Journey in Life: 12/26/20

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

"In recent memory" nghĩa là gì?

"In recent memory" = trong trí nhớ gần đây -> nghĩa là trong khoảng thời gian gần đây.

Ví dụ
Australia's total followed their 191 first innings in Adelaide as ball continued rule in the early stages of the series, the opening day of this Test coming on an MCG surface that offered more encouragement than any in recent memory. Those planning to attend the fourth day will be a touch nervous (lo lắng).

As countries locked down they experienced their deepest downturns in recent memory. Yet financial (kinh tế) panic was averted (ngăn chặn). The banks stayed remarkably resilient (sôi nổi). 

According to ESPN, the Patriots are signing Roberto Aguayo to their practice squad. Aguayo, 26, entered the NFL in 2016 as one of the top kicking prospects in recent memory. 

New Orleans started with the ball after the Vikings won the opening coin toss and elected to defer. The Saints had their best offensive drive in recent memory, going 75 yards in just 6 plays that was capped off (thành công mỹ mãn) by a 40-yard Alvin Kamara rushing touchdown.

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"Know from memory" nghĩa là gì?

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"Know from memory" -> nghĩa là có thể kể lại điều gì hoàn toàn dựa vào trí nhớ mà không cần tham khảo nguồn khác.

Ví dụ
Here’s the bottom line: experts say contact tracing works, but as it has from the beginning of this pandemic, they say only we Texans can control the spread (lan toả) of the coronavirus by following the rules, which by now, we should know... from memory.

John Stewart is an AP U.S. History teacher at Har-Ber High School and says he’s been prepping (chuẩn bị) his students for the new format of the test where they are going to be writing one essay using what they know from memory along with five documents.

Within this benchmark (điểm chuẩn), the expectation is to know from memory a formula (công thức) for the area of a rectangle and triangle.

I can count on one finger how many cable access shows I know from memory (hint: it’s "Wayne’s World"). Largely, cable access has the reputation (danh tiếng) of being the channel you put on for your cats when you go to work so they don’t get bored cleaning themselves.

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"Pig out" nghĩa là gì?

Đừng như bọn tôi! Photo courtesy: Mark Miller

"Pig out" = ăn như heo -> nghĩa là ăn hau háu.

Ví dụ
I started to ask myself if I was crazy for being this way, but then it clicked! There's no way people don’t like something sweet, especially around the holidays! I feel like the holidays are the time where you are supposed to pig out on everything bad right? Yes, I am right. Well guess what I found? I found a map of the entire country’s favorite treats around Christmas time, and you will never believe how opposite Jersey and Pennsylvania came out to be. 

Just because I barred (ngăn cản) one of my lawyers from appearing at a hearing because he was too fat doesn't mean I hate fat people. Hell, for years, I pigged out deep into the night on burgers, popcorn, milk shakes and Cake Masters. Ate fruit salads at the office to fake everyone out. Got shots from a diet doctor to the stars. That's a Cake Master in my jowls (hàm dưới) now. So I prefer talking to a camera these days than looking in a mirror.

I’ve been there. I think we all have. I pig out on a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, but when I realize that one pint is equal to about five servings, I wonder why I don’t feel full after. It seems very strange. But, I digress (lạc đề). If you want to avoid this post-Ben and Jerry’s regret, try making a yogurt parfait with fruit, honey and granola, or you can even make an acai bowl! Beware of getting either of these options from a restaurant, as they usually have a lot of added sugar that you can avoid by making it yourself. 

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Bài trước: "Wolf down" nghĩa là gì?

"Make a bolt for it" nghĩa là gì?

"Make a bolt for it" -> nghĩa là chạy trốn.

Ví dụ
We couldn’t get through. My dog tried to make a bolt for it and nearly got washed out.

However Laurie manages to break free and tries to make a bolt for it. Meanwhile, Sienna’s boyfriend Brody Hudson (Adam Woodward) is worrying about where his girlfriend has got to.

I was too scared to even make a bolt for it — and anyway, my surgeon and his team were all kitted up waiting for me. I’d been dreading that moment since being diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer five months before.

She was found by one of the helpers but she was anxious and tried to make a bolt for it. Thankfully a family friend was right there and when Jessie smelt him she knew she was safe and rolled over to have her tummy rubbed!

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"Bucket of bolts" nghĩa là gì?

"Bucket of bolts" = xô bu-lông -> nghĩa là máy móc như xe ô tô, xe máy đã cũ nát, hư hỏng.

Ví dụ 
If Lucasfilm’s litigation history is any indication, even though the Millennium Falcon is just a “bucket of bolts,” it’s ostensibly a bucket of bolts worth protecting.

The molue is a bizarre bus. It’s a bucket of bolts with the loud noise of a helicopter. Indeed, the 49-sitting-99-standing-passenger bus is renowned in Lagos, Africa’s largest capital city, as a mobile coffin (quan tài).

The price you paid for that shiny new bucket of bolts may be close to doubling in the next five years or so. Did you get long-term value for your purchase, or were you fooled by the low sticker price? Time will tell.

We found a campground. It had a No Vacancy (hết chỗ trống) sign. A gate locked the entrance. But there was a place to pull off the road. We did and slept for a few hours in our bucket of bolts, an old Dodge-K.

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"Give the bucket" nghĩa là gì?

"Give the bucket" -> nghĩa là đuổi ra không cho làm, sa thải.

Ví dụ 
The company gives the bucket more than 200 employees.

Exxon Mobil to give the bucket 723 Houston-area employees in February.

Pioneer Natural Resources giving the bucket 100 workers after Parsley acquisition.

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the culinary union negotiated with union-repped resorts on and off the Strip to keep members working, even if it was just part time, and continue to offer health-care benefits after they were given the bucket.

Thùy Dương

"The rain came down in buckets" nghĩa là gì?

"The rain came down /fell in buckets" -> nghĩa là mưa rơi xối xả.

Ví dụ 
Yesterday the rain came down in buckets over the Eastern Shore. 

They were not dissuaded (nản lòng) when the rain came down in buckets.

While the rain came down in buckets in western Orange County and other areas of the region, southern Ulster County got a different form of precipitation (mưa).

For four to six hours the island town was lashed by 145mph winds with gusts to 165mph. Roofs were lifted off their moorings (neo cố định) or shredded (mảnh vụn). Aluminum siding peeled away like a banana peel. The rain fell in buckets adding to a storm surge of water that came from the bay side of the island.

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"Have sporting blood" nghĩa là gì?

"Have sporting blood" -> nghĩa là có máu thể thao, thích phiêu lưu mạo hiểm, cảm giác mạnh.

Ví dụ
Bruno's style of play is something that fans appreciate. He has sporting blood who is willing to take on the responsibility of the game on his back and make passes, dribbles (lừa bóng) and shoot shots.

Among Japanese carmakers present in Vietnam, Subaru seems to be quieter compared to other popular countrymen. But for those who love cars, love cars and have sports blood in Vietnam, Subaru is no stranger.

Inherent of sports blood, Aneta is also ready to support Filip Nguyen with training when needed. The guy once shared that, when the COVID-19 translation broke out, he could not practice with his teammates at the football field, Filip invited his girlfriend to the empty lot in the woods near his home to practice.

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"Maneuver him out of sth" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ahmed Zayan on Unsplash

"Maneuver him out of something" -> nghĩa là vận động, thao túng (tinh vi, gian lận) ngăn cản ai đạt được điều gì.

Ví dụ 
Bhakta has accused Evison and Faessen of attempting to maneuver him out of his own company, telling the Burlington Free Press earlier this year the pair voted him out in a special board meeting he was kept from attending.

He conveniently forgot Ruby got shot and Olivia died because of his beef with Latrelle. He also forgot that Jamal went on a treasure hunt and found the RollerWorld money to maneuver him out of his gang obligations to the Santos.

It also appears to be the origin of her use of the nickname or slogan The Kraken. She has alternately (thay thế) been The Kraken, or been said to have unleashed The Kraken in the Flynn case - although her attempts to maneuver him out of the guilty plea are currently in limbo (chốn lao tù).

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"Manoeuvre the apostles" nghĩa là gì?

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"Manoeuvre the apostles" = vận động các tông đồ -> nghĩa là lấy tiền người này trả cho người khác; giống 'rob peter to pay paul' (lấy của peter trả cho paul).

Ví dụ 
Now she's at my house, but her husband keeps calling to tell her to manoeuvre the apostles so he can come back.

Mr. Hardy's firm has fallen into arrears of late, and the solicitor has been manoeuvring the apostles just to keep the business viable.

Because of being constantly collected and confused by the usury subjects, she manoeuvred the apostles and lost the ability to pay.

However, the defendant's (bị cáo) self-statements (bản tự khai) in the filing show that because of borrowing money until the time to pay, but no longer able to pay, it gives false information for the purpose of manoeuvring the apostles.

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"Freedom of maneuver" nghĩa là gì?

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"Freedom of/room for maneuver" = tự do điều động -> nghĩa là cơ hội thay đổi hay ảnh hưởng đến các quyết định đã được đưa ra.

Ví dụ 
With an integrated hydraulic bridge (phóng cầu thủy lực tích hợp) launcher system, the next generation vehicle is designed to provide assault-bridging (bắc cầu tấn công) capabilities to provide freedom of maneuver to modern armored forces (lực lượng thiết giáp hiện đại).

The JAB will provide the Engineer Regiment ( Trung đoàn công binh) survivable, deployable and sustainable heavy-assault-bridging capability. It will provide a gap-crossing (vượt khe) capability to cross wet or dry gaps providing freedom of maneuver on the battlefield (chiến trường) and keep pace with maneuver forces (lực lượng cơ động).

Iowa Army National Guard (Lực lượng Vệ binh Quốc gia), conducted obstacle (chướng ngại vật) and barrier (rào cản) removal training with the Ukrainian Freedom of Maneuver Detachment (Biệt đội Cơ động Tự do Ukraine) at Kosovo. Freedom of maneuver training is essential to the mission of Kosovo Force, a NATO-led peacekeeping organization dedicated to stability in the region.

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"Drop an acquaintance" nghĩa là gì?

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"Drop an acquaintance" -> nghĩa là phớt lờ người quen/người thân.

Ví dụ 
It will be advisable for you to drop an acquaintance such as John, he is not a good companion for you.

Look at things from both sides now. If your expectations aren’t being met don’t drop an acquaintance or give up on a task. Try another perspective. It is in your interests to honor commitments and remain patient.

Her poverty before marriage—for the family had about exhausted itself by extravagance (xa hoa), dissipation (ăn chơi sa đọa), and want of thrift—had separated her from many early friends; and her marriage with the son of a mechanic, though a strong, true, and rising man, had caused others to drop an acquaintance which had not for some time been looked upon as desirable.

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"Drop his aitches" nghĩa là gì?

"Drop his aitches" = không phát âm được chữ h (aitches) -> nghĩa là ít học, quê mùa.

Ví dụ 
This man takes more trouble to drop his aitches than ever his father did to pick them up.

She apparently also has the nicknames ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Fabulous,’ which means that poor Matt has to say those words like shibboleths (học thuyết lỗi thời), or like Eliza Doolittle trying not to drop her aitches.

Unlike so many of the older Portuguese he did not drop his aitches; but for all that he used quaint (cổ kính), evocative (gợi liên tưởng) words, like potah potah for puddle, and seemed to belong to a hermetical world neither Guyanese nor foreign.

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"Clear the deck" nghĩa là gì?

"Clear the deck" = rời khỏi boong tàu (chuẩn bị chiến đấu) -> nghĩa là dừng làm điều gì để tập trung vào việc quan trọng hơn; nghĩa khác là chạy trốn, rời đi rất nhanh.

Ví dụ
Since the AIIMS project is the biggest issue of Ahirwal these days, we were hopeful that the CM would say something conclusive (thuyết phục) during his poll meetings to clear the deck for setting up of the AIIMS project that has been put on the back burner for several years now. 

Two players who fit our comparison (so sánh) needs are Eddie Murray and Mike Piazza. But before we get to the matter of comparisons, we need to clear the deck about a still simmering debate regarding HOF-eligible (thích hợp) players…

I have given up on my "Will Smith rings the bell tradition" that made the list each of the last two seasons, but I won't let go of this one. Doc Rivers has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't want to limit Embiid exclusively to the post. In fact, he went so far as to condemn that strategy when the topic was brought up (mang lên) recently.

Should he push forward with an environmental impact report for the area in the hopes of getting four council votes at the end? An EIR would clear the deck of potential lawsuits (kiện cáo) and allow businesses to come in. Getting the ball rolling sooner could save valuable time when a typical EIR takes about 8 months to complete.

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