Journey in Life: 07/13/20

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Monday, July 13, 2020

"There is reason in roasting of eggs" nghĩa là gì?

Mỗi một dự án đều cần sự tỉ mỉ, cẩn thận. Photo by Alvaro Reyes on Unsplash

"There is reason in roasting of eggs" = nướng trứng cũng có lý do -> nghĩa là luôn có lý do cho mọi hành động cho dù rất kỳ lạ.

Ví dụ
Your definition is good, said Mr. Burke, and I now see the full force of the common proverb, “There is reason in roasting of eggs."

There was more reason in this too, than in the roasting of eggs; for the first objects Mr Tapley recognised when he opened his eyes were his own heels – looking down at him, as he afterwards observed, from a nearly perpendicular (vuông góc) elevation.

There is reason even in the roasting of an egg, and we do not mean that pasturage (đồng cỏ chăn thả gia súc) may not be substituted for tillage (đất trồng trọt) to too great an extent; but we do mean to express the opinion that an excess of tillage, to the exclusion of pasturage, has skinned our lands, and that to the reverse of that system we are mainly to look for improvement.

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"For reasons best known to himself" nghĩa là gì?

Chỉ họ mới hiểu phong cách này... Photo by Sippakorn Yamkasikorn from Pexels

"For (a/some) reasons best known to oneself" nghĩa là (hài hước) với hành động kỳ lạ, gây khó hiểu mà chỉ người đó mới hiểu.

Ví dụ 
For reasons best known to themselves, Electronics World chose to put graded shading as a background to the graphs.

For reasons best known to himself, Old Negus always stationed his van some distance away from the Clan's enclave.

The worst which the Referee finds is that Mrs. Johnson disregarded the employer's rule for reasons best known to herself.

The plan apparently was to surprise him, so Barry ran around the house to come up behind the hyena (linh cẩu). For reasons best known to himself, he (Barry) was barking.

Thu Phương

"Contrary to all reason" nghĩa là gì?

"Nói gì mà vô lý thế." Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels

"Contrary to all reason" = đối nghịch với mọi lý lẽ -> nghĩa là vô lý, trái ngược lẽ thường hoặc biến số không nghĩ đến, không lường trước được.

Ví dụ
It is an easy thing to understand that a thing so unjust (bất công), and so contrary to all reason and liberty of man, cannot be put in execution (xử tử) but with great incommodity and difficulty.

As it seems to be contrary to the above-mentioned scriptures (kinh thánh) to suppose that Christ will appear on earth, and reign (trị vì) a thousand years in his human nature; so it appears contrary to all reason.

It is contrary to all experience, as it would be contrary to all reason , that any considerable and ancient nation should exist, the whole of whose written annals should be false; and yet, in the case of the Jews, to stop short at the partial admission of the authenticity (tính xác thực) of their recorded transactions, to the exclusion of any preternatural agency in their production, would drive us into the admission of positions not one degree more tenable (bảo vệ được).

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"Slip into something more comfortable" nghĩa là gì?

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"Slip into something more comfortable" nghĩa là ngả ngốn, quyết rũ đối tượng (hấp dẫn giới tính).

Ví dụ
He put the knives back into their case, and hugged her. “Thank you. They are beautiful.” “So maybe now I'll go slip into something more comfortable,” she said.

“I think I'll slip into something more comfortable.” The sparkle had once again returned to the beautiful big blue eyes he remembered so well, although they were now red and swollen.

After they have exchanged their stories, the woman announces, “I'm going to slip into something more comfortable.”
“This woman is amazing,” he muses (trầm ngâm).

Wyatt's soft chuckles followed her down the hallway toward her bedroom. She stepped inside the room, closed the door, then put her face in her hands. Had she actually just told Wyatt Madison she was going to slip into something more comfortable?

Thu Phương

"A damn sight better" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Nicolas Gras on Unsplash

"A damn sight better" có từ sight là số lượng lớn -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tốt hơn rất nhiều.

Ví dụ
Definitely not the worst as far as freakshow fights go, and it’s a damn sight better than the Gallen-Tyson matchup (trận đấu giữa hai người/đội) Paul Amatruda proposed earlier this year.

She’s actually Melissa, she’s my work wife, my sister, my mate, she drinks espresso like I do, she is able to express and articulate (nói rõ ràng) a damn sight better than you can clearly and that is just the beginning Graham.

I've fronted up (cố gắng hết sức) to my fears and believe me there have been tears, but the highs have felt a damn sight better than any beer buzz, or a three-glasses-of-wine thrill.

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"With the best of intentions" nghĩa là gì?

Định chụp chân dung mà nhìn cái ảnh thấy chán không chứ Photo by Kristin Vogt from Pexels

"With the best of intentions" nghĩa là với rất nhiều hi vọng, ý định tốt, thường sử dụng khi nói tới việc không làm đúng mục đích tốt đẹp ban đầu.

Ví dụ
Even with the best of intentions among everyone involved, you can take a painful financial hit if you lend money to a family member.

Even with the best of intentions, leaks (để lộ) of confidential information (thông tin bí mật) can occur. Unfortunately, once leaked, the confidential nature of a trade secret is difficult or impossible to restore and can result in real harm and devaluation of an entity’s material asset.

While people may work there with the best of intentions, it’s a poison (đầu độc, thuốc độc) in our midst: fueled by death, and contributing to a culture where mass deaths in nursing homes don’t even seem to faze (làm phiền) us. Black lives matter, as all lives do — but these past decades, we haven’t been acting like that is true. Violence is like the air we breathe.

Bích Nhàn

"That's more like it" nghĩa là gì?

Thư giãn và hít thở thật sâu. Photo by Lucas Pezeta from Pexels

"That's more like it" nghĩa là tốt hơn rồi đấy, điều đó ổn hơn.

Ví dụ
That's more like it, I thought, taking three long, deep yoga breaths.

Well, now, that's more like it, she said. She smiled. You can pay for dinner.

The fatty who was called Boss Lu laughed coldly, and let out a disdainful (khinh khỉnh) snort from his nose: "Hmph! That's more like it." After saying that, he smugly glanced at the surrounding customers.

“If ye only like someone who'll disagree with ye and call ye names, get yerself a Sassannach.” An abrupt (thô lỗ) laugh rumbled from his chest. “That's more like it, lass (cô gái),” he returned, still chuckling.

Thu Phương

"Have designs on" nghĩa là gì?

Em có một khát khao, làn da rám nắng Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"Have designs on someone or something" nghĩa là có ý đồ phá hoại ai/cái gì nhằm trục lợi; lên kế hoạch/âm mưu bí mật, thường vì động cơ ích kỉ, cá nhân .

Ví dụ
Somerset Live say that the England wing presented for a medical at Beziers, the ProD2 side set to be bought by UAE investors. Rokoduguni was said to be a target of the club who have designs on promotion to the Top 14.

Sylvester Stallone made a star of the former UFC champ with The Expendables 3, and she soon appeared in Fast & Furious 7, proving the crossover (chuyển biến, thay đổi) can happen. And VanZant will certainly have designs on becoming a movie star, if the offer's there from a Hollywood producer.

The Team Ineos roster for the rescheduled 2020 Tour will include Egan Bernal and 2018 winner Geraint Thomas, who both have designs on overall victory in Paris, but on Thursday, Froome reiterated (lặp lại) his desire to win a record-equalling fifth title before leaving the team. Knaven said that Froome’s imminent (sắp tới) departure (ra đi) will not alter (thay đổi) his status.

Bích Nhàn

"By accident or design" nghĩa là gì?

Không biết là do vô tình hay photoshop nữa Photo by Adriaan Greyling from Pexels

'(whether) by accident or design' nghĩa là (dù, không biết chắc) cố tình (có chủ ý) hay không; vô tình hay hữu ý.

Ví dụ
Whether by accident or design, our reporters were unable to get into the Zoom meeting. But we were provided a recording of proceedings by activists Just Share.

Whether by accident or design — and Jose Mourinho stated it was the latter — Tottenham sat noticeably deeper in the second half, content to soak up pressure and wait for the visitors to gift them an opportunity to win the game.

The holding pattern the Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association is in looks to remain in effect for the duration, and it should. Whether we like it or not, change in this COVID-19 world is an inevitability (không thể tránh được). By accident or design, the world continues to undergo a painful remodeling at the hands of this virus.

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"Muscle in on" nghĩa là gì?

Mùa hè đến rồi các bạn ơi Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels

"Muscle in on someone or something" nghĩa là gây áp lực hoặc gây gổ lên ai hay thứ gì nhằm lấy quyền kiểm soát hoặc thu lợi.

Ví dụ
The report sparked (khuấy động) a jump in Walmart’s stock price, as investors sized up its potential to muscle in on Amazon.

Ford Motor Co. plans to install a hands-free driving system on its electric Mustang Mach-E model coming later this year as it attempts to muscle in on the high-tech turf (lĩnh vực) now dominated by Tesla Inc.

Whether or not Netflix have managed to muscle in on Marvel’s territory remains to be seen, but with so much more to learn about this unique set of characters (and a post-credits scene offers a hint at Netflix’s intentions) it would certainly be a shame if their story ended here.

Bích Nhàn

"Taste like more" nghĩa là gì?

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"Taste like more" nghĩa là có hương vị ngon, muốn ăn thêm.

Ví dụ 
Seasoning makes an ingredient taste like more of itself.

I'm an advocate of precise measuring when it comes to baking, but when I find a recipe that is very forgiving and tastes like more.

Ashley Elliott (sixteen, white, working class) also found it difficult to resist unhealthy food, simply because it tasted like more.

You can vary the proportions of ingredients and it still tastes like more. Heat the oil and butter together over medium heat and saute (xào) the onions, garlic, and shallots (hẹ tây) until soft and translucent (trong).

Thu Phương

"All the more reason for" nghĩa là gì?

Có đang buồn bực cũng không nên giận cá chém thớt nha. Photo by Julia Mourão Missagia from Pexels

"All the more reason for/to (doing something)" nghĩa là càng có thêm lý do, động lực để làm gì.

Ví dụ
If he thus forbade (cấm) you to give power over yourself to your brother or friend, all the more reason for him to forbid you from turning yourself over to the control of your enemy. Nonetheless, I advise you not to mistrust my lord.

It was the uncertainty and the war, and so on, that you gave as your reason. I responded by saying I felt that when you were in this kind of period, it is all the more reason for coming in with more frequent attempts to give educated guesses.

Sometimes, you can be depressed without any concrete (cụ thể) reason. However, the fact remains that severe stressful relations can end up in depression. This is all the more reason to find solutions for stress and to learn to handle trying situations.

Your mood go sour, and maybe you even become a little like your boss was earlier, having a negative attitude with other people. This, in turn, gives you unwanted responses from your co-workers, which gives you all the more reason to continue your “bad day."

Thu Phương

"Pull a muscle" nghĩa là gì?

Tùy sức mà tập thôi Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

"Pull a muscle" nghĩa là dùng quá sức lực dẫn tới đau hoặc tổn thương.

Ví dụ
Pique seems to have pull a muscle. Looks a groin (háng) problem.

"It sounds funny, as l don't pull a muscle. A rookie (lính mới, tân binh) sounds like a kid to me. So it kind of gives me that frame of mind I suppose," said August.

Still to win away against a 'Big Six' side in over five years, Arsenal were already struggling to cope with City's swiftness (nhanh nhẹn) of passing and closing down off the ball when defender Pablo Mari appeared to pull a muscle or tweak a tendon (dây chằng) and was replaced by Luiz after 24 minutes.

She finds these anti-inflammatory (chống viêm) effects, even in low doses of cannabidiol, especially exciting since inflammation kind of underlies everything. “Low levels of inflammation are involved in body weight gain, if you pull a muscle...there’s such wide ranging benefits to anti-inflammatories.”

Bích Nhàn

"Stoop to conquer" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: André Cuervo on Unsplash

"Stoop to conquer" = hạ mình để chinh phục -> nghĩa là đảm nhận vai trò, vị trí được cho là thấp kém hơn khả năng hoặc địa vị xã hội của mình để đạt được mục đích cuối cùng; 'khổ nhục kế'.

Ví dụ
There are many who believe that the party is the biggest obstacle (chướng ngại vật) in the path of Opposition unity today by still insisting that all other parties must accept the leadership of the Congress parivar. So, is Congress ready to stoop to conquer?

This means it must reach out more to the opposition (bên đối lập) to evolve a consensus (nhất trí) on difficult reforms (cải cách). It cannot get things done on its own. When your political capital is eroding, you have to stoop to conquer.

There some hazards (mối nguy) of twitter for which I have to stoop to conquer. Most of these are paid to tweet. My challenge to publish the full text has no answer and they stand exposed.

Ngọc Lân

"So the story goes" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Road Trip with Raj on Unsplash

"So the story goes" = và thế là câu chuyện tiếp diễn -> được dùng khi ai đó kể lại câu chuyện họ nghe được từ nguời khác.

Ví dụ
It is necessary, so the story goes, to bring in non-native police powers and non-native legal institutions
(thể chế) for the sake of bringing law and order to Indian Country.

In October 2015, German-based (gốc Đức) artists Nora al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles entered Berlin’s Neues Museum and used a mobile device to scan one of the country’s most popular attractions: the Bust of Queen Nefertiti. Or so the story goes — many people now believe that the scan was too high-quality to come from a phone and was instead a copy of the museum’s own scan, which, interestingly enough, is not protected by copyright laws.

The name ‘dead finish’ describes this plant as one of the hardiest (chịu được hạn) drought (hạn hán) survivors and when it dies, that’s the finish of all plants or so the story goes.

Ngọc Lân

"Not know him from Adam" nghĩa là gì?

Ơ anh là ai thế?? Photo by: Mimi Thian on Unsplash

"Not know one from Adam" = không biết ai ngoài Adam -> nghĩa là không quen biết ai.

Ví dụ
“He later came back and thanked her for that,” Wesley said. “My mom didn’t know him from Adam or Eve, but she knew he was someone’s child. She was always willing (sẵn lòng) to go into the deepest, darkest hole to help somebody. Even when we lived in a bad neighborhood, she would help strangers. She was fearless.”

And my accuser (người buộc tội)? Not a hint of his identity (danh tính) in my article and I did not know him from Adam. The general simply emerged from the woodwork, trotted out by his superiors to be my tormentor.

“When I met Ed Sheeran, I didn’t know him from Adam. He slept on my couch (đi văng, ghế dài) for six weeks,” Foxx said in an Instagram live video that he recorded with Vave, who shared the video on her own Instagram account.

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"A prophet is not without honor save in his own country" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Ethan Hu on Unsplash

"A prophet is not without honor save in his own country" = nhà tiên tri không phải không được trọng vọng ngoại trừ quê nhà của ông ta -> nghĩa là người có tài thường không được người thân/gần gũi công nhận.

Ví dụ
“A biblical quote states, a prophet is not without honor save in his own country, meaning it is rare (hiếm khi) to be recognized among your own,” said Judge Cox in his acceptance (chấp nhận) speech, at the grand ceremony that was graced by the presence of US Consul General Howie Prince, who is based at the Consulate General in New York.

As the saying goes, a prophet is not without honor save in his own country initially (ban đầu) this artist’s work was not well received among the petty bourgeois (tư sản) of Paris and the art community in general where his first exhibition has to be held in the “Salon des Refusés” — French for “exhibition of the rejects”. His radical (từ gốc) artistic endeavor (nỗ lực) was taken as “dishonoring art” at his time.

On a different but still Davos note, I would like to congratulate the central character in my documentary film State of Mind, Professor Dixon Chibanda for being invited in his own capacity to the World Economic Forum to address world leaders on Mental Health and mental health disorders (rối loạn) and providing solutions to the world economic, political and social leaders. A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country and among his own people, which we shall substitute for government.

Ngọc Lân

Cuối cùng mới nói

tiền mua được hạnh phúc...

chả thế, muốn "rùng mình giá cao" ko có usd thì nàm thao...

The study used data from the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the longest-running nationally representative (đại diện quốc gia) surveys (điều tra khảo sát) of U.S. adults, with 44,198 participants between 1972 and 2016.

It found a growing class divide in happiness, with the happiness of whites with no college education steadily declining since 1972 while the happiness of whites with a college education stayed steady.

"Do the honors" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: 五玄土 ORIENTO on Unsplash

"Do the honors" có honors là nghi thức trọng thể, lễ nghi trọng thể; sự khoản đãi trọng thể -> cụm từ này nghĩa là cử hành nghi lễ, như nâng ly (chúc tụng), phát biểu khai mạc v.v...

Ví dụ
Harper's been in remission (miễn giảm) since October 2017, and to celebrate the day, Matthew and Missy invited her to do the honors: pouring the bucket of ice. The event turned into a celebration, filled with balloons, handmade signs, and a cake.

The third part is not being directed by James Wan, the director of the first two movies, Michael Chaves will do the honors by taking the role of (đảm nhận) James Wan.

Sony recruited (chiêu mộ) Spider-Man to do the honors this week in showing eager fans what the PlayStation 5’s game boxes will look like.

Ngọc Lân

"No more Mr. Nice Guy" nghĩa là gì?

Tôi sẽ không để yên đâu! Photo by Mustafa ezz from Pexels

"No more Mr. Nice Guy" nghĩa là không còn tỏ ra tử tế, dễ chịu, khoan dung như trước nữa.

Ví dụ
To all those who wish to continue harassing and slandering my name I will be recording all names to send to the police! NO MORE MR NICE GUY!!!

Why burn an elk statue? What a lovely thing to make a statue for, one of God's furry friends! These TERRORISTS (kẻ khủng bố) MUST BE ARRESTED & PROSECUTED UNDER TERRORISM LAWS. NO MORE MR. NICE GUY.

The Chinese Communist Party has effectively turned Hong Kong into another concentration camp (trại tập trung). Now we will take away all of their "preferred" status perks (đặc quyền) and punish them for continuing bad behavior. I guess that means "No more Mr. Nice Guy".

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Lindsey. This fish rots (thối) from the head. Let Obama try to pull a Lois Lerner & invoke the 5th. Exposing this criminal fraud (gian lận) would set a good precedent (tiền đề) & go a long way toward Trump’s goal of assuring that this never happen to another president.

Thu Phương

"Cop a feel" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Dainis Graveris on Unsplash

"Cop a feel" -> nghĩa là lén lút vuốt ve/mơn trớn gợi dục ai.

Ví dụ
But some select quotes (câu trích dẫn) from a new survey (cuộc khảo sát) about sexual harassment (quấy rối) in the legal profession shows otherwise. Just take a look at some of these statements: “A judge put his hands under my suit jacket to cop a feel… in his chambers (phòng của quan tòa).”

However, there are other problems to hugs (ôm ấp) — it invades (xâm lấn) a person’s private space in a way few things do. Even in the wake of the ‘MeToo’ movement it was brought to light that men often misused hugs to cop a feel. Hopefully, in this new era, consent will become mandatory even for hugs.

That’s when Maksimov tried to cop a feel, the complaint (than phiền) says. “She then felt Maksimov touch her in the hamstring and buttock (mông) area,” the federal air marshal wrote.

Ngọc Lân

"More to the point" nghĩa là gì?

Tán một lúc 2 em thì đỉnh rồi. Photo by Eliott Reyna on Unsplash

"More to the point" nghĩa là bổ sung những điều quan trọng hơn.

Ví dụ
More to the point, what about the relationship between equity and economic growth?

And more to the point, who was included in the “we”, referenced, and what marked my exclusion from this group?

As some guy trying to use his position to impress me so I'd be flattered by his attention. It didn't and I wasn't. But I guess his intent came across enough that I'm surprised to hear he's a married man. Or, more to the point, that he'd so openly flirt with someone right in the middle of city hall.

More to the point, they are unlikely to do so in any foreseeable (dự trước được) future. The world is governed by force, not solidarity (đoàn kết), no matter how much we might wish it otherwise and however much American conservatives like Kagan underestimate the power of solidarity in either its Christian or social-democratic incarnation (hiện thân).

Thu Phương

"There are plenty more where that came from" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng đợi tin nhắn nữa. Photo by mikoto.raw from Pexels

"There are plenty more where that/(one) came from" nghĩa là còn nhiều nơi để thuộc về, ý chỉ người vừa chia tay và tìm được người mới.

Ví dụ
If we are not worried about X, then we fear and dread Y; if one irrational fear doesn't come true, there are plenty more where that came from.

“What the hell, there's plenty more where that came from.” Yet there isn't plenty more where that came from. It's curious that people often find it difficult to learn a throw-away mentality with respect to our own mental resources.

He would make the people a nice present. It was good to get presents. He had gotten a present once. Besides, there was plenty more where she came from. Plenty more. He wouldn't ever have to worry about going hungry, not a smart man like him.

Maybe we're being too hard on Brother Paul. Maybe you should give him a little more time. Maybe you should give him a little more time. Maybe something happened that kept him from calling you whe he said he would. And if you don't ever hear from him again, there's plenty more where he came from.

Thu Phương

"More's the pity" nghĩa là gì?

Dù có nhếch nhác hơn thì cũng vẫn yêu. Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels

"More's the pity" nghĩa là tiếc nuối, thất vọng hoặc vô cùng xấu hổ (cách dùng cũ).

Ví dụ
More's the pity, I mean, because such a delicious bit deserves a longer life. I could weep over the early death of an epigram (lời chế nhạo) with a hearty spirit, which is second only to the grief I feel at a good story spoiled for relation's sake.

The only time he'd seen her out of her scrubs, she'd been in something else—more's the pity—namely maternity (cho bà bầu) clothes, generally made out of some... And during that entire nine-month span (quãng thời gian), he'd been even more enchanted by her than ever.

“It is not surprising that we should get some of the phrases that belong to the land, for we are seldom out of sight of it, twenty four hours at a time.”
“More's the pity, boy. A very little land ought to go a great way, with a seafaring man (thủy thủ). Now, if the truth were known, Master Western, I suppose there is more or less land all round your lake."

Thu Phương

"There are plenty more pebbles on the beach" nghĩa là gì?

Rồi tình yêu sẽ tìm đến bạn một lần nữa. Photo by Oleg_bf Oleg Borisov from Pexels

"There are plenty more pebbles on the beach" = có nhiều sỏi trên bãi biển -> nghĩa là còn rất nhiều cơ hội, khả năng hoặc người tuyệt vời khác trên đời. Đồng nghĩa với cụm từ "there are plenty more fish in the sea".

Ví dụ
'There're plenty more pebbles on the beach,' he pronounces dismissively (dứt khoát) and, as if to emphasize the point, he picks up a handful and lobs them into the air.

'That's men for you,' Maudie said with a smile. 'Anyway, there's plenty more pebbles on the beach and you're young yet. So come on, tell me about this VAD business.'

Of course, you must bring your friend to the party, darling, but don't let your heart rule your head... Not just yet, eh? There's plenty more pebbles on that big old beach out there, my love.

'Maybe she loves him,' Iris said.
'Bah. There are plenty more pebbles on the beach ,' Demelza said. She laughed and laughed, barking and cawing like a seagull. 'There are plenty more pebbles on the beach,' she said again, baring her teeth to the wind.

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"What is more" nghĩa là gì?

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"What's more" nghĩa là hơn nữa, ngoài ra.

Ví dụ
What is more, I give and bequeath (truyền lại) to my beloved niece, Nancy J.

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.

A: Well I must say that sounds excellent value for money!
B: Ha ha, does it? Oh yes, of course it does! And what's more it's not the sort of service we can afford to give to anyone.

What is more do I promise and swear, that I will not violate the chastity (trong trắng) of Master Mason's wife, mother, sister or daughter, I knowing them to be such, nor suffer it to be done by others, if in my power to prevent it.

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"What more can be done" nghĩa là gì?

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"What more can be done?" nghĩa là không thể làm gì hơn để cải thiện tình hình.

Ví dụ
It may be asked, what more can be done for India? In reply to such a question, we would ask, what has the state yet done?

Often am I disposed to ask what more can be done for our interesting, but sinking population - for the education of their children , for the religious instruction of themselves and their families?

But what more can be done, unless you at once throw open the prison-doors, and leave the deluded creditor (chủ nợ) a helpless, unprotected prey (con mồi) to the swindling sharks that throng (đám đông tụ họp) the metropolis?

What more can be done for him? I don't know how my dad is really doing. Do you think he will go home? Disease stage My dad has been in and out of the hospital for the last year. He always pulls through, but this time he looks the worse.

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"A civil question deserves a civil answer" nghĩa là gì?

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"A civil question deserves a civil answer" nghĩa là hỏi lịch sự, trả lời lịch sự, đừng hỏi tào lao thì người ta sẽ trả lời thôi. "Civil" ở đây có nghĩa là lễ phép, lễ độ.

Ví dụ
Civil questions deserve civil answer. First of all, there is the intriguing question of the degree of relevance for human rights.

Mr.WILLIAM REDMOND remarked that civil questions deserved civil answers, and he thought he had a right to a reply on the particular points he had raised.

Come, come, young man, civil questions deserve civil answers; your manners are no better than your boots, they both want mending (hàn gắn); and the fool laughed as though he had said something very witty.

"I have often heard it said that a civil question deserves a civil answer."
"Excuse me" retorted the girl ; "a civil answer to a civil question depends very much upon circumstances."

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