Journey in Life: February 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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.)
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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
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"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 (mong manh) 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.

Ví dụ
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.

Ví dụ
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.

Ví dụ
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.

Ví dụ
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.

Ví dụ
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.”

Ka Tina

"Well-off" nghĩa là gì?

Young and rich! Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"Well-off " nghĩa là giàu có, khá giả ngược lại là "be hard up". Nghĩa khác là trong tình thế có lợi, may mắn cho mình. "Be well off for (something)" lại có nghĩa là có đủ cái mình cần.

Ví dụ
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 235 points in early afternoon, well off its lows for the day. It crashed by 900 points in early trade, igniting a panic (gây hoảng loạn).

More than one-fifth of those earning more than $200,000 think they need an extra $10,000 a week to be “well-off”, while another fifth believe they need $20,000 or more per week to achieve that.

City were well off the pace at Sixfields, where they found themselves a goal down inside the first minute, and rarely has Taylor been so animated (sôi nổi) when giving his verdict (quyết định) after the game.

Rishi Sunak is looking at clawing back (thu hồi) nearly £1 billion from the well-off who dodge inheritance tax (trốn thuế thừa kế) to raise cash for Boris Johnson’s infrastructure splurge (phung phí) in the Budget.

Thu Phương

"Pick a lock" nghĩa là gì?

Lúc yêu nhau thì khóa tình yêu, thế hết yêu rồi có tháo khóa không ta? Photo by Eddie Edwards from Pexels  


"Pick a lock" = cạy khóa, mở khóa bằng dụng cụ, thay vì dùng chìa khóa.


Ví dụ

Thomas, who has been a locksmith (thợ khóa) for more than 20 years, can pick a lock in under five minutes.


Other scenes (phân cảnh), such as one where Dolittle is requesting help from ants to pick a lock, the ant uses a notable quote (trích dẫn nổi tiếng) from “The Godfather” to begin their conversation with, “You come to me on the day of my daughter’s wedding.”



SPY FEST: Do you have what it takes to be a spy (điệp viên)? Bring the whole family to the International Spy Museum to find out. Kids will be allowed to take a lie detector test (make sure you ask if they did their homework), fly a drone, and pick a lock, as well as explore the museum. (International Spy Museum, 6 p.m., $16)



Bích Nhàn

Bài trước: "Lock, stock and barrel" nghĩa là gì?

"Be well out of" nghĩa là gì?

Đằng sau một người nghệ sỹ thành công, là sự hỗ trợ chắc chắn từ đoàn đội, công ty. Photo by Zachary DeBottis from Pexels 

"Be well out of (something)" nghĩa là may mắn khi không vướng vào vấn đề/ tình huống đó. Tính từ "(do) well out of (someone or something)" còn có nghĩa là kiếm được lợi ích/lợi nhuận/ tiền từ ai hoặc điều gì. Động từ "well out of" nghĩa là tuôn ra, trào ra. 

Ví dụ
The book is well conceived, well written, well produced, well timed and well out of the ordinary. 

Masuto glanced at his left arm, the blood welling out of the long, ugly scrape (vết xước), and said that he was sorry. 

The CBOE volatility index (chỉ số biến động) , often called the “fear index”, jumped to 39.16, its highest in about two years, well out of the 11-20 range of recent months. 

So it was one of those that the artist (nghệ sỹ) did well out of it, and we actually kept part of, and we actually kept part of the proceeds for the sale of the CD - the artist did well, the company did well and the music still continues. 

Thu Phương

"An easy touch" nghĩa là gì?

Đáng yêu quá hơ. Photo by  Nathan Dumlao

"An soft/easy touch" = Cú chạm mềm mại/dễ chịu -> Chỉ người dễ dàng bị điều khiển/thao túng hoặc bị lợi dụng và lừa gạt.

Ví dụ
“Regarding Leeds ticket prices, its very obvious to me they are doing in on purpose knowing full well the away teams won`t sell their allocations, and then selling them at a discount to home fans, I`m absolutely pulling my hair why we are such an easy touch to these robbers, I understand thee sentiment, but it’s just not working, as the old says goes `at least Dick Turpin wore a mask`”

"Some people are looking at this as an easy touch for Andrade. But I’m on a different level, even since the last fight,” noted Keeler, who makes his stateside debut along with entering his first career title fight. “Andrade, he stepped up to middle and he hasn’t been performing. He labeled himself the greatest, but… I’m in me prime. I’m just coming into my own. I’m 32, fresh.”

"I will punch his face right in. Not a problem, seven days on a week and twice on a Sunday. If we fought 30 times, I'd win 30 times. That's how confident I am of beating Deontay Wilder. The thing is, I picked this fight. I said to Frank, ‘get me this fight.’ I could have fought another 10 bums if I wanted to. No one forced me to fight Deontay Wilder. I picked Deontay Wilder because I believe he is an easy touch. I believe he is a lemon and I am going to squeeze him nice and hard, 100 percent. I am going to make lemonade out of him,” Fury said.

Ka Tina

"Be well rid of" nghĩa là gì?

Tạm biệt nhé, tên khốn! Photo by Wendy Wei from Pexels 

"Be well rid of (someone or something)" nghĩa là thật tốt vì đã loại bỏ được ai/ điều gì đã gây ra rắc rối hoặc sai lầm. 

Ví dụ
Everything will soon be over, and you'll be well rid of a rascal (kẻ bất lương) who has only been a trial and grief to you.

“The world is well rid of such despots (kẻ chuyên quyền, bạo chúa),” declared Jewel, her ire simmering (giận sôi lên), mingled with revulsion (xen lẫn sự khiếp sợ). 

And if Saduko is fond of her—well, after all, there are other beautiful women in Zululand. I know one or two of them myself whom I will mention to Saduko—or rather to Nandie. Really, as things were, I am not sure but that he is well rid of her. 

None of them were up early enough to see it firsthand (nhìn thấy trực tiếp), but the story's gettin passed around like buttered popcorn at the cinema.” She grunted (lầm bầm) something that might have been approval. “We're well rid of that set, I tell you.” 

Thu Phương

"Be well versed in" nghĩa là gì?

Đã đẹp trai lại còn nấu ăn ngon. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

"Be well versed in (something)" = thông thạo điều gì (có kỹ năng, khả năng tốt).

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While some investors (nhà đầu tư) are already well versed in financial metrics (số liệu tài chính), this article is for those who would like to learn about Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important.

Kelly Meyer was born and raised in the lakeshore (bờ hồ) area. Specifically he was born in Manitowoc and grew up in the Reedsville area. So he is well-versed in: fish frys (cá và khoai tây chiên), brat frys (xúc xích và khoai tây chiên) and "cooler by the lake."

He points out that the young generation, hardly well versed in the intricacies of politics (sự phức tạp của chính trị) , believes that Netanyahu’s way has provided stability and done well by the middle class. Proof of this view can be found in Israel’s consistently high ranking in the UN’s World Happiness Report.

Thu Phương

"A light touch" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Anna Demianenko

"A light touch" = Chạm nhẹ -> Làm, giải quyết hay tiếp cận cái gì một cách thoải mái, nhẹ nhàng và cẩn thận.

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Murphy's adaption takes a light-touch approach to the Hibernicisation of the text, and for the most part Chekhov's characters survive intact.

On the other hand, they may prefer to just be around their loved ones with little or nothing to say. In this instance you can show your presence by sitting next to them or their bed and providing a light touch of the hand or some other form of communication.

“A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed” is Brown’s third and latest story collection, more a novel in parts, divided by generation in this family saga (truyện chiến công, tiểu thuyết dài). What Brown brings to the table is a blend of wicked humor and a light touch, a combination so winsome that you can sense the fun he’s having unspooling these narratives. With the family’s decline in full swing, Brown plants visuals everywhere – “a falling-down island farmhouse,” a leaky skiff — a waterlogged (ngập nước) life, one might say. The usual battle lines are drawn – the elder John Howland owns the family house, such as it is, but can’t afford its upkeep, and so leaves it to an unlikely grandson. Said grandson, naturally, has his own issues, as indeed do other family members who have their own plans for the property.

Ka Tina

"Miss the cut" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Andrew Rice

"Miss the cut" = Không cắt bóng được -> Trong môn đánh Golf, không ghi được điểm quan trọng để thi đấu tiếp ở hai vòng cuối của giải thi đấu bốn vòng nên bị loại.

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That level of popularity always worries us when it comes to a golfer that is just as likely to miss the cut as he is to provide a top-10 showing.

He also missed the cut in his second Players start in 2019. Still, of all the World’s top 10, he seems to fetch the fairest odds and 22/1 is no exception.

Returning to a familiar place in Los Angeles and Riviera—Trainer played college golf at USC, graduating in 2013, and the Trojans regularly had practice rounds at the George Thomas gem—appeared to have a calming effect. Trainer, ranked 391st in the Official World Golf Ranking, shot rounds of 72-71 to make the cut on the number at one-over 143.

Ka Tina

"Make the cut" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  ivan Torres

"Make the cut" = Cắt bóng, sự cúp bóng (trong môn đánh golf nghĩa là có được số điểm quan trọng/cần thiết để tiếp tục thi đấu ở hai trận cuối của một giải thi đấu bốn vòng) -> Đáp ứng được yêu cầu/chất lượng.

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Many of the more than 350 proposed pieces of legislation for the 2020 Budget Session of the 65th Wyoming Legislature didn't make the cut for introductions.

Female golfers have struggled playing against men at professional level. Annika Sorenstam, Michelle Wie and Brittany Lincicome have all played men's tournaments without success, although Wie did make the cut at an event in South Korea in 2006.

While this is true and it remains too early to make the cut, it remains a fate that the U.S cannot escape. As the epidemic prolongs, China will remain on lockdown and will continue to affect the American investor and far more consumers. The country is one of the biggest producers and as long as factories and supply chains are locked, this will shake the global economy.

Ka Tina