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Sunday, February 7, 2021

"Ever and anon" nghĩa là gì?

Xưa đến nay vẫn một nghề. Photo by Vignesh Moorthy on Unsplash

"Ever and anon" -> nghĩa là xưa và nay.

Ví dụ
Ever and anon, a rifle or musket (súng hỏa mai) would fall clattering (loảng xoảng) on the stony pike, as the man who carried it collapsed and sank in a quivering heap in the midst of the roadway.

Ever and anon the procession (đoàn diễu hành) would stop, and somebody (‘mourner’) would emit (tỏa ra) a nerve shattering howl and turn a somersault (nhào lộn) amid the frantic applause. And then the procession would continue.

"A vast (to lớn) flame, fierce (dữ dội) and strong, fragments of which were ever and anon borne away by the wind with the smoke. "Below this flame, below the dark balustrade (lan can) with its glowing trefoils (hình cỏ ba lá), two spouts, terminating in gargoyles, vomited sheets of fiery rain, whose silvery streams shone out distinctly against the gloom of the lowers part of the cathedral front."

I experienced a strange tumultuous (dữ dội) excitement that was pleasurable, ever and anon, mingled (lẫn vào) with a vague sense of fear and disgust. […] I was conscious of a love growing into adoration, and also of abhorrence (ghê tởm).

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"Be bulging at the seams" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Lerone Pieters

"Be bulging at the seams" = phồng ra tại đường phân giới -> nghĩa (lóng) là rất đông đúc, tấp nập.

Ví dụ
WHEN an African ranger goes on night patrol (tuần tra), they never travel light. Martin Kinyua's backpack is bulging at the seams, and when I attempt to lift the load myself, I can barely raise it from the ground.

As everyone prepares for back to school — or back to homeschool — this crossed my mind. What is the 2020 backpack going to look like? And why do I think it will be bulging at the seams? I notice the stores, both online and in-person, have all the usual sales. What are the students going to need? What won’t they need? Should parents be prepared for one set of supplies for the first part of the school session and then another after Christmas if the situation changes?

Currently, because of certain storage issues, the burden falls on hospitals. And supplies are limited. “They’re already stressed taking care of patients and really bulging at the seams with patients,” Dr. Pontzer said. Improving the supply chain is another hurdle — whether it’s vaccines, testing supplies or personal protective equipment. “The PPE is better now than it was in the springtime, so that has ramped up and there has been help,” Dr. Pontzer said. Convincing people to wear masks is another daunting task. The president can mandate them in federal buildings, but other policies are up to the states and communities.

Ka Tina

"Be bone dry" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nikita Burdin

"Be bone dry" -> nghĩa là rất khô, khô rang.

Ví dụ
“If anyone has any superlatives (bậc nhất, xuất sắc) that haven’t been used yet, you know how to get in touch with me,” said Jim Nantz, the Super Bowl play-by-play announcer for CBS. “My reservoir (hồ chứa) is bone dry.”

“It’s that combination of dry air,” said Dan Gregoria, a National Weather Service meteorologist (nhà khí tượng học) in San Diego. “It’s going to be bone dry and then when you combine that with the strong winds if there’s any fire starts they can easily get out of control in this critical fire weather environment.

Jeanette Schreiber lives along the Little Wekiva River and would paddle it regularly. For the past several months she hasn’t even been able to drop her canoe in the water from the dock of her property. The river is bone dry. “Obviously we don’t have any more fish or otters,” Schreiber said, standing in what looks like a hiking trail, but is the dry Little Wekiva River. Water use to flow by her property. If anything, water is encroaching her property and not where the path of the river is supposed to be.

Ka Tina

"Moral low ground" nghĩa là gì?

Hãy sống như vậy. Photo by Breanna Louise on Unsplash

"Moral low ground" -> nghĩa là lập trường hoặc quan điểm trái với đạo lý, không đáng tin khi so sánh với các lập trường, quan điểm khác.

Ví dụ
“Andrew Mlangeni is being praised (khen ngợi) by all for his integrity (chính trực), the fact that he was honest and didn’t steal from his people. That tells you a lot about the moral low ground in SA today. Shouldn’t it be normal to be honest and not steal from your people?” he said.

The refusal of the government to rescue migrant (nhập cư) boats adrift in the Maltese search-and-rescue zone is deeply disturbing and its justification for occupying the moral low ground unconvincing. Is absorption (thu hút) with the coronavirus truly a compelling enough reason to shelve Malta’s international obligation to save lives?

African states and Australian aborigines (thổ dân) have been equally vocal in claiming their artistic and religious heritage (di sản). Some have been successful as there’s a growing conscience among ex-colonial powers that they occupy the moral low ground on these issues.

This is one issue where both sides of the political divide wallow (đầm mình) in the moral low ground. There are currently no plans for tougher sentences for possession of cocaine. Why would there be?

Ngọc Lân

"Be below full strength" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Thach Pham N.

"Be below full strength" -> nghĩa là không đạt sức mạnh, khả năng cao nhất.

Ví dụ
“In other words, local authority food teams went into the pandemic already 20 percent below full strength. These already stretched resources have been further depleted since.”

The suspension (treo giò, đình chỉ) of Steve Smith and David Warner means the Aussies will be below full strength this summer and India, sensing a chance for their first Test series win in Australia, have decided the variable of a pink-ball game would give the hosts an advantage.

Young injured his wrist on Saturday but was able to practice while wearing a "mini brace" on Sunday. He's struggled with his shot recently (25.0 field goal percentage over the past two games) and will likely remain below full strength on Monday night. In the event that Young is downgraded, the Hawks' offense will lean more on Cam Reddish, John Collins, and Kevin Huerter.

Ka Tina

"The late unpleasantness" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by dx Stub on Unsplash

"The late unpleasantness" = vụ hiểu nhầm gần đây -> nghĩa là bất kỳ cuộc chiến nào gần đây (thường nói về cuộc Nội chiến Mỹ); nghĩa (mở rộng) là bất kỳ sự kiện, giai đoạn gây tranh cãi, chia rẽ nào.

Ví dụ
It's not like you can tell by the weather around here. And, by the way, your fall wardrobe may very well be hiding some nasty (ghê gớm) surprises about exactly how much you've fleshed out during the late unpleasantness. 

The Lady Caroline Sula, Martinez’s sometime lover and absolute equal in the military-genius business, also survived the late unpleasantness with dis­tinction (phân biệt), though necessarily with a somewhat lower profile, not only because she ran a ragtag (người nghèo) urban-guerrilla/assassination organization, but because she is not actually the semi-disgraced aristocrat (quý tộc) she is supposed to be but an imposter (kẻ giả mạo) with long-concealed criminal connections.

I spoke with Bill Clabough, executive (quản trị) director of Foothills. He was somewhat diffident about my enthusiasm for East Tennessee’s Union leaning. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, but the reference is to either the Mexican War or the War of 1812, not the Late Unpleasantness.

"I served as ambassador đại sứ quán) to France for our young, youthful government and got them to come over and help us with the late unpleasantness with the British empire (đế chế). And I worked on this little document called the Constitution," said William E. Baker-Palenik, who portrays Benjamin Franklin, one of America's founding fathers.

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"Be in a good cause" nghĩa là gi

Photo by Larm Rmah

"Be in a good cause" -> nghĩa là có sự nghiệp chính đáng, mục tiêu ích lợi hoặc có ảnh hưởng tốt đẹp.

Ví dụ
Her husband and co-editor, Joseph, tried to temper her activities. "Mrs. Bass, one of these days you are going to get me killed," he would often say. "Mr. Bass," she'd reply, "it will be in a good cause."

Art auctions are a fun and exciting way to start or grow a collection. Two forthcoming events are in good causes too. The SCOOP Art Auction is raising funds to build a maternity clinic in Syria. One hundred works by leading artists are on view at the Powerscourt Townhouse and Copperhouse Gallery, with the auction on April 28th.

Finnish children learn to take responsibility and manage risks at very young ages, in school and out. Following local customs, William’s 7-year-old son learned to walk to school by himself, across six street crossings and two busy main roads. One day, on a forest path, William came upon a delighted Finnish father applauding his 6-year-old daughter as she scrambled up a tall tree—to a height that would have petrified (làm tê liệt, sững sờ) many parents around the world. “If she falls and breaks her arm, it will be in a good cause. She will have learned something,” the father said nonchalantly (sơ suất, thờ ơ).

Ka Tina

"Got stood up" nghĩa là gì?

Chắc do kẹt xe thôi! Photo courtesy: Chilet Afable

"Got stood up" = bị cho đứng -> nghĩa là đi đến một cuộc hẹn nhưng người kia không tới; cho leo cây.

Ví dụ
Got stood up by a Tinder date after getting tested and quarantining for two weeks? Open up to us in the form below – we can guarantee anonymity if you so desire.

Barrymore told Andy Cohen she did "terribly" when she attempted online dating, revealing, "I got stood up and I didn't match with anyone." After her friends encouraged her to give it a go, things didn't go so smoothly, with Barrymore comparing the experience to a "car wreck." When Cohen asked if she "got stood up by a celebrity," Barrymore divulged, "No, I got stood up by a guy who owned a restaurant."

Going on online dates makes things less complicated. I don’t get stood up or left outside the theatre for two hours during a torrential downpour (mưa xối xả). Watching movies together with Netflix Party and starting music sessions on Spotify changes the game; we can listen to Lana Del Ray in sync as we both contemplate (suy ngẫm) our existences to “Video Games” on our bedroom floors.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Dead set against" nghĩa là gì?

"Be hot to trot" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Marvin Meyer

"Be hot to trot" = nóng thì khoe -> nghĩa là háo hức làm gì (không chờ được); nghĩa khác là quyến rũ, khiêu gợi.

Ví dụ
Conversely, the fourth stock on this list, Lithium Americas, is a commodity (hàng hóa, sản phẩm) play in a space that could have limited shelf-life. While lithium is looking hot to trot for the time being, the electric vehicle batteries that are pumping its prices could be due a do-over.

When asked whether he could be persuaded after fellow comic Bailey emerged victorious last year, Carr said he’d consider signing up to Strictly – but on one condition. “Well you lose weight doing it,” he said. “I want to be treated as a serious artiste (nghệ sĩ sân khấu, diễn viên chuyên nghiệp) if I do. “There’d be no mucking about. I’d be hot to trot, like Fred Astaire.”

We have no doubt that loss making companies are, in general, riskier than profitable ones. And the fact is that over the last twelve months DutaLand Berhad lost money at the earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) line. And over the same period it saw negative free cash outflow of RM23m and booked a RM28m accounting loss. Given it only has net cash of RM524.9m, the company may need to raise more capital if it doesn't reach break-even soon. Importantly, DutaLand Berhad's revenue growth is hot to trot. High growth pre-profit companies may well be risky, but they can also offer great rewards. When analysing debt levels, the balance sheet is the obvious place to start. But ultimately, every company can contain risks that exist outside of the balance sheet. We've identified 3 warning signs with DutaLand Berhad (at least 1 which is a bit unpleasant) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Ka Tina

“Be hell-bent on” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Lee Jiyong

“Be hell-bent on” -> nghĩa là cứ khăng khăng, nhất quyết làm điều gì (đến phát bực).

Ví dụ
In addition to Covid-19, the world is also facing a reckless trade war (chiến tranh thương mại), technological supremacy war (chiến tranh ưu thế về công nghệ), ultra-nationalism (chủ nghĩa dân tộc cực đoan) and closing opportunities for open trade. Countries seem to be hell bent on fighting a trade war with no exception. Although, it is impacting everyone, all are happy to fight in the name of national interest.

While the show was renewed for a second season in July of last year, Rhys has yet to see a script for it. “The writers are behind closed doors, teasing us with things. But I would assume, unless they take a drastic turn, that now that Perry’s taken the Bar [exam], we’ll see him as the fully-fledged (chính thức, đủ tư cách) lawyer,” Rhys said. “I have no idea what direction they’re going to take it in, [but] I think they’re hell-bent on throwing curveballs (cú phát bóng).”

This is why we have division of power into three segments as provided by the Constitution. President Biden is not smart enough to come up with these executive orders by himself. He is undoubtedly being heavily influenced by advisors that seem to be hell bent on taking complete control of the government.

Ka Tina

“Be good news” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Carolyn V

“Be good news” = tin tốt lành -> nghĩa là ích lợi, tốt cho ai/điều gì.

Ví dụ
The Reserve Bank decided to keep rates a record lows at the monetary policy (chính sách tiền tệ) committee’s (MPC) first meeting for 2021, and this could be good news for the residential property sector.

The researchers said spacing doses by three months was "an effective strategy for reducing disease, and may be the optimal for rollout of a pandemic vaccine when supplies are limited in the short term." That is good news, especially in the United Kingdom, where the race is on to vaccinate as much of the population as possible while a new, more transmissible variant spreads.

In the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert (chuyên gia hàng đầu quốc gia về bệnh truyền nhiễm), dismissed the idea of deliberately delaying second shots, saying the U.S. will “go by the science” and data from the clinical trials. The two doses of the Pifzer and Moderna vaccines are supposed to be given three and four weeks apart. Still, the research appears to be good news in the desperate effort to arrest the spread of the virus and also suggests a way to ease vaccine shortages and get shots into more arms more quickly.

Ka Tina


Kế hoạch gì đây?

cảnh sát alabama "vô tình" mua 24.000 cuộn giấy vệ sinh... :D
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WAFF-TV reports the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office mistakenly spent $22,000 on toilet paper and another $9,000 for 450 cases of trash bags. That’s a big problem, because its entire budget for janitorial supplies for next year is only $15,000.

County commissioners have negotiated a bill of more than $30,000 down by about half, but there’s another problem: Storing an extra two years’ worth of toilet paper.

While the Sheriff’s Department isn’t commenting, Commission Chairman James Hutcheson says workers realized (nhận ra, phát hiện ra) the mistake when a notice came in from the vendor (người bán).

Bài trước: Rất thông cảm

“Be for the high jump” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Josh Rocklage

“Be for the high jump” -> nghĩa là bị trừng trị, trừng phạt nghiêm khắc.

Ví dụ
Thinking back to my own childhood in the 1970s, and having a glance through my own book library and video collection, there are several works that might be for the high jump.

He told a tech conference in north London on Wednesday: "I hadn't quite understood the full extent of this. "But if you look at the UK and look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant (đáng tin cậy, tín nhiệm) on the Dover-Calais crossing. "And that is one of the reasons why we have wanted to make sure we have a specific and very proximate relationship (quan hệ gần gũi) with the EU, to ensure frictionless (không có ma xát) trade at the border." Mr Raab had joked at the start he was "terrified" of attending the conference because his wife works in tech marketing and "if I get anything wrong I am for the high jump when I get home".

There was a time when the Welsh Rugby Union outdid (giỏi hơn, vượt) both. Long before their kangaroo courts imposed life sentences on those who dared to consider offers from Rugby League, they subjected losing captains to draconian (hà khắc, tàn bạo) punishment. The Welsh had played 21 matches and chosen a different skipper for every one in the six years before Harry Bowcott took his turn, against England at the Arms Park in 1930. By all accounts, the butcher’s boy from Cardiff had a pretty decent match. "The captain was the first to be kicked out," he told me some years before his death in 2004 at the age of 97. "It didn’t seem to matter whether you’d had a good match. After losing to England, I knew I’d be for the high jump."

Ka Tina

Rất thông cảm

vung rìu dọa bạn cùng phòng vì điều hòa để quá lạnh... :D
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Lincoln police arrest (bắt giữ) a man accused (bị cáo buộc) of threatening (đe dọa) his roommates (bạn cùng phòng) with an ax (rìu).

...The roommates woke to their roommate, John Crane, 46, wielding a red-handled ax.

They told police that Crane was intoxicated (chuyến choáng, say rượu) and upset the thermostat (máy điều hòa) was set too low.

...One roommate wrestled (vật lộn) Crane to the ground and held him until officers arrived on scene (đến hiện trường).

Crane was arrested on suspicion (bị tình nghi) of terroristic threats (đe dọa khủng bố) and use of a weapon (vũ khí) to commit a felony (trọng tội).

“Be dragged through the mud” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Daniel Curran

“Be dragged through the mud” = bị kéo xuống bùn -> nghĩa là bị bôi nhọ, làm xấu danh tiếng.

Ví dụ
We now have the example of a local doctor who had his name erroneously (sai, nhầm) dragged through the mud in relation to child pornography charges (chịu trách nhiệm về hành vi ấu dâm). A mistake was made when police confused our guy with another person with a similar name in the U.S.

"Mr. MacDonald has worked for and supported highly partisan (đảng phải, theo một phái) politicians with shockingly extreme views," Democratic Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky said at the time. After the council's rejection, Sununu announced a pause in Supreme Court nominations. "If someone of Gordon MacDonald's character and background is going to be dragged through the mud like this, why would I dare do it to anybody else?" Sununu said at the time.

He served as Auburn’s interim coach last month during the transition from Gus Malzahn to Bryan Harsin, which was a bizarre situation in and of itself. Despite now having several openings on the staff, Steele had yet to be cleared to make any hires as of Wednesday. Saturday Down South’s Connor O’Gara makes a case for the Vols to keep Steele around as a steward for the head coaching position while the potentially severe penalties for the recruiting violations are served (sort of like Matt Luke at Ole Miss). Don’t expect Pruitt to let his name be dragged through the mud, though. His attorney (luật sư, người bảo chữa) issued a very strong response in the wake of Pruitt’s firing.

Ka Tina

Trường hợp bị tước quyền sử dụng Chứng chỉ hành nghề luật sư

do làm tình với tù nhân nữ và đưa lên web khiêu dâm... :D
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He took this attorney (luật sư, người được ủy quyền; người thụ ủy)-client privilege (đặc quyền, đặc ân) a little too far.

A Florida lawyer (luật sư) has been disbarred (khai trừ khỏi đoàn luật sư) for having sex with inmates (tù nhân) in jail and recording (quay phim) the encounters for a pornographic film, according to the state Supreme Court.

Andrew Spark, 58, would solicit (gạ gẫm bán dâm, níu kéo, chài (gái điếm)) sex from incarcerated (bị bỏ tù, bị tống giam; bị nghẹt (thoát vị)) women and offer to put money in their commissary accounts if they let him use the footage for a porn video he called “Girls in Jail,” authorities said.

The high court found that Spark “abused” his attorney-client privilege to gain access to private jail rooms in two separate detention (cầm giữ, cầm tù) facilities “for his own prurient and/or financial interests,”

The newly disbarred lawyer previously pleaded guilty to bringing contraband into detention facilities and solicitation of prostitution (sự làm đĩ, nạn mãi dâm; sự bán rẻ (danh dự, tài năng...)). He’s serving a five-year probation (tù treo) that ends in 2024,

Bài trước: Thôi ngủ nhé

“Be doped to the gills” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Cristian Newman

“Be doped to the gills” có dope là cho ma túy vào, to the gills là đầy ắp, ngập đến tận miệng -> cụm từ này nghĩa là bị say thuốc nặng đến mất ý thức hoặc mất trí, thường là thuốc do bác sĩ kê đơn.

Ví dụ
She told him she would rather be doped to the gills than be so bang full of shit as he was. “Let me know when you arrive in the real world.

A question. You are lying in one of those trolley beds outside a hospital surgery room, doped to the gills, waiting to get wheeled in and knocked out so your excruciatingly painful (đau đớn vô cùng) “slipped disc” can be fixed.

My old CSC jersey may have been the fatal attention but are things really that bad? That everyone who even acts like they’re into cycling over the mountains must be juiced up, doped to the gills, still taking the Smarties? I was a little wired on caffeine and maybe even high on CBD oil – but nothing even approaching a marginal gain.

Ka Tina

“Be done to a turn” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Martin Jernberg

“Be done to a turn” = làm một lần là xong -> nghĩa là làm xong, hoàn thành đúng với thời gian mong muốn.

Ví dụ
The recipe uses 7- to 8-inch metal or bamboo skewers; if you have the latter, soak them in water before you begin meal prep. Here’s why you need them: The chunks of fish cook more evenly, and the glaze will be done to a turn on all sides. (We tested the salmon pieces strewn on a pan; trust us!) They look nice on skewers as well, and portions are kind of automatic — which may or may not discourage your dining pals from spearing an extra piece or two.

I thought about all these things the two times I saw this season’s marvelous Stratford production of Waiting For Godot. (Which, by the way, I am very sorry not to have reviewed until now, though it seems to have sold very well without any help from me.) It is hard for me to imagine a better treatment of the play. Jennifer Tarver is one of my favorite directors, and Beckett is right smack in the middle of her wheelhouse. Tom Rooney and Stephen Ouimette are perfectly paired as Vladimir and Estragon, Rooney all long limbs in too-short pants and jacket, Ouimette’s face turned into the mask of a sad clown to match his baggy pants and unlaced boots. Every vaudeville (kịch vui, chương trình tạp kỹ) trick is done to a turn, even the hat-swapping bit in the second act.

It was Woolf who said, “One cannot think well, love well or sleep well if one has not dined well,” which seems like a call for a riotous shindig (cãi lộn om sòm) or at least a slap-up meal (perhaps made with a copy of Orlando in one hand). The mealtimes in her novels are sure to leave anyone with an appetite whetted for more than just her words; you could almost use To the Lighthouse as your recipe for boeuf en daube, such is the detail. (“The beef, the bayleaf, and the wine – all must be done to a turn. To keep it waiting was out of the question.”) This is a woman whose life was studded with anecdotes (chuyện vặt, giai thoại) about food: she was a keen pickler, once baked her own wedding ring into a cake and had a friendly rivalry (ganh đua, thù địch) with her sister over their bread-making skills. Not surprisingly, her (fraught) relationship with her cook was rich and complex enough to fill an entire biography.

Ka Tina

“Be compos mentis” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Christian Lue

“Be compos mentis” -> nghĩa là điên khùng, tâm trí không ổn. Cụm từ tiếng Latin này đồng nghĩa với “Of unsound mind”.

Ví dụ
“Tommie got a deep flesh wound above the eye, it’s unfortunate to be in an area where it does bleed heavily and it can take eight or nine minutes to stitch (khâu, đính). He was compos mentis, absolutely fine in that sense, but we weren’t prepared to play with ten men for that long. Hopefully though he should be fine for the game at the weekend.”

Whether or not the show could go no without him is still undetermined, however, Lord Sugar did express his views on this just last year where he called himself ‘irreplaceable’. ‘I’ve often had thoughts of when am I going to give it up, Next season will be the 16th. I think I would max out at 20 years, a 20-year ceremony,’ he told journalist Laura Harding. ‘I think enough is enough then, I would be 77 and I might not be compos mentis by then, you never know.’

he also claimed that the students have only resumed on their own volition without being officially asked to resume whereas they were officially asked to resume and this was announced in various media of mass communication, the danger of the cognitive dissonance (bất hòa về nhận thức, kinh nghiệm) presently displayed by the Rector is that it may metamorphose (biến hình, biến hóa) to cognitive derailment (sự trật bánh) which may be inimical (thù địch, độc hại) to the interest of the institution as effective management of an institution of higher learning requires a pretty sound mind for the boss to be compos mentis.

Ka Tina

“Be caught on the hop” nghĩa là gì?

Thả hồn với thiên nhiên. Photo by Eddie Kopp

“Be caught on the hop” có hop là chết bất thình lình -> cụm từ này nghĩa là thấy, bị bắt gặp khi không để ý, đề phòng hay chuẩn bị trước.

Ví dụ
The Cullentra House handler admits to having been "caught on the hop" in terms of staff in seasons gone by but, in an effort to be fully prepared for when racing resumes, he has begun advertising for full-time staff.

"It is no secret that it is hard to get staff in racing and I always felt last year that we could do with two or three more staff around the place. We don't want to be caught on the hop again, which is why we are getting the word out early this year."

Prof Devi Sridhar of Edinburgh University, says it was assumed the virus could not be contained and instead had to be managed. She says while countries such as Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea, which had experience of dealing with the likes of Sars, already had test-and-trace systems in place, Europe and the US were caught on the hop.

Ka Tina

“Be of unsound mind” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Zach Guinta

“Be of unsound mind” -> nghĩa là đầu óc rối loạn, chập mạch.

Ví dụ
Section 318 of the CrPC prescribes the procedure where the accused does not understand the proceedings. It says that if the accused, though not of unsound mind, cannot be made to understand the proceedings, the trial court may proceed with the inquiry or trial and if it results in a conviction, the proceedings shall be forwarded to the High Court with a report of the circumstances of the case. The High Court then passes thereon (do đó) such an order as it thinks fit.

The most glaring example of the social context in mental disease was the Soviet Union declaring dissidents (phản đối, chống đối) to be suffering from psychiatric disorders (rối loạn tâm thần). Perhaps the Soviet doctors, given their belief in the Communist system really believed such people must be of unsound mind. The fact that you can argue this, even if the reality was they were just excuses for torture, shows how subjective the definition of mental disease can be. There are no bacteria, growths, or lesions (thương tổn) to point to for a diagnosis, only the opinion of the professional within the standards established by the profession.

Race Koh Jun Xian, now 38, was handed a discharge amounting to an acquittal, which means he cannot be charged again with the same offences. The police yesterday said Koh was given a stern (cứng rắn, nghiêm khắc) warning after consultations (sự tra khảo, cố vấn) with the Attorney-General's Chambers. Koh was charged on Nov 20 last year with one count each of criminal trespass (sự phạm tội) and defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religion, and was ordered to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health. He was found to have an extensive history of substance use disorder, but was not assessed to be of unsound mind at the time of the offence. The incident happened on Nov 12 last year. The police received a report that the statue in the courtyard of the Catholic church in Upper Serangoon Road had been defaced. The church was closed for renovation works at the time.

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"Know the price of everything and the value of nothing" nghĩa là gì?

Chỉ có người có con mắt nghệ thuật mới hiểu. Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

"Know the price of everything and the value of nothing" = biết giá cả của mọi thứ nhưng chẳng biết giá trị gì -> nghĩa là quá trọng vật chất đến mức quên đi những giá trị thực sự.

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