Journey in Life: 05/24/20

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Grease the skids" nghĩa là gì?

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"Grease the skids" = bôi trơn má phanh -> nghĩa là làm cho mọi việc trở nên dễ dàng thuận tiện để đạt được thành công.

Ví dụ
The companies hope to grease the skids of digital commerce (thương mại) in the game, so that both players and the companies can make money from a new form of monetization built around user commerce.

“The rural co-ops have the right of ways that would ease the installation of fiber (vật liệu),” Mizell said. “The intent of the bill was to grease the skids.” Her Senate Bill 407 would allow broadband companies to string fiber along the co-op’s poles on easements that were negotiated and installed decades ago.

You can already kind of see it at the federal level where they’re talking about a $2 trillion infrastructure (cơ sở hạ tầng) program. The opportunity in this crisis will be in building a sustainable and resilient infrastructure that doesn’t just put people back to work but builds a transportation system that doesn’t grease the skids to climate catastrophe (thảm họa).

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"Use some elbow grease" nghĩa là gì?

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"Use some elbow grease" -> nghĩa là nỗ lực, cố gắng làm việc, thường là khi lau chùi, kì cọ.

Ví dụ
Duncanson said a person should not be timid (rụt rè) or impatient (nóng vội) when cleaning and sanitizing (vệ sinh). Use some ‘elbow grease’ when cleaning an area and allow time for it dry.

I learned that when you need them most, suppliers won’t give you much attention. So, gaining momentum (sức đẩy, đà) is that much harder. You’ve got to use some elbow grease and build relationships over time to gain some advantage in the market.

Together they coordinate (phối hợp) their efforts and use some elbow grease and a clever strategy to remove a large boulder (tảng đá) in a promising nook of the raging creek. What lays beneath it will blow you away.

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