Journey in Life: 12/20/20

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Vào danh sách bé hư của ông già Noel rồi

con chơi game trên điện thoại của mẹ đã tiêu 16.000 usd ở thẻ tín dụng...
Well, someone has made Santa’s naughty list.

While working from home during the pandemic (làm việc ở nhà trong đại dịch), Wilton., Conn., real estate broker (môi giới bất động sản) Jessica Johnson, 41, didn’t realize the younger of her two sons had gone on a shopping spree (mua sắm điên cuồng) on her iPad. Over the month of July, George bought add-on boosters — starting with $1.99 red rings and moving up to $99.99 gold rings — that allowed him to access new characters and more speed, spending hundreds of bucks at a time.

“Sugar the pill” nghĩa là gì?

“Sugar the pill” = làm ngọt viên thuốc (đắng) -> nghĩa là làm điều tồi tệ trở nên dễ chấp nhận/chịu đựng hơn.

Ví dụ
The managers are giving everyone an extra bonus this year, but I suspect it's a way of sugaring the pill with the massive layoffs that are scheduled.

I suspect we may come to loathe it, even although today it appears to offer the beginnings of a solution to the coronavirus crisis. To be entirely fair to the first minister, she made no attempt to sugar the pill when introducing us to TTI.

Ai Weiwei is a very direct filmmaker, he is not one to sugar the pill. It is a brutal (tàn bạo) beginning to a powerful documentary in which distrust and desperation (tuyệt vọng) turns a moderate (ôn hòa) society into a collective of civil rights activists.

Anh Thư

“Sum and substance” nghĩa là gì?

“Sum and substance” = tổng quát và thực chất -> nghĩa là ý chính, bản tóm tắt.

Ví dụ
“Mayor Warren pleaded with me stating in sum and substance ‘she was sorry, but that we needed to move forward and that we are married, that she and I are married in this together, attached at the hip and that she needs me” the notice of claim read.

During the call, an MPS [Ministry of Public Security] officer who was with the participant's father stated, in sum and substance, that the participant needed to stop anti-CCP activities, provide the officer with the passwords to the participant's social media accounts, and return to the PRC.

Officers spoke to Burciaga outside the house and observed a laceration (vết rách) on his hand, the criminal complaint said. As first aid was being administered, Burciaga "stated in sum and substance, 'I already know what happened, and I know what I did, which is why I slit (rạch) my wrist (cổ tay)" the complaint said.

Anh Thư

Thu nhập 'khủng' của nghệ sĩ hàng sao từ đâu?

là bạn thân, và là "bình phong", "sân sau" cho lãnh đạo nhé...

ông Sergei Roldugin hiện đang là tâm điểm của dư luận khi bị nhắc tên trong vụ “hồ sơ Panama”. Theo đó, Roldugin đã lén chuyển khoản tiền 2 tỉ USD thông qua hệ thống ngân hàng và công ty bình phong ở nước ngoài. (bài năm 2016)
As Putin rose to power as Russia’s supreme leader (lãnh đạo tối cao) and Roldugin made a name for himself as a classical cellist and conductor (nhạc trưởng, người chỉ huy dàn nhạc), the two remained close. Roldugin has performed for Putin and high-profile guests at the president’s official residence and has given media interviews that softened Putin’s fearsome (sợ sệt) image.

Now a leak of secret documents (rò rỉ tài liệu mật) reveals (tiết lộ) another, hidden side of their friendship.

The records show Roldugin is a behind-the-scenes player in a clandestine (bí mật) network operated by Putin associates that has shuffled at least $2 billion through banks and offshore companies,

...A company linked to the cellist also grabbed secret influence over Russia’s largest truck maker, another snagged a big slice of Russia’s TV advertising industry.

...The leaked documents come from the files of Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm that registered some of the Roldugin companies and helped administer the network’s holdings in the British Virgin Islands and other offshore havens.

...There is Roldugin, who is godfather to Putin’s eldest daughter. Then there is Yury Kovalchuk, a banker who forged links with the future president when Putin was a municipal official, and Arkady Rotenberg, a childhood chum (bạn thân, người ở chung phòng) who has become a billionaire through state-sponsored construction projects (dự án xây dựng của nhà nước), oil pipelines (đường ống dẫn dầu) and other ventures.

Many of the men linked to the network, including Putin, share something else in common besides history. They are connected to the St. Petersburg-based Bank Rossiya, which the U.S. government has identified as Putin’s personal cashbox.

“Element of surprise” nghĩa là gì?

"Element of surprise” -> nghĩa là yếu tố bất ngờ.

Ví dụ
The tactic of launching raids particularly to take down drug gangs using operatives (đặc vụ) in dress-up is a common tactic of Peruvian police to assure the element of surprise which, they say, has brought some notable successes in recent years.

Police forces occasionally use the tactic of donning costumes to launch anti-drug raids. In the past, they have dressed as street sweepers (người quét đường), vendors (người bán dạo), or as homeless people to detect criminal activity. This preserves the element of surprise, they say, adding to their success int he recent years.

The Detroit Lions’ coaching shake-up presents an element of surprise, but the Chicago Bears’ Mitch Trubisky has been at his best in this rivalry (sự đua tài). Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy tried to keep the player he chose to start at quarterback (tiền vệ) a bit of a mystery last week. While that riddle was solved for many when Nick Foles did not practice, some were surprised this week when Mitch Trubisky was the clear choice to face the Detroit Lions.

Anh Thư

“Don't hold your breath” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash

"Don't hold your breath” = đừng nín thở > nghĩa là nói với ai rằng sự việc nào đó không có khả năng xảy ra.

Ví dụ
Iran’s threat to avenge Fakhrizadeh: Don’t hold your breath. On July 20, 1988, Iran’s then supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini said in an unusual statement that he agreed to ending the war with Iraq, initiated (khởi xướng) by the former Baathist regime (chế độ) in Baghdad eight years earlier.

Don't hold your breath while you wait for change. Treasury's long-awaited Retirement Income Review was delivered to much fanfare (sự phô trương). The latest in a long list of inquiries (câu hỏi) into our retirement system, what made this 638-page opus unusual is that it made no recommendations – it just provided information.

Meanwhile, the rich have become far richer. Since the start of the pandemic, just 651 American billionaires have gained $1tn of wealth. With this windfall (vận may bất ngờ) they could send a $3,000 check to every person in America and still be as rich as they were before the pandemic. Don’t hold your breath. Stock markets have been hitting record highs. More initial public stock offerings have been launched this year than in over two decades.

Anh Thư

“Tea and sympathy” nghĩa là gì?

“Tea and sympathy” = trà và thông cảm -> nghĩa là đồng cảm với người đang buồn.

Ví dụ
Debenms staff will be looking for more than tea and sympathy when they meet the Taoiseach this morning. Shop stewards and a Mandate union rep are hoping this could mark the beginning of the end of their eight month dispute (cuộc tranh luận) with the retailer for more redundancy pay (trả tiền thừa).

Tea and sympathy is of no use to the thousands of mortgage holders unable to make their repayments due to Covid-19, Mary Lou McDonald has told the Dáil. The Sinn Féin leader said it was “unacceptable” that mortgage (thế chấp) holders’ ability to access payment breaks was being left to the banks to decide on a case-by-case basis.

However, things haven’t gone to plan. She’s very needy and we all have to run around doing things for her, she barely helps at all and is always ­criticising (chỉ trích) how I do things. Meanwhile, she fawns (nịnh hót) over my husband, bringing him cups of tea and sympathising over how hard he works. I work just as hard and get no tea and sympathy! 

Anh Thư

"On the way up" nghĩa là gì?

"On the way up" -> nghĩa là tiến triển, vươn lên nấc thang cao hơn, trong kinh doanh, chính trị.

Ví dụ 
Yet Mr Dolan has been met with slammed doors and stony faces at every long step on the way up to the highest court in the land. 

Moving around the infield as he has on the way up, Kieboom said in September, helped him when he ended up around second in defensive (thế thủ) shifts.

"Currently, indices seem to be in the hands of all-charged bulls and the mighty bear seem to have given up. However, one cannot rule out mild (nhẹ) profit-booking on the way up," said Nirali Shah, Senior Research Analyst (chuyên gia nghiên cứu cấp cao).

Thùy Dương

“Capital gains tax” nghĩa là gì?

“Capital gains tax” -> nghĩa là thuế đánh vào lợi nhuận của một giao dịch hay tăng giá tài sản; thuế thặng dư vốn.

Ví dụ
How much capital gains tax must I pay when selling a house I barely lived in? I’m confused (bối rối) by the capital gains tax my wife and I may have to pay on the sale of our property. In 2006 we bought the house for £297,000. In 2008, we moved to Bahrain and let the house. We returned to the UK in 2011 to rented accommodation.

Inslee proposes capital gains tax, $1 billion tax hike. The tax would not apply to retirement (về hưu) accounts or income from selling farms, livestock (thú nuôi), timber (gỗ), homes or sole-proprietor businesses, according to the governor's office. The 9% tax would apply to stocks, bonds and proceeds from selling other assets, such as real estate, collectibles and art, according to the Department of Revenue.

Capital gains tax rates: How to calculate them and tips on how to minimize what you owe. Capital gains are profits. Specifically, the profits you make from selling capital assets, such as stocks (cổ phiếu), bonds (trái phiếu), real estate (bất động sản), and other investments (khoản đầu tư) and collectibles (đồ sưu tầm). When you sell a capital asset at a price higher than its "basis," you're generally required to report a capital gain on your federal income tax return.

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"Trouble is brewing" nghĩa là gì?

“Trouble is brewing” -> nghĩa là sắp có khó khăn, nguy hiểm trong tương lai.

Ví dụ
Trouble Brewing in Central America. The region has issues that the Trump administration can’t afford to ignore (phớt lờ). President Trump made a deal with Central American governments and Mexico to end the 2018-19 migration (di cư) crisis by requiring asylum seekers from Central America to register in a transit country before seeking U.S. entry.

Trouble’s brewing for the post-pandemic VA health care system, top doc says. The continuing stress on health care workers, a possible employee mass exodus (di cư) at the end of the pandemic, and veterans (cựu chiến binh) delaying needed health care could combine to create even more of a strain on the Veterans Administration health care system after the pandemic ends, said the official in charge of that system.

Trouble is brewing at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. The Archer Studio Building in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma is located on what was once Black Wall Street. It has big windows and the artists who occupy the building, participants in the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF), are meant to keep these windows open and unobstructed (không bị cản trở) whenever possible, so that passersby (người qua đường) can see them at work.

Anh Thư

“Storm is brewing” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Michael D on Unsplash

“Storm is brewing” -> nghĩa là "bão sắp nổi lên rồi" (nghĩa đen, bóng).

Ví dụ
A ‘perfect storm is brewing’ as new probate (thủ tục chứng thực) grant rule limits asset sales. Inheritance tax rules were upended in recent weeks as the government changed how probate applications are submitted and processed.

When the chips are down and a big storm is brewing on Earth, odds are that forecasters (nhà dự báo thời tiết) are predicting (dự đoán) close to the same thing. But when it comes to space weather and storms that flare up on the surface of the sun, that’s not always the case.

I certainly won’t forget that day. At that time I provided weather forecasting support to the PG&E’s newly created emergency (khẩn cấp) response group at PG&E. We knew a large storm was brewing in the Gulf  (vịnh) of Alaska. But it turned out to be stronger and more destructive than any weather system in recent history.

Anh Thư

"Tip him the wink" nghĩa là gì?

"Tip one the wink" có tip là lời mách nước, lời khuyên, wink là nháy mắt ra hiệu -> cụm từ này nghĩa là bí mật báo tin cho ai.

Ví dụ
Yes, Harvey Weinstein was a sleazeball and a sexual predator (thú ăn thịt). But how many of those now flaunting (khoe khoang) their #MeToo badges were perfectly happy to tip him the wink — in the full knowledge of his appetites (tham muốn) — to get a part in another of his films?

As we went by our house I wished I hadn’t sent Mary Jane out of town; because now if I could tip her the wink she’d light out and save me, and blow on our dead-beats.

“What about the British Government?” I said. “They’re not going to let their guests (khách) be murdered. Tip them the wink, and they’ll take extra precautions (cảnh giác).”

Anton Rogan reveals surprising Celtic mole that tipped him the wink about Parkhead debut. The Northern Irish full-back had plenty of time to consider his first start after he was tipped-off (nhận được lời khuyên bí mật) by an unlikely source.

Ngọc Lân

"That’s always the way" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Tim Stief on Unsplash

"That’s always the way" -> nghĩa là 'từ trước đến nay vẫn thế' (biện hộ cho lỗi sai, vấn đề khó chịu).

Ví dụ
But maybe that’s always the way it was going to be—Herbert’s physical ability is overwhelming and Tua’s isn’t. 

They’ve got no leaders, and we can blame Arteta – that’s always the way – but those players are absolutely killing him with their performances.

"Everybody was so proud of the way that case was handled and resolved it so quickly. That’s always the way he carried (gánh vác) himself," Duggan said.

Thùy Dương

"Prepare the way" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by dan carlson on Unsplash

"Prepare the way" -> nghĩa là tạo, chuẩn bị điều cần thiết, 'mở đường'.

Ví dụ
UK timber trials prepare the way for fresh freight flows.

Geotechnical (địa kỹ thuật) specialist prepares the way for Fort Bovisand redevelopment (tái phát triển).

Lidocaine and God’s Word have more in common than you might think.  Both prepare the way for important work to be done.

The biggest change now is that transition aides (sĩ quan phụ tá) will be able to flood more than 100 agencies (cơ quan) to prepare the way for his administration.

Thùy Dương

"In the ordinary way" nghĩa là gì?

"In the ordinary way" -> nghĩa là theo cách thông thường, như thường lệ.

Ví dụ
We still want students to come, but we realized pretty early on we just can't accommodate students in those lecture theaters in the ordinary way.

For samples and images of the drugs to be taken before the drugs are destroyed, and for those samples and images to be received in evidence and have the same probative (chứng minh) force as the drugs would have if proved in the ordinary way.

Secondary market (thị trường thứ cấp) trading between DTC participants will occur in the ordinary way in accordance with DTC's rules and will be settled in immediately available funds using DTC's Same‑Day Funds Settlement (quyết toán) System.

Thùy Dương

"Go your separate ways" nghĩa là gì?

"Go your separate ways" = đi theo con đường riêng -> nghĩa là kết thúc mối quan hệ; 'đường ai nấy đi'.

Ví dụ
We’ve all been there. You have an argument or a falling out with someone. You go your separate ways and hope to forget about it.

This man doesn’t want your friendship, and you don’t want his heart. The sooner you accept that you are at cross purposes and go your separate ways, the better for both of you.

But if you and your partner have determined that it’s not going to work out, it may be best to go your separate ways knowing that kids are resilient (kiên cường) and there are strategies you can use to ease (giảm bớt) the associated emotions.

Thùy Dương

"Feel your way" nghĩa là gì?

"Feel your way" -> nghĩa là 'dò dẫm' (tìm đường, ít kinh nghiệm làm việc).

Ví dụ 
Especially if you have the time to do that, that would be the first way to kind of feel your way through, because it can be completely overwhelming.

With new people, you’ll be dancing (phân vân) between how much to reveal and what to hold back. Your awareness of others helps you feel your way through the getting-to-know-you (làm quen) process.

When I’m painting, I’m always thinking about creating the same kind of psychic space (không gian tâm linh) that a movie does because I think it’s better when you are invited to feel your way through an experience.

Thùy Dương

"Hurry him on his way" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jon Grogan on Unsplash

"Hurry him on his way" -> nghĩa là giúp ai nhanh chóng tiếp tục làm gì đó.

Ví dụ 
Deciding that the long-haired wanderer (kẻ lang thang) is nothing but a troublemaker (kẻ gây rối), Sheriff Teasle tries to hurry him on his way to Portland.

Babylonians on a pilgrimage (hành hương) to Jerusalem would pull at the hair of the person appointed to lead the goat out of the city in an attempt to hurry him on his way.

The best solution is to wish him well and hurry him on his way. If, as he threatens, Metro were to delay responding to minor traffic accidents, would they respond for the inevitable (không thể tránh khỏi) traffic jam?

Thùy Dương

"Point the way" nghĩa là gì?

"Point the way" -> nghĩa là chỉ hướng nên đi, cách nên làm.

Ví dụ 
Especially, when the service is finished, you must inform and sincerely thank the referrer - point the way to encourage customers to refer more others.

The ambassador's speech showed a renewed dedication (cống hiến) to resolving the border (biên giới) crisis and pointed the way to peace with the country's neighbor.

Parents should point the way to their children how to face and solve their own mistakes. Depending on the degree (mức độ) that the parents let the child accept the responsibility and punishment respectively. This also helps children to absorb (tiếp thu), learn and avoid the same mistakes again and again.

Thùy Dương

"Swing both ways" nghĩa là gì?

"Swing both ways" = đu cả hai cách -> nghĩa là hấp dẫn tình dục với cả nam và nữ.

Ví dụ
Bisexual reality TV stars whom you didn't know swing both ways.

"I swing both ways" Sheridan Smith tried to snog shocked hairdresser and launched scathing attack on fiance Jamie Horn.

Bisexuality is back to the future. Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, has been revealed to swing both ways.

"You guys know I swing both ways, right? I love boys, I love girl. I'm a proud bisexual girl. I have nothing to be embarrassed about."

Thùy Dương

"For mercy’s sake" nghĩa là gì ?

Photo by Icons8 Team on Unsplash

"For mercy’s sake" -> nghĩa là câu thốt lên thể hiện sự ngạc nhiên, bực tức, khó chịu, thất vọng hay tức giận.

Ví dụ
For Mercy’s Sake, Amanda Shires on the birth of an album and becoming a matriarch (người đàn bà phụ trách một đoàn thể hoặc một tổ chức; nữ chúa).

For mercy’s sake, Rockies need to send struggling pitcher Kyle Freeland to the minor leagues.

Two minutes before my mother died, she was screaming, and I said to her, 'What do you want?' and she said 'No more, for mercy's sake,' Vazquez told CBC News, sitting in her home in Iztapalapa, a borough of Mexico City and an area hard hit by the virus.

Thùy Dương

Xin nhận của tại hạ một lạy

giữa bão giông, người phụ nữ lội ra biển để... cứu hai két bia trôi giạt :D
It’s unclear exactly what time of day the rescue occurred, but we’re guessing "beer o’clock."

A woman in Australia is being dubbed (được đặt tên) a "hero" (người hùng) after wading out into rough surf to rescue two kegs that were carried out to sea amid a recent bout of extreme weather off the coast of Queensland— even while another employee described the chaotic (hỗn độn, hỗn loạn, lộn xộn) scene as "so dangerous."

Footage of the woman’s actions was first broadcast on Australia’s 7 News,

"Cast myself on his mercy" nghĩa là gì?

"Cast/throw myself on his mercy" -> nghĩa là trông cậy vào lòng tốt của ai.

Ví dụ 
For months, they had to cast themselves on sponsors's mercy to get free food for their children.

People have to manage everything, cast themselves on government's mercy  to maintain their daily lives in the context of the economy facing many difficulties due to the crisis.

This is the place where most of you are confused (or never thought about it), most of them often think "I'm looking for a job, what can I give back?", So you can only cast yourself on their mercy when you go to the network. 

Thùy Dương

Hãy cho con được lớn

con trai thắng kiện vì mẹ vứt bộ sưu tập tạp chí khỏa thân (trị giá 25k usd)...

U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney in Kalamazoo granted the son’s request for summary judgment in his favor.

The parties have until mid-February to file written submissions on damages (thiệt hại, tổn thất).

The parents’ attorney, Anne Marie VanderBroek, said she is working to establish the value (giá trị) of the items that were disposed of but declined to comment about the case.

David Werking contends damages are around $25,000.

Cử người này tới Tam Thôn

quần bị tụt khi chụp ảnh với thủ tướng...

Ivan Zvonimir Cicak, president of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, quickly pulled his pants back up from his ankles during a photoshoot with the country’s first female president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The two were at an event in the walkup to International Human Rights Day, which is on December 10, AFP reports. Grabar-Kitarovic appears to have kept a completely straight face (kiềm chế giữ bộ mặt bình thản, không cười) during the slip-up — at least in these three pictures.

Bài trước: Hoài của

"Gambler’s fallacy" nghĩa là gì?

"Gambler’s fallacy" = ảo tưởng của con bạc -> nghĩa là niềm tin cho rằng một sự việc sẽ ít có khả năng xảy ra trong tương lai vì nó thường xảy ra trong hiện tại, dù qua thống kê thì kết quả của một sự việc không hề ảnh hưởng đến những kết quả trong tương lai.

Ví dụ
Gambler’s Fallacy Can Create A False Sense (cảm tưởng sai lầm) Of Security With Risks Like COVID-19 Or Hurricanes (bão).

Using past performance as a guide is widely known as the gambler’s fallacy, i.e. feeling that a slot machine that hasn’t paid out in a while is ‘due’ for a big score. Previous studies have found that stock market traders (nhà đầu tư trên thị trường chứng khoán) are prone to this fallacy, with over 40% of portfolio choices based on the belief that a poorly performing stock was due for a rebound (phục hồi) compared to just 20% of choices based on ‘rational consideration.’ 

The Fund stands to benefit from DBi’s impressive decade-plus track-record of successfully replicating diversified portfolios of leading hedge funds using only liquid exchange-traded instruments. As a result, the Fund will be more liquid, transparent and attractively priced than a traditional hedge fund. DBi’s proprietary replication process seeks to outperform (làm tốt hơn) institutional-quality hedge funds while mitigating (giảm thiểu) three key investment risks (rủi ro đầu tư): market structure (illiquidity, trade crowding, counterparty); concentration (single fund, industry, geography); and human biases (selection bias and gambler’s fallacy).

Phạm Hạnh

Viên ngọc xanh

Photo by Daniel Kunz on Unsplash.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
~ Confucius

Thà là viên ngọc có tì vết còn hơn là viên sỏi hoàn hảo.

Bài trước: Bậc trí giả

"Cast your lot with" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mert Talay on Unsplash

"Cast your lot with" = đặt số phận (ở) -> nghĩa là sát cánh, đặt nhiều tâm huyết.

Ví dụ
And if you have a problem, a question you want us to answer, cast your lot with us. We would love to help you out.

In favor were Heath Smith, Joey Evensen and Storm Hansen-Cavasos. The mayor cast his lot with those in favor of the resolution, and it prevailed 4-to-3.

What made you decide to cast your lot with Bloomberg?. "I thank you for that question because, one, I thought that he was the best candidate over the long haul to be Donald Trump, all right? That's the one thing, that he is the best candidate to match him against Donald Trump in November.

Thùy Dương

"Cast doubt on" nghĩa là gì?

Eyes filled with suspicion ! Photo by Georgia Mashford on Unsplash

"Cast doubt on" -> nghĩa là nghi ngờ, hoài nghi.

Ví dụ 
Scientists cast doubt on seismic (địa chấn) testing environmental mitigations (làm dịu) in N.L.'s offshore (ngoài khơi).

Disinformation (thông tin sai lệch) is an oft-used tactic (chiến thuật) to cast doubt on facts, basic truths, and scientific evidence.

As the presidential campaign heated up, Florida’s leaders worked to cast doubt on their own COVID-19 death count, second guessing doctors on the front lines of the pandemic and mirroring (phản ánh) Donald Trump’s messaging (thông điệp) that the toll wasn’t as bad as it looked.

Thùy Dương

"Fall into sin" nghĩa là gì?

"Fall into sin" = rơi vào tội lỗi -> nghĩa là bắt đầu cư xử, hành xử sai. 

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He doesn’t end there. In chapter 4:26, he tells us we can be angry with one another, but not to let that anger fall into sin, adding, “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” Verse 31 continues along the same lines: “Let all bitterness (cay đắng) and wrath (phẫn nộ) and anger and clamor (la hét) and slander (nói xấu) be put away from you, along with all malice.” Instead (verse 32), “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.”

The gospel is undergirded (củng cố) by the twin principles of loving God and loving others. If our politics makes brothers and sisters into enemies, we could fail to love, and thus fall into sin.

The Bayberry Candle is the only true tradition originating (bắt nguồn) in this country. The Bayberry symbolizes long life. Apples are symbolic of man’s original fall into sin-for which Christ was born to set us free.

Even after humanity’s fall into sin, people are still in God’s image, and their lives are precious (quý giá) in His sight,” it added, citing Genesis 9:5-6; and James 3:8-10.

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"Pig in a blanket" nghĩa là gì?

"Pig in a blanket" = lợn trong chăn -> nghĩa là xúc xích quấn quanh bởi lát thịt xông khói. 

Ví dụ
"We love getting into the Christmas spirit (tinh thần) and last year we made a foot-long pig in blanket, so wanted to go one better this year. "Can you have too much of a good thing? We don't think so, so we thought we'd got for it."

It's the Christmas news we've all been waiting for. At last, you can get an absolutely massive (khổng lồ) pig in a blanket delivered right to your front door. What did you think we were talking about?!

Wrapped in bacon (thịt xông khói), the tiny sausages (xúc xích) certainly make any festive meal - but Papas Fish and Chips have gone to the extreme for a second year running, claiming to sell the "world's largest" pig in a blanket.

Subway launch six-foot long Pig In A Blanket sub to feed the family this Christmas. Containing a whopping (to lớn) 36 festive pigs in blankets, the limited edition XL Sub will feed up to three households or, your family over the Christmas period.

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