Journey in Life: 09/23/19

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Monday, September 23, 2019

"A ripple effect" nghĩa là gì?

Trăm ngàn con sóng xô, em lao mình vào trong biển cả Photo by bruce mars from Pexels

'A ripple effect' = hiệu ứng gợn sóng, mà các bạn biết đấy 'sóng' thì dồn dập liên tục -> tác động liên tiếp của thứ gì hay sự kiện gì lên những thứ khác.

Ví dụ
Asian ride-hailing startups Grab, Go-Jek and Didi-Chuxing are watching nervously for any signs of a ripple effect on the gig economy (nền kinh tế chia sẻ) from a newly passed California law that requires companies like Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees, eligible for benefits and wage protections which could be costly.

A brief bout (đợt) of thundershower (mưa rào có sấm sét) on the night September 21 in Dimapur set off a ripple effect disrupting power supply for over 15 hours to several localities. Lightning reportedly damaged a power utility point originating from Metha Sub-station affecting normal supply to colonies in and around the Clock Tower area and Tajen Ao Road (formerly Circular Road).

Thomas Cook may have been born and headquartered in Britain, but it is a familiar name in dozens of countries and its bankruptcy (vỡ nợ, phá sản) is causing a ripple effect, particularly in Germany. More than 140,000 German holidaymakers have been impacted and tens of thousands of future travel bookings may not be honored. Hotels, resorts and airlines, meanwhile, could face tens of millions of euros in lost or delayed revenues.

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"Come into effect" nghĩa là gì?

Bút sa gà chết Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels

'Come into effect' = có hiệu lực -> chính thức có giá trị, có hiệu lực thi hành (luật lệ, chính sách, hợp đồng...).

Ví dụ
New rules for busking (biểu diễn nơi công cộng kiếm tiền) in the city will come into effect at the start of January. The controversial (gây tranh cãi) regulations have encountered (đối mặt, đương đầu) some delay.

Speaking to IANS, a BCCI functionary said that the new contracts would come into effect from September 5 and all the necessary approvals (đồng ý, đồng thuận) will be received by then. The Indian team is also expected to return on the same day as the second Test against West Indies concludes on September 3.

Nine months after the Central government first notified the draft (dự thảo, dự luật) Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018 on the 4th of December 2018, the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019 have now come into effect through a notification by the Central Government on the 18th of September 2019 in its official gazette (công báo).

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"They broke the mold when they made" nghĩa là gì?

Em là riêng, là nhất của đời tôi Photo by Diego Rezende from Pexels

'They broke the mold when they made someone or something' = họ phá bỏ cái khuôn khi tạo ra ai hay cái gì -> ai hay cái gì là độc nhất, duy nhất, không cái gì có thể so sánh được; làm thứ gì theo cách hoàn toàn mới.

Ví dụ
"Tongen was one of a kind. They broke the mold when they made him ... He brought a lot of experience. He made me a better person. I brought a lot of a costumes and jerk chicken festivals. And somehow it worked," she said of their 10-year partnership.

I've seen quite a bit in 11 seasons covering the Patriots. This is the first time I can remember a player being informed of a release and then being retained on cutdown day. They broke the mold when they made Gunner Olszewski, that's for sure.

To say they broke the mold when they made Mac Rebennack is a gross understatement (nói giảm bớt đi). He spoke and sang in a language and style all his own, philosophizing (triết lý) and pondering the absurdities (sự vô lý) of everyday life in his unforgettable raspy, wiseguy, swampy, voodoo king voice.

We are all very blessed to be touched by your tremendous spirit, explosive love for life and extremely generous soul. Everyone — from all walks of life — who meets you knows they are in the presence of a unique and special force in the universe. Robert Kraft is truly the great American Icon of our time. They broke the mold when they made you! Thank you for letting me share part of the Journey,” Lander captioned the photo.

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"Jive talk" nghĩa là gì?

Công nhận nay có mấy câu hot trend nghe mà cười đau bụng tụi bay hén! Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

"Jive talk" = lời nói khó hiểu -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tiếng lóng, những từ ngữ hợp mốt của xã hội hiện tại.

Ví dụ
Born in Austin in 1913, Durst gained a reputation in the city’s blues scene in the 1930s and ’40s for his rhythmic vocal style known as “jive talk,” which eventually got him work calling local Negro league baseball games.

His slender pamphlet dictionary would help promote equality in a society where being black was not an advantage. The hugely successful book would appeal to both black and white audiences as it introduced the African-American jive talk and Harlem-style jazz to people who even lived far away from New York, according to History.

He added: "Juvenile gangsters playing around with knives. What's going on with a whole generation of children with the advantage of good families and good education?" "They appear to have led double lives, living out idiotic fantasies. Talking in stupid jive talk. Idiotic, juvenile, pathetic, but not sinister - stupid."

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Bài trước: "Heart-to-heart talk" nghĩa là gì?

"Heart-to-heart talk" nghĩa là gì?

Tui kể thật chuyện đây, bà đừng cho ai biết nha! Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

"Heart-to-heart talk" = lời nói từ trái tim tới trái tim -> nghĩa là chuyện thành thật, chuyện chân tình, xuất phát từ trái tim.

Ví dụ
Really, they need to have a heart-to-heart talk with the child, explaining what some of the challenges are and what it means to do things at an age-appropriate level.

In love, someone is sending mixed messages, blowing hot and then cold. Have a heart-to-heart talk with your loved one so you are both clear about where you stand. If you're single, be wary of coming on too strong on a first date.

The decision eventually came down to a family conversation for Bechard and her mother. “When I was making the decision, my mom and I had to sit down for a really hard heart-to-heart talk about it,” Bechard said. “It was scary and nerve wracking, but exciting. It’s a different experience.”

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Bài trước: "Fighting talk" nghĩa là gì?

"Fighting talk" nghĩa là gì?

Có giỏi thì ra mặt đi , bổn cô nương chấp hết! Photo by Leana Hodges on Unsplash

"Fighting talk" = lời lẽ mang tính chiến đấu, đấu tranh -> cụm từ này nghĩa là lời khiêu chiến, lời thách thức.

Ví dụ
United States hooker James Hilterbrand has stepped up the fighting talk ahead of the Eagles' Rugby World Cup clash with England, stressing their highly rated opponents are far from unbeatable.

The retired Arsenal England soccer player and former Liverpool goalkeeper will both be hitting the ballroom on the BBC One series this year and Alex admits her friend and fellow footballer David has wasted no time in ramping up the "fighting talk" on who is going to be the better dancer.

Last year the Regional Development Minister turned to fighting talk when calling out the national carrier for putting profit ahead of regional "growth and connectivity". He accused Luxon of politicking to justify the cutting of loss-making regional routes, particularly the airline's decision to cut Kapiti services.

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Bài trước: "Dutch uncle" nghĩa là gì?

"Dutch uncle" nghĩa là gì?

Để chú nói cho mà nghe! Photo by Hatham on Unsplash

"Dutch uncle" = người chú Hà Lan -> cụm từ này nghĩa là người đưa ra lời khuyên thẳng thắn, nhiều khi mang tính chất chỉ trích, phê bình hơi gay gắt.

Ví dụ
“There are some people who need the ‘Dutch Uncle’ to wake them up financially, to tell them ‘you cannot spend any more money on credit cards buying your children stuff. We’re going to get you straightened out and get you on the straight-and-narrow,’” he says.

A Dutch uncle is someone most people would want to avoid. Someone who talks to you like a Dutch uncle is usually berating or admonishing you. Unless of course you have an uncle who is actually from the Netherlands in which case he might be very nice and never tell you off.

Definitions of a “Dutch uncle” vary from someone who gives firm, benevolent advice to someone who issues frank or harsh comments. The origin of this phrase is unclear, but most seem to think that it also came about during the wars of the 17th and 18th century. Used as an insult, a “Dutch uncle” is the opposite of a typical friendly, caring uncle. Presumably, the phrase refers to the stern quality attributed to the Dutch.

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Bài trước: "Double talk" nghĩa là gì?

"Double talk" nghĩa là gì?

Giờ ý muốn thực sự của hai người là gì thì nói ra đi, tui nghe mỏi lắm rồi ! Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

"Double talk" có từ double nghĩa là gấp đôi, nước đôi, hai hàng -> cụm từ này có thể hiểu là cách nói thật sự có nghĩa rất khác với cái nghĩa bề ngoài của nó hoặc chẳng có nghĩa gì cả, thường gọi là cách nói nước đôi, lập lờ.

Ví dụ
The important question to ask in this regard is whether China is serious or only playing to the gallery when it made that call. The Chinese government is known for double-talk: Its public statements do not match its actions.

It seems like Pawan Kalyan is getting accustomed to the habit of double talk just like the TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu. It seems he is more confused than Chandrababu Naidu is, as he could neither support the TDP, nor oppose it. He has also failed to express his ideas on some important issues.

“If you do not hear a simple and direct answer, or if someone repeatedly jumps in to answer questions posed to a colleague, your ‘double-talk’ warning system should be ringing. You may have uncovered a weakness in the system or a specific feature/functionality that doesn’t quite meet the specified requirements. It may also mean the person being asked the question exaggerated their expertise and experience.”

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Bài trước: "A cheap skate" nghĩa là gì?

"Break out in a rash" nghĩa là gì?

Make-up phải dùng đồ chất lượng không là tan nát mặt tiền ngay Photo by Beatnik Peach from Pexels

'Break out in a rash' = phát ban, nổi mẩn đỏ trên da, lan rộng.

Ví dụ
“It drains my energy and it makes my joints swell," Thibodeaux said. “I break out in a rash and it wreaks havoc (tàn phá) on my body for a while. I get to come out in the evenings and feed the turtles. It’s my fresh air and it gets me outside and gets me moving a little.”

I tried dozens of moisturizers (làm ẩm) during the Best of Beauty testing process. Three of them made me break out in a rash, but SkinBetter Science Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment was my saving grace. I've now gone through three bottles (three!) since February. It's creamy, lightweight, and virtually scentless.

I have a friend whose daughter has an egg allergy (dị ứng). She said her daughter will break out in a rash if she eats anything that even has trace amounts of egg in it. Another friend of hers told her to use CBD oil to prevent reactions, but I am skeptical (nghi ngờ). I cannot find anything credible to support the claim. What are your thoughts?

Obviously, one tampon (băng vệ sinh) a day does not meet that medical requirement. After the migrant teens bled through that, they had to take it out or extend their usage of the period product at risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome, a condition that can kill people. People who get toxic shock can have fever, low blood pressure, and diarrhea (tiêu chảy), break out in a rash, get muscle aches, experience confusion, have seizures, and can die.

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"Go for broke" nghĩa là gì?

Thiên hạ có trầm trồ Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery from Pexels

'Go for broke' = chơi tới hết tiền, cháy túi, trong cờ bạc nếu một người 'go for broke' nghĩa là họ đặt cược tất cả tiền vào một trò chơi hoặc một ván bài -> mạo hiểm tất cả những gì mình có để có cơ may thắng/thành công lớn; nỗ lực hết sức.

Ví dụ
Enyimba and Kano Pillars go for broke to stay in contention (đua tranh). The Nigerian flag bearers still have all their hard work to accomplish in the Caf inter-club second leg

There’s no doubt that the format suits McIlroy’s aggressive go-for-broke style of play. “I’m a huge fan of the skins format. I love the way it rewards attacking play and think it suits my game quite well.

ITChapter2 has a rushed, clumsy (không gọn, vụng về) first act & an odd lack of chemistry among the adult Losers. But it eventually finds its footing. This is a BIG movie—a go for broke horror blockbuster not afraid to make weird choices. Bill Hader steals the show.

If you’re looking to go for broke and get a microphone that will knock your socks off, then Shure is certainly one of the brands you should be looking into. The Shure SM7B in particular is a highly-popular option and is a cardioid dynamic microphone that produced the ultimate crisp, clean audio recordings.

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"Stony broke" nghĩa là gì?

Ngoài quyên tiền còn có thể quyên góp sách cũ Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel from Pexels

'Stony broke' có từ 'stony' ngoài nghĩa phủ đầy đá còn mang nghĩa không một xu dính túi -> không có tiền, có rất ít tiền, không một xu dính túi.

Ví dụ
This particular publican was certainly bucking (ăn diện) the trend by refusing card payments. I grew up in an era where living in a cashless society simply meant that you were stony broke. Now we’re told it’s the future, with one coffee shop in Dublin recently making headlines for refusing to accept cash.

Finding herself stony broke after a break-up, Queenie must move into the cheapest room in Brixton that she can find. This is when she begins a painful and unfulfilling sexual odyssey, trying to heal herself by sleeping with a series of fantastically deplorable (tồi tệ) men who fetishise and racially stereotype her body.

The contributors (người đóng góp) to the collection of essays, Know Your Place, and the selection of poetry, memoir (hồi kí) and fiction, Common People, are of many different ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations. There are academics and autodidacts (người tự học), people who are now financially comfortable alongside those who are still stony broke.

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"Break into a gallop" nghĩa là gì?

Vó ngựa thảo nguyên Photo by Pixabay

'Break into a gallop' có từ 'gallop' là phi nước đại -> (với ngựa) bắt đầu chạy, phi.

Ví dụ
If President Donald Trump doesn’t act quickly, the nuclear arms race, which has been fairly dormant (không hoạt động, ngủ đông) for decades, might break into a gallop.

You have the veterinary degree (bằng bác sĩ thú y). Now you need the equipment so your business can break into a gallop. Here’s some guidance on what you should buy now and what can wait until later.

During the race (cuộc đua), drivers keep their feet up on the sides of the cart so there is no pouch. You may also notice the straps (dây, đai) around the horse’s legs. In harness racing, the horses must keep an even gait (dáng đi), or trot (chạy nước kiệu), and are not allowed to break into a gallop. The straps help to maintain this stride and prevent the horses from galloping.

Unlike llamas (lạc đà không bướu) they don’t spit or bite, though they hum when contented in a low way: “Timid and cowardly too”. The most they ever do to complain, add the brothers, is stick out a little black tongue and go “tsk, tsk”. All of this makes them the perfect wild walking companion, unlikely to break into a gallop or go swimming in Swilly. They must be all the rage. Another outfit has come up with the Alpacas and Prosecco tour.

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"Bed and breakfast" nghĩa là gì?

Đồ ăn phục vụ tận giường nhé Photo by from Pexels

'Bed and breakfast' = (có) giường và (phục vụ) bữa sáng. Một mô hình cho du khách gần giống với khách sạn, có phục vụ bữa sáng nhưng ở quy mô nhỏ hơn (trong khu dân cư hoặc nhà riêng). Thường được viết tắt là B&B.

Ví dụ
Foxhills has been nominated in the 'bed and breakfast and beyond’ category at the Eviivo Awards, which recognise the country's best independent accommodation providers.

Since June, they have been operating (điều hành) a Whitefish bed and breakfast, the Farmhouse Inn & Kitchen, feeding café customers with food made from scratch and selling handmade bath products out of a space scarcely big enough for the family of six.

Have you ever wanted to own a bed-and-breakfast? Well, now you can. The Poe family are putting the Grandview Inn Bed and Breakfast on the market, in a sense. "We're going to literally give our bed-and-breakfast away," Tiffany Poe said in a video posted on their Facebook page.

Alpharetta is amending local law governing bed and breakfast operations to regulate (quy định) the number of guest rooms rather than the number of guests. Ordinances currently limit bed and breakfasts in Alpharetta to no more than 15 guests. Under text amendments (sửa đổi) to the Unified Development Code accepted on first reading by the City Council, B&Bs instead would be limited to no more than seven guest rooms and one owner’s suite, and an average guest stay of less than seven days.

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"All hell breaks loose" nghĩa là gì?

Hội anh em bạn dì đường phố tụ tập Photo by Felipe Silveira from Pexels

'All hell breaks loose' = toàn bộ địa ngục vỡ tung -> tình hình, tình huống đột nhiên trở nên hỗn loạn, không kiểm soát được.

Ví dụ
City council's back and all hell breaks loose. When Nenshi is slammed (đả kích) for being bitchy and a little kid, this is a show where you want to hang around. City council is back, ready to take up where they let off. In the mud.

Homelessness (vô gia cư) is an increasing problem in Southern California, and the Santa Clarita Valley is no exception. It seems like everyone who enters the conversation agrees on those basic facts. But when the conversation turns to causes and solutions, all hell breaks loose.

All hell breaks loose after Ayesha’s (Madiha Imam) vicious (tội lỗi) brother-in-law Mazhar (Tipu Sharif) accuses her of having an extra-marital affair with the other brother-in-law Faizi (Mirza Zain Baig). Believing Mazhar, Ayesha’s husband Haris (Danish Taimoor) sends her packing off for home, and insults Faizi badly when he brings over his wife/Haris’s sister Nimra (Anumta Qureshi).

Several years ago a nuclear disaster in an old power station forced local authorities to seal the building amid health concerns. But when three teenagers go missing after coming across the Reactor Number 1 site - all hell breaks loose. To this day, no one knows what lies deep within the plant or what the fallout has done to workers. All that is known is that communication with 'Alpha Team' was lost in the hunt for the missing youngsters.

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"Grind your teeth" nghĩa là gì?

Đi chơi về muộn không được vào nhà sao? Photo by Wesley Carvalho from Pexels

'Grind one's teeth' = nghiến răng (vì giận) -> kìm nén cơn giận, không thể hiện ra ngoài.

Ví dụ
When you’re stressed, the last thing you want to worry about is your teeth. For some, stress can lead skipping out on brushing or flossing altogether, while others develop habits of teeth-grinding.

If you’re like 20% of the population, you grind your teeth at night. Whether unknowingly or purposefully, a lot more people do it during the day if they’re stressed. Help control a bad habit and save your teeth by wearing a night guard while you sleep.

If you wake up with jaw (quai hàm) pain or a toothache, and there's no other possible cause for it, consider anxiety (lo lắng). "Anxiety may cause you to clench and grind your teeth, both while you are awake or asleep," licensed psychotherapist Christine Scott-Hudson, MA LMFT ATR, tells Bustle. And you might even be doing it without realizing.

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"Pester me with" nghĩa là gì?

Đáng yêu quá à Photo by Pixabay on Pexels

'Pester one with something' = làm phiền, quấy rầy, làm ai khó chịu (đặc biệt với những yêu cầu dai dẳng).

Ví dụ
As I lift it towards her, she plops down a ladle-full of the fish ball, potato, egg soup that we always have on Lunar New Year. Scrunching (nhai rau ráu) and sniffing my nose after the first bowl, I finally notice the ten-plus relatives around a table that’s supposed to fit six. They start to pester me with their usual proceedings.

A couple of hours later, after seeing his cardiologist (bác sĩ tim mạch), he is now wearing an at-home heart monitor for two weeks, and is on some light medication. His doctor also mentioned he was the second patient this week to come in after the Apple Watch detected AFib, and the first patient was also not a false-positive. Thankfully, my father should be fine and hopefully will continue to pester me with technology questions for years to come.

I was teaching in high school when my parents started arranging for my marriage (hôn nhân). I told them that I was planning to resign my job and join a nunnery (nữ tu viện). My mother was shocked; she took me aside and asked me why I didn’t want to get married. Began to pester me with one question after another, such as: are you afraid of going through the pain of bearing and delivering (sinh nở) children? are you afraid that your husband will beat you up? Are you in love with someone? Etc. I just kept quiet and refused to say anything.

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"Crackbrained" nghĩa là gì?

Mỗi người một dáng, cưng ghê ha Photo by Pixabay

'Crackbrained' dùng để chỉ những người hoặc tình huống dở người, lập dị, điên khùng hay ngốc nghếch.

Ví dụ
It is of paramount importance that all students understand that the Morris Family Multicultural Students Center is going to be a center for inclusivity, not a means to any crackbrained segregation (chia tách, phân biệt).

“I am reproached (bị chỉ trích, sỉ nhục) as a proud, wicked (lập dị), deceived (lừa dối), deluded, lying Woman; a mad, melancholy, crackbrained, self willed, conceited Fool, and black Sinner, led by whimsies, notions, and knif-knafs of my own head.”

Bolton was part of the powerful neoconservative (chủ nghĩa bảo thủ mới) faction of national security officials in the George W Bush administration that had a plan for supporting regime change in Iran, not much different from the one Bolton is reportedly pushing now. But it was a crackbrained scheme that involved the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) exiled (đày ải, lưu đày) terrorist organisation that never had Bush's support.

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"Crack under the strain" nghĩa là gì?

Đang mệt đừng có chụp trộm Photo by Ivandrei Pretorius from Pexels

'Crack under the strain' = (đầu óc) đứt vì căng thẳng quá -> căng thẳng trong trường hợp cụ thể nào đó; (não như) ngừng hoạt động vì áp lực, mệt mỏi.

Ví dụ
Dear Dr K Sivan, It's hard to find a picture of you in which you aren't smiling. And yours is such an arresting smile: effortless, spontaneous, affectionate. So when you quietly announced on Saturday morning that the Chandrayaan-2 lander had gone incommunicado (không giao tiếp với ai), and your voice appeared to crack under the strain of emotion, it was more than I could bear to watch.

On the build side, the Fold has a 4.6-inch display when in smartphone mode, which should be a chunky but welcome reprieve (cứu giúp) to those who miss the small smartphone era. When opened, it reveals a 7.3-inch “Infinity Flex” display made not of glass—which would crack under the strain of opening and closing—but of a plasticky polymer that Samsung has previously said can withstand hundreds of thousands of openings and closings.

That very scenario (hình ảnh, kịch bản) makes Nancy Kelly’s performance as Rhoda’s mother, Christine, powerfully sympathetic, with a bitter air of hopelessness. She’s reminiscent (hồi tưởng, nhớ lại) of Ellen Burstyn in The Exorcist, trying to hold a family together as the unsettling clues start building up, looking likely to crack under the strain at any moment. You don’t blame her for being desperate (tuyệt vọng), so desperate, to believe every one of Rhoda’s excuses and rationalizations (hợp lý hóa).

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"Crack the door" nghĩa là gì?

Anh hỏi ai dợ? Photo by Wojciech Kumpicki from Pexels

'Crack the door (open)' = mở hé cửa.

Ví dụ
“It’s a career-high payday for them, but we’re only beginning to crack the door open,” he continued. “I want to thank DAZN and Eddie for helping to crack the door open, but it’s time to knock the f—ing door down!”.

When a Kansas City radio host asked in a July 17 interview if anything could sway (gây ảnh hưởng) the secretary to run for Senate, Mr. Pompeo seemed to crack the door open, saying he would “always leave open the possibility that something will change and my path in life will change too.”

Given the league’s history with marijuana policy, advocates (những người tán thành, ủng hộ) have reason to be skeptical (nghi ngờ). But Turley senses momentum building. “They only needed to crack the door open on this,” he said. “I think massive things are going to come.”

Your first urge when you see doors in Modern Warfare, your first impulse (thôi thúc), is to just charge through them. At the beginning of the match, that’s what most people will do. But some people like to shut the doors and set up traps (bẫy) for people; but there’s a great counter for that. When you approach a door while aiming down sights, you can tap a button to crack the door just enough to glance inside or even toss a grenade. Very useful.

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"Make a crack" nghĩa là gì?

Phải viết sao thể hiện được sự ăn năn, hối lỗi nhỉ? Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels

'Make a crack' = tạo ra một vết nứt/ sự tổn thương (với ai) -> nói những lời châm biếm, mỉa mai, hay nói lời ác ý.

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Noth later seemed to make a crack about his later-in-life fatherhood. In response to an Instagram post Parker made about her new wine line, the actor wrote, “I want a bottle!”

Amazon Prime Video began featuring original series in 2013, which is around the same time streaming king Netflix did. However, Amazon only started to make a crack in Emmy nominations (đề cử) in 2015 with its comedic series “Transparent.”

Two years later Hogan reached a confidential settlement with the ATO and no charges against him were ever laid. But the damage was done. "It has besmirched (bôi nhọ) his reputation (danh tiếng) a bit, especially in Australia," his son Todd said. "Even mates of mine will make a crack about it."

No one ever wanted to break the unspoken convent (nữ tu viện) of civility, myself included. Returning to the girl who made comments after the Parkland walkout, I think no one ever did confront (đe dọa, đối đầu) her. I sat next to her in my watercolor painting elective. I saw her on the weekends at parties. I cheered for her at basketball games. God forbid (ngăn cấm) I make a crack in the smooth facade of our school.

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"Crack the code" nghĩa là gì?

Trưa nay ăn gì nhỉ? Photo by Connor Gardenhire from Pexels

'Crack the code' = mở/bẻ khóa mã (code) -> giải quyết một vấn đề khó khăn hoặc bí ẩn nào đó.

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Two Perth scientists maintain frail yell of the artwork skills to crack the code in increasing crops resilient (phục hồi) to local climate alternate and securing international meals provides.

And then in Week 4 against Wisconsin, after having a week off to prepare, the Wolverines defense was torched (đốt, truyền) for 359 rushing yards and 35 points. Does this look like the year that Michigan is finally going to crack the code on Ohio State’s offense?

Cracking the code of what people want in their electric vehicles is not that complicated, even though analysts at Edmunds seem to think otherwise. In an article published by the San Diego Union Tribune, a market analyst at Edmunds said that electric car buyers “don’t seem to be EV fans, they seem to be Tesla fans.” She also said that, “It’s been really hard for any other company to crack the code of what people want in an EV.”

The 50 cent coin features a unique ‘one-time pad’ key – similar to those used by operatives during the Cold War – to encrypt (viết thành mật mã) and decode secret messages. And you have the chance to solve it. As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations, The Mint also launched a ‘coincryption’ competition for those who crack the code on their coins. Once you crack the code, you have to enter it into the competition website. You will enter the draw to win the only proof commemorative (kỉ niệm) coin that exists featuring the ASIO coin design.

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"Brush with death" nghĩa là gì?

Thuốc lá điện tử từng được quảng cáo giúp bỏ thuốc, nhưng độc hại không kém đâu nhé Photo by Rafael Barros from Pexels

'Brush with death' = lướt qua/chạm nhẹ phải cái chết -> gần như trải qua cái chết.

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One man’s brush with death after vaping-related lung failure. He went from hiking enthusiast to ‘on death’s door’ within days. Doctors blamed vaping (thuốc lá điện tử).

JUST over three years ago, Emma Downey had a brush with death that ended up transforming her life. After suffering a near-fatal allergic (dị ứng) reaction to aspirin, the 35-year-old from Ballinlough decided it was time for change. She was 18 stone at the time, and now, after a remarkable regime of diet and exercise, she weighs half of that.

Gee graduated from Florida A&M University in December 2009, earning a degree in broadcast journalism. His brush with death came only two months later. At that time, he was promoting nightclub appearances by musical acts. But he was about to close that chapter of his life and move to Atlanta for a job in communications. The show at Big Daddy's was to be his last. The house was packed.

Guillain-Barre (chứng rối loạn do hệ miễn dịch tấn công vào một phần thần kinh ngoại biên) is estimated to affect one in 100,000 people each year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Of those diagnosed, only 3% to 13% are fatal (chết người). For Keith, although his case nearly killed him, he considers his brush with death a blessing in disguise. Now, upon first glance, there is little to no evidence (bằng chứng) of the toll Guillain-Barre took on his body.

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"Paint with a broad brush" nghĩa là gì?

Những gì chúng ta biết về thế giới này là quá bé nhỏ Photo by Jaime Reimer from Pexels

'Paint (something) with a broad brush' = vẽ (thứ gì đó) bằng bút vẽ lớn -> miêu tả thứ gì đó một cách chung chung, không đi vào chi tiết.

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This wasn’t a typical audience of advisors. If I had to paint with a broad brush, I’d say the average attendee was younger, more diverse, more tech savvy (hiểu biết), and probably smaller and hungrier than the usual crew I see at these kinds of events.

"I think with any crime, you can't look at trends. You have to look at the facts, you have to look at the evidence, you have to look at the people. It's not fair to paint with a broad brush, particularly when it's a high profile political situation. You have to really be careful," said Braceras.

Look, I personally don’t get it. Perhaps I just can’t see it, but to me influencers are so incredibly artificial. I realize I’m painting with a broad brush here, but we’ve seen again and again how the influencer culture can be manipulated (thao túng) and, frankly, made a laughing stock – see Fyre, Palessi, and moon rock. Influencers seem to be out for the biggest payday and, worse, the most paydays. I’ve scrolled through feeds that include five or six shampoo placements from different manufacturers within a few days of each other.

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"Daft as a brush" nghĩa là gì?

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'Daft as a brush' có từ 'daft' là ngớ ngẩn, mất trí = ngớ ngẩn như cái bút vẽ (không có lông) -> kì lạ, ngốc nghếch hay ngớ ngẩn.

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“He was daft as a brush but he just had this way about him. He could just make people laugh, he had me in stitches so many times.” Bear was dubbed with his ursine (kiểu gấu) nickname after a funny incident (tai nạn) during a holiday in Ibiza in 1999.

I’m sure Sir Bobby Robson would endorse (tán thành) that view (quan điểm). He loved him like a father loves a son and when he was managing England and referred to Paul Gascoigne as ‘daft as a brush’ he was not blind to the similarities between the highly gifted pair.

Of course I saw it at the cinema the week it came out. And it was fantastic. The cast (dàn diễn viên) was incredible, particularly John Simm, all wiry intensity as Jip, Lorraine Pilkington regal as Lulu and of course Danny Dyer’s Moff, daft as a brush but with a wounded charisma (có uy tín) that leapt off the screen. It’s no wonder some of them went on to be household names.

While Lineker was just starting out on his international ascendancy (uy thế) while at Goodison, Paul Gascoigne did not arrive at the club until a decade after his Italia '90 pomp. A combination of silk and steel in midfield plus a big dollop of tears when a booking against West Germany would have left him suspended for the final had Bobby Robson's side made it, won “daft as a brush” Gazza his place in the nation's heart.

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