Journey in Life: 01/29/21

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Nghề lễ tân khách sạn có dành cho nam giới?

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A 20-year-old man accused (bị buộc tội, bị kết án) of stealing property from hotel guests took pairs of women’s underwear (đồ lót) and left a note (để lại mẩu ghi chú) with his phone number.

...A group of girls staying at the property told police they had returned to their hotel room after a soccer tournament (giải bóng đá) to find a note that said, “Text me if you want your panties back.” The note also had a phone number on it and a hand-drawn heart (trái tim vẽ tay). A set of AirPods was also missing.

...Savok also demanded nude photos (ảnh khỏa thân) from the victims in return for their belongings, police said.

"Have a touch of class" nghĩa là gì?

Ở đây thì hết ý. Photo by Vita Vilcina on Unsplash

"Have a touch of class" = chạm vào tinh hoa -> nghĩa là trông có vẻ sành điệu, trang nhã, đẹp đẽ.

Ví dụ
Speck's cases (ốp điện thoại) always have a touch of class about them, and its new line for the Galaxy S20 lives up to that history. We're particularly fond of (thích) the Presidio Perfect-Clear which ensures that your phone's class shines through while being protected.

"The elegant Rover 400 Saloons have a touch of class which stands out from the crowd (nổi bật trước đám đông); a style which is guaranteed to attract admiring glances," the ad copy of the time promised. "Choose the hatchback versatility of the 5-door model, and you also enjoy a car with a look of quality and distinction which no rival (đối thủ) can offer."

These homes were designed by TV architect (kiến trúc sư) George Clarke - and they have a touch of class. The star gave us a look around the new homes at Smith's Dock in North Shields, which is being regenerated (phục hồi) under a major programme.

Denmark would be Greatwood and Kingwell winner and Champion Hurdle fifth Elgin. Despite coming in under the radar they have a touch of class in the likes of Christian Eriksen and are better than the odds suggest.

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"Sine qua non" nghĩa là gì?

"Sine qua non" -> nghĩa là yếu tố quan trọng, cần thiết, bắt buộc. 

Ví dụ
The court said in a case of conspiracy (âm mưu), even the presence of an accused at a site was not sine qua non (an essential condition) for establishing his or her role. 

"Illegal gratification (ban thưởng) is sine-qua-non (absolutely essential) for constituting (cấu thành) an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988," said the court. An illegal gratification is the money or any reward taken that is beyond legal remuneration for official acts by a public servant.

Why is inequality (bất bình đẳng) — obscene levels of inequality in access to life-essential services, opportunity and wealth — taken as a sine qua non for urban development? Is it even development if millions are left out?

“I would have to repeat and reiterate (lặp lại) that the Israel-Greek relationship, and in that regard the Israel-Hellenic relationship with Greece and Cyprus, is one of the most important achievements of Israeli foreign policy in the last decade and beyond,” he said, describing the relationship as a “sine qua non and not a zero sum game.

Ngọc Lân

"Deliver the goods" nghĩa là gì?

Còn 15 đơn nữa! 💪💪💪 Photo courtesy: paolobarzman

"Deliver the goods" = giao hàng -> nghĩa là thực hiện được điều đã cam kết hoặc mong đợi.

Ví dụ
They are bright young executives with bright ideas, but it is doubtful if can they deliver the goods.

In his first season, Ancelotti delivered the goods, leading an all-conquering Chelsea to their first Premier League title since the departure of Jose Mourinho in 2007.

The European Commission had signed contracts with eight manufacturers for a total of about 2 billion doses. But so far only, BioNTech-Pfizer has managed to deliver the goods, and even the US company temporarily cut back its production at the end of January.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Changing of the guard" nghĩa là gì?

"Knock seven bells out of him" nghĩa là gì?

"Knock seven bells out of him" có knock là đập, đánh -> cụm từ này nghĩa là đánh ai tới 'thân tàn ma dại'.

Ví dụ
I’m going to knock seven bells out of him. For the first time in six years, he gets hit back.

At school, Waters would daydream that when his teacher got home his wife would knock seven bells out of him. And that he handed as much of that pain on to the children at school as he could.

Again, MJF is quite clearly doing his job when we say that we cannot stand him. It’s not X-Pac heat or anything like that, because he’s genuinely making us want to see someone knock seven bells out of him. That’s powerful stuff.

Thùy Dương

"Ring his own bell" nghĩa là gì?

"Ring one's own bell" = tự rung chuông -> nghĩa là tự quảng cáo cho mình, 'khua chuông gõ mõ'.

Ví dụ 
Lewis makes connections with people from all walks of life, she said, from visitors to trustees to special guests such as prominent artists. "He’s very humble," she added. "He doesn’t ring his own bell at all."

Donald Trump never passes up a chance to ring his own bell, about his own greatness. When America was a fledgling (non trẻ), George Washington, rejected any notion that he should be king-like. He was a humble (khiêm tốn) servant of the people.

Frazier succeeded in leaving his community a better place in the opinions of his family, friends and peers. "He didn't have a title to ring his own bell or to get a seat on the front row," said Conway Mayor Barbara Bellamy when speaking about Frazier's humble demeanor.

Thùy Dương

"Hurry up and wait" nghĩa là gì?

Đi phố giờ tan tầm sẽ hiểu ý nghĩa của câu idiom này =)) Photo by Matthew Nolan on Unsplash

"Hurry up and wait" = nhanh chóng và chờ đợi -> nghĩa là vội vã hoàn thành việc gì rồi lại phải đợi, trì hoãn vì việc khác.

Ví dụ
Hurry up and wait for answers on policies that could impact (ảnh hưởng) farm estate plans. Changes to the federal estate tax limit, stepped-up basis and capital gains tax could hurt family farms. But whether such policies will change and, if they do, when that might be are still unknowns.

“We’re still moving forward with 1B and getting our allocations out as quickly as we can, but it’s almost like a hurry up and wait,” says Walker. Cedar County isn’t alone. In a Facebook post, Louisa County Public Health said they’re also getting only a hundred doses (liều thuốc) a week.

If you think about it, they are in the Hollywood film situation (tình huống). It’s a lot of hurry up and wait right now.

Conversely (ngược lại), the Fed could stay firmly on message, US stimulus (kích thích) progress could well progress, and it would be business as usual. For now, though, it is hurry up and wait.

Ngọc Lân

"Épater les bourgeois" nghĩa là gì?

Lại phải về -.- Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

"Épater les bourgeois" -> nghĩa là khiến những người có tư tưởng, quan điểm cổ hủ hoặc tự mãn phải tức giận, khó chịu. 

Ví dụ
I don’t want to shortchange (lừa bịp) his thoughtful elaboration (tỉ mỉ) on the subject, but it does seem to boil down for him to youths, some blue-collared, many with useless baccalaureates (kỳ thi tú tài), sublimating (chế ngự) anomie (thiếu đạo đức) into smashed car windows and the odd bit of arson. “It appeals to the adolescent appetite for transgression, the épater les bourgeois ethic of radical youth movements around the world.”

The world of the classical whodunnit (truyện trinh thám) is one of order, repression and good manners, which is why it was so successful among the English middle classes as a place to explore shocking subconscious (tiềm thúc) desires. And there is plenty épater les bourgeois in Alex Pavesi’s first novel Eight Detectives.

Shock was a tactic McQueen had already employed in his own shows and he seemed to have no problem translating that into épater les bourgeois. His debut collection was executed in gold and white, a palette (bảng màu) taken from a Givenchy label, and featured strict tailoring for femme fatales as well as corsetry for bombshell types. 

Her work belongs to this alternative cannon of dispatches from the lowlife, material way beyond any two dimensional épater les bourgeois, or rock’n’roll ‘rebellion’ and speaks of an alienation and otherness so complete as to be heartbreaking.

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