Journey in Life: 03/19/21

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Friday, March 19, 2021

"Out of gear" nghĩa là gì?

Loạn hết cả lên! Photo by sebastiaan stam on Unsplash

"Out of gear" = không khớp bánh răng -> nghĩa là ngoài tầm kiểm soát, mất trật tự, lộn xộn, rối loạn.

Ví dụ
Protest against Vizag Steel Plant privatisation (tư nhân hóa) throws traffic out of gear.

The heavy rains threw normal life out of gear and left a majority of roads battered (méo mó) in the coastal (ven biển) town.

The pandemic had thrown the government’s divestment (sự gạt bỏ) plans out of gear during the year. The finance ministry had set a divestment target of ₹2.10 lakh crore for 2020-21, but most of the companies continue to be stuck due to various issues.

Thùy Dương

"Find another gear" nghĩa là gì?

"Find another gear" -> (thường nói về các vận động viên) nghĩa là trình diễn, thể hiện khả năng (thi đấu) giỏi hơn, cừ hơn.

Ví dụ
England finds another gear to halt France's Grand Slam charge in the wondrous game of rugby (môn bóng bầu dục).

There are teams in every tournament that, somehow, find another gear. They play above their already accomplished heads. Every player off the bench seems to contribute. They seem to find their own momentum (động lực), and don’t lose it.

He felt Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa had dispelled (xua tan) that with their significantly different looking boats that still produced a hugely competitive match which was tied 3-3 after the first three days before Team New Zealand's boat started to find another gear and the crew work sharpened.

Thùy Dương

"Keep one step ahead" nghĩa là gì?

"Keep one step ahead" -> nghĩa là 'đi trước một bước', chuẩn bị kỹ, có kỹ năng hay thành công hơn.

Ví dụ
In this utilitarian (thiết thực) complex, 1,200 forensics agents are deploying groundbreaking science and technology to keep one step ahead of the criminals. 

The increase in emerging (nổi lên) variants (biến thể) with the potential to reduce the efficacy of first generation COVID-19 vaccines requires acceleration (gia tốc) of efforts to develop vaccines against new variants to keep one step ahead of the pandemic.

With Komoot Premium’s dynamic (năng động) weather forecasts, not only do you get overall weather conditions and important information like sunrise and sunset times, but you can also see forecasted local conditions including wind speed and direction for each part of your ride to help you keep one step ahead of the elements.

Thùy Dương

"And no mistake" nghĩa là gì?

"And no mistake" = không sai đâu -> nghĩa là 'đúng như vậy', nhấn mạnh lời phát biểu trước đó.

Ví dụ 
Even alertness is far from effortlessly maintained. The pandemic has sorely tested our staying power. It’s an endurance (khả năng chịu đựng, tính nhẫn nại) test and no mistake.

That was a top-four six-pointer and no mistake. Had West Ham won, they would now be three points behind Manchester United. Instead, they are nine points behind, and probably struggling to make the top four. 

This is a hot offer and no mistake. Whether you're streaming movies, playing games or accessing the web, this TV offers an incredible picture on a massive screen, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in, as well as Motion Rate 120 and DTS Sound Studio tech.

Thùy Dương

"In large measure" nghĩa là gì?

Màu xanh chiếm phần lớn của bức trang. Photo by davisuko on Unsplash

"In large/no small measure" -> nghĩa là (về mức độ, tỷ lệ) chiếm phần lớn, phần lớn là.

Ví dụ 
Black and Hispanic individuals are more likely than white Americans to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19, but researchers have found the disparity (sự chênh lệch) may be due in large measure to socioeconomic (kinh tế xã hội) circumstances. 

We owe that dramatic shift in no small measure to the thousands of activists, nonprofit organizations and other advocates who have worked for decades for policies to counter the threats posed by outdated legacy energy systems and encourage the emergence of sustainable energy, to make it the norm (quy phạm, tiêu chuẩn).

The UK offshore industry has achieved an enviable safety record during the pandemic, due in large measure to the widespread testing of offshore workers before mobilization. Such pre-mobilization testing of over 130,000 individuals in the UK has helped to effectively control transmission offshore over the last ten months.

Thùy Dương

"Queen of the south" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Omid Armin

"Queen of the south" = nữ hoàng miền Nam -> nghĩa (lóng) là cái miệng.

Ví dụ
Shut your queen of the south and carry on!

"Keep your queen of the south shut and open your ears if you want to win over Tamils," he said

“We are all adults,” Bhada said. “We’ve already signed a contract — why do we need a policy? This is like muzzling (khóa miệng) a queen of the south that can’t even open.”

Ka Tina

"Oh my giddy aunt" nghĩa là gì?

"Oh my giddy aunt" có giddy là choáng váng, lảo đảo -> cụm từ này diễn đạt sự ngạc nhiên, bàng hoàng, kinh ngạc (oh my God, Trời ơi, Chúa ơi!).

Ví dụ
Oh my giddy aunt — are they opening their stores? Can I take my kids there? Wait, can I LEAVE them there? Hold your horses, lockdown cowboy.

A Discovery of Witches fans were brimming with excitement over the teaser, with one person tweeting: 'Oh my giddy aunt, I can't copeeeeee.'.

"If you find something you are passionate about I’m not sure it really matters if you don’t have lots of friends. "I was always an eavesdropper (người nghe trộm) and an observer (người theo dõi, quan sát viên), and I think to be a linguist (nhà ngôn ngữ học) you have to have an ear out, always listening to things that people are saying or writing." She added:" I remember my mum saying 'Oh my giddy aunt' and thinking 'Who? What aunt? What does she mean?' And I’d jot it down in my notebook to investigate."

Ka Tina

"On the lash" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Brian Lundquist

"On the lash" -> nghĩa (lóng) là uống quá say, say xỉn.

Ví dụ
Maybe miss training, go out Saturday and Sunday on the lash and then think 'I won't train Monday or Tuesday, I'll go back in on Wednesday!

Rangers will go for the throat right from the start this week. Slavia are a good side but not any better than some of the teams that have visited Ibrox in Europe and left with nothing. And they couldn’t beat a side that had spent two days on the lash before the first leg!

THERE WILL be no "going on the lash" this Christmas, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned. The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking to RTÉ's News at One this afternoon when he said the Government is considering easing restrictions in late December to allow households to visit each other and people to cross county borders, but Christmas parties and sessions will not be happening.

Ka Tina

"Leave it out" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Jony Ariadi

"Leave it out" = bỏ nó ra -> nghĩa là nhắc ai dừng làm việc hoặc nói điều gì vì thấy khó chịu, tức tối.

Ví dụ
Almond extract is one of those Marmite ingredients, so if you'd prefer your cake without that fragrant (thơm phức), marzipan (hạnh nhân) flavour, feel free to leave it out.

If in doubt, leave it out! Cryptocurrency transactions don't have the legal protections that you get with banks or payment card companies.

In a way, it makes sense to leave it out. This scene, being part of Bruce Wayne’s vision of the future, takes place during an apocalypse (sự hủy diệt, lụi tàn hoàn toàn) scenario in which the resurrected Superman has teamed up with the cosmic big bad Darkseid to take over the world and turn it into a wasteland. So, in fact, there is no longer a society for the Joker, or anyone else, to even live in.

Ka Tina

"Keep your hair on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Omid Armin

"Keep your hair on" -> nghĩa (lóng) là bình tĩnh nào, cứ yên nào.

Ví dụ
"Keep your hair on, mate," I tell angry fireman, "this is a Maccas emergency." There's so much to do before you can actually started on any work.

Keep your hair on! 1,000 customers queue for a trim on waiting lists at Britain's top hair salons - as owners say they want to open in mid-June alongside other non-food retailers

Keep your hair on, it’s syphilis…or get a wig! Noticed how so many of the gentility in the western world wore those very elaborate wigs, compete with ribbons, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (check any period film or series)? Well, according to many people, while wigs had existed as a means to camouflage (ngụy trang) baldness in the past, they became extremely popular, when syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), swept across Europe in the late sixteenth century.

Ka Tina

"I’m off to Bedfordshire" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by bruce mars

"I’m off to Bedfordshire" có Bedfordshire vần với 'bed for tired' -> cụm từ này nghĩa (lóng) là mệt và muốn đi ngủ.

Ví dụ
What’s the first thing that comes to mind? I’m off to Bedfordshire? Where’s my Frisbee? Of course not. So why is the second scenario so much more exciting and erotic? Peering into the privacy of a woman’s bedroom is forbidden.

Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, a sought-after celebrity since arriving in India, is craving a few hours of silence during his short stay home. “It feels wonderful to be back home,” Banerjee told The Telegraph at Calcutta airport on Tuesday evening. He said he had last come to the city three months ago. “I was alone and there was no one to receive me. It was better.” He added: “I’m off to Bedfordshire.”

Ka Tina

"I’ve come over all peculiar" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Shane

"I’ve come over all peculiar"có peculiar là mệt, không khỏe -> cụm từ này nghĩa là rất nhanh bị ốm đau, bệnh tật.

Ví dụ
Wish I hadn't written it now, I've come over all peculiar at the thought.

Some people have come over all peculiar, while others may live for many years and feel well despite having kidney cancer.

I've come over all peculiar just thinking about it. Put your clothes on, please. I expect many of you are reading this from Nudefest 2019.

Ka Tina

"Going to a do" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by kevin turcios

"Going to a do" -> (sinh viên) nghĩa là rủ nhau nhậu nhẹt.

Ví dụ
A Palm Beach County organization is preparing and passing out more than 50,000 pounds of food. "We can’t give enough," said Chef Richard Roberts with Culinary Flair Catering. "We are going to a do a roast chicken with some vegetables, asparagus, stewed tomatoes."

"He'll be with a great team as much as I hate to see him go for my team," Reid continued. "You know how much we and the city of Houston all loved him here, but he's going to a do great out there in Arizona, and they got a hell of a team that's building over there too."

“We had been looking for sponsorship but it didn’t pan out the way that we hoped,” Tough admits. “Frankly, I didn’t have the time to go out and knock on doors. That’s the trouble with being a solo producer — you have to wear all the different hats.” “But we’re going to a do third series regardless, probably in the summer,” he adds. That said, the second series did enjoy some support courtesy of David Goyette, Peterborough Hydroponics, Rural Lynx High Speed Internet, and Diane Lauder and Robert Mahler of Tungsten. kawarthaNOW, meanwhile, has returned as the series’ media sponsor.

Ka Tina

"Adam and Eve" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Amy Reed

"Adam and Eve" -> nghĩa (lóng) là tin tưởng.

Ví dụ
Would you Adam and Eve it? Why creation story is at heart of a new spiritual divide.

Would you Adam and Eve it some people don’t have a clue what a Ruby Murray is? Surely they’re having a bubble and getting themselves in the barney rubble or telling porkie pies if they don’t? If you associate apples and pears with just fruit then it’s time to get your loaf on. Still with us? is on hand to bring you up to speed with cockney rhyming slang.

Whey aye, man - Geordie has been voted the 'least annoying' and therefore most popular British accent in a new poll, while Cockney (giọng Luân-đôn) has been found to be the most irritating. Would you Adam and Eve it? Researchers from The Knowledge Academy asked 2,357 adults how long it took before they began to get annoyed by an accent, and it was good news for Ant and Dec because people could listen to the Geordie accent for an average of four minutes and 19 seconds before getting ticked off.

Ka Tina

"A Kent face" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Daria Volkova

"A kent face" -> nghĩa là thấy, tình cờ gặp người quen.

Ví dụ
Matera must resign as captain after hitting the face of whole people of Argentina by doing nothing but a "Kent face" at that moment.

Matera must resign as captain after hitting the face of whole people of Argentina by doing nothing but a "Kent face" at that moment.

Studies show that we recognize celebrity faces in the same way that we recognize the faces of those we actually know, so when we see a “kent” face endorsing a product, it’s almost like getting a tip from a friend.

Ka Tina

"Dead-tree format" nghĩa là gì?

Angèle Kamp on Unsplash

"Dead-tree format" có format là dạng, dead-tree là cây đốn (giấy làm từ cây) -> cụm từ này nghĩa là bản in của tài liệu trên máy tính. 

Ví dụ
Give me a dual-display with a hinge (bản lề) that closes, like a thin, hard-bound book. Put solar cells on the outside of the case, so I rarely (if ever) need to charge it. Give me enough storage that I can stuff all my PDFs and EPUBs on there and just enough processing power that it can render the above without too much difficulty. I may never need to buy a dead-tree-format book again.

The redacted (soạn) 448-page report is available for free as a PDF from the U.S. Department of Justice’s website at at this link. But right now, there’s brisk (nhanh nhẹn) business to be done in packaging up Mueller’s report in dead-tree format (as well as ebook and audiobook versions, which factor into the rankings) that may include commentary, analysis and additional documents.

But we have an egalitarian (chủ nghĩa quân bình) policy — we don’t mind if they read it in the dead-tree format or if they read it online, because we charge them the same amount of money.

If you’re a Luddite like me and like your comics in dead tree format, then you’ll love this book. If you have friends, who are Luddites like me and yet to be exposed to the joys of Strange Planet they’ll love this book too.

Ngọc Lân

"Too long; didn't read" nghĩa là gì?

John Schnobrich on Unsplash

"Too long; didn't read" -> nghĩa là quá dài, (chán) chả buồn đọc.

Ví dụ
Too long; didn’t read: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is basically critic-proof, since it’s pitched directly at super-fans who will receive it as the lost masterwork they always knew it to be. They’ve invested (đầu tư) four years of their lives in reinforcing the myth (truyền thuyết) of the Snyder Cut as the One Ring that will restore their hero to his rightful place in the pantheon (bách thần); it’s not like they can admit this isn’t much of an improvement on the other version.

We don't want to spoil (tiết lộ) too much for you as the story is well-worth a full read and is loaded with comedic anecdotes. Put aside your "too long, didn't read" ethos (đặc tính) for a couple minutes and enjoy this illustrious story below. provides a few pages of the upcoming issue in their preview. But for a too long, didn’t read version of that summary, we have it for you here.

And as video meetings and telehealth became increasingly important during the pandemic, we’ve seen demand rise for NLP tools that can be applied to video meetings. What GPT-3 offers is the ability not just to script and take notes from an individual (cá nhân) meeting, but also to generate “too long; didn’t read” (TL;DR) summaries.

Ngọc Lân

"The dismal science" nghĩa là gì? on Unsplash

"The dismal science" = khoa học ảm đạm -> nghĩa là kinh tế học. 

Ví dụ
The title is an ironic (mỉa mai) reference to the fact that economics, once dubbed “the dismal science,” now offers prescriptions (quy định) for boosting happiness. Some of those answers are surprising — more money won’t bring more happiness, neither will economic growth, while babies turn out to be a mixed blessing.

Will it drive up the national debt to unsustainable levels? Cause inflation? Will people getting stimulus checks spend the money or park it in savings? Practitioners (người đang hành nghề) of "the dismal science" all have different answers.

Good ol’ supply and demand. Usually, the dismal science is way over my head. Not so much this: The more demand (nhu cầu) exceeds supply, the more upward pressure there will be on prices. To wit: The median national home listing price grew by 15.4% year over year in January to $346,000, according to’s January housing report.

He was a pioneer (tiên phong) in trying to use the dismal science to help liberate (giải phóng) African Americans from economic struggle. During the Great Depression, he headed Howard's economics department and revamped its curriculum.

Ngọc Lân

Ý tưởng kinh doanh khởi nghiệp ít vốn hiệu quả năm 2021

nuôi và bán... cá mập qua mạng nhé :)
A Dutchess County man has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine (tiền phạt) after pleading guilty (nhận tội) to illegally raising sharks (nuôi cá mập bất hợp pháp) in his basement pool (bể bơi ở tầng hầm) to sell over the internet.

...State officials started investigating (điều tra) in July of 2017 after he was arrested in Georgia for driving without a license and for possessing five undersized sharks in a large circular tank in the back of his truck.

...Seguine was conducting business under the name Aquatic Apex Life LLC and was selling sharks over the internet.

Investigators found an above-ground pool in Seguine’s house that contained seven live sharks. Two dead leopard sharks, one dead hammerhead shark, and the snout of a smalltooth sawfish were found at the home.

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