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Thursday, April 30, 2020

"Be in store for" nghĩa là gì?

Những vì sao tạo nên cung hoàng đạo, từ đó nhận biết được vận mệnh. Photo by Anastasia Dulgier on Unsplash

"Be in store for (for someone/something)" = trong kho dự trữ -> nghĩa là dự trữ, giữ sẵn để dùng (trong tương lai) hoặc (điều) sẽ tới trong tương lai, sắp xảy ra. "Have/hold something in store for someone" nghĩa là dành sẵn cho ai cái gì, vạch sẵn tương lai cho ai.

Ví dụ
Astrological prediction (dự đoán chiêm tinh) for April 30, what's in store for Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo and other zodiac signs (cung hoàng đạo).

And the saddest part is that many live and die having never received nor accepted this glorious (huy hoàng) future that God had in store for them.

I know one thing: He loves me just the way I am, but not enough to let me stay that way. The question is whether or not I'll participate in what He has in store for me.

What is the right direction (hướng đi)? Do not fix your gaze (nhìn chằm chằm) on things that belong to the present world. Then what will you see? That there is a future in store for a peaceful person.

Thu Phương

"Dime store" nghĩa là gì?

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"Dime store" = cửa hàng (đồng giá) một hào -> cửa hàng bán những phụ kiện nhỏ, rẻ. Nghĩa khác chỉ địa điểm có quy mô nhỏ và hỗn độn. Cụm từ đồng nghĩa khác là "five and dime store", "five-cent store", "ten-cent store"... phổ biến ở Mỹ từ giữa thế kỷ 20.

Ví dụ
Penney was joined in the new building by five-and-dime store F.W. Woolworth Co., with both opening their doors in 1955.

The first dime store was so successful that Sam Walton opened a new store, the first Walmart, in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas.

Located at the intersection (giao lộ) of Hixson Pike and Ashland Terrace, Highland Plaza originally had echoes of a downtown shopping district with two five-and-dime stores, two department stores, an auto and housewares (đồ da dụng) store and more.

Joe grew up in Forest and Russiaville, IN. He enjoyed sharing many fond childhood stories which included his sisters Jane and Janice and childhood friends. They included visiting the local dime store to admire the cookie jar, playing practical jokes on his sisters, or visiting the basketball court with friends Harold Orr and Rex Hughes as a teen.

Thu Phương

"Mind the store" nghĩa là gì?

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"Mind the store/shop" nghĩa là (nhờ ai) để ý đến cửa hàng, giúp (chủ khi đi vắng) cửa hàng vận hành bình thường.

Ví dụ
Then he stepped out to make ready for the party, and he asked me to mind the store while he was gone.

When Mike shows up wis' him here, he'll mind the store while we all run across the street for an ice cream soda.

So it was with the store Janie ran with her husband. Janie was expected to mind the store for the occasional customer when groups of men—and sometimes unattached (chưa kết hôn) women—gathered on the store porch (hiên).

She bustled (vội vàng) out, taking Arlette and Fannie with her and leaving me with Hurley, the bartender (nhân viên pha chế), to mind the store. I did a laundry and hung it in the tiny backyard, praying a dust storm wouldn't blow up before the lace on my petticoat (váy lót) was dry.

Thu Phương

Có thật bạn muốn Mỹ tự chủ về hàng y tế?

giáo sư DON BOUDREAUX bảo người dân mỹ tự trả lời 1 số câu hỏi, ví dụ: 
- công ty ở tq hoặc đức phát minh ra thuốc chữa bệnh bạch cầu, thẩm tách thận với giá rẻ hơn thì ko nhập nữa chăng?, 
- và mỹ nhập khẩu tới gần 200 tỷ usd sản phẩm y tế, khiến các công ty (ở các nước) có thể sản xuất số lượng lớn, bán toàn cầu, -> giá thành rẻ hơn, giá bán rẻ hơn, lợi cho người tiêu dùng mỹ...;
3. Suppose that researchers at Sinopharm Group, China’s largest pharmaceutical company, develop – and patent – a blockbuster drug that cures leukemia (bệnh bạch cầu). Should we refuse to import this drug given that importing it would mean that we Americans are no longer self-sufficient in medical supplies? What if a research team at Boehringer Ingelheim, one of Germany’s biggest pharmaceutical firms, invents – and patents – a kidney-dialysis (thẩm tách) machine that sells for half the price of existing machines and cuts each patient’s time on the machine by 75 percent? Should our wish to remain self-sufficient in medical supplies prevent us from importing any of these new machines?

4. In 2019 we Americans imported $193.1 billion worth of medical products. No country imported as much as did ours. Americans’ large volume of such imports, when combined with purchases from the rest of the world, enabled foreign manufacturers to produce, for selling globally, drugs and devices on larger and more-efficient scales than would otherwise have been profitable. Production on these larger scales, in turn, reduces the per-unit costs and prices of many of the drugs that we import.

And so if we were to produce for ourselves all that we now import, our manufacturers will not find it profitable to produce these products on such large scales. The cost to us Americans of producing ourselves all that we now import would thus be higher – likely substantially higher – than the nearly $200 billion that we now annually spend on imported medical supplies.

These higher costs, of course, would raise the prices that Americans pay for health care – a reality that prompts this question: What is the maximum price, in terms of a rise in health care costs, that Americans should be forced to pay for self-sufficiency in the production of medical supplies (or ‘essential’ medical supplies)? Is self-sufficiency worth whatever price we must pay to obtain it? If not, can those who plead for such self-sufficiency give us practical guidance on what is the price beyond which self-sufficiency might no longer be worthwhile?

Phí tổn của Mỹ trong chiến tranh Việt Nam

ngoài 56.000 quân nhân mỹ chết, thì mỹ chi 141 tỷ usd

...Salaries of the 2.6 million servicemen who served in Vietnam over 11‐ years accounted for much of the cost of the Vietnam war, as did the 4,900 helicopters (máy bay trực thăng) and more than 3,700 jets and other American‐made planes lost in the fighting.

American ‐ made military weaponry and equipment valued at more than $2‐billion were in the hands of the South Vietnamese Army before it stopped fighting.

...As of January, 1975, it wan estimated that the Soviet Union and China had provided more than $7.5‐billion in aid to the North Vietnamese, with about 40 per cent being military. But Pentagon officials cautioned that all such estimates are at best rough guesses.

In the period 1967 to 1970, the United States spent successively $22.2‐billion, $26.3‐bil lion, $26.5‐billion and $18.5‐billion.

In the current fiscal year, after sending almost $700‐million in aid to South Vietnam, President Ford was still pressing for additional millions when the end came.

Vì sao Mỹ rút máy bay ném bom khỏi Guam?

trong khi tq ngày càng củng cố sức mạnh quân sự thì mỹ lại rút đi...

cải tổ hải quân? giảm số hàng không mẫu hạm từ 11 xuống còn 9 (giảm 2)
...One theory is that the US base on Guam, which includes Andersen Air Force Base, is vulnerable (dễ bị tổn thương) to missile (tên lửa) or bomber (máy bay ném bom) attacks (vụ tấn công) from China. If true, will the US also pull back from Naval Base Guam, the other major base on the island? And what about US bases on Okinawa, Japan and Korea? Are these bases also vulnerable?

The short answer is that the build-up of China’s military, expansion of its navy, deployment (triển khai) of new strategic (chiến lược) bombers, submarines (tàu ngầm), surface combatants and two aircraft carriers is shifting the region’s balance of power (cân bằng quyền lực). But wouldn’t the logical response be to strengthen the US military posture in East Asia, instead of yanking bombers back to the US?

Part of the US Air Force’s concern is China’s DF-26 missile, sometimes referred to as the “Guam Killer.” The DF-26 is said to be capable of hitting targets up to 5,471 kilometers away with nuclear or conventional warheads (đầu đạn).

If the DF-26 is the real threat, then the next step should be closing Naval base Guam, where the Covid-19 afflicted (làm đau đớn, làm đau buồn, làm ưu phiền, làm khổ sở) US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is now berthed. No such plan has been put forward, at least not yet.

Có thật Mỹ thiếu hàng y tế?

theo Scott Lincicome thì chỉ đọc mỗi số liệu nhập khẩu sẽ là ko có căn cứ, ko mấy ý nghĩa và sai,

ko cần chuyển sản xuất về mỹ, ko cần bảo hộ để resilience,

và chính toàn cầu hóa mới giúp vượt qua dịch bệnh nhanh chóng...
...But isolated import‐​share figures tell us very little about actual “vulnerabilities,” because they omit domestic production and local inventories. According to a new study from the St. Louis Federal Reserve, China supplied almost 30 percent of all imported “essential medical equipment” (hand sanitizer, masks, personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc.) in 2018 but accounted for only 9 percent of total domestic consumption because American producers supplied the vast majority (more than 70 percent) of these products. The U.S. does indeed need better data on pharmaceutical production (something the CARES Act seeks to remedy), but it’s clear that the United States still makes a lot of generic drugs — and even plays host to one of the largest ibuprofen plants in the world (in Texas). So China’s share of imports, without more context, is pretty meaningless.

At the same time, we have massive stockpiles of other critical drugs to prepare for crisis‐​related spikes in demand. When India temporarily banned hydroxychloroquine exports, for example, everyone freaked out because India makes a lot of it. The freakout quickly dissipated (xua tan, làm tiêu tan (bóng tối, mây mù, nỗi lo sợ...)), however, when it was revealed that we already had 31 million doses (donated by multinational drug companies) in the Strategic National Stockpile. State and local governments have since stockpiled 30 million more pills, and local pharmacies have their own inventories. Should hydroxychloroquine turn out to be a miracle drug (please consult your doctor!), it looks like we’ll be just fine, regardless of what India does next.

...Moreover, there is a thick historical record showing that protectionism, in whatever form, fails to produce a lean, thriving, and innovative domestic industry. Instead, past cases such as steel tariffs and Jones Act shipping restrictions show that government efforts to protect industries deemed “essential” to national security result not only in foreign retaliation and higher consumer costs but also in bankruptcies, layoffs, lower domestic output (e.g., fewer ships), and a small cadre of politically connected zombie companies whose overcompensated executives divert corporate resources from innovation and efficiency to lobbying and executive (not worker) pay. That’s precisely what you don’t want from an industry making life‐​saving pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

On the other hand, there is ample evidence that “globalization” (i.e., the free flow of goods, services, capital, and information) has been an absolute blessing for the medical field and, thus, humanity — well beyond simply cheap PPE and generic drugs. Today, doctors and researchers from around the world work together to cure diseases that once killed hundreds of thousands of people each year. And it’s just this type of collaboration that might help to beat the current pandemic: as recently documented by the Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards, “globally, dozens of biotech and pharmaceutical companies are rushing to develop vaccines and treatments for covid‐​19 using a diversity of approaches.” Some of this might even involve (gasp!) China, as the Martin Sandbu of the Financial Times notes: “Within weeks of the new coronavirus’s emergence, Chinese scientists had sequenced its genome and shared their knowledge with the entire world.” Sandbu rightly adds that such a move “was made possible by our unprecedented degree of globalisation of technology, knowledge and communication, which in turn had piggybacked on expanding economic exchange.” Indeed.

Buồn ghê

nhật bản cắt bỏ 100.000 bông hoa tulip để người dân ko tụ tập (sợ lây nhiễm virus corona)
Japan cuts down 100,000 tulips to discourage (làm mất hết can đảm, làm chán nản, làm ngã lòng, làm nản lòng; can ngăn) people from gathering to admire them amid fears of spreading coronavirus

Typically, thousands of the bright flowers blanket fields in the city of Sakura, east of Tokyo, drawing tourists eager to glimpse (nhìn lướt qua, nhìn thoáng qua; thoáng thấy) them in full bloom (nở hoa, ra hoa; tuổi thanh xuân; thời kỳ rực rỡ, thời kỳ tươi đẹp nhất).

But as the country embraces social distancing measures (các biện pháp giãn cách xã hội) to wrestle (vật, đánh vật) the epidemic (bệnh dịch), officials decided to mow the beds so they would no longer be an attraction.

They also pulled the plug on (ngưng, ngừng) the annual tulip festival (lễ hội hoa tulip hằng năm) at the gardens of Sakura Furusato Hiroba.

"Soldier of fortune" nghĩa là gì?

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"Soldier of fortune" -> nghĩa là người lính chiến đấu để được trả tiền chứ không vì đất nước của họ, lính đánh thuê.

Ví dụ
Fortebraccio Pikemen (Tier 4) are cavalry (kị binh) killers that take their name from their fallen captain Mastino Fortebracci, a legendary soldier of fortune.

Hemsworth fulfills (hoàn thành) his duties as a roughened soldier of fortune who will not stop aerating craniums until his mission is complete, throwing Rake’s body into physically taxing scenarios without skipping an exhaustive beat.

Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders (cướp bóc) ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed (chôn vùi) under the desert for thousands of years.

Ngọc Lân

"Clean your clock" nghĩa là gì?

Kiểu này về thế nào cũng ăn đòn. Photo courtesy: Josh Sniffen

"Clean someone's clock" = lau chùi đồng hồ -> đánh bại người khác, thắng cuộc đấu. Vì đồng hồ có mặt nên khi "clean your clock" có nghĩa là bị đánh vào mặt.

ví dụ
Whatever happens, I’m gratified (hài lòng) that my daughters and millions of other young people could watch a tough, smart, prepared and not-young professional woman take on a bombastic (khoa trương), powerful man — and clean his clock when the stakes (tiền cược) couldn’t have been higher.

Fighter Kirby throws powerful punches that can really clean your clock. It is an ability that was first seen in Kirby Super Star for the SNES. The fighting form has become one of Kirby’s most popular and often used abilities appearing in numerous titles and anime episodes. The statue depicts Kirby with the iconic Fighter headband as he is in the middle of launching a huge blast of energy in a single swift kick.

At nine years old, he was the best player I’d ever seen. I’d take him to play pickup [football] and he and I would play two-versus-two against talented men and clean their clocks. He could read the game and space like no kid I’d ever seen. He was better than Alphonso at finding space, he could dance with that ball like a ballerina and he was a great kid too. Respectful, smart and hardworking.”

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Pull a prank" nghĩa là gì?

"Set up shop" nghĩa là gì?

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"Set up shop" nghĩa là bắt đầu công việc làm ăn, kinh doanh.

Ví dụ
Riot Games to set up shop in Singapore with new studio addition.

In Northland and Chadstone Shopping Centres, healthcare workers have reportedly set up shop and have started testing (xét nghiệm) the public.

In the US, NYC has already closed off 100 miles of roads to traffic for more walking space, and some municipalities (thành phố tự trị) are letting restaurants set up shop in empty parking lots.

Going from in store to online doesn’t have to be daunting (khó khăn). Shops like Editorial Boutique are living proof (bằng chứng sống) that setting up a successful online shop can be done easily, with great results and without losing touch with your customers (khách hàng) and community (cộng động).

Thu Phương

"Shop around" nghĩa là gì?

Cân nhắc kỹ trước khi mua. Photo by Maurício Mascaro from Pexels

"Shop around (something)" hoặc "shop (something) around" nghĩa là xem xét kỹ lưỡng để tìm hàng hoá có chất lượng tốt nhất (hoặc dịch vụ tốt nhất..) hoặc thương lượng giá cả.

Ví dụ
Kiwis encouraged (khuyến khích) to 'shop around' and 'support local' delivery services.

Australians hoping to get a flu shot (tiêm phòng cúm) are having to shop around after a spike in demand (nhu cầu) linked to coronavirus fears.

Our gas comes from the same fuel depot (kho nhiên liệu) as Lexington's. I paid $1.37 a gallon. I guess it pays to shop around. — Ken McAlister.

For each individual, safe foods differ. For Birchall, they are yogurt and dairy products. Because the lockdown sparked panic-buying (hoảng loạn mua sắm) and stockpiling (dự trữ) across the UK, she says she has been unable to find any at her usual store. That means she has to shop around, which "triggers" (kích hoạt) her anxiety (lo lắng), she says.

Thu Phương

"Shop till you drop" nghĩa là gì?

Mua sắm đến chết. :D Photo by Shinobu from Pexels

"Shop till one drop" nghĩa là mua sắm cho tới khi bạn cảm thấy mệt mỏi và không thể bước quanh các cửa hiệu thêm nữa.

Ví dụ
You can certainly shop till you drop! There are many unique stores, offering everything from souvenirs (đồ lưu niệm) to art & fashion.

Americans are nervous (lo lắng). The risk is that if we shop till we drop. The virus could resurge (hồi sinh) and the deaths would pile up (chồng chất).

Both malls have an impressively versatile (linh hoạt) roster of retail (bán lẻ) outlines where you can shop ‘til you drop, as well as restaurant offerings, from swanky upscale (thượng lưu) dining to casual food courts and dessert spots.

The end of the Skywalker Saga has passed, but if you’re still into events from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there is no reason to have a dull (đờ dẫn) and dreary (buồn tẻ) at home during Star Wars Day, aka “May The 4th” this year. Sure, you might not be able to celebrate it with friends and family, but you can still shop till you drop over at Hasbro’s Star Wars Day Sale over at Lazada.

Thu Phương

"Keep your shop and your shop will keep you" nghĩa là gì?

Nếu chưa từng cố gắng, thì thành công thậm chí còn chưa bắt đầu. Photo by David HERAULT from Pexels

"Keep your shop and your shop will keep you" nghĩa là nếu bạn cố gắng làm việc (điều hành doanh nghiệp...) thì doanh nghiệp của bạn sẽ có đủ lợi nhuận để hỗ trợ bạn, nói cách khác bỏ ra nhiều công sức sẽ nhận được kết quả tốt.

Ví dụ
Keep your shop well and then your shop will keep you. For it sometimes happens that the eye of a master will do more work than both his hands, and more especially if his head be any reasonable (hợp lý) length. 

I would earnestly recommend this adage (ngạn ngữ) to every mechanic (thợ máy) in London, “ Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you." A strict observance (tuân theo) of these words will, I am sure, in time, gain them estates (tài sản).

However, let this be as it may, it would suit these gentlemen much better to put in practice that plain maxim (châm ngôn đơn giản), by which their ancestors (tổ tiên) grew rich, keep your shop, and your shop will keep you, than to rail at the times.

Sir William Turner, that valuable citizen, has left behind him a most excellent rule, and couched (diễn đạt) it in a very few words, suited to the meanest capacity (năng lực kém cỏi nhất). He would say, “Keep your shop, and your shop will keep you .”

Thu Phương

"Chop shop" nghĩa là gì?

Cửa hàng trong diện khả nghi. Photo by Mike from Pexels

"Chop shop" là nơi bán những phụ tùng, xe cộ bị đánh cắp.

Ví dụ
Denver man accused (buộc tội) of running chop shop responsible (chịu trách nhiệm) for more than $300,000 in stolen vehicles
Three men were arrested (bắt giữ) Thursday after the Victoria Police Department shut down a “bicycle chop shop” near Beacon Hill Park.

Grass Valley police detectives (thám tử) investigating (điều tra) a stolen truck served a warrant (lệnh bắt giữ) on a suspected (nghi ngờ) “chop shop” Thursday, Lt. Joe Matteoni said.
A total of 32 stolen vehicles valued at almost half a million dollars were recovered (thu hồi) from a chop shop in Phelan and the suspect remains at large, officials said.

Thu Phương

"Live over the shop" nghĩa là gì?

Tiết kiệm đủ đường. Photo by Proxyclick Visitor Management System from Pexels

"Live over the shop" = sống tại cửa hàng -> nghĩa là nơi làm việc và nơi ở là một.

Ví dụ
He stays with the old ways, and the old customers. He and mother live over the store.

Even when he got married he persuaded (thuyết phục) his new wife to live over the shop.

Living over the shop is not an unmixed blessing (phước lành) for Archbishops, or always perhaps for the staff who work there, and whether or not the latter also live on the premises (khuôn viên). Work cannot easily be left behind.

Me, I had to go back with my parents to work in the grocery (cửa hàng tạp hóa) and to live up top. It is hard and I was so tired. We all live over the shop, my mother, my father and my grandmother together with me and my children.

Thu Phương

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