Journey in Life: 11/15/19

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Friday, November 15, 2019

"Make a virtue of necessity" nghĩa là gì?

Muốn có ảnh đẹp thì phải sáng tạo Photo by Nesrin Danan

'Make a virtue of necessity' = bất đắc dĩ phải làm, cực chẳng đã.

Ví dụ
If the Leventinesi can make a virtue of necessity until the comeback of all the injured player, and if they can keep a good physical condition, they have all the chances to make the playoffs for the second year narrow. Otherwise, there is also the risk to finish the regular season at the bottom of the table.

“We still have training today, I want to talk to doctors and make evaluations (đánh giá). It is a time when we must make a virtue of necessity and overcome difficulties as we did with Dortmund. It will not be easy to play every three days, we are trying to recover the physical and mental energies and at the same time we have to prepare the game.

While a PSOE-Podemos government would be “arithmetically (theo phương diện số học) possible,” it wrote, it would “not guarantee ... a government strong enough to face the challenges facing our country.” It concludes that only a “grand coalition remains, unusual in Spain but usual in certain other European countries. The situation is of such gravity that it forces us to make a virtue of necessity.”

Bích Nhàn

"Born with a caul on my head" nghĩa là gì?

Đích thực là Rich Kid. Photo by Levi Saunders

"Born with a caul on (one's) head" = Sinh ra đã tốt số, sinh vào nơi phú quý/màng thóp ở đầu trẻ mới sinh -> Chỉ người may mắn.

Ví dụ
Babies born in the sac (túi, bao trong cơ thể) are said to be “en caul” and are meant to be very lucky. In sailor folklore (theo dân gian, truyền thống của thủy thủ) the tots (đứa trẻ nhỏ) are said, falsely, to be unable to drown (chết đuối).

When Gullah Jack was otherwise engaged, there seems to have been a sort of deputy seer employed in the enterprise (doanh nghiệp), a blind man named Philip. He was a preacher (người thuyết giáo, giảng đạo), was said to have been born with a caul on his head, and so claimed the gift of second-sight.

And the man who tells his haunting story (câu chuyện kinh dị, ám ảnh) in the episode "Born Cursed" tells one of the scariest and most believable stories in the entire series, but it seems a little absurd (ngớ ngẩn, vô lý) to attribute (quy cho) his experiences entirely to the fact that he was born in the caul. Plenty of children are born in the exact same way and turn out fine, so it's safe to assume that he could have been haunted for a litany (kinh cầu nguyện) of other reasons.

Bin Kuan

"Bless your pointy little head" nghĩa là gì?

Girl Boss. Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris

"Bless your pointy little head" = Cầu Chúa phù hộ cho cái đầu nhọn hoắt -> Kiểu đối xử với ai với thái độ kẻ cả, bề trên vì sự ngu ngốc và không thông minh lắm của họ.

Ví dụ
You failed it again because you're too arrogant and you think you're better than anyone else? Bless your pointy little head!

As my Mama would say, “Bless your pointy little head”. Son, from the looks of these responses, I think you just got your ass handed to you.

The reason why you were fallen off from your bike is you think it's easy as a piece of cake (dễ như ăn kẹo) to ride, right? Aw, bless your pointy little head.

Bin Kuan

"Be on my head" nghĩa là gì?

What's up? Photo by  Robert J. Soper

"Be on (one's) head" = Gánh trên đầu ai -> Tự thân gánh lấy, tự chịu trách nhiệm về việc gì mình đã làm.

Ví dụ
He asked why she had another family's papers. She told him that if her brother—my father—never saw his baby again, it would be on his head.

Mr Morrison said the Australian people had sent a “clear message” on asylum (nhà thương điên, bệnh viện tâm thần) seekers and border protection at previous elections, such as in 2001 and 2013. He warned that any boat arrivals from now on would be “on Bill Shorten and Labor's head”.

“It was more mentally,” Felicio admitted. “Of course, you get that contract and you come here every day and work your ass off and then trying to go out and do the best you can. The beginning of the season it wasn’t happening. I had to sit down for a few games and then I started to think to myself to not let off the court stuff be on my head, mess up everything I have to do on the court."

Bin Kuan

"Lay my head on the block" nghĩa là gì?

Toiiii thật rồi. Photo by Fred Moon

"Lay/put (one's) head on the block" = Dựa đầu vô tảng đá -> Đặt mình trong tình thế khó khăn và nguy hiểm, để bản thân lâm vào cảnh rối ren hoặc ảnh hưởng đến danh tiếng mình.

Ví dụ
Frankly, you could put your head on the block and predict that Bidvest Wits would be eliminated (loại bỏ) in the early stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

“You can see fire and passion in Pitso’s eyes whenever things are not going well, he is driven and has the hunger to win (khao khát chiến thắng). It’s just difficult to put my head on the block for his one.”

Make no mistake, to have cornered Johnson in this way is a major political triumph (chiến thắng lớn) for Labour. They worked out his master plan, helped in this by none other than Tony Blair, and saw how to defeat (đánh bại) it. Now he is reduced to begging Jeremy Corbyn to go along with the original general election idea - begging him, in effect, to put his head on the block.

Bin Kuan

"I've seen better heads on nickel beers" nghĩa là gì?

Sao tôi lại có một anh bạn "crazy" đến thế này? Photo by Jason Edwards

"I've seen better heads on nickel beers" = Tôi đã từng thấy người uống bia Niken đầu óc còn minh mẫn hơn nhiều -> Ý nói người này rất ngu dại và ngốc đặc sệt.

Ví dụ
James is handsome and rich but "I've seen better heads on nickel beers". So, don't make yourself a fool to date with him.

Why don't you break up with her? I know she's charming and attractive but so lazy and I've seen better heads on nickel beers.

My father is hard to talk with so I've never ever shared my personal stuff with him, especially about my boyfriend, David. He's gentle and honest and sometimes he's clumsy (vụng về) or even I've seen better heads on nickel beers but I don't know why I'm still loving him even though I feel that my dad will dislike him.

Bin Kuan

Ăn gì ở Vincom Nguyễn Chí Thanh?

Cowboy’s Jack: American Dining – Bữa ăn Mỹ :)

Bài trước: Secret Garden Restaurant - 158 Pasteur, Sài Gòn

"Cough head off" nghĩa là gì?

Thói quen hút thuốc  có thể khiến người khác xa lánh bạn. Photo by 

"Cough (one's) head off" = Ho một cách man rợ, ho liên tục và ho rất nặng.

Ví dụ
“When I sit and watch him cough his head off – that's not what you want to do in front of your friends,” she said.

My office is going to be painted and new carpeting installed over two months. I'm dreading (kinh sợ) it because I have asthma — the kind where I cough my head off when my lungs get irritated. I have my own office. Will an air purifier (lọc không khí) do the trick to keep the fumes (hơi khói) from harming my lungs? What else can I do?

After the potential for danger was noted, she said: “It’s so good though, man. You do two tokes and you’re good. You cough your head off and then you’re good. It’s awesome. It’s such a unifying (đoàn kết, thống nhất) t community-style drug, like [how] people sit around and drink coffee. They just opened up a new shop on Quadra Street.”

Bin Kuan

"Head the ball" nghĩa là gì?

Che mặt tôi thế này sao tôi tìm quả bóng được? Photo by  Vlad Kutepov

"Head the ball" = đầu (như) quả bóng -> Người ngu ngốc, đần độn và có vấn đề về thần kinh.

Ví dụ
A Cow never dies. This is a saying from the greatest cattle-rearing people of Great Zimbabwe. If a Cow dies a “natural death” or “old age” indeed it belongs to a head the ball.

She is one of the loose Arrancars running around in Las Noches, along with Menoly. What makes her such a head the ball? She bullied (chôn cất) Orihime, the VIP of Las Noches!

The head the ball never understands the value of time. He sees no harm in squandering (lãng phí) it on trivialities (chuyện tầm phào). He doesn’t see the need to improve his time or to exchange it for something of value. He sees it only as something to spend.

Bin Kuan

Còn lại gì khi rỗng túi?

Photo by Raymond Lee on Unsplash.

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'be worth if you lost all your money.

Sự giàu có đích thực của bạn được đo bằng giá trị bạn có là bao nhiêu nếu mất sạch tiền.

"Make a stand" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Stavrialena Gontzou on Unsplash

"Make a stand" = (phải) đứng lên -> nghĩa là không ngần ngại, không do dự, công khai (đứng lên) đòi quyền lợi, nêu ý kiến hoặc bảo vệ/phản đối điều gì.

Ví dụ
"The principle issue of this General Election is Brexit and I think that the Conservative Party has got it badly wrong. "The easy thing to do would be to go quietly but I feel that I have to make a stand and make the case that we are heading towards an outcome (kết quả) that we will deeply regret (hối hận)."

Head Coach Michael Davidson says the defense is going to have to hunker down and make a stand if they want to get another step closer to a state title (tiêu đề).

"There's a point in your life where you have to make a stand. I lived through homosexual (tình dục đồng giới) law reform in New Zealand in the 80s. When I first came out it was illegal,” he said.

Ngọc Lân

"Powder monkey" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Chris Chow on Unsplash

"Powder monkey" = con khỉ thuốc súng -> nghĩa là người vận chuyển thuốc súng từ kho tới đại bác trên chiến hạm, nghĩa khác là chuyên gia về thuốc nổ hoặc pháo hoa.

Ví dụ
The name of this pub (quán rượu) recalls Nancy Perriam, who lived in nearby Tower Street and was a powder monkey – naval (hải quân) slang for ‘boys’ and, in this case, Nancy – who filled shells and cartridges (vỏ đạn) with gunpowder on board ships of war.

Weick described (miêu tả) in his essay how his grandfather, who held the rank of corporal (hạ sĩ, cai) E-4 in the Marines (thủy quân lục chiến, lính thủy đánh bộ), earned two Purple Hearts in Vietnam. “He was a powder monkey,” Weick wrote. “He would go through tunnels (hầm), place a bomb and then crawl out of the tunnel as fast as he could.”

"There, he wanted to be in the 'underground section'. He was a powder monkey keeping the gunpowder warm to keep it from freezing. He later said the nitroglycerin gave him headaches," Carl Delprat said.

Ngọc Lân

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