Journey in Life: 03/22/20

Sunday, March 22, 2020

"Start back to" nghĩa là gì?

Quay trở lại làm việc nào. Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels

"Start back (to some place)" = bắt đầu trở lại. "Start back" nghĩa khác là nhảy lùi, bước lùi đột ngột (trong nỗi sợ hãi..).

Ví dụ
As new cases of coronavirus infection (nhiễm) slow in China, the country is gradually starting back to work.

As soon as you leave the interview (phỏng vấn) and before you start back home, you'll want to write down some key information from the meeting that will prove very valuable (có giá trị) to you later.

Georgia College baseball brings hot start back to Milledgeville. The Bobcats have won five of their last six and welcome conference (họp báo) opponent (đối thủ) UNC Pembroke to Milledgeville this weekend.

Poormans Hill lost his way last year so we just decided to back off (rút lui) him and give him loads of time to come back to himself. He seems well and his work suggests that he is ready to start back so we have decided to bring him back in a race he won two years ago.

Thu Phương

"Start with" nghĩa là gì?

Nếu có triệu chứng hãy mau đi xét nghiệm càng sớm càng tốt. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"Start with" = bắt đầu với -> ở điểm đầu tiên/ lúc đầu, ban đầu.

Ví dụ
Spring will start tomorrow with days of rain and strong winds, according to the Met Office.

Let’s start with six things you can do every day to maintain your physical (thể chất) and mental (tinh thần) health if you’re isolating (cách ly) at home.

Positive cases (trường hợp dương tính) of COVID-19 say symptoms (triệu chứng) start with simple sore throat (viêm họng) - but people can recover. By Herald Scotland Online.

He knew the symptoms – fever (sốt), fatigue (mệt mỏi), cough, shortness of breath (khó thở). And he had none of them. "To me, it’s important that people understand that they don’t have to start with a fever," Kornel said. "Because it was so mild (nhẹ), there was no reason for me to think that I had anything other than a cold."

Thu Phương

Facebook: Câu chuyện nội bộ

'Facebook: Câu chuyện nội bộ’ đem đến cái nhìn trực quan về một tham vọng mạnh mẽ.

source: nytimes,

Quỳnh Anh dịch,

Sau một loạt bê bối tưởng như dài bất tận, Facebook đã hình thành chiến lược để biện minh cho vô số vấn đề mà mạng xã hội của họ gây ra.

Cho dù là Nga can thiệp bầu cử Mỹ, lan truyền tin tức lừa đảo hay kích động diệt chủng ở Myanmar, về cơ bản công ty đều đưa về một luận điểm chung: Sứ mệnh kết nối thế giới của Facebook mang mục đích tốt. Nhưng khi bạn kết nối hàng tỷ người, chắc chắn sẽ có cả những kẻ bất lương.

Đừng bận tâm đến chuyện Facebook thiết kế hệ thống của mình để quảng bá loại nội dung hấp dẫn hoặc gây tò mò khiến người ta không thể cưỡng lại nhấp vào xem. Hoặc chuyện công ty đã xây dựng một cỗ máy tiếp thị cho phép người dùng hướng nội dung muốn truyền bá chính xác tới những đối tượng dễ tiếp thu nhất. Dường như tại Facebook mối nguy hại ấy chính là

"Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Josh Applegate

"Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story" = Đừng để những sự thật phá ngang câu chuyện hay/làm câu chuyện mất hay -> Đừng làm câu chuyện mất vui bởi việc nói ra/thêm những điều thực tế hay sự thật vào đó.

Ví dụ
Chicago PD did its job. It would be like Lake County police departments skipping the heavy lifting and ignoring clues to bring a suspect to justice. Or as some say in the news business: Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

We should note that as part of their announcement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also said that they would seek to become “financially independent”, so they likely wouldn’t be particularly wealthy, but as the Internet likes to say: “Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.”

These people are into “doing what is new.” They are futuristic in their thinking and can imagine all the possibilities and opportunities of the future. They tend to be the dreamers and creative types who don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story. They also tend to consider the other mindsets to be too rigid in their thinking. People of a green mindset like to think and stay outside the box.

Ka Tina

"Don't let get you down" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy ngẩng cao đầu lên! Photo by  Vonecia Carswell

"Don't let (someone or something) get you down" = Đừng để ai/điều gì làm bạn tụt mood/buồn chán/thất vọng/mất hy vọng.

Ví dụ
Don't let self-quarantine (tự cách ly, kiểm dịch) get you down with these virtual museum tours, online photography collections, and more.

Don’t let the world get you down, Gemmy! Tuesday’s New Moon in your friendship zone helps you reimagine what connection looks like. Check in on your friends! A sensitive weekend has you confronting uncomfortable emotions. You’re even willing to apologize and/or forgive, if the situation calls for it.

Happy Birthday: Don’t let emotional situations get you down. You have to rise above what everyone is doing and set your goals and standards higher. How you handle people and situations will determine how well you do. Wasted time will be what you regret most. Offer to help those who will make an effort and do their part as well. Your numbers are 9, 11, 20, 28, 35, 39, 42.

Ka Tina

"Better get moving" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Elevate

"(I'd) better get moving" = Tốt hơn nên đi về, diễn đạt ý muốn rời đi/phải về hoặc đẩy nhanh quá trình làm việc.

Ví dụ
If you wanna sample Midnight, you’d better get moving, because the “Metal & Beer” ticket option that entitles attendees to pours from all 19 breweries at the festival, is down to just 30 single-day passes and all two-day passes are sold out! Don’t abstain—get your tickets below!

Yeah, it is. It goes — I say this because of where we are currently in development in the game. I’m spending a lot of my time balancing and making sure that the experience doesn’t kill you right out of the door, or we’re not leaving you feeling like, “Jeez, I’d better get moving.” But the depth of what those mobsters had to do economically is not lost on me.

Thanks so much for your expert opinion, Bryce, you naïve sack of pigshit! Let me educate you about “revolutions,” genius: They rarely work, and they absolutely fail when they’re led by an 80-year-old who can only remember one speech and is five minutes from his next heart attack! The only sheep here is you, fuckface! But hey, you better get moving! The rest of your fellow garbage-spewing lemmings are already jumping off the cliff! Viva la revolución, you gullible (cả tin, dễ bị lừa) dumbass!—Frank Cassano

Ka Tina

"Get steamed up" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mael BALLAND

"Get steamed up" = Bốc hơi -> Tức giận/đau buồn/say sưa.

Ví dụ
He never seems to get steamed up, rarely even raises his voice. Pete the Imperturbable. “Look, we can throw an elbow if we have to.”

“He doesn’t panic, he doesn’t lose his cool, he doesn’t get steamed up, even when he’s under pressure he’s extremely steady. That’s another leadership quality. You could never have said that about someone like Ed Miliband who seemed to live in a state of semi-permanent panic. That calmness, almost zen-like quality. It makes him easy to talk to and rather good company.”

There was no thought of rebellion (cuộc nổi loạn), because there was nothing to rebel against. Gender was generously accommodating to girly-boys and boyish girls and, while monogamy (chế độ một vợ một chồng, đơn giao) was fine in principle, it was nothing to get steamed up about if you fell a bit short. As if this weren’t all thrilling enough, Mead’s publisher put a picture of a topless Samoan woman on the cover of her book. Naturally, it was a bestseller.

Ka Tina

"He started it" nghĩa là gì?

Tôi sai rồi, anh xin lỗi tôi đi. Photo by Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash

"(Someone) started it" = ai đó đã bắt đầu nó -> người khởi chiến, người bắt đầu trước một cuộc tranh luận, cãi cọ...

Ví dụ
It's not my fault - he started it!

Let me explain, seeing you want to understand. She started it... she started thinking I was acting funny ... that I'd lost my zip ... that I wasn't nice to her anymore ... that kind of crap...

They knew Cat had it in for them. She started it, they told the judge (thẩm phán). One by one they said it. She started it, they said. And she wouldn't stop. She loved it, she kept egging (kích động) us on, she made us do it, it was her idea.

No, she started it when she killed our son. And one way or another, I am convinced (thuyết phục) that she killed him. She either got him hooked on drugs (nghiện ma túy) or slipped him some without him knowing it. And she didn't even care about him. 


Thu Phương

"A flying start" nghĩa là gì?

Đẹp trai cũng là một lợi thế khi thi đấu chăng? Photo by Pilar Chiang

"A flying start" ý chỉ một lợi thế có được ngay từ lúc bắt đầu.

Ví dụ
After coming over to Essendon for free over the off-season, former Richmond premiership (giải ngoại hạng) player Jacob Townsend has made a flying start.

After a flying start to 5G in supplying (cung cấp) all three South Korean operators (nhà điều hành), Samsung Networks has since struggled (vật lộn) to gain ground.

National top men's singles shuttler (tay vợt cầu lông) Lee Zii Jia has made a flying start at the All-England when he stunned sixth seed (hạt giống) Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in the opener (trận mở màn).

Auction (bán đấu giá) house Fellows’ online jewellery (trang sức) sale got off to a flying start, with a 90% sell rate despite the current climate with covid-19 impacting (tác động) the way the world operates (vận hành).

Thu Phương

"Off to a good start" nghĩa là gì?

Vạn sự khởi đầu nan. Photo by Vlad Chețan from Pexels

"Off to a good start" nghĩa là khởi đầu, bắt đầu một cách thuận lợi, tích cực.

Ví dụ
Maury County’s Administrator of Elections Todd Baxter says the county is off to a good start without any hiccups (trục trặc) as voters (cử tri) continue to head to the polls for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary.

“Normally, the first one of the year takes like 11 (pounds) to win. Obviously, there’s just a lot of pressure (áp lực) right now,” he said. “It felt good to get off to a good start for the year. It’s not the easiest thing to show up and beat guys like that because everybody’s good enough to win. You’ve got to show up with your ‘A’ game.”

It's encouraging (khích lệ) for the Buccaneers that Brady wants to get on the same page as his new teammates so quickly. It does make sense; after all, this is the first time he is changing teams since he went from the University of Michigan to the Patriots, so getting to know a new 90-man roster (bảng phân công) will take time. But Brady evidently (rõ ràng) is off to a good start.

Thu Phương

"Have a head start" nghĩa là gì?

Sắp có vaccine điều trị hiệu quả đối với Covid-19. Photo by Chokniti Khongchum from Pexels

"(Have/get/give) a head start (on something)" = đi trước, bắt đầu trước -> có được sự bắt đầu thuận lợi, nhiều lợi thế hoặc sự khởi đầu sớm hơn so với người khác.

Ví dụ
Pollen (phấn hoa) has a head-start on spring, as Lehigh Valley ranks among nation’s worst for allergies (dị ứng).

For African governments, what this means in practical terms (mặt thực tế) is we have a headstart in terms of managing the pace of the outbreak (bùng phát). Epidemiologists (nhà dịch tễ học) suggest that the progress (tiến triển) of the disease follows a definable (rõ ràng) growth curve, and that the countries that have had the best success at managing the outbreak are those who stop it early.

We need to ramp up manufacturing processes (quy trình sản xuất) in readiness (sẵn sàng) for the vaccine so that we have a head start when one is ready, and has demonstrated (chứng minh) protective effectiveness (bảo vệ hiệu quả) in people – probably in about 12 to 18 months. On top of that, it may be that we will have to be ready to prepare vaccines for seasonal outbreaks (bùng phát theo mùa) of Covid-19 in coming years.

Thu Phương

"Start off on the right foot" nghĩa là gì?

Cú khởi đầu thuận lợi. Photo by Peter Miller

"Get/start off on the right foot" = bắt đầu đúng chân, bước đúng chân -> tạo một khởi đầu tốt, xây dựng những mối quan hệ tốt.

Ví dụ
Mike Williams‘ career with the Los Angeles Chargers did not get off on the right foot.

The Los Angeles Lakers started their six-game road trip off on the right foot on Saturday by coming back in the fourth quarter to beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-100.

Notre Dame began their 1954 season as the #2 team in the land. Brennan immediately (ngay lập tức) got off on the right foot with a 21-0 victory over #4 Texas, the first shutout (đối phương không có cơ hội làm bàn) for the Longhorns since 1946.

Time - Pachanga Boys. I mean, what better way to start off than with a track (bài hát) that will kill fifteen glorious (huy hoàng) minutes? I would start off with something heading towards euphoric (hưng phấn) as you need to start off on the right foot before you get into the real gritty (cứng rắn) bits later on.

Thu Phương

"Off to a running start" nghĩa là gì?


"A running start" nghĩa đen là điểm xuất phát tại đường chạy đua -> "off to a running start" là bắt đầu với một vị trí thuận lợi, nhiều lợi thế. Ngoài ra, "Running Start" là chương trình để học sinh lớp 11 và 12 học lớp trình độ cao đẳng-đại học khi còn đang học cấp 3.

Ví dụ
The Goulburn Show had a running start this year with a $5000 lift (tăng lên).

He had also removed the researcher's radio. Gunn's sneaky survival plan (kế hoạch sinh tồn lén lút) was off to a running start.

Running Start is a state-funded program that allows high school juniors and seniors to attend Ovelia College tuition-free (miễn học phí), saving students time and money later in life.

Running start orientations (định hướng) for students who will be high school juniors and seniors in the fall are scheduled to start March 2 and last through June 3 at Centralia College.

Thu Phương

"Have an all-out effort" nghĩa là gì?

Cùng đồng lòng đồng sức, khó khăn mấy cũng vượt qua. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

"(Have/make/begin/start) an all-out effort" = nỗ lực toàn diện -> sự nỗ lực hết sức mình.

Ví dụ
We need to start an all-out effort to stop transmission (lây truyền) right now, before we get to the point of what we call exponential spread (lây lan theo cấp số nhân).

Recalling that when the Chinese people was making an all-out effort to fight the novel (lạ, mới) coronavirus disease, the Serbian government (chính phủ) and people offered China strong support through concrete actions (hành động cụ thể), Xi said he is deeply grateful (vô cùng biết ơn) for that.

No question, coronavirus is a public health threat and should be taken very seriously. It warrants immediate efforts (nỗ lực tức thì) to increase the capacity (năng xuất) of the medical system (hệ thống y tế), reasonable precautions (biện pháp phòng ngừa) by the general population and an all-out effort to protect vulnerable (yếu) people.

Thu Phương

"From start to finish" nghĩa là gì?

Đặc biệt thơm ngon. Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels

"From start to finish" = từ đầu đến cuối (xuyên suốt). Tương tự "from A to Z".

Ví dụ
The chocolate fondant (kẹo mềm) cake is the most incredible (khó tin) recipe that takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

Jurassic Life, the mod (bản sửa đổi) that brings Jurassic Park to Half-Life 2, is finally playable from start to finish.

Unpredictable (khó đoán trước) markets have some scrambling (tranh giành) to find buyers, but there's a producer in Brown County who controls the operation (kiểm soát hoạt động) from start to finish.

The bid opening (mở thầu) date for the baseball complex (khu phức hợp) has not yet been rescheduled (lên lịch lại), but Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison said the project is projected (dự kiến) to take one year from start to finish, so it's completion (hoàn thành) date is dependent on when the bids open.

Thu Phương

"Jump-start" nghĩa là gì?

Sống và suy nghĩ tích cực là cách tốt nhất để phòng bách bệnh. Photo by Bayu jefri from Pexels

"Jump-start" = cách khởi động lại động cơ bằng "jumper cable" (dây mồi khởi động), nghĩa là khi ắc quy của xe hết điện, dùng dây cáp khởi động ngoài nối với ắc quy xe khác để khởi động xe. Nghĩa bóng là đổ tiền hay tài nguyên vào một dự án để cho dự án đó hoạt động mạnh.

Ví dụ
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that it would launch a multiarm, multicountry clinical trial (thử nghiệm lâm sàng đa quốc gia) for potential coronavirus therapies (liệu pháp), part of an aggressive (công kích) effort to jumpstart the global search for drugs to treat Covid-19.

Now & Zen Yoga in Lodi does an early risers class (lớp cho người dậy sớm) to help people get in a positive mindset (suy nghĩ tích cực) for the day. Jaimie Vilinskas from Lodi Live has a preview of the class, and some stretches (dãn cơ) you can use to jump start your day from the comfort of your own home!

It may be hard to believe, but Winter has ended, and Spring has arrived! With the start of the Spring Season, the beach is just starting to warm up! Why wait until the Summer to make the most out of Long Island’s infamous Beaches? There’s plenty of great ways to enjoy the beach now that the snow has melted (băng tan)! Get a jumpstart on fun at the beach this Spring and enjoy a longer season by the sea.

Thu Phương

Covidiot nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jasmin Sessler on Unsplash.

Covidiot liên quan đến dịch Covid-19 ghép với từ idiot (thằng ngốc) nghĩa là ai đó phớt lờ "cách ly xã hội" (social distancing, xa cách nhân gian) hoặc tích trữ hàng hóa (giấy vệ sinh...) khiến người khác bị thiếu đồ thiết yếu trong đợt dịch bệnh.

Ví dụ
Lebanon is Using ‘COVIDIOT’ to Refer to People Not Quarantining.

Photoshop-skilled social media users altered the poster board to read as 'We have no idea what we're doing' and 'Trump is a Covidiot'.

COVID-19 already has changed the way we talk, adding terms such as “coronavirus,” “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” to the lexicon. And if you over- or under-react to the threat of the virus? Well, then you’re a “covidiot,” a new put-down making the rounds online and on local radio.

Phạm Hạnh

"Kick-start" nghĩa là gì?

Làm việc thôi. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"Kick-start" khởi động bằng cách đạp (cần đạp số ở xe máy) -> thúc đẩy, bắt đầu lại, tái kích hoạt hệ thống, hoạt động hoặc quy trình.

Ví dụ
The team at an opticians (chuyên gia nhãn khoa) in Leamington has kick started their year-long fundraising( gây quỹ) effort for charity (từ thiện).

Overall, Dayton is a well-positioned (vị trí tốt) place for young professionals (chuyên gia) to kick start their careers (sự nghiệp). “You can get exciting work here,” Plant said.

Renewables (năng lượng tái tạo) are likely to benefit from massive investments (đầu tư lớn) to kick-start economies battered (bị đánh bại) by coronavirus, predicted (dự đoán) the chief executive of green energy (năng lượng xanh) giant Enel as he reported minimal disruption (gián đoạn) so far from the crisis (khủng hoảng) to its massive global wind and solar build-out (phát triển năng lượng mặt trời).

Thu Phương

Em nào có thể cưỡng lại anh?

cô gái gửi số đt qua tinder và được chàng trai mới quen gửi ảnh bộ sưu tập đá quý của mình, họ chat với nhau rất nồng cháy... :)
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Swiping through Tinder is like playing roulette (như đánh bạc). You never know who the person you matched with really is. They can turn out to be a creep, sending you unsolicited pics of their genitals (bộ phận sinh dục ngoài) or worse…you might run into someone who doesn’t like animals.

So, when Tumblr user softandanxious gave her number to one guy off Tinder, she knew she was gambling (đánh bạc). But luck was on her side, and softandanxious learned that she ran into a rock enthusiast. And not just a passionate fellow who mentions his hobby here and there. No no. The guy won’t stop sending her pictures of his collection. However, the girl isn’t mad. On the contrary, she thinks it’s the best thing that has ever come out of the app.

Liệu có ai còn nhớ?

đám cưới đêm đó, toàn hút cần... :D
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Clara Higgins, 30, and her husband, Dusty Higgins, 40, bond through their love for marijuana.

The stoner couple, who live in Grand Junction, Colorado, met when the romantic man loaned her a joint.

Clara had been working at a local bar at the time.

In 2017, the weed-heads married at their home ranch and decided to celebrate their union by smoking more of the green stuff.

Their wedding featured a fully-stocked cannabis bar which was loaded with bongs, pipes and varieties of the drug alongside weed edibles.

Bài trước: Là em say

Là em say

một phụ nữ (say rượu) đã bị bắt vì gọi điện đến số 911 hỏi... cách li dị chồng :D
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A Largo woman was arrested Friday for misusing 911 by calling and texting the number to make non-criminal (không liên quan đến tội phạm) complaints (phàn nàn, kêu ca, lý do để bất mãn) about her husband.

Police responded to Shumaker’s residence early Friday morning around 1:50.

Shumaker was reportedly “highly intoxicated” (say túy lúy) when being questioned by police.

Bài trước: Thế mới đau

Thế mới đau

cô dâu mới (cùng chồng) trở về từ tuần trăng mật, bị cảnh sát buộc tội ko trả lại một chiếc xe mượn từ năm 2017, tống vô tù 36 tiếng, hóa ra... nhầm người :D
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Sara Saucier of Ponchatoula was on a cruise ship returning from a trip to Cozumel with her new husband when U.S. customs agents pounded on her door, accusing her of not returning a leased vehicle in November 2017.

But officials had the wrong person.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office detective (thám tử) who filed the warrant logged the birth date of the wrong Sara Saucier...