Journey in Life: 06/12/20

Friday, June 12, 2020

"Rest on your oars" nghĩa là gì?

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"Rest on one's oars" = nghỉ tay chèo -> nghĩa là nghỉ ngơi sau khi đạt được mục tiêu hoặc làm việc nặng nhọc.

Ví dụ
On a general note, however, I wish to thank you all for your concerted (phối hợp) efforts and contributions (đóng góp). As we are aware, much is at stake and more would be required from us. I urge you not to rest on your oars, neither relent (bớt nghiêm khắc) your efforts till we achieve victory.

I can only implore (cầu khẩn) you not to rest on your oars and to re-double your efforts as the Chief Executive of one of the most politically restive States in the North West of the country to ensure peace, stability and security in the state until we collectively, propel our dear country to the promised land.

Today's world is increasingly competitive, and if you rest on your oars, you will not remain at the top for long.

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"A good time was had by all" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Stephen Arnold

"A good time was had by all" -> nghĩa là tất cả mọi người đã có thời gian vui vẻ với nhau.

Ví dụ
No judging here at KTE - the bride and I did the same ourselves last weekend here in beautiful Bucks County, Pa., at a local eatery (nhà ăn địa phương) with patio (hiên, hè) seating. The steak was hot and the beer was cold, and a good time was had by all - until the check came.

Folks, this Seminole-specific parade rolled-out and “strutted” part of the city’s fleet of vehicles with pride that sunny Friday afternoon. Wow, fun even broke out, and a good time was had by all. Everyone’s morale (tinh thần, chí khí), spectators (người xem, khán giả) and participants, soared for the first time in a long time.

And as in New Orleans, the drinks were transferred to plastic cups for consumption (sự tiêu thụ, tiêu dùng). I didn’t see any litter, and a good time was had by all. Well, almost all. The guy who runs a T-shirt store sandwiched between the bars told me he was having a tough time selling anything because he was prohibited from letting customers into his shop.

Ka Tina

"The breath of life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nine Köpfer

"The breath of life" = hơi thở cuộc sống -> nghĩa là điều cần thiết mà ai cũng cần và phụ thuộc vào để có một cuộc sống trọn vẹn.

Ví dụ
He didn't want his followers to suffer the pain of not being able to breathe. He restored God's original gift to humanity: He gave us a breath of life. In so doing, he fulfilled his core mission on Earth: "I have come that all people may have life and have it in all its fullness" (John 10:10).

Breath has power. He breathed on them, scripture (Kinh Thánh) says. And that’s how he sent the Holy Spirit into them. This comes from a long history in scripture where breath is power. We find it in Genesis: “And the Lord formed man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils (lỗ mũi) the breath of life, and the person became a living being.”

I am sad that such dissension (mối bất đồng, chia rẻ) occurs because of those who forget that all mortals are of equal importance in the universe. Not even a century ago, Hitler and his gang insisted that the Jews were subhuman (chưa giống con người) – on a par with rodents (loài gặm nhấm) and vermin (sâu bọ, bọn ký sinh). The Nazis used their ovens and their camps to rid the world of the undesirables they deemed unworthy of life. It seems to me that the man with the white knee on some level considered the man with the black neck insignificant enough, undesirable enough to disallow him the breath of life.

Ka Tina

"Set up for life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by sarandy westfall

"Set (one) up for life" = thiết lập cuộc sống cho ai -> nghĩa là cung cấp đủ tiền cho ai sống cả đời và không cần phải kiếm thêm tiền nữa.

Ví dụ
While NBA players make millions of dollars on the basketball court, it's often their extracurricular (ngoại khóa) business activities that set them up for life.

“This program will help Aboriginal children and young people to know where they come from, who they are and who their family are, and will help set them up for life with a strong sense of identity and belonging.”

"The academic part of it is an honor," Tyus said. "My dad always talked about academics, so to make my parents proud and go to a top ten academic school, it's a blessing. My mom reminded me constantly as a kid that, my dream was to play football in the NFL but football ends one day. Northwestern offers me many connections and opportunities to really set me up for life after football. That made it all the more perfect."

Ka Tina

"Lean over backward to" nghĩa là gì?

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"Lean over backward to do something" -> nghĩa là cố gắng, dồn hết công sức để làm việc.

Ví dụ
The U.S. government tends to lean over backward to make sure the feds (nhân viên FBI) aren't paying more than their fair share.

We will lean over backward to give him whatever support we possibly can and because he will be president of the United States, he will represent all of us and we will endeavor (cố gắng) at all times to put the future of the nation ahead of the future of the party.

“He has a strong partisan (người ủng hộ) background, but he does not lean over backward to put politics over substance (của cải, tài sản),” says David Obey, a liberal Democrat from Wisconsin who spent 42 years in Congress before retiring in 2010 and who chaired the overall Appropriations Committee as well as Labor-H.

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"Lean and mean" nghĩa là gì?

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"Lean and mean" -> nghĩa là sẵn sàng/sẵn lòng làm việc chăm chỉ/cần cù/thật hiệu quả để đạt được kết quả mong muốn.

Ví dụ
“He’s lean and mean and running pretty good,” trainer Mark Hall. “We had a really good offseason and I know he can’t wait to get to Las Vegas and put that product on the field.”

How start-ups can stay lean and mean and survive the crisis (khủng hoảng). Now could be a good time for new ideas, says entrepreneur (nhà doanh nghiệp) and author Steve Blank.

There is no excuse in this time of reducing costs and closely watching what we spend for the industry not to be lean and mean and ready to put back prizemoney (tiền bán chiến lợi phẩm) for the owners who put on the show.

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"Hazard a guess" nghĩa là gì?

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"Hazard a guess" có từ hazard là đánh bạo -> cụm từ này nghĩa là phỏng đoán, dự đoán hoặc ước lượng.

Ví dụ
Previously, the redemption (chuộc lỗi) period for AMD’s game bundles have all ended after their respective games have been released, so I’m going to hazard a guess and say that Horizon will probably be coming out before the end of July at the very latest.

I would hazard a guess that when Masha Gessen began working on “Surviving Autocracy,” the title was meant more figuratively (văn hoa, bóng bảy) than literally.

If we were to hazard a guess, though, then we think the Japanese maker will play it much safer.

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"A blind alley" nghĩa là gì?

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"A blind alley" -> nghĩa là ngõ cụt, đường cụt.

Ví dụ
The RSS and BJP has taken Indian democracy into a blind alley. In the 1940s it was Hitler and today it is Modi following the same course of self-annihilation (tự hủy), blinded by Brahmin visions of supremacy.

The main reason behind this sharp increase is the non-observance of precautionary (phòng ngừa) measures by general members of the public, a precarious situation that may lead us into a blind alley.

European Union policy seems to have gone down a blind alley at the moment, and in many ways it seems to have taken African heads of state with it.

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"An armchair traveler" nghĩa là gì?

Du lịch mùa dịch be like. :D Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels

"An armchair traveler" = nhà du lịch ghế bành -> nghĩa là du lịch qua sách vở, người tỏ ra am hiểu, đọc và nghe nhiều về các chuyến đi và điểm đến nhưng chưa từng đi đâu.

Ví dụ
We are adjusting month by month and each edition is different. In April we had a little bit of everything. For the May edition, we focused on staying at home and being an armchair traveler. The June 15 edition will be about preparing to travel for when travel can begin.

For those at home gripped by wanderlust (tính thích du lịch), don’t despair (tuyệt vọng). Even though you may not be able to feel the Caribbean sand in your toes or an Arctic breeze in your hair, that doesn’t mean you have to shut out the world entirely. In this age of information, we have the world at our fingertips. There are several ways to travel the globe for the armchair traveler without ever setting foot outside your house.

Whether you have a few minutes to scroll through some of the world's most beautiful destinations, the energy to cook a meal that reminds you of your last vacation, or stretches of time to delve (đào sâu) into real (and fantastical) book lands, we have suggestions on how you can make the most of it and travel without leaving home. Here, our surefire (chắc chắn thành công) guide to armchair travel, featuring books, movies, stories, photo essays, and more to fill your days.

Thu Phương

"A fellow traveler" nghĩa là gì?

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"A fellow traveler" nghĩa là người có cảm tình cộng sản, người đồng cảm với hệ tư tưởng của một đảng (nhưng không phải thành viên chính thức). Cụm từ được sử dụng trong những năm 1950 liên quan đến những người đồng tình với chủ nghĩa cộng sản. Nghĩa khác là người bạn đồng hành trong chuyến du lịch.

Ví dụ
Relatively few writers joined the Communist Party (Đảng Cộng sản), but a great many became “fellow travelers” who supported the main goals and policies of the Party without formally joining.

An airline passenger who sank their teeth into a fellow traveler turned out to be a pain for a plane load of people after the European Union’s top court (tòa án) said carriers (hãng vận tải) aren’t responsible when rowdy customers force flights to be diverted (chuyển hướng).

I stopped at an eerie (kỳ lạ) closed welcome center to use the restroom; I gave wide berth (tránh xa) to a solitary fellow traveler and continued on my way. Extra awareness appeared when interacting with others who traversed this wide terrain (địa hình), out of necessity or desire, like myself.

“People were close to each other and had their masks off; they were standing in the aisles talking to each other without masks. I did not feel safe at all,” the passenger said, adding that she had not received any official notification of the fact there was a virus carrier on the plane, but instead later found out from a fellow traveler.

Thu Phương

"Travel through" nghĩa là gì?

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"Travel through (something or some place) nghĩa là di chuyển/du lịch qua vùng nào, nơi nào, điều kiện thời tiết nào.

Ví dụ
The whole of the country here was such, however, that chariots (xe ngựa) could certainly not travel through it.

Now, with the number of prototypes (nguyên mẫu), models and ideas that are being developed, we never imagined seeing one that was capable of allowing us to travel through time.

When travelling through completely empty space, all wavelengths (bước sóng) of the fast radio burst travel at the same speed, but when travelling through the missing matter, some wavelengths are slowed down.

A shuttle service, vans, buses and having commuter rail travel through Queen Creek to connect Tucson and Phoenix are some of the ideas Queen Creek Town Council candidates (ứng viên) have for transportation needs.

Thu Phương

"Lick his wounds" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Dylan Sauerwein on Unsplash

"Lick his wounds" = liếm vết thương -> nghĩa là tạm thời rút lui để hồi phục sau thất bại.

Ví dụ
“The man is obviously upset,” said the judge, adding he would not call Maniyogina back for a hearing on his outburst (cơn giận). “It’s probably something that’s better off to let him go back to his cell and lick his wounds. “I’m not going to do anything with it. It’s not an issue of my feelings.”

By the following morning, thousands of furious (giận dữ) protesters had gathered outside the Federal Chancellery in Vienna, demanding Strache's resignation (từ chức). A few hours later, a chastened vice chancellor quit both his posts, apologized to his wife and disappeared to lick his wounds.

When Paschel went home to lick his wounds from his Russian rejection (loại bỏ), he started a new relationship with Mary Wallace right away.

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