Journey in Life: 01/08/20

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

"The pitcher will go to the well once too often" nghĩa là gì?

Ném đại đi, biết đâu trúng! Photo by Pierre-Etienne Vachon

"The pitcher will go to the well once too often" = Cầu thủ ném bóng cùng lắm là một lần ghi bàn/ném chính xác thôi -> Sự may mắn nào rồi cuối cùng cũng hết; chấm dứt một chuỗi may mắn.

Ví dụ
Unfortunately for them, they go to the well once too often: first down is a pass to the right for four yards; second down is a pass to the right for four yards. Third down is a run up the middle for the first down. Next it is the same pass to the right for... an interception (sự đánh chặn)!

On the other hand, a poor planning could push you down to the very bottom of an ugly well. Being on a winning streak is exciting with popular hurrays (hoan hô), but a pitcher has to go to the well once too often if the plan fails. Every individual is happy if they can celebrate it at the expense of others. That’s what Lijo, the director of the movie puts across.

Unfortunately for Sabathia, he had to go to the well once too often. The Phillies rocked him in Game Two of the NLDS, tagging him for five runs over 3.2 innings. The Brewers suffered an early elimination (sự loại trừ), but Sabathia’s efforts were greatly appreciated. To this day he receives deafening applause (tràng vỗ tay rất chói tai) when visiting Miller Park.

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"You can't go home again" nghĩa là gì?

Vương vấn. Photo by  tobi feder

"You can't go home again" = Bạn không thể về nhà nữa -> Thực sự thì bạn không thể quay lại nơi bạn đã từng sống vì mọi thứ đã thay đổi quá nhiều từ khi bạn rời đi và nó không giống như nơi mà bạn đã từng sống nữa (hơi giống với nghĩa không thể quay lại quá khứ).

Ví dụ
They say you can't go home again, but feisty (hăng hái, hăm hở) Nora Helmer gives it a shot in Lucas Hnath's clever update of Henrik Ibsen's 1879 proto-feminist (chủ nghĩa nữ quyền nguyên thủy, đầu tiên) drama, "A Doll's House."

Christopher (Chris) Bairos doesn’t put too much stock into the saying, “you can’t go home again,” after recently returning to the first restaurant that helped jump-start his culinary (bếp núc, nấu nướng) career.

They sometimes say you can't go home again. William Adams will be one of the first people to tell you that is not true. Almost 70 years ago, his family moved into a house along 23rd Street in Tuscaloosa when he was five years old. After living in cities like Miami, Atlanta and Birmingham after that, he always considered that house on 23rd Street home.

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"Wherever you go, there you are" nghĩa là gì?

Biển xanh. Photo by  Max Poschau

"Wherever you go, there you are" = Dù bạn có đi đâu đi nữa thì cái bóng của bạn vẫn đi theo -> Dù có đi đâu thì bạn không thể thoát khỏi được chính bản thân mình.

Ví dụ
The challenges they endure and the competition they face are powerful disincentives (làm nản lòng) for anyone attempting to outrun (chạy thoát) family history. Wherever you go, there you are — and having an audience only makes things more complicated.

My favorite neighborhood in the world is… I have to say Dunthorpe in Portland, Ore. I say this because one of the gifts of traveling to over 100 countries is knowing that wherever you go, there you are. This beautiful, peaceful neighborhood is where we’re raising our family and I’m grateful to live there. Of course, there are much “cooler” neighborhoods, like Juarez in Mexico City, that embody the creative energy and craft that are being developed and practiced across so many mediums (hoàn cảnh, môi trường) around the world.

Wherever you go, there you are. One last word of advice.You may leave the job that has you pushed to breaking point, but you take yourself with you into whatever you do next. Whether it’s your dream job, your own business, or simply a side-step. Until you address those people pleasing, perfecting patterns, they’re going to keep cropping up. In other words, making the leap from your less than ideal circumstances now is not a cure-all. The good news is, with awareness and persistence (kiên gan, bền bỉ), this is a tremendous (rất lớn) opportunity for personal growth. Another silver lining to burnout, perhaps?

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"Went out with the ark" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Austin Neill

"Went out with the ark" = Đi thuyền lớn ra ngoài -> Lỗi thời, cũ kỹ, xa vời thực tại hoặc không biết gì về chuyện đang được nói đến. Cụm từ này liên quan đến một câu chuyện trong Kinh Thánh nói về ông Nô-ê đóng tàu khổng lồ để chứa tất cả gia đình và mọi động vật trên đất để tránh khỏi được cơn đại hồng thủy.

Ví dụ
He added: “Some will argue shorthand went out with the Ark but the reality is it is more relevant now to the industry than ever before especially in this post-Leveson complaint crazy era we live in as journalists.

Bits went out with the ark. I remember enthralling (mê mệt, vô cùng thú vị) heated debates about how the Atari Jaguar wasn’t proper 64-bit as it had two 32-bit processors, the charlatan. But even with that raw bit-age under the hood the 3D still looked worse than Star Fox on the SNES. The Alien game was alright though.

The fans knew we needed pace and strength in the team again recruitment has been poor who do you blame? The board were spouting on about 100 points we have the best finances on paper and players football is played on grass not paper. The decision to sack (sa thải) Ross is looking the wrong one. The replacement Parkinson was supposed to be the candidate that stood out anyone can bullsh*t at interviews, Donald said he said all the right things. Parkinson has no tactics (chiến thuật), his style of football long balls went out with the ark.

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"Watch the world go by" nghĩa là gì?

Em xinh em đứng, em ngồi càng xinh. Photo by  Sergey Zolkin

"Watch the world go by" = Nhìn thế giới chuyển động/nhìn sự đời, quan sát những gì xảy ra xung quanh -> Nhàn rỗi, không làm gì chỉ nhìn người ta hoạt động và làm việc.

Ví dụ
However, Paris tends more often to that trend and their parks are a big reason for that. You can sit and enjoy a meal, watch the world go by or just enjoy your surroundings and maybe even take a nap during your lunch break.

Stavanger’s answer to Notting Hill, Øvre Holmegate is known locally as Fargegata – the colourful street. It’s one of the most colourful streets in Norway, with each of the wooden townhouses painted in different rainbow and pastel hues (màu sắc). During the summer people spill out of the pubs, restaurants and cafés onto equally brightly-painted tables and chairs to sip drinks and watch the world go by.

“However it is still not quite the same as wandering down to your local pub and seeing someone you know and having a chat. “The interaction of, how are you doing mate, I’m having a hard time at the moment, oh tell me about it, that kind of thing. “I can have that connection with a piece of computer software that did that well. “But I can’t sit and have a pint and chat to some other random people while we watch the world go by with that piece of software whereas I can with a person.”

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"There but for the grace of God go I" nghĩa là gì?

Sống bởi Ân Điển. Photo by  Keagan Henman

"There but for the grace of God (go I)" = Những điều tồi tệ xảy ra với người khác thì cũng có thể sẽ xảy ra với bạn.

Ví dụ
“Remember Natalie. She struggled, but, she was trying. In the end, I believe, the struggles were too much. Please, join me in praying that Natalie has found the peace she so desperately longed for,” Hamel wrote. “Be kind. Everyone is struggling, some more than others, some more alone than others. There but for the Grace of God go I.”

And he told Tucker Carlson, “Some of them have mental problems where they don’t even know they’re living that way. In fact, perhaps they like living that way.” Below, we present two videos that show how much “they like living that way.” As you view these, you might keep in mind that sixteenth-century saying, “There but for the grace of God, go I.”

Lopez was eloquent (có khả năng hùng biện) in his remarks. “We’re the same. People who are homeless, you never know who’s going to be your neighbor, your brother, your sister, your mother. Each one of them has their own stories and their own struggles and they’re working very hard to make their lives better,” he said. Long ago, I was taught an old proverb whose words now ring true: “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

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"Sell in May and go away" nghĩa là gì?

Ai mua tất 2nd-hand không? Photo by  Andrew Neel

"Sell in May and go away" = Bán trong tháng Năm và biến mất -> là một câu ngạn ngữ đầu tư cảnh báo các nhà đầu tư thoái vốn khỏi cổ phiếu vào tháng 05 và chờ đợi để tái đầu tư vào tháng 11.

Ví dụ
The “Best Six Months” strategy has become legendary on Wall Street. “Sell in May and go away” means investing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average between Nov. 1 and April 30 and switching into fixed income for the other six months. This has dramatically outperformed owning the Dow Industrials from May 1 to Oct. 31.

One traditional strategy that looked successful for a while was “sell in May and go away,” an idea that involves selling equities (công chính, vốn cổ đông) for the summer months. Rising tensions in the trade war (chiến tranh thương mại) between the United States and China highlighted the month of May, which saw the S&P 500 fall 6.58%.

This time of year, one refrain (kiềm lại) reigns supreme among investors: “Sell in May and go away.” The classic, rhyming investment adage argues you should get out before the “weak” summer months, re-entering in the fall. Many are convinced markets demonstrate seasonal patterns you might be able to game to your advantage. But there is a problem, in our view: The calendar doesn’t drive markets. A look at historical data illustrates how chasing this supposed seasonal tendency has most often been a costly mistake.

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"If Mohammed will not go to the mountain" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Joshua Earle

"If Mohammed will not go to the mountain" = Câu đầy đủ "If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain." (Nếu núi không đến với Mohammed thì Mohammed phải đi lên núi) -> Phải thay đổi hành động của mình một cách phù hợp nếu như mọi điều không diễn ra như ý mình muốn; nếu người mà bạn muốn gặp không đến gặp bạn thì bạn phải đi gặp họ.

Ví dụ
They "auditioned" several boulders (đá cuội) for this job, each of which was brought in on its own flatbed truck. During the audition, they pretended to take a shower in front of each rock, to see which had ledges (đá ngầm, chỗ lồi) and crevices (đường nứt, kẽ hở) that best suited their arms' reach. (If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain will come to Mohammed?)

Having diagnosed (được chẩn đoán) this as a title-endangering issue, Mourinho realised that the determining of fixtures was beyond his control. So, he has done the next best thing and made his squad incredibly deep, with at least two contenders for every position on the pitch (including between the sticks). Now, regardless of how poor or laughable the authorities’ planning turns out to be, Mourinho can field a team of eleven fresh players in each game. Like they say, “If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed.”

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"If anything can go wrong, it will" nghĩa là gì?

Vô hồn. Photo by

"If anything can go wrong, it will" = "Việc gì có thể sai thì sẽ sai" (Định luật Murphy hay còn gọi là định luật bánh bơ) -> Trong tương lai vấn đề gì cũng có thể xảy ra được bất luận bạn đã đề phòng hoặc chuẩn bị trước.

Ví dụ
According to Peter, if anything can go wrong, it will. That will be my epitaph (văn bia). The main theme is that people tend to rise to their level of incompetence (sự yếu kém). That is, people in a business hierarchy keep getting promoted until they reach a point where they suck, at which level they remain until retirement.

State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156th Dist. of West Chester, said she hopes nothing else goes wrong for those living close by the construction site. Comitta quoted the old adage, “If anything can go wrong it will.” Uwchlan Safety Coalition member Rebecca Britton has tenaciously (gan lì, ngoan cố) fought pipeline constriction (siết chặt, thắt đường ống dẫn).

Well, not necessarily, in very rare cases CMOS circuits - and a microcontroller is just that – can suffer a latch-up condition. In this state nothing works and even a reset cannot bring the microcontroller to its senses. If you want to prevent this rare condition, you will need to rely on an external watchdog mechanism. Those of you familiar with the works of Murphy will know that his First Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will. If you ignore the possibility of latch up, it will come back and bite you… eventually.

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"Go up in smoke" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Alan Chen

"Go up in smoke" = biến thành tro bụi -> Bị lửa thiêu cháy, bị tàn phá, thất bại hoặc phải ngưng lại.

Ví dụ
Jonny May’s second try six minutes from time allowed Leicester to breathe again after the hosts had seen their comfortable 15-point advantage at half-time go up in smoke.

The start to Ed Pollard’s season for Rockdale was one he’d like to forget after watching his chances of repeating as South Metro’s heavyweight champion go up in smoke last month following a second-round disqualification against Eastside’s Seth Martin.

As well as more than 1,000 homes being destroyed so far this fire season — the majority in NSW — many farmers and business owners have seen their livelihoods (kế sinh nhai) go up in smoke too. These have included the owners of stores in the CBDs of regional towns devastated by fire, farmers whose livestock (vật nuôi) have been killed and feed stockpiles (kho dự trữ) destroyed.

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"Go two-forty" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Mat Reding

"Go two-forty" = Di chuyển/làm việc rất nhanh; thi đua (cụm từ này liên quan tới một kỷ lục đua ngựa về đích với thành tích 2 phút 40 giây trên một dặm).

Ví dụ
He'll now send them to Wagga Wagga for a chance to go two-forty in Thursday's meet at Murrumbidgee Turf Club.

“My goal for 2020 was to find a series that I could go two-forty full-time in,” Landauer said in a media release. “A few people told me about the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and how competitive and fun the series is, so I did research and thought it would be an awesome series to race in.

Scientists are continuing to push boundaries in an attempt to understand and explore the infinite depths of the Universe. Many milestones have been passed since the US and Russia made their first forays into space in the 1950s. These traditional space superpowers (siêu năng lực) have now been joined by China and the EU, who are all readying to go two-forty to Mars during Red Planet rover exploratory missions (sứ mệnh thám hiểm).

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"Go to your reward" nghĩa là gì?

Đi về cõi vĩnh hằng. Photo by Johannes Plenio

"Go to (one's) reward" = Đi lấy phần thưởng -> Chết (nói giảm nói tránh)

Ví dụ
That way, once you go to your reward, your loved one keeps sole title to the asset (tài sản, vốn quý). No probate (thủ tục chứng thực của một di chúc). But there are downsides to this. Bruce Bell, a partner in the Chicago office of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, gives us the low down.

Ms. Geimer may have forgiven you, Roman, but the rest of the world with any sense of right and wrong has not. And if there is any justice (công lý) in this life, when you eventually go to your “reward” it will be in a lake of fire. But before that time comes we’d like one last shot at you in a court of law. If you had an ounce of decency (một phần rất nhỏ của lễ nghi phép tắc) anywhere in your depraved (sa đọa, đồi trụy) excuse for a soul you would come back to California on your own with no strings attached and stand before the bar of justice.

The championship trophy (cúp vô địch) for badly timed death, though, goes to a pair of British writers. Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, died the same day as C.S. Lewis, who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series. Unfortunately for both of their legacies, that day was November 22, 1963, just as John Kennedy’s motorcade (đoàn xe hộ tống) passed the Texas School Book Depository. Huxley, at least, made it interesting: At his request, his wife shot him up with LSD a couple of hours before the end, and he tripped his way out of this world. Which, if you’re going to go to your reward without anyone’s noticing, is probably not a bad way to end it all.

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"Go to Canossa" nghĩa là gì?

Người đàn ông bản lĩnh là người biết mình sai ở đâu. Photo by  Nuno Silva

"Go/road to Canossa" = Đường tới Canossa -> Khúm núm, hạ mình; làm điều sám hối và xin được tha tội.

Ví dụ
Mourinho will stop Chelsea for the next three years to win the CL.RedRom will have to go to Canossa to get him back and finally win the CL after 10 years.

In some sort of latter-day road to Canossa ceremonial (nghi lễ), begging for an extension to BREXIT, might become a tourist attraction (thu hút khách du lịch) in the same way.

This week, the Netanyahu went to Canossa in the United States, in order to prevent Pope Obama I from putting a ban on him. Contrary to the German king, Bibi I did not walk barefoot (chân trần) in the snow, did not exchange his expensive suit for a hair shirt, and did not forgo (thôi, bỏ) his sumptuous meals (bữa ăn xa xỉ). But he, too, was compelled to wait for several days at the gates of the White House before the pope deigned to receive him. "On the road to Canossa"

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"Go play in the traffic" nghĩa là gì?

Ra chỗ khác chơi đi. Photo by  Evan McDougall

"Go play in the traffic" = Dắt xe biến đi -> Cút đi/biến đi; để tôi yên! (thông tục)

Ví dụ
Rudd only "kept his word" because he didn't have the numbers, he was quite happy to let Simon Crean and others go play in the traffic.

Suppose the high-skilled worker came into your office and demanded $55 a day. What would be your response? You'd probably tell him to go play in the traffic and hire the three low-skilled workers. After all, hiring the three low-skilled workers for $45, to get the same 100 yards of fence, would be cheaper than the $55 a day now demanded by the high-skilled worker.

“It was like my 10th grade summer, so he’s was in his 7th grade year, and he would come home and say, 'I can dunk, I can dunk,'” Edwards explains. “And I would say, 'go play in the traffic,' then he would throw his own alley-oop dunks and I was like, 'Wow, that’s crazy.' His handles started getting better, working on his shot every day, so I knew he would be a great basketball player someday. It would just be a matter of time.”

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Định nghĩa thành công của người giàu

Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

Success is a reflection of self-esteem.

Thành công là sự phản ánh của lòng tự trọng.

Bài trước: Hãy cứ khát khao

Cháu tên Gia Bảo

nhìn đứa bé đang chơi, khách hỏi chủ nhà:
- bé tên gì anh?
- cháu tên gia bảo,
- tên cháu hay quá anh,
- hay gì đâu, trúng hàng fake nên mới lòi ra nó đấy,
- là sao cơ?
- mua phải bao cao su giả thế là vỡ kế hoạch. gia bảo là bao giả đó, chứ hay ho gì đâu...

"Go piss up a rope" nghĩa là gì?

Một mình tự do tự tại thật là thích. Photo by Toimetaja tõlkebüroo

"Go piss up a rope" = Leo dây mà tiểu -> Biến đi/cút đi; để tôi yên!

Ví dụ
Now, I don’t know the particulars of this young man’s circumstances or prognosis (dự đoán về sự tiến triển của bệnh), other than stated in this article, and I doubt you do either, but you can take your “Quitter” BS and go piss up a rope.

At Eagle Park Lodge, Billie was known to like a prompt glass of wine. Like a sailor in search of her rum ration (lượng rượu rom), she roamed the decks like a cute and sparky Captain Bligh. She had the excellent staff terrorized into punctuality (sự đúng giờ), dutifully (nghiêm túc) delivering a tot from a box of the most acidic (có tính chất axit) and regrettable pinot at 4:30 p.m. When her physician advised that she needed, in her mid-90s, to cease drinking so much of it, her rejoinder was swift: “Oh, go piss up a rope!” The doctor wisely deferred to her, as most people ended up doing eventually.

Nixon had run for president in 1968 on a “law and order” platform and vowed to “move against the source of drugs.” After taking office, Nixon quickly formed an anti-drug task force, on which Liddy served as an adviser. Its June 1969 report focused almost entirely on stopping Mexican-grown marijuana (cần sa). The United States wanted to fly planes that would drop herbicides (thuốc diệt cỏ) on Mexican cannabis crops (rẫy, vụ mùa cần sa), but Mexico effectively told it to “go piss up a rope,” according to Liddy. Nixon responded three months later with his border shutdown, called Operation Intercept. US officials publicly denied that it was retaliation (sự trả đũa), claiming that the goal was to make marijuana more expensive for college students.

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Sinh nhật Phó TGĐ Nguyễn Thị Lan

Bài trước: Traphaco_Hội nghị Tổng kết công tác kinh doanh khu vực miền Bắc năm 2019

"Ruffle a few feathers" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Eric Ward on Unsplash

"Ruffle a few feathers" = làm xù lông -> nghĩa là làm việc gì khiến người khác khó chịu, hoặc gây phiền toái cho họ.

Ví dụ
I think he’s got a spell (thần chú) in him that can really ruffle a few feathers. But at the time (in the second innings) we were in a position in the game to take him on a bit more. We understand he’s a wicket talker, that he’s going to pick up wickets, but I’ve always encouraged the batters to set up to score.

"It takes a lot of hard work," Fruechte said. "You're going to ruffle a few feathers, but it's doable, and it starts with community and great parents."

Nobody knows how he speaks in the dressing room, but he needs to publicly (công khai) make it clear to the players and the fans that he will not put up with these poor performances. It’s time to ruffle a few feathers, make big calls, and show everyone who’s in charge.

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"Refill a prescription" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

"Refill a prescription" = làm đầy lại đơn thuốc -> nghĩa là bán hoặc mua thêm liều thuốc theo như đơn được bác sĩ kê.

Ví dụ
If you have a depressed person in your life, ask them what their Impossible Tasks are & figure out ways to help—without judgment (phán xét). A friend once picked me up, drove me the two blocks to the pharmacy, & came in to help me refill a prescription. TWO BLOCKS. It was an amazing gift.

Users can have Alexa submit an order to refill a prescription, but Amazon doesn’t support the ability to track (dò tìm) the status (trạng thái) of the request. According to Rachel Jiang, who leads Amazon’s Health & Wellness department, the idea for the new Alexa skill came from customers themselves.

Many of us have forgotten to refill a prescription at one time or another, but what happens when you run out of the medication you need due to a drug shortage (thiếu hụt)?

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