Journey in Life: "Raise the specter of" nghĩa là gì?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"Raise the specter of" nghĩa là gì?

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'Raise the specter of something' = nâng cao nhận thức hoặc mối quan tâm, bận tâm về những thứ đáng sợ, khó chịu sắp xảy ra.

Ví dụ
Defenders of the status quo raise the specter of high-rise apartment buildings rising in the middle of low-rise neighborhoods as a reason to oppose such moves. They forget that one can have denser, more affordable housing without adding apartment buildings.

Widespread infections among health workers reflect the universal difficulty of stemming the spread of the pandemic. But sick health workers do double damage: They add to the toll while also hampering (cản trở) the ability to respond to the crisis. On top of that, they raise the specter of hospitals becoming breeding grounds of infection.

Chandler said domestic violence (bạo lực gia đình) programs across the state are also worried about losing donor funding during the coronavirus pandemic, as organizations are forced to cancel fundraising events and as individual donors might choose to put their money elsewhere. Fundraising shortfalls raise the specter of having to lay off (cắt giảm, tạm giãn thợ) staff, even as coronavirus heightens the need for domestic violence programs.

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