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Friday, March 20, 2020

"Racked with guilt" nghĩa là gì?

Xin tự đóng cửa ăn năn hối lỗi tại nhà. Photo by Meghan Holmes on Unsplash

"Racked with guilt" = mặc cảm tội lỗi. Còn "a guilty conscience" nghĩa là lương tâm bị dằn vặt vì mặc cảm tội lỗi.

Ví dụ
Racked with guilt, she handed herself into police and has been in custody (canh giữ) ever since awaiting trial (chờ xét xử) over his death.

Taking place in an alternate reality (thực tế xen kẽ) to the mainline DC universe, 'Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story' shows us a younger Victor who is racked with guilt over the death of his brother.

Self-important Maggie, anyway, has spilt the beans, drunkenly (say sưa), on local radio about six village characters (nhân vật) with secrets, and is thus racked with guilt for her pointless (vô nghĩa) gossip.

On Friday, Daniel started to feel ill and took a test for the coronavirus. He tested positive (dương tính) for the illness and was racked with guilt at the idea that he or another attendee (người tham dự) could have spread the disease (truyền bệnh) to a room full of doctors who headed home to start treating patients (bệnh nhân).

Thu Phương

"The guilty party" nghĩa là gì?

Bé hông làm gì sai, đừng quạu bé. Photo by Vadim B from Pexels 

"The guilty party" = bên phạm tội.

Ví dụ
Adam Marriott was the guilty party, missing a number of clear cut chances for the hosts (đội chủ nhà).

"IT needs to know about a failure (thất bại) quickly, and fixing it faster is far more important than finding a guilty party to blame (đổ lỗi)," he said.

If you believe that the current paralysis (tình trạng tê liệt) is all Trump’s fault (lỗi), you’re absolving (xóa tội) an awful lot of guilty parties, maybe including yourself.

The podcast retells the cases in detail (chi tiết) and shows where in the investigation (điều tra) the breakthroughs (vụ đột phá) were made, where police managed to pin the crime to the guilty party, and how the case played out in court (tòa).

Thu Phương

"Guilty pleasure" nghĩa là gì?

Xem phim giải trí tí thôi mà. Photo by Roberto Nickson from Pexels

"Guilty pleasure" = đam mê tội lỗi -> thấy ngại hoặc xẩu hổ, sợ bị đánh giá vì yêu thích nó.

Ví dụ
“My guilty pleasure — single slices of American cheese,” the TV personality told Us Weekly when she was asked to name her favorite "cheat" food.

One of my guilty pleasures is reading true crime books (sách về tội phạm). Good true crime books. And there are a lot of bad ones out there, so you have to choose carefully.

Although we might not share with our mates that we’ve watched certain guilty pleasure cult (đam mê) movies, we’d probably be lying as we’ve watched them at least half a dozen times.

Action movies (phim hành động) that don't take themselves too seriously or favor fight scenes over a coherent (chặt chẽ) or creative (sáng tạo) story are generally known as guilty pleasure movies, which also make for some of the best kind in this genre (thể loại).

Thu Phương

"Plead guilty to" nghĩa là gì?

Không biết đã nhắm được đối tượng nào chưa. Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash

"Plead guilty to (a crime)" = thú nhận tội lỗi của mình, nhận tội. Ngược lại "plead not guilty" nghĩa là chối tội, không nhận tội.

Ví dụ
A Massachusetts man has agreed to plead guilty to a child pornography (dâm ô) charge in exchange for a prison sentence (án tù) of at least five years, according to federal court filings (hồ sơ tòa án liên bang).

Two sisters from north-central Idaho pleaded guilty to amended chargings in a murder-for-hire (giết thuê) scheme (âm mưu) after trying to hire an undercover deputy (cảnh sát chìm) to kill their neighbor earlier this year.

Scott. D. Griffen, 57 previously (trước đây) pleaded not guilty in a written arraignment (tố cáo) on Feb. 3, but on Monday filed a motion (đệ trình kiến nghị) to change his plea (biện hộ), Story County Attorney Tim Meals confirmed.

Two men accused of fatally shooting (bắn chết) a Downey police officer in a botched robbery (vụ cướp) attempt pleaded guilty on Monday to murder and several other felonies (trọng tội) related to a series of crimes committed (vi phạm) over three months in 2015, Los Angeles County prosecutors (công tố viên) said.

Thu Phương

"Plead for" nghĩa là gì?

Vất vả chống dịch nhất, chính là họ. Photo by Luis Melendez on Unsplash

"Plead for/with (somebody or something) = cầu xin, nài xin. 

Ví dụ  
NHS staff plead with Government for more protective equipment (thiết bị bảo hộ). 

Italy’s coronavirus death toll surpasses (vượt qua) China’s as doctors plead for more aid (viện trợ).

Small business owners are pleading with Gov. Andrew Cuomo for an extension (gia hạn) on sales tax (thuế tiêu thụ) to help them survive. 

Saskatchewan has declared a state of emergency (tình trạng khẩn cấp). #COVID19 is here. It is real. We are pleading for help from our business community: 197 physicians (y bác sĩ) from across Saskatchewan have signed this letter. 

Thu Phương

"Make a spectacle of" nghĩa là gì?

Vũ điệu trước bình minh Photo by Eternal Happiness

'Make a spectacle of something' = thu hút sự chú ý bằng những việc dại dột hoặc những hành vi, ăn mặc lố bịch.

Ví dụ
A chance to pare down (giảm dần) your Facebook friends by silently dumping those who make a spectacle of their not understanding why calling it ‘Wuhan Virus’ is racist.

Despite the wispy take on heavy content, Lost Girls, thankfully, refuses to make a spectacle of the tragedy. This is not a film that lingers on disgusting details of the crime, it refuses to shock and pander (thỏa mãn) to those hoping for horror.

The Garden like to make a spectacle of themselves. At a release party celebrating their 2018 album Mirror Might Steal Your Charm, the striking rock duo made a French circus tent their stage; the band’s members, identical twins Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, performed the show’s first half in face paint and medieval (trung cổ) jester (anh hề) garb, an image that’s replicated in many of their music videos.

Bích Nhàn

"Verbal assault" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adam Kontor from Pexels

'Verbal assault' = dùng lời nói để lăng mạ, chỉ trích ai.

Ví dụ
Police said the verbal assault was thought to be from an away fan directed to Reading FC supporters at the match between Reading and Leeds United on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Francesco Scotto Di Rinaldi, the manager of Maurizio’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Eatontown, was axed (sa thải) for the surprising verbal assault, the Schianodicola household instructed NJ Advance Media in an announcement.

A teenager who was verbally assault by a racist customer at an Indiana Olive Garden restaurant is now expected to sue the company over alleged continued harassment (quấy rối) and retaliation (trả đũa) from co-workers and supervisors. According to a Facebook post from the law firm representing the teen -- 16-year-old Amira Donahue -- a lawsuit (việc kiện cáo, tố tụng) is being considered over the harassment and Donahue has left her job at the restaurant because of how she’s been treated since the incident.

Bích Nhàn

"Terminate with extreme prejudice" nghĩa là gì?

Không cho tụi bây thoát. Photo by Nur Andi Ravsanjani Gusma from Pexels

"Terminate/kill (someone) with extreme prejudice" = chất dứt/kết liễu/giết thẳng tay, không do dự.

Ví dụ
Septuagenarian Kim Byeongsu has long retired from murder (giết người), but when a rival practitioner (đối thủ có chuyên môn) appears in his neighbourhood, and his adopted daughter Eunhui risks becoming a victim (nạn nhân), he decides to use his old skills to terminate with extreme prejudice a threat he himself once posed.

At a meeting at Nha Trang, the US military hierarchy (hệ thống quân đội) instructs (chỉ thị) the dissolute Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) to terminate Kurtz’s command (chỉ huy). A nameless CIA officer present at lunch utters the chilling overview (tổng quan): ‘Terminate with extreme prejudice.’ The die is cast (sự đã rồi).

There is the added problem of lack of success in the rehabilitation (phục hồi) of the thousands of drug addicts who have been apprehended (bắt giữ) and incarcerated (tống giam), and the hardened drug peddlers (buôn ma túy) and drug lords (trùm ma túy) whose “termination with the extreme prejudice” is found wanting due to the absence of a death penalty statute (án tử hình) which in turn leads to jam packed and congested (tắc nghẽn) city and provincial jails (nhà tù).

Thu Phương

"Without prejudice" nghĩa là gì?

Chăm chú theo dõi phán quyết. Photo by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash

"Without prejudice (to something) nghĩa là không gây tổn hại, không có tác động đến quyền lợi hoặc quyền yêu sách hiện tồn.

Ví dụ
He made note that the dismissal was without prejudice, which would allow charges (khoản chi phí) to be potentially be refiled.

April M. Holley, 11219 1/2 Washington Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio failure to reinstate (phục chức), upon motion of the State/City, the above-captioned matter is hereby dismissed (bãi bỏ) without prejudice.

The 'without prejudice' rule will generally prevent statements (ngăn chặn tuyên bố) made in a genuine attempt (nỗ lực) to settle a dispute (giải quyết tranh chấp) from being relied upon as evidence (bằng chứng) of admissions (thú nhận) against the interest of the party that made them.

A federal district court (tòa án liên bang) in Missouri didn’t abuse (lạm dụng) it discretion (tùy ý) by granting (cho phép) SnugglyCat Inc.'s motion to voluntarily (tự nguyện) dismiss without prejudice its action for infringement (vi phạm) of its trademark (thương hiệu) for its Ripple Rug cat toy, the Eighth Circuit ruled.

Thu Phương

"Have prejudice against" nghĩa là gì?

Thế kỷ nào rồi còn kỳ thị nữa. Photo by uncoveredlens from Pexels

"Have a prejudice against someone" hoặc "have a prejudice in favour of someone" nghĩa là có thành kiến/định kiến đối với ai.

Ví dụ
Anti-black (kỳ thị da đen) racism (phân biệt chủng tộc) is the specific exclusion (loại trừ) and prejudice against people visibly (or perceived (nhận thấy) to be) of African descent (chính gốc)– what most of us would commonly call black people.

In his request for a change of venue, Wolford says that the media coverage of the February 1982 homicide (kẻ sát nhân) has created such intense prejudice against Krauseneck that it warrants (cho phép) the move of the trial (phiên xét xử) to another county.

The Spanish Fork senator (thượng nghị sĩ) passed a bill (bản dự luật) this legislative (lập pháp) session, which ended last Friday, to decriminalize polygamy (hợp pháp hóa chế độ đa thê) in the state. Henderson told her colleagues (đồng nghiệp) that polygamists “are tired of being treated like second-class citizens” and “feel like Utah has legalized (hợp pháp hóa) prejudice against them.”

Thu Phương

"A travesty of justice" nghĩa là gì?

Xin hãy thực thi công lý nghiêm chỉnh, đúng người đúng tội. Photo by Dev Asangbam on Unsplash

"A travesty of justice" = trò đùa, sự nhạo báng, bôi bác của công lý -> kết quả xét xử như một trò đùa, bất công.

Ví dụ
“Any leniency (khoan hồng) would itself be a travesty of justice,” Judicial Magistrate First Class Inderjeet Singh ruled.

Yes, we have lost power to an unelected government after winning the 2018 general elections (tổng tuyển cử). It is a travesty of justice that the winners become the losers and the losers become the winners.

At the time of the original ruling (phán quyết ban đầu) last year, attorney (người được uỷ quyền) Christine Lepera released a statement to ET on behalf of the writers of "Dark Horse," calling the jury's (ban bồi thẩm) initial verdict (phán quyết ban đầu) "a travesty of justice."

Solicitor (cố vấn pháp luật) General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Delhi Police, had said Pawan’s claim of juvenility (thanh niên) was considered at each and every judicial forum (diễn đàn tư pháp) and it will be a travesty of justice if the convict (kết án) is allowed to raise the claim of juvenility repeatedly and at this point of time.

Thu Phương

"In the interest of justice" nghĩa là gì?

Vì một công lý trong sạch và vững bền. Photo by pranav digwal from Pexels

"In the interest of justice" = vì lợi ích của công lý -> để lấy lại công bằng và sự thật.

Ví dụ
The judge held that it is not in the interest of justice to delay (hoãn) hearing of a case, adding that it is not the duty of the court (nghĩa vụ của tòa) to serve subpoena (trát đòi hầu tòa) on a witness, but only to provide a bailiff (chấp hành viên).

Without prejudice (không có tổn hại), we like to remind the whole world that the Zamfara governorship tussles (đấu tranh thủ lĩnh) was purely an intra party matter (vấn đề nội bộ) of which PDP was not a party to the litigation (tranh chấp) and because it was a case involving Governorship primary election (bầu cử sơ bộ) only, we are hopeful that the consequential order earlier issued in favor of the PDP would be set aside in the interest of justice.

The law would allow the governor to to issue an executive order (lệnh hành pháp) during a public health or state of emergency (tình trạng khẩn cấp). The order could last for two months after the emergency is over. The law allows eviction (trục xuất) or foreclosure (tịch thu tài sản) proceedings to be filed or heard during the emergency, but authorities would have to refrain (kiềm chế) on acting on any removal orders unless a judge (thẩm phán) determines "that removal is necessary in the interest of justice."

Thu Phương

"Justice delayed is justice denied" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by JJ Jordan from Pexels

"Justice delayed is justice denied" = công lý bị trì hoãn cũng có nghĩa là công lý bị từ chối-> trì hoãn việc xét xử và phán quyết cũng được xem là thiếu trách nhiệm thực thi luật pháp.

Ví dụ
Mr Aitken, who works unpaid as a prison chaplain (giáo sĩ), went on to say: 'Law reformers (nhà cải cách) who roll out old clichés like justice delayed is justice denied should also recognise (nhận ra) that justice disgraced (ô nhục) is justice denied.

Many immediately consider (xem xét) the effect on the criminal courts (tòa án hình sự), already creaking (cọt kẹt) due to a lack of investment. The importance of such trials (phiên xét xử) being done expeditiously (mau lẹ)—justice delayed is justice denied—is critical (chỉ trích) for the accused (bị cáo) and the complainant (bên khiếu nại).

“There is a saying: justice delayed, is justice denied” says Henrik Elonheimo, an Adjunct Professor in Criminology and Restorative Justice (Tội phạm học và Công lý phục hồi) at the University of Turku. “It’s a well known problem that our our legal proceedings (tiến trình pháp lý) take too long. That way, actually it’s not real justice anymore” he adds.

Thu Phương

"Miscarriage of justice" nghĩa là gì?

Đẹp trai sao lại có tội được chứ. :D Photo by kyryll ushakov on Unsplash

"Miscarriage of justice" là sự ngộ phán, xét xử sai, xử oan.

Ví dụ
"Her life was destroyed (phá hủy), she and her husband lost their home," Mr Dunne said, adding that those responsible (trách nhiệm) for the miscarriage of justice should be held accountable (trách nhiệm giải thích) for their actions.

A grievous (trầm trọng) miscarriage of justice – described by some as the worst in British legal history – may have occurred in the conviction (kết án) of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing, the Scottish criminal cases review commission (ủy ban xét xử vụ án hình sự) has found.

Fifty years ago the body of wealthy eccentric (lập dị) Harold Parkinson was found bound and gagged (bịt miệng) in his home in a quiet Lancashire village. Elizabeth Botcherby takes a look back at the horrific case (vụ án kinh hoàng), which led to a miscarriage of justice and a supergrass’s testimony (lời khai).

Thu Phương

"The best medicine" nghĩa là gì?

Đeo khẩu trang có phải là cách tốt nhất để phòng Covid 19? Photo by Michael Amadeus on Unsplash

"The best medicine" nghĩa là giải pháp tốt nhất để cải thiện một tình huống, đặc biệt là làm cho ai đó cảm thấy hạnh phúc hơn.

Ví dụ
“I can’t underestimate (đánh giá thấp) the power of music in a time like this,” he says. “And kindness may be the best medicine for the heart.”

And from the older generation, Dragomir Vokovic thinks it's healthier to get outside and mingle, even make physical contact with people. He says a hug can be the best medicine.

While it is actually a scary situation, filled with panic (sự hoang mang) and fear, people in the self quarantine are doing their best to keep themselves happy and tackle with the lockdown anxiety. Always remember staying happy is the best medicine! So, we have compiled few videos of people who are spreading smiles and conquering fear with joy. These videos will surely offer you some amount of hope amid this scary outbreak (sự bùng phát).

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Laughter is the best medicine" nghĩa là gì?

"Pervert the course of justice" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by David Veksler on Unsplash

"Pervert the course of justice" = cản trở, làm sai lệch tiến trình xét xử của toà án -> vi phạm luật pháp ảnh hưởng đến xét xử công bằng.

Ví dụ
Liam Cawtherley is accused (bị buộc tội) of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He also faces an allegation (cáo buộc) of failing to report an accident (báo cáo tai nạn). The alleged offences (cáo buộc phạm tội) are said to have occurred on November 3rd and 9th last year.

The Christchurch terror trial (xét xử khủng bố) is due to begin on June 2, while the trial of a prominent (nổi tiếng) and wealthy New Zealand businessman accused of indecent assault (tấn công) and attempting to pervert the course of justice is scheduled to start on the same day in Auckland.

Samuel Tranter, previously the sole director (giám đốc) and majority shareholder (cổ đông lớn) of Canterbury-based trucking company ACL Linehaul, last year pleaded guilty (nhận tội) to a number of charges (tội danh), including sexual violation, blackmail, indecent communication (giao tiếp không đứng đắn) with a young person, possession (sở hữu) of an objectionable (phản cảm) publication and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Thu Phương

"Social justice warrior" nghĩa là gì?

Không phải cứ mặc đồ siêu nhân sẽ trở thành anh hùng. Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash

"Social justice warrior" (SJW) = chiến binh công lý xã hội. Cụm từ chế nhạo người ủng hộ quan điểm tự do về các vấn đề xã hội, người cho rằng mình là anh hùng, cho rằng mình đang thực thi công lý.

Ví dụ
At this point, it is almost a starting point for any kind of discussion (thảo luận) between the Left and the Right (Cánh Tả và Cánh Hữu) to discuss that some on the Left (the mythical “social justice warriors”) have gone too far in many cases.

This past weekend, I overheard (tình cờ nghe được) people at a Pagan convention (hội nghị) express a desire to do physical harm (gây tổn hại thể xác) to (fellow) Pagans who they identified as social justice warriors. One man said he wanted to “shoot them.”

North Carolina Breaking News also picked up the Hickory police photos. But their version of the story was quite different from ours. NCBN’s Facebook page blamed (đổ lỗi) the vandalism (hành động cố ý) on “social justice warriors.” I’m not sure what a social justice warrior is, but I do know the police never mentioned such a group as suspected culprits (thủ phạm đáng ngờ) in this case.

Thu Phương

"Poetic justice" nghĩa là gì?

Có tội phải đền thôi. Photo by Artem Labunsky on Unsplash

"Poetic justice" = công lý đầy chất thơ -> sự trừng phạt/khen thưởng xứng đáng, thưởng thiện phạt ác. 

Ví dụ
Inventive storytelling (chuyện kể sáng tạo) with a perfect balance of flashbacks (hồi tưởng) and fast forwards! The movie definitely offers a poetic justice to the comic. 

Phil Parkinson believes it was poetic justice that Sunderland scored (ghi bàn) in time added on at the end of added time (phút bù giờ) to punish (trừng phạt) Fleetwood Town’s timewasting antics (trò hề phí thời gian). 

Genoa was a common staging point for European expeditions (thám hiểm) to both the Middle East and the New World, so it's poetic justice that this is where Isaac and his army would make landfall (cập bến) once they reached Europe. 

The leader of a libertarian-leaning (chủ nghĩa tự do) tech group is stepping down (từ chức) as its president after tweeting that it would be “poetic justice” if President Donald Trump died from the coronavirus, the group confirmed (xác nhận) Friday.

Thu Phương

"Socialized medicine" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Chang Duong on Unsplash

"Socialized medicine" nghĩa là y học xã hội hóa.

Ví dụ
Bernie Sanders and his supporters are trying to use the coronavirus pandemic (đại dịch) as an argument for socialized medicine — but the truth is, that’s the wrong way to look at it.

The highly fatal coronavirus outbreaks in Spain and Italy are a very bad look for socialized medicine, especially as healthcare becomes a hot-button issue on the campaign trail. Many Americans would probably object to the idea of a government official having the power to take an elder relative off a ventilator to make room for someone else.

As the COVID-19 new coronavirus disease spread across the United States in early 2020, so did anxiety, as people looked to how the virus had affected Italy, already deep in the throes of (nỗi khổ sở với) the pandemic. A social media meme exacerbated (làm tăng) the anxiety with the claim that Italian doctors had “decided NOT to treat the elderly,” and that that was the result of “socialized medicine.”

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Snakebite medicine" nghĩa là gì?

"Get the hell out of Dodge" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Xiang Gao

"Get (the hell) out of Dodge" = Ra khỏi Dodge -> Phải rời khỏi nơi nào ngay lập tức/nhanh chóng (thành phố Dodge của Kansas nổi tiếng là nơi đã dựng các bộ phim Cowboy hoặc phim Viễn Tây bắt đầu từ giữa thế kỷ 20).

Ví dụ
All the meetings I had arranged were cancelled or moved to phone calls, events I planned to attend halted, schools were closing down, supermarkets were a battlefield (chiến trường) and all of a sudden I was in LA with a real prospect of being stuck. I made the call to get the hell out of Dodge and booked a flight home leaving on the fourth day to arrive back in Australia hours before the mandatory (bắt buộc) lock down for all overseas travellers.

The question is, how long will ordinary New Yorkers be willing endure the inconveniences, the dangers to their communities, and the ever-mounting fiscal burdens (gánh nặng ngân khố/tài chính)? Evidence suggests that even long-suffering New Yorkers, who have scoffed at the idea of civilized life beyond the Hudson, have had enough and have decided to get the hell out of Dodge. Many more may be joining them soon, but as a parting gift, the Green Light law means a longer wait at the airport if they want to fly out.

How many times have you been told to sit tight in the past week? How infuriating are those words? When you have denied yourself tiny luxuries like regular cappuccinos, your wardrobe is on average 15 years old and you have driven your 1986 Toyota Corolla as far as it will safely go, watching your hard-fought for nest egg collapse by over 20% in less than a month is gutting. In these circumstances it is very difficult to remain calm and unemotional. In fact, you wouldn’t be human if every fibre of your being wasn’t telling you to sell everything and get the hell out of Dodge City. Taking steps to protect yourself and your assets is a normal human instinct. Except in the world of investing, to sell after a fall of this magnitude is simply to lock in the losses and is possibly the worst of all steps to take.

Ka Tina

"Get rolling" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Angelo Abear

"Get (something) rolling" = Lăn/quay cái gì -> Bắt đầu một việc, khởi hành/rời đi; bận rộn/vội vàng.

Ví dụ
“We are looking into ways to do online shows people can watch at home,” he said. “Once we figure out the logistics we will get it rolling and announce it on Facebook.”

"I mean you can see the team that Chris Ballard has put together over the years. It's a really special team," Buckner said. "They have a lot of young talent and a lot of good key guys on all phases of the ball. Being able to be an addition, it's kind of a win-now mentality, you know what I mean? "So I am excited moving forward and just ready to get things rolling."

Builders are in such high demand that it can take more than a year to get plans rolling for a new house, a Palmerston North builder says. Figures provided by the Palmerston North City Council show building consents issued for new houses in Manawatu/Whanganui have shot up 38.9 per cent, with 917 granted in the 12 months to June. That's almost nine times faster than the national growth in new home consents (sự ưng thuận, đồng ý).

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"Get your facts straight" nghĩa là gì?

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"Get (one's)/the facts straight" = Hiểu, biết vấn đề/tình hình chính xác và rõ ràng.

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Next time we have a pandemic, can you experts get your facts straight, then give us accurate info upfront and not scare the crap out of us?

Offering too much information or embellishing a story will lead to trouble. Get your facts straight, and avoid rumors or gossip. You will end up being questioned by someone who has a vested interest in what you are saying.

Elba warned viewers that this is a perilous time and stressed how important it was to get the facts straight, and how irresponsible it was to spread falsehoods (sự sai lầm, lời nói dối) that could affect people of all races. “Stop sending this stuff out,” he said. “It’s very dangerous for all, not just black people, but everyone.”

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"Get your wings" nghĩa là gì?

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"Get (one's) wings" = Có đôi cánh -> Có giấy phép được làm phi công; nghiện ma túy/lần đầu dùng ma túy (bay lắc).

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“Once you get your wings, you’re qualified as a naval aviator (phi công hải quân), which is what we all work toward,” he said. “Up to this point, we’ve only been student aviators. It’s been two years of fun but definitely a lot of work and stress.”

oh, Heaven really is a place on Earth! Come get your wings and learn how to fly at Queer Heaven – part drag show, part live music, part dance party. The event features live music by Taylor Alxndr and Klypi and drag performances by Jade Nite, Lisa Couchlocker, Miss He, Molly Rimswell and Mr. Elle Aye.

For Kelly, the similarities between himself and those in the book were striking, apart from the grades. Kelly knew if he could change just that one thing, he could go on to get his wings as a pilot and maybe even go on to be an astronaut (phi hành gia). It was a stretch, but he knew if he was going to fail at something, he’d rather it be something worth failing.

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"Get his undivided attention" nghĩa là gì?

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"Get (one's) undivided attention" = Nhận được sự chú ý không bị phân tán của ai -> Trở thành tâm điểm duy nhất để ai chú ý/quan tâm.

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Do not be like Taylor Swift and sing a bunch of breakup songs. No, instead, say hi to his friends or family if you run into them, for example. By being mature, it also shows you are staying positive. Immaturity is a huge turnoff, and you will not get his undivided attention again if you start commenting with rude stuff on his IG pictures or deleting the ones of you two immediately after the breakup.

It was only on a whim that I asked Randy if he used an AR-15 for home defense. I’ve known him for over a decade, and he’s always been the consummate handgun connoisseur (người am hiểu; người thành thạo). Anything meticulously engineered, preferably steel and always in.40 caliber tends to get his undivided attention. When he responded that, yes, he does keep an AR-15 by the nightstand, I had to ask him why.

When I shout at my daughter to stop texting and talk to me, what she hears is me saying ‘stop enjoying this fabulously pleasurable experience that makes you feel good and connected to the world and instead concentrate on a grumpy, middle-aged woman who wants to nag you about your homework’. Not much of a choice, is it? The only way I can actually get her undivided attention is to take the phone away and refuse to give it back until she’s done the things I’ve asked her to do. It’s never a popular move.

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"Get my tail" nghĩa là gì?

"Get (one's) tail (somewhere)" = Xách đuôi chạy về đâu -> Đi/di chuyển rất nhanh và vội để tới một nơi.

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Fans are freaking out over hearing Beyoncé's voice, seeing as movie producers kept her out of the first teaser trailer. Along with celebrating just hearing her speak as Nala, many are giving Simba advice that he better get his tail home ASAP.

Set boundaries and keep them. It is critical to establish the boundaries between work and the other parts of your life. We desperately need balance. But first, you have to create an environment to achieve balance. Decide what days and during what times you’re not going to do business. If you make a commitment to not work on Sundays, then don’t work on Sundays. If you’ve made a commitment to your family to be home by 6:00 PM every night for dinner, then get your tail home by 6:00 PM. No excuses.

“There is a connection that is going on,” Williams said. “I feel like it is.” Police said they don’t have evidence that connects the two incidents yet, but they will continue to watch students at the bus stop. “When the kids are getting on the bus and in the evening when they get off,” said Sergeant Roberto Diaz. Sgt. Diaz said parents should teach their children to be aware of their surroundings and potential dangers. Above all, he wants kids to always speak up. “At the end of the day, the kids should have a plan,” Sgt. Diaz said. “If they see someone, let somebody know. Let the bus driver know immediately.” Williams said she hopes police catch the man soon, so she can stop preparing her daughter for the worst. “I tell my daughter just drop whatever you got, get your tail over to the house and run,” Williams said. Portsmouth Police have a vague (mơ hồ) description of the man. They said he is a taller black male who was wearing a grey hoodie and light jeans when the incident happened.

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