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Sunday, September 15, 2019

"Backdoor man" nghĩa là gì?

Anh là ai? Photo by Romain Lours

"Backdoor man" = Người đàn ông bất chính/đi cửa sau -> Người đàn ông ngoại tình với phụ nữ đã kết hôn.

Ví dụ
Something for the Weekend, Sir? I want to be your backdoor man. Or so asserted (xác nhận) Robert Plant at the end of Whole Lotta Love. Hey ho.

As she sings, she alternates (xen kẽ, luân phiên) between declaring (tuyên bố), “You’re my backdoor man” and “I’m your backdoor man,” claiming the sexuality that Howlin’ Wolf and Jim Morrison put into the song for herself. Krieger plays a slippery, melodic solo before passing it over to Navarro for a flashier, metal-tinged blues lead and Orianthi for her own gritty (cứng cỏi, bạo dạn) instrumental break.

Backdoor man: Remember when President Donald Trump told senators last year that he didn’t want immigrants (những người nhập cư) coming from African nations he disparaged (làm ô danh, miệt thị) as “shithole countries”? He’s now set to make that happen, having ordered a crackdown (sự trừng trị thẳng tay) on immigration from countries responsible for immigrants who “overstay” their visas. Doug Rand looks at the policy that could lead the way to yet another travel ban.

Bin Kuan

"Angry young man" nghĩa là gì?

Dòng đời xô đẩy, xô qua xô lại, rồi bồ tôi đâu? Photo by Caleb George

"Angry young man" = Chàng trai trẻ nổi cáu -> Chỉ các chàng trai trẻ nổi loạn và chống đối những quan điểm giá trị và tiêu chuẩn xã hội truyền thống.

Ví dụ
For this angry young man in a 1989 Ford Thunderbird, driving is a microcosm (mô hình thu nhỏ) of what’s wrong with the world, and I’ve had it.

Maron, who also supplies the film’s very tasty guitar-led blues score, brings his appealing brand of rebellious individualism (chủ nghĩa cá nhân) and increasingly grizzled (khóc sốt ruột lên) angry-young-man vibe (rung cảm). Shelton lights up the screen as Mel’s ex and makes you want to know more about their time in New York when he was in a band and they played at being the new Sid & Nancy.

Achilles’ passions define him. If you asked him, he might say he is the angry young man, but Homer shows there is no future in it. Take his prize, his love, and he will grow anger and he has not learned to say “no” to his anger. Instead, Achilles blames the king, the gods, his fate. We are what we are, obviously, but Achilles learns too late that what we are, what we feel, is not the same as “should.”

Bin Kuan

"The grand old man" nghĩa là gì?

Tầm vóc người nghệ sĩ. Photo by  Sven Read

"The grand old man" = Người đàn ông lớn tuổi cấp cao -> Người đàn ông có vị thế cao và được kính nể trong tổ chức hoặc xã hội.

Ví dụ
The grand old man of classic ragtime (nhạc ractim cổ điển), boogie and blues stands as a Chicago treasure (báu vật), keeping alive traditions otherwise consigned to the history books and very old vinyl.

Scola, the grand old man of basketball, finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds (sự bật, nẩy lên) and two assists (kiến tạo, hỗ trợ). He was given a huge ovation (sự tung hô) when he stepped off the court near the end.

Without the help of Naoroji, Ranchhodlal Chhotalal’s entrepreneurial dream (giấc mơ khởi nghiệp) — to build a textile empire (đế quốc vải dệt) — would not have been fulfilled in 1861. Today marks the 194th birth anniversary Naoroji, hailed as the Grand Old Man of India.

Bin Kuan

Saturday, September 14, 2019

"Grease monkey" nghĩa là gì?

Yêu anh này anh có xe 4 bánh ^^ Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

"Grease monkey" là từ dùng để chỉ những người thợ máy, đặc biệt là những người làm việc với các máy móc như máy bay hoặc ô tô.

Ví dụ
Miller is no ordinary grease monkey. He is an expert witness (nhân chứng) in many auto liability (trách nhiệm pháp lý) cases (vụ kiện) working for plaintiff's lawyers (luật sư nguyên đơn) and insurers.

TechForce Foundation is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to reposition the image of the transportation industry technician from “grease monkey” to skilled professional and highlight their earning potential.

Raised in Dorchester, Rodman developed a love affair with automobiles at a young age, and as a teenager worked on the cars of friends and relatives after school and on weekends. Smitten (phải lòng) by this informal tryout (sự thử) as a grease monkey, he dropped out of high school for a full-time job as a laundry truck mechanic (thợ sửa xe tải). He later enlisted (gia nhập) in the U.S. Army, where he received additional training as a mechanic.

Hậu Giang

Bài trước: "Banana oil" nghĩa là gì?

"A ladies' man" nghĩa là gì?

Chàng trai của bao cô gái khao khát. Photo by  Christiana Rivers

"A ladies' man" = Người đàn ông của các quý bà -> Người đàn ông dễ dàng tán tỉnh, ve vãn các phụ nữ và đặc biệt nhằm mục đích "having sex" với họ. Cụm danh từ này cũng chỉ những người đàn ông thích làm ở công ty của những người phụ nữ thành đạt và được thành công cùng với họ.

Ví dụ
ANTHONY JOSHUA laughed off claims on Twitter that he is a ladies' man by insisting: "I'm a loyal man."

After revealing that he would appear on a Celebrity Love Island revival "in a heartbeat", ladies' man Calum Best has reportedly signed up for a new reality TV dating show.

Regardless of your personal feelings about Nick Cannon, one thing is for sure: He’s a ladies man. Throughout the course of his lengthy career, he has been affiliated with a number of women like Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, and more. Once upon a time, he dated Christina Milian off-screen but he couldn’t keep his manhood (đàn ông, nhân tính) in his pants so that ended shortly after.

Bin Kuan

"A dirty old man" nghĩa là gì?

Sao phải khổ rứa ông? Photo by  Ben Hershey

"A dirty old man" = Ông già dơ dáy -> Ông già cố tình nói về những đề tài liên quan tới Sex và khiến mọi người khó chịu/không thoải mái hoặc chỉ người đàn ông lớn tuổi luôn nghĩ nhiều tới Sex.

Ví dụ
A Magistrate has branded a 53-year-old Mount Clear man a 'dirty old man' after exposing himself to a female jogger (người chạy bộ) last year.

Johnson also was delightful as Tyrone F. Horneigh, a dirty old man who propositioned (đề xuất) the spinster (người phụ nữ không chồng) Gladys (Ruth Buzzi) on a park bench.

As to Grumpy Old Men, he claims he is not playing a grumpy (cục cằn, gắt gỏng) old man but a "dirty old man. I am a 94 year old grandpa who is a little horny (hứng thú về sex).

Bin Kuan

"Blazing star" nghĩa là gì?

Ngôi sao của anh kìa. Photo by Clarisse Meyer

"Blazing star" = Ngôi sao sáng chói -> Sao chổi

Ví dụ
All the blazing stars in our Solar System may share the same origin story - and it could help explain how life on Earth came to exist.

The astronomical community (cộng đồng thiên văn học) is abuzz (đầy tiếng rì rầm, ồn ào) with the prospect that a recently discovered blazing star may actually have come from beyond our solar system.

In 2014, Rosetta spacecraft became the first spacecraft (tàu vũ trụ) to orbit (đưa vào quỹ đạo) a blazing star and bring us stunning images of its surface. In 2016, it made its final maneuver (sự thao diễn, vận động) when it hard-landed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Rosetta’s comet mission gave us over 400,000 images, and motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl joined forces (lực lượng) to turn them into this breathtaking video.

Bin Kuan

"Button up" nghĩa là gì?

Cài áo vào cho lịch sự đi anh gì ơi!! Photo by: Jens Lindner on Unsplash

"Button up" = cài khuy -> nghĩa là kết thúc công việc, và nghĩa khác là yên lặng (cài phéc mơ tuya mồm lại).

Ví dụ
The Wolf Pack should be able to button up its pass defense (hàng phòng vệ) in this game and stack the box to help stuff Weber State’s stronger running attack. If the Wildcats are making big plays through the air, the Wolf Pack will be in trouble.

That's the combined scores for Abilene Christian and Hardin-Simmons football wins last weekend. We hope McMurry can join the 'Cats and Cowboys in the win column Saturday, when the War Hawks take on longtime rival (đối thủ) Howard Payne. Their game last year took two overtimes (quá giờ) to decide. Maybe it'll take McMurry two quarters this year to button up the Jackets.

It’s time for the unsexiest of revolutions (cuộc cách mạng). Raise your fists (nắm đấm) to the air, cry out loud for the glory of Test cricket and button up to the chin. Without a hint of flesh on show it is time to reclaim (đòi lại) the red-ball game.

Ngọc Lân

"Star-crossed lovers" nghĩa là gì?

Cùng em cao chạy xa bay. Photo by Farica Yang

"Star-crossed lovers" = Cặp đôi/tình yêu bất hạnh -> Hai người yêu nhau bị ép xa nhau vì hoàn cảnh và những tác động bên ngoài điều khiển họ. Đây là cụm danh từ được dùng phổ biến để mô tả bi kịch về hai nhân vật của Shakespeare là Romeo và Juliet.

Ví dụ
THE TRAGIC story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet has seen many versions over the centuries.

A great example of this is the trope (mỹ từ hóa, phép tu từ) of the star-crossed lovers: the type of relationship where the universe, families, circumstances, and even the characters themselves, thwart (phá ngang) the couple’s pairing in every way… and yet despite everything they simply can’t deny the inexplicable (không thể giải thích được) pull towards one another.

At the center of this world are the star-crossed lovers, Cry-Baby and the square rich girl Allison, just a good girl who yearns (khao khát, mong mỏi) to be bad in Cry-Baby's arms. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean (sạch bong lên) boyfriend Baldwin to become a "drape" (màn) (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) (tội phạm vị thành niên ở bang Baltimore) and Cry-Baby's moll (nhân tình, gái điếm).

Bin Kuan

"Bar star" nghĩa là gì?

Tui đang ở mô đây? Photo by Sarthak Navjivan

"Bar star" = Ngôi sao quán bar -> Chỉ người muốn có danh tiếng bằng cách thường xuyên đi tới các quán bar hoặc hộp đêm.

Ví dụ
Bar star Jennifer Colliau made the announcement about her first solo project, Here’s How, almost two years ago. Now after seemingly endless setbacks (sự giảm sút) and permitting, the bar and restaurant is finally open, and filled with Colliau’s signature, self-described cocktail nerdery.

On the early hand, scads (vô số) of males coffee bar star sign owners and managers look much more than most probably to stick to the post quo and mint of keep going victimisation (sự khiển trách, trù dập) schematic advertisement and marketing approaches eve when they keep to decimate receipts (tiêu hao nhiều tiền thu được, biên lai).

du Bois’ trajectory (hành trình) to Northern California, though not its exact course, follows the arrival of another LA bar star, Julian Cox. A James Beard award-nominated bar director, Cox arrived at Tartine Manufactory in San Francisco this year. Both hires represent an added emphasis on spirits and cocktails in Northern California’s competitive fine dining market.

Bin Kuan

"Banana oil" nghĩa là gì?

Ai mua chuối nào! Chuối ngon bổ rẻ! Thật không phét đâu! Photo by Marcelo Colmenero from Burst

"Banana oil" là từ được dùng để ám chỉ những cuộc nói chuyện dông dài, vô nghĩa với những lời nói không thành thật nhằm tâng bốc hoặc xu nịnh.

Ví dụ
Old-timers (người gạo cội/kỳ cựu) would tell you that standards of electoral (liên quan tới bầu cử) rhetoric (thuật hùng biện) have fallen. Banana oil! Electoral rhetoric has always been nasty (kinh tởm, xấu xa). Acid tongue has been an asset (thứ có giá trị/hữu ích) to politicians ever since man became a political animal.

Dust off (làm sạch/phủi bụi) your best Gatsby-era attire (quần áo), learn how to dance the Charleston and practice saying things like "23 skidoo" and "banana oil." The Historic Rossetter House Museum, 1320 Highland Ave., Melbourne, is hosting a '20s-themed fundraising (gây quỹ) party from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

We spoke to Dexter Fletcher recently by phone.
-What are these rumours (tin đồn) that you’re doing a Madonna biopic (phim về cuộc đời của một nhân vật có thật)?
-Somebody asked if it’s something I’d ever do, and I said, ‘Yeah, why not?’ Suddenly I’m doing this Madonna biopic! It’s complete banana oil! [Laughs] Let me just set the record straight: I know there’s talk about it and it’s rubbish.

Hậu Giang

Bài trước: "A dead cat bounce" nghĩa là gì?

"Back-cloth star" nghĩa là gì?

Động tác chi đây? Photo by Vadim Fomenok

"Back-cloth star" = Ngôi sao màn ảnh/sân khấu -> Diễn viên/người biểu diễn làm cho khán giả chỉ tập trung chú ý tới mình trên sân khấu bằng cách đứng vào vị trí làm các diễn viên khác bị che khuất.

Ví dụ
The curtain (bức màn) rises to a grass-green stage against a midnight backcloth and cut-out crescent moon (trăng khuyết).

The backcloth of an audience, Glazunov's music and a stage full of dancers rounded off a splendid (nguy nga, tráng lệ) evening, soon playing at a theatre near you.

In its own earnest way, it is very moving. Acts of decency (sự chỉnh tề, đứng đắn) and heroism register all the more strongly here because they take place against such a grim (nhẫn tâm) backcloth.

They take their places in front of a backcloth and shoot what will become the beloved, dainty (hấp dẫn) dance routine to At the Ball, That’s All, an innocent jewel of a sequence that Laurel and Hardy have down pat. Despite storm clouds gathering, we’re witnessing peak Laurel and Hardy, a heyday (thời hoàng kim, cực thịnh) the pair lonesomely pine for during the rest of this melancholy (u sầu) film.

Bin Kuan

Friday, September 13, 2019

"Blood moon" nghĩa là gì?

Bạn đã từng thấy nguyệt thực chưa? Photo by Federico Beccari

"Blood moon" = Mặt trăng nhuốm máu -> Dấu hiệu về ngày tận thế trong Kinh Thánh/điềm báo.

Ví dụ
This is a partial lunar eclipse, a “half-blood” moon, and it's a truly strange-looking spectacle coming soon to a night sky near you.

North and South America will get the best view of the super "blood moon," as it's known, but Europeans and Africans will also be able to watch (weather permitting). So, let's break down the hype, starting with the eclipse (nguyệt thực).

Skywatchers wowed (kinh ngạc) by the spectacular "blood moon" eclipse Sunday (Jan. 20) are probably asking, "When do we get an encore (diễn ra lại)?" While the moon won't turn red again for several years, there will be several partial lunar eclipses in 2019 and 2020. Some parts of the planet may also experience solar eclipses (nhật thực) or a "transit" (sự vận động của một vật thể trong vũ trụ, sự đi qua) of the sun by the planet Mercury (hành tinh thủy), which is also technically an eclipse.

Bin Kuan

"Faraway look" nghĩa là gì?

Nhìn vào hư không, bước vô định vào xa xăm.... Photo by: Freddy Marschall on Unsplash

"Faraway look" = cái nhìn xa xăm -> nghĩa là nét mặt hoặc ánh mắt cho thấy một người đang bận tâm hoặc trầm ngâm suy nghĩ về điều gì và không chú ý tới mọi thứ xung quanh.

Ví dụ
He doesn’t wake up puking his guts out every morning anymore. He doesn’t have to wear sunglasses all the time, even indoors (trong nhà), like he used to. The life-threatening seizures (chiếm lấy) that would frequently hospitalize him haven’t happened for two years now. His eyes, which once had a glazed (thẫn thờ), faraway look to them, seem clear and focused.

In 2012, Saurabh Gupta was caught up in the corporate rat race (cuộc đua/cạnh tranh vs đồng nghiệp tại công ty) of Mumbai, the beating heart of India’s finance and commerce sector. He was working hard, drinking harder and living for the weekend. A photo of him – pitcher in hand and a faraway look in his eyes – punched up on the screen behind him as he delivers a TEDx talk in Paris, attests (chứng minh) to this.

We are back for “Travers Week” at Saratoga, the beautiful “Spa” in upstate New York. Traditionally, the huge week of activities — highlighted by the running of the G1 Stakes — is the culmination (cực điểm) of the meet and signals that Fall is not a faraway look into the future. But before we turn the pages on another Saratoga Summer, let’s turn a few pages on the past performances for today and the rest of this great week. And, let’s try our darnedest to find a few winners along the way.

Ngọc Lân

Thursday, September 12, 2019

"Hangdog look" nghĩa là gì?

Ui!!!! Xấu hổ quá!!! Photo by: Caleb Woods on Unsplash

"Hangdog look" -> nghĩa là có vẻ ngoài chán nản, tội lỗi hoặc xấu hổ.

Ví dụ
After his opening remarks (lời bình luận), Cohen, with his weary (mệt mỏi), hangdog look, affected a penitent (hối lỗi) air. A man may be practiced at lying and still be a lousy actor; you didn’t have the sense on this day that he was performing.

Hansen wore a hangdog look after the final whistle (tiếng còi hiệu), and later lamented (than thở) the concession (nhượng bộ) of five first half penalties, which led to Australia enjoying an 80 per cent possession rate in the first 40 minutes.

The Espanyol goalkeeper (thủ môn) might not be someone you’ve thought about all that much in the last couple of years, but the hangdog look on his face after being beaten by Lionel Messi’s second free-kick of the evening was impossible to ignore (lờ đi).

Ngọc Lân

"A hot number" nghĩa là gì?

Cầm lửa là thành 'hot' girl ngay Photo by Alise AliNari

'A hot number' = một người rất hấp dẫn, sexy; ai đó hiện đang nổi tiếng, hợp thời trang.

Ví dụ
I asked a concertgoer how she liked the Beach Boys show. “What a fabulous concert,” she said. “Stamos was a hot number, too.” Hot number? I thought that term went out when bosses stopped asking secretaries to make the coffee.

He further added that YRF is keeping the major details about the songs under wraps, “Right now, YRF is being tight-lipped about the details. Vaani is an excellent dancer and so is Ranbir so it will be exciting to see them doing such a hot number together on screen. Vaani will have an earthy, sexy look in the song.

It's such a hot number, it seems like the judges (ban giám khảo) can hardly maintain their composure, but their raw talent drives the stunning, sultry act and earns a standing ovation (tung hô, hoan hô) from all four judges and everyone in the audience. "You guys are by far the best acrobatic (nhào lộn) act that I've seen," Julianne marvels after the show. "I am blown away." Simon goes on to compare their performance to Olympic acts and it turns out that they're actually former Olympians!

Bích Nhàn

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Mother nature" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Riccardo Chiarini on Unsplash

"Mother nature" = mẹ thiên nhiên -> nghĩa là cách gọi nhân hóa của thiên nhiên, đôi khi được coi là lực kiểm soát nó. Tuy nhiều lúc được sử dụng để xác định nguyên nhân của những cuộc thảm họa thiên nhiên, cụm từ này cũng được dùng với ý nghĩa tích cực là người cung cấp và nuôi dưỡng.

Ví dụ
Last Thursday, storm warnings were starting to appear ahead of Dorian; meanwhile, Mother Nature was sending us a warning (lời cảnh báo) of her own. Paul Calder snapped (chụp) this stunning (tuyệt vời) photo of a crimson (đỏ thẫm) morning sky along the Amherst shore in Cumberland county NS Thursday morning. Grandma Says: “red sky in the morning, sailor take warning”.

She notes when it comes to harvesting (thu hoạch), Mother Nature and a good hard frost (sương) is the best desiccant (chất làm khô). “That crop will just naturally dry down itself and once you get underneath it you know that 16% moisture (độ ẩm) you can take it off the field. You want to make sure if you are taking it off hot that you have got some aeration (sục khí) going on it because of course, soybeans, like any other crop if you put it in the bin right away and their not at the right moisture they can get some molding (mốc) issues.”

In some ways, it could be as if mother nature has placed a Barcelona symbol (ký hiệu) on planet earth in the form of this squirrel (Con sóc). The animal can measure up to more than half a metre and can be found in the jungles of India.

Ngọc Lân

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

"Cast of thousands" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Yogendra Singh from Pexels 

"Cast of thousands" = nhiều cá nhân, đám đông lớn lên đến hàng nghìn. Thuật ngữ bắt nguồn từ Hollywood, trong các quảng cáo cho các bộ phim quy mô lớn như Ben-Hur (1926) có dàn diễn viên khổng lồ.

Ví dụ 
We have like a cast of thousands here, so servicing everybody, it's been an interesting and welcome challenge. 

We had a cast of thousands because you didn't have to pay anyone because they were in school, and it was a big hit for all of four days. 

If Bombay Rose doesn’t quite boast (khoe khoang) a cast of thousands, this can only be because Rao’s hand finally cramped up (bị kẹp, bó) from drawing. 

In China, nearly 1.4 billion people live in 9.6 million square kilometers of geographical, cultural, and economic diversity. In a nation this vast and complex (rộng lớn và phức tạp), it is vital to have the big picture. Thanks to a cast of thousands, we have that picture today. 

Thu Phương 

"Kick in the teeth" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Pixabay on Pexels

"Kick in the teeth" = cú đá vào răng -> nghĩa là điều thất vọng hoặc thất bại đáng xấu hổ.

Ví dụ
Just last week I wrote to the Secretary of State to tell him that reappointing (phục chức) Judith Thompson would be preposterous (vô lý hết sức) and a calculated kick in the teeth for innocent victims. Sadly he has decided to deliver that kick in the full knowledge of the hurt and offence it will cause.

The biggest horror of this latest kick in the teeth to the oil industry, this gazillionth suspension and delay, is that the government of our Canada didn’t even so much as show up to watch the proceedings. It didn’t intervene (can thiệp). It didn’t submit arguments. It wasn’t even there as a casual bystander (người ngoài cuộc).

The Blues were beaten in controversial circumstances (tình huống gây tranh cãi) in the North East on Saturday as Spennymoor Town took advantage of the referee's decision to hand Danny Livesey a bizarre (kì quái) second yellow card, the Moors winning the game at the very death. It was a kick in the teeth for the Blues and one that they felt was unjust, the 2-1 loss their first reverse of what has been up to now a very strong start to the season.

Ngọc Lân

Monday, September 9, 2019

"Sun worshipper" nghĩa là gì?

Nóng thế này thì sao phải mặc? Photo by freddie marriage

"Sun worshipper" = Người tôn thờ mặt trời -> Người thích dành nhiều thời gian dưới ánh nắng/phơi nắng/làm rám nắng da.

Ví dụ
"She was devastated (mệt mỏi rã rời). She feels bad for owning a sunbed (máy tạo nắng nhân tạo dùng trong thẩm mỹ). She was always a sun worshipper and always had a tan (làm rám nắng). I did sort of copy her."

Despite Wales basking (phơi nắng) in the highest Bank Holiday temperatures on record this weekend, it's bad news if you're a sun worshipper - the weather is set to turn cooler this week and there is some rain expected.

A colourfully-dressed (mặc bộ sặc sỡ) sun worshipper arrives on the Hoe in Plymouth ready for the eclipse (nhật thực). Thousands of people packed onto the city's waterfront (bờ) ready for the big moment, with ominous (đáng ngại, báo điềm xấu) clouds in the sky. Cornwall reported having not nearly as many visitors as expected, with many specially-organised events being poorly attended. Legendary astronomer (nhà thiên văn học huyền thoại) Sir Patrick Moore was in Falmouth to present a live programme on BBC One.

Bin Kuan