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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

"Bandit territory" nghĩa là gì?

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"Bandit territory" = vùng đất trộm cắp -> nghĩa là nơi pháp luật không thể thực thi, không ai quan tâm đến các luật lệ.

Ví dụ
Niger, about twice the size of France and two-thirds (hai phần ba) desert, has long boasted dinosaur riches (phong phú). Countless bones poke through the sand. Paleontologists (nhà cổ sinh vật học) face a sweltering (ngột ngạt) trek through bandit territory to reach what researchers call the continent’s (lục địa) most diverse mix of extinct giants.

Is there any connection between Turkey and recent Islamic insurgency (nổi loạn) in natural gas rich Mozambique, given its hunger for natural gas?… The North-West of Nigeria is now bandit territory. The North-East is a cauldron of death.

By his intelligent and forceful leadership without thought of his own personal safety, by great physical exertion and by suffering many hardships, Lieutenant Puller surmounted (vượt qua) all obstacles and dealt five successive and severe blows against organized banditry in the Republic of Nicaragua.

A huge swathe (vùng rộng) of the north is now bandit territory. Most of us know where our cattle are, but we cannot retrieve them. Abducted women and young girls hardly ever return.

Ngọc Lân

“Artificial language” nghĩa là gì?


“Artificial language” = ngôn ngữ nhân tạo -> nghĩa là ngôn ngữ được phát minh cho mục đích cụ thể (ví dụ: chương trình máy tính).

Ví dụ
To find out, the researchers tested how people learned new words and sentence by giving adults an artificial language to learn. They invented a language spoken by aliens (người ngoài hành tinh) and showed people sentences in alien language alongside scenes showing aliens carrying out different actions.

This proves the nobility of the noble (quý tộc, cao quý), famous Northern language, which is superior (vượt trội hơn) to Latin, which Dante considers an artificial language. In fact, the vernacular (tiếng bản xứ, địa phương) is a natural language that is learned without study from birth. Dante reconstructs the global history of languages ​​beginning with Adam and Eve. It analyzes fourteen types of vernaculars based on geography.

According to the report, the global revenue assurance market will witness significant growth in 2020 and is anticipated to follow the trend until the end of the analysis period. This rise is due to a growing demand for strong validation (hiệu lực, phê chuẩn) systems, as well as a growing awareness of the value of revenue assurance systems in detecting revenue leakages (lọt ra) among the general public. In addition, the growing trend of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into revenue assurance systems is expected to fuel market growth in the coming years. This AI is used to detect genuine transactions by using cutting-edge technology such as data mining, cloud computing, deep learning, and artificial language. All these aforementioned factors provide lucrative investment opportunities in the industry.

Ka Tina

“An honest mistake” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Debora Cardenas

“An honest mistake” = sai lầm chân thành -> nghĩa là lỗi không cố ý, không có ý định hãm hại hay trục lợi (ai trong hoàn cảnh đó cũng đều mắc sai lầm cả).

Ví dụ
After a Boston vaccine clinic opened its doors to local residents over 18 Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker called it an “honest mistake” that would not happen again. Currently, only people who are older than 55 or have one health condition are eligible for the vaccine. But on Monday, the Russell Auditorium vaccine site in Dorchester allowed local residents of any age to get the vaccine, appointment or not.

‘Even many Germans can’t understand how the German tax system works – but you shouldn’t be afraid of it. If you make an honest mistake, tax authorities are more than willing to work with you’, he told us, continuing “Getting an understanding of the basics, and some of the most common terminology, can get you a long way there.”

It's an honest mistake and probably one that ensured John Bishop won't leak any bigger secrets about his character in Doctor Who going forward. In the meantime, fans will stay ever vigilant in their quest to press spoilers out of those in the know on the show, and maybe confirm one way or another whether this coming season will actually be Jodie Whittaker's last.

Ka Tina

“An elder statesman” nghĩa là gì?


“An elder statesman” -> nghĩa là chính trị gia lão thành; chuyên gia có uy tín lớn; tiền bối về một lĩnh vực cụ thể ("cây đa cây đề").

Ví dụ
As an elder statesman, however, Mondale was an ideal Ambassador to Japan. He, and Foley after him, dealt with the sensitive issue of a large American troop presence on Okinawa, and publicized sexual assault cases involving U.S. servicemembers.

Colin Blackwell has enjoyed a career season with the New York Rangers. He’s an elder statesman, aged 27, on one of the youngest teams in the league. Colin knew that the success he now enjoys was not guaranteed. Ice time never is guaranteed in the National Hockey League.

Yachty’s 2016 hit “Minnesota,” which had the treacly energy of a nursery rhyme, earned the then-17-year-old the title “King of the Teens.” But since then, he’s become an elder statesman of a certain brand of young superstar — and something like the Gen Z answer to Diddy. He collaborated with brands like Nautica and Target; he appeared in the movie How High 2; he signed an endorsement deal with Sprite. Signees to his new label imprint, Concrete Boys, even get an iced-out chain.

Ka Tina

"Shelf life" nghĩa là gì?

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"Shelf life" -> nghĩa là hạn sử dụng của sản phẩm ghi trên bao bì.

Ví dụ
If something such as food, drink or medicine (thuốc thang) has a particular shelf life, it must be used or sold before the end of that period of time.

Olga Kachook, senior manager at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, asks if the FMCG value chain’s fixation (cố định) on shelf life hinders the ability of packaging to prevent food waste.

While the potential for preventing (phòng tránh) food waste - and its associated emissions - with packaging is impressive, the devil is in the details. It’s true that packaging can help prevent food waste by extending shelf life, but it’s not a guaranteed (bảo đảm) fix. Rather, it depends on how the packaging is designed and used in practice.

Once inserted, these sachets (bao, gói) slowly release a vapor (hơi nước) that reduces aging and decay. Hazel says that its sachets can extend the shelf life of produce by up to three times.

Ngọc Lân

"Wool-gathering" nghĩa là gì?

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"Wool-gathering" -> nghĩa là người trong trạng thái mơ mộng, không tập trung vào việc chính, đầu óc trên mây.

Ví dụ
I was hovering somewhere between wool-gathering and a standing nap when a voice said, “Pretty spot.” I think she said it mostly so she wouldn’t startle (làm giật mình) me.

Of course we can claim, and usually do in academic wool-gathering on the issue, that class and racial inequality (bất bình đẳng) start long before the admissions officers get involved. That’s a dodge.

Icebreaker wasn’t exactly wool-gathering when some smart design person conceived (hình thành ý tưởng) the new Stratus long-sleeved hooded jacket.With a few tweaks (chỉnh sửa), this coat could become an ideal equipment addition to any snowshoer’s or cold-weather hiker’s list of must-have items.

Ngọc Lân

"An awkward customer" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Bruce Dixon

"An awkward customer" = khách hàng rắc rối -> nghĩa là người gây rối, phiền hà.

Ví dụ
He was an awkward customer, but I thought that I did enough to win it. "It is what it is, that's boxing.

Djokovic's dramatic demise (để lại, nhượng lại) in New York deprived him of a chance to win an 18th Grand Slam title and move to within one of Rafa Nadal's haul and two shy of Roger Federer's record. He looked relieved after avoiding another setback against the Spaniard he has found such an awkward customer of late.

"I just thought him and Barnesy, for different reasons on Saturday were excellent, Jay with his constant threat with his pace, his running in behind and some of his hold up play, and Barnesy because he's an awkward customer.

Ka Tina

"An aide-mémoire" nghĩa là gì?


"An aide-mémoire" -> nghĩa là bản ghi chép, hình ảnh tóm tắt cho dễ nhớ.

Ví dụ
An aide memoire given to Robertson in February 2020, ahead of the meeting, said that Robertson may like to ask about whether new systems being rolled out at the bank would help prepare it for taking on more government banking.

The fire outbreak affected Camps 8W, 9, 10 and 8E located in Balukhali and Kutupalong areas that accommodate Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. This Gender Alert has been developed by GiHA WG as an aide-memoire of the gender-specific impacts of the fire.

One was for reference, or what the French call an aide memoire, something to jog my memory of a performance I’d seen in the flesh, three-dimensionally, on the stage or in the studio or on a specific site, before I wrote about it. An example of that is watching the six-minute video of Linda K. Johnson’s Polka Dot Square piece, a viewing that verified that one of the dancers performing last October on artist Bill Will’s socially distanced giant polka dots in Pioneer Courthouse Square had been wearing red. Yet it in no way reproduced the joy I had derived from seeing birds doing a flyover, or feeling the chill in the air, or being part of an equally elated audience at the actual event.

Ka Tina

"Active shooter" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Specna Arms

"Active shooter" = bắn súng chủ động -> nghĩa là thủ phạm gây ra vụ nổ súng hàng loạt nhắm vào các nạn nhân ở không gian chật hẹp, đông đúc.

Ví dụ
“There are reports circulating on social media about an active shooter targeting random people in Kankakee, however no one has been shot at this time. Officers will continue to investigate,” Kankakee police said in a post on the city’s Facebook page.

The medical worker took that to mean there was an active shooter and the hospital was placed on lockdown. Carr said they checked the hospital grounds and didn’t find a suspect but did find the victim’s car. “It looks like he drove himself to the hospital after getting shot,’' Carr said. There was no active shooter, and the hospital is off lockdown. The victim is in surgery with serious injuries.

Austin police are still searching for the suspect after three people were killed in a shooting near an apartment complex in the Arboretum area of northwest Austin. The scene was previously reported as a possible active shooter situation, however, Austin Police Department now says it appears it was an isolated domestic event. Police confirmed to KXAN that officers were “following up on leads” related to the shooting in the Elgin area late Sunday night. Around 12 a.m. Monday, KXAN saw multiple police crews leaving the scene.

Ka Tina

Monday, April 19, 2021

"A harebrained idea" nghĩa là gì?

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"A harebrained idea" có harebrained là liều lĩnh -> nghĩa là ý kiến, gợi ý ngu ngốc, không thực tế.

Ví dụ
It may seem like a harebrained idea, but one popular pandemic pet seems to be chickens. The start of the pandemic saw more people buying chickens to raise (nuôi lớn) right in their own backyards and it seems the trend (phong trào) is holding strong. Several pet stores told CBS13 they’ve never seen anything like it.

Asking working Americans to give up even one dime of their future Social Security benefits to survive today’s economic crisis (khủng hoảng) is a harebrained idea that would hurt families for decades to come.

Fortune spoke to four of Peloton’s five cofounders (đồng sáng lập)—the ones who are still with the company—to better understand how they turned a harebrained idea into such a sensation (tin giật gân). The video interview took place in January, and featured John Foley, Peloton’s chief executive, along with his three closest and longest-serving lieutenants.

Chances are, you’ve done at least a couple of big adventure rides in the past that served as de facto (thực tế) events for the simple reason that someone cooked up (nảy ra) a harebrained idea and invited you along.

Ngọc Lân

"Acquired taste" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Toa Heftiba

"Acquired taste" -> nghĩa là lần đầu thử ăn/uống thì mùi vị không ngon lắm nhưng ăn vài lần thì lại thích, ngon; sở thích do quen mà có.

Ví dụ
As a fourth-year, I have evidently aged — and so has my food palette. I am past the blandness (nhạt nhẽo) of the dining halls, along with the basic assumptions of plain avocado toast. As a kid, if I did not like what was for dinner, my dad would always tell me I could have toast, and now I see why. Toast, when done right, is life-saving. As a self-identified foodie with an acquired taste, I can say avocado toast should not be basic because it just might save your year.

As I said earlier Citroen as a brand is very much an acquired taste but for those that love French style and character it offers a real point of difference. There’s a real charm to current Citroen’s and the small C3 five-door hatch I’ve just driven has a certain funkiness that’s’ very appealing. A 1.2-litre three-cylinder six speed automatic at $28,990 with five-years/unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance and a real bonus of five-years free service.

There’s a reason bleu cheese, olives, and wasabi don’t appear on kids' menus: All three ingredients have assertive flavors that would turn off most children with functioning taste receptors. But something interesting happens after several years of development—many of the same kids that used to gag at anything bitter or funky start to accept, or actively seek out, those same bold flavors in their diets. This change has nothing to do with maturing taste buds. Rather, it can be explained by the purely psychological phenomenon of acquired taste.

Ka Tina

"Landslide victory" nghĩa là gì?

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"Landslide victory" -> nghĩa là thắng lớn trong bầu cử; thắng phiếu lớn.

Ví dụ
Benin's constitutional (hiến pháp) court on Thursday approved the provisional results of this week's election giving President Patrice Talon a landslide victory after he faced only two little-known opponents.

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa is confident (tự tin) of a ZANU PF landslide victory in the 2023 harmonised elections on account of Government’s success in stabilising (làm ổn định) and growing the economy.

On the 10th of April, the small but strategically (chiến lược) important country of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa re-elected Ismaël Omar Guelleh, the incumbent, as president for the fifth time, in what was apparently a landslide victory.

Neither Russia nor the US has commented on Lukashenko's assertions (xác nhận). The Belarus strongman has been in power since 1994 and claimed a landslide victory in the 2020 presidential election ruled fraudulent by the opposition and Western countries.

Ngọc Lân

"Open-door policy" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Egor Myznik

"Open-door policy" = chính sách mở cửa -> nghĩa là chính phủ khuyến khích, ủng hộ nhập cư, du lịch, trao đổi thương mại, đầu tư nước ngoài.

Ví dụ
NATO has an open door policy, but Ukraine unlikely to walk through it any time soon, German officials say amid Donbass escalations.

You see, in my house, there is an open-door policy. Literally, my garage door is a revolving door all throughout the evenings and weekends when we are home. Any of these babies in my neighborhood are welcome at any time.

One of those has been an open door policy to not only his office but the Gamecock offensive meeting rooms to give players a glimpse behind the curtain, so to speak, and a chance to see how coaches are evaluating practice as it goes. “All comers can come up there. It’s amazing how much they can learn in that environment,” Satterfield said. “They can see how you’re working and watching the tape and how they fit in. Slowly but surely it turns into us the players and you the coaches to we, the South Carolina Gamecocks.” He’s not sure if other coaches do it or the frequency of it across college football but wanted to do it at South Carolina because it helps bring guys closer together.

Ka Tina

Sunday, April 18, 2021

"The front runner" nghĩa là gì?

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"The front runner" -> nghĩa là người có nhiều khả năng chiến thắng trong cuộc đua, bầu cử. 

Ví dụ
But being the front-runner brings with it an added level of scrutiny, and "Nomadland" has come in for its share of criticism (chỉ trích) since its release in theaters and on Hulu in February.

The Sixers All-Star big man Joel Embiid had a slow start to this past week, but by the end of the past five-game stretch, he showed why he should still be the front runner of the MVP (người chơi giỏi nhất). That is the reason why he’s earned this player of the week.

“Dil Raju is keen to have Prashanth Neel as the director for his mega budget (chi phí khủng) Pan-South Indian film with Thalapathy Vijay and the actor too has shown his interest on collaborating (hợp tác) with a powerhouse of talent like Prashanth. Vijay, Raju and Prashanth have met once recently to discuss the potential collaboration, and the meet ended on a positive note. Dil Raju and Vijay have asked Prashanth to develop (phát triển) a subject and more meetings will take place in the coming few months, before they lock onto all aspects of the film” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that, Prashanth Neel is the front runner to direct the mega collaboration of Vijay and Dil Raju.

To be clear, the reason why Embiid’s not the current front runner is that he recently missed 10 games due to a knee injury (chấn thương). Between injuries and COVID-19 protocols Embiid has missed a total of 18 games and in a season when teams only play 72 games instead of 82 games that is a major factor.

Ngọc Lân

"Fishing expedition" nghĩa là gì?

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"Fishing expedition" = cuộc đi câu -> nghĩa là làm mọi cách để lấy được thông tin.

Ví dụ
A judge characterized subpoenas (hầu tòa) filed by a plaintiff’s attorney in an Antrim County lawsuit as a “fishing expedition,” as he ruled clerks in four Michigan counties do not need to provide election data as part of discovery in the case.

They call it an overly burdensome (nặng nề) and irrelevant “fishing expedition” that is “designed to harass (rầy vò)” public election officials. Similar subpoenas were also served to county clerks in Wayne, Kent, Charlevoix and Oakland counties.

Plaintiff’s counsel (nhóm luật sư) has essentially admitted he is engaging in an improper fishing expedition when he acknowledged (nhận biết) that there was no evidence of impropriety in Macomb County’s election but he still wanted to see if Macomb County’s computers were ‘dirty’.

She fought giving the government power to do a “fishing expedition” into our library, health and gun records. Now I’m hopeful our delegation (phái đoàn) stands together to protect our privacy, by defeating S. 1. Congressman Don Young has already voted no.

Ngọc Lân

Saturday, April 17, 2021

"Pillow talk" nghĩa là gì?

Get ready!!! Photo courtesy: michael ackroyd

"Pillow talk" = câu chuyện bên gối -> nghĩa là câu chuyện thân tình giữa đôi tình nhân, vợ chồng (trên giường).

Ví dụ
MPs are being urged to slap a code of conduct on Carrie Symonds to stop “pillow talk” meddling at No 10. Boris Johnson ’s fiancée, 32, has been accused of interfering in policy decisions and getting top jobs for her mates.

Netflix is engaging in some pillow talk with the debut of “Headspace Guide to Sleep,” a seven-ep, short-form series that debuts Wednesday, April 28. The second of three series with Headspace and Vox Media Studios, the new series will address the myths and facts behind getting a good night’s rest.

Who knew gene editing could make for such romantic pillow talk? Mendel (Tenoch Huerta), who immigrated from Mexico to New York city after a tumultuous childhood, is telling his girlfriend how he uses CRISPR, the Berkeley-developed gene editing tool, to study the evolution of butterflies. “Son of Monarchs” is seemingly tailor made for Sundance’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, but with its overstuffed plot, the visually strong film buckles under a coterie of irrelevant, undefined characters.

Ngân Nguyễn

"Starter marriage" nghĩa là gì?

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"Starter marriage" = hôn nhân cho nguời mới bắt đầu -> nghĩa là cuộc hôn nhân đầu ngắn ngủi, kết thúc trong êm đẹp, không con cái, không chia tài sản.

Ví dụ
I’d dreamt about being a writer in the electric city from the time I was a teen sneaking in by myself on the Long Island Rail Road, and people-watching all around Manhattan. I moved there in my mid-20s after a failed suburban (ngoại ô) starter marriage.

It was a whirlwind (gió lốc) courtship. He visited me in Paris, where I was the recipient of a research fellowship, and after six months we married. But it didn’t last. I call it my starter marriage.

“Yeah, I’m skipping (bỏ qua) over my first husband,” she said. “He was just a rebound (nảy lên) after the disaster with [singer] Eric B. It was a starter marriage that lasted five months, and frankly, it’s not interesting enough to talk about.”

At 18, she was already in a starter marriage, to a physically abusive (quấy rối) artist-hack named Jason Bean, whom she supported by waitressing and modeling (and who bought a green Jaguar with her earnings that she wasn’t allowed to drive), living in dank (ẩm ướt) and gothic squalor (dơ dáy, bẩn thỉu) in one room of his grandmother’s Bronxville apartment with a vicious uncaged bird and two murky fish tanks.

Ngọc Lân

Friday, April 16, 2021

"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?

"Time-honoured practice" nghĩa là gì?

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"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.

Ngọc Lân

“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.

Ka Tina

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