"White around the gills" nghĩa là gì?

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"White around the gills" nghĩa là trông nhợt nhạt, mặt trắng bệch vì sợ hãi hoặc buồn nôn.

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Smith was looking a little white around the gills. “Never pays to be hasty (vội vàng),” he said in conclusion, avoiding her gaze.

Andy rubbed at his shin (ống chân). He was looking white around the gills, and I knew his ankle must be getting very painful.

In the beginning he turned a bit white around the gills but soon appeared to grow accustomed to (quen với) the cutting of bone and the accompanying gore (máu).

Whether it was worth the money was another thing as even the wealthy beyond wealth went white around the gills over the fuel bill for just one trip as it was around ten times that for an unassisted journey, which was already A Lot.

Thu Phương

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