Journey in Life: 01/03/21

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

"What's on tap for today" nghĩa là gì?


"What's on tap for today" -> nghĩa là lịch trình hôm nay như nào? 

Ví dụ
What’s on tap for today's hearing: Expect questions about countering (chống lại) disinformation, defending election results reporting websites, safeguarding vote-by-mail processes and protecting voters’ health in polling places.

The hits and fun just keep on coming. Day 14 sees two series where the teams battle for control and two where the higher seeded (hạt giống) team looks to take a commanding lead. Here’s what’s on tap for today’s games. We’ll use this as an open thread for today’s games.

We’ll get a look at data (dữ liệu) on new and existing home sales later this week, with the second estimate (bản kê giá cả) of first-quarter GDP due out on Friday. As for what’s on tap for today, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index for April hits at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

OK, so what's on tap for today? Well, the 30th Annual Film Independent Awards, also known as the Indy Spirits, held at the Santa Monica beach. I'll be there from early in the morning till late in the afternoon, so stay tuned (hãy sẵn sàng đợi tin tiếp theo) for tons of fun photos on twitter and Instagram!

Ngọc Lân

“Enough to plague a saint” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Julia Kadel on Unsplash

“Enough to plague a saint” = đủ làm phiền vị thánh -> nghĩa là khó chịu đến mức làm phiền cả những người kiên nhẫn nhất.

Ví dụ
Being with screaming little boys all day is enough to plague a saint.

Jessi is a well-meaning woman, but her endless gossiping is enough to plague a saint.

Protocols (giao thức) from COVID-19 deaths enough to plague a saint. Saddest truth of life even more painful with extra protocols for victims of unprecedented (chưa từng có) global virus.

Anh Thư

“Hamlet without the prince” nghĩa là gì?


“Hamlet without the prince” = Hamlet không có hoàng tử -> nghĩa là buổi biểu diễn hoặc sự kiện diễn ra mà không có người biểu diễn chính hay nhân vật trung tâm.

Ví dụ
One curious element of this appeal is that it was Hamlet without the Prince. After seeking to defend the case in the CA, the SoS did not appear in the SC, where Heathrow did all the running.

Like Hamlet without Prince of Denmark: Congress on PM’s address on lockdown. As the Centre extends nationwide lockdown, the Congress has hit out at PM Modi for not taking concrete measures (biện pháp) for poor and economy.

The exclusion of the civil element of the Department of Defence means that the Commission may be like ‘Hamlet without the Prince’: to ignore a key part of the defence organisation (tổ chức) is simply bizarre (kỳ quái). I hope we do not come to regret it.

Anh Thư

“Hold on to your hat” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Alex Sorto on Unsplash

“Hold on to your hat” = giữ chặt mũ -> nghĩa là chuẩn bị tinh thần cho những gì sắp xảy ra.

Ví dụ
The Titans' loss to the Browns provided a road map for enemies: Cause mistakes early, build a lead and hang on to your hat. 

Hang on to your hat next couple of days; Temperatures plunge. A much advertised weather system moving on-shore over the northwest United States is going to bring big changes to Nebraska over the next 24 to 72 hours.

That which unifies (thống nhất) our humanity is the theme of 2021, which could spark great resistance (sức cản) from those still stuck in the old paradigm (mô hình), and who resist the inevitability of collective change. The world as we know it will never be the same again. Hold on to your hat!

Anh Thư

“From top to toe” nghĩa là gì?


“From top to toe” = từ đầu đến chân -> nghĩa là quần áo (ai) có cùng kiểu dáng, màu sắc…; 'tone sur tone'.

Ví dụ
This is a fancy event, so you need to look good from top to toe.

But you needn’t splash cash on head-to-toe ensembles like you normally would. Instead, work with what you’ve got and perhaps invest in an accessory (phụ kiện) here or there for a touch of magic fairy fashion dust. 

Stars check out tartan look from top to toe. With Christmas on the horizon, fashion influencers who wouldn’t know their clans from their oxter have designs on Scotland’s national dress, though none of their kit would pass muster (tập hợp) north of the border.

Anh Thư

"Without a groat in his pocket" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by gryffyn m on Unsplash

"Without a groat in his pocket" -> nghĩa là không một xu dính túi.

Ví dụ 
Just know how to spend and do not know how to do it, I'll be sure that your future will be arranged in poverty, poverty, without a groat in your pocket.

Without a groat in her pocket, she and her old mother had to carry her baby every day to ask for a breastfeed everywhere, so she could drink rice water. Everyone in the village feels sympathy for her lifetimes, sometimes buying a few cans of milk for Thao to drink every day.

Just before Christmas, Colepaugh took all the money of both spies with 40,000 dollars to play, and after Christmas, Colepaugh without a groat in his pocket went to the FBI himself and claimed where Gimpel was hiding. Most of the German spies during this period were taken to a military court and executed; those with the most cooperative attitudes received long sentences, being exchanged prisoners after the war ended.

Thùy Dương

"Care not a groat" nghĩa là gì?


"Care not a groat" -> nghĩa là đếch quan tâm. "Groat" là đồng bốn xu, bị đưa ra khỏi lưu thông thế kỷ 17.

Ví dụ 
I care not a groat—do what you wish, Reginald.

In 2017, 3 triplets Kassidy, Haley and Sierra Yeckes were students attending Valley High School, Las Vegas, USA. However, it seems that they care not a groat in learning and often show a defensive attitude to teachers, counselors.

When asked if he is aiming to win the title for the 8th time, the Argentine star care not a groat but only thought of the La Liga championship with Barcelona: "The eighth Pichichi? To be honest, I never did. "It's not something I'm worried about or obsessing about. I want to win La Liga before we win Pichichi, we are fighting towards that."

Thùy Dương

"Be all in" nghĩa là gì?


"Be all in" -> nghĩa là nỗ lực, làm hết sức mình; nghĩa khác là tình trạng kiệt quệ, mệt lả.

Ví dụ 
They still would be all in on winning.

The Nets seem to be all in on their roles and responsibilities, with Spencer Dinwiddie taking a backseat to Kyrie and KD, Caris LeVert accepting a sixth man role, and Jarrett Allen coming off the bench.

Just watching him with the ball in his hands, we had nobody on our defense who could tackle him. Then, unfortunately, he gets hurt again.  I sat down with him and told him he needed to be all-in with his rehabilitation, and that he needed to make his injured leg bigger and stronger than his healthy one.  

Thùy Dương

"Be a barrel of laughs" nghĩa là gì?


"Be a barrel/bundle of laughs" = một tràng cười -> nghĩa là vui vẻ, hài hước, dễ chịu. Thường dùng để mỉa mai ai khó chịu, không thú vị.

Ví dụ 
To describe Manchester United legend Roy Keane as a barrel of laughs might be overdoing it a touch. 

"Clearly, especially as my flat has no outdoor space whatsoever, this has hardly been a barrel of laughs," he said.  

If all of their words are valid. If any of them aren't, that player is eliminated from the game and everybody else resumes playing. If it isn’t already obvious, Bananagrams is a barrel of laughs.

On the top of the list comes the show made by the brilliant Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby. Nanette has a premise around how comedy works and what its social purpose is. A 2018 Netflix show that promises to be a bundle of laughs while intelligently talking about social injustices against the LBGTQ community.

Thùy Dương

"Make-work project" nghĩa là gì?


"Make-work project" -> nghĩa là kế hoạch, công việc có ít mục đích, giá trị, dùng để mua việc cho người khác là chính; 'việc cho có'.

Ví dụ
The Belt and Road Initiative (sáng kiến) (BRI) is a branding exercise for China and its leader and a make-work project for state enterprises. It is also a national security strategy that adapts US Cold War policy to China’s present circumstance.

The Kolyma Highway was a make-work project, “Stalin’s citadel of repression (đàn áp).” Andrew Higgins, a reporter at The New York Times, wrote a recent article (bài báo) on the Kolyma Highway, that appeared in the Sunday, Nov. 22 edition. Higgins quotes from Varlam Shalamov’s short story collection, “Kolyma Tales.”

It feels like a make-work project. I’d rather see resources put into a campaign focused on drivers instead of lecturing (giảng dạy) pedestrians to watch out for reckless people behind the wheel. Pedestrians already know this. Many drivers don’t.

Walls make work project was promptly kyboshed by Sask. taxpayers but now this make work project rears it ugly head again thanks to Trudeau. It's no surprise that the Sask. Party can't wait to spend taxpayers money on something oil companies should be paying for.

Ngọc Lân

"Which brings me to the point" nghĩa là gì?


"Which brings me to the point" = điều này đưa tôi đến luận điểm rằng -> nghĩa là câu chuyển tiếp để đi vào chủ đề chính của cuộc thảo luận. 

Ví dụ
Which brings me to the point of this trip down memory lane: If ever there were a year for lavish generosity (hào phóng), this is it. To those of us to whom much has been given, much is required.

Wild species cannot be harvested (thu hoạch) at an industrial scale and still be sustainable (ổn định). Which brings me to the point that farmed salmon provides a way to sustainably produce high-quality protein on a large scale. Additionally, salmon farming creates great economic opportunities for the people of BC while providing employment for many people living in rural communities…aquaculture is helping to keep our coastal communities intact.

I’ll lay my cards on the table before I start: I’ve pre-ordered (đặt trước) a PlayStation 5 already. However, I am very interested in getting an Xbox Series S and while I’m not sure when the only thing that’s stopping me is cash and the lack of games at the moment. Which brings me to the point of my feature.

All of which brings me to the point of this little piece: In order to have a funeral (đám tang) like Tip O'Neill's or John Lewis', there is one thing you must do, and that is to lead a life like they did.

Ngọc Lân

"Pull a Houdini act" nghĩa là gì?

Chạy mất dép :v Photo by Emeric Deroubaix on Unsplash

"Pull a Houdini act" = hành động như Houdini -> nghĩa là biến mất, tẩu thoát rất nhanh. Harry Houdini là một ảo thuật gia người Mỹ, ông được biết đến qua khả năng tẩu thoát tài tình của mình khỏi những thứ như áo khoác bó, còng tay, hòm dưới nước...

Ví dụ
Now, it took Kyler Murray to the end of that game against the San Francisco 49ers to pull a Houdini act to score a touchdown for them to win. In Week 1. And then they play Washington. Stop man, stop.

Moving to Villa was a dream come true for Nakamba but staying put is no longer the stuff of dreams. It takes guts (can đảm). And the time has come for Nakamba to prove he has the talent that deserves to be showcased at a grand stage. What if Villa fail to pull a Houdini Act and get chopped back into the Championship?

With the championship race done and dusted, focus will be on the tail end where Nichrut are hoping to pull a Houdini act and escape from the relegation (loại bỏ) hellhole.

If I can pull four good races together, I should be fast enough. If I do not make it there, then I will race at the African Olympic qualifiers in October in Tunisia. It is much easier to qualify (đủ điều kiện) through Africa as I have won the Championships since 2011. Here, I have to come in the top four boats to qualify.

Ngọc Lân

"Like a rag doll” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by nata zorzar on Unsplash

"Like a rag doll” = như búp bê rách nát -> nghĩa là bất lực, không kiểm soát được cử động, thường do bị đối xử tàn tệ.

Ví dụ
JOCKEY Ben Curtis astonished (kinh ngạc) race fans as he was flung around the track like a rag doll in a sickening fall but miraculously (phi thường) managed to walk away.

The cat's owner, Rebecca Bingham, said one of the dogs snatched the terrified animal from under a car in a private garden in Bakewell, Derbyshire and 'shook her like a rag doll'.

Ashley Banjo shared an insight into fatherhood on Friday as he posted a video while carrying his daughter like a rag doll. In the clip, the Diversity star, 32, can be seen holding Rose, 23 months, by her coat with his right hand, as he casually swung her by his side, while the pair enjoyed a spot of fresh air in nearby woodland to ring in the New Year.
 
Anh Thư

“Chuck a sickie" nghĩa là gì?


“Chuck a sickie” = tặc lưỡi than ốm -> nghĩa là giả vờ ốm để nghỉ làm hoặc nghỉ học.

Ví dụ
How to chuck a sickie without getting caught. Chucking a sickie is a time-honoured (vinh dự) Aussie tradition, but pulling it off without detection is not as easy as it seems.

The previous system had operated in order to cut out abuse of the system by "chucking a sickie", since those doing so would go unpaid for up to three days.

On average Aussies take a collective 90 million sick days annually, with plenty of those falling in the winter months as we all come down with colds, flus and cases of 'I don't want to get out of bed.' Now Deliveroo for Business has revealed (tiết lộ) tomorrow is going to be the most popular day for Aussies to call in sick, dubbing it "Chuck-a-Sickie Day."

Anh Thư

"On the ropes" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Cashino NDT on Unsplash

"On the ropes" = dựa vào dây (võ đài boxing) -> nghĩa là sắp thua cuộc, bị đánh bại, sụp đổ.

Ví dụ
Trump had Tehran on the ropes: now our hope is gone. The US president’s angry rhetoric (hùng biện) drew fire in the West but was secretly loved by some Iranians longing for an end to Islamic rule.

Tim Southee leads New Zealand charge to have Pakistan on the ropes. Swing king Tim Southee snared his milestone 300th wicket as New Zealand sensed victory over Pakistan at stumps (cọc gôn) on day four of the first Test in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

Australia on the ropes as India close in on Melbourne victory. A depleted (làm kiệt sức) Indian attack shrugged off an injury to paceman Umesh Yadav to rout (đánh bại) Australia’s batsmen and give themselves a platform for a series-levelling victory on day three of the second test on Monday.

Anh Thư

"Cry stinking fish" nghĩa là gì?


"Don't cry stinking fish" = đừng kêu con cá thối -> nghĩa là đừng tự hạ thấp cố gắng của bản thân.

Ví dụ 
A: I'm awful at doing reports. B: Come on, don't cry stinking fish! You're so talented and have so much to offer the company.

To put in bluntly (thẳng thừng), "It doesn’t do to cry stinking fish", but as one old friend to another I don’t give a snap of the fingers for Lawrie’s opinion. He’s a pompous (tự đắt) ass (người đần độn)!

Unfortunately, there are a few persons in Australia who are prepared to surrender (đầu hàng) Australian territory (lãnh thổ) despite the appalling (kinh hoàng) sacrifice and suffering of our servicemen. They cry stinking fish to everything done in the interests of Australia.

Thùy Dương

"Join the great majority" nghĩa là gì?

Khác biệt với đám đông. Photo by Justice Amoh on Unsplash

"Join the great majority" = tham gia vào đại đa số -> nghĩa là có chung ý kiến, quan điểm với số đông; nghĩa khác là chết.

Ví dụ
To choose to join the great majority of countries in the world that are working towards an outright (dứt khoát) ban of WMD is the global goal that I want my country to achieve. No backsliding (tái phạm) on the removal of WMD from Scotland. Scotland must assert itself and show the world we are no-one’s lackey.

Oke stated further that it was unfortunate that the deceased (đã qua đời) had to join the great majority when his contributions (đóng góp) were mostly needed for the development of the state.

“Without trust and love, families will break up, so I plead (cầu xin) with our leaders to embrace love and unity for the sake of peace in our country.” Once peace prevails (chiếm ưu thế), Mr. Clement knows where to go. “I will go back to my village in Maridi, so that I shall be buried where my grandparents are, when my time comes to join the great majority.”

We urge the passage of the bill so Georgia will leave the minority of five states which does not have a hate crimes law, and join the great majority of states which have taken a stand against hate.

Ngọc Lân

"As mute as a fish" nghĩa là gì?


"As mute as a fish" -> nghĩa là câm như hến.

Ví dụ 
They say that they hear armed (vũ trang) groups from B-G brutally (tàn nhẫn) killed people, burning crops and houses, but the Oromia government stayed "as mute as a fish".

Cornelius would keep on slinking (lượn lờ) through the doorways, across the verandah (hiên nhà) and back again, as mute as a fish, and with malevolent (thâm độc), mistrustful (nghi ngờ), underhand (nham hiểm) glances. 

He would suddenly purse up his mouth (nhếch miệng) in a pointed but ludicrous (lố bịch) fashion whenever Boswell came into the room, and sit as mute as a fish till that angler (người câu cá) for anecdote (chuyện vặt) and repartee (đối đáp) had left it.

Thùy Dương

Thật đáng xấu hổ

Photo by Max Böhme on Unsplash.

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
~ Confucius

Thật là điều đáng xấu hổ khi nghèo khổ trong một đất nước được quản lý tốt, và giàu sang trong một đất nước bị quản lý tồi.

Bài trước: Bão nổi lên rồi

"Dream bias" nghĩa là gì?


'Dream bias' = định kiến trong mơ ước -> nghĩa là mắc kẹt” trong những ước mơ mà không biết rằng 99% ước mơ ấy sẽ không thể trở thành hiện thực; tầm nhìn hạn hẹp.

Ví dụ
Take this quiz to find out who your NCT Dream bias should be based on your interests and personality.

I had struggled having Dream bias up until We Go Up era and it took Take Off for WayV. I don't pick my biases. They pick me.

Phạm Hạnh

Tại sao chị em bây giờ lại lười sinh con?

sợ mất tự do, mất sự nghiệp, tốn kém...

quyết định sớm đi thôi, đẻ cho nó xong một việc đi :D
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...For members of this cohort, the decision might feel especially daunting (làm thoái chí, nản chí). Studies and stereotypes have frequently branded them as burned out, beset by decision fatigue (mệt mỏi), prone to scrupulous (thận trọng; cẩn thận để không làm sai; tuyệt đối chân thật) self-examination. They struggle with analysis paralysis in their careers, and with FOBO (fear of better options) in their personal lives. They’re waiting longer to get married, and so are more likely to confront a narrowing fertility (khả năng sinh sản) window. Throw in subpar parental leave, exorbitant (giá cắt cổ, đắt đỏ) child-care costs, the looming specter (bóng ma) of climate change and a culture that has slowly grown more accepting of women who don’t want kids, and there are plenty of reasons for deliberation. Which can sometimes spiral into anxiety and confusion.

By the time the angst-ridden turn to Davidman, they have typically exhausted other potential sources of insight. They’ve late-night-panic-Googled their way to every parenting blog and advice column and TED talk; they’ve read feminist essays by women who are proudly child-free. They’ve fielded nosy questions from relatives, sought advice from friends, made lists of pros and cons. Finally, they decide it is worth the time and cost (ranging from about $400 for an online group course to upward of $2,500 for one-on-one counseling) to have an expert help solve the problem.

Bài trước: Vẫn lãng mạn

Vẫn lãng mạn

bị ngã xuống hồ và bị cô dâu đá vào mặt vì... cầu hôn trên thuyền... ;)
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Asking for a woman’s hand in marriage can be a real nerve-wracking moment, especially because people want it to be perfect. Creating the perfect scene to ask someone to marry you can be difficult and nothing ruins it like an out-of-control boat.

...In the footage, an unnamed man stands on one boat, while his fiancé-to-be stands on another boat nearby. He brings the two boats together and then, standing on the edge of his boat, pulls out the ring and pops the big question.

The woman appears to say yes and the two embrace. Unfortunately, the excited bride-to-be apparently hit the throttle (điều khiển động cơ) of her vehicle, sending it flying forward. She falls over and her husband-to-be ends up in the water.

Also, it appears that as she falls, her foot flies up and kicks him in the face.

Thế bằng gì bây giờ?

bị bắt vì... tát bạn gái bằng miếng pizza... :)
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...The victim (nạn nhân) told deputies Wednesday night she was throwing things away, including a pizza box she thought was empty, at 21150 Gertrude Ave. When she was almost out the door, Metcalf told her to not throw his things out, and got “very angry,”.

Metcalf started yelling (quát) at her, saying the pizza was his dinner (bữa tối).

Bài trước: Thanh niên cứng

Thanh niên cứng

phá tan sàn nhà bằng gỗ của bạn gái phải bội...
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A man got revenge on his cheating girlfriend by ripping up her floorboards with a power drill in a savage (cực kỳ nghiêm khắc, dã man, man rợ) prank (trò đùa tinh nghịch) that has seen him earn viral fame in the process. 

The unnamed boyfriend was caught on camera using the power tool to remove all of the flooring from his girlfriend's apartment by his friend Ivan Cervantes, 21, who then posted footage of the prank on TikTok, where it racked up millions of views. 

In the video, Ivan's friend is seen using an electric floor scraper (cái nạo, vật dùng để cạo) to completely destroy all of the hardwood flooring in his girlfriend's home - with the Arkansas resident claiming that he had actually paid for the $2,000 feature, and even helped to install it.

Bài trước: Quá kích động

Quá kích động

dọa giết chó cưng của bạn trai vì đổi mật khẩu wifi... :D
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Reddit user Scary_Xenomorph shared a five-minute video of the unnamed tenant freaking out on the family's front doorstep. The shocking footage was filmed by the person's friend, whose brother lives in the basement with the woman. 

...'You want me to try that way, or you want your dog to come dead?' she asks. 'I have ways in, and your dog won't be breathing tomorrow. You have two seconds to give me the WiFi. I need the WiFi!' 

Bài trước: Ôi khoa học

Ôi khoa học

đàn ông mà giọng ngọt là hay lừa dối đấy, không chung thủy đâu... :)
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In a revelation (phát hiện, phát giác, khám phá) that should alarm anyone blessed with a manly James Earl Jones baritone, Chinese researchers found that men with deeper voices are more likely to cheat on their partner (lừa đối bạn tình, bạn đời). The sound-breaking study was published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences” and approved by the Ethics Committee of Southwest University.

Indeed, while females largely find lower acoustics more arousing (khuấy động, gợi), masculine-sounding men are also “more likely to engage in infidelity (không chung thủy, không trung thành, bội tín” than “feminine men,” researchers said.

Bài trước: Sớm lên phim thôi

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