Journey in Life: 09/29/19

Sunday, September 29, 2019

"Man cannot live by bread alone" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Joshua Earle

"Man cannot live by bread alone" = Loài người sống chẳng phải nhờ bánh thôi đâu -> Để có một cuộc sống hạnh phúc và trọn vẹn thì ngoài những nhu cầu cơ bản như đồ ăn hoặc chỗ ở thì chúng ta cũng cần lấp đầy đời sống thuộc linh/tinh thần nữa.

Ví dụ
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

“Man shall not live by bread alone,” says Jesus in Matthew 4:4. But biblical wisdom (sự khôn ngoan được đề cập trong Kinh Thánh) seems to have been lost on the organizers of the economic conference (cuộc hội nghị) held on June 25-26 in Bahrain, where Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and key foreign-policy adviser (cố vấn chính sách ngoại giao), finally presented the outlines of his Peace to Prosperity (sự phồn vinh) plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (cuộc xung đột).

“And you shall remember the entire way on which the Lord, your God, led you these forty years in the desert (hoang mạc), in order to afflict (làm khổ sở) you to test you, to know what is in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments (điều răn) or not. And He afflicted you and let you go hungry, and then fed you with manna (lương thực từ trời cho), which you did not know, nor did your forefathers (tổ tiên, ông cha) know, so that He would make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but rather by, whatever comes forth from the mouth of the Lord does man live.”

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"Man and wife" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ben White

"Man and wife" = Cách nói khác chỉ người chồng và vợ/trở thành vợ chồng.

Ví dụ
The famous couple tied the knot (kết hôn) in a lavish (hoang toàng) wedding ceremony on Friday after 180 friends and family jetted to Turkey to watch them become husband and wife.

Ten years on, Justin and Hailey will become man and wife for the second time on Monday, marrying at the Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel in South Carolina in what is sure to be a star-studded event (sự kiện có sự tham gia đông đảo của các ngôi sao).

“It should be noted, which is an extreme concern (vấn đề, mối quan tâm cực độ) to the Department of Corrections, [Dave] Farber informed the undersigned he wants to rebuild a relationship with the victim,” Community Corrections Officer Foltz wrote in her report. “Farber admits he is in love with [the victim], and wants to be man and wife.”

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"Make a man out of me" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jenny Hill

"Make a man out of somebody" = Khiến một chàng trai trẻ trở nên chín chắn và thành một người đàn ông trưởng thành.

Ví dụ
“Maybe the Army will make these feelings go away,” she told herself. “The Army will make a man out of me.”

After feeling like their male rights are being taken away, NO MA’AM kidnaps (vụ bắt cóc) Springer and forces him to watch hours or pro-wrestling (đấu vật chuyên nghiệp) in order to make a man out of him. That did not age well.

Snake oil salesmen peddling (bán rong) masculinity (tính chất đàn ông) are new to India. And I don’t mean the kind with exotic toys (đồ chơi độc hại) and oils. But those that appear sophisticated (tinh vi, phức tạp) and promise to make a ‘Man’ out of me. The modus operandi (cách làm việc) is subtle (tinh tế, khôn khéo).

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"Company man" nghĩa là gì?

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"Company man" = Người của công ty -> Người đàn ông của công ty -> Nhân viên nam luôn bên cạnh sếp và sát cánh cùng công ty.

Ví dụ
Wolfgang Niersbach (2011-2015) was a 'company man' who climbed the DFB ladder only to resign in the wake of the 2006 World Cup scandal (vụ bê bối).

The movie is chilling not because De Niro plays Frank as an icy (lạnh lùng), remorseless (tàn nhẫn) killer, but because he's an affable (nhã nhặn, ân cần) company man.

The $381.2 billion-asset trust bank turned the keys over to the company man — at least temporarily (tạm thời) — at dawn (lúc rạng sáng, trở nên rõ ràng) Friday shortly after Wells Fargo said it would pluck away BNY Mellon Chairman and CEO Charles Scharf to lead its turnaround (sự xoay vòng).

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"Lazy man's load" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by João Silas

"Lazy man's load" = Gánh nặng của người lười -> Một mớ đồ nên được chở/gánh nhiều lần nhưng người đó lại cố gắng mang/vận chuyển hết tất cả mọi thứ chỉ trong một lần để tránh phải quay lại để chở tiếp.

Ví dụ
In farming life, “A lazy man’s load” described a tractor (máy kéo) that was heavily laden (chất đầy, nặng trĩu), thus avoiding going back a second time.

That’s the problem in this precise moment (đúng vào lúc này, lúc đó). It was all going a bit too well. The Raptors had won five games in a row against a) the best team by record in the NBA, and b) the best team, period. That isn’t sustainable (không thể chống đỡ được). The Raptors decided to unsustain it for five minutes and 25 seconds on Sunday night, which is what my mother would call “carrying a lazy man’s load.” Don’t do all your unsustaining at once. You’ll pull something.

It's like weightlifting (nâng tạ), and takes brute (thú vật, xác thịt) strength. The lazy man's load event includes the transportation of groceries (hàng tạp hóa) from the back of a vehicle and into a home. Competitors would need to try to carry an entire trip's worth of groceries into a residence, shuffle (di chuyển, lê bước) through a purse for the keys (an event in and of itself), unlock the door and make it all the way into the kitchen before dropping everything.

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"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ivan Diaz

"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" = (tục ngữ) trong xứ mù, thằng chột làm vua -> khi ở trong một tập thể kém cỏi, một người có chút ít năng lực cũng sẽ được coi trọng.

Ví dụ
In amongst the humour is a grain or two of truth in both. Throughout much of our world, values are relative, the one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind, and nowhere is this more true than elite (đẳng cấp, xa xỉ) sport.

Little wonder it is said that in the land of the blind, a one-eyed man is the king. If you ask me, the ululation (sự gào thét) about 100-day celebration is clear emptiness and inanity (sự ngu ngốc). The governors and the president should sit down and work towards making Nigerians happier and better empowered.

Apple TV+ will be receiving brand-new programming, produced by and exclusive (độc quyền) to Apple. One new show, “See” will feature actor Jason Momoa. The series is about Earth after a cataclysm (biến động lớn) in which all of humanity loses their vision – but now, something is happening to the children, they can see. It is said, in the world of the blind the one-eyed man is king, no doubt an entire generation of sighted children would foment (xúi giục) giant changes.

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Bài trước: Đình làng Lệ Mật

"Every man jack of us" nghĩa là gì?

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"Every man jack of (us/them)" = Chỉ tất cả mọi người trong chúng ta/họ.

Ví dụ
The National Obesity Forum (diễn đàn béo phì quốc gia) wants every man jack of us weighed formally and regularly and our poundage (trọng lượng cân Anh) entered on some kind of official computer.

“I feel so proud that I am the chairman that has taken Aldershot back into the Football League,” he said afterwards. “But it’s been every man jack of us – all those lads (chàng trai) who are here today and all those who have left us along the way.”

The unpalatable (không thể chấp nhận được) truth is that her passport has been confiscated (tịch thu) by the authorities. She will haunt (thường lảng vảng) London until she has spooked (làm kinh hãi) every man jack of us to Kent.

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"Boss man" nghĩa là gì?


"Boss man" = Người có quyền nhất trong một bộ phận nào đó/công việc theo phân công/người chỉ huy.

Ví dụ
They've, however, dated off and on over the past few years but apparently (rõ ràng) never made anything official due to the boss man's “childish” ways.

One of the show’s hosts opined (phát biểu, cho rằng) that “he cannot go back to the hood after snitching (ăn cắp).” The Grand Hustle boss man rebuffed (khước từ) it, stating “that’s what you don’t understand. It’s a bunch of rats walking around right now.”

As for McMahon? He was firmly entrenched (cố thủ) in the role of boss man, the evil authority figure around whom the next decade of Raw would be built and whose rivalry (địch thủ) with Austin would create a storyline trope still featured prominently (nổi tiếng) on today's WWE television.

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"Child is father of the man" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Les Anderson

"Child is father of the man" = Trẻ thơ là cha đẻ của con người -> Kinh nghiệm của con người được đúc kết ngay từ thuở ấu thơ.

Ví dụ
The child is father of the man: And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety (lòng hiếu thảo). The speaker's response to the rainbow is that his heart "leaps" (sự biến đổi thình lình).

The child is father of the man, and the father will always be putty (gắn chặt) in the son's hands. They sit with the same slouch (ngồi thườn thượt, vụng về). They have the same habit of clearing their throat before speaking. They wear matching Lakai shoes, one of Riley's sponsors.

Still, he is candid (vô tư, thật thà) about many private aspects, like his uneasy relationship with one of his brothers, the one occasion he ended physically fighting with his adored father, his lack of regard for fine clothes, which he carried with him for the rest of his life, and so on. Reading about the youth of famous personalities helps to explain and understand the adult for, as William Wordsworth said, “the child is father of the man”.

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"Blind man's holiday" nghĩa là gì?

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"Blind man's holiday" = Kỳ nghỉ của chàng mù -> Lúc hoàng hôn, chạng vạng/Trời tối rồi không thể làm việc được nữa.

Ví dụ
Look! It's a blind man's holiday! Why not we stop working and have some beer?

It's getting dark now, I think we should go home or spend a night out. It's a blind man's holiday!

What are you doing? It's time to take a blind man's holiday because it's too dark to see and you cannot work anymore.

Bin Kuan

"Be a fine figure of a man" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Atikh Bana

"Be a fine figure of a (man or woman)" = Người đàn ông/phụ nữ có hình dáng đẹp -> Người có vẻ bề ngoài rất hấp dẫn và có sức hút.

Ví dụ
And then she meets and falls for a silver fox called Arnold, who has become a rather fine figure of a man after recent weight-reduction surgery (cuộc phẫu thuật giảm cân), and is seductively (có sức quyến rũ) played by John Turturro.

The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared (tuyên bố) he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust (sự căm phẫn) which turned the tide of his popularity.

Idris Elba is already 46. he may be a fine figure of a man but starting a franchise (đặc quyền kinh doanh) around 50 is probably looking less and less likely. Suddenly another hot Brit has leapt (nhảy lên) past the current top three after a "flurry (sự náo động) of bets." What do people know?

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"A man of substance" nghĩa là gì?

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"A man of substance" = Người có của -> Người giàu có, quyền lực và có sức ảnh hưởng.

Ví dụ
“Martin stayed at mine and I showed him around the property (tài sản), a beautiful property. He must have taken comfort that I was a man of substance.

According to writer Shari Marquis, a Banning resident who is writing a book on Ruehle, “The life he’s lived is a great life. He always has a huge heart (tấm lòng bao la), and is a man of substance.”

Kiran Nagarkar was my exception to her rule. I was blown away when I first read Cuckold. I loved the bawdiness (sự thô tục) of Ravan And Eddie. And when I met Nagarkar at literature festivals, he turned out to be gracious (lịch thiệp), friendly, approachable, a man of substance and dignity (phẩm giá, lòng tự trọng), yet without airs.

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"Beat into your head" nghĩa là gì?

Con nhớ nha, sách là người bạn và cũng là người thầy của chúng ta đấy! Photo by Liana Mikah on Unsplash

"Beat (something) into (someone's) head" = đập liên tục (cái gì) vào đầu (ai đó) -> cụm từ này nghĩa là dạy ai đó cái gì thông qua việc lặp đi lặp lại vô cùng thường xuyên.

Ví dụ
Everyone is introduced to Xavier’s definition of consent (sự cho phép, sự ưng thuận) during Manresa: “Consent must be informed and freely given. Consent is invalidated when it is forced, coerced (bị ép buộc) or when a person is physically and/or mentally incapable of giving consent.” This definition seems to be beat into your head at so many orientations, meetings, etc. and I thought it was very clear.

"When you're born with a vocalist (ca sĩ) in the house, and a saxophone player and then you listen to Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, whoever, the whole nine, those lines get beat into your head," he said.

“For me, I grew up as a weak, timid boy, but walking into the military game me self-pride. I learned to pay attention to detail more than ever, which has helped every day in this job,” Reina said. “Noticing everything around you and being able to take it into account allows you to have that almost combat mindset where your mind is spinning 100 miles an hour; being able to take a breath, calm down and prioritize (ưu tiên) is one of those things they really beat into your head in the military in general. Being able to take that chaos (sự hỗn độn, sự lộn xộn) and turn it into production, that movement forward is one of the big lessons I learned; without the Marine Corps I wouldn’t have that.” 

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Bài trước: "Beat (him) to the draw" nghĩa là gì?

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do" nghĩa là gì?

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"A man's got to do what a man's got to do" = Làm những việc phải nên làm -> Phải làm một việc mà cảm thấy cần phải hoàn thành mặc kệ nó nguy hiểm hay rắc rối như thế nào. Đôi khi người ta cũng chỉ dùng để nói một cách mỉa mai.

Ví dụ
In other words, when stark decisions (những quyết định quả quyết) need to be made and sorcery (ma thuật) is the only method at our disposal — “a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do!”

They say a man's got to do what a man's got to do, and it turns out Deacon St John has rather a lot on his personal to-do list. "A murdering drifter (người đánh lưới trôi) camp," he mutters (nói thầm) during one excursion (cuộc du ngoạn) in Days Gone.

Obviously I’d rather him sit at home and enjoy boxing through me. ‘But a man’s got to do what a man’s what to do. My dad’s been training hard for this. ‘It is worrying for me because I know what it’s like getting in the ring. ‘If you’d asked me before I turned pro I’d have been like, ‘go for it, dad’, but I know the risks (những rủi ro, hiểm nguy) of getting in the ring.

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"A man is known by the company he keeps" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Sam Manns

"A man is known by the company he keeps" = Xem bạn biết người -> Với người mà bạn chơi và kết giao nhiều nhất thì họ có thái độ, tính cách, con người và cách ứng xử tương tự với bạn. Có thể hiểu là chính con người thật của bạn khi ở bên họ nên muốn hiểu rõ một người thì hãy tìm hiểu những người bạn mà người đó chơi cùng.

Ví dụ
“A man is known by the company he keeps,” said Ché Bolden. “Surrounding yourself with good people and letting them do good work is key.

The sentence led BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya to share an undated (không ghi ngày tháng) picture of Rahul Gandhi with Sanjiv Bhatt in the background and quip (lời châm biếm): “A man is known by the company he keeps... #SanjivBhatt.”

A famous English proverb (tục ngữ) once stated that “a man is known by the company he keeps.” With Bryan being subjected (làm đối tượng) to this unfortunate circumstance, the unjustifiable (vô lý, không thể lý giải được) spear that was delivered by Reigns last week could indicate some truth behind the circulating rumors (tin đồn) of Reigns eventually battling Bryan at Clash of Champions.

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"Your right-hand man" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

"Your right-hand man" = Cánh tay phải/trợ thủ đắc lực của bạn -> Người bạn tin tưởng nhất và hỗ trợ bạn nhiều việc, như trong mối quan hệ giữa sếp và nhân viên.

Ví dụ
We want our rodeo (cuộc đua tài của những người chăn ngựa, bò) to be a lot like it is on the ranch (nông trại) – you often have the wife or a kid along as your right hand man.

What's more, Boxers are very protective of the things their owners love, so you can count on your Boxer to be your right hand man and be kind and loyal (trung thành) to all the people you love, too. Plus, your Boxer will love hanging having other people around which means your lifestyles are well suited for each other.

Stay intact (nguyên vẹn, không bị ảnh hưởng) with reality. Keep the realism (chủ nghĩa hiện thực) as your right-hand man. Romance is one of many examples in which we attempt to force perfection into our lives because it’s the easiest to change and easiest to influence. Of course, our idealism (chủ nghĩa lý tưởng) of perfection protrudes (gò ép, bắt phải theo) into our careers, academics, social life and internal feelings. Try not to be too blinded by Hallmark movies and social media influencers.

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"Beat (him) to the draw" nghĩa là gì?

Em sẽ hạ gục anh cho mà xem! Photo by Dustin Moore

"Beat (someone) to the draw" = đánh (ai đó) dẫn đến việc rút vũ khí -> cụm từ này nghĩa là hoàn thành việc gì nhanh hơn cả người có ưu thế làm nó.

Ví dụ
When I think of great teams, I think of the Lions of 1974 and France 1976-78. To stand any chance of beating them, you had to beat them to the draw on the violence and put it about before they did.

And remember, if you’ve used your email address and the same password for other websites, those are all compromised (được thỏa hiệp) as well. Change those as fast as you can to beat them to the draw. Even if you don’t use the same password for those accounts, the hacker can still use the “forget my password” feature and have a new one email to them.

“It was a happy compromise,” Dimayuga would say. “If we didn’t do this, others could have rammed it through.” But the “happy compromise” to delay the submission (sự nộp, sự đệ trình) of the shortlist (danh sách sơ tuyển) was a short-lived victory for the three. In March, as the JBC was going over the applications, the Supreme Court (tòa án tối cao bang, liên bang) beat them to the draw. In a 9-1 vote, the Court decided to exempt (miễn) itself and the rest of the judiciary (hệ thống tòa án) from the appointments ban. 

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Beat (them) hollow" nghĩa là gì?

"Beat (them) hollow" nghĩa là gì?

Có ai cứ bị mê nét đẹp giản dị này giống tui hơm ta? Photo by Hisu lee on Unsplash

"Beat (someone) hollow" = đánh ai lõm đi -> cụm từ này nghĩa là đánh ai tơi bời; hạ gục, chinh phục (ai) hoàn toàn.

Ví dụ
I remember best a day at Castle Combe with a load of other good and fast cars from some pretty established and illustrious (nổi tiếng) companies. And as a thing to drive, the Solo beat them hollow.

This fearless, raring-to-go (háo hức muốn bắt đầu) spirit manifested (thể hiện rõ) in Herold when she was a child. At Car Nicobar, she would get into scuffles (cuộc hỗn chiến, trận ẩu đả) with boys and beat them hollow; or challenge them to climb ropes hung from trees and haul herself up at lightning speed before the others.

Nicol is the David they told you about, the one who slayed myriad Goliaths. The waif-like Nicol David of Malaysia, who took on the combined muscular might of European and Australian squash challengers over two decades and beat them hollow, had always been the role model for Joshna Chinappa.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "(It) beats me" nghĩa là gì?

"A grain of mustard seed" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash

"A grain of mustard seed" = hạt giống mù tạt nhỏ -> nghĩa là điều nhỏ nhặt, không đáng chú ý nhưng có tiềm năng để phát triển thành thứ gì rất to lớn, kinh khủng.

Ví dụ
The Holy Bible (kinh thánh) says “the Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed (gieo) in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds… But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches…”

A long life to live indeed. He now plans to attend Kent State Trumbull and study psychology (tâm lý học) and writing. His final words to his class, "If you have faith (niềm tin) and it's as small as a grain of mustard seed, you are strong throughout, you too will be #TannertTuff when the time has come," said Noble.

Don’t cry or complain (phàn nàn) to God about your situation, act on the Word! Use your faith. Jesus said if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can tell a mountain to move and it’ll obey (tuân theo) you.

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