Journey in Life: 06/06/20

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sinh nhật chị Đào Hà

 Bài trước: Sinh nhật Bảo Vân

"Take a fancy to" nghĩa là gì?

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"Take a fancy to (someone or something)" nghĩa là say mê, thích thú điều gì.

Ví dụ
I don't see any harm in hoping that he'll take a fancy to her. But if you really think it won't do to mix the two things, I advise you not to take Mr. Corey into the business.

As my friend says it is the thrill (rung động) of the chase, and if they take a fancy to you, or take a fancy to someone they will follow you around for hours, I should say.

Left-back (hậu vệ trái) has been an issue for the west London side this season with Lampard not really taking a fancy to Marcos Alonso or Emerson, so it was expected the club would move for Chilwell. The only issue is his price.

If Zeus neglects (bỏ bê) his wife Hera and goes about raping any young woman he takes a fancy to, greek males who honor him can ignore marital responsibilities (trách nhiệm hôn nhân) and give free rein to their own sexual urges (ham muốn).

Thu Phương

"Suit my fancy" nghĩa là gì?

Yum yum. Photo by ready made from Pexels

"Suit (one's) fancy" nghĩa là đáp ứng, phù hợp với mong muốn.

Ví dụ
Stuff I Eat’s all-vegan and primarily organic dishes are full of nutrients and satisfying seasonings (gia vị). From Tofu Tacos and Lava Burritos to Soul Food Platters and Nachos, there’s bound to be a dish that’ll suit your fancy!

Vegetarian (ăn chay) and vegan fare is this spot’s specialty (đặc sản). Whether you’re needing a pastry (bánh ngọt) fix, you want to hydrate with some fresh and flavourful juices, or you’ve got a hankering (khao khát) for some bright fruit and vegetables, this spot has something healthy that’ll suit your fancy.

Personally speaking, I rarely over-indulge (ăn quá nhiều) in obviously sweet foods, but I can come off the rails big time with pasta, potatoes, rice, bread, and other less obvious sugar-spiking carbs (cacbohydrat ). When it comes to what I eat. I’m a bender of rules to suit my fancy, a self-deceiver (tự lừa dối), if you like.

Thu Phương

"Fancy meeting you here" nghĩa là gì?

Thật tuyệt vì chúng ta đã gặp được nhau. Photo by Trung Nguyen from Pexels

"Fancy meeting/seeing you here!" nghĩa là thật bất ngờ khi gặp ai ở đây.

Ví dụ
'Aha, you crumb (đê tiện)!' he said. “Fancy meeting you here! You used to step on me, but now I've got you under my foot.”

Well hello there, June. Fancy meeting you here. Summer is upon us, Cochrane. I hope everyone is doing well and slowly getting back to some type of normal.

Once Hains walked herself to her betrothed (chồng chưa cưới) along a path strewn with white petals (cánh hoa) , he said, “Fancy meeting you here. Let’s get married!”

'Wow, fancy seeing you here,' he says tightly, in a way that says there's no 'fancy' about it. 'You too,' I say curtly (cộc lốc), still striding out. I feel like we're speaking in break-up language.

Thu Phương

"Fancy your chances" nghĩa là gì?

You can do it! Photo by Retha Ferguson from Pexels

"Fancy (one's) chances" nghĩa là tự tin rằng, cho rằng mình sẽ thành công.

Ví dụ
After his starring role in promotion last season, Gauld may well fancy his chances of impressing the French club and earning a move to a top five league.

If you fancy your chances to guess the promotion contenders (đối thủ) in the Championship this season, check out soccer betting odds (tỷ lệ cá cược).

With the inconsistent (mâu thuẫn) form of those above Bremen, including Frankfurt, who can't be deemed safe just yet, they'll now fancy their chances of survival.

The Blues may yet fancy their chances of finishing above Leicester in the table as they sit just five points behind the out-of-form (kém) Foxes and this meeting at Stamford Bridge is likely to be pivotal (mấu chốt) in their push to finish Frank Lampard's debut season in the west London helm as high as possible.

Thu Phương

"Whenever the fancy takes" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy dành cho mình khoảng thời gian làm mọi thứ mình muốn. Photo by Bianca Gonçalves from Pexels

"Whenever/as the fancy takes (one)" nghĩa là bất cứ khi nào bạn muốn hoặc cảm thấy bắt buộc phải làm gì.

Ví dụ
Instead, I hope that they will dip into it whenever the fancy takes them, perhaps as a bedside book or over a cup of coffee.

The idea of simply setting off into the sunset to cruise (đi chơi biển) wherever and whenever the fancy takes you, has a certain romantic appeal.

His name is Burrows, Thomas Alfred Burrows, appropriately called “Target”, though for a different reason they tell me. A tall tough man with a glass eye or black patch (miếng che mắt) as the fancy takes him.

While you can do the route in either direction, all the views are going to be on the left hand side of the road if you do it clockwise (chiều kim đồng hồ), which is going to make it a lot easier to pull up whenever the fancy takes you.

Thu Phương

"A passing fancy" nghĩa là gì?

Cô B đi rồi thì kiếm cô C, cô D. Việc gì phải buồn. Photo by Andrew Neel from Pexels

"A passing fancy" nghĩa là điều gây chú ý/thu hút trong chốc lát, sự hấp dẫn thoáng qua.

Ví dụ
COVID-19 blowback (phản ứng tiêu cực) and social unrest (bất ổn xã hội) will not be a passing fancy.

Whether you’re someone who has something important to say, a tip to show off, or some products to talk about, video blogging has likely become more than a passing fancy, and something you do regularly.

You have to make your career. You cannot afford to waste your precious time crying after someone who has dumped (đá, bỏ rơi) you. Have some self-respect and don’t call her again. B was just a passing fancy and you will get over her soon. Good luck!

These measures are a necessity for safety and protection. This is not a passing fancy, you don’t get cool points for disregarding (xem thường) these safety measures, and you cannot “un-get” COVID-19, but you can certainly adapt to the environment to avoid this contagion (lây nhiễm).

Thu Phương

"For Christ's sake" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels

"For Christ's sake" -> câu chửi thề cho thấy sự bực tức, cáu gắt hoặc bất ngờ.

Ví dụ
Disappointed…I’m an Englishman..fantastic effort by the team but for christ’s sake how much effort does it take to smile and acknowledge (nhận biết) the fans who welcomed them?! England rugby team let us down here.

The time a distinguished (đàng hoàng) literary editor roared, "OH FOR CHRIST'S SAKE GET A MOVE ON" at yet another endless and endlessly boring awards ceremony. I make no apologies for this.

"'For Christ's sake, don't say that,' I told him. 'He'll need to be good to be better than Rooney.' "Martin was adamant (cứng rắn)." In the end, United acted. Believing they required more flair in the middle of the park they signed Anderson for an undisclosed (giữu kín) fee, believing to be close to £20million.

Ngọc Lân

"Claim a life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Santiago Lacarta

"Claim a life" = đòi mạng -> nghĩa là lấy đi tính mạng của ai/kết cục dẫn đến cái chết của ai.

Ví dụ
Thiel said these two are the biggest of the dozens of fires around the region in the last 24 to 48 hours. "The best way to have a fire not claim a life or damage property is to not have a fire," he said. "We really hope that people will think about what they're doing."

The Middlesex London Health Unit said Friday’s lone newly confirmed case brings the total number since the pandemic (đại dịch) began to 549. There were no additional deaths reported in the past 24 hours, only the second day this week in which the virus didn’t claim a life in London or Middlesex County. The area’s death toll remains at 56.

Right now we are facing a choice between more or less drastic measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, a virus which, at time of writing, has yet to claim a life under 10, and claims very few lives under 30, with the risk rising exponentially with age. We are putting in place measures that will lead to malnutrition (suy dinh dưỡng) and starvation (chết đói, thiếu ăn) for millions of people, and for these horrors, children and especially infants (trẻ thơ, đứa bé dưới 7 tuổi) are the most at risk. And very many of those infants are born, and will die, in Africa.

Ka Tina

"Slim chance" nghĩa là gì?

Nếu có gió thổi thì tỉ lệ rơi là bao nhiêu? Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

'Slim chance' = cơ hội mỏng manh, ít ỏi.

Ví dụ
San Antonio man recovers from COVID-19 after being given slim chance of survival

Our friend Allan Keiter over at 270toWin, the election tracking site, passes on an interesting note: There’s a slim chance that Georgia could clinch (thắng) the Democratic presidential nomination (bổ nhiệm) for Joe Biden with its much-delayed presidential primary on Tuesday.

The steamy (bốc hơi, nhiều hơi nước) conditions continue today as temperatures reach the upper 90s and some even in the triple digits. Spotty showers are likely out west tonight. Most of these showers will only be the garden variety with a slim chance of a severe storm.

Indeed, the view that stocks are defying (không tuân theo, bất chấp) gravity and will fall to earth is probably the right one. But a slim chance exists that equities (vốn sở hữu) are entering a new era of super-high valuations (định giá), and not just for a couple of years—a trademark of past bubbles—but as an enduring new normal.

Bích Nhàn

"Trim your sails" nghĩa là gì?

Dong buồm lên và ra khơi Photo by Jacub Gomez from Pexels

'Trim your sails' = xoay buồm theo hướng gió -> thay đổi để thích nghi với tình huống, môi trường mới; giảm chi tiêu.

Ví dụ
“I’m aware some institutions are holding back from investing, but there are others that see good quality opportunities, so it just depends how you trim your sails.

“The AFL and all the clubs are trying to trim their sails to ensure that the competition comes out of this. But our priorities (ưu tiên) are the health of our communities, both those we employ and our supporters, in particular our staff to help them through this challenge.‘’’

This month they’ve been sharing their expertise (ý kiến chuyên môn, sự thành thạo) with us on how to helm (lái tàu) in big seas, upwind and downwind, in strong winds and lighter breezes, how to trim your sails as the conditions change, and how to keep the boat moving whatever the sea’s mood (p38).

Bích Nhàn

"Change of life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Julia Caesar

"Change of life" = sự thay đổi trong cuộc sống -> nghĩa là thời kỳ mãn kinh.

Ví dụ
I should think many a woman's experience of the change of life would be a whole lot easier if their nearest and dearest were entirely on board.

With the modern assumption (sự cho rằng, giả thuyết) that menopause (sự mãn kinh) is a “change of life” to be dreaded (kinh sợ), managed and treated.

This “change of life” is more than just a collection of stereotypical symptoms (triệu chứng khuôn sáo) that many women experience. Rather, it’s akin to (giống với, có liên quan với) a second puberty (tuổi dậy thì), where women commence (mở đầu, khởi đầu) the process of ceasing cyclic bleeding and embark on a different way of being. Midwife and author Jane Hardwicke Collings says the first thing to know is that it’s not a condition to be diagnosed (được chẩn đoán), nor a disease to be fixed.

Ka Tina

"A coin flip" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Yucel Moran on Unsplash

"A coin flip" = tung đồng xu -> nghĩa là tình huống có hai trường hợp xảy ra, thường đối lập nhau, được quyết định theo may rủi.

Ví dụ
It turns out, if you want to be happy with your choice, relying on (dựa vào) the coin flip is the way to go. One of the authors of Freakonomics, and a University at Chicago economist Steven Levitt found that when it comes to big, life-changing decisions, people are happier with the choices they made based on a coin flip than any other method.

Making decisions based on the flip of a coin could help you live a happier life, according to a study. Researchers found that those who make choices using a coin toss are more likely to go ahead with the decision, are more satisfied (mãn nguyện) and have higher overall happiness six month down the line.

It’s kind of a coin flip. One year it could be you don’t have as many athletes and then the next year you get a surplus (dư thừa, nhưng ý ở đây là có rất nhiều) of athletes. I still think we’re going to coach as hard as we can and try to get the best out of the kids. We have really great kids.

Ngọc Lân

"To coin a phrase" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Virgil Cayasa on Unsplash

"To coin a phrase" có từ coin là tạo ra, đặt ra -> cụm từ này được dùng theo cách mỉa mai khi giới thiệu lời nhận xét sáo rỗng, tầm thường.

Ví dụ
Shame on us. We need to throw the bastards (lũ khốn) out, to coin a phrase. We need new leaders. We need progressive tax rates. We need legislation (nhà lập pháp) to restore the voice of workers.

There's where the danger lies: where the ideal (lý tưởng) of retrofitting (trang bị thêm) the Internet with quality of service can make anyone lose, to coin a phrase, its edge.

“The proposal for a 7-storey new building is over-development of the site.” He added: “To coin a phrase, this is over-the-top for this part of Colchester. Too much, too high.”

Ngọc Lân

"Can't do something to save your life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by siano Psomas

"Can't (do something) to save (one's) life" = không thể làm gì để cứu lấy sự sống -> câu tiếng lóng này nghĩa là bạn hoàn toàn không thể làm tốt việc gì cả.

Ví dụ
"I can't do it to save my life. If I was stranded (mắc cạn) on a desert island and the only way to get off was to create a pretty UI I would die there," he joked.

If you don't know how to study, or have a hard time getting yourself to do homework: Get a friend to buddy with. My ADHD a** can't study to save my life, but if my friend is in the room concentrating on that sh*t, I feel like I don't want to be left out, and I'll buckle down (khởi sự làm điều gì, bắt tay vào làm điều gì) so we're on the same page.

The women have a close bond that Roy cannot fathom (tìm hiểu, thăm dò). Manasi, on days when her cook Raju isn't around, would call up Rohit's mother for help. Instead of understanding this dynamic, or possibly feeling left out, Rohit says, "When Raju doesn't come, she freaks out (sợ hãi, sốc). But she won't go do something on her own." Never mind that he can't cook to save his life.

Ka Tina

"Nine to five job" nghĩa là gì?

"Nine to five job" = công việc làm từ 9 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều -> công việc nhàm chán, không có gì mới mẻ.

Ví dụ
After quitting her nine-to-five job in mass media (truyền thông đại chúng) marketing, Ashwini decided to explore organic and natural ingredients to produce handmade soaps and eventually launched Sunshine Elements in 2018. This is also because she experienced skin pigmentation (da không đều màu) and rashes (phát ban) because of harsh (thô ráp) soaps during pregnancy.

With multiple sectors being affected and investor wealth at record lows, having a nine-to-five job may give you a false sense of comfort. When you choose to or are forced to be a freelancer, you take away that illusion (áo tưởng) (or that illusion is taken away from you). This awareness tends to push you to innovate, work smarter, and think differently than the way you’ve been used to thinking. The important thing to know here is that uncertainty needn’t always be a bad thing.

Bawang’s entire operation is just me—from creating the weekly menus to taking orders, shopping at Costco, Loblaws and Chinatown all masked and gloved up, cooking, packaging and delivering meals as many as three times per week. I wrap each lumpia, which are Filipino spring rolls, by hand, so there are times when I’m up until 4 a.m. because I have to make hundreds of them. After a couple hours of sleep, I get up at 6:30 a.m. to start prepping (dọn hàng), cooking and driving all over the city, sometimes not getting home until 10 p.m. It’s a lot more demanding than my previous nine-to-five job, and at the end of each day, I feel tired but satisfied.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "A nine days' wonder" nghĩa là gì?

"A nine days' wonder" nghĩa là gì?

Còn ai nhớ tui không? Photo courtesy: David Thompson

"A nine days' wonder" = kỳ quan 9 ngày -> một vật hay sự kiện gây hứng thú chỉ trong thời gian ngắn rồi bị quên lãng.

Ví dụ
Sri Ma went on giving her full attention to all questions raised in her presence, mostly adverse (chống đối) and repetitive (lặp đi lặp lại), till the nine days wonder began to lose its hold on the imagination of people.

“CSP Eyoh’s tactical (chiến thuật) decision , moves and play to bring the situation under control were commendable (đáng tuyên dương) but this was a nine days wonder as his sudden transfer worsen the situation which remained unabated (không giảm sút).”

Right from the start the tournament became a gigantic tease (khiêu khích) for French clubs. Stade de Reims went into the first edition with high hopes, especially as England’s far-sighted (lo xa) Football League Management Committee prevented Chelsea from taking part on the grounds that the enterprise was “something of a joke and, at best, a nine days’ wonder”. Aberdeen also opted out (rút lui) so Scotland were represented by Hibernian, one of the teams beaten by Reims as the French champions swept into the 1956 final, handily staged in Paris.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "One of those days" nghĩa là gì?

"Knock him for six" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: Allan Benson

"Knock someone for six" có từ "six" nghĩa là 6 điểm trong môn cricket mà việc này rất hiếm và rất xuất sắc -> gây sốc hoặc làm người khác tức giận.

Ví dụ
He'd done it again, she realised in amazement - with just a few choice words he'd knocked her for six.

I’m good now! I came down with Covid on 16 March and was unwell for about ten days with mild and rotten (rất khó chịu) symptoms, but seemed to recover and then was unwell again and that time the symptoms knocked me for six. In total, I was ill for around 24 days with a small break in the middle.

I saw that live as a kid at an all ages show and it completely blew my mind. My friend Lee also bought me the first Clash record for my birthday in high school and it just knocked me for 6. The documentary Hype opened a lot of doors (mang đến nhiều cơ hội) for me too. My best friends and I started playing punk rock covers around the age of 15/16, we played the Meanies 10% Weird at my brothers 21st in our backyard. That was inspiring to me for sure.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "In two shakes" nghĩa là gì?

"Bring back to life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Michaela

"Bring (someone or something) back to life" = lấy lại sự sống -> nghĩa là tái sinh, tu sửa, cải thiện lại cái gì; cứu sống/tiếp thêm năng lượng cho ai.

Ví dụ
While spot treating sometimes does the trick if you act fast enough or the stain isn't too severe, it's never guaranteed you can bring it back to life.

“Our love for the vintage, working side by side, being able to be creative and wanting to build something and bring it back to life was always there from the beginning,” says Gallego. “We’re very grateful that we can share our passion for vintage campers with others and help them create fun memories as they embark on their own adventures.”

So the kids put the Roz puzzle back together and bring her to the site of her and Harvey’s first kiss. As long as Harvey swears he’ll never kiss her again, his true love can bring her back to life. The only problem, as I have been saying and as Aphrodite confirms, is these two have no real chemistry and Harvey is obviously not in love with Roz. The spell is a bust. Meanwhile he and Sabrina have a little chat about how she never had sex with Nick; her hand brushes Harvey’s and I write in my notes do NOT get these two back together, they are EXCESSIVELY BORING and this is a show full of SMOKIN HOT SHIRTLESS WARLOCKS and Brina needs to LIVE like the QUEEN she has become!! I will NOT SHIP. Anyway, Robin suggests an alternative (có thể thay thế) to Aphrodite: Circe, whose hands have the power to transform (biến đổi) anyone into anything.

Ka Tina

"Seize an opportunity to" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng lợi dụng để hôi của! Photo by Aloïs Moubax from Pexels

"Seize an opportunity (to do something)" nghĩa là tận dụng cơ hội để làm gì.

Ví dụ
We have been planning for this work for as long as I’ve been here and before. But what this does though is it affirms (khẳng định) that we’ve got allies and champions and partners that we’re going to be able to access in new and different ways. To have your players involved is a huge acceleration (gia tốc) point. That’s what is different about this moment. We’ve got to seize the opportunity.

As governments design stimulus measures (biện pháp kích thích) for economies hit by the Covid-19 crisis, they should seize the opportunity of historically low oil prices to redirect some of the half a trillion dollars spent annually supporting fossil fuels (nhiên liệu hóa thạc) into sustainable investments (đầu tư bền vững) including low-carbon energy, according to the OECD and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Less than a year later, with the world's attention captured by images of U.S. authorities using tear gas (hơi cay), pepper spray (xịt hơi cay) and rubber bullets (đạn cao su) to crack down (trấn áp) on protesters against racism and police brutality (tàn bạo), China and other U.S. rivals have seized the opportunity to highlight U.S. domestic turbulence (hỗn loạn) and accuse (cáo buộc) Washington of hewing to double standards (tiêu chuẩn kép).

Thu Phương

"Breathe new life into" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Toa Heftiba

"Breathe new life into (someone or something)" = truyền sức sống mới vào -> nghĩa là tái sinh/đem lại sức sống mới vào cái xám xịt, cũ kĩ hoặc cải thiện điều gì bằng cách đưa ra sự thay đổi/ý tưởng mới vào để thú vị hơn.

Ví dụ
"GUAM can be made a serious alliance (khối liên minh) and association to discuss important trade and economic issues. We need to breathe new life into this organization," the president of Ukraine emphasized in a conversation.

While the Wahgnion mine added upwards of 130 000 ozpa of gold (over the first five years) to Teranga’s production profile, it is the recent US$380 million Massawa acquisition (sự giành được, thu được) that will breathe new life into the Sabodala operation, which after 11 years of production has produced over 2 Moz of gold and retains the title of Senegal’s largest gold producer.

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the province, country and the world at large, as so many of us have pressed pause on routines, plans, businesses and even our short-term goals. What is just as important as keeping you and your loved one safe amid this unprecedented crisis, is remembering that this is temporary. Life will, eventually, start to regain some normalcy, and we’ll be able to breathe new life into goals that we previously put on hold.

Ka Tina

"The Land of Opportunity" nghĩa là gì?

Mỹ tự do? Mỹ bình đẳng? Mỹ đáng sống? Photo by Sean Valentine from Pexels

"The Land of Opportunity" = miền đất hứa -> nghĩa là nơi sản sinh nhiều cơ hội (kiếm tiền, phát triển...). Cụm từ cũng được dùng để miêu tả nước Mỹ, nơi mang đến cơ hội đổi đời đối với nhiều người. Trước đây, cụm từ cũng được dùng làm nickname của bang Arkansas từ 1947 - 1995.

Ví dụ
Since the first flour mills sprung up (xuất hiện) on the banks of the Mississippi River in the 1800s, Minneapolis has been seen as the land of opportunity, a place of innovation (đổi mới). The stately homes along the Chain of Lakes showcase the wealth of the city, which often tops lists for the best places to live.

“I came to the United States as a child from another country,” Kinney said, “and this is the land of opportunity. I saw my parents start businesses ... many people start businesses. So I have three children and (ECDI) is my fourth child. ... Our work right now is more critical than ever, to save as many businesses as possible, to start as many new businesses as possible.”

American society includes the expectation that we are a nation of laws that apply equally to everyone. The United States is said to be the land of opportunity. The story that binds us as a nation is that anyone can succeed if they put in the effort. This success is possible because we are a nation of laws that set an equal playing field for all, regardless of their station (địa vị) in life, their place of birth or the color of their skin. That’s the story of American society.

Thu Phương

"Take the opportunity" nghĩa là gì?

Quan trọng là có tốt nghiệp được không chứ lễ không có cũng không sao. :D Photo by Godisable Jacob from Pexels

"Take the opportunity (to do something)" nghĩa là tận dụng/lợi dụng cơ hội có được.

Ví dụ
My attention isn’t just on women in the industry, however. I hope I inspire (truyền cảm hứng) the next generation of leaders in government to look beyond their work with their employer and take the opportunity to serve their industry through board service.

Yet we expect that after recovering from the COVID- 19 crisis, renewable energy (năng lượng tái tạo) will be in focus again. Therefore, the slowing down of alternative energy activity is a period of learning to adapt to the changes under the new normal living. Certainly, the energy sector should take this opportunity to development the digital-driven age with its use of technology (công nghệ) and innovation (đổi mới).

Unfortunately, graduations are yet another rite (lễ) of passage that have been drastically altered (thay đổi mạnh) by the ongoing pandemic — one of a series of milestones that the Class of 2020 have been forced to adjust (điều chỉnh) or abandon (từ bỏ) for the sake of public health. So, as their high school career comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to directly address the Class of 2020 and offer them whatever wisdom I can to help them continue to succeed.

Thu Phương

"Opportunity knocks but once at every man's door" nghĩa là gì?

"Cơ hội ngàn lần có một đó sếp." Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels

"Opportunity knocks but once (at every man's door)" nghĩa là cơ hội tuyệt vời thường chỉ gặp một lần.

Ví dụ
The keynote of the whole poem is that opportunity knocks but once at each man's door. A more modern writer has declared that it is ridiculous (nực cười) to say that opportunity knocks but once at each man's door.

It is said that Miss Opportunity knocks but once at any man's door. If the same miss knocked at Fred's door she must have had mittens (bao tay) or boxing gloves on, for Fred never heard her. Was Fred discouraged (nản lòng)? Certainly not.

I want you to understand that opportunity is now knocking at your door. You know that opportunity knocks but once at every man's door. The Black Star Line is the biggest industrial and commercial undertaking of the Negro of the Twentieth Century.

If you have good habits and know the importance of customer satisfaction (hài lòng của khách hàng), you can likely qualify for a Duraclean dealership (nhượng quyền) . It's been said, "Opportunity knocks but once at every man's door." This could be that one rare opportunity in your life.

Thu Phương

"Jump at the opportunity" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng bỏ lỡ cơ hội về team chúng tôi. Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels

"Jump/leap at the opportunity (to do something)" = nhảy vào cơ hội -> nghĩa là chấp nhận, không bỏ lỡ cơ hội.

Ví dụ
JAMIE MacDONALD admits he would jump at the opportunity to return to Hearts following his Kilmarnock exit.

Townes said he jumped at the opportunity to play. When Townes asked if the team was complete, Lorbach mentioned they needed a forward who was good at shooting. Townes suggested his Final Four running mate Ingram.

No, seriously, when Lee told me to write something about the mag and my relationship, I jumped at the opportunity. It was the first time in almost 17 years of on-and-off writing here that I was told I could write without a limit to my word count.

The experience and expertise (chuyên môn) we bring indeed are highly valuable to existing and emerging companies in countless other fields. So…I jumped at an opportunity to apply these skills toward a role in the financial services industry (ngành dịch vụ tài chính).

Thu Phương

"Bet my life" nghĩa là gì?

"Bet (one's) life" = cược cả tính mạng -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn chắc chắn điều gì đó sẽ xảy ra đến nổi cược cả tính mạng/sự sống cho việc đó.

Ví dụ
It felt good to bet my life on something so simple yet fascinating as a migrating songbird (chim sẻ di cư). Sometimes in spring, however, all bets are off.

Lupe could kind of understand how it must feel, having spent much of her life being shuttled between Vermont and her father’s family in Puerto Rico. Javier was another reason she started to feel at home on the island. But a few months ago, after the hurricane, he started to act slightly distant, and seemed impatient to get off their chats. He insisted there was nothing wrong, that it was just the nightmare after Maria, but she knew she was not imagining his distance. She would bet her life on it.

“Her credentials (thư ủy nhiệm, giới thiệu) are long and impeccable (hoàn hảo, không sai sót), and her references are glowing (sinh động, sôi nổi),” Lewis Von Thaer, who chaired Ohio State’s presidential search committee, said Wednesday during a Board of Trustees meeting in which her hire was officially approved. “Everyone we talked to praised her boundless energy (năng lượng vô hạn), unwavering integrity (tính hoàn toàn kiên định) and keen ability to unite people around a shared vision. One person even went so far as to say I would bet my life on Kristina. To me, that speaks volumes.”

Ka Tina

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