Journey in Life: 01/13/21

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

"Rain stopped play" nghĩa là gì?

Mưa đã có ô, lạnh đã có áo. Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash

"Rain stopped play" = cơn mưa làm dừng cuộc chơi -> nghĩa là trời mưa làm các sự kiện thể thao và các hoạt động ngoài trời phải tạm dừng, hoãn.

Ví dụ
Sydney, Jan 8 (PTI) Australia added 22 runs more to their overnight score, reaching 188 for 2 in the first session of the second morning when rain stopped play in the third Test against India here on Friday.

Young India pacer Mohammed Siraj dismissed (giải tán) the returning David Warner to leave Australia at 21 for one before rain stopped play barely seven overs into the first day of the third Test on Thursday

However, rain stopped play and an early lunch (ăn trưa sớm) was taken. Following the rain break, Will Pucovski and Marnus Labuschagne smashed fifties and shared a 100-run stand as Australia ended day 1 on top with 166/2.

The 25-year-old started the final round five shots behind leader Hinako Shibuno but eventually finished two shots clear of the Japanese, who had two bogeys on the front nine to squander (lãng phí) her lead early on. The final round had to be completed on Monday after rain stopped play on Sunday.

Ngọc Lân

"If you're in a hole, stop digging" nghĩa là gì?

Tìm cách trèo lên thôi. Photo by Artem Maltsev on Unsplash

"If you're in a hole, stop digging" = nếu đang trong cái hố thì đừng đào nữa -> nghĩa là đang trong tình thế khó khăn thì đừng làm nó tồi tệ hơn. 

Ví dụ
They carried banners (biểu ngữ) addressing Tory Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick that read: 'If you're in a hole stop digging.' Within the space of a few minutes, the green turf had completely disappeared, leaving brown earth in its place and all over the pavement.  

“If you’re in a hole, stop digging,” he advises, saying negotiating (đàm phán) forbearance (tự chủ kiên trì) with creditors is a better idea. In addition, many creditors have stopped outgoing collections work this week, and lawyers might want to consider taking the same approach, Markoff says.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.” Every British schoolchild has been brought up (nuôi lớn) on this idiom. Theresa May is clearly no exception. She tried to get her deal through the House of Commons three times, and three times she was defeated. There’s another adage, allegedly American: “If you’re in a hole, stop digging.” All that May achieved was to dig her own political grave. The tombstone (bia mộ) will read “Brexit means Brexit” — except it didn’t.

The old advice still applies (áp dụng): If you’re in a hole, stop digging. Wisconsin lawmakers working on the budget are hearing again from profit-driven consultants (cố vấn) whose recommendations would further hollow out (làm rỗng) responsible transportation spending.

Ngọc Lân

"Stick in his gizzard" nghĩa là gì?

Ấp ức không biết nói ai :((. Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash

"Stick in (one's) gizzard" = cảm thấy nghẹn ở cổ họng -> nghĩa là cứ bị phiền lòng bởi chuyện đã xảy ra mà bản thân không thể chấp nhận được.

Ví dụ 
This bitter defeat made many half-green Manchester fans stick in their gizzard.

I tossed my phone away and stuck in my gizzard. From just one simple conversation, and yet everything turned in the direction ... we were about to break up.

Look back at me So just waiting to die? I stuck in my gizzard. One group (Mao Zedong) chanted the rain calling for the wind. If you want to correct someone, you will correct that person. No one dares to resist, I will resist! Do you keep sitting open your eyes and looking at the adjusted Head?

Thùy Dương

Sheldon Adelson - Lão đại những sòng bạc

người giàu thứ 8 thế giới đã qua đời ở tuổi 87 do các biến chứng của bệnh ung thư máu...

là nhà tài trợ lớn nhất cho trump (25 triệu usd)

năm 2004, sau khi đưa công ty lên sàn chứng khoán, tài sản tăng 1 triệu usd/giờ liên tục trong 2 năm... :D, từ năm 2013 là 2 triệu usd/giờ...
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Sheldon G. Adelson, a cabdriver’s son who built the world’s largest empire (đế chế lớn nhất) of casinos and resort hotels in Las Vegas, Macau, Singapore and other gambling meccas and used his vast wealth to promote right-wing political agendas in America and Israel, died on Monday at his home in Malibu, Calif. He was 87.

The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer (ung thư máu).

Mr. Adelson grew up tough, a Depression-era street urchin who hawked newspapers and fought roughnecks in Boston. Unfazed by risks, rivals or the law, he built a fortune estimated by Forbes in 2014 at $36.6 billion, making him the world’s eighth or ninth wealthiest person.

...His ride to riches had been more roller coaster than escalator, anyway. After taking the Sands public in 2004, his net worth grew for two years by $1 million an hour — weekends, holidays and nights included. In a few months in 2009, it fell from $30 billion to $2 billion. But by 2013, he had it all back, with billions to spare. Often the cash register rang up $2 million an hour.

...In May 2016, after Donald J. Trump became the presumptive (có cơ sở, có lý, có thể đúng) Republican presidential nominee, Mr. Adelson told him in a private meeting in Manhattan that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he had given to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment. He eventually gave the Trump presidential campaign only $25 million but was still its largest donor.

Đề nghị nộp hai mẫu CMND

dân làng bihar mang xác đến ngân hàng để đòi tiền hỏa táng...
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Since the deceased (người quá cố) had not named a nominee, bank officials had expressed their inability (không có khả năng, không thể) to release (tha, thả, phóng thích, giải thoát) the money. Infuriated (tức điên lên) villagers laid the body inside the bank for three hours.

Later, when the local police intervened (can thiệp), the bank officials gave ₹10,000 to the villagers under their Corporate Social Responsibility fund for the cremation (hỏa táng). The man had ₹1,17,298 in his account.

Bài trước: Ôm cột nhà ngay

Sinh nhật Anh Dũng


Bài trước: Sinh nhật chị Lan

"Representative bias" nghĩa là gì?

không xứng đáng làm đại diện... Photo by Kyle Ryan on Unsplash.

'Representative bias' = lệch lạc tâm lý do tính đại diện -> nghĩa là xu hướng không quan tâm nhiều đến những nhân tố dài hạn mà thường quan tâm đến những tình huống điển hình ngắn hạn; thiên lệch do tình huống điển hình.

Ví dụ
Investors succumb to (ngừng kháng cự, ngừng chống lại (sự cám dỗ, bệnh tật, cuộc tiến công..); thua, không chịu nổi, không chống nổi; chết) ‘representative bias’ when they arrive at a conclusion based on what they believe the facts suggest or represent, rather than investigating deeper. For instance, you may want to invest in a particular company’s shares because you believe from its marketing pitch that it is an ethical company rather than actually researching its ethics. Just because a company markets itself as ethical and possibly sells higher quality products, it is not to say that buying shares in the company is a sound investment decision.

Male-dominated industries, such as tech, finance and engineering, tend to keep hiring the same types of employees and promoting the same types of workers due to their preference for applicants who match the stereotype of who belongs in these roles – a phenomenon known as representative bias. This perpetuates the status quo that keeps men in prime positions and prevents women and underrepresented minorities from gaining a foothold.

They can fall back on representative bias, where they are influenced by what is "typically" true. In doing so, they can fail to consider other possibilities that contradict their mental templates of an illness. When people are confronted with uncertainty – the situation of every doctor attempting to diagnose a patient – they are susceptible to (nhạy cảm; dễ xúc cảm; dễ bị ảnh hưởng bởi tình cảm) unconscious (làm hoặc nói... không có ý định hoặc không có ý thức; không tự giác; vô tình) emotions and personal biases.

Phạm Hạnh

"Tougher than a two-dollar steak" nghĩa là gì?

Những con người quả cảm - Smokejumper. Photo by ryantheler

"Tougher than a two-dollar steak" = cứng hơn cả miếng bít tết 2 đô -> nghĩa là khỏe, mạnh mẽ, kiên cường (thể chất lẫn tinh thần).

Ví dụ
"Smokejumpers (cứu hỏa bằng dù) are pretty much expected to be tougher than a two - dollar steak, ” he declared. “If you were looking for a common thread, it would be that they all like adventure." 

He called for the calf. Seconds later, cheers from the crowd rose above the grandstand (Khán đài). “What a run! Folks this roping is getting tougher than a two-dollar flank steak. Dell's time was seven-point one seconds, putting him in the lead. Give him a big hand, folk."

Some of those early years were tougher than a two-dollar steak. But those were also some of the best. We'll miss the old place out west of town where this company got its start — first on the dining room table of publishers Bill and Sandy Bales, then in the converted shop building where the work went on for some 10 years.

When we were in our early twenties, we thought we were tougher than two-dollar steaks, and prettier than any cow chewing her first cud. We liked to frequent the bars down on Hillsborough Street by NC State on the weekends, because the bars there would always have penny drafts and gifts who were hotter than a mess of collards on the back burner of a four-dollar stove.

Thu Phương

Tưởng thế nào

đúng dáng đứng bến tre rồi... :) Photo by kevin turcios on Unsplash.


To see the right and not to do it is cowardice. 
~ Confucius

Hèn nhát chính là nhìn thấy điều đúng mà không dám làm.

Bài trước: Chọn bạn mà chơi

"Stick your bib in" nghĩa là gì?

Chỉ có em bé mới không tọc mạch thoyyy. Photo by Jason Sung on Unsplash

"Stick/poke (one's) bib in" = thò/thọc cái yếm vào -> nghĩa là xâm phạm, tọc mạch chuyện người khác.

Ví dụ 
Ben, don't stick your bib in your brother's affairs—he can manage well enough on his own.

It is undeniable that the role of real neighbors. But it is true that neighbors also have a few types of neighbors, including those who stick thier bib in others.

The mother and daughter often go shopping together and are very close. They do not have many acquaintances in the area, but their mothers are very active in local community activities. "She is very polite and she doesn't stick her bib in," the neighbor said, adding that they also take health seriously.

Thùy Dương

"Stick out his chest" nghĩa là gì?

Nhìn thấy sợ hơn là ham í... Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

"Stick out one's chest" -> nghĩa là ưỡn ngực, vỗ ngực ta đây.

Ví dụ
Growing up, I heard that my family was distantly related to the Brown family that brought the case. It always made me stick out my chest with pride. 

Donald Trump is, quite simply, dangerous. His popularity thus far is predicated on his unfiltered rhetoric (tài hùng biện), void of any political correctness. He may stick out his chest or say whatever is on his mind, but this strategy is critically flawed, due to his destruction (hủy hoại) of trust.

The elevation of Cardinal (giáo chủ hồng y) Gregory makes Father Boxie feel “extremely excited and proud, especially as an African American priest (linh mục), I hold my head up a little bit higher, I stick out my chest a little bit more, because one of our own, from our community is now a prince of the church.

Thùy Dương

"Stick out a mile" nghĩa là gì?

1km = 0,621371192 dặm :D. Photo by Martin Adams on Unsplash

"Stick out a mile" -> nghĩa là nổi bật, đáng chú ý.

Ví dụ 
It sticks out a mile that they’re having problems.

The red brake (phanh) calipers (com-pa đo ngoài) stick out a mile and, frankly, are quite sexy. The side running boards, in black, add to its exotic appeal – but more about those later. This design is simple, but exotic. In short, its very attractive.

The Google Pixel Buds are plastic earphones, but are still among the better-looking true wireless pairs. There’s no dangly bit left hanging below your ear canals, the earpieces don’t stick out a mile. All you really see is a little circle of white plastic with the little “G” Google logo stamped on.

Thùy Dương

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