Journey in Life: February 2020

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Anh em quán - 162 Tân Mai

Bia Hơi Hà Nội - Anh Em Quán
Địa chỉ: 162 Phố Tân Mai, Tương Mai, Hoàng Mai, Hà Nội

Bài trước: Ăn gì ở Vincom Nguyễn Chí Thanh?

"Touch your forelock" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Noah Grezlak

"Touch (one's) forelock (quan sát, cảnh giới, thấy trước) " = Thể hiện sự tôn kính/chiếu cố với người có quyền thế cao và bề trên.

Ví dụ
Touch your forelock and I will look after you'. "However the quality of life and the terms and conditions that the workers had was second to none (có một không hai).

Bruce fell for Olivia in the late 1960s after she was a support act for The Shadows, Cliff Richard’s backing band. He went on to date her for five years with the pair even becoming engaged. Despite Olivia ending things, the pair have stayed on friendly terms. “I’m thrilled for her,” says Bruce. “As a mere OBE myself, I will have to doff my cap (tháo/cởi mũ), touch my forelock and bow next time I see her. Maybe I’ll learn to curtsy (khẽ nhún đầu gối cúi chào).”

To which I say – You big lying liars. You can’t lie to us at The Irish Times, you lying liars. We have the data. You love reading about the royals. The royals infuriate (làm tức điên lên) you, but they also confuse you, like a sexy arrogant lead from a 1990s rom com. You hate them, but you also want them to grind you under their heel and to speak to you in crisp posh vowels while you touch your forelock and utter something quaint (là lạ, kỳ quặc) and agricultural from deep in the mud. You liars.

Ka Tina

"The common touch" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Pascal Bernardon

"The common touch" = Khả năng của cải hoặc vật chất mà có sức lôi cuốn con người; chỉ những người nổi tiếng/quyền lực có thể nói chuyện, xã giao tốt với người bình thường.

Ví dụ
Kevin Warren spoke extemporaneously (tùy ứng, ứng khẩu, ngẫu ứng), and with passion. He made eye contact and called people by name. He championed students, women and minorities. He is a big-league athletic commissioner with the common touch, which might make him one of a kind.

In its heyday (tuổi thanh xuân, thời hoàng kim) it appealed to the upwardly mobile and the less so but as the LMS controller of hotels remarked: "We must not confuse them with the class of people who will be using the hotel... We must walk with kings in the hotel but not lose the common touch in the bar".

Admiral Victor Bordson, several years his junior, was, in Picard’s estimation (sự đánh giá, ước lượng), a careful man. Picard did not mean this pejoratively (có nghĩa xấu, miệt thị); quite the contrary. Rather, he considered Bordson to be a man who took care: measured, disinclined (không thích) to make rash (thiếu suy nghĩ, vội vàng) decisions, somewhat impersonal (nói trống, bâng quơ, không liên quan tới ai) and lacking the common touch.

Ka Tina

"Remain in touch" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Rod Long

"Remain in touch" = Vẫn giữ liên lạc/tương tác với ai.

Ví dụ
Mendoza said he and other county officials remain in touch with others across the state to continue to monitor for the virus. Taking steps such as washing your hands and covering your cough, Mendoza says, are important ways to prevent the spread of germs (sự lây lan của vi khuẩn).

Conversely, augmented reality has been gaining steady traction (sức kéo, sự bám). This is because unlike virtual reality, the technology allows users to stay in touch with their surroundings, ‘augmenting’ digital information into the world around them as opposed to taking users out of it.

The first phase of a court hearing of a US request for Meng's extradition (sự dẫn độ (phạm nhân bỏ trốn qua nước khác)) as held earlier this month, and is scheduled to resume in April. Kovrig and Spavor, meanwhile, remain in China's opaque penal system (hệ thống hình sự không rõ ràng, mờ ám). Champagne's office said he also raised the plight (cam kết, sự khó khăn, tuyệt vọng) of the detained Canadians with Wang, adding: "The two agreed to remain in touch on issues of mutual importance."

Ka Tina

"Kick into touch" nghĩa là gì?

"Kick (something) into touch" = Đá văng cái gì ra/đá bóng ra ngoài đường biên -> Ngăn cản cái gì xảy ra/thành công; trì hoãn kế hoạch/hành động.

Ví dụ
But The Sun newspaper exclusively brings you a revolutionary eating plan to help you kick it into touch – or stop you developing the condition in the first place.

It’s Machenaud!! He turns it over in midfield and they kick it into touch. France have won - out of the fire! And there’s a blue after the whistle. So much emotion on show, and the melee diffuses. What a dramatic conclusion!! What an incredible, topsy-turvy contest (cuộc thi đảo lộn, đảo điên)!

This is where it becomes so critical that the PSO, we need a result from that as fast as possible, or even just kick it into touch and let's just get on with life again, get Aurigny back up and running. Then we'd have the three dorniers, because they're suggesting at the moment two dorniers for next year which is just not going to work for two sectors, that'll be detrimental (thiệt hại, bất lợi) to tourism and business again.

Ka Tina

"I wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole" nghĩa là gì?

"I wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole" = Không can thiệp, dính dáng tới ai/cái gì dù với bất kì lý do nào.

Ví dù
Most stocks I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole at this kind of premium but MAIN is well worth a premium because it is such a premium BDC.

He left it in the capable hands of Ty Pendergrass, but Thad was willing to do anything to help preserve the cemetery (nghĩa địa). He even went so far as doing something I wouldn’t touch “with a ten-foot pole.” In 2007, he portrayed his grandfather, R. H. Miller in our annual Ghost Walk.

I don’t really know if I’m a good Crucible player in Destiny 2 or not. You could look at my kill/death ratio I suppose, but it wouldn’t give you much in the way of meaningful information. Right now it’s abysmal, because I’ve been trying to earn the Season of Dawn pinnacle weapon by rolling around with the kinetic linear fusion rifle Arbalest, a weapon I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole otherwise. Before that it was scout rifles, which I actually sort of like, but they’re specialized enough that I really shouldn’t have been using them on any of the maps I was. Last year it was hand cannons, which are a nightmare to use on console.

Ka Tina

Ngày này năm xưa

thì phải 4 năm sau mới lặp lại, 29/2/2020 :)

nhà hàng bona bếp hồng
Địa chỉ: Ngõ 570 Đ. Kim Giang, Thanh Liệt, Thanh Trì, Hà Nội
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Bài trước: Ngành y tế không tổ chức tôn vinh ngày Thầy thuốc Việt Nam

"Have a touch of the tar brush" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Alvin Balemesa

"Have a touch of the tar brush" = bị phết hắc ín -> Sự gièm pha/nói xấu chủng tộc lai trộn hoặc người có hai dòng máu, như chê da họ rất đen hơn so với người da trắng.

Ví dụ
Common view. So, just what wit are we missing? Jeez mate, you keep wearing shirts like that, I’ll think you’re a pillow-biter. Wow, check the tits on the new secretary, wouldn’t kick her out of bed for farting. Mate, don’t be surprised if that new fella goes walkabout - I think he’s got a touch of the tar brush.

Over the years, I heard about other mixed-race friends getting called white-washed, Oreos, Twinkies, and other puerile slurs. I was somewhat darkly tickled to learn that there’s a racial slur (sự gièm pha, nói xấu) for someone of my heritage: “You’ve got a touch of the tar brush.” According to Wikipedia, this slur denotes: “Real or suspected African or Asian distant ancestry in a person of predominantly (phần lớn, chủ yếu) Caucasian ancestry (tổ tiên).” Aren’t racists creative?

Rumours swirled around him. He was said to have "a touch of the tar brush" – in fact, he was born in Fiji to South Australian parents. And then there was his sexuality. The South Australian Chief Justice, John Jefferson Bray, was gay, too. A series of unexplained murders in Adelaide was linked to a clique (bọn, tụi, bè lũ) of highly placed paedophiles (người có quan hệ tình dục với trẻ em; kẻ ấu dâm). That conspiracy theory (thuyết âm mưu) is still being peddled (kháo chuyện, bận tâm về những chuyện lặt vặt) today.

Ka Tina

"Golden touch" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Paz Arando

"Golden touch" = cái chạm tay biến thành vàng -> Khả năng kiếm được rất nhiều tiền hoặc mọi sự cố gắng đều dẫn đến thành công. Cụm từ này bắt nguồn từ thần thoại Hy Lạp nói về vua Midas, người có khả năng làm bất kỳ thứ gì ông chạm vào đều biến thành vàng.

Ví dụ
Paisley para table tennis star Martin Perry finds golden touch at Polish Open. The talented table tennis player is hoping to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo later this year.

“I was at my restaurant in Dubai and had planned to make a video of my tomahawk steak,” he told The Post in 2018 when he opened his Midtown steakhouse. “I wanted it to look like salt was coming from the sky. It was my golden touch.” The father of 12, who boasts 25.9 million followers on his celeb-studded Instagram profile, now runs 21 restaurants around the world.

Here comes an update for Fortnite Chapter 2, bringing with it Season 2, where we have new challenges, such as taking down henchmen (tay sai, người hậu cần), disguising yourself as them, looting in particular locations on the map, and much more. The new season is all about secret agents and spies, and the head agent is Midas, who has a golden touch about him, which fits his name perfectly.

Ka Tina

"Touch on the raw" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Yoann Boyer

"Touch (one) on the raw" = Chạm vào vết thương của ai -> chạm nọc ai, chạm tự ái của ai, làm động lòng ai; nói phải vấn đề nhạy cảm khiến đối phương tức giận/tự ái.

Ví dụ
"While collaboration apps, chat and email may be fine for letting a colleague know you want to schedule a few minutes to touch them on the raw they're not the appropriate medium for the conversation itself."

He added that Sirisena briefed the cabinet about “important matters”, including his meeting with Modi on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC summit in Nepal. While Abeysinghe did not touch on the RAW allegation or the Colombo port discussion, a separate statement issued by the President’s Media division (PMD) gave more details.

Wednesday the 15th features a truth-telling Scorpio moon that’s good for digging down to the root of an ongoing problem. Make transportation adjustments if you need to. If someone doesn’t want to touch the raw on Thursday the 16th, respect their preference. However, if you are open to doing the work, Thursday allows you to address past pains and mental disturbances.

Ka Tina

Eric Schmidt cũng đã biết sợ rồi

thú nhận rằng, các doanh nhân khởi nghiệp công nghệ ở Silicon Valley ko phải "tự thân" đâu, mà phần lớn nhận tiền tài trợ từ quỹ khoa học quốc gia và bộ quốc phòng (darpa - cơ quan chỉ đạo các dự án nghiên cứu quốc phòng tiên tiến)

và sợ rằng mỹ sẽ thua cuộc chiến công nghệ với tq nếu không có sự giúp đỡ từ chính phủ liên bang, kêu gọi 'chính phủ cần quay lại cuộc chơi một cách nghiêm túc hơn' (the government needs to get back in the game in a serious way).

đề nghị quốc hội phê duyệt 
./ đề xuất của tổng thống về số tiền tài trợ NCPT quốc phòng lớn nhất trong 70 năm qua, (President Trump’s FY 2021 Budget invests $142.2 billion in Federal research and development (R&D), a 6 percent increase over his FY 2020 budget.)

We can’t win the technology wars without the federal government’s help.

Important trends (các xu hướng quan trọng) are not in our favor (không ủng hộ chúng ta). America’s lead (sự dẫn đầu) in artificial intelligence (trí tuệ nhân tạo), for example, is precarious (bấp bênh). A.I. will open new frontiers in everything from biotechnology (công nghệ sinh học) to banking (ngân hàng), and it is also a Defense Department priority (ưu tiên của bộ quốc phòng). Leading the world in A.I. is essential (tối quan trọng) to growing our economy and protecting our security (an ninh). A recent study considering more than 100 metrics finds that the United States is well ahead of China today but will fall behind in five to 10 years. China also has almost twice as many supercomputers and about 15 times as many deployed 5G base stations as the United States. If current trends continue, China’s overall investments in research and development are expected to surpass those of the United States within 10 years, around the same time its economy is projected to become larger than ours.

Unless these trends change, in the 2030s we will be competing with a country that has a bigger economy, more research and development investments, better research, wider deployment of new technologies and stronger computing infrastructure...

Dr. Schmidt is the chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and the Defense Innovation Board. He is the former chairman and C.E.O. of Google.

Sheryl Sandberg đã biết sợ rồi

sợ rằng tiktok lớn quá nhanh so với facebook ở cùng thời điểm, và đó mới là nơi mọi người phải e ngại về sự riêng tư, bảo mật dữ liệu

"In the world of tech we compete for every minute of your attention. Every day you pick up your phone, I mean my kids pick up the phone and they're on TikTok," she said.

TikTok hit 1.5 billion downloads in November last year and was the third most-downloaded non-gaming app of 2019, outperforming both Facebook and Instagram.

TikTok's format has been seen by some as an antidote to apps like Instagram, which encourage users to craft the perfect picture over authenticity (tính chân thật, mức độ chân thực). Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in January he thinks TikTok could overtake Instagram because it relies on "talent" rather than social posturing (lấy dáng, làm điệu bộ, làm dáng).

The app's parent firm is Chinese giant ByteDance. "They're a Chinese company, if people are concerned about data I think there's a lot to be concerned about there," Sandberg said.

"Angel in the house" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Becca Tapert on Unsplash

"Angel in the house" = thiên thần trong nhà -> nghĩa là người vợ bao dung, yêu thương, quan tâm tới chồng con, hết lòng với gia đình.

Ví dụ
Eliza Scanlen’s Beth is everything an angel in the house should be—sweet and meek, far more static and sedate than her counterparts (bản sao) in a way that subtly (phảng phất) signals her character’s fate (số phận).

The young angel in the house, my wife in the house. My daughter was in the house. He and his two baby who are angels and he just came and shoot up with no sort of sense.

Sometimes women are cast in less exalted (cao thượng) roles – women as sexual temptresses (cám dỗ), pulling men down from the spiritual heights into the flesh. Victorian women were cast in the role of “angel in the house” and encouraged to be delicate (thanh nhã, thanh tú, tinh tế) and dependent (phụ thuộc).

Ngọc Lân

Friday, February 28, 2020

"Bloody well" nghĩa là gì?

Đeo kính thì bất tiện mà đeo lens lại hay rơi. Buồn thật mà. Photo by Designecologist from Pexels

"Bloody well" cụm từ này thường đứng trước một động từ, biểu thị ý người nói đang rất tức giận, buồn bực hoặc khó chịu.

Ví dụ
Patch 6.2 is dropping next week on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. And I for one hope they bloody well leave it alone after this.

Your right contact lens (kính áp tròng) has bloody well vanished (biến mất) after falling little further then the length of your gurning face.

As a result, we have seen Nigerian films in recent years hover around or bloody well cross the million-dollar mark in revenue (doanh thu) including “The Wedding Party” and its sequel (phần tiếp theo), “King of Boys”, “Merry Men” and its sequel, “Chief Daddy”, and “Sugar Rush”.

Your country needs you! Keep calm and carry on! Pull yourself together lad! We Brits have enough jingoistic (sô-vanh hiếu chiến) phrases about just bloody well getting on with it to fill a novelty Enid Blyton book. Five Get Coronavirus, coming to a bookshop near you (soon, I expect).

Thu Phương

"Bode well for" nghĩa là gì?

Hàn Quốc giờ đã sánh vai cùng người anh em Trung Quốc về tốc độ lây nhiễm virus COVID-19 rồi. Photo by Ethan Brooke from Pexels

"Bode well/ill for (someone or something)"= báo trước, nhận thấy trước điềm lành hoặc điềm gở.

Ví dụ
A good showing would bode well for Sanders’ ability to expand his appeal (sự kêu gọi) beyond his progressive base to win both the primary and the general election (bầu cử sơ bộ và tổng tuyển cử).

As a health policy expert, I find the vision brought forward by the Trump administration (chính quyền) deeply concerning. Cuts to virtually all important health-related programs bode ill for nations future.

The passage of the SECURE Act (Đạo luật An ninh) also bodes well for sales long term, IRI noted, citing the legislation’s fiduciary (ủy thác pháp luật) protections for plan sponsors (nhà tài trợ) that incorporate annuities (dòng niên kim) into retirement plans.

“The South Korean cases, combined with the spread of new cases in Italy and Iran, indicate that while the spread in China has slowed, the virus is spreading outside of China. And the ease of its spread may bode ill for an acceleration (gia tăng) within China as workers return to their jobs and as shops and restaurants begin to reopen,” said the Moody’s report.

Thu Phương

"Come out well" nghĩa là gì?

Mong mọi thứ thuận lợi. Photo by Djordje Petrovic from Pexels

"Come out well" = kết quả tốt đẹp, tích cực.

Ví dụ
I hope she'll come out well. I'll do my best for her; yes, sure.

Buttigieg campaign (chiến dịch) manager Mike Schmuhl acknowledges that Sanders looks to come out well ahead in the delegate (đại biểu) count on Tuesday.

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: Nothing surprising about Herbert's athleticism (chất thể thao) or his throwing prowess (năng lực) Thursday night. The ball came out very well and the placement was plus. The arc (vòng cung) on his deep throws was impressive.

In Holland and England, where the air is still more moist (ẩm), the deep red so commonly used for roofs is equally appropriate, coming out well against the heavy skies and harmonizing with (hài hòa với) the strong dark greens which much dampness (ẩm ướt) produces in foliage and grass.

Thu Phương

"Damn well" nghĩa là gì?

"Tôi đã nói rất rõ ràng rồi nhé, đừng hỏi lại nữa!" Photo by mentatdgt from Pexels

"Damn well" hoặc " damned well" = rất tốt. Cụm từ nhấn mạnh sự chắc chắn, dứt khoát.

Ví dụ
50% is about one would get by throwing darts (phi tiêu). 75% is doing pretty damn well. Historically, professional bettors (người đặt cược) are very happy with 55-60 %.

You know damn well if it was nerfed (thuật ngữ trong game Liên minh huyền thoại) even more than it already has been or removed controller players would just quit, switch to M&K or be irrelevant (không liên quan).

Booming over the mic, Williams delivered his final lines, emphatically (dứt khoát) stating, “This drip don’t come easy, it’s all they let me buy. Don’t ask me why I wasted money on this drip, you know damn well why.”

Though dutied with drums in a live setting, and though she plays them damn well, Andrya Ambro’s vocal prowess (khả năng hát hò) is at the core of everything, whether at hushed moments of emotive tension or intense and incensed wails (tiếng rền rĩ) that echo what it means to feel everything.

Thu Phương

"Shoot me down in flames" nghĩa là gì?

Xem anh đây. Photo courtesy: robnlville

"Shoot somebody down in flames" = bắn rơi xuống -> hủy hoại ai đó; không đồng ý với ý kiến ai đó.

Ví dụ
There’s a willingness (thiện chí) to connect which is being lost, and that’s the biggest problem. With the internet, you’re allowed to be at a safe distance from things – this is just my theory, it could be totally wrong, shoot me down in flames if I am.

Don't shoot me down in flames (with a musket (súng hỏa mai) as I ride my stallion (ngựa) across the Cornish cliffs) but I'm not a huge Poldark fan. However, even I felt a bittersweet tug (giật mạnh) on my heart strings as that theme tune started.

The ideas are hypothetical (tính giả thuyết) at this point, and he jokingly said he thinks others will shoot them down in flames. But Bartle came up with an interesting array (danh sách) of reasons why players quit playing games. Games might be too easy — or too hard. Players might see too many flaws, or they might see a better game come along. They may have failed to engage with an experience because it was boring; it had no story; it was too complicated; or many other reasons. Here are the slides from his talk.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "In the offing" nghĩa là gì?

"Deceive me into" nghĩa là gì?

Sao bảo đây là mốt mới nhất năm nay? Photo by Úrsula Madariaga from Pexels

"Deceive (someone) into (something)" = lừa gạt ai làm gì.

Ví dụ
“July 29, 2018, I was raped (cưỡng hiếp). This is what I know as fact,” the woman said during Monday’s hearing (phiên tòa). “I was approached by a man who used his power and status to intimidate (hăm dọa) me, deceive me into trusting him and who manipulated his power to rape me.”

“On my way home right now from [an] AA retreat. Today It’s been 33 days since I changed my everyday life routine. I forgot how great life was because I let life’s problems defeat me and deceive me into thinking that what I was doing was justified (chính đáng).” Max went on to proudly state that he watched himself “make mistakes that lead to bigger mistakes.’

In November 2019, 25 people were arrested by authorities in Ajman, and another four by authorities in Dubai, for bank fraud (gian lận). The fraudsters were found to be running four separate call centers that, similar to the scheme prosecuted (khởi tố) in Ras Al Khaimah, would call customers and deceive them into divulging (tiết lộ) bank account details by insisting their accounts or cards needed to be updated. All 29 are due to stand trial (xử tội).

Bích Nhàn

"Appearances can be deceiving" nghĩa là gì?

Trông em mong manh nhưng em không dễ vỡ Photo by Snapwire

"Appearances can be deceiving" = vẻ ngoài cũng có thể đánh lừa, lừa gạt, làm bạn thất vọng vì không phải lúc nào nó cũng phản ánh đúng, chính xác bản chất như vẻ bề ngoài.

Ví dụ
“My experience in school is probably why I write the kinds of things that I write because I’m always writing about an underdog (thua thiệt, thiệt thòi) situation and showing how appearances can be deceiving.”

For now, the most promising nearby target for closer inspection is the TRAPPIST-1 system, which appears to have more than one potentially habitable planet (hành tinh có thể sinh sống). But Meadows warned that appearances can be deceiving.

Shangri-La is an aggressively English Bed and Breakfast that has seen better days. Its working-class inhabitants long for a better, more ‘normal’ life, and the clean-looking gentleman who stepped through their door appeared to be the answer to their prayers, but appearances can be deceiving…

Bích Nhàn

"Well-hung" nghĩa là gì?

Ừm?! Photo by Dainis Graveris from Pexels

"Well-hung" = (tiếng lóng) ngực/dương vật to.

Ví dụ
Anyone who has breast knows that it's “desirable” (mong ước) to be well-hung.

A well-hung British man claims he was accused of shoplifting (ăn cắp đồ) — because his big bulge (chỗ phình to) was mistaken for stolen goods stuffed down his pants.

Having said this, Liam Neeson was the star of Kinsey back in 2004 and filmed some sex scenes with Peter Sarsgaard, who later confirmed (xác nhận) the actor is ‘famously well hung,’ noting on Conan.

To refresh your memory, in 2018 Grande cheekily (xấc xược) mentioned on social media that her then-beau (bạn trai) was well hung, prompting the term “big d— energy” or BDE to hit the mainstream (xu hướng).

Thu Phương

"In the offing" nghĩa là gì?

Tình hình khá là căng thẳng. Photo courtesy: Marco Federmann

"In the offing" có từ "offing" là vị trí ngoài khơi = ở ngoài khơi, có thể thấy được -> sắp xảy ra. Cụm từ này bất nguồn từ việc nếu bạn thấy con thuyền "in the offing" có nghĩa là con thuyền sắp về đến bờ.

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Other companies have disclosed (tiết lộ) similar probes (khảo sát) and experts believe more settlements (dàn xếp) are in the offing.

Vantage has analysed the stock market movements between January 20 and February 25 of biopharma (dược sinh học) companies that have made public announcements on coronavirus. Though the first Covid-19 case was reported last December it was only in the week of January 20 that it became apparent (rõ ràng) that a global health emergency was in the offing.

With neither side ready to face up directly, a durable ceasefire (lệnh ngừng bắn) may well be in the offing. But not before Turkey has squared the debt through Russia’s proxy (ủy quyền). With Russia controlling the airspace over Idlib province, Turkish drones and artillery (pháo binh) are likely to be deployed (điều động) to full devastating effect in coming days, but not at Russian troops, or air bases (căn cứ không quân).

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Batten down the hatches" nghĩa là gì?

"As cold as a well digger's feet" nghĩa là gì?

Khuôn mặt đáng thương. :D Photo by Benjamin Lehman from Pexels

"(As) cold as a well digger's feet/ass/butt nghĩa là rất lạnh (thường nói về thời tiết tháng 1). "Well digger" là thợ chuyên đi đào giếng.

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Even with the cabin heat full on it was as cold as a well digger's ass in Alaska, he thought.

The fact that at any moment the room could have collapsed (sụp đổ) left Klingenberg as cold as a well digger's ass.

The only pronouncement (lời tuyên bố) of Cold she would ever make, since she hated winter, was when it was “colder than a well-digger's butt in Ideeho".

Last month, I was shivering (run lẩy bẩy) in a climbing stand in northern Ohio. It was around 2 p.m., cold as a well-digger’s butt, and I was into my third all-day sit.

Thu Phương

"Be well aware of" nghĩa là gì?

Họp nhiều mới ra vấn đề được. Photo by fauxels from Pexels

"Be well aware of (something)" = có nhận thức, kiến thức, hiểu biết nhiều về điều gì.

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Well aware of their perception (nhận thức) problem on Wall Street, oil executives have increasingly talked up their non-oil related businesses.

As they enter 2020 the need at the position is as obvious as it gets and the Notre Dame product is well-aware of his hometown team’s hole at the position.

From a cosmetic point of view (quan điểm thẩm mỹ) the league table (bảng đấu) looks better, but equally we're well aware we're only three points above Wigan.

The most you can lose on any stock is 100% of your money. But on a lighter note, a good company can see its share price (giá cổ phiếu) rise well over 100%. Long term Magni-Tech Industries Berhad (KLSE:MAGNI) shareholders (cổ đông) would be well aware of this, since the stock is up 232% in five years. It’s down 3.6% in the last seven days.

Thu Phương

"Under lock and key" nghĩa là gì?

Đề phòng rủi ro Photo on Pexels

'Under lock and key' = cất kĩ, giấu kĩ, cất tủ khóa lại; giam giữ.

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Bruce Wayne's beginnings will drive this film so keeping everything under lock and key leaves us as curious (tò mò) as ever and opens the door for similar revelations (phát hiện, khám phá).

Many of the documents relating to the Crypto company spy scandal will remain under lock and key, says the deputy head of the Swiss Federal Intelligence (cơ quan tình báo) Service (FIS).

Of course, Emma also ensures your data is kept under lock and key using end-to-end 256-bit TLS bank-grade encryption (mã hóa, mật mã) and read-only access. Basically, it makes sure only YOU can touch your money.

Bích Nhàn

"Be in touch with" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Vero Photoart

"Be in touch with" = Bị động chạm/tác động về mặt cảm xúc với cái gì -> Rất nhạy cảm hoặc nhận thức được về cái gì.

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Caitlin is a 30-year-old employment specialist. She loves that she’s in touch with her inner child, and she acknowledges her big heart and her ability to find the humor in things. Caitlin finds joy in caring for animals, and she says she finds herself through artistic expression.

Thankfully, cultivating a mindset (trau dồi, tu dưỡng tư duy/trí tuệ) that is in touch with the “world of atoms” is easier than you might think. It starts with using your senses more often. When you’re out on a walk, for example, don’t just see the path in front of you. Listen to the world. Smell the air. Touch the rocks and plants you see.

In fact, she’s recently had the chance to showcase that talent playing Queen Iduna (mother to Anna and Elsa) in the blockbuster Frozen 2, which came out in late November. “Disney is my Star Wars,” Wood says. “If I am a hardcore nerd about anything, it is Disney.” In the film, she sings the opening song, “All Is Found,” a lullaby (bài hát ru) she often sang to her own young son (with actor Jamie Bell). “It has made me a better person in every way, but I underestimated that it would make me a better actor as well,” she says of motherhood. “You feel in a completely different way, and I am in touch with emotions that I was not in touch with before, so I feel like I can get a lot deeper into myself now.”

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