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Monday, July 27, 2020

"Be under a spell" nghĩa là gì?

Falling in love. Photo by Gabriel Bastelli from Pexels

"Be under a spell" hoặc "under one's spell", "under the spell of" nghĩa là bị mê hoặc, bị bỏ bùa mê thuốc lú, dính bả.

Ví dụ
And, just like everyone else, she had fallen under his spell.

He wasn't sure if he was taking a devious (xảo quyệt) revenge on Robin for stealing Justin, or if he was helplessly joining Justin under the spell of the family.

He swiftly realizes that he is in the presence of an extraordinary individual —the most purely objective and detached (khách quan) person I had ever met— and falls completely under his spell.

A: “Well, he had me under his spell. So, you know—”
B: “His spell? Do you think she was under his spell?”
A: “Well, he got me under it, so I imagine he could get other people under it.”

Thu Phương

"Do I have to spell it out for you" nghĩa là gì?

"Đơn giản vậy cũng cần phải giải thích nữa sao?" Photo by Geoff Sankey

"Do I have to spell it out (for you)?" = có cần tớ đánh vần cho cậu không -> nghĩa là có cần phải giải thích về điều cơ bản như vậy không.

Ví dụ
Do I have to spell out what that means?

Before he knows it, he's in the divorce court, and I don't have to spell out the rest to you.

Wait until you were safely married because of the possibilities of complication. Did I have to spell out what those complications were?

I hope I do not have to spell out in detail how unfortunate it would be if you were to mention your past professional involvement in London, however innocently intended.

Thu Phương

"Weave a spell over" nghĩa là gì?

"Weave a spell over (someone)" nghĩa là thu hút, bỏ bùa mê ai.

Ví dụ
You can weave a spell into any type of rock garden. No matter how big or small your space, you can create an enchanting rock garden.

Early on I learned that stories could save you. That stories could weave a spell even over powerful adults and get them off your case and on to other things.

No one, I believed, rejoiced more than I. On those languid (chậm, yếu) days of recovery, she told stories as she was wont to do, made-up stories and true life stories. She was a master storyteller and could weave a spell on us children.

These spellbinding passages are instrumental to the remarkable double achievement of The Drums of Yore in not only documenting this particular traditional Songhay possession ritual (nghi thức), but in documenting at the same time the mysterious powers of cinema—the ability of incorporeal (vô hình) shadows projected on a screen to weave spells over us.

Thu Phương

"Turn a profit" nghĩa là gì?

Lợi nhuận đương nhiên quan trọng. Photo by GotCredit

"Turn a profit" nghĩa là kiếm tiền, kiếm được lợi nhuận.

Ví dụ
Mr. Hills denied that his clients had stooped so low (hạ thấp tiêu chuẩn) as to turn a profit on their inside information.

I don't remember ever turning a profit. I was a member. I never paid a dime to used their services.

Without offending (xúc phạm) the swing traders of the world, I would dare to say that you can swing trade (mua bán xen kẽ) on a part‐time basis and still turn a profit.

I am presenting this information here to enable you to have that knowledge and to assist you in gaining the expertise and familiarity with the game, both designed to enhance your ability to turn a profit.

Thu Phương

"I promise you" nghĩa là gì?

"I (can) promise you" nghĩa là tôi cam đoan/đảm bảo với bạn, hoặc tôi sẽ nói với bạn sự thật.

Ví dụ
I promise you Franklin that there will not be any trouble.

“I promise you, Wanda,” she said aloud. “Someday I'll write the story of your life. I'll write a book, and people can read it. Maybe they'll publish it in Polish as you wished. I don't know when, but I promise you.”

Gracie, people make mistakes and accidents happen. Now, I know that you're mommy wasn't alwways nice to you but I want you to know that you don't have to be afraid anymore. No one is going to hurt you, ever. I promise you that.

"You must gain acceptance in your pack. You must shun (tránh xa) the humans and hide your difference. If you can do this,” he said, “if you can earn the mark of romma, we will help you find your mother when you are grown. I promise you."

Thu Phương

"Everyone and his brother" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: David Marcu on Unsplash

"Everyone and his brother" = mọi người và anh trai -> nghĩa là rất nhiều người, hầu hết mọi người.

Ví dụ
Everyone and his brother will be clamoring (la hét) for the New York Islanders to land an offensive forward before the NHL trade deadline. While that makes sense it’s not very realistic given the marketplace.

In town on holidays, everyone and his brother set off mass quantities (số lượng) of the same illegal fireworks they just bought up the hill at the Reservation. IN Auburn. And although I don’t think the Auburn cops do this anymore, some of them used to provide security to the fireworks stands up there on their off-duty hours for extra money. Now they spend their holiday time chasing the folks IN setting off the fireworks so freely available right in Auburn.

The Fort Meade Christmas parade (diễu hành) snakes through downtown, and is the kind of an event that brings out everyone and his brother. It is a big social event.

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"His word is law" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash

"One word is law" = luật là tao -> nghĩa là người mà trong tổ chức/nhóm, tất cả mọi người đều phải tuân lời.

Ví dụ
The problem with the Sanctuary is the problem with any overpowered government - at some point, it's just not an equally beneficial relationship anymore. Negan is the king of the castle. He collects taxes, his word is law, and he demands (yêu cầu) respect without having to give it back.

One thing Mr. Ducey did make clear is that his word is law — and that individual (cá nhân) cities are not free to conclude that local health conditions require that restaurants and retailers remain closed longer than what he directs.

A source revealed to Society Watch that you are not doing yourself any good if you need anything from the presidency (nhiệm kì) without his approval (chấp thuận) as his word is law. He plans Buhari’s schedule -who to see and who he should not see.

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