Journey in Life: 02/23/20

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"Hang a huey" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Jonas Denil

"Hang a huey" = Quay hình chữ U -> Quay hướng ngược lại (đặc biệt là quay đầu xe ngược lại).

Ví dụ
Median U-turns are an alternative to traditional roadway intersections that requires traffic turning onto U.S. 31 to first travel south or north and then hang a huey into traffic.

We reached out to Const. Mike Seel with the Regina Police Service, would said you can’t hang a huey in a school zone, a single or double solid line, or where there’s a sign telling you that you can’t hang a huey.

After seeing a car with one headlight hang a huey at the intersection (sự giao nhau, ngã ba) of Bell and Main streets at 2:29 a.m. Feb. 12, an officer stopped the Cleveland driver, 26. The man had suspected heroin and a scale for weighing it.

Ka Tina

"Hang my hat on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Quino Al

"Hang (one's) hat on (something)" = Treo mũ lên cái gì -> Tin cậy, đặt hy vọng hoặc nương dựa vào điều gì.

Ví dụ
“Baseball’s really a game of momentum, losing it and getting it back,” Kirby said. “That’s how it was the first three innings… I’ll never fault the guys for playing aggressive, and thats what they were doing, so I’ll hang my hat on that.”

“I think we have a good chance of sweeping,” Baker said. “I’m not going to say it’s guaranteed because in an Olympic year all kinds of people come out of the woodwork. So I’m not going to hang my hat on a sweep, but I think there is a very good possibility.”

To develop talent? It’s kind of hard to hang your hat on that goal when very little of the talent is guaranteed to stick around past this summer. Already there has been dramatic turnover. Six players who opened the season for the Warriors — D’Angelo Russell, Glenn Robinson, Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alec Burks — aren’t even on the roster anymore. Others, like Marquese Chriss, Ky Bowman and Jordan Poole, are far from locks for the 2020-21 rotation.

Ka Tina

"A peg on which to hang" nghĩa là gì?


"A peg on which to hang" = cái móc/cái mắc để treo -> cái cớ để làm gì.

Ví dụ
"I was able to help because I arranged the inaugural (khai trương, nhậm chức) dinner. We needed a peg on which to hang it. Along with Tim Ward's son, Andrew, I had just written 'The Derby County Story', and so the book was launched at a dinner, sponsored by my publishing company, at the Donington Thistle Hotel."

House Democrats never had anything close to that high standard. Instead, bullied by a hard-left base that has wanted the president impeached since the night he defeated Hillary Clinton, they viewed the convoluted Ukraine episode as a peg on which to hang their predisposition (tình trạng dễ thiên về, khuynh hướng thiên về) that Trump is unfit for office.

As with "The Notebook," the title memory fragment here offers the narrative a peg on which to hang the story of two guarded individuals learning to love again. Mae works as a curator (người phụ trách) at the Queens Museum. Her mother, a Louisiana native who moved north with young Mae to become a photographer, has recently passed, leaving behind two long, revealing letters tucked away in a safe deposit box. These are addressed to Mae and to her father.

Ka Tina

"A creaking door hangs longest" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Linford Miles

"A creaking door hangs longest" = Cửa kêu cọt kẹt thì bền nhất -> Người ốm yếu thường sống lâu hơn so với người khỏe mạnh.

Ví dụ
He's usually sick but not pessimistic (bi quan) because he thinks that a creaking door hangs longest.

What do you think about the idiom "A creaking door hangs longest"? It means that sick people often outlive (sống lâu hơn) healthy people.

My grandpa has been sick for many times and we think that he will die soon but surprisingly he's alive until now. OMG, "A creaking door hangs longest"!

Ka Tina

"My tongue is hanging out" nghĩa là gì?

Flamingos. Photo by Tobias Jelskov

"(One's) tongue is hanging out" = Lè lưỡi ra -> Khát thè lưỡi ra; cực kỳ khát nước.

Ví dụ
He's limping (đi khập khiễng) badly, his tongue is hanging out. He looks exhausted and it's just clear something is wrong with this animal. Whether he was hurt by another deer, hit by a car or shot by another hunter, you quickly realize this deer has a long, slow death ahead of it.

"My No. 1 competitor is me," Levchin tells me. "There's always a moment in a ride where you're like, 'I can't do it anymore,' when your tongue is hanging out on the handlebar and you've still got another five k to go. You just have to fire that extra gear — giving up is not an option. It's true in bike races, and it's very much true in entrepreneurship."

You know how it is. You’re on a long journey, your tongue is hanging out for a cup of coffee but you just can’t find anywhere convenient to stop. But now all that can be a thing of the past, as I found out when I borrowed a new Fiat 500L MPW – which came with its own built-in Lavazza espresso coffee making machine. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting as it doesn’t look like a conventional espresso maker, more like a tall thermos flask (phích nước, bình thủy). But nevertheless within two minutes of slipping in the pre-packed capsule (bao vỏ) and switching the machine on I was drinking a hot cup of coffee that would have done justice to any good cafe in Rome.

Ka Tina

"Set of delph" nghĩa là gì?

Nụ cười duyên. Photo by Lesly Juarez

"Set of delph" = (từ lóng) của răng.

Ví dụ
"He had to funny, have nice set of delph and make me laugh".

'I have been bullied throughout my younger years for my set of delph and I'm just so happy to have the bright, white smile I never thought I'd have.

"I overheard my sister and her friends and they said she would be a pretty girl if she had nice set of delph," Jaster said. "So I went to the dentist and I told him, I’ll never get a husband because I’m not pretty. He said, 'I’ll tell you want to do- get $24 and I’ll order a book and we’ll go together.' He was a good dentist but just in the neighborhood, mostly pull them and make bridges. So I watched what he was doing and thought- I could do that! So I was a lab technician in the Army during World War II."

Ka Tina

"Set of pipes" nghĩa là gì?

Loa loa loa... Photo by  Melany Rochester

"Set of pipes" = Chỉ khả năng có thể nói/hét thật to; hát hay hoặc hát giọng cao.

Ví dụ
The opening Love Overboard was a hard-hitting funk number that set the bar high, and was quickly followed by The Nitty Gritty – Knight firmly establishing that not only is she cool but also still has an amazing set of pipes.

On Katy Keene, Josie is the one with a great set of pipes, and Ginger wows audiences with her fierce stage presence. In real life, it was Hale who won over reality TV judges and fans with her powerhouse vocals and winning personality.

Big Yellow has a cowboy hat and a blowfish in his clue video, which made at least one of the judges guess Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker. But he’s got a very recognizable, very strong set of pipes, and the man inside the fruit costume seemed winded at times during Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation.” I wasn’t aware of Blue Collar Comedy Tour before this, but sounds like a good enough place to start.

Ka Tina

"Set pulses racing" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Edward Cisneros

"Set pulses (mạch) racing" = Chỉ điều khiến cảm xúc của bạn rộn ràng/ly kỳ/hấp dẫn.

Ví dụ
Daisy Lowe and her good friend Charli Howard set pulses racing on Instagram on Valentine's Day when they posed in matching lingerie (đồ vải, quần áo lót đàn bà).

Actress, model, and celebrity hairstylist Melissa Riso set pulses racing in her latest Instagram share, which featured a unique athleisure (phối đồ theo xu hướng athleisure) look.

They have been storming the runways at Milan Fashion Week. And Bella Hadid was sure to set pulses racing as she stepped out with her sister Gigi in Milan for a casual stroll on Saturday. The supermodel, 23, showed off her toned abs in a white crop, that also showed off a hint of underboob as she headed out of her hotel with her sister, 24.

Ka Tina

"The rot sets in" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Kyle Glenn

"The rot (tình trạng phiền toái khó chịu, bệnh sán lá gan (ở cừu), sự mục nát) sets in" = tình hình bắt đầu xấu đi.

Ví dụ
Prime Minister Modi needs to take things in hand before the rot sets in deeper. Reigniting Hindu religious pride is far less important that keeping the hearth lit and supplied with food and essentials in 240 million Indian homes. This is beyond rhetoric (lời nói khoa trương, hoa mỹ).

“The ‘Real-Time Bidding’ data breach at the heart of RTB market exposes every person in the UK to mass profiling, and the attendant risks of manipulation (sự thao túng, bóp méo) and discrimination (sự phân biệt chủng tộc),” they warn. “Regulatory ambivalence (sự mâu thuẫn trong tư tưởng, sự vừa ghét vừa yêu) cannot continue. The longer this data breach festers (làm thối, day dứt), the deeper the rot sets in and the further our data gets exploited. This must end. We are considering all options to put an end to the systemic breach, including direct challenges to the controllers and judicial oversight of the ICO.”

It opens on Iris (Veronica Thomas) lying on the couch, bored and unable to muster enthusiasm for anything that might relieve it. She tries a book, she tries to draw, she plays with her phone; eventually she watches TV, and that’s when the rot sets in. The show that comes on is some romantic pap, and the ads that follow – for lipstick or perfume or makeup, it really doesn’t matter – are worse, because they promise a satisfaction they have no intention of delivering. It’s a pointed opening, a dialogue-free meditation (thiền, sự suy ngẫm) on the perniciousness (tính độc hại) of capitalism and its particular effect on women.

Ka Tina