Journey in Life: 11/17/19

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"Phony as a three-dollar bill" nghĩa là gì?

Bây giờ không tin được bố con thằng nào cả :( mất xe như chơi. Photo by: Markus Spiske on Unsplash

"Phony as a three-dollar bill" = giả mạo như tờ ba đô-la (thứ ko có trên đời) -> nghĩa là giả mạo, không hợp pháp.

Ví dụ
America has been fooled by the charter school industry for too long. The popular myth (truyền thuyết) that charter schools were invented by unions to empower (trao quyền) teachers and communities so that students would have better options is as phony as a three dollar bill.

He’s had to leave the country just over that, so do you think they’d be having the FBI at his house in two hours after he called in about that if it was just a rumor (tin đồn)? No, they don’t want that discussed. So Vegas is as phony as a three dollar bill or as Obama’s birth certificate (chứng nhận).

They do it first and foremost for grant money. They know that any scientist who proffers (dâng hiến) a differing view will be accused of being a science-denier so they produce "studies" that are politically correct even if as phony as a three-dollar bill.

Ngọc Lân

"Sound as a dollar" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: NeONBRAND on Unsplash

"Sound as a dollar" = lành như đồng dollar -> nghĩa là ổn định, chắc chắn và đáng tin cậy.

Ví dụ
If you think these reports beggar belief, they are as sound as a dollar, so to speak. That’s because some of the beggars (ăn xin) themselves have admitted to the media that their daily takings can run into four figures, which makes them richer than you or I.

Yuvraj Singh may not be part of Team India, who are currently defending their title (danh hiệu) in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but he still is a big fish in the Indian domestic (nội địa) circuit. A whopping 16 Crore in his pocket by Delhi Daredevils (DD) proves that the southpaw (thuận tay trái) is as sound as a dollar.

Forex market is a global behemoth that can easily launch you to dizzying (chóng mặt) height and also crush (nghiền nát) your dreams. But, do not be intimidated (hăm dọa) by the learning curve and initial capital requirements (yêu cầu vốn ban đầu). Develop a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of the market before diving in. Come up with a strategy as sound as a dollar.

Ngọc Lân

"More than flesh and blood can stand" nghĩa là gì?

After the break-up. Photo by Road Trip with Raj

"More than flesh and blood can stand" = Vượt sức chịu đựng của thể xác -> Qúa đau đớn, đau khổ và tủi nhục đến nỗi không thể chịu đựng được (nói quá lên về một cơn đau về thể xác hoặc tinh thần).

Ví dụ
Watching other pedestrians (người đi bộ) politely step out of the way of a person who is staring at their phone and refusing to look where they’re going is more than flesh and blood can stand.

‘The concept of the game is negligible (không đáng kể),’ carped one critic, ‘the prizes insignificant and the sight of the lad himself in loose charge of one of the most unbelievably bad quiz shows on television is more than flesh and blood can stand.’

Lost in the lede was this: that Ecuador appears to be hoping “that Assange’s already uncomfortable confinement (sự giam hãm) will become intolerable” (không thể chịu đựng). The Oxford dictionary defines “intolerable” as “unbearable, insufferable, unsupportable, insupportable, unendurable, beyond endurance, unacceptable, impossible, more than flesh and blood can stand, too much to bear, past bearing, not to be borne, overpowering (…)”.

Bin Kuan

"Check blood pressure" nghĩa là gì?

Dấu hiệu của bệnh gì đây? Photo by Markus Spiske

"Check (one's) blood pressure" = Kiểm tra/đo huyết áp.

Ví dụ
I mentioned the headache (đau đầu) on a call with a hospital staffer, a nurse called me back immediately and asked me to check my blood pressure.

Thereafter, a physical assessment and examination will be carried out to check your blood pressure, weight and height, heart rate and temperature measurement, and other necessary body parts/systems.

"Check your blood pressure too as breakouts in this area can be indicative (chỉ ra, dấu hiệu) of high blood pressure. "In Chinese medicine skin problems in this area were though to be linked to the cardiovascular system (hệ thống tim mạch) too, so they could be a reminder to improve your heart health with regular exercise and a healthy diet."

Bin Kuan

"Bloodshot eyes" nghĩa là gì?

Ánh mắt mùa thu. Photo by  fotografierende

"Bloodshot eyes" = Mắt đỏ ngầu (thấy cũng mạc), Bloodshot (thấy cái gì kích thích ý muốn giết chóc, đổ máu).

Ví dụ
The driver of the at-fault vehicle, identified as Taylor, and noted he had watery, bloodshot eyes and an odor (mùi cơ thể) of intoxicants (chất làm say) coming from him.

The Sulphur Springs man was also alleged, in arrest reports, by police to have bloodshot eyes, slurred (líu nhíu, gièm pha) speech and to be unsteady on his feet.

Emma is the office goer of the future and she has swollen limbs (các chi bị sưng), hunched (cong) back and bloodshot eyes. If our working conditions remain the same like hers.

Bin Kuan

"Blood will tell" nghĩa là gì?

Gia đình nhiều thế hệ. Photo by Tyler Nix

"Blood will tell" = Huyết thống nói lên tất cả -> Đặc điểm và con người của gia đình thì không che dấu được hoặc dễ nhận biết họ như thế nào; nếu trong tổ tiên hay dòng họ trước đây có thành viên được cho là bất hảo hoặc không có gì tốt đẹp thì thế hệ sau cũng có người giống như người này (cha nào con nấy).

Ví dụ
"So much Black blood has been shed upon that land, I thought, and so much more will fall. But blood will tell, and now the blood is speaking.

After all, anyone who has been a pilot (phi công) can conceivably (có thể tin được) be a Cabinet Minister: you do not fly a jumbo jet unless you know a thing or two. But, as they say, blood will tell. Boy showed up at his wedding dressed like Koffie Olomide and we all knew this was no pilot. And those pictures from Singapore did not improve his image one bit.

Another native martyr (kẻ chết vì đạo) was 18-year-old Chi Zhuzi. He was preparing to be baptized (làm lễ rửa tội) when he was caught and ordered to worship idols (thờ thần tượng). When he refused, his captors cut off his right arm and tortured (tra tấn) him, but he remained steadfast, telling them, “Every piece of my flesh, every drop of my blood will tell you that I am Christian.” He was flayed alive (bị lột da sống).

Bin Kuan

"Blood on the carpet" nghĩa là gì?

Kẻ tám lạng, người nửa cân. Photo by Ray Hennessy

"Blood on the carpet" = Máu rơi trên thảm -> Một cuộc xung đột nghiêm trọng hoặc vấn đề rắc rối trong một nhóm hoặc tổ chức nào đó.

Ví dụ
A sale to a rival (đối thủ) would have resulted in dreaded synergies (tính hợp lực, hiệp trợ) and, surely, blood on the carpet in Ballsbridge.

A Labour MP joked that the cleaners are "still mopping up (lau chùi) the blood on the carpet" after Jeremy Corbyn faced the Parliamentary Labour Party.

As a general observation (quan sát, nhận xét chung), for many Remainer MPs this is crunch time. Irrespective of the merits or demerits (bất luận có căn cứ hay không căn cứ) of Johnson’s deal, those Continuity-Remainer MPs from across all parties (Đảng phái) who have hitherto (cho đến nay) been insisting that they ‘respect democracy’ and oppose only a no-deal Brexit are finally going to have to stand up and be counted on what their position really is. Not before time, and for some it could well be blood on the carpet.

Bin Kuan

"After your blood" nghĩa là gì?

Dành cho các Fan mê phim kinh dị. Photo by  Simon Wijers

"After (one's) blood" = Theo vết máu ai -> Truy lùng ai để trả thù/muốn hại hoặc trừng phạt ai vì họ đã làm điều xấu với mình

Ví dụ
The 54-year-old, who boasts over 200,000 followers posted the Instagram picture in an apparent attempt to be after her husband's blood.

A JILTED wife was after her cheating husband's blood by dumping her wedding dress and a scathing (thô bạo, gay gắt) note on his lover's doorstep.

Why would people want to buy zip ties? Well, at first, they wanted to be after my blood, for zip tying all their shit closed/together/to other things.

Bin Kuan

"Blood is on hands" nghĩa là gì?

Hình ảnh không dành cho người bị yếu tim. Photo by  Max Muselmann

"(One's) blood is on (one's) hands" = Tay dính máu ai -> Ai đó phải chịu trách nhiệm hoặc gánh tội lỗi vì đã làm ai bị thương hoặc chết.

Ví dụ
“Go home! He’s dead!” the captain commanded. “His blood is on your hands! You got what you wanted! Go back to your homes!”

Her blood is on my hands! That's because I should have been with her on that day. We all should have been with her. But we left her alone.

“If Tariq dies, his blood is on your hands. Your hands, ” he growls (gầm, rền). Later, we see that he handled her so hard, he left bruises (vết thâm tím) on her forearms (cẳng tay).

Bin Kuan

"Upside the head" nghĩa là gì?

Cẩn thận lỡ có rắn bò trên đầu nhá cô gái! Photo by Amy Treasure

"Upside the head" = Đỉnh đầu -> Thường được dùng khi bị ai đó đánh đập hoặc gõ trên đỉnh đầu.

Ví dụ
Only once he got knocked upside the head did he realize he went too far and once he saw he angered a monster (quái vật), he screamed foul.

The impeachment (sự buộc tội, gièm pha) hearings are a shitshow, a football player socked his opponent upside the head with a helmet (mũ bảo hiểm), and the nation briefly acknowledged another school shooting before filing it away with all the other school shootings. Here are the week’s best songs.

However, Kory and Rachel show themselves to be the real ones, which is something we’ve already known this whole time (and maybe the show should’ve just let them be together this whole season as we thought it might but whatever) and decide to go break out Dick from jail — Rachel I assume to gently berate (mắng mỏ) him for getting himself locked up in the first place, Kory to knock him upside the head and tell him what a dumbass (ngu xuẩn) he’s been.

Bin Kuan

"Wet the baby's head" nghĩa là gì?

Cảm giác thiệt sảng khoái. Photo by  Derek Thomson

"Wet the baby's head" = Làm ướt đầu em bé -> Uống rượu để ăn mừng sinh nhật của một bé nhỏ mới sinh (thường là rượu Thánh ở nhà thờ và nhất là ở Anh).

Ví dụ
A christening is a great opportunity to wet the baby's head - but one woman from Salford absolutely drenched (làm ướt sũng) its bonce (hòn bi to), getting so smashed she ended up boarding a flight to Ibiza.

Royal Family fans all over the country are celebrating the arrival of the first royal baby from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (known informally as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle). And what better to wet the baby's head than with a glass of Zymurgorium's new limited edition gin liqueur (rượu mùi gin)?

She called the month-long trip home “the longest pub crawl ever”. She could spin a thousand yarns (sợi chỉ). Here’s one: An indigenous (bản địa) child at Mataranka was christened (đặt làm Thánh, rửa tội) by something stronger than holy water when the celebrations were in full swing. The first suggestion from the locals was to wet the baby’s head with VB from the Cup. Green replied, sacrilege (tội phạm thượng, xúc phạm danh Chúa)! “But I’ve got some Moet in the car,” she says. “Let’s use that!”

Bin Kuan

"Put my head in a noose" nghĩa là gì?

Con gái cổ dài thật quyến zũ. Photo by Jacob Morrison

"Put (one's) neck/head in a noose" = Đưa cổ vào tròng, đưa đầu vào thòng lọng -> Tự gây ra điều gì khiến bản thân bất lợi và nguy hại.

Ví dụ
“I felt like I put my head in a noose,” he tells me now of the big night. “I've had my head in a noose for a while but this was really like tightening.

“Nine times out of ten we'll buy an act for X amount of dollars delivered and I won't put my head in a noose and say I'll supply the airline tickets and freight (hàng hóa chuyên chở trên máy bay, cước phí).”

State Senate Education Committee chairman Greg Hembree, R-Horry, told Senate colleagues Wednesday that someone on social media “threatened to put my neck in a noose” because he did not allow public testimony during a K-12 subcommittee (phân ban, tiểu ban) meeting Wednesday.

Bin Kuan

"Up to scratch" nghĩa là gì?

Bánh của tiệm này không có gì để chê! Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

"Up to scratch" nghĩa là đạt chất lượng; đàng hoàng.

Ví dụ
Centre backs (hậu vệ phòng) are a key part of any formation (đội hình) as you cannot play without them. Making sure your defence (hàng hậu vệ) is up to scratch is the first thing you should do on FIFA 20 Career Mode.

West Ham host Spurs and both teams are desperately out of form. Both Manuel Pellegrini and Pochettino are under pressure. The latest reports suggest the latter could be on his way out if the result is not up to scratch.

Although grass is aplenty (dồi dào) on many farms, poor ground conditions are preventing cattle (gia súc lớn) from grazing these pastures (đồng cỏ, bãi cỏ). This, in turn, has led to many farmers being forced to house their animals due to the heavy and almost persistent rain experienced across the country. Therefore, farmers should turn their attention to their winter housing facilities and make sure they are up to scratch.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Off like a prom dress" nghĩa là gì?