Journey in Life: 11/21/20

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

"Few and far between" nghĩa là gì?


"Few and far between" -> nghĩa là hiếm hoặc ít được thấy.

Ví dụ
Coronavirus: 'It's scarier, last time cases were few and far between'. By Tara Mills BBC News NI. 

Voting hurdles for a halfway house resident, a private fire truck with Trump signs: Election Day issues in Massachusetts were few and far between but still present.

MOUNT PLEASANT — Local officials continue to seek clarity on what Foxconn is planning to produce in Mount Pleasant, and what the timeline for that is. But clear answers remain few and far between, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ka Tina

"Between the jigs and the reels" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Heather Morse

"Between the jigs and the reels" = giữa máy sàng và máy guồng -> nghĩa là xảy ra ở giữa hoặc bởi những rắc rối, hỗn loạn hay giữa điều này với điều kia.

Ví dụ
Between the jigs and the reels, the replay took 14 weeks to get played and in Dublin. So on November 14, 1897, at Jones’ Road, Cork suffered a heavy defeat on a scoreline of 7-9 to 2-3.

There were excursions, too, into Dubliners-style urban folk, as best demonstrated by the hard-bitten, pipe-driven ‘Pat Reilly’. Between the Jigs and the Reels is a fascinating collection, by turns melancholy (u sầu) and rambunctious (sự đi ngao du, sự nói dông dài) and, 40 years on, the music’s rebellious swagger endures.

“I was always kind of fascinated by the idea of guys moving from one sport to another,” Liddy says, “and between the jigs and the reels, in the course of my research I fell into conversation with Eddie O’Sullivan (the former coach of Ireland and the US Eagles) about this, and we discussed the psychological attributes that would be required for a player to learn a new sport from scratch. That’s kind of where this project started.”

Ka Tina

"Between life and death" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adi Constantin

"Between life and death" = giữa sự sống và cái chết -> nghĩa là đang trong tình cảnh nguy hiểm/lâm nguy và có thể dẫn đến cái chết.

Ví dụ
Many of us will throw on a jacket without a second thought. But for a billion others across the world, this could be the difference between life and death. While sketching a new winter fashion collection, Dutch designer Bas Timmer realised the treacherous reality people face living on the streets.

On Feb. 3, 2019, at around 3 a.m., Grand Junction Police Department officers responded to a reported stabbing in Orchard Mesa. Schreiner was the first officer to arrive on scene. His actions that morning were likely the difference between life and death for an 18-year-old man in the community.

Echoes of that arresting memory resurface years later in “Kala Azar,” which centers on a young couple (played by Pinelopi Tsilika and Dimitris Lalos) living on the outskirts of an unnamed city in the south of Europe, collecting and cremating dead pets and returning the ashes to their owners. The fragile barrier between life and death is ever-present in the film, as is the task of caring for the remains of the dead, and making sense of their loss.

Life tests Shapia Baloch, a 12 year-old thalassemia patient from Buleda, Turbat, with tough challenges in her regular life. She visits Turbat city from the under-construction Turbat-Buleda road amidst poor financial background. She hangs in-between life and death with her hereditary disease (bệnh di truyền) as she needs blood transfusion (sự truyền máu) after every 25 days. Due to poverty she cannot have a proper treatment outside the city, whereas facilities do not exist in her town. Consequently, she cannot afford to get an education; her poor health condition enhances more of her worries about an education. She weeps with the moon every night pondering if she gets a good health in future or not.

Ka Tina

"Between hawk and buzzard" nghĩa là gì?

"Between hawk and buzzard" = giữa diều hâu và chim ó -> nghĩa là bị kẹt giữa các phe cực đoan hoặc hai bè phái khác nhau.

Ví dụ
Some of the English synonyms (từ đồng nghĩa) are between a rock and a hard place and between the hammer and the anvil, while in Latin they said inter sacrum et saxum, approximately “between the shrine and the victim.” Some such proverbial sayings go back to the Classical antiquity (compare between Scylla and Charybdis). Others are native and often almost forgotten, like between hawk and buzzard.

By the summer of 1776, the patience of many congressmen had been sorely tried by bitter wrangling over the question of whether or not to declare independence. Many of the legislators thought it nonsensical to fight a war for any purpose other than independence, yet others disagreed. For month after bloody month Congress had sat on its hands, prompting John Adams to exclaim early in 1776 that America was caught “between Hawk and Buzzard,” fighting a war it could not win unless it declared independence from Britain, thereby prompting England’s enemies, most prominently France, to aid in the struggle.

Ka Tina

"Apportion out among" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Lily Banse

"Apportion (something) out among" -> nghĩa là chia ra từng phần.

Ví dụ
Loughry said it has always been the intent of the Leavenworth County commissioners (ủy viên hội đồng) to apportion the funding out among cities within the county.

Though profits from the CSA program sustain the operation at Amador Hill, the institute also participates in programs that apportion the produce out among three clinics near the farm and local food shelves.

Cremation (sự hỏa táng) gives you the opportunity to keep the remains of your family member if you so choose. Sometimes people have the remains of their loved one put in an urn for keeping in their home. You can even apportion the remains out among family members if you all want to hold on to them.

Ka Tina

"Be first among equals" nghĩa là gì?

"Be first among equals" -> nghĩa là người quan trọng nhất giữa những người bình đẳng/đồng trang lứa.

Ví dụ
He exhorted them "never to be satisfied with any situation, don't be embarrassed by failure and remember to be first among equals."

A delay in political succession may come at an undetermined cost, given the backdrop of how the 4G took some time in determining who among them would be first among equals and a lacklustre (lờ đờ) electoral performance by the PAP in GE2020.

The annual election of mayor and mayor pro tem is a rotating selection of who will be first among equals to lead the city commission meeting, perform ceremonial functions, and work with staff to help direct the city. Birmingham is a city manager form of government rather than a strong mayoral form of government.

Ka Tina

"Pass on to the Great Beyond" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Javad Esmaeili

"Pass on to the Great Beyond" = bước qua kiếp sau -> nghĩa là (uyển ngữ) chết/qua đời.

Ví dụ
He stated that “these taboos have been in existence for close to 500 years. My progenitor (tổ tiên) Anlugbua Akindele that founded Owu Kuta lived for above 200 years and when it was time for him to pass on to the great beyond, he called his children, including my great-great grandfathers. He told them that ‘I (Anlugbua) have done enough and going to rest.’

When Sam dies, his spirit does not pass on to the great beyond. He stays behind as a ghost, pining after his true love Molly. Using his ability to observe without being seen or heard, Sam discovers that his killer was actually hired to mug him, and he begins to fear for Molly’s safety.

There’s a minor overarching story throughout Spiritfarer concerning the newly appointed ferrymen (người chở phà) Stella and Daffodil, but most of the game’s narrative meat revolves around the journeys of each of your spiritual companions. As you meet and bond with them, they’ll reveal more of their backstory to you and open up further as they begin to come to terms with their own death. Eventually, you’ll need to bring them to The Everdoor, allowing them to pass on to the great beyond once they’ve fully come to terms with the end of their life.

Ka Tina

"Marry below his station" nghĩa là gì?

"Marry below one's station" có station là người ở địa vị cao -> cụm từ này nghĩa là kết hôn với người không cùng đẳng cấp/địa vị xã hội thấp hơn mình.

Ví dụ
Elizabeth refused to marry below her station (which was limiting, given her immense power) out of pride, causing her to forgo (thôi, bỏ, kiêng) true happiness in marrying the man she loved. Mary married stupidly and suffered.

A few weeks ago another clip hit the airwaves. It is a song in Gaelic called ‘Buachaill On Eirne’, it’s about an Irish prince who wanted to marry below his station. It’s a love song with an unhappy ending. 

If you haven't had the intimate pleasure of leafing through Wuthering Heights, we urge you to read this classic stat. After just the first few pages, we guarantee you'll be immersed in this passionate yet tortured story about Catherine Earnshaw and her love-triangle conundrum (câu hỏi hóc búa về tình tay ba). Not one to marry below her station, she relinquishes her intense love for the gypsy Heathcliff to meet the expectations of her class, choosing the well-bred Edgar Linton instead. Wuthering Heights is recognized as one of the greatest novels in English literature for a reason: It's intense, and it isn't pretty, but you won't be able to put it down.

Ka Tina

"None of the above" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Annie Spratt

"None of the above" -> nghĩa là không có cái nào (được đề cập) ở trên như vật dụng, sự lựa chọn trong danh sách. Cụm từ này thường được sử dụng trong giao tiếp hằng ngày và cũng là một đáp án để chọn trong các bài thi trắc nghiệm.

Ví dụ
A, B, C or none of the above: Wolves prepping for first overall pick in the NBA draft
Timberwolves have choice to make with no consensus No. 1 overall pick.

That means exactly what it says -- if you don't want to vote for the Republican or the Democrat or, for that matter, the Green Party candidate or the Libertarian or whatever, you can actually cast a vote for none of the above (think Richard Pryor in "Brewster's Millions").

As a way to spend the money quickly he jumps into a divisive political campaign for Mayor of New York City, but then encourages everyone to vote for “None of the Above” as he says none of the candidates are worthy of being elected. He withdraws his candidacy, and voters end up choosing “None of the Above,” forcing a new election.

Ka Tina

"Queen it over" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Alex Mihai C

"Queen it over (one)" = làm như bà chúa -> nghĩa là kiêu ngạo nắm quyền lực/sự điều khiển trước ai, thường chỉ phụ nữ.

Ví dụ
Rita remains my all-time favourite Coronation Street character. Long may she reign and queen it over Norris in the Kabin.

As a queen, I have to abdicate (thoái vị, từ ngôi), so I abdicated as queen and passed the crown and scepter (quyền trượng) on to the new Queen Michelle Newton of New Castle. I know Queen Elizabeth is older than I am, and she has a whole nation to queen it over, but she has a lot more help than I do and she gets a lot more respect.

I can remember two of them. One was Bobby (1973). We were on vacation in Chennai and Kitta Mama had promised to take me to watch Bobby. I was beside myself with excitement. I was gong to return to Calcutta and queen it over my friends. I was devastated when my uncle bought tickets for Abhiman instead. I was cold to him for the rest of my holidays. He had no idea what it meant to eat humble pie in school.

Ka Tina

"Be no match for" nghĩa là gì?

Chân dài quá theo không kịp. Photo by Илья Торопов from Pexels

"Be no match for (someone/something) = không phù hợp với -> nghĩa là kém cỏi, không đủ tốt như ai/điều gì, hoặc không đủ năng lực/tài năng để làm gì.

Ví dụ
Meghan's short legs were no match for Ben's long stride (sải chân), and she had to trot (chạy lon ton) to keep up.

You could tell me few things, Mrs. Montressor, that would less surprise me. I know I am no match for you in the power of inflicting pain.

He did not intend to allow anything or anyone to topple his empire (lật đổ đế chế). These men were no match for his intellect. They were no match for him.

It is this first step of reading the major class A, B, or C network number that defines a classful route table lookup (bảng định tuyến). If there is no match for the major network, the packet is dropped and an ICMP Destination Unreachable message is sent to the packet's source.

Thu Phương

"Live over the brush" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Renate Vanaga

"Live over the brush" -> nghĩa là chung sống với người khác không phải là vợ/chồng.

Ví dụ
Live over the brush for a couple of years, you probably have been doing. Then you'll have enough to put the deposit down on a house.

But even though traditional family values are still cherished and premarital cohabitation (sống chung trước hôn nhân) in China is considered unacceptable to a certain degree, it's also the case that more and more young Chinese couples are deciding to abandon tradition, and to "live over the brush" in order to see how compatible (hợp nhau) they are.

And he, too, would repeat a little ditty (hát hát ngắn):
“My blessings on your pates,
And your groats in my purse
You are never the better
And I am never the worse.”
And you, of course, would go on to live over the brush.

Ka Tina

"Feels over reals" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Roi Dimor

"Feels over reals" -> nghĩa là cảm xúc lấn át lý trí.

Ví dụ
Now we all suffer because you wanted free gibs and think "feels over reals".

Of course, shit music and feels-over-reals weren't the whole problem with America in 2016—and they aren't the biggest deal facing us in 2017.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood and District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer recently announced a plan to address homelessness through jail time ("Inside Kern County's plan to reduce homelessness by jailing misdemeanor (hành động xằng bậy) drug offenses," Sept. 16). Unfortunately, this policy is a bad case of “feels over reals.” If our elected officials used evidence-based policy making, they would realize that this is very likely to backfire.

Ka Tina

"All over town" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by zhang kaiyv

"All over town" = lan khắp thị trấn -> nghĩa là được biết và chia sẻ trong khắp thành phố/thị trấn.

Ví dụ
Candidates for the upcoming elections at Walvis Bay agree there is a need for neighbourhood watches all over the town.

Just like the younger posse of women from all over town who are whip-smart and wicked connected and so quick witted I bow to them. Their constant galactic (thuộc ngân hà) kindnesses are humbling. We have navigated politics and child rearing and one case of COVID. And so much Park City-ing … trying to care for our community in quiet ways.

Prior to moving to Andover in 1969, the family resided in Detroit MI, Baltimore MD, Farmington MI and Waldwick NJ. He and wife were members at Christ Church in Andover. Jerry was an active participant for the Town of Andover having served as a Voting Warden for many years along with numerous other volunteer projects for the town such as Meals-on-Wheels. Hobbies included golf and gardening, which filled the warm summer months with added enjoyment. Jerry was a very happy outgoing person. He never met a stranger and could be seen all over town greeting his many friends and acquittances.

Ka Tina

"All over the lot" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by @felipepelaquim

"All over the lot" = lan tràn cả lô/mớ -> nghĩa là lộn xộn, không có tính tổ chức.

Ví dụ
There are plenty of restrooms. These events are very well organized: from getting in line to getting parked they make it super easy. There screens set up all over the lot, plus plenty of port-o-potties and staff roaming around to help you out.

“He seems to go on instinct. Now, his instinct in 2016 hit the moment by a very small margin as he said to these people in the upper midwest, look, your problem is trade and immigration, and he talked all the time about trade and immigration. He’ll mention them occasionally now but they’re not issues in the campaign. He’s been all over the lot.”

The county's 7-day positivity rate for unique individuals, a number thought to be indicative of what's happening on the ground, dropped to 6.4% from Thursday's 6.8%. But the total haul of positive test results has been all over the lot. While newly administered tests in Vanderburgh County nearly tripled — from 205 on Wednesday to 592 on Thursday — Thursday's 63 positive test results was nine times Wednesday's number.

Ka Tina

"All over like a rash" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Kate Kalvach

"All over like (one) a rash" có rash là đột ngột lan rộng, nổi phát ban -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tiếp cận/gần gũi ai như muốn quyến rũ hoặc tán tỉnh.

Ví dụ
‘If Kyrgios is too passive in rallies – as he has a tendancy to be – and just flicking the ball around, Nadal will be all over him like a rash, he’ll wear him out.

Opening up to her speech coach, she is extraordinarily candid (vô tư, bộc trực) about her husband’s affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, her struggles within the Royal Family and her battle with bulimia. Yet Diana also shows her playful side and giggles when sharing intimate details of her courtship with Charles, telling how he was all over her “like a rash” at a party and “leapt” on her for a kiss. The controversial tapes will be played for the first time in the UK in a Channel 4documentary marking 20 years since Diana’s death.

The pair tied the knot (kết hôn) in Vegas, and it looks as though Charlie will not be giving up her man without a fight. However, despite coming across all feisty (hăng hái, hăm hở), Sian assured viewers that the new character isn’t as bad as she might seem. ‘She’s a nice girl and she is an air hostess, as she travels around the world, so she has used having a husband to the people who might be after her,’ the star explained. ‘So when Tim chases her and finds her she is so excited, no one has done that before. He’s all over her like a rash, why wouldn’t she be all over him?’

Ka Tina

"Be the day hell freezes over" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Matt Gross

"Be the day hell freezes over" = ngày địa ngục đóng băng -> nghĩa là điều không thể nào xảy ra được.

Ví dụ
The day I marry him is the day hell freezes over.

The day that we use wind or solar to heat houses in Minnesota will be the day hell freezes over.

The day my wife says 'I respect you' on her own without me questioning her respect, well that'll be the day hell freezes over. Try it women.

Ka Tina

"Be a huckleberry over your persimmon" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Timo Volz

"Be a huckleberry over one's persimmon" = là quả việt quất so với quả hồng -> nghĩa là hơi vượt quá khả năng của ai.

Ví dụ
A studio is a huckleberry over my persimmon but for sure the whole Jack thing is oriented toward recording. 

The word was most used as a compliment, a replacement for sweetheart or darling. Or just to describe someone who was the best for a particular job. Today, Heidi Haussermann is my huckleberry. While pop culture is littered with fun, familiar references, I had no idea that those berries grew wild in the forests of Pebble Beach. It seems the Pacific Grove resident forages (thức ăn cho súc vật) for food in her own vast backyard — a true huckleberry hound, if you will. This all came to my attention one day when Haussermann sent me an email that began: “Do you want a 5-cup bag of huckleberries?” Now that’s an offer you don’t get every day, especially from a perfect stranger. I can cook, but I’m a train wreck of a baker. It’s too exact, and my ill-timed improvisations (sự ứng biến, sự làm ngay lập tức) wreak havoc (sự tàn phá). The Victorian-era phrase “a huckleberry over my persimmon” meant “a bit beyond my abilities,” and that describes my relationship with baking.

Ka Tina

"All over the earth" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nick Fewings 

"All over the earth" -> nghĩa là khắp mọi nơi trên trái đất.

Ví dụ
He later tweeted: “This is CUBE. My account has not been hacked. I speak for no organisation. I only speak for the meek people of thee earth. We will not expect crumbles from your table. We have to power of almighty God backing us all over the earth. NO MORE TALKING. Repent.”

They found that the reason the dust was able to spread was because it warmed the atmosphere once it arrived there, which created a conveyance system (hệ thống vận chuyển). With that discovery in hand, the researchers went back to their lab and created a simulation showing the dust from the Chicxulub strike warming the atmosphere. And just as happened on Jupiter, the simulation showed the dust being carried horizontally—in their case, all over the Earth—before it finally fell back to the ground in even amounts.

At the start of the original Metal, Hawkman was killed while journals from his past lives chronicled the mysterious metals that had been discovered across centuries all over the Earth. The winged hero was reborn within the depths of the Dark Multiverse, corrupted by the dark god Barbatos to become a twisted, bird-like demigod. Venturing into the Dark Multiverse, Hawkgirl used mythical metals of her own to purge the corruption from Hawkman and reignite the dormant World Forge he had been guarding while under Barbatos' thrall. Hawkman helps in the final push to defeat Barbatos and the Dark Knights and was last seen recuperating from his experiences on Blackhawk Island while receiving visions of what would come next.

Ka Tina

"A roll Jack Rice couldn't jump over" nghĩa là gì?

"A roll Jack Rice couldn't jump over" = cục tiền (cao tới mức) Jack Rice không thể nhảy qua -> nghĩa là (từ cổ) một khoản tiền đặc biệt lớn, liên tưởng đến con ngựa Jack Rice nổi tiếng nhảy qua chướng ngại vật trong cuộc đua ngựa.

Ví dụ
If found guilty of laundering "a roll Jack Rice couldn't jump over" by more than one person, the two face 9–12 years in prison. 

Alpha Dominiche CEO, former Bodum executive, and international coffee connoisseur (người am hiểu) Thomas Perez, argues that $18 is not actually a roll Jack Rice couldn't jump over when it comes to luxury products. He claims that if the process of harvesting, roasting, and brewing a perfect cup of coffee rivals the methods employed by wineries and chocolatiers, then $18 no longer seems like quite so large a number.

In the end, Uber’s settlement with Waymo doesn’t require it to pay out a roll Jack Rice couldn't jump over or change its self-driving car plans, but the yearlong litigation (sự kiện tụng dài 1 năm) still brought to light many unflattering details about the company’s business practices and its former CEO, Travis Kalanick. Waymo’s legal team has tried to paint Uber and Kalanick as desperate to catch up to its self-driving car efforts ”at all costs.”

Ka Tina

"A hush fell over" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Dave Lastovskiy

"A hush fell over" = sự im lặng rơi xuống -> nghĩa là bỗng có sự yên lặng trong lúc đang ồn ào/sôi nổi.

Ví dụ
A hush fell over the crowd as members of Fox Force – a group of Vietnam veterans who fought with 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, solemnly laid a wreath at the Wall in tribute to their fallen comrades-in-arms.

A hush fell over the crowd as the descendants (con cháu, hậu duệ) laid eyes for the first time on this plaque (tấm thẻ, bảng), showing the violence that happened throughout Orange County 100 years ago. But what was even more powerful was seeing the descendants' response to the other side, which details what happened to their families in Ocoee. It was a look at the loss of the past to chart a path toward the future.

“When the lockdown was announced, a hush fell over the island. There was an eerie quietness (sự yên tĩnh kì lạ). We did not know what to do,” says Joanna. They were worried about being targeted or shunned by the local people due to rumours of foreigners being carriers of the Coronavirus. Instead, to their surprise, the villagers responded with warmth, inviting them to their homes.

Ka Tina

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