Journey in Life: 03/21/21

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

"In the clink" nghĩa là gì?

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"In the clink" có clink là nhà tù, nhà lao -> cụm từ này nghĩa là ở trong tù, bị giam giữ.

Ví dụ
Shmurda faced up to 25 years in prison and ultimately took a guilty plea (bào chữa) deal that helped his friend Rowdy Rebel serve less time. He took the fall for his guys and was sentenced to seven years in the clink, showing what a true homie he really is. 

As for myself, I thought, well, I could use some time in the clink to do some heavy reading. But for Shigeyoshi Murao who actually sold the book to the police officers, it was a heavier story.

This is very much a villains (phản diện) film though. Sonny Landham who had something of a reputation for being unpredictable on set and fiercely intense, absolutely revels in his role as Stallone’s chief tormentor (người hành hạ) in the clink.

You’ll have to come and find me in the clink later on.” For now, prison does not await, but the directors will be facing the payment of significant fines (tiền phạt) when the ruling is finalized.

Ngọc Lân

Bán mèo Thái Lan giá tốt

thái lan bắt giữ... mèo-rửa-tiền... :D
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... and six cats that they believe were being used for money laundering (rửa tiền) purposes.

The kitties are all expensive pedigree (dòng dõi, huyết thống, nòi) breeds worth thousands of dollars. Specifically, five of them are of a breed called a Scottish Fold. The sixth cat is called a Bengal. Now they're being held by the police, who plan to sell them at auction (đấu giá).

The house that was raided belonged to a woman who has been wanted by authorities (nhà chức trách) for months, and is said to have fled the property before police arrived.

FaceApp nợ chúng tôi một lời xin lỗi

em gái trẻ đẹp đi moto du lịch, check in sang chảnh khắp nhật bản, tài khoản twitter có 16.000 fan hâm mộ, hóa ra là... người đàn ông trung niên 50 tuổi dùng faceapp... :D
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There exists this Twitter account: azusagakuyuki.

It is essentially a repository of photos and tweets from what appears to be a female bike enthusiast in Japan.

The account currently has over 16,000 followers.

...But spoiler alert: Given the state of technological advancement these days, one can never really believe what they see online all the time.

In one of the photos, it was revealed in a side mirror that the person behind the camera looked nothing like the one in the photos.

Bài trước: Thật sự đáng

"Botch job" nghĩa là gì?


"Botch job" có botch là vụng về -> từ này nghĩa là việc làm qua quít cho xong. 

Ví dụ
The government’s disastrous (thảm họa) pandemic response has left a creaking health service – chronically underfunded for many years – to battle one of the world’s highest death rates. Alongside that, a botch-job Brexit deal, negotiated at the eleventh hour, has left nobody satisfied and many facing economic hardship.

Those four players were all supposed to be major difference-makers for the Raiders. The fact that 2020’s free agency class also looks like a botch job, the team clearly has issues (vấn đề).

The 'botch job', on the morning of Wednesday (January 20) was followed - as forecast - by the arrival of heavy rain and then snow in the shape of Storm Christoph.

To say that Calgary city council tends to botch its public art policy (chính sách) would be an understatement (nói giảm). The botch job continues.

Ngọc Lân

"Crown his misfortunes" nghĩa là gì?


"Crown one's misfortunes" có crown là lại thêm nữa, misfortune là nỗi bất hạnh -> cụm từ này nghĩa là đã khổ còn thêm khổ, 'nghèo còn mắc cái eo'.

Ví dụ 
Sharing with us, she sadly said: "Crown my misfortunes". How many years can not get out of poverty. Husband and wife work, but they do not earn much, they must save food."

The coverage has been at least now 'crushed' by the booming events, it is true that 'crown our misfortunes', a best-selling show is suddenly obscured more or less in the eyes of the audience.

However, crown their misfortunes, storm No. 9 in 2020, when sweeping across the commune (thị xã), has claimed more than half of his family's acreage (diện tích đất), the income from the barren field has decreased by more than half.

Thùy Dương

"Blur like sotong" nghĩa là gì?

Peter Boshra on Unsplash

"Blur like sotong" có sotong là con mực, blur là mờ ảo -> cụm từ này nghĩa là người chậm hiểu, ngốc nghếch. 

Ví dụ
The self-proclaimed (tự tuyên bố) ''great queen of forgetfulness (hay quên)" can always be found blur like sotong, daydreaming about nonsense – like floating talking orange cats.

"They will be there to facilitate (làm thuận tiện) pedestrian traffic, control entry where necessary, and guide members of the public to adhere to the Covid-19 safe management measures and also the safety measures to all the danger areas." And if you blur like sotong, don't kan cheong. There will be people to save you from yourself.

To access the deals offered to you, click on the ‘Deals’ tab in the app, select the deal you want to redeem, and click ‘Activate’. You then have three minutes to scan the QR code provided to you in-app for your order, before it disappears. Still blur like sotong now? McDonald’s has come up with a video tutorial (hướng dẫn) for you here.

So why are we bothering (mệt mỏi) with all these petitions? Because we're blur like sotong. No offence to the squid or cuttlefish.

Ngọc Lân

"Die Die Must Try" nghĩa là gì?

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"Die Die Must Try" -> nghĩa là tuyệt vời quá, có chết cũng phải thử một lần.

Ví dụ
I gush, but it's been a long time since I came across a Hae Mee Tng (prawn noodle soup) that instantly eggs me to rate (đánh giá) this a "die die must try", the highest accolade Makansutra accords top-of-their-game hawkers.

Mr Tan's make-or-break attitude also played a role. "If we think that something is worth doing, then we 'die-die must try' our best to make it work," he said. He also dreamt of listing the company and diversifying its focus beyond lubricants (dầu bôi trơn).

I rated this "die die must try" 20 years ago and still adore (ưa chuộng) it today. The place stir-fries fresh toman fish in spicy black bean sauce and puts it over the deep-fried crispy egg noodle. The crispy, soft and saucy sensation is a pure Cantonese delight.

If you want to experience something more exciting, The Tempest is one of the rides you die-die must try! Let go and let yourself experience two high-energy funnels throughout the course of the slide as well as a sudden (đột ngột) 24-foot drop (thả rơi), which allows for high-banking swings and zero gravity moments.

Ngọc Lân

"Crown of thorns" nghĩa là gì?


"Crown of thorns" = mão gai (của Chúa Jesus đội trước khi bị đóng đinh) -> nghĩa là điều gây ra sự đau đớn, đau khổ tột cùng.

Ví dụ 
I can't stand to see how sick she has become. This illness is a real crown of thorns.

This class is my crown of thorns. No matter how much I study, I just keep getting awful grades.

The Spaniards who conquered (chế ngự) Central America and South America called them "manzanita de la muerte", or "little apple of death". The reason is probably that Manchineel fruit contains many toxins, It's a crown of thorns for people to eat, even death.

Thùy Dương

"Fair suck of the sauce bottle" nghĩa là gì?

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"Fair suck of the sauce bottle" -> nghĩa là câu phản đối, yêu cầu hành động công bằng hơn.

Ví dụ
I am certainly not well informed about the need for Maori wards (khu) but even I know that if Maori (who make up 16.5 percent of the population) are to be treated (đối xử) fairly as per the Tiriti o Waitangi, then Maori wards will help facilitate Maori to have a fair suck of the sauce bottle.

I think it's something like 250,000 people in Australia who are not getting a fair suck of the sauce bottle.

Come on Aussie, fair suck of the sauce bottle here’s the opportunity to recognise Aboriginal cultural and economic excellence and put our money where our mouth is. Instead of mouthing platitudes (vô vị, tẻ nhạt) about Aboriginal employment, we will buy food directly from the descendants (hậu duệ) of the people who developed an incredible array of health-giving crops and managed them in perpetuity (liên tục)… until 1788; until the British insisted on the sheep and the spud.

Listen, I have been trying to retire now for the past three years.  I always planned to get to 60 and  retire from life on the stage.  I have had a fair suck of the sauce bottle. I have been in this business for forty-two years working with everybody from Elton John to Tommy Cooper, Spike Milligan, Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howard, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Frank Zappa and on and on and on.

Ngọc Lân

"You're telling me" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Helena Lopes

"You're telling me!" -> nghĩa là tôi hiểu rồi; tương tự với "Don't I know it!" = (chẳng lẽ) tôi không biết sao, khỏi phải nói.

Ví dụ
You're telling me! You will def appreciate the international Centric locations a bit more.

You're telling me! So what's next, is it album time, more EP's. What do you think?

For a second, she forgets to breathe, and then there are words in the air. His words. “Yeah,” he says softly, “I know exactly what you mean.

Ka Tina

"That hit the spot" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adam Jaime

"That hit the spot" -> (nói về đồ ăn thức uống) nghĩa là rất ngon.

Ví dụ
Covid-19 stay-home recipe: Noodles that hit the spot. At a loss as to what to cook today? Fret not.

After six rounds of experimentation, she finally landed on a version of the layered pandan custard-and-rice nonya kueh that hit the spot.

DIY meals that hit the spot. The White Rabbit offers a great value at-home dining experience, while Gully brings multinational street food into your own dining room.

Ka Tina

"Blue or have the blues" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Favour Omoruyi

"Blue or have the blues" -> nghĩa là chán nản, buồn bã.

Ví dụ
Not surprisingly, if we feel like we're failing, we are blue or have the blues; if we're worried about not making the right decision, we feel anxious.

I'm blue or have the blues, too, but she's bad. I love this woman like I have never loved any other. I can't picture life without her.

"I shop when I'm blue or have the blues, I shop when I'm sad, I shop when I'm lonely." She knows she needs help, but she's so used to living like this and just doesn't know.

Ka Tina

"R.S.V.P." nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Taylor Grote

"R.S.V.P." = repondez, s’il vous plait -> nghĩa là 'xin vui lòng hồi âm'.

Ví dụ
Needs an R.S.V.P.. Two critics, hungry for live performance, weigh whether they're ready to take a health risk for “Blindness”.

Both Dunn and Graber said the gathering required an RSVP and that they did not expect Stegmaier to be there, as Stegmaier did not RSVP.

Building a bird-safe city, including steps that can be taken beyond downtown’s skyscrapers (tòa nhà chọc trời), will be the topic of a virtual discussion hosted by the Chicago Ornithological Society on March 18 from 6-7 p.m. The event is free, but an RSVP is required.

Ka Tina

"An epic fail" nghĩa là gì?


"An epic fail" có epic là mang tính sử thi -> từ này nghĩa là thất bại nặng nề.

Ví dụ
She even accused Jimmy Kimmel of setting her up. "Well, this was an epic fail. This was a complete setup," said Obama. "That was a tough one.

Intel's website attacking Apple's M1 MacBook is an epic fail of hypocrisy (đạo đức giả). Intel's website tries to highlight how PCs are better than Macs, but it accidentally calls out Acer for false battery life claims.

An epic fail of a free-kick routine in Brazil is going viral and it is genuinely one of the worst you'll see this season. The unlucky team under scrutiny (kiểm tra kỹ lưỡng) is Vasco da Gama U20s who attempted an elaborate free-kick routine. They were awarded a free-kick, around 35-40 yards from goal with their opponents (đối thủ) holding a very high line.

Ka Tina

"It's no biggie" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Alex Bertha

"(It's) no biggie" -> nghĩa là không có gì to tát cả, không thành vấn đề.

Ví dụ
If you don't, it's no biggie, but you get extra internet points for showing proof.

“Might as well get it,” said Gregory Woolfolk, who retired from the Air Force. “When I was in the military, they would make sure you get it. So it’s no biggie for me to get a shot, so long as it helps.”

Close-to-impossible option is still on the table. Got that? It’s an admission that if we break our deal with the Taliban, and they start headhunting our troops, it wasn’t really anyone’s active decision — it was just the result of this series of normalized frauds on the American public. Dealing with that is impossible. And listen, it’s no biggie. This is what global leadership looks like.

Ka Tina

"Call the roll" nghĩa là gì?


"Call the roll" có roll là danh sách -> cụm từ này nghĩa là điểm danh.

Ví dụ 
The Senate secretary is required in each case to call the roll, of all 100 senators. Anyone who has ever watched C-Span 2 knows this takes ages.

"You know like back in the day when they used to call (the) roll and you had to raise your hand and say 'here' ... we're here," said head coach Deion Sanders. "We are here."

With democracy and the rule of law, or with dictatorship and mob rule? Let’s call the roll, without delay, and let the public serve as the final jury in 2022.

Thùy Dương

"A party animal" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Eric Nopanen

"A party animal" = động vật ăn tiệc -> nghĩa là người rất thích tiệc tùng, xã giao nhiều.

Ví dụ
‘Her dressing gown is covered in ketchup, but she can barely take it off to wash it. This is someone I think of as a party animal.’

The Scotsman, who grew up in Govan, Glasgow, revealed in the well-anticipated documentary, Never Give In, that he was a party animal as he played for Scottish football team St Johnstone.

When you think of an Indian beach vacation, Goa comes to your mind instantly —the go-to place for all things fun and Feni. But there comes a time in life when you yearn (khao khát, mong ước) for a less-intrusive locale, which is not inhabited by drunken tourists and wild party animals.

Ka Tina

"Ride shotgun" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Maksim Istomin

"Ride shotgun" có shotgun là súng săn -> cụm từ này nghĩa là ngồi ghế bên cạnh tài xế.

Ví dụ
On this episode of Quick Spin, Patrick Carone puts the latest CT5-V through its paces after walking you around the car. He lets you ride shotgun while he reviews the car and shares his thoughts and experiences. Between the live review and the walkaround, Carone expands on his thoughts on the CT5-V with host Wesley Wren. The pair also discuss where this CT5-V sits in the market. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the 2021 CT5-V special.

You'll ride shotgun with a raisin (nho khô) farmer waxing poetic about the infallibility (tính không thể sai, hỏng được) of memory, for example, or chat with an off-duty waitress in a diner -- everyone has a story to tell, but not everything is what it seems. Search the vehicles for clues and choose your words carefully to bring hidden parts of your identity to light -- and prepare for the dangers ahead. The longer you're on the road, the more your grasp on reality loosens.

At one point Tuesday night, Councilman Al Abdelaziz proposed that the meeting be brought to a close. Abdelaziz made that suggestion before there had been any discussion of two controversial measures: Jackson’s “no confidence” resolution on Rivera and a stalled resolution expressing “no confidence” in Mayor Andre Sayegh. Jackson accused Abdelaziz of making “an underhanded effort to protect the mayor.” “We know they ride shotgun together in the mayor’s limousine,” Jackson said.

Ka Tina

"Jack up the prices" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

"Jack up the prices" có jack up là nâng, tăng lên -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tăng giá lên mức quá cao, không hợp lý.

Ví dụ
“They are probably going to jack up the prices, but when you are in the tournament, you do not care,” said Scott. He plans to drive down there himself, but fans who usually rely on the travel package from the Wichita State Alumni Association will also have to find their way there.

As mentioned above, I love browsing the bottles at my trusted Pingo, but if you head to the wine section of any supermarket in Lisbon (such as Continente, Mercadona, Meu Super, and Minipreço), you will find good wine at all price points. Lisbon corner stores, or bodegas, also have decently stocked wine if you’re feeling super lazy, only these guys jack up the prices, you’ve been warned.

Some of the extra costs are justified. U.S. residents have access to some of the most cutting edge medical treatments in the world — innovations that warrant a somewhat higher price tag. But much of the ballooning costs have nothing to do with the products at all, and are instead a result of a complex web of middlemen that artificially jack up the prices. These middlemen are called Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs.

Ka Tina

"Queen mum" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by ZACHARY STAINES

"Queen mum" vần với bum -> nghĩa (lóng) là mông đít.

Ví dụ
She looks fat with a big queen mum and reckons she wants it back to how it was, instead of having more fat pumped into her queen mum to keep it perky.

However, this daredevil (táo bạo, liều lĩnh) pulled off a bizarre (kỳ lạ, quái dị) stunt while doing bungee jumping in Russia - he had the cord attached to the piercings on his queen mum.

The oversized design distributes your weight evenly throughout the seat, while the suspension coils help provide a smoother ride by absorbing any shocks from bumps or rocks you may ride over — meaning you won't feel it on your queen mum.

Ka Tina

"Rolling in clover" nghĩa là gì?


"Rolling in clover" = lăn trên cỏ ba lá -> nghĩa là hạnh phúc, mãn nguyện, không phải lo lắng về tài chính; 'nhàn nhã sung sướng'.

Ví dụ 
If only I could win the lottery, then I would be in clover, instead of working three jobs to pay my bills.

None of these cash injections (luồng tiền mặt thu vào) will leave you rolling in clover – and you'll have to be a citizen, resident or visa holder and meet other criteria to access them – but they can help take the sting out of economic pain.

GERARD Ryan is happiest when he’s rolling in clover. As a wool grower (người trồng len) and prime (hàng đầu) lamb producer, good pasture (đồng cỏ) equates to successful production, so growing grass is something he doesn’t take for granted.

Thùy Dương

"Roll prices back" nghĩa là gì?


"Roll prices back" -> nghĩa là giảm giá.

Ví dụ 
The journalist was reporting on the restaurant's decision to roll prices back to reflect (phản ánh) costs in 1985, when the Kansas City Royals last won the World Series.

The AGs’ letter to offenders demanded those firms use their online product platforms to both roll prices back and to set prices approximately equal to those before the pandemic hit.

Maduro, facing uncontrolled inflation, began the year by ordering supermarkets to roll prices back to December levels, a demand reinforced (củng cố) by Sundde inspectors (viên thanh tra).

Thùy Dương

Thật sự đáng

gần 200 người taiwan đổi tên thành 'gui yu' (cá hồi) để được ăn sushi miễn phí...

-> tháng sau khuyến mại thịt heo thì sao nhỉ, đổi tên thành 'LON' à? :D
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Customers whose names include the exact characters "gui yu"—the Mandarin phrase for "salmon"—can dine for free at any of the restaurant's branches across the country. Patrons who qualify can bring up to five friends before the deal ends Thursday.

It costs under $3 to apply for a new legal name and accompanying documents in Taiwan, but the process can only be done three times.

Akindo Sushiro's marketing manager Wang Lee-ying told news station ETtoday that 186 customers had met the criteria and were offered free meals on Wednesday.

Bài trước: Rất ấn tượng

Tớ sẽ đi ghi âm hoa hậu

đạo diễn phim ở Brooklyn bán lấy tiền mã hóa NFT file audio "nghệ thuật" ghi âm... bạn bè đánh rắm khi bị cách ly covid-19 suốt một năm qua :D

đã bán được file đầu tiên, 85 usd rồi đấy... :))
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The value of this art is all hot air.


...His NFT, “One Calendar Year of Recorded Farts,” began incubating (ấp ủ) in March 2020 when, at the beginning of the global coronavirus lockdown (phong tỏa), Ramírez-Mallis and four of his friends began sharing recordings (ghi âm) of their farts to a group chat (nhóm chat) on WhatsApp.

On the one-year anniversary of the US’s COVID-19 quarantine this month — by which point Ramírez-Mallis said he could darn near identify members of the group by their farts alone — Ramírez-Mallis and his fellow farters compiled the recordings into a 52-minute “Master Collection” audio file.

The top bid for the file is currently $183.

Individual fart recordings are also available for 0.05 Ethereum, or about $85 a pop. The gassy group has so far sold one, to an anonymous (ẩn danh) buyer.

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