Journey in Life: 02/28/21

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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“The State Department never agreed to this kind of testing and protested (phản đối) directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when we learned that some staff were subject to it,” a State Department spokesperson told VICE World News on Wednesday.

The spokesperson said Beijing had assured Washington that the test was given “in error” (nhầm, lỗi) and that diplomatic personnel were exempt (miễn) from the test, which was mandatory (bắt buộc) for incoming travelers in some parts of China.

“We have instructed staff to decline this test if it is asked of them, as was done in the past.”

"In bed with your boots on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Paloma A.

"In bed with your boots on" -> nghĩa là rất say (chưa cởi giày đã ngủ).

Ví dụ
This Carrie Fisher panel at Celebration is hilarious, she's in bed with her boots on and uncensored (chưa kiểm duyệt).

If I'm being honest, the only time I would probably eat street food is when I'm in bed with my boots on.

This comment frustrated Crosby who probably misunderstood the aim of his follower’s tweet and said that the user must have confused him with a member of Metallica or that he’s in bed with his boots on.

Ka Tina

"Your heart sinks into your boots" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Sarah Kilian

"Your heart sinks into your boots" = con tim chìm dưới chân -> nghĩa là tự dưng bị thất vọng, chán nản hoặc ngã lòng do kết quả không như kỳ vọng hoặc mọi sự thay đổi.

Ví dụ
At this point, my heart sinks into my boots to find that this is the sole relic remaining.

But if he doesn't win a gold medal, then their heart sinks into their boots. I cannot understand it.

Audiences might still remember feeling optimistic in the spring of 2014, when a staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore arrived after several troubled seasons in a row, only their heart sinks into their boots when the first half of the following season was partially canceled for lack of money.

Ka Tina

"Couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Michal Matlon

"Couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel" = không thể đổ nước trong ủng ra nếu hướng dẫn ở gót giày -> nghĩa là đần độn, ngốc nghếch, chậm hiểu.

Ví dụ
Yes she couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel and doing this for footage. But she has a school going daughter who would be trolled by her friends. Dont do this.

But i agree he couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel. No doubt he illegally obtained the firearm so no matter what gun control laws you're about to cry about.

Out-of-touch 'suits' who couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel. At best all they'll do is get some airline, hotel, and restaurant guests. They'll do nothing for tour operators.

Ka Tina

"Step into your boots" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by DANNY G

"Step into one's boots" = tiếp bước chân ai -> nghĩa là tiếp nhận vị trí, chức quyền thay ai.

Ví dụ
And while you wait for Lara to complete her journeys in the five brand-new browser-based games in OpenTomb, you can step into her boots in virtual reality instead.

“I stepped into a man’s boots, and a man is going to step into my boots, and I’m just terrified that there is even talk about privatizing aquaculture (nghề nuôi trồng thuỷ sản) leases,” said Blakeley. “If that happens, our identity is gone, and we will never get it back.”

It’s too soon to completely write Marcelo off yet, but when the South American eventually does bid the Bernabeu farewell, Mendy is primed to step into his boots…some would argue he’s already there!

Ka Tina

"Quake in your boots" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Olesya Yemets

"Quake in your boots" = run chân -> nghĩa là sợ run lên (thường nói quá lên).

Ví dụ
Starcrawler are the incarnation (hiện thân) of a double-dog-dare: A dare to not look away; a dare to stare right into the eyes of frenzied madness and not quake in your boots when a mouthful of fake blood from lead singer Arrow de Wilde heads your way.

Diana, who once imagined what it would be like to meet the Queen, finds that reality doesn't give her the warm fuzzies s much as it makes her quake in her boots. It's Diana and Matthew's love for each other and their commitment to each other, even though their marriage is quite false, that drives them to make all of the right moves for the Queen and in their many other endeavors.

The concert features a mix of popular and classic music. Antonini plans to perform three songs at the piano: “I’m in the Mood for Love,” which is straight from The Great American Songbook, “The Candyman,” from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and a work by Joaquin Turina called, “The Clowns,” for a bit of 20th century classical music. Although Antonini’s been playing the piano most of his life, he admitted to the occasional bout of stage fright when performing as part of Doctors in Concert. “I quake in my boots,” he admitted with a laugh. “I put a good face on on stage, but inside I’m trembling quite a bit.”

Ka Tina

"Die in your boots" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Tim Arterbury

"Die in your boots" = chết treo -> nghĩa là chiến đấu chống lại còn hơn bắt buộc chấp nhận điều gì.

Ví dụ
Beth Chapman may be gone, but her butt kicking legacy is living on through ‘Dog’s Most Wanted,’ which she filmed chasing down fugitives while battling cancer. She vowed to ‘die in her boots’ in action.

“St Mullins put on an absolute show. They’re a small club and I was talking to a few of their lads during the week, they just said, ‘Look, go out and die in your boots’. That’s what the St Mullins lads did and we did exactly the same.”

A month after Beth Chapman's death at the age of 51, a trailer for her new show with husband Duane "Dog" Chapman, "Dog's Most Wanted," is showing just how brave she was as she lived with cancer. "If I'm going to die, I'm going to die in my boots," Beth Chapman says in the preview, released Monday.

Ka Tina

"Stick to the script" nghĩa là gì?

"Stick to the script" có script là kịch bản -> cụm từ này nghĩa là cứ theo kế hoạch, hướng dẫn, kịch bản mà làm. 

Ví dụ
“We just stick to the script and keep plugging along and don’t worry about what you all say,” Allen said, after emerging from a jubilant (vui sướng) locker room.

And when the star appeared, you had to stick to the script. A “Standard Operating Procedure (quy trình)” document, recently obtained by Washingtonian, outlined step by step exactly what to do and what to say anytime Trump dined at BLT Prime, the hotel restaurant.

Unlike other corporate heads who tend to stick to the script, Sorenson didn’t hold back in interviews and hardly (ít khi) ever minced words.

″[Powell’s] going to stick to the script. The script is lawmakers need to continue to provide support for the economy (nền kinh tế). He’s going to be supportive of the administration’s effort to get a big package through,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.

Ngọc Lân

"Bathtub crank" nghĩa là gì?

"Bathtub crank" -> nghĩa là ma túy kém chất lượng được điều chế từ bồn tắm. 

Ví dụ
They’ll also tell you if they and their friends want to rot (mục nát) their brains out smoking bathtub crank, well, then it oughtta be their right. Why not? It’s their lifestyle. They all talk about quitting, but they’re a long way from it.

Jeremy Pingleton, 40, is a client (khách hàng) undergoing treatment (điều trị) for meth addiction at Shepherd’s House. He started doing meth years ago, when it was called shake and bake, or bathtub crank. It was harder to get; back in those days, he says, you had to know someone who was cooking.

I saw a lot of kids go off the deep end. When I returned to the US in the aughts, I saw more kids harmed by Ritalin and Adderall — pills prescribed to them basically for the asking, and which I found to be every bit as powerful, and ultimately dangerous, as bathtub crank.

If Verhoeven's version is a cool head trip, Wiseman's take is the cinematic equivalent of mainlining (tiêm chích) bad bathtub crank. It's fun while it lasts, but 24 hours later, you'll be hard-pressed to remember what you watched.

Ngọc Lân

"Boots on the ground" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Specna Arms

"Boots on the ground" có on the ground là trong nội bộ dân chúng -> nghĩa là những người lính làm tốt nhiệm vụ hoặc tham gia cuộc chiến.

Ví dụ
“We have boots on the ground working at our sites to do our best,” she said at Thursday’s board meeting. She referred to the schools as “most concerning,” but she also said they were in “pretty good shape,” at the time.

"It's a full day's work. They need to pull multiple guys to do it, whereas these easier fixes for, you know, just a quick burst in a house behind a wall, could easily be taken care of by a guy," Miller said. "More boots on the ground, more fixes just definitely makes sense and I understand it."

“You actually have a 1,000-foot view, if you will, and then a boots-on-the-ground view. Those boots-on-the- ground view, the persons in charge of our civil disturbance unit as well as those operational commanders that are in charge of the Capitol, are responsible for that implementation of that incident command system. So when there’s a breakdown, you look for those commanders with boots on the ground to provide that instruction,” Pittman said. “That did not happen, primarily because those operational commanders at the time were so overwhelmed, they started to participate and assist the officers with boots on the ground versus providing that guidance and direction, if you will.”

Ka Tina

"Get a big head" nghĩa là gì?

"Get a big head" -> nghĩa là tự cao, tự đại.

Ví dụ
"The coaches were telling us the entire season (mùa giải) not to get a big head, and if we continued to work hard like we did last year, that we'd actually get back to the same place we were last year," Nesmith said. "So I'm very thankful for that."

“But when you get rich and famous, it’s tough to stay focused, that was the start of my derailment. “You think you stay humble (khiêm tốn) but you don’t, you get a big head, I tried to lie to myself.

“He’s just so humble,” Schwartz said. “He’s a hard worker, he doesn’t get a big head about things and he’s hungry to keep getting better and better.” 

Rose continued: "I don’t think I ever get a big head. I’m a sort of grounded (có cơ sở vững chắc) type person all-round. "I’m just my normal self still, I’m not changing who I am.  "It’s just who I am… I’ll stay like that." Rose was speaking at the opening of M. 

Ngọc Lân

"Be all thumbs" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jordan Bauer

"Be all thumbs" = (cả bàn tay) toàn ngón tay cái -> nghĩa là vụng về, hậu đậu.

Ví dụ
Most of the white leaders are with Genovesi, and day-to-day management of white Brooklyn, to the extent Norman has any control, is handed to Party Secretary Steve Cohn. If Meade could be said to leave no fingerprints, Clarence left them everywhere, even though he usually appeared to be all thumbs.

If you have the time and skill to make a few facemasks, or even to organise your friends to a sewing bee to produce a bundle your contribution could make a real difference. If you are all thumbs when it comes to sewing but would like to contribute, the Council would welcome shop-bought washable face masks and donations from any businesses with surplus masks.

We should all know by now that sometimes the free hand is all thumbs. Even a quick glance at the Biden/Harris agenda — which I informally advised this year, before I agreed to join the administration — shows a thorough rejection of the notion that we can’t meet the challenges ticked off above. It’s impossible to miss the urgency in President-elect Joe Biden’s voice when he asserts that virus control is but the first step of the agenda. The next step is building an economy on the other side of the crisis that’s far more resilient to shocks from pandemics to climate-change-induced floods and fires. It is to craft an agenda that takes on inequality, racial injustice and the struggle for working families to get and stay ahead.

Ka Tina

"Be a howling success" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by krakenimages

"Be a howling success" có howling là cực kỳ, to lớn, hết sức-> cụm từ này nghĩa là thành công rất lớn, vĩ đại.

Ví dụ
The ice cream social held at Alex Steiner’s last Saturday evening was a howling success. During the evening a crowd of young people assembled to the number of about one hundred and partook of the “icy” with a relish. At a late hour they departed, having passed an evening well spent. Bluffton, Pleasant Hill and the German Settlement were represented.

Hence, the first ever Williamsville International Dog Show, which flyers say will be "a howling success." "It's a way for dog lovers to get together," said Rose, who brings her Parson Russell Terrier to participate in shows in places such as New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The local event is happening from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Williamsville Hall. Dog handlers pay $10 for an entry fee and general admission is $5. The show is not limited to Newfane or Williamsville residents. "If you're willing to bring your dog, you're in — provided they're not aggressive biters," Rose said. "We're encouraging people to come in outrageous (thái quá, kì quặc) outfits, people and dogs." Entry forms are available at williamsv

As per the report, the global market is expected to rise at a ferocious CAGR of 22.2% between 2018 and 2026. In 2018, the market was worth US$ 6,335.2 Mn and the market will be a howling success as it is projected to reach US$ 31,411.3 Mn by 2026. The demand for next-generation sequencing methodologies (phương pháp luận) is increasing rapidly across several applications such as diagnostics (chẩn đoán, triệu chứng), clinical research among others.

Ka Tina

"Be art and part of" nghĩa là gì?

"Be art and part of" -> nghĩa là tham gia tích cực, chủ động; liên quan mật thiết.

Ví dụ
In football there is no doubt that the tribal 'songs' are art and part of how these cultural differences are maintained.

I have a degree in advertising and graphics which I married together with cooking whereby I brand and advertise my products through different mediums. Culinary is art and part of creativity which involves taste, presentation and hygiene, so that sort of uniqueness is needed here. I’m part of the forum of Rwandan chefs, we share ideas but one thing I discovered when I moved around in the public library, there aren’t any cookbooks which I found quite a shame, maybe we should donate some to inspire young ones and learn more recipes. The youth, especially the boys need to start killing their phobia and get in the kitchen and enjoy cooking.

Would it surprise you to know that police forces spent just as much time now following up social media arguments and threats and they do investigating burglary? Maybe. The social media “square go” is now a phenomenon (hiện tượng) that is art and part of everyday police work. The worrying part in all of this is that females play a big part. When I was at school 99 per cent of the square gos were between boys. Nowadays, the cat fighting takes place on the cloud and it is vitriolic (châm chọc, cay độc) when it starts. One only needs to tune into some of the Facebook groups to find fights and arguments breaking out over simple questions people pose. So, it appears not only are many of us hooked on social media platforms that are coded to keep us hooked, but our worst behaviours are manifested here, resulting is bad blood and general nastiness (bẩn thỉu, kinh tởm).

Ka Tina

"Hell of a note" nghĩa là gì?

"Hell of a note" -> nghĩa là tin, thông báo bất ngờ, thường là chuyện xấu. 

Ví dụ
Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott are both terrifically (cực kì) affecting, but don’t think that more humanity means less of the grue. Possessor is chock full of incredible gore and violence and ends on one hell of a note.

It’s a hell of a note when you go to work and you do what it takes, even putting your life on the line for this city and then you got some jerks (thằng ngu) that’s coming by and breaking into your cars

“It’s a hell of a note. They risk their lives for the city, and now somebody wants to take their personal belongings while they work,” said Thomas Malone, Memphis Firefighters Association President. Thomas Malone, president of the Memphis Firefighters Association, could barely control his anger after what happened Tuesday night at Fire Station No. 55 in the Hickory Hill area.

It’s a hell of a note to end on. Only one episode remains before Suburra arrives at its final destination, and I find myself just as enthralled (mê mệt) by these handsome criminals and their emotional misadventures as ever. 

Ngọc Lân

"Have a down on" nghĩa là gì?

Cười lên nào! Photo courtesy: Phạm Hồ Thanh

"Have a down on" nghĩa là không thích hay có quan điểm không tốt.

Ví dụ
For some reason, Malcolm had a down on the whole teaching profession.

It is an unattractive feature of many modern eco-warriors and animal rights campaigners that while they cherish a passion for wildlife, they also tend to have a down on people.

He was so kind to me and caught big pike to order so that I find it upsetting that anglers (người câu cá) seem to have a down on him. I found him to be a lovely, generous bloke (anh chàng) and an outstanding fisherman. I will always treasure the times I spent with him. I have fished with many great anglers but Dennis was perhaps the best.

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Take up the glove" nghĩa là gì?

"Morton's fork" nghĩa là gì?

"Morton's fork" = cái dĩa của Morton -> nghĩa là tình huống mà cả hai kết quả đều xấu, bất lợi.

Ví dụ
How and When to Reopen Schools: A Modern-day Morton’s Fork. States weighing (đo lường) the health risks and costs associated with mitigating (làm giảm) those risks of reopening K-12 schools in fall 2020 against the educational risks of providing no in-person instruction will find no easy solution.

Declarer won the Spade (quân pích) in his hand and led … the Heart 5. West was stuck in the Morton's Fork. If he won the Ace, declarer had 12 tricks with two Spades, two Hearts, three Diamonds and five clubs, so he ducked (không ăn điểm nào). Declarer won the King and now played on Diamonds giving East the fourth Diamond — with no Hearts to return, declarer made the hand with two Spades, one Heart, four Diamonds and five Clubs.

In this case, decision makers at every level of government faced a Morton’s fork choice between protecting public health and causing huge economic dislocations (trục trặc) or allowing normal movement and business activity and risking a surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

Most defendants prosecuted for drug crimes in federal court are confronted with a Morton’s Fork. During the past 20 years, Congress has escalated (leo thang) mandatory-minimum penalties such that many defendants face minimum sentences of five, 10 or 20 years.

Ngọc Lân

"Fork out the dough" nghĩa là gì?

"Fork out the dough" có fork out là trao trả; dough là tiền -> cụm từ này nghĩa là miễn cưỡng trả tiền, xì tiền ra. 

Ví dụ
So some of those sources are stating that HBO Max won't be able to compete with Netflix, that AT&T won't fork out the dough to let HBO Max make it happen, and that as a result, HBO Max will fail, so AT&T will sell off either part of or WarnerMedia in its entirety (hoàn toàn, trọn vẹn) (again, which includes DC Comics).

The thing that’s unique is that, unlike most such sites, it’s not open to the public without hiring a Navajo guide to take you in to see the ancient (cổ đại) cave dwellings and interesting rock formations. This conserves the area to those willing to fork out the dough.

Now, if this sounds right up your street I have some bad news, because just one pod will set you back $25,000. So unless your company’s willing to fork out the dough for you, or unless you just have that amount of money lying around somewhere, I’m afraid you might be out of luck.

Often, the only real cost people think about when buying a new car is the big one – the purchase price (giá bán). But once you fork out the dough, there are countless (vô số) other hidden costs that start racking up the moment you leave the car yard.

Ngọc Lân

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