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Sunday, November 29, 2020

"Ace boon-coon" nghĩa là gì?

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"Ace boon-coon" -> nghĩa là bạn thân (được dùng trong cộng đồng người da đen).

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He refers to her as “my best friend, my partner in crime, my ace boon coon, my Bonnie to my Clyde.” His mother was diagnosed (chẩn đoán) with multiple sclerosis (xơ cứng tế bào) in 1999, although Moore admitted to being in denial (phủ nhận) about it for a few years.

 It's an even older story among blacks than is often known: The affectionate (trìu mến) use of the n-word was well established a century ago and before, and coon was used then in the exact same way (ace boon coon meant "good friend").

‘Happy birthday to my ace boon coon, my right hand, my day to day manager that keeps my world twirling (xoay tròn) and she’s always got my back. She makes sure that I smile every day, and I don’t go into those dark places. Today is your day, it’s your muthafuckin birthday!!! Go KK, it’s your birthday!! Love you @kristinakhorram,’ Diddy captioned his post.

His paintings reveal a deep dedication (cống hiến) to racial and ethnic harmony. In his abundant body of work, he shares much of his personal experiences, be it sports, music, ladies, dance, education, the church, his Jewish neighborhood in LA or his beginnings here in the South. I was blessed to have called him one of my best, “forever” friends. He called me his “Ace Boon Coon,” which I understood to be a term of endearment (yêu mến).

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"Use it as a carrot" nghĩa là gì?

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"Use (something) as a carrot" = dùng như củ cà rốt -> nghĩa là dùng điều gì làm động lực để thuyết phục người khác. 

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While being fit (thích hợp) for the final might serve as an incentive (khích lệ) for McGinn, Smith has warned the rest of his squad not to use it as a carrot for raising their game over the next three Premier League matches prior to what will be the club’s ninth league cup final.

The kingdom can now adjust the level of its voluntary cut without asking any fellow members, and use it as a carrot and stick, while ensuring the kingdom has greater influence (tầm ảnh hưởng) over other OPEC members.

Though the program is currently on hiatus (thiếu sót), Stott characterized it as a success, generating more than $7,000 for local businesses. But it served an even deeper purpose as “a carrot for people to really get their online presence” significantly beefed up, Stott said.

Cabrera's gets 20 vacation days in addition to the five leave days required by the state, with unused vacation days paid out annually, according to his contract (hợp đồng). Not taking those days could equate (tương đương) to as much as $27,000. “For districts that do pay out unused leave, that can be a rich benefit that a district may use as a carrot,” Campbell said.

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"Dangle a carrot in front of" nghĩa là gì?

"Dangle a carrot in front of" = nhử bằng cà rốt -> nghĩa là nhờ ai đó làm việc và hứa sẽ trả công. 

Ví dụ
It looks like the Sister Wives family turned out another sales rep who thinks outside the box. It seems as if Mykelti figured out how to dangle a carrot in front of her customers to lure (dụ dỗ) them in.

After the Seven, the most powerful group of Supes in The Boys universe is Payback. For that reason, when Vought thinks that they’ve had enough and want to get rid of (trừ khử, loại bỏ) the Boys, they send in Payback to do the job. They even dangle a carrot in front of them in the form of a promise: if they are successful in their efforts, they would be given the same status as the Seven.

"It wasn't something where you couldn’t dangle a carrot in front of me because if there was anything I disagreed with or I didn’t like, I would just say, ‘OK I am not doing it.’ “If it resulted in me going home, I would go home. I didn’t have to be there.”

Ruslan Kogan is famous for not advertising on mainstream (nổi bật, xu hướng) media – his data analytics team work hard to target advertising using Google’s ad platform to dangle a carrot in front of their most likely customers.

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"Put up a brave front" nghĩa là gì?

"Put up a brave front" -> nghĩa là tỏ ra can đảm, dũng cảm, kiên quyết nhưng trong lòng thì không thế.

Ví dụ
The latest spate (lượng lớn) of issues emerged this week when coach John Harbaugh was already dealing with just three days of practice before trying to knock off the undefeated Steelers. Harbaugh put up a brave front amid the latest round of challenges. 

Although Kohli put up a brave front and walked in to open the innings, but SRH bowlers (người chơi bóng) struck (tấn công) at regular intervals to restrict Bangalore to just 131 for 7.  

"There are lots of flaws (lỗi) to be pointed out to, but we gotta believe in ourselves and be strong-headed, also be positive," Iyer tried to put up a brave front at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"The Robinsons staff and promoters are like family. I am very happy working here, this is our second home," she said. Ms Chng added that many staff and promoters put up a brave front after learning of the closures. "They keep it to themselves. Once one tears up (khóc), everyone will tear up.

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