Journey in Life: 07/01/20

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"On everyone's lips" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Constantinos Panagopoulos on Unsplash

"On everyone's lips" = trên môi mọi người -> nghĩa là chủ đề hoặc tin đồn được mọi người bàn tán nhiều, rộng rãi.

Ví dụ
After an outstanding (ấn tượng) start to the year, exciting Panthers centre Stephen Crichton is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment. 12 months ago not many people would’ve heard of the talented St Clair Comet however, in less than a year, Crichton has turned himself into a household name after becoming one of Penrith’s true x-factor (nhân tố đặc biệt) players.

It’s the question on everyone’s lips – and a worry for many. This province’s plans to bubble with the maritimes during this pandemic. A growing chorus (đồng thanh) says not to do it – but today – the government said trust the science and its decision to move forward with Atlantic Canadian travel.

The only thing that popped out on everyone’s lips after the match was that supposed we had gone to the 1990 World Cup, the experience gathered there would have been useful for us at the USA ’94. Even the coaching crew too would have gained some experience.

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"Reap the whirlwind" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Nikolas Noonan on Unsplash

"Reap the whirlwind" = gặt gió lốc -> nghĩa là hứng chịu hậu quả từ những hành vi của bản thân; gieo gió gặt bão đó các bạn.

Ví dụ
The same could also be said of his friend and mentor (người thầy), the Jagaban himself. When you sow the wind, you sure will reap the whirlwind. Both may have learnt a lesson or two on the vanity (phù phiếm) of life and the ephemeral (chóng tàn) nature of power.

Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris statue is latest target of activists. English Heritage liaising (giữ liên lạc) with Met Police over statue of RAF commander who promised that Nazi Germany would 'reap the whirlwind'

As a result, episodes of police brutality (tàn bạo) and burning of cities should come as no surprise; when you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. As C.S. Lewis wrote, “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors (phản bội) in our midst.”

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“Which way the wind blows” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Marc Kleen

“Which way the wind blows” = gió thổi hướng nào -> miêu tả tình huống/hoàn cảnh diễn tiến/diễn biến ra sao.

Ví dụ
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, but when it comes to scoring bicycle kicks, two hands and a familiar face can certainly help. Or, at least, that’s what Thierry Henry reasoned, having scored a spectacular overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area at Highbury’s Clock End back in the early 2000s.

“I love America for its progression, but I’m really in love with the untapped potential of this country," Williams said in a news release. "It was incredible to have powerful minds come together and really listen and be open to celebrating Juneteenth as a paid holiday. These companies influence which way the wind blows, they influence the economy and this was a very meaningful step in the right direction.”

Goodell said the words "black lives matter," and, even more surprisingly, admitted that his league was wrong in failing to listen to its players earlier. That's all fine and good if you believe it's anything more than the owners and their PR armies sensing which way the wind blows and realizing they can't get away with being on the wrong side of history any longer. It's not more than that, of course, and we can tell it's not because we saw what happened to Colin Kaepernick when he protested police brutality in a very measured and very peaceful way less than four years ago.

Ka Tina

“Spit into the wind” nghĩa là gì?

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“Spit in(to) the wind” = đâm xuyên không khí -> nghĩa là làm điều vô ích, vô nghĩa; tốn thời gian làm điều không thể.

Ví dụ
Horan tried to speak up from time to time on various issues, he told The Enterprise, “but found that Chris McManus was correct in what he said about groupthink.” He added, “It's very hard to break through and is often a frustrating exercise in futility. When you spit into the wind for a long time, you just end up drowning.”

You shouldn’t spit into the wind, or apparently, onto a Galveston County judge. A Santa Fe woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for spitting on a municipal (thuộc thành phố, thị xã) judge during a 2018 magistrate (quan tòa, thẩm phán) hearing over a misdemeanor (tội nhẹ, hành động xằng bậy) drug charge.

“Death Meditation is a bleak examination of the ephemerality and absurdity of our existence,” Anderson tells Decibel. “As humans, we fight tooth and nail to delay our end, but to struggle against the tides of death is to spit into the wind of cosmic inevitability. In the shadow of inescapable (không tránh được) ruin, peace lies in surrender. Close your eyes, open your mind, and accept that death is a new beginning!”

Ka Tina

“It's an ill wind that blows no good" nghĩa là gì?

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“It's an ill wind that blows no good/it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good” = cơn gió nhẹ thổi bay hết người vô tích sự/vật vô ích -> nghĩa là trong cái xấu có cái tốt, trong cái dở có cái hay.

Ví dụ
Here and now, it’s an ill wind that blows no good and the coronavirus is already boosting demand for goods and services that can be consumed remotely; that is, at home rather than in an office or restaurant. So BGS’s 15% exposure (bị rủi ro tổn thất hối đoái) to what it calls “online disruption” is already paying off.

In difficult times, there’s another apt saying that applies to small, enterprising businesses: It’s an ill wind that blows no good. Field & Main Restaurant in Marshall, once open for dinner only, quickly pivoted to a thriving takeout business, including lunch burgers and sandwiches and home-style meals that customers can take home and reheat for dinner.

It’s an ill wind that blows no good and Covid19 has given new economics the platform it requires to make the case for whole place wealth building. It was already happening to an extent with several regional community banks being formed to support the sectors neglected by the high street financiers and councils like North Ayrshire producing encompassing wealth building strategies with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies.

Ka Tina

"In the eye of the wind" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Valentin

“In the eye of the wind” -> nghĩa là ngược hướng gió (đứng trước mắt gió).

Ví dụ
We are proud of it. We made it in a kind of fever (sự xúc động, ), very fast – in the eye of the wind – and now that the dust has settled, it’s good to see that chaos bottled in the film from a safe distance. Quicksilver was its material … getting a cork (nút bần) on it was the task.

The only thing that puzzled me was why no one was on the sun terrace (tầng bậc, nền đất cao) that stretches along the top of the building, with towels and shades. Sally Ann and the curator (người phụ trách, quản lý) started laughing. “You can tell you don’t know Eastbourne,” they said. “Up there you’re right in the eye of the wind!”

As disastrous as it may seem, the Zero Dark Thirty star is in very posh (hạng sang, bề trên) company. Kate Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Holmes are among the other celebs who have found themselves in the eye of the wind. With that in mind, why not let down your hair and take a peek at our favorite Hollywood, um, airheads.

Ka Tina

“Cast stones against the wind” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Dawid Zawiła

“Cast stones against the wind” = ném gạch vào không khí -> nghĩa là làm điều vô ích, không thể xảy ra (giống "rút dao chém xuống nước" -> nước càng chảy mạnh) :)

Ví dụ
Why give knowledge to a fool who'll just continue to cast stones against the wind. U.f00L • 4 weeks ago.

If you have difficulty understanding what you are reading, even in the most basic of terms, then you are not really suited for the job. If you then fail to request a clarification from those employed to assist you, then your performance rating slips ever downward. However here in Amaranth we are blessed by a councillor who agrees to everything albeit ‘under protest.’ Well, now what good does that do? May as well cast stones against the wind.

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t cast stones against the wind, you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and, with apologies to Jim Croce, you don’t mess around with medical and healthcare organizations battling the coronavirus pandemic, or you’ll face the full force of the COVID-19 CTI League, a group of 400 cybersecurity (an ninh mạng) volunteers from more than 40 countries who’ve pledged to fight pandemic-related hacks.

Ka Tina

"Wipe the slate clean" nghĩa là gì?

Thôi quên chuyện ban nãy đi nhé Photo by Maël BALLAND from Pexels

'wipe the/one's slate clean' có từ 'slate' = bảng đen -> cụm từ có nghĩa là xóa bỏ, tha thứ, quên đi những việc làm sai trước đây (của ai); làm lại cuộc đời; loại bỏ hệ thống/cấu trúc... cũ và thay bằng cái mới.

Ví dụ
“I have been working in the media industry for close to 25 years so it required me to wipe my slate clean and embrace a whole new way of thinking.”

With her rocky past behind her, Lucy is happily settling into her new home when her artsy new mentors deliver a staggering bombshell: They, too, need to escape their own small-town troubles, and the only way to wipe the slate clean and start anew (lại một lần nữa) is if Lucy helps them fake John's death.

Chief Gray, meanwhile, sees an opportunity to wipe the slate clean of animosity (thù hận) or miscommunication that surrounded the house when it was still standing. He doesn’t specify what might replace the home, but says: “My son’s name is Phoenix for a reason. That’s the way we have to look at it, I think, at the silver lining. Yes, it was burned to the ground. But there’s a chance for something to come out of it.”

Bích Nhàn

“Between wind and water” nghĩa là gì?

“Between wind and water” = ở đầu sóng ngọn gió -> nghĩa là trong tình cảnh dễ tổn thương, đau khổ và gặp nhiều rắc rối.

Ví dụ
It was interesting to hear last winter that Mr. Oscar Wilde, whose métier (chuyên môn, công việc) it has always been to jeer at (cười nhạo, chế nhạo) English public taste, had suddenly hit this taste between wind and water and written a popular play, the greatest success of a middling season.

There’s a farce (trò hề) being played out there with India’s wicket-keeping options and it threatens to derail a process that could take Indian cricket to greater heights. It could also end up being ‘more of the same’ with the ‘same’ being the unsettling days of wicket-keeping in the early 2000s. Strangely, three of the wicket-keepers in the thick of things are remnants (tàn dư, vật để lại) of that era, with the fourth, a younger and more recent inclusion, Rishab Pant, being left between wind and water.

Batting is sometimes said to be about making good decisions, but this is really a misnomer (sự nhầm tên), for it implies that the batsman (vận động viên bóng chày) has a range of options from which to rationally choose an option superior to the others. Sports scientists talk instead of an inexpressibly various array of movements of the eyes and head, predictions, adjustments, nods and winks. Indecision, however, is almost always punished — in attack, in footwork, between wickets — and here it was again as a review sent Warner on his way. Bancroft then also tried to multi-task (đa nhiệm vụ), as it were, advancing on Moeen to disturb the bowler’s length then finding himself between wind and water.

Ka Tina

"Reap the harvest" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Radoslav Bali on Unsplash

"Reap the harvest" = thu hoạch mùa màng -> nghĩa là hưởng lợi hoặc chịu đựng kết quả của những hành động đã làm từ trước.

Ví dụ
We are seeing this mistrust (ngờ vực) in expertise, in authority, in government play out during the outbreak of Covid-19 and are about to reap the harvest that years of seeding mistrust and ignorance has wrought.

May blessings be upon you and yours as you find your way in the world. Plant the seeds of hope for tomorrow, today ... and then reap the harvest in a positive (tích cực) and wonderful fashion. See that you only have this minute, today and realize the pregnant possibility in that!

Therefore, the time is right for IGB to establish (thành lập) a commercial REIT and reap the harvest in the UK, says a senior property analyst with a local bank-backed investment bank. “The UK situation is so uncertain. Looking at the broader market, I think it makes sense for IGB to take back its money and see what to do next,” she says.

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"Cheer him to the echo" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash

"Cheer one to the echo" có từ echo là tiếng vang -> cụm từ này nghĩa là lớn tiếng cổ vũ/chúc mừng ai.

Ví dụ
As the last triumphant (thắng lợi) notes rang out from the aria which Pavarotti gave to the World Cup, Puccini's Nessun Dorma from Turandot, the audience rose in the rain to cheer him to the echo.

One of Belfast's few remaining World War II veterans (cựu chiến binh) was cheered to the echo as his local community turned out to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Cars honked their horns as local people and Army cadets clapped and applauded east Belfast veteran Teddy Dixon, who turned 100 in March this year.

They had been there for five hours, he said, but still the crowd's 'pent up emotions were let loose and they cheered to the echo – “Allah! Allah!

Ngọc Lân

"Arrow in the quiver" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Marija Zaric on Unsplash

"Arrow in the quiver" = mũi tên trong bao -> nghĩa là một trong những nguồn lực hoặc chiến lược có thể dùng để đạt được mục tiêu/mục đích.

Ví dụ
“This is a way for him to focus on the ultimate arrow in the quiver on the pandemic, which is vaccine development (phát triển),” said a senior administration official. “There’s a very clear analogy around the Manhattan Project, which is very appealing to the folks around the secretary, and his legacy.”

"Students have lost meaningful amounts of learning time," said Kraft of distance learning this spring. "We need to find creative and affordable ways to maximize learning time. Cutting down on external interruptions isn’t a silver bullet, but it’s an important arrow in the quiver."

Concerning a possible loan (khoản vay) from the ESM, he said that “it is another arrow in the quiver so that if there is a need, it can be evaluated (đánh giá) at the appropriate time”.

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Hà Nội biết thừa

từ mấy năm nay rồi, là quá nóng ảnh hưởng đến suy nghĩ/tư duy (mạch lạc) :D

Yes, claims a new, small study that found too much heat on the head hampered (làm vướng, cản trở, ngăn trở) thinking in volunteers.

Most people know that high temperatures can cause heat exhaustion or heat stroke as the body's core temperature becomes dangerously high, but the beating sun can affect your brain even if your body temperature stays normal, researchers report.

"Solar radiation has a separate, direct effect on people's capacity to perform functions that require thinking and coordination, even if the person is not overly hyperthermic, simply because their head is exposed to high solar radiation,"

Bài trước: Hơi dị nhỉ

"To a certain extent" nghĩa là gì?

Xinh như mẹ Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

'to a certain extent' nghĩa là tới một mức độ nào đó; phần nào đó.

Ví dụ
"Everyone is able to acclimatize (thích nghi) to the heat to a certain extent each season. It depends a lot how much you expose (phơi) yourself to the heat," Vanos said.

The sushi business has been affected to a certain extent by the outbreak (bùng phát) of COVID-19 in Beijing this month at the Xinfadi wholesale farm-produce market, where the virus was detected on cutting boards (cái thớt) used for salmon (cá hồi).

Our survey has shown us that, while content and certifica-tion are just the tip (đỉnh, chóp) of the iceberg and can help a professional grow only to a certain extent whereas effective mentoring can do wonders by applying that knowledge at the right place, in the right manner," said Vivek Kumar, Managing Director, Springboard India.

Bích Nhàn

"Make certain of" nghĩa là gì?

Check-in ngay cho nóng Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels

'Make certain of something' nghĩa là kiểm tra lại nhằm đảm bảo, chắc chắn là đúng.

Ví dụ
Girolamo reminded that contractors, business owners and homeowners should call 811 before digging at construction sites or yards to make certain of natural gas line locations.

Celta Vigo will be looking to build on their draw (trận hòa) against Barcelona and all but make certain of their La Liga status when they travel to Mallorca on Tuesday evening.

After the initial outbreak (bùng nổ), customers visiting project sites have been high-quality buyers. They make certain of their financial health and prepare their financial qualifications to be ready to accept transferred units, Mr Thanakorn said.

“One thing we wanted to make certain of was that there was no decrease in the level of training that they got. We want to make sure all of our students are held to that high standard and we were not willing to make any concessions (nhân nhượng, nhượng bộ) about that,” said Thomasee.

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