Journey in Life: 03/18/21

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

"A load of tosh" nghĩa là gì?

"A load of tosh" = đống rác -> nghĩa là thật phi lý, vớ vẩn, ngớ ngẩn.

Ví dụ
What a load of tosh! Someone joins the “family” and has no idea what's in store?!? This makes Harry look like an even bigger wanker.

What a load of tosh. I don't know anyone who likes him and it's got nothing to do with his race. He is arrogant, rude, self obsessed and lives in Monaco and avoids paying taxes in the UK that would help the underprivaleged people he says he so cares about.

Left his position to explore alternative prospects? What a load of tosh. Look at the state of Balfour's London business. Build to last? Eventually it will get built by these lean, trusted experts. But it may involve a few adjudications, a potential court case, and a good few years added to the completion date. Ask anyone in the London development and construction industry. Whether or not his successor will make a difference remains to be seen.

Ka Tina

"Any road" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Abram Katz

"Any road" = anyway -> nghĩa là dầu sao chăng nữa, dù thế nào đi nữa.

Ví dụ
I don't have any one that I think should be my main rap name, but any road, yeah, it's sort of separate issue.

How's that work any road? Organizations struggling in the pandemic welcome vehicle donations. And no, it doesn't have to run.

Spring is right around the corner, which means that ramps are about to start showing up on restaurant menus and farmer’s markets everywhere—and then, in the blink of an eye, they’ll be gone. Yep, when ramp season starts, there’s typically a lot of buzz about ‘em—but why exactly do chefs and foodies get so excited about this spring vegetable? And for that matter, what are ramps any road? We got the lowdown on this prized ingredient, plus some tips on what to do with ‘em while they’re around.

Ka Tina

"Hard lines" nghĩa là gì?

"Hard lines" -> nghĩa (lóng) là xui xẻo, thiếu may mắn.

Ví dụ
I feel guilty being at home and not spending time with my family. So I have started pre-planning weekend activities with my kids to make the most of those times. Having hard lines for start and end times at work helps too. But I’m still working on balancing. It’s not a perfect formula.

"There's been no service whatsoever. If we want to use our phones, we have to drive west of 98," said Jim Avery, who lives along Fairhope Avenue. Avery took a picture of the damaged cell tower after the storm. He said the outage (thiếu điện, thiếu chất đốt) and lack of internet is impacting his business, and he can't stay in touch with his family. "How do you get help? Not a lot of people have hard lines anymore. For the people with the 911 alerts, the 'I've fallen, and I can't get up kind of stuff'. I think there's a significant exposure there," Avery said.

Iran appears to want pre-meeting guarantees that sanctions reimposed by Donald Trump will be lifted. The US says Iran must first return to compliance with the deal from which the ex-President walked. The EU talks were an attempt to blur those hard lines. But other pressures aren't helping: Iran's election in June could produce a hardliner opposed to talking altogether. And Iran may seek guarantees that a future Republican President wouldn't just trash the deal again -- which Biden cannot ensure.

Ka Tina

"Hanky panky" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Bermix Studio

"Hanky panky" = trò bịp bợm -> nghĩa (lóng) là hành vi không được chấp nhận, không trung thực nhất là về làm tình hoặc tiền bạc.

Ví dụ
Channel 4 ran a documentary last year on swingers clubs, which seem to favour carveries as venues for a get-together before the hanky-panky begins. And now, as teacher for the deaf David, 40, discovered last night in his search to find a woman to have his baby in The Surrogates (BBC1), carveries are also the place where women with an available womb like to congregate, to interview potential parents.

A few nights later at dinner, Karen and Val drop Janet and Tom from an upcoming weekend vacation and return their deposit. "Everyone hates you," Karen explains. "You never even fight!" The couple protests, but they're proving Karen's point by engaging in hanky-panky under the table.

Health minister Dr Adham Baba has denied allegations of “hanky-panky” in the government’s purchase of Covid-19 vaccines, saying the procurement process was transparent. Adham told FMT the RM3 billion allocation for the vaccine was contained in this year’s federal budget and that the purchase was made after the vaccines were approved by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) and the Drug Control Authority.

Ka Tina

“Dog’s Bollocks” nghĩa là gì?

“Dog’s Bollocks” = chuyện vô lý của chó -> nghĩa (lóng) là điều quá hay, tốt đẹp đến phi thường.

Ví dụ
So I'm confident it is going to be a slick production and will sound like the dog's bollocks, which I've been told is a good thing.".

While Tinder may have ruined my hometown for me, one fateful Tinder date in early 2019 changed my life in a way that was most unexpected. I’d been talking to this guy on Tinder: tall, nerdy, and surprisingly arrogant. 19-year-old me thought he was “the dog’s bollocks”, little did I know our first date would turn out simply to be: bollocks.

Still, it has the Sky Tower next to it and is pretty close to the underground cavern (hang lớn, động) where shit hits the fan in the main story, so I reckon it’s sufficiently significant to the narrative to hold its own weight without having some monotype (đại diện duy nhất) trainer acting like they’re the dog’s bollocks in an oversized indoor playground. Because let’s be real, Pokemon gyms are like escape rooms for five-year-olds.

Ka Tina

"In no hurry" nghĩa là gì?

Braxton Apana on Unsplash

"In no hurry" -> nghĩa là có thời gian rảnh; nghĩa khác là không muốn làm việc gì.

Ví dụ
The U.S. dollar was on the defensive on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was in no hurry to raise interest rates through all of 2023 even as it saw a swift recovery in the American economy.

New Zealand's central bank is in no hurry to remove economic stimulus and tighten monetary (tiền tệ) policy, assistant governor Christian Hawkesby said on Tuesday, adding that markets will inevitably have "false starts" as they try to get ahead.

We've been writing a bunch of new songs, and we'll get around to making a record, but we're in no hurry to do that. We wanna get on the road. We wanna do this tour. We put together an amazing band, and we wanna go out and do it.

I am in no hurry to do anything because we are going along nicely, I don’t want there to be anything to detract (làm mất uy tín) from that.

Ngọc Lân

"Acknowledge the receipt of" nghĩa là gì?

"Acknowledge the receipt of" -> nghĩa là lời thông báo lịch sự rằng đã nhận được món hàng, thông tin, thư từ... 

Ví dụ
Since she finally got her passport (hộ chiếu) and visa back in July, she said she has contacted the Canadian immigration department countless times but only received generic (giống nhau) replies from officials to acknowledge the receipt of her inquiries (yêu cầu).

At the first level, any person could write a complaint (phàn nàn) to a news website’s grievance officer about a particular piece of content on the website. The grievance officer would have to acknowledge the receipt of the complaint within 24 hours and communicate his/her decision to the complainant within 15 days. 

I write to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 8 December, 2020 on the above subject matter. Be assured (chắc chắn) that the letter will be delivered to the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council for necessary attention.

E-commerce platforms have to acknowledge the receipt of any consumer complaint within forty-eight hours and redress (đền bù) the complaint within one month.

Ngọc Lân

"Join the club" nghĩa là gì?

Mời em về với đội của anh! Photo courtesy: Andrea

"Join the club" = gia nhập câu lạc bộ -> nghĩa là người nói hiểu và đồng cảm với những gì mà người đối diện đang trải qua; đồng cảnh ngộ, cùng hội cùng thuyền.

Ví dụ
Surprised by a medical bill? Join the club

You’re ‘Prediabetic’? Join the Club

Procrastination (bệnh trì hoãn), Resistance, Fear? Join the Club.

Stressed out student? Join the club ... or maybe the meditation group as high schools look to battle anxiety

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Lost his touch" nghĩa là gì?

"Lost his touch" nghĩa là gì?

Federer đang trở lại. Photo courtesy: Kursat ve 39arkadasi

"Lost one's touch" = mất cảm giác -> nghĩa là không giỏi, cừ như trước đây.

Ví dụ
Jose Mourinho has “lost his touch”, according to one pundit (bình luận viên) who believes two Tottenham players are showing the “stubborn” boss to be wrong.

Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, has always displayed a talent not just for rhyme, but for making money too – he was hip-hop’s first billionaire. He hasn’t lost his touch, says Jane Lewis.

2020 Was The Year Nancy Pelosi Totally Lost Her Touch. The Speaker's instincts have atrophied (hao mòn). Her political gambits have failed. She’s been a source of one very public screw up after another.

Ngân Nguyễn

"Live large" nghĩa là gì?

Các cháu có thích đống vàng của bác không? Photo courtesy: Ben Tritschler

"Live large" -> nghĩa là sống xa hoa (không kéo dài lâu).

Ví dụ
Moving to another country is one of the best ways to explore the world, immerse yourself in a different culture and perhaps even learn a new language. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to relocate somewhere beautiful in Europe, there are plenty of places where you can live large on a budget.

If you've ever wanted to live large like Scrooge McDuck, the Sutariya Estate in Northville is probably the place to do that. Just remember, Scrooge McDuck was a cartoon, and diving into a pile of gold coins could literally kill you. We know it must be tempting, but just don't.

Ronto expects to begin construction by the second quarter of 2021. Ten floor plans designed by Ronto and MHK Architecture & Planning reflect the sense of space and style that will be featured in every residence at Quattro and invite luxury homebuyers to live large while enjoying every facet (khía cạnh) of downtown life.

Ngân Nguyễn

Tuyệt vời, massage không dùng tay

là massage bằng rắn nhé, dám thử không ;)

People in desperate need of pain relief are willing to let carnivorous reptiles slither all over their bodies — and faces — at a small spa in Cairo.

As soothing (dịu dàng, êm dịu, dễ chịu) music pumps through the sound system, masseurs rub oil on clients’ backs — before introducing a combination of pythons (con trăn) or around 28 different types of non-venomous snakes (rắn) in the adrenaline-fueled 30-minute session.

Masseuse and spa owner Safwat Sedki said snake massages help reduce muscle and joint pain while improving blood circulation (tăng cường lưu thông máu, hoạt huyết) and releasing endorphins.

Đừng bao giờ coi thường phụ nữ

người phụ nữ hàn quốc, thi lấy bằng lái xe trượt 949 lần, đã thi đỗ ở lần thứ... 950 :D
A woman in South Korea who had tried to pass the written exam for her driver's licence on 949 occasions has passed on her 950th attempt. The aspiring driver, who needs the licence for her business, spent more than £2,500 in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of 100 points needed to attempt the actual physical driving test. Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' licence agency in Jeonju,80 miles south of the capital, Seoul. Local media reportyed that she took the test 950 times.

Bài trước: Ghê vãi tè

"Jam-packed" nghĩa là gì?

Alin on Unsplash

"Jam-packed" có jam là nhồi nhét -> cụm từ này nghĩa là đầy ắp, có nhiều việc phải lo cùng một lúc, bận bịu. 

Ví dụ
The Cork St Patrick’s Festival will kick off (diễn ra) tomorrow, running until March 17 with a jam-packed programme of virtual events. Organised by Cork City Council, the festival will celebrate the national holiday through film, music, projections, video and workshops.

Plans for a big birthday bash at Enders Lake for the Nebraska Game & Parks 100th birthday are falling into place for the June 5 event. Superintendent (quản lý) Beau Licking, and his assistant Dayna Scherbarth have put together a jam-packed line-up of activities for the celebration.

“I thought it was quite amazing that they trusted me with a jam-packed script (kịch bản),” the actress tells TVLine. 

As a first-time director, sometimes they will give you the more diluted (nhạt nhòa) version of something, but they gave me this script that was jam-packed, in the middle of a pandemic.

Ngọc Lân

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