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Thursday, February 6, 2020

"Thread my way through" nghĩa là gì?

Ôi sao lại đông thế này! Photo courtesy: Gerard Mahieu

"Thread someone's way through" có từ "thread" là len, lách qua -> đi qua khu vực đông đúc, chật chội một cách cẩn thận.

Ví dụ
He threads his way through narrow alleys (ngõ hẹp) where the sun never penetrates (chiếu đến).

As I start my second lap, the pit straight chicane (mánh khóe) gets the respect it deserves. Rather than attack it, I back way off on the approach and probably look like a learner driver pulling out of a junction (giao lộ) for the first time as I cautiously (cẩn thận) thread my way through the concrete (bê tông) barriers. But on the faster, flowing parts of the circuit (đường vòng quanh) there is more margin (lề đường) for error and a bigger invitation to push...

The big question, of course, is whether May can thread her way through European negotiations (thương lượng) to emerge (nảy ra) with a plan that solves torturous (gây đau khổ) parliamentary arithmetic (tính toán nghị viên). There are fears in the Foreign Office that French president Emmanuel Macron is deliberately (cố ý) stirring up problems to force Britain to stay. And, such is the uncertain terrain (địa thế) confronting (đe dọa) our country, even senior government figures offer wildly different answers to questions on the constitutional path towards, say, a second referendum (cuộc trưng cầu dân ý) or crashing out (sụp đổ) disastrously (thảm hại) with no deal (thỏa thuận).

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Tickle your ribs" nghĩa là gì?

"Tickle your ribs" nghĩa là gì?

Đang buồn! Có ai "thọc lét" giùm không? Photo courtesy: yrjö jyske

"Tickle your ribs" = cù lét xương sườn -> làm cho ai đó cười.

Ví dụ
When it comes to Austin's stages, you can count on one hand the number of comedic performances so hilariously perfect that, years after the fact, they can still tickle your ribs just thinking about them.

If you’re looking for a slight alternative (lựa chọn) to the late summer offerings (particularly if a certain sewer-dwelling (sống dưới cống) clown isn’t your cup of tea), then you’d do well to check out The Shiny Shrimps. A hit back in its native France, this is a charming sports movie that seeks to tug (giật mạnh) at your heartstrings, tickle your ribs, and generally just make you feel a lot better about the world come to the end of the experience.

“For us, weekends are our working days and Mondays are our Sundays,” quips (lời nói châm biếm) Punit Pania. But the stand-up comic (hài độc thoại) has no complaints about such “occupational hazards (mối nguy)”. The Mumbai-based comedian, after all, left a “lucrative (có lợi)” corporate job to get into the business of delivering punchlines (câu chuyện đùa). This Deepavali (lễ hội ánh sáng ở Ấn Độ), Punit is all set to tickle your ribs with his first performance in the city, titled ‘Gainfully Employed’.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Sell him short" nghĩa là gì?

"Put a con on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jorge Lázaro

"Put a con on (one)" = Lèo lái, đánh lừa, lừa bịp ai.

Ví dụ
Let nobody put a con on you, they are making it look like the chairman will just sign and submit (the name of the party's candidate), it's not so!

"And I always go into every situation foolishly hoping that everyone's intentions are as pure or as genuine as mine," he continued. "And it doesn't matter how many times it turns out to be false or they put a con on me, that doesn't stop me from moving on to the following situation and saying: & # 39; New person, new clean slate & # 39;".

The official Coronation Street website at has a good interview with Helen Worth about Gail's latest scheme to put a con on the Lewis the con man. Gail decides to partner with Gloria to set up Lewis. We've seen the start of this already and Gloria will try to lure Lewis into agreeing to flee (chạy trốn) to Spain with her. Lewis declines and then finds out that Gail was behind the plot and Audrey knew!

Ka Tina

"Put a cap on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jakob Owens

"Put a cap on (something)" = Đặt một cái đỉnh/chóp lên việc gì -> Đặt ra một giới hạn rõ ràng cho việc gì.

Ví dụ
Today's Senate vote put a cap on the impeachment trial (phiên tòa luận tội) initiated by representatives of the Democratic-controlled House on January 21.

The number of confirmed cases continues to grow alongside the death toll, which might ultimately put a cap on the market's bullish (chiều hướng tăng giá) sentiment.

Read’s comments suggest the European tech industry is mobilized against even the limited restrictions (sự cấm, hạn chế) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled last week when he flouted U.S. warnings that Huawei and other Chinese companies are tools of Beijing’s spy services. Johnson’s government opted to put a cap on the percentage of the 5G market that Huawei and other “high-risk” vendors provide, a policy that Read does not want to see replicated (lặp lại) in the rest of Europe.

Ka Tina

"Put a bug in ear" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Jessica Flavia

"Put a bug in (one's) ear" = Đặt máy ghi âm trong lỗ tai -> Nói chuyện với ai để truyền đạt, thông báo hoặc gợi ý thông tin về cái gì.

Ví dụ
And let me tell you just to kind of put a bug in your ear because I know you’re good about these kinds of things. I don’t know if this is happening to anybody else, but I’ve actually been receiving a lot of text messages recently from phone numbers I don’t recognize saying, hey, I’m, you know, so and so I’m a realtor in your area.

Additionally, there's something to be said for recent free-agent signing of Cole Beasley, who just happens to be one of Bryant's best friends after having spent much of their career together with the Cowboys -- also sharing a level of disdain (thái độ khinh người) for Dallas. It's possible Beasley is texting Bryant as we speak to put a bug in his ear about Buffalo, who has an unexpected but very real chance to make waves in the playoffs.

Dolly was operating Vita Bella Photography out of 335 Center – once known as the Hollow Mercantile – when “I made a decision to not photograph the kids and families in studio anymore, but still have a space to meet with clients,” she said. “So, I went to my sister and said, ‘Hey, I want to put a bug in your ear. I’m sort of looking for someone to share space with, that would work well with the photography business. I’m only in here like once a week, twice a week, and would love to share it. Do you know anybody looking for anything?’ And she’s like, ‘Yeah. Me!’

Ka Tina

"Put a bomb under" nghĩa là gì?

Đi đào vàng gặp bom nổ. Photo by British Library

"Put a bomb under (someone or something)" = Đặt bom ở dưới -> Động viên/khích lệ ai/cái gì làm việc một cách cấp tốc, hết sức lực và nhiệt huyết.

Ví dụ
You put a bomb under the bench where two people are having a conversation – that makes people listen very carefully to the dialogue.

Just one day after Proximus presented its new Android TV based platform, public broadcasters VRT and RTBF and private channels VTM and RTL have put a bomb under this ambitious project. The television channels do not accept that the telecom group is updating its television offer without having given its approval beforehand.

The subtitle of an entry on his personal blog, written in 2014, sums up his outlook: “The failures of Westminster & Whitehall: Wrong people, bad education and training, dysfunctional (rối loạn chức năng) institutions with no architecture for fixing errors.” Some Eurosceptics want to put a bomb under Whitehall in order to get Brexit done. Mr Cummings wants to get Brexit done so that he can put a bomb under Whitehall.

Ka Tina

"Put on the front burner" nghĩa là gì?

"Put (something) on the front burner" = Đặt ở trước mặt của phần đốt cháy -> Chỉ điều gì được ưu tiên nhất, phải làm ngay lập tức và rất cấp bách.

Ví dụ
Bob McKenzie was on TSN 590 Monday and said that Michael Hutchinson‘s recent play may not put adding a backup goaltender on the front-burner, but they still may want to add one.

Peter consistently helps put the drama on the front burner by addressing it and dragging it out—a decision that has led to most of this season’s episodes being centred around the drama between the women, with little to no time left for focusing on the women’s individual relationships with Peter.

Reacting to a wave of spousal violence (bạo lực gia đình, hôn nhân) in her country, the fire of fury was lit by Trinidad and Tobago writer and gender advocate Nazma Muller, who took to her social-media page urging women to organise a sex strike to starve men into submission and put the cause of women’s rights on the front burner. She has proposed that the sex strike be imposed until March 8, International Women’s Day.

Ka Tina

"Put into plain language" nghĩa là gì?

"Put (something) into plain language" = Diễn đạt điều gì bằng tiếng Anh/ngôn ngữ một cách rõ ràng, thẳng thắn và dễ hiểu.

Ví dụ
In addition to updating the application process and rules, the city plans to release a special event planning guide to put in plain language how organizers can partner with the city on an event.

Obus noted that back in July 2018, another judge had instructed Florence in plain language to turn over all emails from or to specific defendants to the defense team. Florence initially turned over 14 of such emails to Pierides, before giving the defense more than 130,000 on the eve of his trial.

“By not having a single national voter ID, we create a massive data challenge,” Dzieduszycka-Suinat said. “There is huge variation in ID requirements, in what is preferred or what is acceptable, and that in turn creates a barrier to voting. The only way to simplify that is to take the data, to put it into plain language and to make it available.”

Ka Tina

"Put into operation" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  CDC

"Put (something) into operation" = đi vào hoạt động -> Bắt đầu thực hiện/sử dụng việc gì.

Ví dụ
The “most modern tram ever produced in Bucharest,” which is currently manufactured at the STB plant, will be put into operation in six months, according to Sindicatul Transportatorilor din Bucuresti (the Union of Carriers in Bucharest), local reported.

"Putting into operation temporary hospitals (bệnh viện dã chiến, tạm thời) with a large number of beds inside a giant space is a major public health measure China has taken," said Wang Chen, a renowned respiratory (về hô hấp) expert and president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

Deutsche Bahn has announced that it will expand its Intercity fleet by putting additional long-distance trains into operation, with 17 Stadler double-deck trains temporarily strengthening the existing vehicle fleet. The first nine double-deck electric multiple units (EMUs), previously utilised by the Austrian Western Railway, will be put into operation on the new Rostock–Berlin–Dresden intercity (trong thành phố) line as of 8 March 2020.

Ka Tina

"Put into perspective" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by pawel szvmanski

"Put (something) in(to) perspective" = Làm sáng tỏ, đánh giá đúng giá trị thực và tầm quan trọng của điều gì.

Ví dụ
Speaking with Big Ten Network on Wednesday, Johnson put his recruitment into perspective as he adjusts to the next level.

Ireland Baldwin says that the death of LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has put things into perspective for her when it comes to famous dad Alec.

The 41-year-old entertainment guru (người có uy tín lớn trong cộng đồng người Hinđu) told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday that taking part in the show helped him 'put things into perspective.'

Ka Tina

Nhà của Michael Dell ở đâu?

founder & CEO của Dell Technologies sống ở căn penthouse của Steinway Tower (địa chỉ 111 West 57th Street, cao 435m, mỏng nhất thế giới), giá mua khoảng 100 triệu USD năm 2014 các bạn nhé...

là hàng xóm với tỷ phú Ken Griffin (tổng tài sản gần 9 tỷ usd, là nhà sáng lập quỹ đầu tư Citadel) ở căn giá 238 triệu usd (đắt nhất mỹ), 4 tầng, từ tầng 50 đến tầng 53 tại tòa 220 Central Park South,
...The 91-story skyscraper is in an area called Billionaires' Row, home to some of the city's most expensive real estate. Billionaire buyers like Ken Griffin, Michael Dell, and Liu Yiqian have picked up multimillion-dollar condos in the glossy towers rising in the neighborhood.

111 West 57th Street sits adjacent the historic Steinway Hall, which was built by the piano company Steinway & Sons and opened in 1925.

...Griffin's new Manhattan penthouse is a massive 23,000-square-foot residence that encompasses floors 50 through 53 at 220 Central Park South, a skyscraper designed by Robert A.M. Stern that's still under construction. The asking price was $250 million. Griffin, the 50-year-old founder of the hedge fund Citadel, wanted a place to stay in New York as Citadel expands its presence in the city with a new office.

"Touch a sore spot" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Pixabay on Pexels

"Touch a sore spot" = chạm vào chỗ đau -> nghĩa là làm ai tổn thương/buồn bực vì nhắc đến vấn đề nhạy cảm; khác với 'gãi đúng chỗ ngứa' các bạn nhé.

Ví dụ
Oh? Sorry. I didn’t mean to touch a sore spot. I suppose nothing is a much sorer spot for humans than having to face the fact that we don’t measure up even to our own standards, much less to God’s.

It did absolutely touch a sore spot with us, with Democrats, because I do consider (coi) myself a Democrat.

Surprisingly, Dodgers fans were able to get between Bonds and his chicken and waffles, and still escape with their lives. One autograph (chữ ký của người nổi tiếng) hound, though, managed to touch a sore spot.

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