Journey in Life: 03/24/21

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

"Hotter than Hades" nghĩa là gì?

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"Hotter than Hades" có hades là địa ngục -> cụm từ này nghĩa là rất nóng, nóng bỏng.

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You outshoot (vượt qua) your opponent 37-18. Your defense, like always, is solid (chắc chắn). But, offensively, you miss an opportunity or two. That happens and, normally, is not the end of the world. But this is not the night for that, not when you're facing a hotter-than-hades goalie (thủ môn). 

This vegan joint allows diners to request their dishes (phần ăn) hotter than Hades, so if super spicy is your jam, this is the spot for you. Go for the perfectly crispy spring rolls or the green curry for authentic, vegan Thai eats.

California may be hotter than Hades, and it may be on the Highway to Hell, if you listen to the president, but it’s also really not much different from Illinois in terms of political leadership, crime and tax rates. 

Of course, with global warming temperatures are rising, and the last few summers in the UK have been hotter than Hades. Particularly last summer in London, the city that seems to hold heat between its creaky (cót két) Victorian buildings and narrow streets like nowhere else, I can see the appeal of heading to the office with legs on show, especially when women can wear breezy (mát mẻ) skirts and cropped trousers, but it’s a matter of professionalism.

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"Window shop" nghĩa là gì?

"Window shop" -> nghĩa là lượn lờ xem hàng. 

Ví dụ
There was a bit of a commotion (rối loạn) in downtown Batemans Bay on Saturday night when a red-bellied black snake went window shopping. Cecily Short, of Campbell, filmed the snake on Orient Street while visiting the coast, as the reptile (bó sát) looked keen to get a seat at restaurant Pan.

A lot of people I’ve talked to echoed Held in saying that their pandemic window-shopping helps them feel better day-to-day and gives them something to look forward to.

If you can’t make it into Canned Ham’s explorative (thăm dò) brick-and-mortar store on 12th Street, you can at least visit its website to window shop. With goodies dating from the early 1900s through the 1980s, owner Ashley Rogers curates the classics in addition to more unusual or delicate items.

It’s one thing having to walk and just window-shop a little bit, but it’s another to actually be able to sit down and just interact (tương tác) with the kitties and let them do it at their own pace. We have this big room and they get to explore, they get to make new friends, have a little bit of play-time. It’s good for everybody.

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"Fair winds and following seas" nghĩa là gì?

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"Fair winds and following seas" = thuận buồm xuôi gió -> nghĩa là câu chúc tốt lành, thượng lộ bình an.

Ví dụ
I also want to thank Jon for his service and dedication (cống hiến) to COL—he has navigated our consortium forward admirably, and I wish him fair winds and following seas. Bravo Zulu!

His unexpected death was too soon and too sudden for us all. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We plan (lên kế hoạch) to have a Celebration of Life at a later date during which we can all get together to say our goodbyes. “Fair winds and following seas,” captain.

Fair winds and following seas, Dan. The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff (nhân viên) of Avalon Springs Place, especially Dan's beautiful niece (cháu gái), Paula Bartges, for all her unconditional care, love and support.

This is a notice I didn't want to see. Godspeed Bob, for Perry and the family,"Fair winds and following seas". John

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"Amber gambler" nghĩa là gì?

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"Amber gambler" = đánh bạc với màu hổ phách -> nghĩa là tăng tốc cố vượt qua ngã tư trước khi đèn chuyển sang đỏ. 

Ví dụ
If you opt for the latter course of action though, you have just become a fully paid up member of Amber Gamblers Anonymous. It’s a dangerous, potentially fatal (chí tử) decision making game to play. 

Be patient and wait an unspecified (không rõ) time longer for the green light of safety, or take the ‘amber gambler’ calculated risk with your and other people’s health by making a move.

And another father trying to be an 'amber gambler' was found to have his five-year-old daughter sat in his car — while her car seat was in the BOOT (ngăn hành lý)!

So, whether you'd gauge your car knowledge as an amber gambler who puts the pedal to the metal or you’re just out for a Sunday drive, keep reading to see if you can solve these real "Jeopardy (nguy hiểm)!" clues about cars. Remember to put your answer in the form of a question.

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"Dynamic duo" nghĩa là gì?

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"Dynamic duo" -> nghĩa là cặp đôi hoàn hảo, làm việc ăn khớp, hiểu ý nhau, đạt được nhiều kết quả tốt.

Ví dụ
“We both motivate each other to become better and we just decided to, well, let’s win each game and we ended up doing that which was great,” said Sheridan. The Eagles and their dynamic duo of goaltenders  (người ghi bàn) will compete in nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, in April.

It was the dynamic duo of skipper (đội trưởng) Kohli and his deputy (đội phó) Rohit Sharma's half-centuries as India hammered England by 36 runs in the 5th T20I to win the series 3-2, here on Saturday.

Kaapo Kahkonen, Cam Talbot have been Wild’s dynamic duo in net. The Wild don’t see their current situation as a goaltender controversy (tranh luận). They look at it like a luxury that can benefit them greatly during a condensed (súc tích) 56-game schedule.

Of course, fans have seen quite a few different versions of the dynamic duo as new characters have stepped into the cowls of both Batman and Robin over the years. It's worth taking a closer look at every match-up of Batman and Robin that has appeared to see how well they worked together as the dynamic duo.

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Giá trị công bằng - Yêu cầu nội tại của chủ nghĩa tư bản

công bằng quá còn gì,

triệu phú hay ăn mày thì cùng mất số tiền như nhau cho một cái bánh mỳ, người bán hàng don't care bạn là ai, phục vụ như nhau...
trích dẫn hôm nay… is from page 558 of the final (2016) volume – Bourgeois Equality – of Deirdre McCloskey’s soaring trilogy on the essence of bourgeois values, on their transmission, and on their essential role in modern life:

True, trading (giao dịch) tends to be prudent (thận trọng), and on that count, if not on all counts, tends to be radically egalitarian (theo chủ nghĩa quân bình) in the matter of whom one deals with. A beggar’s dollar commands as much bread as a millionaire’s. In contrast to allocation (phân phối) by beauty or social class (giai cấp xã hội) or party membership (đảng viên) or racial preference (ưu đãi chủng tộc) or bureaucratic edict (chỉ thị của thủ tướng), the baker doesn’t care to whom he sells the loaf.

Mất cả tuổi thơ

nhà khí tượng học ở iowa cảnh báo mọi người đừng liếm trụ băng vì... (có lẽ) toàn phân chim... :D
These seemingly pristine (ban sơ, tinh khôi, không bị hư hỏng, còn mới nguyên; tươi, sạch sẽ như mới) winter treats are laced with petrified (biến thành đá, hóa đá; làm sững sờ, làm chết điếng) bird turds (cục phân chim).

“Please don’t do that,” pleads Sioux Falls weatherwoman Katie Nickolaou in the viral clip, which depicts a blurred-out TikToker crunching an icicle like a carrot. “I’m a meteorologist I should know.”

And here’s why, apparently: “When icicles form, it’s from water that melts off your roof and runs down the side of a building,” said Nickolaou. “You know what else is on your roof? Bird poop. A lot of it.”

As she points out, that fecal runoff freezes in the ice like an excremental (phân) slushie. So anyone attempting to enjoy one of nature’s popsicles (kem que) is inadvertently “eating poop,” per the clip.

Thế thì đã làm sao?

em gái 22 tuổi ở Worsley, Greater Manchester (say rượu) lái xe ôtô với 2 bánh mất lốp... :D
...Manchester Magistrates Court heard that sparks could be seen coming from the vehicle as Hadid-Alanzi attempted to drive the car - despite it only having two functioning wheels.

She was pulled over by the officer - who was said to have smelt alcohol on her breath - before being ordered to complete a roadside breath test.

The court heard that she blew a reading of 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - which is above the legal limit (vượt mức luật cho phép).

Không ổn rồi

giữa dịch covid-19, người canada lại... làm tình ít hơn, ko phải nhiều hơn... ;)
Flexibility (tính linh hoạt, linh động) is the ability to bend without breaking. If we are all trees amidst a pandemic storm (cơn bão), the windy gusts of virus variants and vaccine delays are blowing our branches, hard. It’s been nearly a year now and many of us feel like we are going to snap: It’s bend or break time.

Are we sheltering the storm (tránh bão) by slipping under the sheets with a significant other? Surprisingly, no.

The naked truth is that Canadians are having less sex, not more, according to a national survey by researchers at the University of British Columbia. Reasons for this decrease could include increased mental health problems, too much time together for couples or too much time alone for singles.

It’s an unfortunate twist, because we need this type of feel-good activity when stress is at an all-time high.

Qua bên kia làm cốc cafe

thôi, cẩn thận bị tính tiền... gần 6.000 usd như một phụ nữ ở Colorado đấy :)
Accidents can happen with credit cards (thẻ tín dụng) — so if you're charged extra for a cup of coffee, it should be a relatively easy fix.

Well, it should be.

"Follow the sea" nghĩa là gì?

"Follow the sea" có follow là theo nghề, làm nghề -> cụm từ này nghĩa là làm thủy thủ, sống đời thủy thủ, lênh đênh sông nước.

Ví dụ 
I always assumed that I would follow the sea, like all of the men in my family, but I just didn't have the constitution for that life.

Previously, in December 2020, Xin Hong Panama ship carrying 7,800 tons of clay, 15 people followed the sea from Malaysia to Hong Kong sank near Phu Quy island, 11 people survived.
More than 100 people followed the sea aboard the USS Pueblo and their relatives filed a lawsuit against North Korea in February 2018. The court's ruling was made on February 16 in Washington.

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"Suspension of disbelief" nghĩa là gì?

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"Suspension of disbelief" = đừng nghi ngờ nữa -> nghĩa là tránh suy đoán logic các tác phẩm hư cấu, cứ vui vẻ xem/đọc thôi. 

Ví dụ
However, the show only committed as much as it had to rather than truly embracing and experimenting with the limitations (giới hạn) of a sitcom. “WandaVision” was too comfortable to break the suspension of disbelief for a convenient camera shot.

Most sports movies require a suspension of disbelief somewhere along the way. The Karate Kid asks you to believe at least five completely implausible (không hợp lý) things for it to work at all.

And one doesn't need a deep dive on why it doesn't work. One guy is a dad who shows up in a weird jersey (áo nịt len) and some Jordans for his matches. The other is a literal monster who towers (vượt xa) over the rest of the roster. There's a suspension of disbelief that comes with wrestling, but this one is a step too far and a little too silly. 

Likely to be the first question viewers of Zack Snyder's Justice League ask, explaining what Anti-Life actually is requires a suspension of disbelief. 

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