Journey in Life: 03/11/20

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

"The disease to please" nghĩa là gì?

Cố gắng làm hài lòng tất cả là điều không thể, thậm chí bạn còn khiến mình bị trầm cảm. Photo by Mike Chai from Pexels

"The disease to please" = bệnh muốn làm hài lòng (người khác) -> sự ám ảnh của bạn về việc phải khiến ai đó hài lòng, vui vẻ.

Ví dụ
Taking everything on as a people pleaser can, in many cases, have the opposite effect (tác dụng ngược) you intend (ý định) it to. Sticking with the disease to please is like taking a weakening (suy nhược) drug.

You can be the juiciest peach in the world, there are still people who don’t eat nor like peaches. The more you succumb (ngừng chống lại) to the disease to please, the opposite of what you want happens: you become a doormat (người bị chà đạp) who people perhaps like but far from someone who they respect (tôn trọng).

Winfrey says, "I had a really complicated relationship (mối quan hệ phức tạp) with my mom, and I think people who come from oppression (sự áp bức)...when you're the first in your family to do anything well... first thing everybody says is, 'I want to buy my mom a house.'" On how Winfrey changed the 'disease to please,' she shares, "I was saying 44 is it, when you sort of come into your own and you stop listening to what everyone else has to say."

Thu Phương

"Will the real one please stand up" nghĩa là gì?

Ai sẽ là người dám đứng lên và nói đây? Photo by Paul Kagame


"Will the real (someone) please stand up" = bản chất thật của người nào sẽ đứng lên -> mong người nào đó hãy tiết lộ sự thật về bản thân, cũng như vị trí, sức mạnh của mình. Đây là cách sử dụng biện pháp tu từ nhằm hối thúc ai đó ra mặt để giải quyết tình hình. 

Ví dụ
Second base (căn cứ) is arguably (cho là) the most glaring hole on the San Diego Padres roster (bảng phân công). Will Jurickson Profar be able to produce enough? Will the real second baseman please stand up?

She recently shared a photo of her and her sister along with the caption, “She does Jordyn better than Jordyn ” Fans agreeing with the twin vibes left an assortment of comments (một loạt bình luận): “Will the real Jordyn please stand up!!”; “I was confused (bối rối) a second there,” ...

Will the Real Democratic Presidential Candidates (Ứng viên Tổng thống Đảng Dân chủ) Please Stand Up? Senator (Thượng nghị sỹ) Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign (chiến dịch tranh cử tổng thống) is crying foul (phản đối mạnh mẽ) after the Democratic National Committee (DNC -Uỷ ban Toàn quốc Đảng Dân chủ) changed the format of the party’s next presidential debate to one in which the candidates will be sitting rather than standing.

Thu Phương

"Come and go as you please" nghĩa là gì?

Chỉ cần mua vé vào cửa rồi thích làm gì thì làm. Photo by icon0.com from Pexels

"Come and go as you please" hoặc "go-as-you-please" = đến và đi theo ý bạn muốn -> thoải mái, tự do, không hạn chế.

Ví dụ
We live downtown so you wouldn't need a car and could come and go as you please.

I think the lyrics (lời bài hát) speak for themselves: 'When you're with me, no judgement (phán xét).' It's like, you can do what you want, you can come and go as you please.

Tickets are $10 per person and gives access (tham gia) to the entire event all day. You may come and go as you please and you do not need to make a reservation (đặt chỗ trước). Doors open at 9:30am.

Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne, will host (tổ chức) a Snake Patrick’s Day celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. People may stop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. for the come-and-go as you please adventure (phiêu lưu).

Thu Phương

"Less than pleased" nghĩa là gì?

Mời được cầu thủ về đội cũng không phải chuyện đơn giản. Photo by Ryu Voelkel

"Less than pleased" = dưới mức hài lòng -> thất vọng, không ưng ý.

Ví dụ
The #Bayern bosses have registered (nhận ra) that #LFC have approached (tiếp cận) Timo Werner to potentially (tiềm năng) join in the summer and they are less then pleased. They are keeping an eye on the development.

After head coach (huấn luyện viên trưởng) Chip Lindsey was less than pleased with what he saw effort-wise two days earlier, the players responded (đáp trả) with a much more enthusiastic (hăng hái) morning of work in Veterans-Memorial Stadium.

In fact, Skolnick has taken to Twitter to make it know that he’s less-than-pleased by Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has characteristically (đặc trưng) included a multitude (vô số) of lies and self-congratulatory (tự ca ngợi) statements.

Thu Phương

"I'm easy to please" nghĩa là gì?

"Ăn gì cũng được" là câu trả lời dễ gây ức chế nhất trần đời. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"I'm easy to please" = tôi dễ lấy lòng -> dễ tính, thế nào cũng được, gì cũng được.

Ví dụ
“What'd you have in mind?" “A small clue (gợi ý), perhaps. A small note, a small eyewitness (nhân chứng). Anything, really. I'm easy to please."

Mark: Where do you want to go for lunch?
Jane: Wherever. I'm easy to please.

"You'll find I'm easy to please, Alex.” He smiled easily as he said it, but her cheeks colored. When he realized she'd taken what he'd said a little too literally, his smile faltered (do dự) as they stared into each other's eyes.

I've been told that I'm easy to please and that pleasing others comes easily to me. That's a great compliment (lời khen) cause it means I'm not really high maintenance (tiêu chuẩn cao), though to look at me you would think I am.

Thu Phương

"Beg to differ" nghĩa là gì?

Em chọn ảnh này đấy nhé Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

'Beg to differ' = xin phép cho tôi có ý kiến khác, một cách nói lịch sự khi không đồng ý với ý kiến của ai.

Ví dụ
”The general view (quan điểm) is that supply-chain risk as a result of a viral outbreak is minimal,” writes the analyst. “We beg to differ.”

Many fans may scoff (chế giễu, đùa cợt) at those splits and say they aren’t relevant in predicting his 2020 performance, but I beg to differ. There’s a fundamental change in both approach and mindset that accompanies batting leading off and I believe it significantly altered Heyward’s psyche (tinh thần) at the plate.

Many people believe that the air-cooled Porsche 911 market is inflated to the point that they have become unaffordable (không thể chi trả). I beg to differ. In the past 9 months, the prices on those sports cars have fallen quite a bit, and if you spend time shopping, you can find a nice 911 for less than $30,000.

Bích Nhàn

"Play-by-play description" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Raja Tilkian

"Play-by-play (description)" = Trần thuật/thuyết minh trận đấu thể thao một cách chi tiết và đầy đủ; bài bình luận về một môn thể thao, phát thanh tại chỗ; mô tả chi tiết những gì đang diễn ra/trên thực tế.

Ví dụ
In the video, you can see the deer flailing (vụt, quật, đập) about before Chloe showed her strength and bent the bars, freeing the poor animal. Seconds later, the deer runs off and actually gets stuck in another fence. You can hear Chloe almost giving a play-by-play description of what's happening. You can tell the disgust in her voice!
KAWS’s modified fashion advertisements bear a strong resemblance (tương đồng, giống với) to some of the subvertising Lasn championed. Culture Jam, for example, includes a specific call-to-arms against Calvin Klein, one of KAWS’s favorite “collaborators.” In one jaw-dropping passage, Lasn incites his readers by asking them to imagine their own daughters being sexually assaulted (bị xâm phạm tình dục) by the designer himself and provides a detailed, play-by-play description of the horrific scenario. The recommended strategy for hitting this predator where it really hurts? “Skulling,” or drawing skulls (đầu lâu) over the faces of models in CK ads.

As the day went on, and announcers were giving a play by play description of the action for fans listening to the radio at home, work or where ever else they could get it, the announcers grew tired of having to say the whole name of the game in their broadcasts. So, one of them, not sure who, started giving it a new name. Reasoning that championship college games have been called, insert the name of a fruit, followed by, ‘Bowl’ games, he started calling it, the Super Bowl. According to some accounts that is. So, Super Bowl I was born, and christened by the sports world as officially the name of the game. Some people thought the name would stick, others, well, they didn’t. There’d be a bet, ya think?

Ka Tina

"Agree to differ" nghĩa là gì?

Ừ thì... xinh Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

'Agree to differ' = đồng ý với những sự khác nhau, ý kiến trái chiều, không thuyết phục được nhau nữa; chấp nhận những sự khác nhau về ý kiến.

Ví dụ
When we disagree with someone, we should be civilised (văn minh) enough to agree to differ – not threaten to kill them. I would have thought that was the British way.

Council traffic expert Nigel Weeks insisted that the data had been checked and found to be accurate. “I will have to agree to differ with Mr Heath,” he said.

The Touring estate, as ever, looks smarter and is by far the best model of 3 to buy. But we know you’ll opt for the saloon. Let’s just agree to differ on this front.

The edit had removed all criticisms of the mainstream media (truyền thông chính thống) and professional journalists, who were, in my opinion, by far the biggest culprits (thủ phạm) in the story. We had some to & fro (đi đi lại lại, tới lui) in search of a compromise but eventually had to agree to differ.

Bích Nhàn

"Break the cycle" nghĩa là gì?

Đạp xe đạp đi làm nâng cao sức khỏe Photo by Elina Sazonova from Pexels

'Break the cycle' = phá vỡ chu trình -> không còn tham gia/thực hiện/tiếp tục những hành vi/lối sống không lành mạnh mà những hành vi này thường xảy ra như một thói quen.

Ví dụ
Keim and others believe these college access programs help break the cycle of poverty in the state, by helping remove the barriers (rào cản) some students face.

Cognitive (nhận thức) behavioural therapy: breaking the cycle. The most common alternative to pharmacological treatment (điều trị dược lý) offered to patients with depression (trầm cảm) and anxiety by the NHS is cognitive behavioural therapy, or ‘CBT’. This guide details how it works.

Airway Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of biologics to break the cycle of injury and inflammation (chứng viêm) for patients with respiratory (thuộc về hô hấp) and inflammatory diseases, today announced a filing with the Respiratory Diseases Branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), to evaluate AT-100 (rhSP-D) as a therapeutic (phương thuốc chữa bệnh) for the novel (mới) coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bích Nhàn

"Play yourself in" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Alex Lehner

"Play yourself in" = Đặt chính mình vào/chơi hết mình vào -> Đã quen với/thoải mái với tình huống hay hoàn cảnh xảy ra như vậy (trong thi đấu thể thao hoặc trò chơi).

Ví dụ
With Lambert naming an unchanged side, his squad rotation policy having stopped in 2020, the Blues boss said: "Now it's a case of you either play yourself out of the team or you play yourself in it. It's up to you. The guys, in this moment, are playing really well.

That's not to say that we've hit the point of no return and things can't change (again: your reigning champion Blues sat dead last in January last season) but, while you can't officially play yourself in or out of playoff positioning this early in the year, the first few months of the season can make a world of difference when we eventually get to retrospect (hồi tưởng, nghiên cứu lại quá khứ).

“As a batsman, when you go in and a few balls bounce like that it’s not easy to play yourself in in a calm manner. He was very composed. “We expect a lot of maturity and responsibility from someone like him. Of all the brilliant innings I’ve seen him play, this for me was top of the pile. At no stage did we feel like he was going to throw it away. “He played the perfect innings for that kind of a situation on that kind of a wicket against a bowling attack that was threatening to pick up wickets at any stage.”

Ka Tina

"Play up to" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Edward Cisneros

"Play up to (someone)" = Tâng bốc, nịnh hót, xu nịnh ai để xin ân huệ hoặc lợi ích từ họ.

Ví dụ
“I’m very happy with the contribution of Odion as well up front, doing what he does. He’s a target man, we can play up to him, he’ll hold it, he’s got Juan (Mata) and Bruno next to him and you’ve got runners then.

"She didn't need people to play up to her, she either loved you or not and was confident enough to decide for herself and behave accordingly. The Lows had been at the theme park with their children Kieran and Isla, aged 10 and 6 at the time.

Eventually, Dodge came to Atlanta. Remus told Dodge he’d be willing to name the federal officers he’d bribed in exchange for leniency (tính hiền hậu, tính khoan dung). Dodge said he’d look into it. The next time Imogene came to visit, Remus ordered her to flirt with Dodge, saying, “Play up to him, because he is the best chance to help me get out of jail.”

Ka Tina

"Sex on legs" nghĩa là gì ?

Photo by: The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels

"Sex on legs" = đôi chân gợi tình -> nghĩa là người rất hấp dẫn, đầy dục tình.

Ví dụ
My new girlfriend is sex on legs. She’s edgy (sắc sảo), experimental and raw (non nớt). Even at this time of year she likes sex outdoors – she gets off on the risk of being caught. She loves it when we take my camper van down to the woods and go wild. If any passing dog walkers choose to stand and watch, then that gives her an even bigger thrill (sợ).

Probably the best Easter Egg of all in the FF7 Remake Demo is this extra scene of Sephiroth. Which is always good, that silver-haired rake (dân chơi) is sex on legs. Near the end of the demo, players can choose to set the bomb timer for 20 or 30 minutes.

"Rogan is definitely a big hunk of man meat. Just look at him -- he just walks around like sex on legs," Dee expressed in her confessional, adding she was glad to be on Team U.K. because there was no one there she "wanted to f*ck" on Team U.S.

Ngọc Lân

"Scandal sheet" nghĩa là gì?

Biết là lá cải nhưng vẫn thích đọc. Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels

"Scandal sheet" là loại báo lá cải, chuyên đăng bài viết giật tít, câu view về những bê bối, chuyện đời tư người nổi tiếng...

Ví dụ
Snoop Dogg attended (vướng vào) on a scandal sheet of Red Table Talk to go over the Gayle King dispute (tranh chấp).

Darwin- based NT News, recognized for its jokingly headings (tiêu đề) and also foolish social networks shenanigans (bịp bợm, lừa dối), published a scandal sheet with some extra empty pages on Thursday.

The popular celebrity (người nổi tiếng) of The Hills as well as its reboot (làm lại), The Hills: New Beginnings, signed up with Dr Drew Pinsky on Thursday for a scandal sheet of the doc’s Therapy Thursday job.

The rules regarding sexual scandal (bê bối tình dục), however, were clear. Don't write at all (unless the publication (ấn phẩm) was a pure scandal sheet)—unless it involved a serious compromise (thỏa hiệp) of public performance or national security (an ninh quốc gia), such as blackmail (tống tiền).

Thu Phương

"Keep a clean sheet" nghĩa là gì?

Cả team mà yếu thì thủ môn vất vả nhất. Photo by Anas Aldyab from Pexels

"Keep a clean sheet" = giữ sạch lưới, không để lọt bàn nào (bóng đá).

Ví dụ
If we keep a clean sheet, it is a cliché (sáo rỗng), but, if you keep a clean sheet, it gives you every chance of going on and winning the game.

How many positive (tích cực) words have we said about Millie… he could play in goal and probably give it his all and try to keep a clean sheet for us. He can play any position (vị trí).

We hope it will be a valuable (có giá trị) point, of course. It was a really good performance, I thought. Defensively (phòng ngự) delighted to keep a clean sheet at the home of a really good team.

Liverpool might have failed to keep a clean sheet at Atlético Madrid but the runaway Premier League leaders are a different prospect (viễn cảnh) at Anfield, where they have won their last 22 league matches – an English top-flight record.

Thu Phương

"Be a sheet in the wind" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng say khi lũ bạn còn tỉnh. Photo by Pressmaster from Pexels

"Be a sheet in the wind" = tờ giấy đung đưa trước gió ->(từ lóng) ngà ngà say. "Be three/four/both sheets to the wind" thì là say bí tỉ, say khướt.

Ví dụ
I thought I was a sheet in the wind that night, but I was not even close to their level. They had been at the neighbor's, doing shots all night.

"Is it just that I'm a sheet in the wind?” he wondered (tự hỏi). To be on the safe side, Harry decided to wait another 30 minutes for the medicine to take effect (thuốc có tác dụng).

If you are three sheets to the wind in the early am, avoid this option because unless you are a licensed underground mine surveyor (nhà khảo sát đào mỏ ngầm được cấp phép), you will get lost.

Signage (bảng hiệu) details and even carpet patterns (mẫu thảm) help orient (định hướng) passengers to fore and aft (trước và sau) and deck number. While this might be a navigation aide (hỗ trợ điều hướng) to passengers while they are “four sheets to the wind” – it’s a design some of her competitors could take a lead from.

Thu Phương

"Duck and cover" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by British Library on Unsplash.

"Duck and cover" = cúi xuống (dưới hào) tránh đạn bắn tới -> nghĩa là né tránh vấn đề hay câu hỏi hóc búa.

Ví dụ
Mark Andrews: Prepping (chuẩn bị) for coronavirus? Think I'd rather duck and cover. There is a saying that if you fail (thất bại) to prepare, you prepare to fail. And one thing nobody can accuse (buộc tội) Angela Buttolph of is failing to prepare.

When it comes to the truth, do Republican senators duck and cover or stand and uncover? If former national security adviser John Bolton testifies (làm chứng, chứng tỏ) and says what his yet-to-be-published book reportedly does, that’s Colonel Jessupian-level bad news.

Terrible moments happen all the time. I guess the best we can do is to duck and cover and hope they miss us. Keep your fingers crossed, your heart hopeful and your eyes on those you cherish (yêu mến). We’re all players in that lottery whether we know it or not. May good fortune ride with you today.

Ngọc Lân

"Crib sheet" nghĩa là gì?

Bắt quả tang dùng điện thoại trong giờ thi nè. Photo by Nguyen Nguyen from Pexels

"Crib sheet/note" = tờ ăn cắp -> tài liệu quay cóp (thi cử). Nghĩa khác ý nói đến dạng bài luận, bài nghiên cứu phức tạp, quá khó để hiểu.

Ví dụ
This crib sheet was written by Tony Arnold, Alex Keefe, Chip Mitchell, Claudia Morell and Becky Vevea. It was edited by Cate Cahan.

Sky News has obtained (nhận được) a copy of the crib sheet sent to job centres by DWP to assist (hỗ trợ) work coaches dealing with questions about coronavirus.

Our crib sheet includes details on Proposition (Dự luật) 13, this election’s sole statewide measure, plus local ballot (bỏ phiếu) measures that aim to give voters more say over housing developments, increase hotel taxes (thuế) to fund a Convention Center expansion (mở rộng) and more.

Early in the spring semester of my junior year in high school, I had some trouble in Spanish. I hadn’t really been paying attention, much less studying, and was too far behind to recover. I found myself relying on crib sheets that were being smuggled (mang lén) up and down the aisles (lối đi) during every test or quiz. After one particularly important exam, our Spanish instructor noticed that most of the scores and answers were the same.

Thu Phương

"Play truant" nghĩa là gì?

Tuổi thơ dữ dội. Photo by  Hulki Okan Tabak

"Play truant" = Trốn học/trốn tiết.

Ví dụ
A positive point is that on being asked to pay £10 many of the would-be-demonstrators would melt away. Would parents allow their children to play truant if they had to pay £10? Last year’s demonstrations in London cost the Metropolitan police £40million. Why should the taxpayer pay for demonstrators hell-bent on destroying not only the economy but civilisation as we know it today to revert to pre-industrial times?

Coronavirus is probably a little too cuddly, suggesting it might have mutant strains called vimtovirus and fantavirus. Of course ministers and NHS chiefs are right to take sensible precautions. The problem is there’s no joined-up thinking here. Schools are closing across the country, but on Friday thousands of kids were allowed to play truant so they could huddle together in Bristol to hear that preposterous (ngớ ngẩn, phi lý) Greta child screeching about how the earth is on fire — oblivious to the torrential rain which turned College Green into a quagmire (tình trạng sa lầy).

The West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) is likely to announce poll dates for the 110 civic bodies across the state by mid-March, in what many see as an electoral semifinal before the high-stakes assembly elections next year. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee is preparing in earnest, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) snapping at its heels. And to ensure that leaders don’t play truant, News18.com has learnt that the ruling party’s poll strategist Prashant Kishor has decided to issue barcoded (gắn mã vạch) entry cards for meetings.

Ka Tina

"Between the sheets" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

"Between the sheets" = giữa giường -> ở trên giường và những việc liên quan đến tình dục.

Ví dụ
Sex is all over TV and film, but it rarely takes place between the sheets of couples over 60.

The title of a track on the singer’s new album, Take It Out On Me, hints he gets Hailey to vent all her anger (trút mọi cơn giận) between the sheets.

It's Sleep Awareness Week from March 8 to March 14, and Allure is talking all things rest, from what happens when we don't get enough to how to make the most out of our time between the sheets.

The 25-year-old was sat alongside her fellow islanders (dân đảo), when they were quizzed by the publication (ấn phẩm) over who got steamy (ướt) between the sheets. As they all remained rather coy (bẽn lẽn), the services officer quipped: ‘Are you all saying no? I am not saying nothing.'

Thu Phương

"Play the gender card" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Vitor Pinto

"Play the gender card" = viện cớ, cáo buộc người khác phân biệt giới tính khi sự thật không phải vậy.

Ví dụ
She seemed to enjoy trying on hats or sunglasses at quirky shops along the campaign trail. She often arrived at events wearing pink, or surrounded by “Gillibrand 2020” campaign signs, whose fuchsia (hoa vân anh) color schematic was more symbolic than visually appealing. While conventional wisdom has encouraged female candidates to avoid “playing the gender card,” Kirsten Gillibrand was always running specifically as a woman.

“I got pretty agitated by the Warren and Bernie thing. Warren’s comment about Bernie saying he said a woman couldn’t win, which struck me as untrue, I really take issue with how she’s handled herself,” Helen Weatherall, a volunteer Sanders organizer from Massachusetts, told BuzzFeed News. “To play the race card, to play the gender card — what it does is harm them, in my view. I don’t respect them anymore if they play that card. It’s cheap and lazy.”

Kelly Dittmar suggests that the societal stereotype of male leadership results in everyone playing the gender card. “The desire for gender neutrality blinds us to the ways in which gender continues to shape social institutions, including politics, and the demands it places on men and women who navigate (điều khiển, lái) them. In today’s campaigns, asking how rather than whether candidates play the gender card will be much more enlightening to understanding the degree to which politics remains a man’s world.” The question remains, however, which gender will be called out for doing so.

Ka Tina

"Play the field" nghĩa là gì?

Anh chỉ dám đứng nhìn em từ xa. Photo by  Clem Onojeghuo

"Play the field" = Cá cược hết tất cả con ngựa thay vì chỉ chọn một con; hẹn hò với nhiều người thay vì chỉ một người; không để bị ràng buộc, giữ thế thủ.

Ví dụ
They would play the field -- or several horses in the race. Maybe you have heard of this expression before or maybe it came out of left field.

She’s probably the 0ne, but he still wants to play the field. I've been dating my girlfriend for about a year, and she's everything I could have ever asked for — brilliant, kind, sexy, fun, my best friend and just an incredible human being. What's the problem? I still want to get to flirt and date and have sex with a bunch of people.

In Mr Eade’s book, the author explained said: “Princess Elizabeth was still only 15, and while she was undoubtedly going to be a catch before long, Philip was free to play the field. Cobina Wright’s place was soon taken by Osla Benning, a beautiful Canadian-born debutante (cô gái mới bước vào đời, mới ra trình diễn lần đầu tiên) with ‘dark hair, alabaster white skin (da trắng mịn), an exquisite (thanh tú, trang nhã) figure and a gentle loving nature’ according to her friend Sarah Norton.”

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"Play Old Harry with" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Julian Faist

"Play Old Harry with" = Phá hoại, gây rắc rối và sự đau khổ cho ai/điều gì. "Old Harry" là tên gọi/nickname của ma quỷ.

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Everybody knows that fruit is good for children's health, so thought a mother from Australia, who gave her son bananas for a snack break at school. However, she had no idea that her creativity would play Old Harry with her.

If she thinks her criteria for proximity relate to a few feet, that's going to play Old Harry with little league and softball games. if her concerns are to be based on potentially lethal actions, we are back to the mile sorts of distances. perchance she really means the distance within which a dog whistle can be heard.

Trump realizes the extent to which his presidency (nhiệm kỳ tổng thống) hinges (xoay quanh, điểm mấu chốt) upon a thriving economy and stock market. He will therefore settle upon a deal and declare resounding victory. The stock market will rally hard on the news. But it will be short-lived. Political uncertainty will play Old Harry with market. The Mueller investigation will soon come out. We hazard it will reveal no evidence whatsoever of Russian collusion (sự câu kết, sự thông đồng).

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"Play it cool" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Dingzeyu Li

"Play it cool" = giữ bình tĩnh, giữ vẻ ngoài lạnh nhạt, không làm theo cảm xúc của mình.

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When mom comes in, we have to play it cool, or she will start to suspect something!” A word of caution. Finally, a word of warning.

When Emma confides in Maria about her suspicions, Maria advises her friend to play it cool and so Emma tells Seb that he needs to make himself scarce (hiếm, ít có) that evening because she wants to have the girls round.

A kidnapped Saul frantically tells Haqqani that he’s not responsible for the ambush; the ISI did it, he says. Haqqani must have a traitor in his midst, he theorizes, which Haqqani scoffs (phỉ báng) at — but he quickly interrogates one of his henchmen, who tells him the only people who knew about his meeting with Saul were the people he told himself. Hmmm… that includes Haqqani’s own son Jalal, who is meeting with Tasneem when he’s interrupted by a phone call from his dad. He seems surprised (and not all that thrilled) that Haqqani isn’t dead, and we learn he and Tasneem were the ones behind the ambush (quân mai phục, tập kích). Tasneem cautions him to play it cool, though.

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"Play in the big leagues" nghĩa là gì?

Niềm vui của các cổ động viên nhà vô địch World Cup 2018. Photo by Matthieu Joannon

"Play in the big leagues" = Chơi/đóng góp vai trò cho các liên đoàn hay liên minh lớn và có tầm cỡ -> Làm việc/tham gia vào sự đóng góp hay cuộc tài trợ lớn và quan trọng; chơi ở những giải thi đấu lớn (thể thao).

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“I learned I can play in the big leagues,” Smith said confidently of his 2019 experience. “I’m not overmatched or anything. I can help the team win.” That might be true. But the feel-good Fresh Prince of the summer gave way to a less impressive finish. After hitting 12 home runs and batting .318 with a 1.210 OPS in his first 28 games, Smith hit just .183 with three home runs and a .581 OPS over his final 26 — and was 1 for 13 in the Dodgers’ National League Division Series loss to the Washington Nationals.

And that missing element? IBIS. The Fujifilm X-T4 has in-body image stabilization where the X-T3 did not. These days if you want to play in the big leagues of the enthusiast camera world, especially the sports and wildlife worlds and the exploding world of video, you really need IBIS in your flagship (tàu đô đốc) model. With this key component now finally onboard, and rated to a competitive (up to) 6.5 stops of shake reduction, you enthusiast sports, wildlife and portrait shooters out there are now seriously armed with this model, and you videographers as well.

Rick Porcello scattered nine hits and allowed two runs across 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Mets’ 7-4 win against the Astros. He struck out one and walked none. “He pitched for contact today,” manager Luis Rojas said. “He had a good feel for throwing the ball where he wanted, spotting pitches.” … Dellin Betances, who was listed among the Mets’ expected pitchers for Tuesday, will pitch Wednesday instead. Rojas said Wednesday was always the plan for Betances’ second Grapefruit League appearance. … Shortstop prospect Andres Gimenez continues to impress. Robinson Cano said: “The guy looks good. Plays great defense, has a pretty swing. I think it’s just a matter of time for him to be able to play in the big leagues.”

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