man of us" nghĩa là gì?

Vì sức khỏe cộng đồng. Photo by  Mārtiņš Zemlickis

"Every last man of us/them" -> Chỉ tất cả một nhóm người/mọi người trong cộng đồng hoặc một nơi cụ thể.

Ví dụ
“Nobody knows what they’re putting in it,” he said. “The juices we sell here, every last man of them we know the ingredients (nguyên liệu) in. There are no chemical flavorings, no vitamin E ... it’s all FDA regulated and approved.”

“Every last man of them should be begging to be in those doors and the VA should be begging them to be in there so that we make sure every veteran that walks in there is treated with compassion. They’re treated by competent (có đủ trình độ) people,” he said.

“People blame doctors, hospitals, payers, pharma, device companies, and even patients for not taking better care,” Makary writes. “But every last man of us in health care, every stakeholder (người hưởng lợi), needs to look inward (bên trong thân thể) and address the waste in our own backyard (trong nội bộ, sân sau).”

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Lộ diện huy chương 42race half marathon

trung thu 2019 ở trường hoa ban
hơi bị nhiều :)

Bài trước: Cung thiếu nhi Hải Dương

"Crumbs from the rich man's table" nghĩa là gì?

Dễ gì ăn được đồng tiền của giới nhà giàu. Photo by andrew welch

"Crumbs from the rich man's table" = Miếng vụn rơi ra từ bàn người giàu -> Cái gì đó được cung cấp không đủ và không công bằng bởi người đang nắm giữ một lượng rất lớn hoặc dư thừa.

Ví dụ
“The self-styled TPA won't be happy until all working-class (tầng lớp lao động, công nhân) people are living on the crumbs from the rich man's table.“

The FA, in the same situation, merely begs the Premier League to throw what are effectively crumbs from the rich man’s table at the poor down below.

Charities (hoạt động từ thiện) aren’t new, but in modern capitalist societies, many states have legislated to regulate charities. In this way, “the crumbs from the rich man’s table can safely be given to the poor”.

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"Con man" nghĩa là gì?

Không gian ảo của một hacker. Photo by Jeremy Perkins

"Con man" = Kẻ bịp bợm, người rất giỏi lôi kéo hay thuyết phục người khác bằng những mánh khóe.

Ví dụ
In today's world, anyone can be targeted by scams (sự gian lận) -- even famous con man Frank W. Abagnale. For this reason he shares his top advice for protecting yourself against fraud (vụ lừa đảo).

Frank Abagnale, the former con-man that inspired the 2002 Steven Spielberg film "Catch Me If You Can," said fraudsters (kẻ lừa đảo) can easily be outsmarted (khôn hơn, láu hơn) – all people need is the right tools and mindset (tư duy).

The words “serial con man” are not what you want applied to a man promising to retool (trang bị lại) a prominent (nổi bật, nhô lên) downtown building. But that's how federal prosecutors (bên nguyên, người khởi tố) once described John Thomas, a real estate developer turned FBI informant (chỉ điểm), turned convict, turned developer once more.

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"Come within an inch of" nghĩa là gì?

Cố lên em!!! Photo by: Samantha Garrote on Pexels

"Come within an inch of" = còn một inch nữa thôi -> nghĩa là sắp/gần như đạt được điều gì.

Ví dụ
Look back on the events (sự kiện) of 7 November 2018, when he delivered his concession (nhượng bộ) speech, having lost to Cruz in a packed sports stadium in El Paso, and you can see the contrast (tương phản). At that time he was lauded (ca ngợi) as the politician who could do the impossible: challenge a virulent (ác độc) Republican like Ted Cruz in a solid red state like Texas and come within an inch of victory.

Aodhán Burns added to the national champs’ tally when he gave a master-class in the lightweight single scull (chèo thuyền đơn hạng nhẹ). Aodhán was in control of this race from the get-go and never let his competition come within an inch of him.

This year alone, Disney has seen Avengers: Endgame come within an inch of Avatar's record-breaking grosses; its May 24 release Aladdin has earned $923 million globally, despite tepid (nhạt nhẽo, hững hờ) reviews; and its July 19 remake of the animated The Lion King is expected to add lavishly (phung phí) to the company's coffers.

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