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Thursday, December 24, 2020

"In for a shock" nghĩa là gì?

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"In for a shock" -> nghĩa là chắc chắn sẽ nhận được/trải nghiệm kết quả xấu, khó chịu, không như ý.

Ví dụ
If you've waited on purchasing (mua) a Christmas tree, you may be in for a shock when you visit your usual spot (vị trí).

When Janice Torilli opened her quarterly (theo quý) water/sewer bill last week, she was in for a shock she could least afford at this time of year. The bill, reflecting water usage from June until Sept. 22, was $508, or $204 more than what she paid for the same period last year.

When the ambulance bill arrived from the city, he was in for a shock: He owed $1,976.92. And because it was out-of-network, his insurance (bảo hiểm) plan didn’t cover any of it. As Schwab tried to navigate the system, he said the bill was turned over to a collection agency.

LUKE MODRIC could be in for a shock return to Tottenham, according to reports. The Real Madrid midfielder, 35, is out of contract (hợp đồng) in the summer meaning he would be available for a free transfer at the end of the season.

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"Shoot the lights out" nghĩa là gì?

"Shoot the lights out" = bắn vỡ đèn -> nghĩa là trình diễn rất tốt, ngắm rất chuẩn, hoàn toàn thống trị đối thủ.

Ví dụ
They are among the nation's best teams in field goal percentage (phần trăm), assist-to-turnover ratio and blocked shots per game. They have great size, they're extremely athletic (khỏe mạnh) and they can shoot the lights out. 

Dallas can still shoot the lights out. Luka is still one of the ten best basketball players in the world, even if he was not blessed (phù hộ) with freakish (quái đản) athleticism. While Luka may not have a 50 inch vertical, he more than makes up for it with his body control and his high-level basketball IQ.

Selected with the No. 51 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Jessup was a draft-and-stash pick by the Warriors, but if he keeps this up, it's unlikely he'll be away from the big club beyond the upcoming season. He has good size at 6-foot-7 and he can shoot the lights out -- two things Golden State could always use more of.

Aaron Nesmith can shoot the lights out and Payton Pritchard has already impressed (gây ấn tượng) Marcus Smart with his toughness (cứng cỏi). 

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