Journey in Life: 02/11/21

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

"History in the making" nghĩa là gì?


"History in the making" = lịch sử đang hình thành -> nghĩa là sự kiện trọng đại, có tầm quan trọng lớn.

Ví dụ
You can learn more and even donate by visiting the website: endpolio.org. You can be a part of history in the making and save children from needless suffering (khốn khổ) and make life better for all of us!  

Part of the process will be to involve (liên quan) the local community in everything we do. We have the opportunity to create a legacy (di sản) for many years to come. The future is positive and is, in itself, history in the making.

Home advantage has always been a huge factor (yếu tố) in the Guinness Six Nations. For a while it looked like we had history in the making and that there might be three away wins in the opening round for the first time ever.

Again and again, the UAE proves (chứng tỏ) that it is a hub for all history-in-the-making activities and this Mars Mission cements the nation’s position at the forefront of exploration and discovery worldwide. We are proud to be able to witness and celebrate this monumentally successful event in Arab history.

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"Hotter than a two-dollar pistol" nghĩa là gì?


"Hotter than a two-dollar pistol" = nóng hơn khẩu súng lục hai đô-la -> nghĩa là rất nóng; nghĩa khác là rất tức giận, nóng nảy.

Ví dụ
The Mk2 is also quick in shorter spurts (phóng nhanh). Its dedicated Facebook page, Turbosektor-Ost, features a post from July 6 showing a quarter-mile time slip reading 9.1 seconds with an exit speed of 174 mph. It also ran the eighth-mile in 6.2 seconds at 137 mph. Really, it's hotter than a two-dollar pistol.

And one day it was hot, like today, and I said, "Ed, man, you need to lay off (bỏ, dừng) the booze (say rượu) and drink some water today." He said, "Man, it's hotter than a $2 pistol out there!" Ka-ching! Now, I wrote that down. I took the advice of two past NSAI greats: Bob McDill and Merle Kilgore, who said, "Write something down every day," whether it be a line, a verse (đoạn nhạc) or a song.

Hampton would get a 34-yard touchdown pass from Dominique Burleson to Damien Buckles to close the gap (khoảng cách), but Sluder was hotter than a two-dollar pistol. He tacked on a 5-yard touchdown run and 2 point conversion that extended their lead at 28-12 with 1:38 remaining in the third. Burleson would later break free for a 79-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs. He ended the game with 158 yards on only 12 carries.

The One I Loved Back Then tells the tale of a young Corvette owner who stops in at the local store for some “beer and cigarettes.” Inside, a store clerk (nhân viên cửa hàng) details his love for the young man’s Corvette, stating that he used to own a similar car in 1963. The clerk goes on to share that the Corvette which he previously owned was, “hotter than a two-dollar pistol,” and, “the fastest thing around.”

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"Out of an abundance of caution" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

"Out of an abundance of caution" -> nghĩa là rất cảnh giác, cẩn trọng, cố gắng tránh các hành vi rủi ro, liều lĩnh.

Ví dụ
The school board says the decision was made ‘out of an abundance of caution.’ On Monday the school division was notified (thông báo) of the first positive case of COVID-19 at the school. One classroom was closed due to an isolation (cách ly) order.

I don’t know what to do with all this dread (kinh hãi). I just know next time I see anyone say they’re taking any action out of “an abundance of caution”, I’m calling bullshit.

Out of an abundance of caution for students and staff, West Craven High School will move to full remote (từ xa) learning starting Monday, February 1st until Friday, February 5th.

A member of the Governor's family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the Governor will be canceling in-person events and voluntarily (tự nguyện) quarantining before resuming any in-person engagements.

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"O tempora! O mores!" nghĩa là gì?

Đôi khi thời xua vẫn có những thứ hay ho hơn bây giờ :D Photo by Nischal Masand on Unsplash

"O tempora! O mores!" -> nghĩa là câu bày tỏ cảm xúc thất vọng, bực bội "giờ khác ngày xưa quá"...

Ví dụ
For Valentine’s Day last year (O tempora, o mores!), the inestimable (vô giá) Mrs. F asked me what I would like to do. Rather than dining at one of our favorite restaurants (Petit Greek, Marino, Vernetti), I took the busman’s holiday option of going to the theater.

Apart from music, clothes are the absorbing (hấp dẫn) topic of the day. They are more interesting than they have ever been. Dressmaking has become one of the fine arts. Poiret and his Parisian rivals are international celebrities, recognized as creative arts. O Tempora, O Mores! There are so many things worthier of our study and enthusiasm.  

I beg of you - with tears on my face and fear in my heart for our county: Give back to your constituents (thành phần) the Republican party that existed before it was taken over by Trump and/or the tea party. And do not think that pardoning Trump is the answer. It will only enrage (làm điên lên) even more the far left – and probably more than a few from the center left — and even the center right — resulting in even more division. O tempora! O mores! (Google that and look at it in Wikipedia.)

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Đáng là một trọng tội

công ty Oakshire Brewing phải thu hồi sản phẩm vì lon bia có thể... phát nổ
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In the past few months, Oakshire Brewing has released a half-dozen different beers under its "Theme from the Bottom" line, including Double Berry Passion Swirl, Triple Berry Cinnamon Swirl, and Pog and Blueberry Coconut Dreamsicle. The Eugene, Oregon brewery recently made an announcement (tuyên bố, thông báo) about its Theme From the Bottom: Mango Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie Sour Ale, but instead of praising (đáng khen ngợi) the mid-January debut (ra mắt), it's asking anyone who has the beer in their fridge to put on a face shield (che mặt) and a pair of safety gloves (găng tay bảo hộ) before carefully placing the cans in an outdoor dumpster.

According to a press release from Oakshire, it had seen signs of refermentation in some cans of the "Theme Mango Cheesecake" beer, which could cause the cans to bulge or to explode (phát nổ). Every customer (khách hàng) who purchased (mua) the beer online or in-person at its taprooms between January 16 and January 18 have been alerted (cảnh báo), and the company says that none of its other beers have been affected.

"The public weal" nghĩa là gì?

Vì lợi ích cộng đồng!! Photo by Devon Divine on Unsplash

"The public weal" có weal là hạnh phúc -> cụm từ này nghĩa là lợi ích chung của xã hội, cộng đồng. 

Ví dụ
An especially powerful contributor (cống hiến) to this dissatisfaction is the revulsion (thay đổi đột ngột) against what has come to be called the “rigged” economy and financial markets—the sense that a government-corporate elite runs the economy for its own advantage with little regard for the public weal.

The projectors and conductors (người chỉ đạo) of The Tribune have no pet theories to maintain, nor any personal interests to serve through the medium of this journal. No considerations of pecuniary (tiền tài) gain have incited them to this enterprise. They profess simply to act for the public weal.

The issue of what to do with monuments and school names can be more complex (phức tạp) than the cartoonish (hình mẫu) excesses of the woke left might indicate. Art’s impact on the public weal should not be the sole or leading measure of its worth—that way Stalinist “socialist realism” lies—but in certain cases it cannot be ignored.

Nothing from the four corners of the solicitor (quan chức) general’s pleading intimate this. The solicitor general failed to show how he is promoting and protecting the public weal and ultimately upholding the government’s interest in intervening in this case without so much as a leave.

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"At one remove" nghĩa là gì?


"At one remove" -> nghĩa là xa cách một sự kiện về thời gian, cảm xúc, hay do đang ở nơi khác.

Ví dụ
The BRF is also the publisher of David Cole’s The Celtic Year. With Celtic Advent, Celtic Lent, and Celtic Saints firmly under his belt, he has now spread (lan truyền) his reach (điều đạt được) to encompass (hoàn thiện) the eight points of the Celtic year, namely the winter season and solstice, spring season and equinox, and so on, right through to the final autumn equinox. This shifts the reader to a different universe, a virus-free world at one remove from our usual way of calculating time and space.

At one remove, these developments are both seen to have significant implications (ngụ ý) for the commercial real estate sector. Indeed, some commentators are suggesting that, once the pandemic recedes, any rebound (hồi phục) in demand for retail and office space may be a long time coming. 

But they are still memories at one remove. Millions came to the Maradona story in his chaotic (rối loạn) retirement years. For them, his brilliance on the field was the background. What they experienced, firsthand, were the drugs and the scandals.

Her characters seemed at one remove from ordinary life and relationships, and so conscious of their fragile (dễ vỡ) hold on things. It was the first time I realised you could write very comically (khôi hài) about something immensely sad. I also think Lorrie Moore has some of the best one-liners in contemporary (hiện đại) writing.

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