Journey in Life: 09/19/20

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

"Pressed for money" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Josh Appel on Unsplash

"Pressed for money" có press là thúc giục, đòi hỏi -> cụm từ này nghĩa là rất ít tiền, không xu dính túi, túng quẫn.

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She passed away (qua đời). Mr. Landers was hard pressed for money and a fund was set up at Mercantile Bank for them. While this was going on his fellow employees were quietly doing their part for the family by working Mr. Landers hours of duty and record the working hours in his name.

Colleges and universities across the state are pressed for money right now, but Albion College recently received a $7.5 million unrestricted (không hạn chế) gift — the largest in Albion College history — that will be used for a multitude (vô số) of things, including COVID-19 testing.

The Eagles are seriously pressed for money moving forward, so they have to start being cautious (cảnh giác) with who they invest (đầu tư) their resources in to. With all that in mind, here are three players on the roster who desperately need to perform in 2020.

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"Too posh to push" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Amit Gaur on Unsplash

"Too posh to push" = quá sang trọng/"tiểu thư đài các" để đẩy ra -> nghĩa là người phụ nữ không chịu được cơn đau từ việc đẻ thường nên phải chuyển qua đẻ mổ. 
 
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Both elective (không cấp thiết) c-section (mổ lấy thai) and emergency c-sections... The stories that were coming from those women is that they would just feel this need to defend against this label that they were "too posh to push".

It was mad finding out, and we’d been trying last year, but it’s worked out perfectly. I’m going to do a gender reveal party in September, but I have a feeling it’s a boy. I’m petrified of the labour, and was thinking about a Caesarean, but I’m not too posh to push!

And then there’s the idea that if you don’t want to give birth vaginally (qua đường âm đạo), because you’re scared, because you’ve got medical concerns, because you just don’t want to because let’s face it, it doesn’t sound like the most fun way to spend a weekend, then you’re ’too posh to push.

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"Conscience does make cowards of us all" nghĩa là gì?

 Photo by: Vasilios Muselimis on Unsplash

"Conscience does make cowards of us all" = lương tâm khiến tất cả chúng ta đều hèn nhát -> nghĩa là ai không muốn làm điều gì (có lẽ là việc sai trái) vì lương tâm không cho phép.

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While reading Beowulf, we dutifully (nghiêm túc) look up every word in the glossary and the grammar, but we tend to take Shakespeare’s English for granted, the more so as half of his lines are familiar quotations. “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.” Conscience? No, thought! On the other hand, Cassius, the man who, it will be remembered, had a lean and hungry look, aroused Caesar’s distrust: “He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.” 
 
Conscience does make cowards of us all - the exceptions apparently (hình như là) Hannah Sweet, Nicola Collet and Mara Sherman, the ingenious (khéo léo) and exuberant (cởi mở) actors and director responsible for "A Two Woman Hamlet".

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied (ốm yếu) o'er with the pale (trắng bệch) cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. - Soft you now!

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"Make or break" nghĩa là gì?

 Photo by: Jeremy Vejgman on Unsplash

"Make or break" = đạt hoặc không -> nghĩa là tình huống hoặc sẽ thành công mĩ mãn hoặc sẽ thất bại; một mất một còn.

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Traders (nhà buôn) added 10.65 lakh shares taking the 11,500 call's open interest to 29.34 lakh, implying that this level becomes a resistance for the market. Since the 11,500 put has a larger OI, this level appears to be a make or break level.

Why Harsimrat Badal’s resignation (từ chức) from Modi cabinet is a make-or-break moment for Akali Dal. Harsimrat Badal has resigned as Akali Dal is opposing Modi govt’s farm Bills. It wants to woo (nài nỉ) back its core (cốt lõi) supporters, the Jat-Sikh peasants.

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle believes the club are facing (đối mặt) a ‘make or break season’ after they pulled off one of the transfer coups of the summer to bring Gareth Bale back to the club.

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Trải nghiệm khách hàng trong thời đại số

em gái florida bị bắt vì... khỏa thân thử đồ chơi tình dục tại cửa hàng người lớn :D
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A Florida woman who stripped naked and started “trying out” a sex toy in a Fort Pierce sex shop was arrested and charged with larceny (sự ăn cắp) and indecent exposure (lõa lồ khiếm nhã).

Staff called police after the customer took off most of her clothes in the store, leaving her dressed in just a purple shirt.

An employee said the woman went on to remove a sex toy from its packaging and took off her short, leaving her fully nude (hoàn toàn khỏa thân).

Staff also later told police that the woman had tried on a piece of clothing but the exact nature of this item has not been reported.

The total value of the goods allegedly stolen by the woman totalled $45.98 (about £35)

Lý do dân số Canada giảm

bỏ qua ko hôn hít, và đeo khẩu trang khi làm tình với người lạ :))
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Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex with a new partner to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada's chief public health officer said on Wednesday, adding that going solo remains the lowest-risk sexual option in a pandemic.

Dr. Theresa Tam said in a statement there is little chance of catching COVID-19 from semen (tinh dịch) or vaginal fluid (chất nhầy âm đạo, dâm thủy), but sexual activity (làm tình) with someone new does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing.

"Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected (bị nhiễm) and spreading the virus," she said.

Bài trước: Bữa sáng là vua

Bữa sáng là vua

ăn bơ lạc vào buổi sáng thì sẽ "giỏi trên giường" đấy... ;)
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Most of us have had the phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" drilled into us our entire lives, but what does your first plate say about you?

Apparently whether you opt for a super green smoothie, a bowl of cereal or a piece of toast gives an insight into your personality - and it can be very revealing.


But if you reach for the Marmite instead, you're more likely to be well-read (đọc nhiều), while those who just have a cup of tea (uống chè buổi sáng) are more likely to earn a lot of money (kiếm được nhiều tiền).

Chắc chắn là do điện thoại nhỏ rồi

dùng điện thoại vào buổi tối trước khi đi ngủ ảnh hưởng chất lượng tinh trùng nhé...
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Numerous studies link smartphone or tablet use at night to trouble falling asleep. Now, a new study finds yet another compelling reason to avoid such gadgets before bed — at least for men who hope to one day start a family (hy vọng một ngày nào đó sẽ lập gia đình). New research by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine notes a correlation (mối tương quan) between nighttime digital media use and poor sperm quality (chất lượng tinh trùng).

These preliminary results (kết quả ban đầu/sơ bộ) suggest that the more often a man uses digital devices, both in the evening in general and after bedtime, the more his sperm quality will decline. Among studied males who reported regular and copious electronic device use at night, three measures of sperm quality (concentration, motility and progressive motility) were lower.

For reference, progressive motility refers to the ability of a man’s sperm to “swim” correctly. This, of course, is an essential part of the conception process.

"Go to the mattresses" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Sushil Nash on Unsplash

"Go to the mattresses" nghĩa là ra trận, tham gia/chuẩn bị cho một cuộc chiến/xung đột kéo dài; sử dụng chiến thuật tàn nhẫn, thâm độc; hành động mất kiểm soát.

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We live in a strange time when progressives (người cấp tiến) say American law enforcement is racist, yet they’ll also go to the mattresses to defend prosecutors (công tố viên) from political accountability (trách nhiệm chính trị). 

“I know what I would say: ‘Can’t you put your pride aside and listen to other people?’” he said. “That’s what leaders do. They take it all in and then make a decision. That’s what Joe Biden is going to do.” Ms. Vadala’s cousin, Mary Grace McHale, was listening from behind a screen door. “Lackawanna County is going to go to the mattresses for Biden,” she said.

Feinstein's remarks quickly transformed Barrett into something of a folk hero among social conservatives (người bảo thủ), who saw the Democratic senator (thượng nghị sĩ) as attacking one of their own. Those same social conservatives would undoubtedly go to the mattresses for a Barrett SCOTUS nomination (bổ nhiệm). Put differently, by nominating Barrett, Trump would be throwing a heap of red meat to his supporters on the religious right. The resulting Senate confirmation hearings would go full-tilt (hết tốc lực) culture war.

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"Be barking mad" nghĩa là gì?

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"Be barking mad" = sủa điên cuồng (chỉ những con chó bị bệnh dại)-> nghĩa bóng là phát điên, phát rồ đến mất trí. 

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The walk out was just as beautiful, we were accompanied by some locals who seemed to think we were barking mad for some reason!

The Citizens would be barking mad to sack (sa thải) the manager who guided them to two Premier League titles, the former of which yielding a record points tally, as well as a historic, domestic treble.

Steven Miles is barking mad. The gospel (điều tin tưởng) according to Steven is the government is responsible for the airfares of overseas travellers to return to OZ. Why Steven? It's taxpayers money. Get a brain. 

I told you Deputy Premier John Barilaro was barking mad, but you wouldn’t listen. No, you said, he’s just ... different, you said. And now look at what’s happened! If, leading the Nats in the Coalition, you had to go to the mattresses (tham gia, can thiệp) on a single issue to push your party’s interests, what would you choose?

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"Be hopping mad" nghĩa là gì?

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"Be hopping mad (about/over something)" hoặc "be fighting mad" đều có nghĩa là phát điên, vô cùng tức giận (về điều gì).

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Attorney Scott Gray says the residents are fighting mad. He says the residents will appeal either to the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals or directly to the Supreme Court of Texas.

During an Under 15s game featuring Woolgoolga and Northern Storm several furry fans, said to be 'hopping mad' at a contentious (gây tranh cãi) refereeing decision, decided to storm the pitch.

Sadly, Jones was soon knocked out of contention when Tyler Reddick slid into (lao vào) him. Obviously, he was hopping mad because he needed a win in the NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale.

National Enquirer also claimed that Jolie is fuming mad after learning that Pitt reunited with Jennifer Aniston to spite her. “Angie is hopping mad and raging (giận dữ) that Brad and Jen are doing this just to drive her crazy. She is furious her husband is trotting around Hollywood with his ex, while they’re still battling it out in the courts,” a source said.

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"Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" nghĩa là gì?

Sốc nhiệt. Photo by mauro montuori

"Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" nghĩa là chỉ có kẻ điên mới ra đường giữa trưa, trời thì nắng nóng đỉnh điểm (cảnh báo cái nóng).

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For better chances of seeing wildlife take an early morning or late afternoon/early evening drive. As the poet Noel Coward said: “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.”

According to Noël Coward, mad dogs and Englishmen are the only creatures that go out in the midday sun, but a research team from the University of Ulm, Germany, would add another animal: Saharan silver ants.

Only “mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”, or so the saying goes. Temperatures have soared to near-record levels for June, with parts of the UK basking (phơi nắng) in over 30C (86F) – hotter than Ibiza and the Bahamas.

It all started in Abu Dhabi 10 months ago. We had a day off and I wanted to do a little bit of extra training. They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun and that's exactly what I did. It was 45 degrees and I decided to go for a 5km walk.

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"All over the place like a mad woman's custard" nghĩa là gì?


"All over the place like a mad woman's custard" = khắp nơi như món sữa trứng của người đàn bà điên -> nghĩa là đi lại như người điên, mất kiểm soát; vô tổ chức. Chủ yếu nghe ở Anh. Cũng có thể thay "custard" bằng "shit", "lunchbox"...

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The old Westminster System Politician all over the place like a mad woman's shit.

I'm not enjoying this edition. It's all over the place like a mad woman's custard. Shame.

Pilot's right, if we're going to do this, we need to do it now, before that tail goes snaking (lượn ngoằn ngoèo) all over the place like a mad woman's custard.

I was all over the place like a mad woman's custard. I couldn't keep Valiant on the required heading for more than a few seconds. The trick, it seemed, was to start the ship turning onto the required heading, then bring the wheel in the opposite direction almost straight away.

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"Back in the saddle" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Kenny Luo on Unsplash

"Back in the saddle" = trở lại yên ngựa -> nghĩa là quay lại làm việc sau thời gian vắng mặt.

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Fenland showjumper is back in the saddle and raising awareness of strokes (đột quỵ) in younger people

Horse riding enthusiasts (người đam mê) in the state will have the occasion to get back in the saddle again — Gujarat Police Horse Riding Club is set to reopen its centres across the state. The clubs had been closed since June 2019. But soon they will welcome riders in ten districts (quận) and at the Ghoda Camp in Meghaninagar in Ahmedabad.

Hikers (người leo núi) and cyclists can get back in the saddle with upgrades now complete on Mount Archer’s Pilbeam Road, thanks to funding from Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council.

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