Journey in Life: 09/09/20

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

"Friend at court" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Aditya Joshi on Unsplash

"Friend at court" = bạn ở tòa án -> nghĩa là có người quen là người có tầm ảnh hưởng, chức cao vọng trọng - người có thể làm lợi cho mình.

Ví dụ
If the judge (thẩm phán) sees that a lawyer (luật sư) has worked up his case well, prepared himself from every angle, and that he knows the facts and the law, the lawyer has a friend at court.

But the Irish government’s hope had been, given the clear understanding and support for the Good Friday Agreement that Pence had shown, that the vice president might be a friend at court, a person who saw both sides of the issue (vấn đề).

Bent, who was supported by his partner and a friend at court, however admitted a charge of possessing (tàng trữ) cocaine during the hearing.

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Chết dở

định bật nhạc, anh chàng "nhầm nhọt ra trồng trọt" chiếu pornhub cho cả nhà :D
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What a boob (người ngốc nghếch, người khờ dại; ngực phụ nữ).


The red-faced (đỏ mặt) relative (người thân) was caught on viral Twitter video fumbling with his phone after the X-rated videos popped up on the screen — his family members screaming (la hét, gào thét) and giggling (cười khúc khích) in the background.

The screen showed a woman mid-sex act as the clumsy (vụng về) uncle desperately tried to close the browser.

“Caught a f—ing belter! Oh my God!” the woman yells on the video, using Scottish slang (tiếng lóng) for an incompetent (kém cỏi, bất tài) person.

Bài trước: Kỹ năng sinh tồn

Kỹ năng sinh tồn

thoát chết khi bị bò rừng tấn công vì... quần tụt
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The woman, 54, was visiting Custer State Park in Custer County when she approached a bison calf (bò con, bê), witnesses said. The victim, who is from Iowa, was in town to attend the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event which brings thousands of motorcyclists together for several days.

The woman got off her motorcycle to approach the calf when an adult bison charged at her, witnesses said. The bison caught the woman's belt and jeans on its horn as it violently swung her around.

She managed to escape death because her pants came off and she fell to the ground, unconscious (bất tỉnh), with the attacking bison running off to join the rest of the herd after the woman fell, 

Bài trước: Đùa à

Đùa à

dịch covid-19, nhà thổ ở berlin được phép mở lại sau phong tỏa, nhưng ko được có sex :D
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Instead, clients looking for sexual (tình dục) healing (chữa trị) in the German capital will have to make do with erotic (khiêu dâm) massages until regulations are further relaxed in September.

And it's not just the clients who have been left frustrated by the partial easing of regulations.

At the brothel where longtime sex worker Jana plies her trade, beds have been made, animal-print pillows fluffed and fresh flowers placed in vases.

But Jana, 49, is looking forward to next month when she can offer the full service again.

"I prefer the sexual service, my clients do too," she said.

"Compromise your principles" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng dễ dàng thỏa hiệp, được 1 lần ắt sẽ có nhiều lần. Photo by Emma Ruth Hughes

"Compromise (with) (one's) principles" nghĩa là thoả hiệp, từ bỏ, hoặc đi ngược lại niềm tin, nguyên tắc, phương châm của một người.

Ví dụ
For all practical purposes (về cơ bản), compromising your values or principles is the same as siding with the enemy. Describe one situation in which you were challenged to compromise your principles but you refused.

If we compromise the foundational (nền tảng) principles of the European Union for immediate economic gain – as it currently relates to our relationship with China, for example – it will be a small step from there to abandon (từ bỏ) the Union altogether when the economic incentives change, or indeed when the domestic politics in one country or another change. Brexit has already shown that this can happen.

That’s what makes Chadwick Boseman so important to the Black community. He was and is a celluloid monument (tượng đài điện ảnh) as powerful as the Lincoln Memorial, a visual manifestation (biểu hiện) of the qualities African Americans strive (cố gắng) for, so that his name itself conjures (gợi lên) the image of a Black man with integrity (chính trực) and courage. Someone devoted to truth and an unwillingness to compromise his principles.

Thu Phương

"Against my principles" nghĩa là gì?

Đeo khẩu trang thực sự khó khăn đối với nhiều người như vậy sao? Photo by Norma Mortenson from Pexels

"Against (one's) principles" nghĩa là chống đối nguyên tắc, đi ngược lại với giá trị/niềm tin như tôn giáo, hệ tư tưởng...

Ví dụ
I think I have to be careful & more sensitive with what I type because how I say with what I say isn't always translated. What if things taken the wrong way may go against my principles.

In Seattle on Monday, Police Chief Carmen Best resigned (từ chức) the same day the council voted to reduce her department by as many 100, while reducing her salary and the salary of her command staff. “It’s about the overwhelming lack of respect for the officers,” Best said. “It goes against my principles and conviction (niềm tin), and I really couldn’t do it.”

According to the August 31 court ruling (phán quyết của tòa), the Cartagena-based judge Ramiro Flórez refused to sign off on the marriage between Julieth del Carmen Ramos and Guskary Alejandra Vásquez because it was against his religious belief. 'I cannot marry said same-sex couple because it goes against my Christian morality, it goes against my essential principles,' Flórez wrote.

The 91-year-old voter refused to mask up for Tuesday’s state primary (bầu cử sơ bộ) despite signs requiring face coverings. So an election worker called police. Like many other polling locations around the state, Portsmouth set up an area outside for voters to cast their ballots if they chose not to wear a mask, but Goddard wasn’t interested. “I told them it was against my principles,” he said of mask-wearing.

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Đây đúng là công việc trong mơ

nhằm tìm ra chiếc đệm tốt nhất, công ty bán đệm trả 3.000 usd cho mỗi cặp đôi để... làm tình trên 8 chiếc đệm khác nhau, trong 8 tuần... ;)
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If you've ever wanted to make some money for doing something you're already doing -- having sex with your partner -- here is your chance. You'll be having a lot of sex for eight weeks for what the company is calling a "dream job."


Sleep Standards will send you a new mattress weekly, for eight weeks, and all you'll have to do is provide an honest review on how good that mattress is for bumping uglies. The company will swap out the used mattresses when a new one arrives.

All mattress "testing" will be done inside the comfort of your own home.

Bài trước: Đâu cũng thế

Đâu cũng thế

đang họp hội đồng thành phố về việc bảo đảm thực phẩm cho sinh viên trong mùa dịch bệnh, thành viên đảng xã hội brazil rời họp zoom và... làm tình (quên tắt camera)
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The meeting was chaired by a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola, who continued the discussion despite the scenes being relayed through the video feed. 

It was a meeting for the Rio de Janeiro city council, which local newspaper Metropoles reported was about how to guarantee food for students in the municipal system during the pandemic. 

Bài trước: Khó cưỡng

"Settle the score with" nghĩa là gi?

Photo by: Leslie Jones on Unsplash

"Settle the score with" có score là ghi sổ nợ ghi mối thù -> cụm từ này nghĩa là trả thù.

Ví dụ
Plus, it’s The Battle of The Badasses as Rhea Ripley looks to settle the score with Mercedes Martinez in a Steel Cage Match in the main event.

Howard told the woman that her husband had cheated (không chung thủy) on her and she was going to settle the score with the woman with whom he had cheated.

Fadnavis has been looking to settle the score with the incumbent (đương thời) MVA government in Maharashtra. The controversy over the alleged suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and investigation by Mumbai Police thereafter has given Fadnavis an opportunity to corner (dồn vào chân tường) the state government.

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"Stay under wraps" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: freestocks on Unsplash

"Stay under wraps" = ở dưới gói bọc -> nghĩa là giữ kín, giữ bí mật, không tiết lộ cho bất cứ ai. 

Ví dụ
Is it game over for Jamie, or will his guilt (tội lỗi) stay under wraps for a while longer? 

Many fans have theorized (đưa ra giả thuyết) that he might be playing with a younger version of Morpheus, in the lack of Laurence Fishburne, however his function is not yet been verified and will likely stay under wraps for a time.

“It’s been a long year for us. I mean, this is a great little chapter (chương) in what’s been an insane (điên rồ) season, in my opinion,” LaFontaine said. “I’ve tried to keep my emotions under wraps, but it’s hard to stay under wraps after a game like that.”

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