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Friday, February 15, 2019

"Work all the hours God sends" nghĩa là gì?

nên biết nghỉ ngơi, thư giãn... Photo by Nicolas Moscarda on Unsplash.

'Work all the hours God sends' nghĩa là làm việc cả ngày, mọi ngày, làm việc cật lực.

Ví dụ
I know lots of parents work all the hours God sends, so I'm really lucky I do a job I love that also means I can be at home for the children a lot.

Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon and Angela Merkel all have certain things in common - total integrity, fantastic attention to detail and a willingness to work all the hours God sends.

Meanwhile women lower down the income distribution are forced by policies like Penny Mordaunt’s to work all the hours God sends them in low-waged jobs over which they have little choice.

It’s one of those careers that you know you want to pursue regardless; it does take up a lot of your time anyway. I’m not saying that’s an excuse to work all the hours God sends and not socialise because that’s an extremely slippery slope.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, February 14, 2019

"Put off the evil hour" nghĩa là gì?

không thể mãi trì hoãn năng lượng xanh, Photo by Dominik Vanyi on Unsplash.

'Put off the evil hour' nghĩa là trì hoãn điều gì khó chịu/khó ưa càng xa càng tốt.

Ví dụ
I will put off the evil hour when I start writing for as long as I possibly can.

I decided it was not becoming for a girl to ride a boy’s bicycle, and stuck out for one of my own, knowing full well that the state of the family’s finances would put off the evil hour indefinitely.

A government push for increased coal production would not only ignore all market signals, but also only put off the evil hour for struggling coal miners’ families. Instead, we should be helping them to acquire new skills that will make them successful in the modern economy.

Since it is generally expected that the government will lose the meaningful vote, Mrs May could put off holding it by a number of procedural ploys (mánh khóe, thủ đoạn; cuộc trác táng/truy hoan, trò nhậu). But running away would only put off the evil hour. If the UK is to leave on time with a deal, the vote will have to happen before 21 January next year.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Improve the shining hour" nghĩa là gì?

không buồn nản... Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash.

'Improve the shining hour' nghĩa là tối đa hóa năng suất; tận dụng tốt nhất thời gian của mình/ai đó.

Ví dụ
One of the world’s greatest playwrights (người viết kịch, nhà soạn kịch), Tom Stoppard, said, “He is a giver. He’s good at comfort and joy. He’s good at improving the shining hour and brightening the dark one, and, of course, he’s superlative fun…To me he is the best of America.”

Speaking ahead of MS* Awareness Week (April 23-29), she said: “A dear old cousin used to say you had to make the most of the shining hour and that’s what I have always intended to do. It all began when I was in my 20s and I started getting tingly (cảm giác ngứa ran) hands. I had no idea what it was but I found out when I went to the hospital and they had circled ‘MS’. It was a shock but I didn’t want to let it get me down. It has been a slow deterioration (hư hỏng, giảm giá trị; trở nên xấu xa, sa đọa, trụy lạc) over the years and it progressed to me dragging my foot and struggling to walk.”

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* multiple sclerosis = đa xơ cứng

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"At the eleventh hour" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Twisted Photo on Unsplash.

'At the eleventh hour' nghĩa là vào phút cuối/cơ hội cuối (như giờ thứ 11, trước nửa đêm/cuối ngày).

Ví dụ
Trump is right to blast the Democrats' detention center cap as "a brand-new demand" made at the eleventh hour.

The HSE have released an update on patient appointments after the nurses' strike was suspended at the eleventh hour.

THERESA MAY was today accused of seeking to run down the clock on Brexit to “blackmail” MPs into backing her plans at the eleventh hour.

Troubled UK regional airline Flybe was saved from bankruptcy at the eleventh hour having already met insolvency advisers while it was negotiating a deal to keep it trading.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

"One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after" nghĩa là gì?

mùa xanh lá vội ru em miệt mài. Photo by Andalucía Andaluía on Unsplash.

'One hour's sleep before midnight is worth two after' nghĩa là ngủ trước nửa đêm khiến bạn khỏe khoắn, nhiều sức sống hơn là ngủ sau nửa đêm -> cụm từ này khuyến khích bạn đi ngủ sớm.

Ví dụ
The time at which you wake up has a big role in how refreshed you feel. Everybody experiences four different stages of sleep overnight — stages one, two, three and REM or rapid eye movement sleep — that repeat once every 90 minutes or so. REM is the period of sleep in which you dream. "The secret to refreshing sleep is to wake up naturally after a sustained period of REM," Dr. Neel Burton writes for Psychology Today. "There is wisdom in the old saying that "one hour’s sleep before midnight is worth two after.""

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Keep banker's hours" nghĩa là gì?

Bank of England, London, United Kingdom. Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash.

'Keep banker's hours' nghĩa là làm việc/hoạt động, mở cửa (kinh doanh, vận hành,...) dưới 8 tiếng một ngày.

Ví dụ
As a crisis communications manager and media trainer for executives, I always have to be “on” and ready for anything. Because I don’t keep banker’s hours – working early, late and weekends if required – I generally take Fridays off.

While the thrum of a hospital continues through the night, some surgery center doctors keep banker’s hours. That means patients whose surgeries end later in the day are sometimes left in the care of one or two nurses for up to 23-hour stays. Some patients have been sent home to grapple with (vật lộn với) complications (biến chứng) on their own.

Consumers are often annoyed when businesses only seem to keep banker’s hours. Consumers don’t all work banker’s hours and need to be able to contact a company any time of the day or night for assistance. A chatbot can be that point of contact that can assist with general questions or direct parties to the appropriate method of handling a more serious issue.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

"Read 'em and weep" nghĩa là gì?

Tiền có kiếm như nước rồi cũng sẽ trôi hết, Tay không trắng tay lại về không? Photo by Analise Benevides on Unsplash.

'Read 'em and weep' = read it and weep = đọc và khóc đi -> nghĩa là nghe/biết tin dữ/tin xấu; (trong chơi bài bạc) nhìn kết quả và mếu đi, mày thua/tao thắng rồi.

Ví dụ
Read it and weep — a nurse's memoir about life in the NHS.

Statistics can be massaged and misleading, but there’s no debating the enormity of the Colts’ proclivity (tuyên bố) for making things much harder than they need to be. In the influential takeaway-giveaway category, read ‘em and weep: the Colts are a minus-3 in turnovers (10 takeaways, 13 giveaways), and a league-worst and staggering minus-34 differential in points scored off turnovers.

Want to know what Mark Zuckerberg and his underlings really think about us users? Get ready to read ’em and weep: against the wishes of the Facebook CEO, the UK parliament’s inquiry into fake news has published confidential (tối mật) correspondence (văn thư, trao đổi) between Zuck and his staff. That correspondence has some revealing stuff in it.

You don’t need to be obnoxious (đáng ghét, khả ố) but you need to be prepared to talk about your business. As Brittany Hearst, author of the best-selling book “Influencer” and a mega-influencer in her own right said: “If you're not telling your own story, someone else will tell it for you.” So, it’s entirely up to you — control the dialog or read it and weep.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

"Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone" nghĩa là gì?

để cho em khóc... Photo by kevin laminto kvc on Unsplash.

'Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone' nghĩa là khi bạn vui vẻ, mọi người sẽ muốn ở bên cạnh bạn và cùng chung vui, còn khi bạn buồn, mọi người sẽ lánh bạn.

Ví dụ
Laugh, and the world laughs with you, Weep, and you weep alone. Drink alone, and the world assumes you must be weeping, and silently judges you for your lack of a drinking buddy.

It is rare these days for people to come together socially without a happy occasion to necessitate it. This gathering of people around food, drink, dance and music generates the inevitable sense that to be with others is to come together in joy. To quote the pedestrian: laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.

"Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone." Ella Wheeler Wilcox may not have known it while writing Poems of Passion and Solitude, but she unlocked a secret to being a fantastic flirter: smile. Smiling triggers two psychological phenomena in people. The first is self-perception theory*. The second phenomenon is emotional contagion**.

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* As noted by Professors Simone Schnall and James D. Laird of Clark University, self-perception theory posits that if you act as though you are experiencing a certain emotion, you will feel that emotion. "In that sense, feelings are the consequences of behavior, not the causes: We feel happy because we smile, and angry because we scowl," they write.

** Happy people are more approachable, more attractive, and more enjoyable to be in relationships with because their happiness infects us. Morose (buồn bã, rầu rĩ, ủ ê) people, in contrast, bring others down and are anything but approachable when moping (chán nản, rầu rĩ, thẫn thờ, ủ rũ) in a corner.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

"Whomp up" nghĩa là gì?

không nghĩ là anh mời bạn tới nhà, nhưng em sẽ làm một bữa ra trò nhanh thôi... Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash.

'Whomp up' nghĩa là làm/sửa soạn cái gì đó nhanh chóng (thường là bữa ăn); đánh bại ai/đội nào nhanh chóng, hạ gục.

Ví dụ
It is so easy to whomp up phony comparisons and destroys kids' and teachers' egos.

You can tell him some of those stories you whomp up. From his picture, he seems to be a patient human.

Like Little Caesars' famous Hot-N-Ready pizzas, Loaded Crazy Bread Bites are guaranteed warm and ready for pickup between 4-8 p.m. every day. Any other time, Little Caesars will whomp up a fresh batch for you, you'll just have to wait a few minutes.

Your marching orders are for you to take saw, ax or hatchet and whomp up on an eastern red cedar. It's a noxious, weedy thing that has long outlived its welcome.

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"Weep buckets" nghĩa là gì?

yêu không hối tiếc... Photo by Ben White on Unsplash.

'Weep buckets' nghĩa là khóc nức nở, khóc như mưa.

Ví dụ
One of the main reasons for choosing a negative avatar is that the vamp (người đàn bà mồi chài đàn ông) has much more to do, as opposed to the dukhiyari female lead. It is also more fun to make someone cry on screen, rather than weep buckets yourself.

The Fault in Our Stars, the super-sad film that's been making audiences weep buckets since it opened in theaters June 6, naturally invites comparisons to an earlier super-sad film that made audiences weep buckets 44 years ago.

How I longed to revisit the hall, witness to me weep buckets in the dark. Watching schmaltzy flicks like Love Story, which told smitten (day dứt) teens love means never having to say you're sorry (absurd advice, we soon realised) and left girls pining equally for Ryan O'Neal's baby face and Ali MacGraw's thick eyebrows.

Get ready to weep buckets as Cass Hunter’s exploration of humankind’s complex relationship with technology spills over into a haunting and emotional journey that will tug hard on your heartstrings, and leave you questioning the pros and cons of cutting-edge robotics.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

"Enough to make the angels weep" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Anastasia Dulgier on Unsplash.

'Enough to make the angels weep' = quá chừng/quá tệ khiến thiên thần cũng phải khóc/nhỏ nước mắt -> nghĩa là quá khủng khiếp (đau khổ, kinh hoàng), thậm tệ, ghê gớm (khó có thể chịu nổi), đau buồn, lo âu, lo lắng... tới mức làm lung lay nền tảng đức tin/niềm hy vọng của ai đó.

Ví dụ
It is enough to make the angels weep to see a great mass of America's wealthy and better-class sons full of zeal and fire with interest in the surging hundreds of the sisterhood of shame and death.

Most human beings are, unfortunately, ugly enough without putting glasses upon them, and to disfigure any of the really beautiful faces that we have with such contrivances is surely as bad as putting an import tax upon art. As for putting glasses upon a child it is enough to make the angels weep.

'The sinking ship is Poland'. And yet the ship does not sink, and in this and other respects there is a disconcerting buoyancy about the novel. Its edgy laughter touches even the most serious elements: the mysterious objects, for example, becomes 'an infernal joke' and a 'joke from hell', while the fateful event is 'funny enough to make the angels weep'.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

"Weeps her heart out" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Asdrubal luna on Unsplash.

'Weep one's heart out' nghĩa là khóc sướt mướt, khóc nức nở, thổn thức.

Ví dụ
Neha Kakkar weeps her heart out during special Maa episode.

Amrutha weeps her heart out. She promises to do anything it takes to work a plan to set him out of prison.

There Adele was, weeping her heart out on stage at the 2012 Grammys, clutching one of her six trophies she won for ‘21,’ that year, and giving her emotional thanks to everyone in the room who helped to make it happen.

Apart from a little girl who teases him, his only confidant is a slightly older boy, with whom he makes the morning trek to the fields to relieve himself. The friend is not unduly concerned about the adoption, but the two decide that one way of finding out the mother’s feelings is to check if she cries for him—this after Chaitu sees an old Marathi film on TV, with actress Jayshree Gadkar weeping her heart out. Chaitu decides to go missing for a night—the mother does cry, but when he gets home, he also gets a thrashing.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

"The wee small hours" nghĩa là gì?

tiệc tùng đêm khuya. Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash.

'The wee small hours (of the night/morning)' nghĩa là ngay sau nửa đêm, những giờ phút rất sớm sau nửa đêm.

Ví dụ
If you remember partying (tiệc tùng) until the wee small hours in Wakefield 15 years ago, we might have your photo here.

WELCOME back, Winterwatch (BBC1) where a hi-tech night camera caught an owl (cú đêm) sitting in a tree in the pitch-black (tối đen như mực) wee small hours.

For tennis fans in the U.S., the biggest challenge in following the action will be the 16-hour time difference between the tournament (giải đấu) in Melbourne and the east coast of the United States. That means the men's and women's singles finals (chung kết đơn nam) will begin in the wee small hours of Friday and Saturday morning in our part of the globe (địa cầu).

The spectacle (quang cảnh, cảnh tượng, trình diễn/biểu diễn) that unfolds on YouTube can be seen as a sad commentary (bình luận, chú thích, dẫn giải) on the diminished wattage of today’s pop stars versus those of Sinatra’s era. Those inclined to a more sanguine (lạc quan, đầy hy vọng, tin tưởng; đỏ, hồng hào) interpretation, however, might submit the video as evidence that the Rat Pack spirit – guys and dolls bumping and grinding into the wee small hours – remains alive and well in the 21st century.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

"Wear too many hats" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Artem Bali on Unsplash.

'Wear too many hats' = đội quá nhiều chiếc mũ -> nghĩa là nhận quá nhiều nhiệm vụ/vai trò cùng một lúc.

Ví dụ
Sometimes, when we wear too many hats, take on too much work, instead of becoming more productive, our productivity actually decreases.

We know restaurant owners, chefs, and managers, more often than not, wear too many hats, leading to upwards of 60 to 80+ hours of work per week.

Roles required people to wear too many hats, which meant some areas such as player and coaching development received more attention than others such as club and school engagement and development.

Most business owners would likely agree that it's common to wear too many hats, yet at some point it becomes impossible to self-manage all of the responsibilities that come along with running a multimillion-dollar business.

Friday, February 1, 2019

"Weak in the knees" nghĩa là gì?

khiến tôi bủn rủn chân tay. Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse on Unsplash.

'Weak in the knees' = yếu đầu gối -> nghĩa là 'muốn quỵ xuống' (khi trải qua một cảm giác mạnh, lo lắng hay hạnh phúc); gục ngã, quỵ ngã...

Ví dụ
The Baskin-Robbins' February menu will make you not only weak in the knees but also a puddle on the floor.

Here are 8 tried and tested classy ways to wear formals in winter that will turn all the heads (and get the ladies weak in the knees).

While we are totally going weak in the knees with his Instagram debut, looks like fans also can't stop welcoming Aditya Roy Kapur - the actor.

In a nude and dark blue gown, Madhuri Dixit is painting a perfect picture and we are smitten (bị tác động sâu sắc bởi (một cảm xúc), day dứt, say mê): The diva recently decked herself up for an event last night and her photos are making us go weak in the knees.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Weak in the head" nghĩa là gì?

lưng khỏe... Photo by Eduardo Prim on Unsplash.

'Weak in the head' = đầu yếu/kém -> nghĩa là ngu đần; "lưng khỏe, đầu yếu" -> ám chỉ nông dân, quê mùa.

Ví dụ
Strong in the back and weak in the head is a term that farmers were familiar with when jobs on the farm were back-breaking, tedious and when health and well-being were not the prime consideration. Much has changed at Stugdale Farm near Flaxton where a young John Rycroft would muck out the fold yard with a gripe - a four-pronged fork.

He was always enormously likeable, even when we were in disagreement. But then once again, in recent years as other people everywhere appeared to go weak in the head, Trevor Phillips turns out to be among the few adults left in the room. His interventions (can thiệp) in Britain’s public debate (thảo luận công khai) these days are always thoughtful (thâm trầm, sâu sắc; có suy nghĩ, chín chắn, thận trọng), humane (nhân đạo, nhân đức, nhân văn; động lòng trắc ẩn), informed and always worth listening to.

We did not talk about depression growing up. There was no time to be “weak in the head” and I cannot remember anyone in our family—immediate or extended—seeing a mental health counselor. Maybe it was the stigma, the cost or both, but my mother never took a day off. “Mental health days” were for white people. This is not unique to black culture, but we did not seek treatment for depression (trầm cảm), drug addictions, alcoholism, post-traumatic stress (căng thẳng hậu sang chấn) or any number of other maladies (bệnh tật, chứng bệnh; tệ nạn, tình trạng không lành mạnh) that beset (quấy rối, gây phiền toái; bao vây, vây quanh) us. We were supposed to be bigger than whatever it was.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

"Weak as a kitten" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Roxanne Desgagnés on Unsplash.

'(As) weak as a kitten' = yếu như mèo con -> nghĩa là rất yếu đuối/mềm yếu, mong manh, dễ bị tổn thương, không đủ khả năng hoàn toàn tự bảo vệ mình.

Ví dụ
Especially in the absence of David Warner and Steve Smith, Australia's batting seems as weak as a kitten.

Weak as a kitten, but determined to search for and hopefully find the athlete in me again, I knew instinctively (theo bản năng, do bản năng) that pursuing (theo đuổi) sport (môn thể thao) would help save me.

She was as weak as a kitten and she sat in the emergency department (phòng cấp cứu). Eventually I got a very nice nurse (y tá) to bring her in and get her on a trolley (xe đẩy) because she was about to faint (ngất).

He practically had to lift me into it the first few times, as I was weak as a kitten, but he’s always there to lift me up, body and soul, grant my wish, be by my side, make me happy. I’m so blessed to have a truly good, strong, tall, gentle man to lean on in every moment of weakness.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" nghĩa là gì?

mệt lắm rồi... Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash.

'The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak' nghĩa là (ai đó) có mong muốn, ý định để làm/thay đổi điều gì (có ích/có lợi) nhưng thiếu nghị lực/quyết tâm/động cơ thúc đẩy để thực hiện.

Ví dụ
One infamous AI fail was biblical: Matthew 26:41 “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” machine translated to “the vodka is strong but the meat is soft” when reversed from Russian.

Star turns of the tasting menu include a vivid tower of beetroot (củ cải đường), ricotta (pho mát ý trắng, mềm) and smoked eel (lươn hun khói), a lobster (tôm hùm) tail made doubly rich with deep carrot and caramel flavours — and that cheeseboard, so alluring it's embarrassing not to be able to do it more justice. We try. We really try. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak and brimful. We've been utterly vanquished by Alyn Williams at the Westbury, but in the most pleasurably genteel (quý phái, thượng lưu, trưởng giả), Mayfair-esque way possible.

For decades, Philip has put duty first, whatever the cost. During the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it meant shivering without a coat in the rain for four hours during the Thames river pageant. It was Philip, a brave young wartime naval officer, who particularly wanted a waterborne tribute to his wife of 64 years, and the Queen was happy to do it his way. It must have occurred to palace advisers that for this couple of such great age to spend the entire time on their feet was at least unwise and at worst, foolish. But Prince Philip is stubborn, and while fit young people all around this upright, elderly man wilted in the long hours of a wet and chilly afternoon on the river, he stuck to the business at hand. The upshot was an infection and a stay in hospital. It was partly because of that experience that the prince decided to retire. ‘The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,’ he laughingly told one retainer at the time.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Olivia Bauso on Unsplash.

'A chain is no stronger than its weakest link' = sợi xích không khỏe hơn mắt yếu nhất (của nó) -> nghĩa là nếu một phần (của cái gì/điều gì) yếu (kém), nó sẽ ảnh hưởng/gây nguy hại tới tính toàn vẹn, chất lượng, hiệu lực/tác dụng của tổng thể.

Ví dụ
It’d also be nice if he offered us more of his crackpot (người có suy nghĩ lập dị), faux (giả mạo, nhái)-profound, down-home (giản dị, không phô trương, bình dị), reverse-Confucian sayings – usually along the lines of “Some say a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, but I say a weak is no chainer than its linkest strong” – but beggars can’t be choosers.

A recent case study revealed that the fraudulent (không trung thực, lừa dối; chiếm đoạt được hoặc làm được bằng cách lừa đảo, phi pháp) use of paper catch certificates, and lack of an EU-wide system for cross-checking import documents, means unscrupulous (không có nguyên tắc đạo đức) operators can still play the system and find the weakest links to get their illegal catch to market. As the old adage has it, a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Action is urgently needed to ensure that EU countries act robustly and in concert, supported by fit-for-purpose modern tools, to effectively shut out illegal catch and maintain the Union’s deserved reputation as a global leader in this field.

He believes that this problem is the key obstacle to industrial growth in Serbia and the Balkans. “In winter Serbian cities choke with smoke as the major fuels in our country are still wood and coal. Investors are not satisfied with our gas infrastructure. And this all is a big obstacle to our economic growth. The EU knows that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link and the weakest link is the Balkans. The Americans are forcing the Europeans to be tough on Russia, but they cannot do it at the expense of the German economy. Serbia lets them do it – we consume just 2 billion cubic meters a year and we have fallen victims to global gas politics,” Djukic said.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

"A committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours" nghĩa là gì?

đúng là chúng ta họp hành quá nhiều. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

'A committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours' có từ minutes là phút và cũng có nghĩa là biên bản (cuộc họp); cụm từ này nghĩa đen là 'ủy ban là một nhóm người giữ/tiết kiệm từng phút nhưng lãng phí hàng giờ' (chơi chữ từ minute) -> nghĩa là các ủy ban thường mất rất nhiều thời gian/rất lâu để hoàn thành việc gì (nếu có hoàn thành được).

Ví dụ
Elbert Hubbard once said that a committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. Herbert Prochnow once joked that a committee of three gets things done if two don't show up.

It’s often said that a committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours. If you don’t want your meeting to be a waste of time then make sure you take minutes. The reason for the meeting should be included in the minutes, what the meeting was about, when it took place, where it was held and who attended.

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