Journey in Life: 12/06/19

Friday, December 6, 2019

"Join the ranks of" nghĩa là gì?

Không gì là không thể. Photo by Darcy Delia from Pexels 

"Join the ranks (of something)" = tham gia vào hàng ngũ của -> trở thành thành viên của một nhóm hoặc tổ chức nào đó. 

Ví dụ
Two Chinese companies have joined the ranks of the fashion industry’s giants.

Hong Kong's white-collar workers (nhân viên văn phòng) join the ranks of protesters (người biểu tình)

Denver may join the ranks of American cities that ban or tax disposable shopping bags (túi dùng 1 lần). 

Watching YouTube as a child in Australia, the idea of one day joining the ranks of the hallowed (thiêng liêng) Paris Opera Ballet seemed nothing short of (gần như là) an impossible dream. 

Thu Phương

"Join hands" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by fauxels from Pexels 

"Join hands" = nắm tay -> chung tay, góp sức làm điều gì. 

Ví dụ
KT Corp join hands with China Mobile Communication Corp for 5G Services.

If the grapevine (tin vịt) is anything to go by, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan will join hands for a film after 35 years.

Global Cannabis (cây gai dầu/cần sa) Applications Corporation (GCAC) has joined hands with Israel-based Inteligenta to develop a cannabis-based pharmaceutical technology (công nghệ dược phẩm). The new product will be incorporated within Malta or Cyprus as a joint venture (liên doanh). 

All responsible countries should join hands to defend multilateralism (chủ nghĩa đa biên), uphold free trade and adhere to basic norms (chuẩn mực, quy tắc) governing international relations, visiting Chinese State Councilor (Chủ tịch Quốc hội) and Foreign Minister (Bộ trưởng Bộ Ngoại giao) Wang Yi said here Thursday. 

Thu Phương

"Open sesame" nghĩa là gì?

Love is the key. Photo by Georgy Rudakov

"Open sesame" = vừng ơi mở cửa ra -> Chìa khóa thần kỳ (cách để đạt tới một việc (thường) được coi (như) là không thể đạt được), sesame ở đây giống như một password nhé các bạn.

Ví dụ
“You walk up to a door that looks like a bookcase and you say, 'Open sesame,' and it does. That was real magic, a whole other world.

The large entrance doors in the corner of first floor are remotely and mechanically controlled. you can clap or shout 'open sesame' for it to open.

At the far end of the new ticketing area, the architects slipped in a stainless-steel staircase with thin stairs cantilevered (mút chìa đỡ bao lơn) from a blade-like column. Quiet and understated, the staircase acts like an open sesame delivering visitors to the treasures (kho báu, báu vật) above, landing them in the middle of three floors of the main event, the permanent collection in the expanded west wing. The “Blade,” as the architects call their Gillette staircase, is a masterwork (kiệt tác) deserving its own place in MoMA’s design collection: lithe (mềm mại, uyển chuyển), elegant (thanh lịch, tao nhã), minimal, abstract (trừu tượng), a Brancusi among staircases.

Bin Kuan

"Break open" nghĩa là gì?

Chắc cầm cái điều khiển. Photo by  Joshua Hanson

"Break open" = Đột ngột và đầy quyết đoán việc kiểm soát một cuộc thi đấu.

Ví dụ
Ayala has hit very timely buckets often times this season for Maryland, and he did so again against Notre Dame to break open the game.

E.J. Liddell added 12 points for the Buckeyes (8-0), who led 29-27 at halftime. Ohio State outscored UNC 35-13 over the final 15 1/2 minutes to break open the ACC/Big Ten Challenge finale. The Big Ten won eight of the 14 games over a three-night span.

The Tigers (4-4) used a 16-0 run that spanned (kéo dài) the end of the third and start of the fourth quarters to break open what had been a close game throughout. Auburn’s long-range shooting was effective for the second straight game as the Tigers hit 12 3-pointers, giving them 25 over their last two contests (cuộc thi đấu).

Bin Kuan

"Lay open" nghĩa là gì?

Góc khuất của sự thật. Photo by Jon Eric Marababol

"Lay open" = Đưa ra ánh sáng -> Phơi bày điều gì ra.

Ví dụ
"Grandmothers who could lay open their sorrows and anguish (nỗi thống khổ) thanks to Kim Hak-sun's courageous decision did not simply stay victims,".

Companies have to release potential transfers, and lay open the finances, in a more transparent (rõ ràng, trong suốt) fashion than none public football clubs.

Attempted murder was an assault (tấn công, đột kích) aggravated (làm trầm trọng thêm) by a particular mens rea, distinct from the crime of murder, in respect of which prosecution (truy tố) still lay open to the appellant (bên kháng cáo).

Bin Kuan

"Look what the cat dragged in" nghĩa là gì?

Biết ai mới tới không? Photo courtesy: Adrian Ward

"Look what the cat dragged in" = coi con mèo lôi cái gì vô kìa -> coi ai tới kìa, thường ám chỉ những người khó chịu, không thú vị.

Ví dụ
I’d flown back from Mexico City after a month working in the States (USA). I’d done so only to remind my long-suffering (chịu đựng) family of my existence. It was a good thing that I did. The two dogs sniffed me suspiciously (khả nghi), egged on (lôi kéo làm việc sai trái) by my pig (tên chỉ điểm), Wilbur, who was hurling (lật nhào) abuse from his enclosure (hàng rào). Even the cat gave me a “look what the cat dragged in” attitude.

The guy, who claims he’s been nicknamed “Cat Man,” said those cats are fed as much as 11, 25-pound bags of cat food a week and that he brings in several cans himself, thus his nickname, to supplement (bổ sung) their diet that originally consisted of rodents (loài gặm nhấm), and why they were first brought into the swampland location, giving more explicit (rõ ràng) meaning to the saying, Look what the cat dragged in.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted at the valet (người phục vụ) with iced coffees from a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stand (quầy), but for those looking for a more mellow (thư giãn) start to the day, servers stood right by the entrance toting (cốc rượu nhỏ) trays of mini Don Julio bottles filled with signature cocktails. Christina Hendricks grabbed one as she walked inside in a floral dress. “Well look what the cat dragged in,” she said with a smile, as her Good Girls costar Retta strolled in wearing a flowy blue dress. “You look amazing!”

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Ghost him" nghĩa là gì?

"Join forces with" nghĩa là gì?

Hợp tác vui vẻ. Photo by fauxels from Pexels 

"Join/combine forces (with someone)" = kết hợp lực lượng-> kết hợp với ai, làm việc với ai để đạt được mục tiêu chung. 

Ví dụ
Peugeot will join forces with LMP1 outfit Rebellion Racing for its new hypercar (siêu xe tốc độ) project in the World Endurance Championship.

Such a plan, should it come to pass, would inevitably (chắc chắn) lead to Aston Martin joining forces with Racing Point in Formula 1, a partnership that would also make perfect business as the two companies would reside (cư trú) under a common umbrella. 

One of the largest operators (nhà điều hành) of legitimate (hợp pháp) theatre and music venues in the United, the Nederlander Organization, has joined forces with Jam Theatricals, a Chicago based entertainment company and one of the largest presenters and producers of Broadway engagements across North America. 

Thu Phương

"Ghost him" nghĩa là gì?

Sao chưa thấy hồi âm nữa ta? Photo courtesy: jm canfran

"Ghost someone" = coi người đó như là ma -> hiện tượng một người tự nhiên biến mất, dừng liên lạc thay vì nói chuyện một cách thẳng thắn.

Ví dụ
Like it or not, ghosting on someone you're messaging with is completely acceptable in the digital realm (lĩnh vực).

Since Jess abruptly (bất ngờ) stopped all communication with Ben, on account of (do cái gì) being dead and all, “he thinks she ghosted him, even though they had this amazing date, and then he finds that she did ghost him — as a ghost,” Sampson explains. But before Ben realizes what’s really going on, he accuses Jess of creating a fake Facebook memorial page!

A lot of companies simply “ghost” her, Maxwell said, not calling or emailing to let her know the outcome even after she came in for a final-round interview. She has run down (cắt giảm) her savings and dipped into (bỏ vào) her retirement fund to pay the mortgage (thế chấp) on the bungalow house in Manassas that she purchased in 2011. If she can’t land (giành được) a full-time job by the spring, she said she’ll have to put her home up for sale.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Ghost of a chance" nghĩa là gì?

"Join up the dots" nghĩa là gì?

Không phận sự, miễn vào, để cảnh sát điều tra. Photo by Mark D'aiuto from Pexels 

"Join (up) the dots" = nối các điểm -> tạo sự liên kết, kết nối con người với con người, sự việc này với sự việc kia. 

Ví dụ 
There was a similar need to join the dots across the Nordic/Baltic tech/start-up sector, so I set up Tech Nordic Advocates – or TNA – as the first non-UK offshoot (chi nhánh) of TLA. 

Soon, they found his body 15km away, at Vinayakpur village, killed more brutally (tàn nhẫn). They seemed to be blind murders. It took two days for police to join the dots. During investigation (điều tra), it was found that two boys had also been seen with Wankhede on December 2. 

"I think what we've still got is a lot of pocketed stuff and until you start to join up the dots - a strong curriculum centre within the Ministry of Education (Bộ Giáo dục), really good local support, good national and local networks of teachers and some really good frameworks that people can be working with rather than having to invent the wheel (phí công sức) at every school for every teacher, I don't think you're going to get the substantial shift (thay đổi đáng kể)," Dr Wylie said. 

Thu Phương

"Ghost of a chance" nghĩa là gì?

Để coi hôm nay có gì mới không! Photo courtesy: Photos by Di

"Ghost of a chance" = cơ hội ma -> rất ít cơ hội để thành công.

Ví dụ
Is there a ghost of a chance that any of these stories are true?

No one gave Cambodia a ghost of a chance prior to the start of the tournament but the Angkor Warriors have earned many admirers after they beat Malaysia 3-1 to finish behind Myanmar in Group A and achieve a historic first ever semi-final apperance at the Southeast Asian Games.

Shortly before Thanksgiving, The Washington Post asked me to write a column (mục báo) on why Harris’ candidacy (sự ứng cử) – skyrocketing (tăng vọt) in July, without a ghost of a chance by Halloween – was dead in water (here’s my assessment). I suggested we publish closer to the Dec. 19 debate. My Post editors didn’t think she’d be around by them.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Strain every nerve" nghĩa là gì?

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At about 5:30 p.m., the two were practicing near Prairie Grass Apartments in West Des Moines when the car was accidentally (tình cờ, ngẫu nhiên) placed in reverse (cài số lùi) and driven backward into a pond.

"A lick of work" nghĩa là gì?

Cả nhóm bận làm việc, mình thì bận cười. :D Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels 

"A lick of work" có nghĩa là ít việc, chả có mấy việc để làm. 

Ví dụ
Sunday, they refused to do a lick of work of any kind.

That voice never did a lick of work or gave you a hand with anything! 

As for me, I'd rather play, so sometimes I turn my work into play to fool myself. The problem is, if your work looks like play your friends are bound to say, “That woman doesn't do a lick of work; all she does is have fun!” 

And, it so happens the extra men work usually about 8 to 9 hours a day anyway. But, this is the nature of the extra board and to insure (đảm bảo) them of compensation (bồi thường, đền bù) on a regular basis they get a minimum pay of 5 hours a day whether they perform a lick of work or not. 

Thu Phương

"Go back a long way" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

"Go back a long way" or "go way back" nghĩa là quen biết ai đó lâu rồi; quen nhau được một thời gian rồi.

Ví dụ
“Chris and I, we go back a long way, and we’re fine,’’ Schiano said of the former governor (thống đốc). “I know he wants what’s best for New Jersey. We’re fine.”

"A number of years later, when my playing career ended, he got me back to be the coach (huấn luyện viên). So Mike and I go back a long way. He's a very persuasive (có sức thuyết phục) gentleman so it was very difficult to say no to him. We eventually decided on a short-term, one month arrangement.

“Siva and I go back a long way; we’ve known each other for almost 14 years now. We’ve always wanted to work together. This script (kịch bản) began as a small idea and I soon developed it. He liked the story and things fell in place. I am super happy to work with my friends Siva and Anirudh again,” Nelson added.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Have a broad back" nghĩa là gì?

"Strain every nerve" nghĩa là gì?

Tôi sẽ cố gắng hết sức! Photo courtesy: Michelle Donelan Chippenham

"Strain every nerve" = căng tất cả dây thần kinh -> cố gắng hết sức mình.

Ví dụ
Yet I know that I have no alternative but to strain every nerve to make myself better and better.

"As Minister for the Union, I will strain every nerve and sinew (sức mạnh) to strengthen and preserve (duy trì) all that we prize (tự hào) and cherish (coi trọng) - and doggedly (kiên cường) resist those who would seek to wrest (giật mạnh) us apart."

A soldier indeed is ‘different’ (even at the cost of repetition (lặp lại)). Having had the good fortune of monitoring (giám sát) Army recruitment rallies and awareness campaigns from close quarters (doanh trại), I can state (tuyên bố) with conviction (tự tin cao độ, rất tự tin) that the only driving force for the lakhs (mười vạn) of young aspirants (người khao khát được nắm chức vụ cao) who strain every nerve in a bid to get selected, is the yearning (khao khát) to earn the ‘izzat (danh dự)’ this profession promises to endow (mang lại) them with, and a craving (khao khát) to serve the Nation the most credible (đáng tin) way. The same young people when trying their luck subsequently (rồi thì) at recruitment/employment fairs/drives elsewhere, do so in an entirely different state of mind.


Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Strain at a gnat" nghĩa là gì?

"Want to curl up and die" nghĩa là gì?

Ngại quá!! Photo by: Larm Rmah on Unsplash

"Want to curl up and die" = (chỉ) muốn thu mình lại và chết (tốt) -> muốn (ngay lập tức) thoát khỏi tình trạng bị sỉ nhục hoặc rất xấu hổ.

Ví dụ
So, always remember—failure (thất bại) won’t kill you, which is too bad, because it makes me want to curl up and die. Failure is my least favorite thing in the world. My failures made me who I am today: an unhappy man with a garbage mansion (biệt thự) who will never be satisfied.

I know how to hide fresh scars (vết sẹo) to avoid worrying parents and be the loudest person in the room so nobody suspects (nghi ngờ) you just want to curl up and die inside.

“A few women feel fine on day one, but many feel they want to curl up and die,” says Nike global master trainer Joslyn Thompson Rule, who recommends that all her clients (khách hàng) track their cycles with apps such as Moody Month.

Ngọc Lân

"Have a broad back" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Fanny Renaud on Unsplash

"Have a broad back" = có một tấm lưng rộng -> cụm từ này nghĩa là không bị ảnh hưởng bởi những lời chỉ trích hoặc phán xét; có thể giúp đỡ hoặc tư vấn cho người khác mà không mệt mỏi.

Ví dụ
Have a "broad back" when criticisms (lời chỉ trích, phê bình) and insults (lời lăng mạ) are made - when possible, gently correct.

“We had a broad back and a lot of patience from the company, because it takes time and money. The company had the perspective (quan điểm) of ‘go for it and don’t worry about the money.’”

You can get criticised, but you have to have a broad back to last as long as I have really. Although things are hurtful - things have happened at school - the kids can take it a bit more. But I say you’ve got to bite your tongue.

Quesada answered by recalling the conversation he had with former Marvel Editor in Chief Tom DeFalco shortly after Quesada got the job. DeFalco told Quesada “you have to have a broad back – and if you don’t you should quit right now” because the negativity comes with the job.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Break my arm patting myself on the back" nghĩa là gì?

"Keep an eye open" nghĩa là gì?

Ánh mắt sát thủ. Photo by  Dawn Armfield

"Keep an eye open" = Luôn mở to mắt -> Xem, canh chừng hoặc giám sát ai/cái gì cẩn thận, không rời mắt.

Ví dụ
We'll keep an eye open for revisions (upward) in next week's report, though we'll no doubt still be within this strong employment range.

While Winona should not expect the Polar Express to pull up to the Amtrak station Monday, Dec. 9, you should keep an eye open for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.

Binoculars are getting better and better, and the two potential problems described here are getting rarer and rarer. However, it is best to keep an eye open for them, especially when buying from anywhere other than a science store. The first is chromatic aberration (lầm lạc, loạn trí sắc sai).

Bin Kuan

"Gaze open-mouthed" nghĩa là gì?

Hihi. Photo by Angello Lopez

"Gaze open-mouthed" = Há miệng nhìn chăm chăm -> Cố tình nhìn chăm chăm vào ai/cái gì một cách kinh hoàng và không nói nên lời.

Ví dụ
The artistic audience gaze open mouthed at their exotic (đẹp, hay kỳ lạ) performance. Socialism offered the Red Army choir and “Song of the Partisans”.

In part it is surely a stunned silence (sự im lặng kinh ngạc, sửng sốt). Europe's politicians gaze open mouthed at the maelstrom (tình trạng hết sức rối loạn) of division and chaos currently whirling (xoáy vào) through the House of Commons.

It’s the kind of spectacle (sự biểu diễn, cảnh tượng) that would impress at any of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals. At a regional show, though, wedged between oscillating carnival (ngày hội) rides and the permeating (tỏa ra) smell of sausages and onions cooking on nearby barbecues, it’s awe-inspiring. I see live music almost every week, so I can’t imagine the thoughts running through the minds of the children of Wee Waa, who gaze open-mouthed in wonder at the impossibly loud structure and choreographed (sáng tác và dàn dựng điệu múa balê) high-watt light show that’s been parachuted (nhảy dù) into their sleepy hometown.

Bin Kuan

"Crack a bottle open" nghĩa là gì?

Cái khui đâu rồi? Photo by  Jinen Shah

"Crack a bottle open" = Khui/mở nắp chai rượu.

Ví dụ
The label on all Pinot Noir bottles changes colour when the bottle has been chilled to the ideal temperature, so look out for it before you crack a bottle open this summer.

According to Reddit commenters, this is the typical way to open beers in Germany. But it takes a little learning, so be careful or you’ll crack a bottle open and spill beer everywhere. So try it sober (điều độ, tỉnh rượu) first.

When you're ready to crack a bottle open, select it in-app. A light appears to signal the bottle you want, so you don’t have to rifle (bắn vào) through your entire collection. Once a bottle is removed from the shelf it’s deleted tout de suite from your inventory (hàng tồn kho).

Bin Kuan

"Come out in the open" nghĩa là gì?

Chào thế giới. Photo by Matthew Brodeur

"Come out in the open" = Ra ngoài trời -> Rời khỏi nơi ẩn nấu; ra ngoài nơi công cộng sau một thời gian dài ẩn dật; ra mắt công chúng.

Ví dụ
According to executive producer Isaac Aptaker, this is one of the major things that will come out in the open in the mid-season premiere.

Why did Wang risk his life (hy sinh mạng sống) to come out in the open like this? In Wang's own words, “I do not want to see Taiwan becoming a second Hong Kong.

Now, Meghan Markle’s father, who does not share an affectionate (yêu mếm, âu yếm) relation with Meghan & Prince Harry, has come out in the open and criticized the couple. Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, has said that despite his pleadings (lời biện hộ, bào chữa) in front of the Royal couple, he was not allowed to meet his grandson Archie even once.

Bin Kuan

"Burst open" nghĩa là gì?

Hóng đêm giao thừa. Photo by  Josh Hild

"Burst (something) open" = Mở tung ra, bung ra, ép cái gì mở ra nhanh chóng.

Ví dụ
Around noon that day, the tank burst open. The millions of gallons rushed out of the tank at 35 mph, reaching heights of 25 feet at their peak.

At the same time guests watching the film see the movie screen burst open, as if blown up by the smoke stack (ống khói) to reveal the entrance to the ride.

When he burst the door open, I would run for my life. Thinking back, if I wasn't a satirist (châm biếm) or comic, I would be a long-distance runner,” she laughs.

I just turned into this little alcove (hốc tượng) and the chap (thằng cha) in front of me, with another guy, had burst the door open and we all sort of dived into an office.

Bin Kuan

"Blow wide open" nghĩa là gì?

Để gió cuốn đi. Photo by Nine Köpfer

"Blow (something) wide open" = Thổi phồng/lan rộng chuyện gì -> Phơi bày chuyện tai tiếng, lừa bịp và gây xôn xao dư luận; làm kết quả của một cuộc thi đấu khó dự đoán.

Ví dụ
Notre Dame kept its comfortable lead intact (không thay đổi, không ảnh hưởng) before going on an 8-0 run to blow the game wide open at 60-40 with 11:51 to go in the contest.

“Nothing really changes,” said Jason. “It’s all about consistency (tính kiên định, nhất quán). This is where you see a lot of teams blow their points wide open and we are planning not to do that.”

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called former National Security Advisor John Bolton the "key witness" in the House impeachment inquiry (thẩm tra về cáo buộc, luận tội) of President Trump. Toobin said Bolton could "blow the case wide open" and perhaps get Republicans to side with impeaching the president.

Bin Kuan

"Be open to" nghĩa là gì?

Luôn mở trí để lĩnh hội những kiến thức mới. Photo by  THE 5TH

"Be open to (something)" = Mở lòng với, đón nhận và lĩnh hội điều gì; sẵn sàng xem xét và cân nhắc điều gì.

Ví dụ
It's been a testing period, but McLoughlin says that he'd be open to the possibility of a Paisley return after his loan expires (gia hạn nợ) in January.

Former Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Brom boss Alan Pardew has said that he would be open to taking the vacant (trống, thiếu) Everton job but backed David Moyes to step in at the helm (quyền lãnh đạo, chỉ huy).

The youth league will be open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. A high school league for 9-12 graders will also be offered. Registration (sự đăng ký) is open now for both leagues, according to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming in Casper.

Bin Kuan

"An open secret" nghĩa là gì?

Qua đây nói một bí mật cho mà nghe nè. Photo by  Henri Pham

"An open secret" = Bí mật được hé lộ -> Một điều được giữ kín nhưng mọi người lại biết hết.

Ví dụ
It's an open secret that the work pace is kept slow to reduce cost. Subsequently, developers are assisted by lawyers to file for time extensions.

It is an open secret that banned Indian made foreign liquor (rượu) (IMFL) is being sold in some venues (nơi gặp gỡ, điểm bán) of the State-sponsored Hornbill Festival.

Rumours (tin đồn) that Donald Trump intends to leave the Open Skies Treaty have become so numerous over the past month that it feels like an open secret. European countries have rushed to the treaty’s defence (sự bảo vệ của hiệp ước). As with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, legitimate US concerns about Russian behaviour have become subject to the usual polarised (hình thành hai phe đối lập) partisan (người ủng hộ) domestic debate in the United States. Withdrawing from the treaty – as former US National Security Adviser John Bolton recommended while he was in post – will only make things worse.

Bin Kuan

"Strain at a gnat" nghĩa là gì?

Thôi ông diễn sâu quá đi! Photo courtesy: Oda Nobunaga

"Strain at a gnat" có từ "gnat" là con muỗi = căng thẳng quá mức vì những việc nhỏ như con muỗi -> thổi phồng hoặc quá chú ý vào những việc nhỏ nhặt và xem chúng một cách to tát.

Ví dụ
*It is the very nature of government to strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. Congress is run by lawyers. Did you ever ask a lawyer the time of day? He told you how to make a watch, didn’t he?

I sympathize with (đồng cảm) the letter writer to a degree (mức độ), in the sense that the Nazi ebay is so hypocritical (đạo đức giả) - like the biblical scribes (người sao chép kinh thánh) and Pharisees (người hình thức) who could strain at a gnat's ass to find fault, but couldn't care less that a skulk of foxes (đàn cáo) was marauding (cướp bóc) the chicken coop (chuồng gà).

The Work of The Messiah is to reconcile (thuyết phục) fallen man into oneness (tổng hòa) with God. That is a process that puts all who are a part of The Messiah’s Work on a journey that is exceedingly (cực kỳ) difficult. Sometimes we are up, sometimes we are down; but nevertheless, we are encouraged to get up, dust off, and keep moving toward the goal. So let us not be like the self-righteous (tự cho là đúng) hypocrites of that day when Jesus refused to accuse (buộc tội) the woman whom they say was found in adultery (ngoại tình). Let us not strain at “a gnat,” and swallow “the camel” of our own evil.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Out for the count" nghĩa là gì?

"My door is always open" nghĩa là gì?

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"(One's) door is always open" = Cánh cửa luôn mở rộng -> Luôn luôn mở lòng/sẵn sàng để giúp đỡ, hỗ trợ hay hướng dẫn ai (đặc biệt sếp với nhân viên hoặc giáo viên với học sinh mình).

Ví dụ
"My door is always open. Anytime they want to talk about doing something full time in the Tampa Bay area, I'm willing to sit down and talk.".

I told everybody the exact same thing 'I want you to know that my door is always open. We may not agree on everything but I will hear you out.' ”.

“He is attention to detail,” said UAB wide receiver Kendall Parham. “He is very personal, and he cares about us, his door is always open. And when you feel that way it makes you want to play even harder for that guy, our head coach (huấn luyện viên trưởng). He is just a really good dude.”

Bin Kuan