Journey in Life: 02/11/20

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

"Put your weight behind" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Victor Freitas

"Put your weight behind (someone or something)" = Đặt cân nặng/tầm ảnh hưởng của bạn ở đằng sau -> Dùng tầm ảnh hưởng và quyền lực của mình để hỗ trợ hoặc nâng đỡ ai/việc gì.

Ví dụ
“It’s a really great way to literally put your weight behind Special Olympics. . .it’s always such an amazing time.” The annual celebration unites 3,000 truckers in 15 states and six provinces. In 2017, the event in Saskatchewan raised over $1 million.

"I'm very happy to put my weight behind the campaign because I think today, it looks that it may be an option in the future." It is not the first time calls have been made to resurrect the former Ivanhoe Line for passengers. In 2009, the Association of Train Companies recommended re-opening the line and building new stations in Castle Gresley, Ashby and Moira. However, the project did not come to fruition, due to the £50 million cost of construction , as estimated 10 years ago.

Being born into Royalty might seem like an easy role. Which in many ways it is. However, one of the pros to such a high profile position is being able to put your weight behind important charities, fundraising, and commemorative events. So recently, when one trading company hosted an annual charitable event in memory of colleagues who tragically lost their lives, Prince Harry dutifully (nghiêm túc, đầy ý thức trách nhiệm) took part. Well, not only did he take part — Prince Harry closed £1 billion pound deal on the day of the huge fundraising event.

Ka Tina

"Put your stamp on" nghĩa là gì?


"Put your stamp on" = Dán tem lên cái gì để chứng tỏ/đánh dấu bản quyền riêng hoặc xác thực cái gì hoặc quyền sở hữu về một sản phẩm; thể hiện tầm ảnh hưởng của bạn.

Ví dụ
"It was exciting to be out there tonight," he said. "It was like I was taking a sabbatical. Being away from the game makes you see how much you appreciate this game. The longer you are away, when you get out there again, you are excited with every possession (sự sở hữu), every opportunity to put your stamp on the game. That's what I tried to do tonight."

Swiss driver Simona De Silvestro (31) is considered to be one of the world's best female racing drivers. She has already raced in the Indy 500 and had a taste of Formula 1. She is set to compete in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time this year and intends to put her stamp on the Super Sports Car League, driving the Porsche 911 GT3 R prepared by KÜS Team75 Bernhard.

"Yeah he is settling in great. I know quite a few of the boys speak his language, and he speaks great English as well. So I think as soon as he came in he put his stamp on the game and he showed what he is about in that last game, on his debut. He was great, with the balls he played in behind and, for me, if we can get that bond, especially playing it in behind, I think that will be great."

Ka Tina

"Put your nose out of joint" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Simone Scarano

"Put your nose out of joint" = Làm mũi ai trật khớp -> Nói/hành động làm bạn buồn và tổn thương.

Ví dụ
Today, more than 30 years after those first two youngsters put my nose out of joint, I still value the insight my mother’s urge to care for the vulnerable has given me into the lives of children.

Remember your housemate is a human being who likely would *not* like to put your nose out of joint and also likes a harmonious (hòa thuận, hài hòa) living situation, so appealing to their decency (sự lịch sự, đứng đắn) is the best way to go.

“Margot’s upset,” an alleged source tells the outlet. “It’s been hard sharing the limelight (đèn sân khấu) with the Aussie acting queen for the past year, but to have this happen has really put her nose out of joint.” The supposed insider adds, “This is the best role for an Australian actress in decades and Margot thought she had it locked in. Along comes Nicole and Margot’s sidelined.”

Ka Tina

"Put your neck on the line" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by AJ Yorio

"Put your neck on the line" = Đặt cổ trên vạch -> Liều làm việc gì/biết là nguy hiểm hoặc có thể gặp rủi ro nhưng vẫn làm.

Ví dụ
The second major thing working against the Browns, the lack of stability. The owners seem to not have any patience, and for a guy leaving a steady job, it is scary to put your neck on the line for a place that could absolutely tank the perception of you as a coach (look at where Hue Jackson is now after being one of the hottest names in coaching).

She added: “Because we have ostracised (khai trừ, tẩy chay) them for years, we know how it has impacted on the Rastafarian community. I have put my neck on the line since the 1990’s campaigning for the decriminalisation (phi hình sự hóa) of marijuana (cần sa) precisely because I observed how it separated young people, not that only young people use, but they tend to be the ones who get caught.”

In August 2015, Ms Sturgeon said the education of Scotland’s youth was the cause that mattered most to her. Speaking a year the Indyref, she said: “Let me be clear - I want to be judged on this. “If you are not, as first minister, prepared to put your neck on the line on the education of our young people when what are you prepared to? It really matters.” However, this week MSPs in Holyrood spent their time debating whether the EU flag should be flown outside the Scottish parliament after Brexit.

Ka Tina

"Put your mind to" nghĩa là gì?


"Put your mind to" = Đặt hết tâm trí, tập trung hoặc sức lực vào điều gì.

Ví dụ
"Building the van was quite tough because I started in February and it was very cold, but when I put my mind to a project I just can't stop. I made lots of mistakes and wasted a lot of money, too, buying things that I didn't need.

“One of my first games [for Bristol City] was against Arsenal, and I was marking Jordan Nobbs and Fara Williams. Growing up wanting to be a midfielder, they were the two main ones. I was in awe of them, playing against them thinking it was a dream, and how had I come this far? But it makes you realise anything’s possible if you put your mind to it."

"Dear friend, we may not know what you're going through, but we want you to know that you matter to us and many others. We want you to know people care and most importantly, we believe in you. You can do whatever you put your mind to, I hope things get better soon. Keep trying and don't give up; this blanket can warm your heart," 2nd grader Lorelei read.

Ka Tina

"Put lights out" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Sarah Cervantes

"Put (out) lights out" = Đập vỡ bóng đèn/làm cho ai tắt điện -> Đấm ai một cú ngất xỉu.

Ví dụ
“It's just going to make it that much sweeter when I put his lights out. It's a different fight. This is three rounds. I already have the cardio to go five.

Pico’s wrestling told the story in the opening frame of his bout with Carey but he wasn’t interested in going for the decision win. Just seconds into the second stanza, Pico landed a flush punch on the sweet spot of Carey and put his lights out.

“It’s not going to be where he sneaks out a decision or is running around— I’m going to be throwing everything with bad intentions. Everything I throw is going to be vicious (dữ dội, hằn học); it’s going to be accurate, deadly and it’s going to be to put his lights out, no matter what it is. Whether it’s a kick or a jab or whatever it may be, it’s going to be thrown with bad intentions and designed to take Yair’s head off.

Ka Tina

"Put your John Hancock on" nghĩa là gì?


"Put (one's) John Hancock on" = Ký tên bạn lên tài liệu, văn bản hoặc đơn xin nào đó (John Hancock là chữ ký rất nổi tiếng trong thời thực hiện cuộc cách mạng ở Mỹ, chữ ký của ông được biết đến rất to và dễ đọc trong bản tuyên ngôn độc lập của Mỹ).

Ví dụ
"I'm going to make sure whatever I put my John Hancock on that I understand fully before signing any other papers in the future," said Teresa.

You’re sat in a generic municipal office (văn phòng, cơ quan thành phố chung) waiting to put your John Hancock on some arbitrary (bất kỳ, tùy ý) paperwork that merely confirms you exist in the system. We’ve all been there. And while you would do it online to save yourself the hassle (sự tranh cãi, rắc rối) of trekking half way across the city to some steel and glass postmodernist (người hậu hiện đại) hackneyed (nhàm về lời lẽ, luận điệu) government building, something went wrong. So you’re here, at, let’s say the Passport Office for us Brits, which I can only assume meets its match for user experience in the DMV over the Atlantic.

Whether you are applying for the first time as an adult or minor, or have let your passport expire (hạn), the first step is to visit travel.state.gov, which, after you answer a number of questions, will take you to the right form. Now you set up an appointment and come in with a valid ID, birth certificate, the form, and your checkbook. One of the trained agents will verify everything, and then you put your John Hancock on the form in front of them. Nicely, they take care of the postage. (Renewals you can do yourself; just download the form, fill it out, and send it off.) Last year the library processed almost 400 passports, which brought in $14,000 to the town of West Tisbury from the $35 processing fee. For the actual passport, a 10-year adult passport costs $110, and it’s $80 for a five-year passport for minors.

Ka Tina

"Put my head above the parapet" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Maria Teneva

"Put/stick (one's) head above the parapet" = Đặt đầu trên lan can -> Đưa ra ý kiến về điều gì trước công chúng mà nó có thể khiến bạn bị chỉ trích/tấn công.

Ví dụ
The priest (linh mục, thầy tu) added: "I'm prepared to put my head above the parapet to call it out as it is and I'm willing to take the flak (súng phòng không) that comes with saying that drugs are wrong.

“What we are learning across the board really is that Zelensky is very much shaped by popular opinion and is not that willing to put his head above the parapet and rock the boat for reform (cải cách),” said Ash, a London-based emerging markets analyst specializing in Ukraine.

“So, I decided to put my head above the parapet and become a politician because people need someone who is willing to stand up for the sovereign (tối cao, hiệu nghiệm) decision to leave the EU. “I have no political experience but I think it’s a good thing to get real people from other walks of life in as an alternative to career politicians who are not doing a good enough job and care more about power and their party than doing anything useful."

Ka Tina

"Put your hands up" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Camylla Battani

"Put your (one's) hands up" = Giơ tay lên để đầu hàng/chịu khuất phục khi bị cảnh sát bắt; giơ tay lên để phát biểu ý kiến/trả lời câu hỏi.

Ví dụ
When asked how many she was involved in, Ms Hayden said: 'I am litigious (thích kiện tụng, hay tranh chấp), I put my hands up. I use the law if I feel I have to use the law.

THE devastated dad of the man found raped and killed at Michael Barrymore’s home has told the TV star “to put your hands up to what happened” as police issued a £20,000 reward for information.

Evelyne Turner says Johnson busted into an apartment and told police he had a gun. "He was just saying that he had a gun and he wasn't coming out. And they kept saying 'please, put your hands up and come out'," Turner said.

Ka Tina

"Happy warrior" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash

"Happy warrior" = chiến binh vui vẻ -> cụm từ này nghĩa là một người rất kiên định và không nản lòng khi đối mặt với nghịch cảnh, thường được dùng chỉ các chính trị gia được đề cử cho chức vụ cao hơn nhưng cuối cùng không được bầu.

Ví dụ
"Biden's opportunity is in responding to all of these pressures with empathy and the happy warrior we have come to know and love as a country and not as the campaigner who's talking politics," she told Insider.

Entering elected politics himself, O’Malley was the mayor of Baltimore from 1999 to 2007 and the governor of Maryland from 2008 to 2015. He aimed at the White House as a happy warrior, a guitar-playing politico (con buôn chính trị) with a record of progressive policy achievement.

President Trump’s biggest fans like to compare him to Ronald Reagan, a comparison that rings hollow for most observers. The sunny happy warrior patina of the Reagan years and the deep moral rhetoric of the existential conflict with the Soviet Union have little echo in these times.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Happy pills" nghĩa là gì?

"Put your hand on your heart" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Joshua Humpfer

"Put your hand on your heart" = Đặt tay lên ngực -> Thề để nói điều gì là sự thật/chân thực và chính xác; tuyên thề/lời hứa trước việc gì.

Ví dụ
"The only way to talk to people about it is to put your hand on your heart and tell them where we're at. At the end of the day, there is no way to spin it. It's not something you can spin."

“@realDonaldTrump [expletive], you’re [expletive] than I gave you credit for. You couldn’t put your hand on your heart because you have none. No heart, brain or soul. And the United Arab Emirates, not an air mattress. Your father was right about you,” Twitter user @45Nutcase said.

Imagine that you’re successful. No one would question you because you’re on top of the world. Who would you be? How would you act? Confidence and self-belief are key. Consciously decide that you know what’s best for you. Put your hand on your heart and tell yourself, “I trust my ability to make the best decisions for me.” Do this for every area of life that’s important to you.

Ka Tina

"Happy pills" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

"Happy pills" = thuốc vui vẻ -> cụm từ này nghĩa là thuốc an thần, thuốc chống suy nhược.

Ví dụ
However, we know they are not simply 'happy pills' and there is absolutely no scientific evidence that antidepressants correct 
some kind of 'chemical imbalance' people may have or been born with. This chemical imbalance myth appears to have been created by drug company marketing departments.

It also demonstrates a profound ignorance on Gisele’s part on exactly how psychiatric medications (thuốc an thần) work, perpetuating a dangerous myth that is already so pervasive (lan khắp): that antidepressants or ‘happy pills’ as they are so often referred to, somehow replace your negative emotions with positive ones.

According to its website, Happy Pills sells a variety of "sweet remedies for daily pains." Whether you're suffering from a case of the blue Mondays or the Sunday scaries, these natural candies are a fun and playful cure. You'll get to choose your own bottle and customize its contents. You can also buy or create your own label to match the ailment that your happy pills will help with.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Happy accident" nghĩa là gì?

"A sobering thought" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Siavash Ghanbari on Unsplash

"A sobering thought" -> nghĩa là ý nghĩ/suy nghĩ chán nản, thiếu động lực, buồn bã.


Ví dụ

In this time of division (chia rẽ) and power grabbing in our world and our country that has led to a locked in view of most of our population, it is time to listen to the words of Carl Sagan. His wisdom (trí tuệ) is not paralleled (song song) by anyone that I can think of in my memory. I am sending a transcript of his video on YouTube that gives us a sobering thought of just what our world is all about and where we are in the universe.


It’s a sobering thought, but Keith says that the sad reality is that farming is a profession which already has a high suicide (tự tử) and depression (chán nản) rate due to a number of factors.



That’s a sobering thought for the rest of the division. It certainly is in Denver. This season, in the two head-to-head matchups between the teams, the Chiefs dominated (thống trị) the Broncos. They won 30-6 in Denver, despite not having Mahomes for most of the game, and then rolled to a 23-3 victory in Kansas City.



Ngọc Lân

Bài trước: "A light touch" nghĩa là gì?

"Play hide the salami" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Romi Yusardi on Unsplash

"Play hide the salami" = để sashimi đi trốn -> nghĩa là làm tình, giống như ta hay nói 'cho anh nướng cái xúc xích' đó các bạn.

Ví dụ
The beginning of dating is like a wildlife safari (đi săn). By your third expedition (date), you're probably on the lookout for the rare sighting that is an indication that bae actually likes you as a human woman, and not just a person to play "Hide The Salami" with.

So if you find yourself eager to browse around on Tinder, first ask yourself what you are swiping for. Do you want a love match or do you want to meet someone else who's lit up on a Saturday who's looking to play hide the salami?

It’s the right thing to do, but whenever I think of these grown men crammed into a room huddling (túm tụm vào với nhau) around a television watching a movie about a guy who won’t help Henry the Eighth play hide the salami with every woman in England while sitting next to a guy who seemed like he was trying to play hide the salami with every woman at Legislative Plaza, it just makes me laugh.

Ngọc Lân

Tự nộp mạng, là có tiền

chính quyền hồ bắc khuyến khích những ai tự báo cáo mình nhiễm bệnh, sẽ được trả 1.000 nhân dân tệ 3,34 triệu vnđ, còn hàng xóm báo cáo thì được 500 nhân dân tệ... :D
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Government officials across Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, are desperate to find ways to stop the spread of the infection.

In Hubei’s Fangxian County, officials are trying a different approach — paying sick people.

According to an official Fangxian County notice, anyone who is sick and reports themselves to a hospital can expect to be paid.


But officials and other interested parties are also being offered cash incentives if they catch anyone with a fever. For each person with a fever who is reported by an official or citizen, there is a reward of 500 yuan ($71).

The notice said that the offer is only valid from today until February 18.

Cả hai đều mãn nguyện

gã đàn ông 36 tuổi người scotland, say rượu, làm tình với... hàng rào
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It appears to be a case of a man getting wood (cương cứng, cương lên) at the sight of a wooden fence.


...Kathleen Nisbet testified (làm chứng) she heard someone singing outside and thought it was a soccer supporter (cổ động viên bóng đá) celebrating a victory (ăn mừng thắng trận). “Then I heard banging and looked outside,” she said. “There was a man singing at the top of his voice.” She then saw the man jump onto the hood of a minibus and tried to have sex with the vehicle. “He was making thrusting (đẩy) movements and by this time his trousers were down (quần dài tụt xuống),” she said.

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