Journey in Life: 01/25/21

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Monday, January 25, 2021

“Be in hand” nghĩa là gì?

“Be in hand” = trong lòng bàn tay, trong tầm tay -> nghĩa là ổn định và được kiểm soát.

Ví dụ
Our admin team is coordinating (điều phối) the delivery of food hampers for pupils entitled to free school meals. We have 33% disadvantaged pupils, so that’s a lot of hampers, but everything seems to be in hand.

Nearly half should be in hand by Friday, and the rest should arrive next week, spokeswoman Char Jackson said Wednesday. An additional 2,650 replacement devices for staffers should begin arriving next week — which will free up devices for students.

At the current pace of vaccination, if a meaningful number of hospitals dive in and achieve even modest consent rates, this study could enroll 30,000 participants in a handful of weeks and start generating insights in a few months. If we move on this question, and I can’t think of a more important one to prioritize (ưu tiên), preliminary (sơ bộ) data could be in hand by March.

Anh Thư

“The dead hand of” nghĩa là gì?

“The dead hand of (something)” = bàn tay chết -> nghĩa là yếu tố/nhân tố ngăn cản sự tiến bộ/tiến triển.

Ví dụ
While Trump’s tenure (nhiệm kỳ) is drawing to a close, his judges will ensure that the dead hand of the Trump administration governs the nation for decades to come.

Nor is this exclusively the result of the dead hand of the past. As Winchester explains, “Since 2007 the amount of American land owned by these wealthy (giàu có) 100 has increased by 50 percent, and is showing no signs of slowing down.”

British businesses, and especially hauliers (người vận chuyển) or commercial fishermen, trying to cope with the dead-hand of Brexit may well scratch their heads and wonder how they swallowed Boris Johnson’s sunny-uplands, Britain-unchained guff. 

Anh Thư

"Plough the sands" nghĩa là gì?

“Plough the sands” = cày trên cát -> nghĩa là tốn công làm điều vô ích; 'phí công dã tràng xe cát', lấy gậy đập nước.

Ví dụ
Is he ploughing the sand by trying to redeem this rogue?

That couch will never fit up that corner, telling them to stop ploughing the sands!

Benley and James plough the sands for coins. They scooped, they scraped, they raked with bare hands the sandpit running track next to Churchill Park in search of “pieces of eight”. 

Anh Thư

Thật đáng tiếc

buộc phải bán ngựa đua vì... tinh hoàn to quá, có thể ảnh hưởng tới thành tích thi đấu... :D
In a unique bit of seller transparency, a former six-figure colt has been sold (ngựa non) in Australia's Inglis January Online Sale after the previous owner found his “abnormally large testicles” (tinh hoàn to dị thường) may have restricted (hạn chế) his on-track performance (thành tích trên đường đua).

Morethannumberone, a 5-year-old Australian-born son of More Than Ready, sold Wednesday for AUS$31,000 (US$23,986), after bringing AUS$375,000 (US$290,003) as a yearling.

In the time between sales, Morethannumberone won one of 14 starts, and made AUS $46,530 (US$35,982). He previously raced for Hong Kong-based owner Barry Lee, and he was trained by Gary and John Moore.

“Build on sand” nghĩa là gì?

“Build (something) on sand” = xây trên cát -> nghĩa là không có nền móng an toàn, dễ sụp đổ.

Ví dụ
Looking back, I guess our relationship was kind of built on sand, since we didn't really have much in common to begin with.

It's almost like trying to build on sand. Eventually it's going to crumble and you're going to be back to square one.

When I was a kid, one of the subjects taught was civics. The names and functions of the three branches of government, how bills are passed and how election systems are supposed to work. The USA used to have an excellent reputation (danh tiếng) for education. We cannot build on sand anymore. 

Anh Thư

“Lose your temper” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Ryan Snaadt on Unsplash

“Lose (one's) temper” = mất bình tĩnh -> nghĩa là trở nên tức giận, phẫn nộ khi bị khiêu khích, chọc tức.

Ví dụ
Talk to your child, but don’t lecture. Don’t lose your temper, even if you’re frustrated, and have an open mind. Use kindness as your child is already feeling distressed. 

If you’re worried that you’ll shout at her or otherwise lose your temper when she provokes (chọc tức) you in the future - and I think you should act as if that’s likely, if not inevitable (chắc chắn xảy ra) - make a plan for deescalation and share your concerns with someone whose judgments you trust. 

There are a few ways in which you can get your child to listen. Sometimes your toddler (trẻ mới biết đi) behaves in such an errant manner that you might lose your temper. It is advisable not to lose your calm in such situations. This is because your toddler might notice and start believing that they have the power to stir a reaction in you whenever they want.

Anh Thư

"Lie at anchor" nghĩa là gì?

"Lie at anchor" có anchor là cái mỏ neo -> cụm từ này nghĩa là neo thuyền lại bến.

Ví dụ
Though my guards may sleep and ships may lie at anchor, our foes (kẻ địch) know full well that big guns never tire.

Ferries lie at anchor at Sadarghat ferry terminal in Dhaka on Wednesday as many ferries were rescheduled (xếp lại lịch trình) due to dense (dày đặc) fog on the day. 

Across the Irish Sea the Isle of Man borders (biên giới) are closed so there is no access to Peel, Ramsay, Port St Mary, Castletown, Port Erin, Douglas, Laxey, and Derby Haven. Vessels may transit through IOM waters and lie at anchor but you are not permitted to go ashore – you may be put into forced quarantine.

Cargo ship lie at anchor in English Bay outside the Port of Vancouver, which would see a seven-fold increase in the amount of oil tankers if Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is approved, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ngọc Lân

“Be onto a winner” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mosa Moseneke

“Be onto a winner” = sắp thành người chiến thắng -> nghĩa là đang tiến triển theo hướng thuận lợi, sẽ thành công.

Ví dụ
After several false starts, HBO is onto a winner if they adapt George RR Martin's tales about the adventures of a knight (hiệp sĩ) and his squire (người cận vệ).

“As long as organisers also design their events for more cautious audiences who prefer to engage from home, and make the digital experience as engaging, interactive and enjoyable as possible, they’ll be onto a winner,” he says. However, real creativity is needed to combat the ubiquitous (có mặt ở khắp nơi) Zoom-fatigue we’re all wrestling with.”

Combine all that with a luxurious, if not slightly unusual design, and Sony could be onto a winner – although when the SRS-RA5000 launches in February, it'll set you back £500. Global pricing is still to be confirmed, but that works out at around $680 / AU$870, much more expensive than the best wireless speaker we think you can buy right now, the Sonos One.

Ka Tina

"Lend your name to" nghĩa là gì?

"Lend one's name to" = cho mượn tên -> nghĩa là cho doanh nghiệp, tổ chức đứng tên (mình), công khai ủng hộ họ.

Ví dụ
You’re very selected in what you lend your name to. Why was this a campaign (chiến dịch) one you wanted to get involved with?

For Hollywood’s top celebrities (người nổi tiếng), it’s easy to write a check (tấm séc) to support a cause or lend your name to a charity to help them raise funds. However, when celebrities give of their time, the results can be even more powerful than any sum of cash.

Hollywood is truly an interesting place. You would never in a million years see a celebrity align (xếp hàng) themselves with a gun company, lend their name to it, and then sell it off for hundreds of millions of dollars since they are “woke” about gun violence and everyone who supports guns is in the wrong…yet alcohol kills way more people each year, and exceeds the economic cost of gun violence significantly. I guess one kind of death and destruction is perfectly fine to make money off of and support?

Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana led the effort to encourage his GOP colleagues to lend their name to the amicus brief, telling Republicans in an email: Trump is “anxiously (căng thẳng) awaiting the final list.”

Ngọc Lân

“Be on the march” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Alex Radelich

“Be on the march” = đang diễu hành, hành quân -> nghĩa là đang tiến triển hoặc diễn ra nhanh chóng hơn (khó có khả năng dừng lại).

Ví dụ
I am on the march because I don't believe what Theresa May is doing. We want out and she should get us out.

Censorship (cơ quan kiểm duyệt) is on the march. Once upon a time, progressives, or “liberals” as North Americans call them, agreed that censorship was bad.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been touted for a move away from San Siro ever since he broke onto the scene as a precocious teen. With his Rossoneri deal running out this summer, the client of Mino Raiola could finally be on the march.

Ka Tina

“Be on the phone” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by yang miao

“Be on the phone” -> nghĩa là đang nói chuyện điện thoại.

Ví dụ
Do not jump on the first problem and try to sell your life insurance while you are on the phone right now.

“I think it will depend upon the circumstances,’’ whether some is cited or warned for violations noted in the new year, she said. After issuing a long series of warnings, Mesa police traffic Officer Mike Kuntz is looking forward to issuing citations (trát đòi hầu tòa, biểu dương), saying that they tend to make a longer-lasting impact on the behavior of drivers. “I educate a lot of people. Every time I drive past a car and they are on the phone, I make them put down the phone,’’ he said.

Well, I can tell you, I think among some Republicans in the Senate, there is a feeling that we can have a constructive, not confrontational, but a constructive, dialogue. You mentioned the group of senators, I'm one of them, who will be on the phone this afternoon -- 16 senators, bipartisan (lưỡng đảng) group, eight Democrats, eight Republicans -- and the object is to try to see if there's an area of agreement that we can launch when it comes to this rescue package. So I am hopeful that we can show right off the bat that bipartisanship is alive in the Senate.

Ka Tina

“Be on the fritz” nghĩa là gì?

“Be on the fritz” -> nghĩa là bị hỏng, cần phải sửa chữa (máy móc); nghĩa (lóng) khác là say xỉn.

Ví dụ
"There's always someone there, no matter the weather, no matter what the pandemic throws at us, we're out there to build trust," Bacchiochi said. "It's about touching the heart. It's so that people who are on the fritz can feel acknowledged and feel the love and recognition."

Healthy relationships are not only supportive but involve compromise and going out of your way to help one another. So another sign your relationship is on the fritz is "not wanting to make sacrifices or do things that might be an inconvenience to support or meet the other partner's needs or wishes," says Spinelli.

“God, I believe I am going to stop wearing my Queen of Christmas crown. The world has gone to the dogs, and the dogs are driving me into brick walls. I seem to have lost a little of my faith in humanity due to the viciousness of the vying political parties and people in general, including me. Folks are hungry, yet I pitched a royal fit over my food filled refrigerator that is on the fritz.

Ka Tina

“Be on the anvil” nghĩa là gì?

“Be on the anvil” = đang trên cái đe -> nghĩa là đang làm, bàn bạc hoặc nghiên cứu nên chưa xong.

Ví dụ
Jharsuguda-Sardega rail line in Odisha under MCL is being doubled and construction of a double line flyover at Jharsuguda is on the anvil.

A new strain (chủng) of virus called ‘Disease X’ might be on the anvil and experts with knowledge of it claim that it could be a serious epidemic (bệnh dịch) caused by a pathogen (mầm bệnh) currently unknown to cause human disease.

Biden, on the other hand, led by example, wearing a mask even at an event which marked the pinnacle (cực điểm) of his more than half-a-century of political career. So did former presidents, ranking Senators and Representatives from both the parties and the tens of thousands of security forces (lực lượng an ninh) who secured the inaugural ceremony (lễ kỷ niệm nhậm chức tổng thống) against feared threats from Trump blackguards (người đê tiện, ăn nói tục tĩu). A million Americans will be vaccinated daily, to fight the Covid-19 scourge (người trừng phạt, phê bình nghiêm khắc) in the next 100 days, which is still raging strong in parts of the country. A huge financial relief package is on the anvil, to alleviate (làm dịu, giảm bớt) the economic hardships of people caused by the pandemic.

Ka Tina

“Be out on your ear” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Anna Dudkova

“Be out on one’s ear” = bị xách tai ra ngoài -> nghĩa là bị buộc thôi việc, rời khỏi nhà...ngay lập tức, đột ngột, không lễ nghi gì sất.

Ví dụ
Hyatt’s group was sparked into action by the rapid sale and eviction notices given to renters at Hawthorne House apartments in the lower Avenues – with no communication from management or ownership. Low cost market rate apartments are being renovated into high-end units – and renters are out on their ear. The similar upscaling of buildings in the Central City and East Central neighborhoods has been notable in recent years.

"There's mistakes that are made in the middle of it, too. Players that are part of these very efficient, disciplined teams, if you say, 'You know what? I'm going to hold you over a barrel. I'm going to put the screws to you,' you know what? Be careful. You'll be out on your ear, and you'll be shocked.

If Magnussen is out on his ear, then it’s unlikely he’ll be able to find another seat in Formula 1 at the moment. Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are both on the market and are strongly linked with moves to Red Bull Racing and Williams, while seats are also available at Alpha Tauri and Alfa Romeo. There appears to be no room at the inn for Magnussen, meaning he may have to look to a future in IndyCar, Formula E or sportscast.

Ka Tina

Những ngọn nến cháy tàn

cẩn thận nổ, như hỏa ngục trong phòng, 

nến có mùi âm đạo của nữ diễn viên Gwyneth Paltrow bị thế đấy... :D

Jody Thompson, 50, won the risque (suồng sã, khiếm nhã) product sold by the Hollywood star and wellness guru in an online quiz.

The candle is described on Gwyneth’s Goop site as “funny, gorgeous (tráng lệ, huy hoàng, tuyệt đẹp, kỳ diệu), sexy and beautifully unexpected”.

But Jody was taken by ­surprise after lighting it when a 50cm flame leapt from the candle and out of the glass jar.

Bài trước: Con cái khó bảo

“Be out of your tree” nghĩa là gì?

“Be out of one’s tree” = rớt khỏi cây -> nghĩa là điên khùng, quái đản, không kiểm soát được hành vi; có thể do dùng ma túy, rượu bia, chất kích thích.

Ví dụ
A new $45m stadium for 6 second rate ITM Cup games max. a year if you are lucky - you have to be out of your tree buddy. Go back to Rotorua you have an International ground there that is never used with a 35000 capacity.!!!!!

Yeah? And? You think that means you're taking a day off from quizzing? You think we're taking a day off from quizzing? You must be out of your tree, mate. You've got your melon in a twist. Have a lie down. Nothing stops the quiz. Not even popular demand will stop this quiz.

The former federal Labor leader has said his pay TV show is the “antithesis (tương phản, đối lập) of Insiders on the ABC” because his panel – which is made up of two men on a parliamentary pension (tiền trợ cấp, lương hưu) – are “outsiders”. Latham also attacked Van Onselen, a columnist (nhà báo chuyên mục) at the Australian, as a “man toddler” in the same rant against Keneally and criticised Van Onselen’s wife, Ainslie. “The problem with PVO’s one hundred jibber (ngựa bất kham) jabber (lời nói huyên thuyên, lúng búng) psychobabble efforts is that it makes him look like he is out of his tree,” Latham said. “It makes him look like his missus (vợ, bà, cô) has been pushed into the background, she is not allowed to say anything, she is hiding behind his trouser cuffs (gấu quần). That’s not feminism (chủ nghĩa, thuyết nam nữ bình đẳng).”

Ka Tina

"Can't hold your drink" nghĩa là gì?

Yếu thì đừng ra gió :D Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

"Can't hold one's drink" -> nghĩa là chỉ vài chén đã say, tửu lượng kém.

Ví dụ
If you can’t hold your drink don’t drink.

I am still taking that medication (điều trị) and it doesn’t bother me now. Okay, so no alcohol for three years doesn’t sound great, but you can’t hold your drink anyway, so it doesn’t make much difference.

Luke stopped singing and just said, ‘If there’s one thing I hate it’s a person who can’t hold his drink!’ During another gig, in Galway, I think, a drunk kept interrupting (làm phiền) Luke and calling him ‘woolly-head’ to which Luke responded, ‘at least my head’s only woolly (xoăn tít) on the outside!’”

But it would have lifted the spirits of a Prime Minister who has to win over Queensland to help win another term (nhiệm kì). And it seems he can't hold his drink. Well, to be fair, the can appeared to have been knocked out his hand.

‘For me, an alcoholic (kẻ nghiện rượu) is someone who can’t hold his drink.

Ngọc Lân

“Be on the right lines” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jørgen Håland

“Be on the right lines” = đi đúng đường -> nghĩa là công việc đang tiến triển theo hướng tốt, sẽ thành công.

Ví dụ
Your strategy for promoting business is likely to be on the right lines and lead to good profits. Tackling a nagging (cằn nhằn, la rầy) domestic issue will not be too difficult for you.

Some experts believe the “low” fine is largely in line with the level of harm caused, and that the Irish DPC’s decision is on the right lines. Loretta Maxfield, a partner specializing in the GDPR and intellectual property (sở hữu trí tuệ) at law firm Thorntons Solicitors, says the fine “meets the core requirements of being effective, dissuasive (can ngăn) and proportionate (cân xứng), not just to Twitter, but to all organizations processing personal data.” She adds, “Because the decision is not tech-specific, it should be taken seriously by all organizations and not just Big Tech companies.”

“We had a big turnaround in numbers within the squad in the summer. Now with that group we are developing our way of working and processes every day and trying to build an identity which we are going to be known for at Blackpool Football Club. “I think we have done extremely well with that and if you have good people and you recruit good people then I think you always have a chance. “I think we have so we are on the right lines. But it does present its difficulties.” Blackpool was also the club Baggies boss Sam Allardyce got his break in full-time management with but, having already hinted he plans to rotate his squad, Critchley is hoping to register an upset.

Ka Tina

“Be on the piss” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by nrd

“Be on the piss” -> nghĩa (lóng) là ra ngoài uống rượu bia.

Ví dụ
I will when the time is right, maybe when we are on the piss and things get a bit emotional and I can open up about it.

“We travelled up the night before to stay in a hotel but I couldn’t get any sleep because there was loads of noise down the hall. When I left the room to see what was going on, all the players were on the piss. They had joined in with a wedding in the hotel. The night before the club’s biggest game ever and they were up drinking until 3am.”

It was Christmas Eve when Santa came by, I’d left him some milk an’ a juicy mince pie, I heard his sleigh landin’ on the roof, an’ a clip-a-ti-clop of a reindeer hoof, “Ho, ho, ho, what’s all this? More Christmas food, I’d rather be on the piss!”

Ka Tina

"Be on song” nghĩa là gì?

"Be on song” -> nghĩa là biểu diễn, thể hiện rất hay và xuất sắc.

Ví dụ
Chintelelwe had a good pre-season but the league is proving to be hard for them. seating on number 14 with one draw one loss and having scored 3 allowing 4, this weekend they host Malalo Police who are second on the table and are on song.

Fresh from obliterating (phá hủy) one of the league’s best defences to smithereens (mảnh nhỏ, mảnh vụn) by posting 32 points against the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round, Aaron Rodgers and Co. will have to be on song again to get past a stout (chắc, bền) Bucs defence. In a titanic (to lớn, khủng lồ) matchup that features two of the finest passers to have graced the league in Rodgers and Tom Brady, Sunday’s NFC title game is set to be an all-star offensive shootout. The All-Pro ability of Davante Adams, who finished fifth in regular-season receiving yards with 1,374, will be key to the Packers’ chances of victory against the expert arm of former Patriots quarterback Brady.

Alavés attempted to make amends (sửa đổi, cải thiện) in the second half by bringing on Lucas Pérez and two other subs, but a consolation goal was all they could muster (tập trung, tập họp). They were not a great worry for Madrid, who have bought some peace with this 1-4 result. Zidane’s high-ranking players will never let him down but there are question marks over the team’s attack, where there is a gulf (hố sâu, vực thẳm) in quality between Benzema and the rest. Asensio did nothing yesterday, and while Hazard stirred things up and grabbed a goal, but he is still a million miles away from the player we knew at Chelsea. When Benzema is on song he resolves the team’s misgivings (lo âu, e ngại) in attack all on his own, but he cannot be expected to do it always.

Ka Tina

"Downhill all the way" nghĩa là gì?

Cũng là tuột dốc nhưng có phanh :D Photo by Eerik Sandstrom on Unsplash

"Downhill all the way" -> nghĩa là (tình huống) ngày càng trầm trọng, tuột dốc không phanh; nghĩa khác là (công việc) đã qua những trở ngại khó khăn nhất, mọi thứ sẽ dễ dàng từ đây.

Ví dụ
In the words of the great British political observer Terry Thomas, he was an “absolute shower” when he spoke at his own inauguration (lễ nhậm chức) in 2017, and after that it was downhill all the way. But my belief held. Whatever Trump’s damaging and corrosive (gặm mòn) legacy in the US, it has not affected the relationship between our two nations. 

Dave Goldman, an ex-New Yorker and a graduate of the University of Chicago, taught generations of school kids in Marin. “In the 1970s, to be openly gay was fraught with (đầy) perils (hiểm họa),” he tells me. “Jobs were threatened.” Goldman first used cannabis at 18. He hasn’t ever stopped. “It’s been downhill all the way,” he says.

It was downhill all the way from there for Levon as Teimour took full advantage to grind out a 62-move win that left Levon needing to win both the next two games to take the match to a playoff.

When I turned 60 I thought that was the end: bus pass, I gloomed, sagging (lún xuống) contours, nobody will want to employ me; downhill all the way from now on. A totally outdated notion, as it turned out; I wish I had realised that I was beginning one of the happiest decades of my life.

Ngọc Lân

"Have got it in her" nghĩa là gì?

Đâu phải muốn là sẽ chơi được đâu :D. Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash

"Have got it in her" -> nghĩa là có kỹ năng riêng biệt. 

Ví dụ 
India have got it in them to beat Australia in Brisbane, will be there biggest Test series win.

We just weren't performing and I think that has motivates us more this year because we know we have got it in us and it’s just a case of putting it on the field.

But I have reminded them I did go camping as a kid and I know I have got it in me. I am quite competitive, I played sports as a kid and I would really beat myself up if I didn’t give it my all. Hopefully this will spur (thúc đẩy) me on!

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