“Get the gist” nghĩa là gì?

Niềm vui đến từ những điều nhỏ bé. Photo by Szilvia Basso

“Get the gist” có từ "gist" là nguyên nhân chính/ý chính -> cụm từ này nghĩa là hiểu được nguyên nhân chính, ngọn nguồn và cốt lõi của vấn đề.

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No need to read much more to get the gist. The writer, who is correctly critical of President Trump’s senior policy adviser’s racist and nationalist ideas, welcomes the news that his wife, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, has contracted coronavirus, in hopes that her husband catches it. And dies.

You can get the gist of how the thing works from the GIF below. Sensors track the trajectory (quỹ đạo) of each shot and motors attached to the backboard adjust its angle (góc) to deflect the ball into the hoop. But Wighton’s video (from his channel Stuff Made Here) goes into some fascinating detail, explaining both the underlying technology and the design process.

“Overwhelming, inspiring, smooth, amazing, you get the gist; I was speechless,” he conveyed. “We originally planned to fill two small dumpsters (thùng đựng rác to) with cans and bottles — four cubic yards worth. We ended up calling Pat Caruso from Associated Refuse to bring down another one of those small dumpsters, and then again and again and again to bring three more giant roll-off dumpsters filling a total of 110 cubic yards worth of refundable plastic bottles and cans.”

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