Journey in Life: 10/11/20

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

"Drop in for a chat" nghĩa là gì?

Họp lớp thời COVID kiểu... Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash

"Drop in for a chat" -> nghĩa là đến thăm ai tình cờ, không báo trước để nói chuyện thân tình/thân mật. 

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The current building was opened by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982. There is also a café that acts as a community hub (trung tâm) allowing locals to drop in for a chat or participate in activities such as the gardening club.

You can also expect plenty of fresh produce, plants, artisans (thủ công), collectables, food, coffee and a jumping castle for the kids. Nambucca Valley Toastmasters will be providing information, so drop in for a chat.

In the morning, at 7 am itself, I got another call checking if we had arrived safely and we were given instructions about home quarantine for 14 days and to report immediately if we developed any symptom (triệu chứng). At 9 am, a local volunteer dropped in for a chat. He said in our absence they had visited the house and checked up on my parents and their needs, ready to help with medical treatment and whatever was necessary.

One particularly memorable (đáng nhớ) skills challenge involves Suarez. They drop a ball from a crane and expect the Barcelona striker to control it with his first touch! That was something they discussed with Jonathan Higgins and I on Team 33 when Billy and Jeremy dropped in for a chat about the book and much more.

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"Hit the deck" nghĩa là gì?

Trông cũng tội mà thôi cũng kệ. Photo by John Mooney

"Hit the deck" nghĩa là (nằm) thụp xuống sàn, nằm sấp, ngã xuống (để né, tránh nguy hiểm)... Nghĩa khác là thức dậy khỏi giường.

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Sanders hit the deck after his head collided (va chạm) with prop Xavier Numia’s shoulder in the 11th minute of the match in Christchurch, before playing on until halftime and failing a head injury assessment (đánh giá).

In truth it was downright (thực sự) poor as both sides struggled to retain (ngăn) the ball and when the Dragons did have a promising attack, Davies’ pass to Ashton Hewitt hit the deck. Zebre’s line-out (ném biên) also went awry (lệch).

The team who were ejected from Pro14 rugby (bóng bầu dục) last week to make way for the country's more established franchises (thương hiệu) need to hit the deck running on Saturday when they host the Pumas in the first round of SRU.

The Roosters shift it left where Tedesco takes it up to the Raiders 40m before Tupouniua is stopped 30m out. The Tricolours return to the left where Morris' grubber is forced dead by Canberra. It's been sent up to the Bunker as No Try after Keary hit the deck in the lead up.

Thu Phương

"Hit the brakes" nghĩa là gì?

Nhẹ nhàng chân ga thôi ạ. Photo by J_RADLOFF

"Hit the brakes" nghĩa là nhấn/đạp phanh thật nhanh để giảm tốc hoặc dừng. Nghĩa khác là làm chậm/gián đoạn tiến độ công việc.

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The Cable rally (sự phục hồi (giá cổ phiếu)) just hit the brakes a little yesterday, with the resistance (kháng cự) at 1.3000 still intact (còn nguyên) as the market has fallen over at 1.2980. 

A road rage crash (tai nạn kinh hoàng) on Highway 50 was caught on camera. A driver suddenly hit the brakes, forcing another driver to swerve (ngoặt) out of the way, losing control and crashing into the car they were trying to dodge (tránh).

Florida voters want leaders to hit the brakes on a Supreme Court confirmation (quyết định) and reopening the state. That’s according to poll of 3,134 likely Florida voters released Tuesday by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab.

Brockton Councilor-at-large (ủy viên Hội đồng) Winthrop Farwell is asking those questions in an order he filed for next Tuesday night’s city council meeting, calling on the state to hit the brakes on proposed regulations (quy định được đề xuất) for marijuana (cần sa) delivery services under consideration by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. 

Thu Phương

"Hit the big one" nghĩa là gì?

Đi tìm may mắn. Photo by Jaye WB

"Hit the big one" (tiếng lóng) nghĩa là trúng giải thưởng lớn/ giải độc đắc (jackpot).

Ví dụ
I knew it! I knew it! It was only a matter of time before Popz hit the BIG one! I’m happy to represent him in all of his Imitation legal (pháp lý) matters! 

I love the same game parlays (đánh cuộc). But unfortunately @FanDuel refuses to verify (xác minh) my account so I have to put them in through @lil_kac who hit a big one recently.

It’s been a while since Leah and I have sat down to have a big chat about the world of games. So — after a few weeks of leave and various emergencies (khẩn cấp) — the stream is back, and it’s time to hit the big one.

Things like this are extremely early, the risk is extremely high and you need to have your finger on the pulse (làm quen với thay đổi). 99/100 your gonna lose just got to stay in tune and mitigate (giảm thiểu) your losses so when you hit the big one it all pays off.

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"Not hit the broad side of a barn" nghĩa là gì?

To như này còn trượt nữa thì thôi. Photo by Carlton Hansen

"Not hit the (broad) side of a barn" = không bắn trúng mạn bên của chuồng ngựa/nhà kho -> (tiếng lóng) nghĩa là chỗ rộng như thế bắn còn trượt, mục tiêu dễ như vậy mà không làm được.

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He is such a big-time (hạng nhất) perimeter defender (hậu vệ), and Denver's rotational and switching energy has picked up considerably since his return. And he's even hitting a few shots after he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn all year.

When Craig Kimbrel was “rusty” (lỗi thời) and couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn the first few outings of the 2020 season, Jeffress was not only there to clean up his mess, he was there to pick up the slack (làm phần việc thay người khác) while Kimbrel figured things out.

Some prognosticators (nhà tiên lượng) saw Allen as a junior college kid who couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in his two seasons as a starter at Wyoming, which went 15-9 against FBS competition with Allen behind center and didn’t exactly dominate the Mountain West Conference.

I waffled (viết dông dài) over character creation—I've always preferred to play magic-users, but the first few levels of a wizard's (phù thủy) life are incredibly painful due to their lack of hit points, quickly exhausted spells, and inability to wear decent armor (áo giáp) or hit the broad side of a barn with their silly little newbie staves (gậy).

Thu Phương

"Thank you a bunch" nghĩa là gì?


"Thank you a bunch" -> nghĩa là cảm ơn rất nhiều.

Ví dụ
Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you really know what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Please additionally talk over with my site =). We can have a link change arrangement (sắp xếp) among us.

Thank you a bunch for great holiday lunch. At our Annual Holiday Lunch this year, it mattered not whether you donated (ủng hộ), wrapped gifts or cooked, not one single one of you has been overlooked. The community once again has brought out the best of holiday cheer providing the means to entertain 200 seniors with a fun and festive day. And even Mother Nature shone down on us by keeping snow and rain out of the way!

They're taking small steps to show some big love for the boys in blue (cảnh sát). The girls say the best part is the reaction to their surprise drop-offs. "One of them down there, she started crying but laughing, and the ones here, they started laughing and telling us thank you a bunch," Courtney said.

To that end, Early Warning has joined hands with ad agency Huge to develop (phát triển) the ads, which aim for punchy rhyming one-liners. For example: "Your friend has a different bank, no sweat! Zelle makes it easier to pay your debt," and "Pay the intern (thực tập sinh) for lunch, he'll thank you a bunch!" 

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"Drop a hint" nghĩa là gì?


"Drop a hint" -> nghĩa là đưa ra gợi ý về điều gì. 

Ví dụ
Because the team hadn't looked at Daniels' test results at the time of his Friday morning press conference (buổi họp báo), Matt Nagy couldn't confirm any details. He did, however, drop a hint about the team's plan in an answer about backup guard Alex Bars. 

The man himself appeared to drop a hint as to what the future may hold for him on Friday – but it’s not quite what people would have been expected. Bogle updated his Instagram story with a picture of a pair of boots (đôi giày) hung up on the wall with the caption “22 Sep 2020”.

On Tuesday, October 6, the Bangalore franchise took to their social media accounts to drop a hint about Chris Morris. They shared a moment of the cricketer’s net training session along with a caption “On the comeback trail”. 

How ungentlemanly (không lịch sự) and unnecessary. It would have been better to drop a hint off-screen than drop a bombshell on camera. 'That might be the first time in my life I've been rejected,' Kelly-Ann said, laughing it off. Steve might find her Bunny mates are less forgiving.

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"Pick up the hint" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by
Evan Dennis on Unsplash

"Pick up the hint" có hint là gợi ý -> nghĩa là hiểu/lĩnh hội gợi ý/ngụ ý được đưa ra.
 
Ví dụ
Billy Gilmour talks midfield inspirations, failing to pick up the hint from Frank Lampard and his latest terrace chant…

According to a Gallup study, there was a steady decline (giảm sút) in phone calls over the past six years. As Millenials and Generation Z become the most solvent (làm suy yếu) population and their demands for great customer service grows progressively, service providers must pick up the hint and be able to communicate in a way that feels natural to their audience. Which means messaging.

Anyways, Luke's Hail Mary goes about as well as you'd expect. He tries to talk her into giving him some more time to explain himself – but in the process just ends up mansplaining (giải trí) relationships to her. She says no and gets so fed up that she picks up and moves the rose stand away from him in the hopes that he'll pick up the hint.

“I was like dropping things to my friends and they’re like, ‘No, don’t go to the meeting, just stay,’ and I’m like, ‘No, if someone gives me a reason enough to cancel (hủy bỏ), I’ll cancel it,’ and he just didn’t pick up the hint.”

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"Pick of the litter" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

"Pick of the litter" -> nghĩa là điều/lựa chọn tốt nhất trong nhóm. 

Ví dụ
We've thoroughly (hoàn toàn) tested all of the most popular VPNs and rate ExpressVPN as the best of what's out there. It's simple to install, boasts strong security features, and is compatible with just about any streaming device out there, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. You can also use it with Android and iOS mobile devices, so to get that home broadcast and stay safer online, this is our pick of the litter.

Josh is going to get the pick of the litter. Whatever is the best job out there will attract (hấp dẫn) Josh but I'm not so sure he'll take this. Not that the Texans isn't a good job, they all are, and he's got Deshaun Watson who is a terrific quarterback.

In the store you’ll find five different pet bundles. From there you can have the pick of the litter. Your choices include the Hamster, Bedcrab, Brainslug, Mini Crewmate & Stickmin.

Carley said: “I gave Medical Detection Dogs the pick of the litter before the Covid-19 outbreak. “I have had quite a few family members who have had various (đa dạng) cancers, including my father George (Rae) who not long ago was fighting colorectal (đại trực tràng) cancer. Also, I lost a close friend from the army.

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"Best of a bad bunch" nghĩa là gì?


"Best of a bad bunch" -> nghĩa là người hoặc vật tốt/nổi trội hơn trong nhóm, mặc dù tất cả đều không tốt lắm; méo mó có hơn không.

Ví dụ
A busy summer but, in hindsight, a pretty miserable (khốn khổ) one. None of Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger or Morgan Schneiderin can be considered good signings. Anthony Martial for £36m is probably the best of a bad bunch. But the window will always be remembered for ‘faxgate’ and David de Gea’s failed move to Real Madrid. 

“He was a strange man. If it had been a modern relationship, my parents would have had a fling (ăn chơi) for about a month and realised they had nothing in common and gone their own separate ways. But they met in wartime (thời chiến), when couples got together quite quickly because they didn't know what was going to happen the next month, the next year. “My mother once said, very disparagingly, ‘Oh I wasn't that keen on him but he was the best of a bad bunch'. It was doomed to failure from the start.”

Investors do not see the need for change when they are making money, even when their portfolio (giấy tờ) is underperforming relative to the market. At the same time, that underperformance is not always apparent to the end investor because many asset managers only compare their performance to that of their peer group. What looks like a strong manager is too often just the best of a bad bunch.

Quavers crisps, meanwhile, were described as "the best of a bad bunch" as its multipacks' outer bags are recyclable at supermarket collections, although individual (cá nhân) bags of the crisps are not.

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"It's a crying shame" nghĩa là gì?


"It's a crying shame" -> nghĩa là rắc rối/rối rắm, không phù hợp.

Ví dụ
"It's a crying shame that I got guys with a chance they're not going to get paid Friday for the work they've already done," said Paris Steele, superintendent (quản lý) of public works. "How do I expect them to continue on with the work in the future days if they're not getting paid for the work they've already done? It's a dark cloud that us employees working have to deal with politics."

It’s a crying shame this splendid (rất tốt) man is not getting the opportunity he deserves and that the US has missed out on a president with principles and a genuine desire to make the world a better place.

Wales vs Scotland, a game which is a guaranteed (đảm bảo) sell-out whenever and wherever it is played, with officials, TV people and 30 media (I am told) in attendance only. It’s a crying shame, although at least we won’t have to listen to “Hymns and Arias”, hopefully.

Dear Sutapa, recently I saw a photo of Irrfan bhai’s graveyard (phần mộ). I was heartbroken, cause it’s only a few months and his graveyard looks like trash dumpster (bãi tập kết rác). I thought you planted ‘Rat ki Rani’ since he loved that plant. What happened? If the photo is real, then it’s a crying shame. If you have a real recent photo of the graveyard, please Post it.

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