Journey in Life: 04/07/21

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"As keen as mustard" nghĩa là gì?

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"As keen as mustard" có keen là nhiệt tình, mustard là người hăng hái -> cụm từ này nghĩa là người năng động, nhiệt tình, luôn làm việc hết mình.

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The forgotten British condiments (gia vị) that bring joy to the Christmas table. Guy Tullberg, boss of Tracklements, is as keen as mustard to preserve (bảo tồn) Britain’s culinary (thực phẩm) heritage (di sản).

The 11 players that represent Central Park-St Brendan's will be as keen as mustard to play some one-day cricket after not tasting the format since the second last round before Christmas. The team had a bye leading into the festive break and Twenty20 cricket has dominated the fixture (ngày thi) since.

Ms Leviston is hopeful the tenacity (ngoan cường) of the members will see them through this difficult stretch. "I'm positive that the club will keep going because I know that our members are as keen as mustard and they love to be out on the court playing," she said.

Now at this time, young Brett, as an apprentice (học việc) butcher (đồ tể) was "as keen as mustard" to learn this highly skilled craft. Fatty, though, had some closely guarded secrets when it came to the mystic art of turning a live heifer into 3751 different cuts of meat.

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"As much use as a handbrake on a canoe" nghĩa là gì?

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"As much use as a handbrake on a canoe" = cứ như dùng phanh tay trên ca nô -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn vô dụng, chả dùng được vào việc gì hết.

Ví dụ
There is no update to the software as it now needs to be working with 64 bit on Catalina, 32 bit on all OS (hệ điều hành) before the upgrade. So, until the software is upgraded from 32 to 64 bit or if it ever will be upgraded, I am in possession (sở hữu) of a £200 piece of equipment that is as much use as a handbrake on a canoe.

On arrival home I went to connect my car to my charge point went in to the boot and open the case of cables (dây cáp) only to find the only cable was the Porsche charge unit with a 3 pin plug and could not believe as that for me is as much use as a handbrake on a canoe.

Leave it up to Brooklyn’s party animals to celebrate the centennial (trăm năm) of the Gowanus Canal’s “flushing tunnel,” a bit of infrastructure that has been about as much use as a handbrake on a canoe.

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"Stool pigeon" nghĩa là gì?

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"Stool pigeon" -> nghĩa là người chỉ điểm cho công an, chim mồi. 

Ví dụ
According to this stool pigeon, she was part of a team that specialized in stealing and reselling (bán lại) Legos. Thanks to the growing community of adult (người lớn) Lego collectors, the team realized they could make some series moola by selling stolen sets to these marks.

If one of my older brother’s stool pigeon friends hadn’t ratted (phản bội) on me, I’d have been Huck Finn instead of Tom Sawyer. When my mother found out, she became Aunt Polly. I would have loved it if her discipline (kỉ luật) would have simply included whitewashing (sơn trắng) a fence. But a leather strap was used to whitewash (minh oan) my behind.

A stool pigeon who shared a cell with Jeffrey Epstein may have been the only thing keeping the fiendish (xảo quyệt) financier alive, according to a new report.

The stool pigeon told Lendof-Gonzalez he had contact with someone on the outside who could do in the defendant's wife and her mother, but no actual attempt to do so ever was made.

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