Journey in Life: 04/16/21

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Friday, April 16, 2021

"Make nothing of" nghĩa là gì?

Mặc kệ bộn bề cuộc sống, ta cứ tận hưởng niềm vui!!! Benjamin Davies on Unsplash

"Make nothing of something" -> nghĩa là cho rằng điều gì không quan trọng, không đáng để quan tâm.

Ví dụ
Albrighton drives a ball towards the far post but Vardy can make nothing of it. I’m being wise after the event, but I wonder if he’s got to start given the aforementioned (đã nói ở trên) absences and two strikers needing serving.

“I didn’t feel passionate enough about my course and that led to my scores dropping (sụt giảm) and a general lack of interest setting in,” he says. It was at this time that one of the professors in college, in no uncertain terms, told Aamir that he would make nothing of his life.

“It’s long overdue (quá chậm),” she said. “There’s a fear that whites would kill you and make nothing of it and we have to make a change. So our youth are out there making a change and putting their lives on the line.”

Seventy years later in Canberra my small grandchildren make nothing of seeing me still pedalling a toy pedal-car of sorts, a recumbent tricycle.

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"Gung-ho" nghĩa là gì?

Tới đi các cháu! Photo courtesy: schudog3

"Gung-ho" -> nghĩa là hăng hái, nhiệt tình, tận tâm tận lực về một vấn đề.

Ví dụ
“As they come in we’re informing them of that. They’re pretty gung-ho about it. They were signing up and was like 'that’s a great program.' Hopefully it gets the rest of them on board," said owner of the Cedar Falls Brass Tap, Walter Burtis.

On the FTSE 250, 888 Holdings has risen more than 200 per cent in the past year, and spread betting firm CMC Markets is up 138 per cent (as many FT readers have previously commented, its shares have been a better bet than the risky CFD trades it peddles to gung-ho punters).

Following on from the article regarding the “numerous humiliations” allegations, it was further alleged (tuyên bố) by the same fellow Gooner that, quote, “I lost count of the times Wenger threw away the away ties in the first leg with his ridiculous gung-ho tactics” … now that’s a very clear statement wouldn’t one say?

Ngân Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Picture perfect" nghĩa là gì?

Eo ôi, khiếp

công an ở quận Jalgaon, Maharashtra (cách Mumbai 400km về phía đông bắc) triệt phá nhà máy làm đệm từ... khẩu trang cũ...

A case has been filed against the owner of the unit with the police launching a probe (thăm dò, điều tra) into the matter. Piles of face masks were also recovered from the premises of the mattress factory.

The used face masks, found lying around the premises, were set on fire (đốt) as per the prescribed norms.

Bài trước: Tin mới đây

"Right in the feels" nghĩa là gì?

I'll be by your side. Photo courtesy: Davide Naccari

"Right in the feels" = đúng ngay cảm xúc -> nghĩa là gây xúc động mạnh.

Ví dụ
Envisioning post-pandemic web searches, Google's "Get back to what you love" ad hit Final Four viewers right in the feels.

Nostalgic, exuberant (chứa chan cảm xúc), and hopeful. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s first-ever appearance on stage since the pandemic hit the audience right in the feels.

After winning the European Championships with Portugal in 2016, Ronaldo, as well as Nani, were congratulated by Ferguson in an emotional embrace. The Scotsman waited patiently for the players and it was that moment involving Cristiano that got us right in the feels.

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Bài trước: "Down the hatch" nghĩa là gì?

"Time-honoured practice" nghĩa là gì?

Debashis RC Biswas on Unsplash

"Time-honoured practice" -> nghĩa là phong tục, truyền thống có từ lâu đời. 

Ví dụ
It has dictated (mệnh lệnh) strategy and helped equip logistics professionals for at least the past decade, and Blair concedes (thừa nhận) that most, if not all, organisations already know this - a point proven by the fact that manual data collection between their disparate (khác nhau) systems is a time-honoured practice.

Be it visiting loved ones for the new year or on any other occasion, taking a comb of bananas along is a time-honoured practice among Lankans. We are not alone in our love for this delectable (ngon lành) fruit relished (say mê) over centuries by mankind and herbivorous animals alike.  

The custom (phong tục) not only reflects the respect of Vietnamese people towards knowledge but also helps preserve (bảo tồn) a time-honoured practice. The meaningful characters created on special paper have become a symbol of good luck and objects of worship for thousands of years.

This is the time-honoured practice. If there is no consensus (đồng lòng) on an extended sitting, the chair normally adjourns (dời đi) the House for the next day. It is not clear whether any attempt was made by the chair or the minister for parliamentary affairs to build a consensus on this matter.

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"On all fours" nghĩa là gì?

Marc Rafanell López on Unsplash

"On all fours" -> nghĩa là bò, đi bằng cả bốn chi. 

Ví dụ
“Stegosaurs typically walked with their heels (gót chân) on the ground, much like humans do, but on all fours which creates long footprints,” Dr Romilio said.  “The tiny track shows that this dinosaur had been moving with its heel lifted off the ground, much like a bird or cat does today.

She begins to lose herself and shake when she's placed in uncomfortable situations; she climbs the stairs on all fours in order to stay balanced; and she spends more and more time indoors (ở trong nhà) since being outside surrounded by too much stimuli (kích thích) often causes more severe and unpredictable symptoms.

It got ever weirder when the bear noticed the photographer and then didn’t get down on all fours, but remained standing on his hind legs (chân sau). Turns out the bear was just looking for his friends, but the photo is hilarious, and has taken the internet by storm, with many comparing the bear to bigfoot.

Another way to train a dog not to jump is to say “down” or “off,” and then turn your back on the dog. When your dog loses interest, it will drop on all fours. That’s when you mark the behavior with the clicker or reward word and give it a treat.

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"Get out of my face" nghĩa là gì?

Né mặt tôi ra! Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash

"Get out of my face" = cút đi cho khuất mắt -> nghĩa là để yên, đừng quấy rầy.

Ví dụ 
"I'm gonna kill you! I'm gonna kill somebody, get out of my face," the alleged attacker yells. "Get the f**k outta here! Racists!"

You young ones can do whatever the heck you want to assert your independence, but get out of and stay out of my face! I’m in my 80th year and don’t need or want to leave my life to chance when it comes to COVID-19.

Shivers, himself, was as quirky as his invention. "Right to the point or 'get out of my face,' " Bennett said. He was always looking for the next big idea, and the inventor thought he'd come up with a good one, a patent for a combination ashtray/spittoon.

Thùy Dương

“The Indian sign” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Tom Roberts

“The Indian sign” = dấu hiệu người anh-điêng -> nghĩa là câu rủa những ai luôn mang lại điều xui xẻo (hàm ý xúc phạm vì ám chỉ người mỹ bản địa).

Ví dụ
They had the Indian sign over us – particularly Andy Goram in goal.” Despite their progress, Celtic went without a trophy (cúp) again for two seasons.

Except, of course, they went out of Europe a week after winning the Pro14 final last September against three-time champions Saracens, the advantage of playing at home is seriously curtailed nowadays and Toulon, also three-time champions, have pedigree (nòi, giống) as well as the Indian sign over Leinster.

Unless Ireland shore up those defensive errors, which are happening far too often, England will tear us apart. They will be looking to finish what, for them, has been a very disappointing championship and will view us as the perfect opposition. In the same way that we have the Indian sign over Scotland, Eddie Jones and his players appear to have it over Ireland.

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“The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley” nghĩa là gì?

“The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley/the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray = những kế hoạch được sắp đặt rất tốt của chuột và người thường đi chệch hướng (trích từ bài thơ của Robert Burns) -> nghĩa là mặc dù đã chuẩn bị, lên kế hoạch thật tốt nhưng kết quả vẫn không như mong đợi.

Ví dụ
From Robbie Burns' “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley" file, the plan for the Land Rover Defender was for Lady Leadfoot and I to take this latest iteration (lặp lại) of the iconic Land Rover on one lap of Ontario. Up to North Bay to visit relatives - socially-distanced, of course. Over to Sault Ste. Marie, and follow the Trans-Canada to Thunder Bay

One popular axiom (chân lý, châm ngôn) describes the perennial (bất diệt, vĩnh viễn) danger that our plans may not materialize: “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” explains the meaning of this saying and its origin: “No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it. The saying is adapted from a line in ‘To a Mouse,’ by Robert Burns: ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.’”

It is difficult, even at the best of times, to sustain unquestioning faith in the political process or all commentary on it; they are after all a mix of high and base ambitions. One of the ways to do that is to develop a healthy sense of perspective and context. If perspective and context play their part then toxins like Bannon can do little but watch “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, Gang aft a-gley”.

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"Take stock of the situation" nghĩa là gì?

Michael Longmire on Unsplash

"Take stock of the situation" có take stock là kiểm kê, xem xét -> cụm từ này nghĩa là xem xét mọi phương diện của vấn đề trước khi hành động.

Ví dụ
The zonal (khu vực) special commissioners have told the electric engineers to take stock of the situation and ensure that the rush is cleared immediately.

He alleged that none of the officials reached the spot to take stock of the situation. He demanded a thorough probe (điều tra) and action against the erring PSPCL officials. He urged the government to pay the affected farmers a compensation Rs 60,000 per acre.

Aizawl, Apr 8 (PTI) The death toll (thiệt hại) of pigs in south Mizoram''s Lunglei district reached 276 on Thursday even as state Animal Husbandry and Veterinary minister Dr K Beichhua visited the infected village to take stock of the situation, an official said.

He requested recovered patients to come forward and start donating plasma (huyết thanh) to help those in need. Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal also held a meeting with top government officials to take stock of the situation in the national capital.

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