Journey in Life: 01/19/20

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

"Wax and wane" nghĩa là gì?

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"Wax and wane" -> nghĩa là tăng rồi giảm, giảm rồi tăng; thăng trầm, thịnh suy.

Ví dụ
The symptoms (triệu chứng) of bronchitis (viêm phế quản) are similar, regardless of which type causes the disease. However, chronic bronchitis does not go away, although symptoms can wax and wane.

But the details of the agreement suggest that there remains considerable scope for friction (va chạm, xích mích) between the two sides, and Moody’s continues to expect tensions between China and the US to wax and wane in the years ahead.

This is hardly the first time Trump has shown interest in defining his 2020 opponent. He has, for instance, been calling Warren “Pocahontas” (or, as he put it in his latest tweet on the subject, “Pocahontus”) for years; his off-color campaign (chiến dịch) to depict (mô tả) her as dishonest for claiming Native American ancestry tends to wax and wane with her position in the polls.

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"On the outside, looking in" nghĩa là gì?

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"On the outside, looking in" = Chỉ biết đứng ở ngoài nhìn thôi -> Bị loại trừ khỏi nhóm/tổ chức hoặc hoạt động mình muốn tham gia.

Ví dụ
“Klobuchar has a decent (tử tế, tốt) organization, but because she’s on the outside looking in and is making small gains, [she’s] the one who could end up having her chances hurt the most,” Murray said.

"It's huge," said Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson, who has goals in each of his last two games. "We've been able to string together a few wins here. To be able to go into the break with three more would be huge. We're still on the outside looking in, so every point is important."

The next three seasons would be miserable for the Cats as they quickly went back to their losing ways. It’s not that they had awful seasons – they were just seeming to be that team that was always on the outside looking in. As they continued to miss out on postseason play, the Panthers became active in the 2019 offseason in order to get back into the playoff picture. Now, this season, they have a big chance ahead of them after the All-Star break.

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"Look the other way" nghĩa là gì?

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"Look the other way" = Hướng theo lối khác -> Cố tình không chú ý tới việc làm sai trái; làm trái quy định; làm ngơ về việc liên quan tới trách nhiệm của mình.

Ví dụ
The government, the officials and the regulators know of this cheating by the millers, but they look the other way instead of taking any action.

“I ask [Romney] to look into his conscience and think about the people that he represents, to not look the other way,” said MoveOn organizer Laurie Woodward Garcia. “There is no justice in a nation that looks the other way and ignores evidence.”

When your preferred party is in power, you will be tempted to look the other way when Congress exercises unconstitutional powers. But, come next election, the other party will be in power — and Congress will retain those same unconstitutional powers. Repeat this cycle for a century or so and you end up with a government that intrudes (xâm phạm) into people’s lives in any way it wants. We would do well to remind our congressional overlords that they work for us, and the rules by which they should do so are clearly articulated in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.

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"Look sideways at" nghĩa là gì?

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"Look sideways at (someone or something)" = Nhìn sang một bên -> Xem hoặc nhìn ai/cái gì với thái độ nghi ngờ và không tán thành.

Ví dụ
Competition is a measuring element; it is a benchmark (tiêu chuẩn) to determine if your actions are well on track. Therefore, customer acquisition requires that you also look sideways at what your competition is doing, in which scenario (kịch bản, viễn cảnh) it moves and communicates.

People are in denial about the experience of entering a slow-motion breakdown; they can only look sideways at the smoke as it comes into focus for the second summer in a row. Climate breakdown is becoming our reality. A common question, half-panicked, half-resigned, asks: is this the new normal?

As the world prepares to enter into a new decade, we’d be remiss if we didn’t revel (liên hoan, say sưa) in nostalgia (hoài niệm) about some of our favorite things from the last ten years. With that idea in mind, some of The Root’s talented (and hilarious) staff decided to share their hot takes on all things black from the 2010s—and what a black decade it was! Believe it or not, Barack Obama was our president, Patti LaBelle changed the pie game as we knew it, and Jordan Peele made us all look sideways at people who stir their spoons in teacups, all within the last decade.

Ka Tina

"Look in on" nghĩa là gì?

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"Look in on" = Ghé thăm ai/xem cái gì; tới gần để xem hoặc kiểm tra.

Ví dụ
"When I do go away on deployment I have to get my friends to look in on her and some of my relatives to keep in contact with her," he said.

The 53rd annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is in full swing, and whether your in town or thousands of miles away, you can look in on some of the action with's Arts Fest webcam.

We’ve got one suggestion: Make a beeline (đường thẳng trực tiếp) for the nursery, where you can look in on all the mamas and babies at this year’s show. On a recent visit, photographer RJ Sangosti met 11 tiny piglets (heo con) that, let’s face it, just shot to the top of your 2020 Stock Show must-see list.

Ka Tina

"Look down at" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Allef Vinicius

"Look down at (someone or something)" = Liếc nhìn thoáng qua, tỏ ra vẻ kẻ cả, xem thường người khác và coi mình hơn hẳn.

Ví dụ
An old joke says it’s always a good day when you wake up and can look down at the grass instead of looking up at it.

So if I’m able to find my happiness through music and he’s able to see that, then he’ll see that that’s what living your true life is. But there is no metaphor, there’s no words, there’s no song, there’s no nothing that can describe what it feels like to look down at this person that you’ve made and see them looking back at you. How this little person that’s farting (đánh rắm) and blowing bubbles (thổi bong bóng, nhổ bọt) of spit in his mouth, is someone I respect so much. He has inspired me.”

It is a labor of love; when Cormier’s daily routine of investigating major crimes in Pawtucket ends, her cold-case work begins, virtually all on her own time. “I joke with people I’m not in this job for the income, I’m in it for the outcome,” she says in a way that tells you she’s not really joking at all. Many faces in her office look down at Cormier, Christine Cole’s most of all, her bright eyes that of a little girl who will forever be ten years old. “I look at her face every day,” says Cormier. “I look at her face all the time and, as a mother, that hits me hard.”

Ka Tina

"Put through the ringer" nghĩa là gì?

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"Put someone/something through the ringer" -> nghĩa là bắt ai hoặc cái gì phải trải qua khổ cực, đau đớn hoặc chỉ trích.

Ví dụ
Just a week before its nationwide (toàn quốc) release, Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film, Zindagi Tamasha, is being put through the ringer, even though the director has complied (tuân theo) with every demand of the censor board on two prior occasions, before receiving the NOC (No Objection Certificate).

In 2017, his collaboration (hợp tác) on the Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi club-banger, Despacito, took him to his favored chart placement. But solo Justin hasn't had a single in the top tier (tốp đầu) since 2016's undeniably infectious hits, Love Yourself and Sorry. With all chart semantics aside, Bieber has been put through the ringer the past few years - and not just musically.

“I put him through the ringer sometimes and I think it built up his mental toughness, (sức mạnh tinh thần)” Rahn said.

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