Journey in Life: 06/14/20

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

"Long time, no hear" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Esther Driehaus

"Long time, no hear" -> cụm từ này tương tự với cụm từ "long time, no see" nghĩa là lâu không gặp hoặc nói chuyện với ai.

Ví dụ
Long time, no hear! Hope all is well with you, my friend. CEFs are indeed not for everyone.

Long time, no-hear since they divorced at Susan's insistence. She's had nagging (cằn nhằn, hay la rầy) regrets about leaving him as brutally as she did.

Long time no hear. How body now? Hmmmm, naa waa for you ooooooo. Time they say sweeps everything along and can bring good as well as evil; evil as well as good. At no point in time would this adage (châm ngôn, ngạn ngữ) ever be appropriately used than now.

Ka Tina

"Free, white, and twenty-one" nghĩa là gì?

Sexy, free and single. Photo by Nicolas Postiglioni from Pexels

"Free, white, and twenty-one" nghĩa là bạn đã trưởng thành, đã có quyền tự do hợp pháp để đưa ra quyết định của riêng mình trong cuộc sống, mà không bị ảnh hưởng bởi bất kỳ ai khác. Cụm từ xuất phát từ thời còn chế độ nô lệ ở Mỹ, khi đó người da trắng và 21 tuổi nghĩa là một công dân tự do và có đầy đủ quyền lợi.

Ví dụ
There is strong evidence that light-skinned blacks still receive preferential (ưu tiên) treatment in white and black America. I wondered how many of my cousins who had been free, white and twenty-one would claim their colored relative and heritage.

A:'I don't want any secrets either. It's a lousy way to start a marriage. Julie and I were lovers for a long, long time.' 
B:'What happened?'
A:'You've heard the saying, “I'm free, white and twenty-one”? Well, Julie's free and she's twenty-one now. But she isn't white. Her mother's Chinese-American, and her father's Chinese.'

Prior to desegregation (xoá bỏ nạn phân biệt chủng tộc) in America, a frequently heard statement by European Americans was “I am free, white, and twenty-one.” In essence, the person was stating that he or she could enjoy the ultimate freedom society had to offer by virtue of being single, the right color, and of legal age. Today, that statement has lost the power and privilege (đặc quyền) it once possessed because society has moved on from that mind-set.

Thu Phương

"A white knight" nghĩa là gì?

Liệu đây có phải chàng hiệp sĩ trong truyền thuyết? Photo by Kayla Koss on Unsplash

"A white knight" = hiệp sĩ trắng -> nghĩa là người cứu giúp bạn hoặc người cứu một công ty đang có nguy cơ bị mua lại quyền kiểm soát bởi một công ty khác. "White night" có thể dùng để chỉ một tổ chức, công ty hoặc cá nhân có kế hoạch giúp đỡ tổ chức, công ty hay cá nhân khác.

Ví dụ
“I never thought the governor could be the white knight of the real estate ( bất động sản) industry,” one person who was on the June 12 call said Thursday. “Anybody who did was naive.”

The Swedish group led by Greek-Swedish entrepreneur Elias Georgiadis has the role of the white knight for the Greek corporation, which required protection from its creditors (chủ nợ) in the context of the bankruptcy code.

Like a white knight riding into battle to rally its troops in disarray (hỗn loạn), Memorial Day is coming, just in a nick of time. Giving us a respite (nghi ngơi) from all the bickering about the how’s and why’s of the coronavirus, and who’s to blame.

Farrow — the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow — became the white knight of the #MeToo movement in 2017 with his explosive reporting on Weinstein and others. Weinstein, 68, partly thanks to Farrow and the brave women who came forward, was effectively sentenced (kế án) to life in a New York state prison in March.

Thu Phương

"Keep time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Filip Mroz

"Keep time" -> nghĩa là giữ đúng nhịp điệu/điệu nhạc hoặc canh đúng thời gian trong cuộc thi đấu thể thao.

Ví dụ
TKIS instrumental music lessons have continued throughout the pandemic. Secondary. Kilmore students keep time with world's new beat.

We found that our sessions usually required two facilitators (người cố vấn): one to guide the exercise and the other to keep time and monitor participation.

As Rabbi Jason Miller said of Albom’s book, time is not just “on our wrists and computer screens, on our cell phones and on the walls of our home.” Timekeepers are what those time pieces are. But they are not what Fathers are. Fathers do not so much keep time.

Ka Tina

"A whited sepulcher" nghĩa là gì?

Lời nói dối luôn có vẻ hào nhoáng. Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels

"A whited sepulcher" nghĩa là kẻ đạo đức giả, kẻ giả nhân giả nghĩa. "Sepulcher" là mộ cổ, xây như tượng đài bằng đá nhưng bên trong chôn cất xác chết. Cụm từ xuất phát từ Matthew 23:27 trong Kinh thánh: "Woe unto you…for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness".

Ví dụ
I don't understand that—okay, I do, I'm just tired of being a whited sepulcher.

She felt she had handled her untruths very well indeed, which made her feel a little like a whited sepulcher, and she hoped that she was not tempting (cám dỗ) fate to intervene and even out the score.

However, like everything in life not all is rosy, we also had our own crisis, and this book is not a whited sepulcher that only shows its exterior paint without showing the painful details of our human nature.

But there's a catch, Whited Sepulcher! The only way to release your curse (lời nguyền) is to forgive and forget. And if you refuse too? Your soul could receive more torment (dằn vặt) than you could possibly imagine.

Thu Phương

"Big white chief" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

"Big white chief" nghĩa là người (da trắng) quan trọng, người thành công, có ảnh hưởng. Tương tự "great white chief".

Ví dụ
Boris Johnson has displayed repulsive (hiềm kỵ) views on Africa. He has been racist, with a column referring to “tribal warriors” breaking out in “watermelon smiles” to see “the big white chief” Tony Blair.

For instance, several years ago I found myself saying to a black youth leader, 'John, you're the big white chief around here, what's happening...?' Fortunately for me, he laughed and said, 'You colour blind or something?'

That night the Council of Chiefs decided to move the Lower Agency villages of Little Crow, Chaska and Big Eagle farther north and west away from the Minnesota River. Little Crow knew that the big white chief Sibley would leave the fort (pháo đài, vị trí phòng thủ) on the river and bring his army to exact revenge on the Dakota.

Thu Phương

"It's payback time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Dollar Gill

"It's payback time" có từ payback là trả lại hoặc thu hồi vốn -> cụm từ này có nghĩa là tới lúc trả thù lại ai; đã tới lúc trả nợ/đền tội.

Ví dụ
UMNO is still sore at the Malaysian Chinese and Indian population for voting en bloc against UMNO in 2018, which led it to lose government. Now it’s payback time. Expect more Malay-centric policies that will punish the Chinese and Indians.

You could say now, it’s payback time - because we need it. The Riverwalk is empty. Restaurants are bleeding jobs. Countless small businesses like salons are shuttered. City Councilman Manny Pelaez and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff are the leaders in charge of keeping our economy afloat.

“My dad told me to use it as a stepping stone – I played nine games in eight weeks, it wasn’t the greatest standard (in the second-tier) – and then within eight weeks I went to St Helens. “Once Wigan dumped me, that was it. I washed my hands with Wigan. I was happy to go to St Helens. You’ve fired me off, it’s payback time.”

Ka Tina

"White around the gills" nghĩa là gì?

Khuôn mặt chứa đầy sự hoang mang lo lắng. Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

"White around the gills" nghĩa là trông nhợt nhạt, mặt trắng bệch vì sợ hãi hoặc buồn nôn.

Ví dụ
Smith was looking a little white around the gills. “Never pays to be hasty (vội vàng),” he said in conclusion, avoiding her gaze.

Andy rubbed at his shin (ống chân). He was looking white around the gills, and I knew his ankle must be getting very painful.

In the beginning he turned a bit white around the gills but soon appeared to grow accustomed to (quen với) the cutting of bone and the accompanying gore (máu).

Whether it was worth the money was another thing as even the wealthy beyond wealth went white around the gills over the fuel bill for just one trip as it was around ten times that for an unassisted journey, which was already A Lot.

Thu Phương

"In the wrong place at the wrong time" nghĩa là gì?

"In the wrong place at the wrong time" = sai nơi sai thời điểm -> nghĩa là xuất hiện tại nơi có chuyện xấu xảy ra. Cụm từ này nhấn mạnh vấn đề xảy ra do hoàn cảnh chứ không phải do người đó xuất hiện nên mới xui như vậy.

Ví dụ
Detectives (thám tử) believe he was hit by a stray bullet as he walked home and called him an innocent victim in the wrong place at the wrong time.

On a GoFundMe page for Dubet, however, he is described as an innocent victim (nạn nhân vô tội) who was killed for no reason. The page says he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In a description of his short life, the page says he changed his first name to Adan at the age of eight and then changed it legally later.

Several days after the passing of the last storm, at least one tree weakened by the heavy rains finally toppled (làm đổ). Unfortunately, it did so and landed on a parked vehicle, also taking out a set of CFE electric lines. The felled tree accident occurred during the afternoon hours along Avenida Náder in Cancun’s city center after the driver just happened to park in the wrong place at the wrong time. The mature tree split, with a large section of it landing on the small car, but not before catching branches in the overhead electric lines.

Ka Tina

Xấu bộ mặt thủ đô

ko thể như thế được -> người khuyết tật bị cấm biểu diễn ở đường phố...
City management officials in Chongqing have forbidden a man with a disability from giving sidewalk performances (biểu diễn trên vỉa hè) because he is “tainting (làm nhơ, làm ô uế, làm bẩn; hư hỏng, đồi bại, bại hoại; thối, ươn, ôi (đồ ăn)) the city’s image.” The incident (vụ việc) has again sparked (khuấy động; phát tia lửa, phát tia điện) discussion on the role of such personnel, as well as the plight of people with disabilities.

...These officials, known as chengguan, play an important role in maintaining order in China’s cities, but they have also gained notoriety (tai tiếng) for occasional bad behavior toward hawkers (người bán hàng rong) and unlicensed street vendors. Some of the conflicts involving chengguan have turned violent — even deadly — with local authorities stepping in to resolve disputes, in one case by having hawkers and chengguan temporarily swap jobs.

"In spare time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Zach Betten

"In (one's) spare time" -> nghĩa là trong thời gian rảnh, lúc rỗi rãi. Nó có nghĩa tương tự với các cụm từ "in free time" hoặc "at leisure".

Ví dụ
“When I was shut down I found the time where I can get the work done. I came and I did a lot. I wasn’t able to work, so in my spare time I was here," says Buchanan.

Sneha Narayan is an NHS doctor working directly with COVID-19 patients. In her spare time, she has been creating Instagram tutorials on calligraphy (thuật viết chữ đẹp), her other big passion outside of medicine, to provide respite for anyone at home struggling with lockdown. Here, she talks about the importance of creativity in times of crisis and how her hobby has provided her with the calmness and escapism (khuynh hướng thoát ly thực tế) she so needs right now.

David F. Fuller, 51, of Lowville and formerly of Rome, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2020, at the home of his sister Laurie Buckingham, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rome, N.Y. a son of the late Clifford and Leona Maloof Fuller. He attended Rome schools and was formerly employed by Basement Waterproofing of Rome, until his retirement. David loved his N.Y. Sport teams, he was an avid N.Y. Yankee, N.Y. Giant and N.Y. Ranger’s fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling in the Lewis County Lanes bowling league.

Ka Tina

Cần lời khuyên của GSTS

viện trưởng viện vệ sinh dịch tễ trung ương về đề xuất:

của hiệp hội, muốn chị em "gái ngành" đi làm lại, với 2 tư thế có thể tránh mặt đối mặt để giảm nguy cơ lây nhiễm coronavirus... :D
Swiss sex workers have drawn up a list of rules which they say minimises the risk of transmitting coronavirus in brothels, in hopes that the country's ban on the industry could soon be lifted.

It comes as Switzerland's adult industry has been heavily hit by the pandemic, after the government placed a temporary ban (lệnh cấm tạm thời) on prostitution (hoạt động mại dâm) two months ago to help stop the spread of the virus.

"In my own sweet time" nghĩa là gì?

"In (one's) own sweet time/way" -> nghĩa là theo thời gian tùy ý, tùy lúc mình muốn và mặc kệ người khác.

Ví dụ
I want my share of entertainment to unfold on my own terms, in my own timeline, in my own sweet time. I find comfort in watching two beautiful lovers, with a certain age gap between them, keeping me company at night, in the absence of true, real, physical friends.

It “sends the message that those disclosure (tiết lộ, bộc lộ) reports should be filed and that the matter will be pursued until those reports are filed,” she said. Right. It sends the message that, so long as you fill in some stupid form in your own sweet time, you're free to rip off the taxpayers.

His solution was to pass the vase to a branch of his family. They worked in London (that migration (di cư), of which they were pioneers (người tiên phong, người đi đầu), had already begun), and they were richer and more adventurous than people close to us. The idea was that someone from that adventurous family branch might, in his own sweet time, on a trip to London, take that awkwardly shaped vase over and pass it to me.

Ka Tina

"We had a lovely time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Kelsey Chance

"I/we had a lovely time" = tôi/chúng ta đã có thời gian vui vẻ/tuyệt vời -> câu này thường dùng để cảm ơn các vị khách, bạn bè hoặc ai sau khi họ đã dành thời gian đến buổi hẹn, sự kiện hoặc bữa tiệc.

Ví dụ
I had a lovely time with friends as well." Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

“We had a lovely time and enjoyed the food yesterday!” one woman wrote. “Thank you for a breath of fresh air!”

"It's my Daddy's quarantine birthday and we're so happy that we finally got to see him after so many months of ECQ! "We had a lovely time being with each other and enjoying my Dad's homemade Samgyupsal and Laksa lunch buffet! "Happy Birthday Daddy @medbquiambao!! We love you!

Ka Tina

"Walk into the lion's den" nghĩa là gì

Photo by: Adam King on Unsplash

"Walk into the lion's den" = bước vào hang cọp -> nghĩa là ở trong tình huống nguy hiểm, khó khăn.

Ví dụ
I would like to thank those who on a daily basis walk into the lion’s den knowing they may come out with COVID-19. While I do not know all their names, I would like to thank some very special people.

We warned them that there was going to be an Ashburn/Sterling heavy crowd there and they had to prepare themselves mentally (tinh thần) to walk into the lion’s den and face the music, face the crowd and come together as one to pull out this win.

The battle for power claims the lives of the loved ones, but the greed (tham lam) to stay in the game propels them to go walk into the lion's den.

Ngọc Lân

"A den of iniquity" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash

"A den of iniquity" có từ iniquity là tội ác, từ den là sào huyệt -> cụm từ này nghĩa là sào huyệt, địa điểm của tội phạm.

Ví dụ
Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath (bên dưới) the surface lies a den of iniquity - greed, adultery (ngoại tình), sibling rivalry and conflicting values - that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

The Paramount Ballroom, a glistening (lấp lánh) Art Deco theater, was not only at the forefront of entertainment in the heart of Shanghai in the early 20th century, it was patronized (bảo trợ) by Hollywood superstars, such as Charlie Chaplin, became a den of iniquity for city gangsters and provided the scene for one of the metropolis’ most mysterious murders.

Rookie Jordan turns tail after finding most of his new pro teammates have turned a hotel room into a den of iniquity during a 1984 preseason trip to Peoria.

Ngọc Lân

"Ancient history" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

"Ancient history" = lịch sử cổ đại -> nghĩa là lỗi thời, bị lãng quên từ lâu rồi.

Ví dụ
To today's young people, the Apollo programme is ancient history. It was all over long before they were ever born. Of the 12 men who walked on the moon, only three are still living. We could be nearing a time when no human has a first-hand (người đầu tiên) memory of standing on another world.

As daily updates roll out, enquiries (yêu cầu) around the state of the housing market have been mounting (gia tăng). Housing market and economic data from last month is largely redundant (dư thừa) in capturing consumer and industry sentiment, and economic outlooks from last week are ancient history.

"That's what happened last week, all the other stuff is ancient history." Connell says the original confrontation (đương đầu) was sparked after he asked a colleague to help him do up the Velcro fastening on his jabot, the white collar that barristers (luật sư) wear in court.

Ngọc Lân

"Have the time of life" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adam Whitlock

"Have the time of (one's) life" = khoảnh khắc trong đời -> nghĩa là thời gian vui vẻ và hạnh phúc

Ví dụ
“This means the world to me, honestly,” Hendershot said. “It’s one more chance to play with my buddies and have the time of my life playing the game I love. I was excited for just one more chance to play.”

In my junior year, Aanji Sin told me that Tiger Newspaper would be great and I would have the time of my life as part of the stellar (xuất sắc, ưu tú) staff. My first quarter in the class I received a well deserved D because of my terrible misunderstanding of my role as the Ads Manager.

This is the true story El Presidente follows and, in any other context, that would be a wrap on the story: a plucky FBI agent – perhaps one with a drinking problem or an unprocessed divorce – doggedly (gan lì, bền chí) pursues dirty money through Europe’s luxury hotels and Central America’s gated compounds, before taking down that evil big fish, Blatter. Case closed. But, thankfully, El Presidente is a joint Chilean-French production, so, instead, far from a yanqui morality tale, we get to experience the story from the viewpoint of those very same corrupt officials. And it’s a lot more fun. “Life’s tough,” the show shrugs, “so what’s a man gotta do around here to get a $150 million bung, anyway?” Crime does pay, for a while, and while it does you’ll have the time of your life.

Ka Tina

"Have a good opinion of" nghĩa là gì?

Không hiểu sao đã có thiện cảm lúc mới gặp! Photo by Irina Iriser on Unsplash

"Have a good opinion of" nghĩa là có thiện cảm với.

Ví dụ
For the Ummah to achieve a harmonious (hòa hợp) and happy life, they should always have a good opinion of others so as to be united within the family, the religion, the community and the country.

According to a survey carried out by the Education and Science Ministry and Edurio, practically all the surveyed parties generally have a good opinion of the distance learning process. 84% of the surveyed students, almost all surveyed teachers and 78% of parents said so.

Nicaragua has always given something to talk about in the international community and, unfortunately, due to the bad actions of our authorities, the comments have had to be negative towards these same authorities. We are talking about officials who are sanctioned for human rights violations. The governments of the world that have a good opinion of our authorities are counted on the fingers of the hands.

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Form an opinion" nghĩa là gì?

"Get pushed for time" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Clay Banks

"Get pushed for time" = bị thời gian thúc ép -> nghĩa là thời gian còn lại không nhiều.

Ví dụ
With schools set to reopen next week, the KZN Department of Education is pushed for time as repairs to 147 KZN schools wrecked by violent storms continues.

Lamp saw his first action since suffering an ACL knee injury (chấn thương đầu gối) in training camp last year in the final preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, and appeared to get through the game healthy. Schofield remains the starter at right guard for now, but could get pushed for time by Lamp. However, Schofield also provides versatility (tính linh hoạt, có nhiều tài) as a swing tackle (sự chặn, cản bên cánh).

He’s going to get pushed for time at the off-guard spots — in Purdue’s offense, the shooting guard and small forward positions are effectively interchangeable — so he’ll have to prove he learned from 2019-20. He recognized he had to cut harder to get open and do what he could with backdoor cuts and dribble-drives to keep defenders honest. More than 75 percent of his shots came from behind the 3-point arc, but he showed more willingness (ý chí) to go to the rim (cái vòng, vành) as the season progressed. His assist rate went way up from his freshman (sinh viên năm nhất) season, his turnover rate went way down, he was excellent at the free-throw line, and he did a decent job defensively with 30 steals.

Ka Tina

"Get into time with" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Hans Vivek

"Get in(to) time with (someone or something)" có in time là đúng lúc, vừa kịp lúc -> cụm từ này có nghĩa là bắt đầu làm theo đúng nhịp điệu/giữ được nhịp độ.

Ví dụ
“KJR or KVI (radio) recorded the whale sounds,” Skugstad said. “That’s Namu on the record. I edited the sounds to get in time with the music. I’ll never forget that because it took me hours to get the right sound to go with the record and to go with the beat.”

"This is practice for me to get in time with my guys and a catch a rhythm out there," said George, who spent the first couple weeks of the season rehabbing (phục hồi) from offseason shoulder surgeries (cuộc phẫu thuật vai). "I've got new shoulders. They haven't felt this healthy in a long time."

Darlington’s biggest issue however was with tempi (tốc). The slow passages dragged and faster ones lacked energy or drive. The faster sections were often dragged by the heavy brass, often limiting the singers. For example, in Elsabetta’s first aria Darlington held out passages as Harteros was already moving ahead. Darlington could not get in time with the singers in the Act two trio (tam ca, tam tấu); he was either behind or ahead of them.

Ka Tina

"Scaredy-cat" nghĩa là gì?

Tui có một trái tim mong manh, dễ vỡ. Photo courtesy: maz ngibad

"Scaredy-cat" = mèo nhát gan -> người nhút nhát, rụt rè hoặc dễ hoảng sợ.

Ví dụ
I love horror games, but I’m sometimes a bit too much of a scaredy-cat to play them all the way through.

Now, Sarah is no scaredy-cat like me. She grew up surrounded by adventure, heading out into nature all the time — her parents were great lovers of the outdoors and her father, yes, is Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror (nhà chinh phục) of Everest.

I’m not proud to be a scaredy-cat but it doesn’t mean I’m weak. I am committed (muốn) to bringing about (tạo nên) change, I’m just not a fighter. Instead, I am meeting with black people and white people to have uncomfortable conversations. (Not uncomfortable because we have to wear masks and stay six feet apart, but because the topic makes people squirm (lúng túng).) We’re getting things out in the open, crossing dividing lines, and learning. We are becoming friends. I’m not changing the world, I’m changing me.

According to her lawyer Vanessa Frank, Mariana expressed that she felt like all of this happened because she tried to follow the rules, she showed up on time with all of the necessary documents, and still had the rug pulled out (ngừng giúp ai đó khi họ cần) from underneath her. It felt very unfair, “She was so determined at a young age. I’m a scaredy-cat, like when I go out to eat I always eat the same food. She moved to a new country on her own.” said Nadia about her mother.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Fat cat" nghĩa là gì?

"Ancient as the hills" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Caio Pezzo on Unsplash

"Ancient as the hills" = cổ xưa như ngọn đồi -> nghĩa là tồn tại rất lâu hoặc cao tuổi. Ngọn đồi trong Kinh thánh được xem như biểu tượng của sự trường tồn.

Ví dụ
In contrast to the pursuit (theo đuổi) of knowledge stands an embodied (tiêu biểu) Theology that is as ancient as the hills. I would have to assume that wisdom may still be found among the greater majority of the Christian world that is preparing right now for a season of prayer, fasting (nhịn ăn), sacrifice, and contrition.

Santana Dharma is as ancient as the hills and seas and permeates (thấm vào) not just humanity but all living beings. So it will never die.

The active vs. passive debate is as ancient as the hills in mutual fund investing circles. And perhaps it's time to lead it gently (nhẹ nhàng) to its grave.

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"Eleventh-hour decision" nghĩa là gì?

11 giờ rồi!! Photo by: Melvin Thambi on Unsplash

"Eleventh-hour decision" = quyết định mười một giờ -> nghĩa là quyết định đưa ra tại phút cuối.

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Spectrum has made an eleventh hour decision to postpone (hủy) Monday night’s Season 2 premiere of action drama L.A.’s Finest amid the ongoing George Floyd protests (phản đối) against police brutality and racism.

Taxin said that the eleventh hour decision to extend (kéo dài) the closure (kết thúc) puts a damper on the work his team has done to prepare for reopening Friday.

In an eleventh-hour decision Monday night, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on Dr. Amy Acton to declare a health emergency, defying (từ chối, không chấp hành) a Franklin County judge, who hours earlier ruled that moving Tuesday’s election would set a "terrible precedent."

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"Bilk him out of" nghĩa là gì?

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"Bilk one out of something" có từ bilk là quịt tiền -> cụm từ này nghĩa là lừa đảo để trục lợi hoặc quịt tiền, không chịu trả tiền ai đó.

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A fraudster took elaborate (tỉ mỉ) steps to steal the identity of a Westchester man and bilk him out of nearly $20,000, police said.

But then his new friend started to bilk him out of thousands of dollars, according to prosecutors (người khởi tố). As part of the scheme, Kramer convinced him to loan (cho vay) $75,000 to a “corporation she controlled” and gave him a “promissory note due in one year,” federal officials say.

He plans to file (đưa ra) a complaint with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline alleging the court neglected substantial evidence proving he paid the ticket and attempted to bilk him out of $572.40 more than five years after he was cited for speeding in a rural area by a Walker River Tribal Police officer.

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