Journey in Life: 02/08/21

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Monday, February 8, 2021

"Join the angels" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Lukas Meier on Unsplash

"Join the angels" = về với các thiên thần -> nghĩa là về nơi cực lạc, chết.

Ví dụ 
In pandemic, more people choose to join the angels at home.

This is especially likely now that vaccines are being widely administered to the oldest citizens, who, statistically speaking, are the most likely to join the angels by sheer virtue of their age.

The two children were unconscious (bất tỉnh) and received medical care before rescuers determined they had 'joined the angels'. Firefighters continue searching the home and found another child and the woman dead.

Thùy Dương

"High muckety muck" nghĩa là gì?


"High muckety muck" có muck là đồ ô uế, đồ nhớp nhúa, đồ kinh tởm -> cụm từ này nghĩa (lóng) là người đặc biệt quan trọng có ảnh hưởng, uy quyền nhưng lại hống khách, kiêu ngạo.

Ví dụ 
We're just waiting for the high muckety muck to give us the green light before we get the project started.

"All hail the high muckety muck," Jerry muttered under his breath as the dictator's motorcade rolled by.

Fed up (Chán nản) with the city’s politics, a rebellious (nổi loạn) young soldier plans to sneak (lén) away with his secret love, who is the daughter of the grand high muckety-muck ruler of the city.

This might be the first time that Lionhead Studios' future has had a clearcut path since Peter Molyneux, the former founder and once high muckety muck of the Fable franchise (nhượng quyền), left the company in 2012.

Thùy Dương

Tiểu xảo à?

chuỗi siêu thị Target sẽ không cho bán sản phẩm sữa dừa của công ty thái lan Chaokoh vì... cưỡng bức lao động khỉ :D
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“By dropping Chaokoh, Target is joining thousands of stores that refuse to profit from chained monkeys’ misery (nỗi thống khổ của khỉ bị trói buộc),” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman wrote in a statement.

PETA, which has been tracking monkey exploitation (khai thác, lạm dụng) in Thailand since 2019, conducted two undercover investigations (điều tra) that found primates are forced to pick coconuts all day with chains around their necks. The group’s probe found “cruelty to monkeys on every farm, at every monkey-training facility, and in every coconut-picking contest that used monkey labor.”

Bài trước: Thật sự nể

"Have the black ox tread on his foot" nghĩa là gì?


"Have the black ox tread on one's foot" = bị con bò đen giẫm lên chân -> nghĩa là gặp điều bất hạnh, không may.

Ví dụ 
Eric Bailly has been badly missed since having the black ox tread on his foot.

It has the black ox tread on our foot that states have become a benchmark for good and bad music.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said: "Have the black ox tread on their foot" that those who laid down their lives in the Chauri Chaura incident in 1922 were not given due place in the pages of history.

Thùy Dương

"Graceful as a swan" nghĩa là gì?


"Graceful as a swan" -> nghĩa là rất duyên dáng, thanh nhã (như thiên nga).

Ví dụ
“Esther Povitsky: Hot for My Name” ends on a brilliant and slightly bizarre (kỳ lạ) final note, with actors Priscilla Barnes, Christine Taylor and Andrew Friedman (among others) playing heightened versions of Esther’s loved ones, as Esther kicks into a fantastic musical number lamenting (than vãn) how she got her dad’s eyebrows and nose and how her mom is “graceful as a swan, [but] I look like a Hobbit with overalls on.”

This is a colour that denotes (biểu thị) the energy of those as graceful as a swan. It’s a colour that brings blessings of goodness, and acts as a totem for those people with an energetical and emotional purity, akin to the innocence (vô tội) of childhood.

Facebook user Sammi Chicken (though we suspect (nghi ngờ) the bird has a little help from her owners) posted video Saturday from her trip to Indian Rocks Beach, where he took a dip in the waters. Though she wasn't quite as graceful as a swan or as proficient (tài giỏi) as a duck, Sammi did just fine with her fowl swimming technique.

I remember Audrey Hepburn and I remember how the whole office was impressed (ấn tượng) when she walked in. She was as graceful as a swan and carried a long, slim red umbrella

Ngọc Lân

"As strong as an ox" nghĩa là gì?

Hình ảnh nông dân Việt Nam. Photo by Urip Dunker on Unsplash

"(As) strong as an ox" -> nghĩa là có thể lực tốt, "khỏe như trâu", "khỏe như vâm".

Ví dụ 
Made plenty of Shrews fans eat humble pie over the reaction to his signing with this debut. Strong as an ox, he won everything and linked well.

Having regard to this fact, we think its balance sheet is as strong as an ox. Succinctly put, Excelsior Medical boasts (khoe khoang) net cash, so it's fair to say it does not have a heavy debt load!

Akins also said his former player's physical strength would be another big plus in his favor. "He's as strong as an ox," Akins added. "I spotted him doing a 500-pound squat just a couple of days ago. He's as competitive as any player anywhere."

This one has me a little shaken up, to be honest. Had a chance to watch some of Tuipulotu a little earlier this offseason, and he reminded me of Guy. He could play anywhere along the defensive line. He was a problem against the run. He wasn't an earth-mover in terms of his body type, but he was clearly strong as an ox.

Thùy Dương

"Who's a pretty boy then" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Tess on Unsplash

"Who's a pretty boy then" = ai là trai đẹp nào -> câu nói trìu mến nựng thú cưng, nhất là vẹt.

Ví dụ
Surely you mean delightfully (thú vị) cuddly. Oh, who’s a pretty boy then? Roll over and let me tickle your tummy (bụng). Don’t be so ridiculous. That’s just the sort of attitude that is KILLING CATS.

Who’s a pretty boy then? Michy Batshuayi larks (bông đùa) about with a parrot as he leads Premier League stars in making the most of the winter break on glamorous holidays.

Who’s a pretty boy, then? The world’s largest ever species (giống loài) of parrot has been discovered by palaeontologists (nhà cổ sinh vật học) in New Zealand – and it is fair to say the monster would not have been sitting on anyone’s shoulders.

Who's a pretty boy then? It would seem Bundy the budgie doesn't appreciate such sentiments after his owner filmed his expletive rant. The cheeky bird perches on his owner's shoulder and has quite the conversation in the hilarious clip which has been viewed hundreds of times on social media.

Ngọc Lân

"Press home your advantage" nghĩa là gì?


"Press home your advantage" -> nghĩa là tận dụng triệt để lợi thế mà bản thân có.

Ví dụ
“If you can inflict your willpower (ý chí) on any opponent early on you’ve got a chance to really press home your advantage mentally. “The athleticism and the characters really stood out, they just wanted it.

Well make mine and a few thousand other Geordies at the same time. After a week of three potentially diamond signings (cử chỉ) don't stop now United but press home your advantage.

Hendry’s natural aptitude (năng khiếu) for the game of snooker applied to poker too. Transferable skills are obvious and numerous. Time spent waiting for the other person to make their move, as well as needing to press home your advantage when you’re in good position are just a couple of examples. Hendry loved poker and took to it well, along with many of his peers.

Ngọc Lân

"In a pique" nghĩa là gì?

Không ai cho chơi chung!. Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

"In a pique" có pique là sự hờn giận, oán giận -> cụm từ này nghĩa (lóng) là bực mình, phẫn nộ vì bị coi thường, hắt hủi.

Ví dụ 
On the other hand, Elaine Chao – McConnell’s wife who doubled as Trump’s transportation secretary and resigned in a pique over the storming of the Capitol.

But Lamb’s "the truth hurts" speech early Thursday caused a stir (gây ra) on the House floor (tầng Hạ viện), with some Republican congressmen (nghị sĩ) rushing toward the Democrats in a pique of anger.

During the Reconstruction era (Thời kỳ tái thiết) following America’s devastating Civil War (cuộc Nội chiến tàn khốc của Mỹ) , Johnson was in a pique with Congress. Facing three competing factions, he yet preferred his own ideas of a lenient (khoan dung) Reconstruction favoring Southern state sovereignty (chủ quyền) and suffrage (quyền bầu cử) for former Confederates.
 
Thùy Dương

"Not give a continental" nghĩa là gì?

Không phải việc của tôi!. Photo by Aneta Pawlik on Unsplash

"Not give/worth a continental" có continental là tiền do Quốc hội Lục địa phát hành (thời Nội chiến Mỹ) mà sẽ trở nên vô giá trị do mất giá nhanh chóng -> cụm từ này nghĩa là không quan tâm, thờ ơ; 'không đáng một xu'.

Ví dụ 
If you think I care what he says, you're wrong—I don't give a continental!

I know you don't give a continental about your room being clean, but can you at least pick the clothes up off the floor once in a while?

Gomersall told The Courier-Mail he was convinced he had refereed well. "I could not give a continental what any of them have to say," Gomersall said.

One has to remember too that, without being offensive, Avensis drivers by and large could not give a continental about performance, other than fuel consumption, preferring to concentrate on simply getting from A to B in an uncomplicated and unproblematic fashion.

Thùy Dương

"Stop the presses!" nghĩa là gì?


"Stop the presses!" -> nghĩa là dừng lại, dừng mọi hoạt động.

Ví dụ
We normally stock an ample (nhiều) supply of plates, even enough to yell “Stop the presses; we’re remaking the page!” once in awhile. But our press crew is so skillful (có kĩ năng) and efficient that we recently agreed to start taking on additional print jobs for another newspaper company.

It was decided to remake the front. While everyone came back in, I ran to the press room and told them, “Stop the presses. The space shuttle blew up.”

This trade deadline (hạn chót) deal didn’t exactly stop the presses, but was notable in its own right because it was the first between the two teams in 17 years, the longest period between trades in the rivalry’s history. Drew, a 2013 World Series champion with the Red Sox who will be remembered for his home run in the Game 6-clinching game, went on to play a season-and-a-half with the Yankees, and barely made an impact. He hit .187 over 177 games.

Someone tell PECOTA to stop the presses! 😉 Seriously though, I plan to come back and laugh when Sheldon et al trot out the company line and justify (bào chữa) the Reds going with Garcia, Farmer, and the rule 5 guy as that “legit” so option.

Ngọc Lân

Vì voi không đặt được bánh pizza chứ sao nữa

nghiên cứu cho thấy một người trung bình còn béo hơn voi...
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How are those New Year’s weight loss resolutions (nghị quyết đầu năm về giảm cân) going so far? For people who need more motivation to cut the fat out of their diet, a new study finds your average elephant is probably in better shape than most humans. An international research team says, despite their massive size, zoo elephants actually carry less body fat than the average person.

The team, led by Daniella Chusyd of Indiana University, wanted to understand why Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) living in zoos had lower birth rates (tỷ lệ sinh thấp) than their peers in the wild. Researchers say it was thought these captive elephants were overweight and this was leading to a fertility crisis among the zoo population. Such a connection is similar to what health experts see happening in overweight people.

"Be better off dead" nghĩa là gì?

Ở dưới ánh sáng hay trong bóng tối vẫn luôn hướng về phía mặt trời. Photo by Justin Casey

"Be better off dead" = thà chết cho rồi, chết quách cho xong -> nghĩa là đang vô vọng, đau khổ hoặc lâm nguy nên không muốn sống, không thiết sống nữa.

Ví dụ
Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (rối loạn căng thẳng sau chấn thương), with some reporting feeling they’d be better off dead, according to a study published on Wednesday.

In addition to these issues, Heroin and drug abuse is linked to teenage suicide (tự tử). These drugs besides creating a high, create depression. At times a depression so severe that a teenager decides they would be better off dead and they commit suicide. For the age group 10 to 24 years old, suicide has gone from the third leading cause of death to the second leading cause of death now (CDC). Therefore, we need to pay attention to the pain killers and other drugs kids are using. And yes 10 year old kids are using these drugs too.

The summit follows a meeting in October in response to the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman who filmed her last moments in a Quebec hospital. Echaquan's viral video captured her screams of distress as hospital staff made degrading comments, calling her stupid and saying she would be better off dead. While the fall meeting focused on hearing stories about racism (chủ nghĩa phân biệt chủng tộc) in the health-care system, this week's meetings were about changing the treatment many Indigenous people encounter when they seek health services.

Ka Tina

"As gruff as a bear" nghĩa là gì?

Thấy là chỉ muốn né xa!. Photo by Dušan Veverkolog on Unsplash

"As gruff as a bear" = cộc cằn như gấu -> nghĩa là cáu kỉnh, gắt gỏng, không thân thiện.

Ví dụ 
The lady next door is as gruff as a bear. She never invites people to her home.

Our neighbor is as gruff as a bear when we meet him in the morning. as hungry as a bear.

Tracy, white-haired and as gruff as a bear, shook his head: "She doesn't know what she’s talking about."

Both professionally and personally, family and friends say Daniel Schmelka was known to be a direct person. Jahnke described him as "gruff as a bear on the outside but a teddy bear on the inside."

Thùy Dương

"Be in your altitudes" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Andrew Coop

"Be in one's altitudes" có altitude là độ cao so với mặt biển -> cụm từ này nghĩa là say xỉn.

Ví dụ
Bars and restaurants remain responsible for verifying the age of customers, and they're not allowed to deliver if the customer is in their altitudes.

The woman, whose identity The Logical Indian could not verify, tells him that he is in his altitudes and that he is not not supposed to be talking to a woman this way. The man, however, continues.

As per the Mumbai conceived Veena “For what reason would it be a good idea for me to fear to uncover my drinking propensity (thiên hướng, xu hướng)? Is it such horrifying wrongdoing?. At the point when I am inebriated with lager, I will gab. I had uncovered the issue in a meeting prior. I drink brew. The majority of the adolescents (thanh thiếu niên) likewise have the propensity for drinking brew. Nobody is hurt with this propensity and it is an individual decision,”

Ka Tina

Thật sự nể

bọ cánh gân có thể... đánh rắm hạ gục một tổ mối :D
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...L. latipennis is a dedicated follower of termites (con mối), found on all the same continents as these eusocial insects (which is every continent except Antarctica, by the way). An adult beaded lacewing will conveniently lay her eggs within wriggling distance of a termite’s nest, which the larval form of L. latipennis will sneak into after hatching (ấp). You might think a legless larva  (ấu trùng) wouldn’t stand much of a chance against an army (đội quân) of termites, but L. latipennis have evolved to practice a unique and highly effective means of attack.

When a larva comes across some termites, it raises its rear-end to the termite’s head-height and releases a vapor-phase toxicant called an allomone which knocks them out, and the larva feasts on their frozen bodies. In essence, it farts them to death. Depending on how many unfortunate termites are downwind when the toxic toot fires off, a study found that the larva can actually take down multiple termites with a single poof. A deadly yield that’s particularly impressive when you realize the average L. latipennis is about 1/35th the weight of the termites. That’s some serious #gainz for one guff.

Bài trước: Câu hỏi khó

Câu hỏi khó

tại sao ruột mềm mà gấu túi lại... ị phân vuông :D
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...There was speculation (suy xét, nghiên cứu, suy đoán) that wombats (gấu túi úc) had a square-shaped anal (hậu môn) sphincter (cơ thắt, cơ vòng), that the faeces (phân) get squeezed (bóp, vắt) between the pelvic bones (xương chậu), as well as the “complete nonsense” idea that wombats pat the faeces into shape after they deposit them.

The project originated four years ago when Carver was dissecting a euthanised wombat hit by a car and noticed the cubes (khối lập phương) in the last metre of the wombat’s intestine (ruột non). Carver described it as an “isn’t that odd moment”.


The team of researchers in Australia, including the head veterinarian (bác sĩ thú y) at Taronga zoo, Larry Vogelnest, tested the tensile (có thể căng ra, sức căng) strings of the intestine while physicists in the US based at the Georgia Institute of Technology created mathematical models (mô hình toán học) to simulate (giả lập) the production of cubes.

The team discovered big changes in the thickness of muscles inside the intestine, varying between two stiffer regions and two more flexible regions.

“The rhythmical contractions (co bóp) help form the sharp corners of the cubes,” Carver said.

Bí kíp giật tít tiêu đề câu view bạn nên làm

nông dân thu nhập hơn 1,5 tỷ đồng khi cho khách gọi zoom với dê... :D
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It started as a 'joke' and a way to have a 'bit of fun'.


When Dot McCarthy took over Cronkshaw Fold Farm from her mother in 2016, she diversified (đa dạng hóa) the farm into a sustainable business (kinh doanh bền vững), including educational trips, weddings and accommodation.

But when lockdown made most of these extra sources of income (thu nhập) impossible and the harsh impact (tác động nặng nề) of Covid-19 started to be felt, she had the genius idea of asking animal lovers dial in for a one way chat.

Whether you want Mary who has a "limited attention span" or sassy Simone who will bring his "perfect pout" to the meeting, the Helmshore farm has the goat for you.

For £5 people can book a video call with any of the farm's eleven goats - and the money-spinning scheme (cỗ máy xay tiền) has raised a total of £50,000 for the farm so far.

Anh đùa với chúng tôi à?

khi bị bắt giữ vì tàng trữ chất ma túy, gã thanh niên nói với cảnh sát đó là thuốc nhuận tràng vị sô-cô-la...
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According to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies stopped Coplen on Hurlburt Rd. near Ft. Walton Beach when a deputy noticed he had an expired car registration (giấy đăng ký xe hết hạn).

After OCSO K-9 "Burt" alerted on Coplen's truck, deputies say they found the heroin under the seat, more heroin on the passenger floorboard, oxycodone, a plastic bag with methamphetamine residue (phần còn lại, cặn, bã), a scale and assorted drug paraphernalia consistent with use and distribution.

Coplen told deputies the heroin was a "chocolate laxative" (thuốc xổ) and he believed the pills to be fake.

"Busy as a hibernating bear" nghĩa là gì?


"Busy as a hibernating bear" = bận rộn như gấu ngủ đông -> nghĩa là không bận gì cả, ì ạch.

Ví dụ 
Whenever he is as busy as a hibernating bear, he keeps grousing about everything. 

She has fallen foul of her friend as she never talks with her even if she is as busy as a hibernating bear.

Though he was as busy as a hibernating bear, he didn't complete the homework; he was called on the carpet by the teacher.

There was no elbow room in this balcony; as she is as busy as a hibernating bear, she has made space here by cleaning the place.

Thùy Dương

"Be home and hosed" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Juan Ordonez

"Be home and hosed" = về nhà tắm thôi (nghỉ ngơi thôi) -> nghĩa là hoàn thành công việc (dự án).

Ví dụ
Dagenham & Redbridge recovered a two-goal deficit for at the Racecourse Ground to dramatically earn a share of the Vanararama National League spoils with hosts Wrexham. Jamie Reckord handed the Welshmen a first-half advantage and they appeared to be home and hosed when Reece Hall-Johnson doubled the lead shortly before the hour mark.

They should be home and hosed with a win, though. And it's generally a wise thing not to get too down about a poor batting display. It's a poor bowling display which give us the willies and the one at the Adelaide Oval was almost perfect. Kiwi pacer Adam Milne produced extraordinary figures of one for six.

49’ WHAT A CHANCE! Leicester should be home and hosed. They work it to the right and back to Albrighton; his cross finds Justin completely unmarked at the back post, but he can only head the ball down and into the side-netting. He should have hit the target at the very least.

Ka Tina

Dành cho người đặc biệt

bệ xí của hitler sẽ được bán đấu giá, gần nửa tỷ đồng...
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Expected (được dự đoán, mong đợi) to fetch (mang lại) £15,000, it was looted (của cướp được, bổng lộc phi pháp) by a US soldier (binh sĩ) from the dictator’s private bathroom (phòng tắm của nhà độc tài) at the Berghof, his retreat (nơi ẩn dật, nơi tu đạo) in the Bavarian Alps.

Ragnvald Borch was told by senior officers to ‘get what you want’ from the Berghof, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing in the last days of the war.

When asked why he was carrying a toilet seat by another soldier, Sgt Borch is said to have replied: 'Where do you think Hitler put his ass (mông đít)?'

Một bát phở cho gia đình 6 người ăn trong cả tuần

nasa hứa trao giải nửa triệu usd cho ý tưởng đồ ăn cho các nhà du hành vũ trụ...
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The space agency has set a July 30 deadline (hạn chót) on its Deep Space Food Challenge, when it will choose a winning idea (ý tưởng thắng cuộc). The Canadian Space Agency launched a similar challenge (thách thức, thử thách) with phased awards totaling $500,000 that will result in a grand prize winner in 2024.

NASA needs new ideas for food that make the best use of limited resources (nguồn lực hạn chế) and generate as little waste as possible, said Grace Douglas, NASA lead scientist (nhà khoa học hàng đầu) for advanced food technology (công nghệ thực phẩm tiên tiến) at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

"NASA has knowledge and capabilities in this area, but we know that technologies and ideas exist outside of the agency," Douglas said in an interview. "Raising awareness will help us reach people in a variety of disciplines (ngành khoa học) that may hold the key to developing these new technologies."

Không biết diễn viên phụ là ai?

nữ diễn viên Salma Hayek và bộ ngực của cô ấy có show truyền hình riêng... :D
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The series is an adaptation (tài liệu phỏng theo, phóng tác) of the novel (tiểu thuyết) “A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession (nỗi ám ảnh) Shaped Me— and You” by Leslie Lehr, which is set to be released March 2 and now available for pre-order.

The half-hour comedy is about a woman named Leslie who finds herself in a crisis (khủng hoảng) ahead of her 40th birthday, and her “life gets turned upside down when her boobs start talking to her, forcing her to look at herself in a completely different light,” according to Deadline.

"Be higher than a kite" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Umut YILMAN

"Be higher than a kite" = cao hơn cả diều bay -> nghĩa là say xỉn, phê thuốc; nghĩa khác là vui mừng hớn hở, phởn phơ.

Ví dụ
“We have no doubt that interest will be higher than a kite on what will surely be not only the crowning piece of any Underground Comics art, but a key artwork from an entire era of American cultural history!”

Washburn said interviews could be challenging at times since “a lot of the witnesses have issues whether it be substance use or mental health. A lot of time you could go interview someone and they’d be higher than a kite.”

“I spent the majority of one day last week dealing with six different criminal activities on my properties,” she says. At one point, while showing a space to a potential tenant (chủ nhà, tá điền), they were randomly approached by two people who appeared to be “higher than a kite.” This type of encounter has happened before when Smith has been showing a property, she says. She hopes the prospect wasn’t scared off by the encounter, but she’s not sure.

Ka Tina

"Be full of bull" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Mark König

"Be full of bull" -> nghĩa (lóng) là thường nói những điều phóng đại, vô lý, sai sự thật hoặc ngu dốt. Từ bull là viết tắt của "bullshit".

Ví dụ
She is full of bull. Women have been breeding without benefit of marriage since time began.

Baseball lovers in this dusty old cowtown are stuck with Rockies owner Dick Monfort, the son of a cattle feedlot owner and so full of bull that Arenado kicked up dust until the team was forced to pay the St. Louis Cardinals $51 million to haul away the golden glove of the most magical third baseman to ever field a groundball.

Heughan says he did not know the property was being sold and found out when Savoie did. The previous owner of the property tells 2 On Your Side Heughan did have permission to lease out the land for hunting purposes, but he's owed about $3,000. When WBRZ called Heughan about Savoie's money, he said all questions would have to be referred to his lawyer. "He is full of bull, of everything he's saying," said Heughan.

Ka Tina

Dương vật bị xìu sau khi quan hệ là do đâu?

nếu ko thế thì "làm tình tới chết" à... :D
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You may know the refractory (bướng, khó bảo; dai dẳng, khó chữa) period as the thing that keeps you from getting an erection (cương cứng) again for a little while after having an orgasm (cực sướng). But is it also the only thing keeping you from death (chết) by sex?

The refractory period is the “recovery phase” (giai đoạn hồi phục) after orgasm, “during which it is physiologically impossible for a man to have additional orgasms,” says says Dr. Kien Vuu, Concierge Performance and Longevity M.D., Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at UCLA, and author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. The phase begins immediately after orgasm, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours in men, depending on a variety of factors, including age and health.

Aside from those basics, however, much about the refractory period remains something of a mystery (kỳ bí), including the exact biological mechanisms (cơ chế sinh học) behind it and its reason for existing in the first place. Recent research appearing to contradict (mâu thuẫn) a widely held theory linking the refractory period to the production of a hormone called prolactin has only further obscured (mờ mịt, không rõ nghĩa, tối nghĩa) the great refractory mystery, bringing a slew of other theories to the surface. One of them, according to Susana Valente, a Ph.D. student who collaborated on the paper published last month in Communications Biology, suggests that the refractory period functions as a survival mechanism to prevent men from wearing themselves out, perhaps fatally (chết người). “It’s important to have a mechanism that inhibits sexual drive,” Valente told Discover magazine. “To not die of physical exhaustion (kiệt sức).”

"Lay down the law" nghĩa là gì?


"Lay down the law" = đề ra luật -> nghĩa là nghiêm khắc yêu cầu ai phải làm gì.

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Wheeler needs a stint (hạn chế) on the third or fourth line to refocus and re-find his defensive game. He can play down in the lineup and still stay on the top power play unit. He hasn’t missed a beat there.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tried to lay down the law last week in a public address. And here's what she said.

"Let me lay down the law," de Blasio said Monday. "Any NYC employee (nhân viên), any part of the city government who participated in an attack in our democratic institutions, participated an insurrection at the capitol, will be terminated (hủy diệt). Period."

Y&R spoilers say Rey won’t approve at all and will finally ban (cấm) Sharon from interacting with Adam. He’ll lay down the law and insist (khăng khăng muốn) he doesn’t want Sharon to see Adam again.

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