Journey in Life: 07/14/20

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

"In a blaze of glory" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

"In a blaze of glory" = trong vinh quang rực rỡ -> nghĩa là làm điều gì rất ấn tượng/kịch tính vào phút cuối (sự nghiệp, cuộc đời) và trở nên nổi tiếng.

Ví dụ
The police officer isn't an action hero. A month shy of superannuation (về hưu), he wants to go out in a blaze of glory. But he plays by the book. He is humiliated (nhục), shoved around, even slapped. He doesn't lose his cool.

The sketch (vở kịch ngắn) ends with the kids all sharing that their eyes have started itching (ngứa ngáy) — a clear sign that their short time with the unicorns was a little too extended. "I say we go out in a blaze of glory," Sudeikis says, telling the kids, "I want y'all to hop on a unicorn and we're gonna ride toward that cliff over yonder (đằng xa)."

One gets a very strong impression that the President wants nothing more than to go out in a blaze of glory. With a mismanaged pandemic, the lingering (kéo dài) specter (bóng ma) of impeachment (nghi ngờ, gièm pha), and highly visible protests (phản đối) everywhere, Trump’s taken out his fiddle, since he’s decided there’s no stopping the flames.

Ngọc Lân

"Full of the joys of spring" nghĩa là gì?

Ô dzui quá xá là dzui! Photo courtesy: AnnieMacD

"Full of the joys of spring" = đầy sự hân hoan của mùa xuân -> rất vui và hạnh phúc. Đây là một idiom của UK và thường được dùng một cách hài hước, hóm hỉnh.

Ví dụ
She's still full of the joys of spring.

Just like you, I was like a kid at Christmas on the last Sunday morning. I popped out of bed, full of the joys of spring, at the prospect (mong chờ) of Phil, Tiger, Tom and Peyton live on my television, later in the day.

One region that has become particularly adept (tinh thông) with pinot in recent vintages is Alsace. Better known for its range of spicy, aromatic whites from varieties such as riesling (nho xanh của Đức), gewurztraminer (nho trắng) and pinot gris (nho xanh của Ý), its pinot noirs (nho đen) can have a delightfully vivid red-fruited succulence (mọng nước) that is full of the joys of spring, as in the strawberry and raspberry-scented juiciness of the excellent Turckheim co-op’s organic version.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Up to no good" nghĩa là gì?

"Blaze a trail" nghĩa là gì?

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"Blaze a trail" = khắc dấu trên cây, đánh dấu đường đi -> nghĩa là làm việc gì lần đầu tiên rồi hướng dẫn người khác, đi đầu/tiên phong.

Ví dụ
It was fortified (củng cố) when a lawyer named Thurgood Marshall persuaded (thuyết phục) the Supreme Court to strike down “separate but equal” and blaze a trail for opportunity in Brown v. Board of Education.

In fact, the five members of the 2019 All-WNBA First Team are members of the LGTBQ+ community. Using their platforms (nền tảng) in the WNBA, they have helped to make the cause visible and in the words of Brittney Griner, trying to blaze a trail for those who follow in their footsteps.

The Washington Township boundaries (ranh giới) include some of the wealthiest (giàu có) neighborhoods in Indianapolis as well as many low-income areas. The district’s decision could blaze a trail for neighboring districts that are hashing out (trò chuyện để đưa ra quyết định) reopening.

Ngọc Lân

"Hot off the press" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Adeolu Eletu on Unsplash

"Hot off the press" có từ press là máy in -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tin tức nóng hổi, vừa mới ra lò.

Ví dụ
The Moose Jaw Express' 9th edition (phiên bản) of the Explore Moose Jaw magazine is hot off the press and will be delivered to your door in this edition. It certainly was compiled (biên soạn) in interesting times during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest quarterly (tạp chí xuất bản theo từng quý) Domain Rent Report is hot off the press and Nicola McDougall, a director with Bricks and Mortar Media, has been crunching the numbers. Nicola is chatting with ABC Radio Afternoons presenter Kat Feeney.

Ironically, the film comes at a time when the topic of minority (thiểu số) representation in films is hot off the press, with popular actors and directors across the world owning up to their lack of efforts in increasing diversity on screen.

Ngọc Lân

Cần lệnh cấm toàn quốc

lái xe taxi bị em gái 27 tuổi cầm dĩa ăn cướp tiền... :D
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Timmins Police Service officers responded to a call for service regarding a theft in progress where [it is alleged that] a woman had stolen money from a taxi and was fleeing with an undetermined amount of cash.

Responding Timmins Police Service officers located the female suspect a short distance from the original scene.

The suspect was brandishing (khua, vung) a kitchen fork (dĩa ăn) and not compliant with directions given to her by the police to discard the potential weapon (hạ vũ khí).

The suspect was eventually subdued (chinh phục, khuất phục, đánh bại) and taken into custody (giam cầm).

Bài trước: Cuối cùng mới nói

May nhé

người đàn ông khỏa thân đã được cứu sau 24h ở dưới cống...
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A naked man may have spent more than 24 hours alone in the Duluth sewer system (hệ thống cống rãnh/cống nước thải).

Duluth firefighters (lính cứu hỏa) rescued (cứu hộ) him Thursday evening a little after 5:00 p.m. A passerby had heard his yells for help. Rescue crews (đội cứu hộ) lifted a manhole cover (nắp cống) and found the man in distress (đau đớn, cảnh khốn cùng). He was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia (giảm nhiệt), then held for observation. A witness had told authorities Wednesday about watching a man enter the sewer system near I-35, leaving a stack of clothes behind. A two-hour search turned up nothing.

"Be in the worst possible taste" nghĩa là gì?

"Xinh" quá. :D Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash 

"Be in the worst possible taste" nghĩa là khẩu vị "mặn", gu/ tiêu chuẩn tệ, mắt nhìn kém, không phù hợp, gây khó chịu.

Ví dụ
It was pink and, if I may quote the immortal (bất tử) Kenny Everett, all done in the worst possible taste.

When cats are confined (hạn chế) in a case and cannot run away, it is in the worst possible taste to expose them to strangers.

The portraits were not only wretched (xấu) paintings, but conceived in the worst possible taste. The only exception was that of Cavaignac, by Vernet, and this, unfortunately, was not a striking likeness.

The furniture of the room has been lent by the Bavarian crown, and the whole is a marvel of gilding (mạ vàng), and is exceedingly rich, though in the worst possible taste. The general effect of these rooms, however, is magnificent.

Thu Phương

"Make him see reason" nghĩa là gì?

Dành thời gian một mình để ngẫm nghĩ sự đời. Photo by Cristofer Jeschke on Unsplash

"Make one see reason" nghĩa là thuyết phục ai chấp nhận, đồng ý với đánh giá/hành động hợp lý hoặc nhận ra lỗi lầm hoặc khiến ai suy nghĩ hợp lý hơn.

Ví dụ
I'll make her see reason today, explain the near breakin and get her in contact with Celida. Trust me, I don't want trouble any more than she does.

And his meditations (suy ngẫm) had always worked to calm him down in times of crisis, to make him see reason, to make him understand the path to success.

It was impossible to make him see reason. It was impossible to make him see light. Of course, the crawlway was dark; but wisdom could have cast upon him, a little peace of mind.

How long had it been since he'd found anything to laugh about? This firecracker (pháo đốt) of a woman had always had a way of making him see reason, of finding the humor in a situation.

Thu Phương

"Listen to reason" nghĩa là gì?

Lắng nghe để thấu hiểu. Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

"Listen to reason" nghĩa là lắng nghe, thấu hiểu, chú ý đến lẽ phải, lập luận, đánh giá hợp lý về một tình huống.

Ví dụ
I'm betting the committee will listen to reason when it comes from two of the leading Silks in the country.

If the latter is obliged to submit to reason when her husband suggests it to her, then the husband is no less honor bound to listen to reason when reason speaks through the mouth of his wife.

If we were to formulate this issue in a single phrase, then we might call it 'the authority of reason'. It arises as soon as we begin to question our apparently healthy and natural faith in reason. Why should I listen to reason?

Every man trusts his own forms of credulity (tính cả tin), and we all are angered by an opponent's unreasonableness (vô lý), especially when he claims to be a defender of reason. "I'll not listen to reason," a character in Cranford says.

Thu Phương