"If it's not one thing it's another" nghĩa là gì?

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"If/when it's not one thing, it's another!" nghĩa là nhiều điều không may mắn, gây căng thẳng ức chế cứ liên tục diễn ra, hết cái này lại đến cái khác. 

Ví dụ
In the middle of a major reset (điều chỉnh), we can never be sure how things will pan out (phát triển). If you're relieved (nhẹ nhõm) to be on to the next thing, as whatever that is makes itself clear to you, you'll begin to notice that if it's not one thing, it's another.

For Biles, the aches and pains (cơn đau nhức) include two big toes with serious injuries (thương nặng). She recently saw a doctor who gave her bad news, she said: One of the toes is shattered (gãy) in five places and it will never totally heal; the other is cracked (rạn). “If it’s not one thing, it’s another,” she said.

That’s when somebody announces that toilet paper has run out and people begin to disperse (giải tán), protesting (phản đối)… this time they shout out to the wind, you can hear things like: this is miserable (đáng thương); I don’t know how long we’re going to carry on like this; there is no peace of mind in this country, when it’s not one thing, it’s another; etc.

Thu Phương

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