Journey in Life: 03/04/21

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

"Land o' Goshen!" nghĩa là gì?

"Land o' Goshen!" -> câu bày tỏ cảm xúc bất ngờ, ngạc nhiên, khó chịu. 

Ví dụ
With some apprehension (run sợ), the lid was slowly and carefully opened and "land o' Goshen" there was the stuff that nightmares are made of, a collection of bones; a collection that looked to be a human skeleton.

Cow? You mean McD burgers contain beef? More than the trace amounts that crop up in, say, rat feces (phân) and dumpster sludge (bùn đất)? Land o' Goshen, live and learn!

Of course, I wasn't part of the lesson, but out there in those vast (rộng lớn) fields outside of Watsonville I couldn't help but hear and learn something I didn't know. I tried bending the berry and - Land o' Goshen - the berry dropped easily into my hand. 

American Ultra Do you realize it's been a full five years since Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg appeared together in Adventureland? My stars and land o'goshen, how the time does fly.

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"Make heads roll" nghĩa là gì?

"Make heads roll" -> nghĩa là sa thải nhân viên; nghĩa khác là trừng phạt, chỉ trích. 

Ví dụ
Concluding, he urged the inquiry (yêu cầu) to make heads roll. He said: “The real cost to the Scottish people runs into many millions of pounds and yet no-one in this entire process has uttered (nói ra) the simple words which are necessary on occasions to renew and refresh democratic institutions - ‘I Resign.

But Francis has upped the speed of his reforms (cải cách) recently, suggesting he is "losing patience" with moral persuasion and "is more inclined to make heads roll," said John Allen, Vatican expert for the religious news site.

County officials from the former Eastern Province could be facing graft (hối lộ) prosecution (khởi tố). There are allegations of procurement improprieties in the supply and delivery of a fire engine that could soon make heads roll.

With the need to observe due process, the justice secretary may not be able to make heads roll in the remaining two years of the administration. Duterte might then make up for his zero conviction (kết án) by shaming the suspects.

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"Drink the Kool-Aid" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy: Arun Joseph

"Drink the Kool-Aid" = uống nước Kool-Aid -> nghĩa là chỉ những người tin vào những ý tưởng ngu xuẩn một cách mù quáng vì tin rằng sau đó họ sẽ nhận được phần thưởng có giá trị.

Ví dụ
But in the UK, the Times showed yesterday morning that it too has now drunk the Kool-Aid over the Middle East.

It is easy to spread falsehoods and misinformation when there are many in a congressional district (vùng được phép bầu một người vào Hạ viện Mỹ) who will drink the Kool-Aid, but difficult to speak truth and provide the leadership on issues that will benefit the overall good of a congressional district.

The Trumpists' assaults on their Republican colleagues who refused to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats in two ways in 2022. Some will lose their marginal seats to hard-line (kiên quyết) Republicans in primaries, who will lose, in turn, to Democrats. Others will be defeated in the general election by the defection of Trump's loyalists, in the form of either support for a third party or abstention from voting.

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Bài trước: "Do 12-ounce curls" nghĩa là gì?

"Roll of honor" nghĩa là gì?

"Roll of honor" = danh sách danh dự -> nghĩa là danh sách 'Tổ quốc ghi công' (liệt sỹ).

Ví dụ
The Town of North Hempstead premiered (buổi chiếu) a video this week celebrating the 2020 Women's Roll of Honor recipients in recognition of Women's History Month.

To qualify for the president's roll of honor, a student must have an overall cumulative (tích lũy) grade point average of 3.80 or higher. The student must also have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours and have completed a minimum of 12 hours at the close of the semester, eight of which must be for traditional letter grades.

Fittingly, this roll of honor has been enshrined by the Mother Country of all English-speaking democracies in this special chapel (nhà thờ) of St. Paul’s, once a target of barbaric attack.

Marion Johnson would go from West Savannah to the moon with NASA. Her father nurtured (nuôi nấng) her love for mathematics. She was one of the engineers who helped the U.S. to finally land on the moon with the Apollo 11 Mission. Johnson has been enshrined in the Apollo Saturn V Roll of Honor.

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"Let her rip" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Gia Oris on Unsplash

"Let her rip" -> nghĩa là hãy bắt đầu đi; nghĩa khác là hăng hái, nhiệt tình làm việc.

Ví dụ
And really Awkwafina is all life and spark. In one of our first recording sessions (buổi), she went on a tear and we were just like, "Let her rip!" She went on this whole thing about Sisu sniffing around for brisket. 

“We worked very hard last week on him doing it,” Orgeron said. “When (receivers) become open, let her rip. Throw it. Make a decision and let’s go -- and he did that. I thought he did that very well.”

I'm just going to go out there and have fun and let her rip and see what happens. We're a 1-9 football team and I'm just going to do whatever I can to help us win. I've been through some good and I've been through some bad. At this point of my career (sự nghiệp), I just want to kind of go out and play like I have nothing to lose.

While there doesn’t feel like much hope exists for 2020, the offense (tấn công) could let her rip and open it up more down the stretch with Bevell calling the shots.

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"The whole shebang" nghĩa là gì?

"The whole shebang" = toàn bộ sòng bạc -> nghĩa là tất cả mọi thứ.

Ví dụ
Microsoft’s cloud powers the whole shebang. Mesh offloads key computing functions from devices to the cloud.

In basketball, possession isn’t nine-tenths of the law, it’s the whole shebang. Live Oak was first to the ball, and consequently first on the scoreboard. The Lady Falcons hustled and muscled their way to the majority of the loose balls, leading to a 56-41 win over visiting Beaumont Legacy Christian in the TAPPS Class 3A area girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday at the Live Oak Gym.

The whole shebang was subjected to a sophisticated (tinh vi) overhaul (đại tu) and photographed for Elle Décor before it was sold on to Levine and (fashion model Behati) Prinsloo in a 2018 off-market deal valued at a tad (một chút) more than $33.9 million. So the scuttlebutt (lời đồn) goes, Levine and Prinsloo almost immediately caught an incurable case of real estate fickle.

I have this thing in my brain that I just wish I lived in a different time era (kỉ nguyên). And I think that’s honestly just because of social media and everything, like phones and the whole shebang.

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"Pocket of resistance" nghĩa là gì?

"Pocket of resistance" có pocket là nhóm biệt lập, ổ -> cụm từ này nghĩa là nhóm phản kháng.

Ví dụ
As the farmer protests (phản đối) raging on the Delhi borders gain traction, the handful of organisations that had led the first pocket of resistance to the new farm laws has grown into a 32-strong force in Punjab alone. 

Brian Larose, technical analyst (phân tích) at ICAP in Jersey City, New Jersey sees a "pocket of resistance" overhead for the 10-year between 1.391% to 1.481%, should the Fed "make any attempt to cap this rally," with 1.82% as the next objective should the central bank allow the climb to continue.

According to him, a pocket of resistance from the community members was also met by the health workers in a few sub counties (hạt), after the community thought that the Yellow Fever vaccination is a trial medicine for COVID-19 prompting massive persuasion from the health workers.

During World War II, like most German factories, it had to supply (cung cấp) the Nazi war effort—thus, it was an unlikely location for a pocket of resistance. Borsig was the secret home of the Mannhart Resistance Group, a cabal (âm mưu) of intellectuals and workers who advocated ways to sabotage (phá hoại) or slow the war effort.

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"Do 12-ounce curls" nghĩa là gì?

"Tạ" này cũng nặng lắm chứ! Photo courtesy: Brady S

"Do 12-ounce curls" = tập tạ 12 ounce -> nghĩa (hài hước) là uống bia (vì bia thường được đựng trong lon 12 ounce).

Ví dụ
Stewart can eat several "soda cookies" and do 12-ounce curls yet last in a racecar because he races all the time. He might not be able to run 20 miles as Jimmie Johnson can, but he is in condition to race.

Until world domination sets in, we’ll do what the O.V. staffers do: take office breaks to play basketball in elegantly designed sweat-wicking workout gear, then throw on a woven A.P.C.O.V. hoodie to go do 12-ounce curls at the bar.

NFL training camps are relics (kỷ vật) from a distant past when players when did 12-ounce curls at the local tavern (quán rượu (từ cổ)) instead of lifting weights at the team facility. Preseason games are not only boring, they are a season-ending injury waiting to happen.

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Bài trước: "Draw a long bow" nghĩa là gì?

Hàng xóm hát karaoke ồn, tôi phải làm sao?

báo ra phường thôi,

ông Harvey 50 tuổi ở London bị phạt gần 90 triệu đồng vì hát nhạc abba quá tệ (hàng xóm hơn 150 người phản đối)...

chắc là bài 'happy new year' đấy :))

Jason Harvey, 50, triggered 150 complaints (phàn nàn, khiếu nại) with regular parties at his Romford home.

He also embarked on late-night DIY sessions, a hearing at Barkingside magistrates’ (quan toà; quan hành chánh địa phương) court heard.

Harvey was prosecuted (bị truy tố) by Barking and Dagenham council under the Environmental Protection Act (luật bảo vệ môi trường) and has been ordered to pay £2,748 in fines plus costs and a victim (nạn nhân) surcharge (phụ phí).

A neighbour (hàng xóm) in Wood Lane, who did not want to be named, said: “It has been a nightmare. I dreaded Saturday nights. It was so loud and his singing was terrible.”

...Harvey was issued with a noise abatement notice in 2019 but continued the parties, the council claimed.

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