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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Chill nghĩa là gì?

đi xe dạo phố với anh nhé... Photo courtesy UX Gun.

Chill là từ chỉ hành động con trai mời con gái đi uống nước, cafe, sinh tố, xem phim v.v... mà mục đích thật là (muốn) làm tình :) (a term often used by males to manipulate a female into hanging out with him when his real intention is to have sex with her. Also a code word for sex. Commonly used when a female gives a male her number and when he calls her, asks her to chill with him without knowing much about her yet which shows his true intentions is to really have sex).

Văn hóa xem phim tại gia từ khi Netflix xuất hiện cũng phát triển theo. Cùng với đó là văn hóa "hậu xem phim" Netflix and Chill cũng trở thành một cụm từ cửa miệng của giới trẻ Mỹ, tức là xem phim xong và làm tình - thay vì đi ra rạp xem phim rồi mới quay trở lại nhà để "hành sự" điều thường thấy trong các phim tình cảm Hollywood ngày xưa.

từ này đã được Việt hóa rất hay, là CHỊCH đó các bạn :D

Ví dụ
Hang out and chill the way crazy rich Singaporeans do: While you’re taking a rest from private jets and superyachts, why not drop in on some of the bars and restaurants frequented by the city’s super-rich?

Fox and Regency's $52 million-budgeted Bohemian Rhapsody opened with $50m domestic and $141m worldwide this weekend, including $10.2m worldwide from IMAX alone. That’s a monstrous sum for this kind of movie in this Netflix-and-Chill era. 

It looks like sex is not the only thing that would go by the wayside in favour of travel-induced expanding of the mind. Yes guys, the plot actually thickens. Of the 1500 part, 80% would give up Netflix for six months too. Well, I suppose it might lose its splendour when the "and chill" bit is removed. 

Phạm Hạnh

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

"Popcorn flick" nghĩa là gì?

Pink Panther, MoMA. Photo courtesy Regan Vercruysse.

'Popcorn flick' nghĩa là phim hài nhưng ít giá trị cảm xúc hay tinh thần (a film that is entertaining to watch but is generally not of a very high quality or rich in emotional or intellectual depth; a movie that is mindless fun and has one thing (special effects, action, etc) and nothing else).

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Every single person working on the movie knows they're on a popcorn flick set, and each scene shows how much fun they're having.

If you have any interest in Venom as a character, the movie is worth your time, but don't come expecting anything more than a popcorn flick.

Like a good popcorn flick, it kept me entertained through the rest of its duration, even if I was a little numb to what was going on after a point.

As an actor, Stephen Dorff possesses an elusive, languorous quality that can make even a run-of-the-mill popcorn flick light up with mystery.

Phạm Hạnh

Sunday, October 28, 2018

"Party card" nghĩa là gì?

ghi chú nhỏ trên tất cả các thẻ phát cho đảng viên. Photo courtesy R. Crap Mariner.

'Party card' nghĩa là thẻ đảng.

Ví dụ
It's not bad to have party card as a journalist.

It does not matter the place, cause, ethnicity of the individuals or whether they have a red or yellow party card, there will be no discretion if the law is broken.

You can see what we said that we wanted all the party card carrying members to participate in direct primaries (cuộc bầu cử để các thành viên của một đảng chọn người trong đảng mình ứng cử vào một chức vụ nào đó trong chính phủ). All of the card carrying members, all turned up today to cast their votes.

On the issue of giving former President Olusegun Obasanjo a new party membership card, we are not there yet. Former President Obasanjo said he is a statesman. And he has not indicated his desire to return to our party. I am sure if he does it today, he will be issued a party card immediately.

Phạm Hạnh

Saturday, October 27, 2018

"Party liner" nghĩa là gì?

quyền phá thai phải được đảm bảo. Photo courtesy William Murphy.

'Party liner' có party line = đường lối của một chính đảng -> từ này nghĩa là người trung thành với đường lối của đảng (a person who follows a party line, especially the Communist Party line).

Ví dụ
In contrast to Sean Hannity and others at Fox News, libertarian Napolitano has never been a Republican party liner. 

Nominating Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to the U.S. Supreme Court could provide President Barack Obama with a way through the blockade promised from Republican senators. However, Sandoval is anything but a party-liner. Just look at his track record as Nevada governor.

Forcing women to undergo abortions (phá thai) against their will is a form of abuse. We are all agreed on that, right? Perhaps. Hillary Clinton, an ardent abortion rights party-liner, has denounced (tố cáo, tố giác, vạch mặt; lên án, phản đối kịch liệt, lăng mạ) the "forced abortions" the Chinese communist government inflicts on women.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

"Party spirit" nghĩa là gì?

Fire Breather - 'Jack in the Green' May Day Celebrations, Hastings, May 2014. Photo courtesy Vicki Burton.

'Party spirit' nghĩa là lòng ham thích mạnh mẽ (các buổi liên hoan, tiệc tùng; in the mood to enjoy a party or to have fun, a celebratory mood); và lòng trung thành (đối với một chính đảng).

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Bleary-eyed and full of the party spirit, these soap stars had a blast at last night's Inside Soap Awards after party.

Party spirit was very much in evidence at Iglesias’s first UK show in four years, during which time his reign as King of Latin Pop — seemingly a hereditary title, given his dad is Julio Iglesias — has come under threat as reggaeton (nhạc nhịp mạnh, điệu nhảy với nhịp mạnh phổ biến của người Tây Ấn) and its variants have entered the anglophone mainstream.

Such persons discarded party spirit and abandoned any pretence to party loyalty once they were elected. Some others saw the APC as the cover for giving their businesses unfair access to public coffers. Many have since returned to the platform that best projects that pure pursuit of self-interest.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Party man" nghĩa là gì?

hai người nhậu say quá rồi... Photo courtesy See-ming Lee.

'Party man' nghĩa là đảng viên trung thành/kiên trung (a member or adherent of a political party, especially : one characterized in cases of conflicting interests by strong loyalty to the party as an institution and to its principles and policies).

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My governor harbours (chứa chấp; nuôi dưỡng (ý nghĩ xấu...)) no ill-feeling (ác cảm, mối hận thù, nỗi oán hận) against the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the APC; he is a loyal party man.

It is true that a lot of people from the APC came to persuade (thuyết phục) him to shift camp but he wasted no time in telling them his mind, that he is a loyal party man, who will not leave the party simply because of his inability to secure the presidential ticket.

State Sen. Tony Avella has never been a party man. He’s run in primaries when his party favored someone else, and he was one of the eight lawmakers who joined the Independent Democratic Conference in the Senate. That let him secure funding for projects in Queens but also kept the Republicans in power even though they lacked a majority.

Phạm Hạnh

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"Party pooper" nghĩa là gì?

sẽ không còn được ném pháo hoa khi đi cổ vũ bóng đá nữa...* Photo courtesy Steve Walker.

'Party pooper' = a person who throws gloom over social enjoyment -> nghĩa là người làm cho tập thể cụt hứng (vì bản thân ủ rũ, buồn rầu) (killjoy, spoilsport, wet blanket, sourpuss, damper (on the fun)).

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Party-pooper Medvedev stuns Nishikori to win Japan Open.

It only takes one party pooper to completely ruin Halloween.

I hate to be a party pooper, but I've got to catch the last train.

“No ground or space based observations of Mars or its atmosphere have produced any credible evidence for active volcanism occurring in the present day or recent history,” party-pooper and planetary scientist Elliot Sefton-Nash, who works on several ESA projects including Mars Sample Return, ExoMars and Mars Express, told

The sale of fireworks to individuals should be banned, one of the UK’s most senior police officers has said. Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, yesterday called for a change in the law so pyrotechnics (buổi biểu diễn pháo hoa; thuật làm pháo hoa; sự sắc sảo, sự tỏ ra trội (trong cách ăn nói, của trí tuệ...)) are no longer used by young people to “terrorise” communities. While Mr Hopkins stressed he did not want to come across as a “party pooper”, he said the law needed to become stricter (gắt gao, chặt chẽ hơn).

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* Bradford City v Swansea City, Wembley - Feb 2013. Fireworks go off as the teams step out onto the pitch.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"Party girl" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy

'Party girl' nghĩa là cô gái đẹp chuyên tiếp khách thuê; cô gái chỉ thích ăn chơi (a girl who will party hard anywhere, even if the party is shit she will get down and get naked; a girl who likes to fuck, usually will either swallow or let you spray it all over her. Also prone to threesomes (including bi), and taking it in the wrong 'un).

Ví dụ
The sister of a "party girl" who died after taking two ecstasy (thuốc kích thích; cực kỳ sung sướng/hạnh phúc; cảm giác mãnh liệt/tột độ; nhập định, xuất thần) pills at a music festival said she "warned her about drugs".

Madonna, 60, proved she's still a party girl at heart as she hit London celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse for a night out on Thursday.

A 'party girl' who lived on Chinese takeaways and would down up to 10 pints on a single night out has stunned (choáng váng, bất tỉnh, sững sờ) her friends and family after taking part in the Go Sober for October challenge.

Four years, nine months and 25 days later, she pulled on the shirt of KSK Heist and came on at half-time to make her debut (lần  trình diễn đầu tiên, bước đầu vào đời) in the professional Belgian Super League. When she began her journey it required quite a lifestyle change. “I was about as bad as they come as a teenager,” says Coolen. “At that time I was very rebellious; in school I was skipping classes and was known as the party girl, basically because I was insecure (bất an) and trying to fit in (hòa nhập).”

Phạm Hạnh

Monday, October 22, 2018

"Foam party" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy micadew.

'Foam party' nghĩa là bữa tiệc bọt xà phòng (a social event at which participants dance to music on a dance floor covered in several feet of suds or bubbles, dispensed from a foam machine); lễ hội nơi mọi người tắm trong bột xà phòng.

Ví dụ
Captain Lee’s BFF Steve Bradley, who’s coming aboard to celebrate his fiancée’s birthday and their two-year anniversary: He’s known in the Below Deck guest canon as the one with the foam party gone awry.

The infamous foam party was one of the few times chief stewardess Kate Chastain had a party fail. The clearly inebriated guest demanded everyone get into the foam party, but the foam kept blowing off the boat.

Writer and director Tim Luscombe tackled it in a production at the Salisbury Playhouse in 2011, while the Royal Exchange took a contemporary view of the tale of familial (thuộc gia đình, có quan hệ huyết thống) duty over love last season – complete with a frolicking (tính vui nhộn/hay nô đùa) foam party.

When you see that kind of cabbage bring thrown around, it makes dressing up like a drag queen, throwing the world’s worst foam party and kowtowing (khấu đầu) to insane food requests somewhat palatable. But in addition to the all-important tip, what do yachties regularly make? According to Crewfinders, an industry-based resource, base pay depends on boat size. For instance, a first officer on a 70′ to 100′ vessel might make anywhere from $48,000 to $60,000 a year.

Phạm Hạnh

Saturday, October 20, 2018

"Last Supper" nghĩa là gì?

The Last Supper -- For Dan Brown Fans*. Photo courtesy Ken and Nyetta.

'Last Supper' nghĩa là (tôn giáo) lần cuối cùng Chúa Jesus dùng bữa với các tông đồ trước khi bị đóng đinh; bữa tiệc ly (cũng gọi là Lord's Supper).

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‘Last Supper’ mural in Fort Myers shows homeless (vô gia cư) Jesus, offers message of acceptance (sự chấp nhận, chấp thuận).

In artist Ross Boone’s take on that famous painting, Jesus is portrayed as a homeless man offering a McDonald’s hamburger to a stray dog (con chó đi lạc). Judas is a mega-church pastor with a symbolically closed Bible. And the rest of the apostles (tông đồ) include a prostitute (đĩ, điếm), a skateboarder (người sử dụng ván trượt), a Middle Eastern mother and her child, a Haitian immigrant (nhập cư), an androgynous (ái nam ái nữ) woman, an abused (bị lạm dụng) girl and a transgender (chuyển giới) man. Boone insists (khăng khăng, nhất quyết) he’s not trying to offend (làm cho ai bực mình/khó chịu, xúc phạm) anyone with “The Modern Last Supper,” though. Far from it.

Leonardo da Vinci gave the world the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Now, a British researcher suggests an untreated eye ailment (ốm đau, ốm vặt) may have helped the Renaissance genius perfect these and other masterpieces (tác phẩm lớn, kiệt tác). After analyzing a series of paintings and sculptures (tượng điêu khắc) that are thought to depict  (miêu tả) the likeness of Italian painter da Vinci (1452-1519), investigator Christopher Tyler concluded that the artist appears to have suffered from chronic, if intermittent, "lazy eye" due to strabismus (tật lác mắt), a misalignment of the eyes. But rather than undermine his ability to render lifelike imagery on a flat surface, the condition was probably a creative boon, Tyler theorized.

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* This 15th century Portuguese painting of the last supper struck me because the Apostle immediately to Jesus' right look definitely feminine. Dan Brown wove a Leonardo da Vince painting with a similarly feminine Apostle into his blockbuster "The DaVinci Code."

Friday, October 19, 2018

"Last sleep" nghĩa là gì?

Chindits attached to the 26th Indian Infantry Division preparing a meal beside a temple on Ramree Island, Burma, January 1945. Photo courtesy Cassowary Colorizations.

'Last sleep' nghĩa là chết (death); giấc ngàn thu.

Ví dụ
The killer had his last sleep in his own bed, his last coffee break, his last day of freedom,

Yesterday morning I ate breakfast with him, and as we had been up to the battery in the wee hours of the night, I had to go to the dump to fill the limbers, (a two-wheeled cart) while Roy went to his dugout, undressed and went to sleep, which was his last sleep.

India is calling. Blood is calling to blood. Get up, we have no time to lose. Take up your arms ! we shall carve our way through the enemy's ranks, or if God wills, we shall die a martyr's death. And in our last sleep we shall kiss the road that will bring our Army to Delhi.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"Last rites" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy istolethetv.

The 'last rites' = nghi lễ dành cho người sắp chết, lễ cầu siêu (in Roman Catholicism, are the last prayers and ministrations given to an individual of the faith, when possible, shortly before death. The last rites go by various names. They may be administered to those awaiting execution, mortally injured, or terminally ill).

Ví dụ
Lawyer agitation: Arrested son fails to perform last rites of mother.

A woman in Jharkhand left the body of her deceased baby girl, who was born with congenital (bẩm sinh; ăn sâu thành tật, thâm căn cố đế) heart ailments on a road. Authorities said she had no money to perform the child’s last rites. The woman, identified as Dolly, had delivered a baby girl at a private hospital about three days before.

On the streets of Delhi, an unclaimed dead body attracts attention. Apart from a few whispers and looks, no one steps into help. Social activist Ravi Kalra is the only person to step into the picture, and make arrangements for the last rites for a life, he knew nothing of, until that moment.

Phạm Hạnh

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"Last Post" nghĩa là gì?

Bugle, Military Funeral*. Photo courtesy Beverly & Pack.

'Last Post' nghĩa là (quân sự) kèn thổi lúc tiễn đưa một người lính về nơi an nghỉ cuối cùng (either a B♭ bugle call within British infantry regiments, or an E♭ cavalry trumpet call in British cavalry and Royal Regiment of Artillery, and is used at Commonwealth military funerals, and ceremonies commemorating those who have been killed in war).

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The Menin Gate is inscribed with the names of 54,896 names of WWI commonwealth soldiers who's bodies were never identified. Everynight the Last Post is played in their honour.

From 6pm that same evening, the Wolverton Town Band will play various pieces and The Last Post at Milton Keynes Museum, in a project involving brass bands from all over the British Isles in support of Battle’s Over, the nation’s tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Bugles (kèn, tù và) to their lips, one white-gloved hand behind their backs, they play the “Last Post.” A lone violinist sways in the middle of the street, playing “Danny Boy.” A quartet fills the space with a mournful (buồn rầu, ảm đạm, tang tóc, thê lương) hymn (bài thánh ca, bài hát ca tụng) from another century:
Fading away like the stars of the morning,
Losing their light in the glorious sun
Thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling,
Only remembered by what we have done.

Phạm Hạnh

* A lone U.S. Army bugler plays Taps at the conclusion of the First Annual Remembrance Ceremony in Dedication to Fallen Military Medical Personnel at Arlington National Cemetery, March 11, 2009.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"Last minute" nghĩa là gì?

Nephew chasing niece through the last few minutes of daylight - glorious sunset. Photo courtesy Phil Dolby.

'Last minute' nghĩa là giây phút cuối (trước một sự kiện hoặc một tai biến).

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Golden Knights offer last-minute tickets via text alerts.

Family makes last-minute plea to keep 9-year-old on ventilator.

Leroux: Evaluating the very high-stakes of last minute NBA contract extensions.

Jet2 announces last minute half term deals from Newcastle - including trip to Majorca for £349 per person.

Phạm Hạnh

Monday, October 15, 2018

"Last mile" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy Elvert Barnes.

'Last mile' nghĩa là chặng đường cuối khi đưa hàng tới người tiêu dùng cuối cùng (is used to describe the short geographical segment of delivery of communication and media services, or delivery of products to customers located in dense areas. Last mile logistics tend to be complex and costly to providers of goods and services who deliver to these areas.); ngoài ra còn có nghĩa là dặm đường cuối cùng của người bị hành quyết (từ xà-lim ra pháp trường).

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Mercedes-Benz Vans adds AI to last-mile logistics.

Shippers, 3PLs go beyond the last mile to the 'last yard'.

USPS wants to raise rates for Amazon last-mile delivery 9-12% amid pressure from Trump to increase revenue.

While the last mile could be delivery from a retail store to a customer's front door, the last yard represents the customer receiving that package and taking it to its point of use. In a B2B scenario, repair parts may be sent to a receiving dock, and the last yard is the movement to the manufacturing location where the parts will be used.

Phạm Hạnh

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"Last judgment" nghĩa là gì?

The central group around Christ, last judgment (fresco, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel in Vatican City) . Photo courtesy wikipedia.

'Last judgment' nghĩa là ngày phán xét cuối cùng (của chúa trước ngày tận thế).

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This message warns us that we shouldn't commit these acts if we want to avoid the last Judgment.

In what was Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra’s last judgment before he retired from the post, the Court held that persons responsible for initiating mob violence against cultural programs or works of art will be made to compensate the victims for any loss of life or property.

While his ironic view of Westerners disdaining a radically different culture could hardly be more contemporary, the director has something more akin to a last judgment in mind as each character is forced by circumstances to reveal their true nature and come to terms with their fate.

The Catechism teaches that “in the presence of Christ, who is Truth itself, the truth of each man’s relationship with God will be laid bare. The Last Judgment will reveal even to its furthest consequences the good each person has done or failed to do during his earthly life” (CCC 1039).

Phạm Hạnh

Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Last hurrah" nghĩa là gì?

(diễn) lần cuối đêm nay rồi thôi... Photo courtesy Gauthier DELECROIX - 郭天.

'Last hurrah' nghĩa là nỗ lực cuối cùng, lần xuất hiện/biểu diễn cuối (a final act, performance, or effort; swan song, grand finale, finale, curtain call).

Ví dụ
Sunday's Taste of Newark may be the event's last hurrah.

“This is my last hurrah in newsprint,” said Mr. Evans.

Many in Indians clubhouse know this could be 'last hurrah' together.

The 'Red October' plot which supposedly seeks to oust President Rodrigo Duterte could be the "last hurrah" of communist rebels (quân phiến loạn, nổi loạn), a ranking military official said Friday, as he sought to downplay (làm cho bớt nghiêm trọng) the insurgents' (quân nổi dậy, đảng viên chống đối) strength.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

"Last orders" nghĩa là gì?

bartender, irish pub. Photo courtesy Vratislav Darmek.

'Last orders' = last call, nghĩa là lời gọi cuối, ly rượu gọi cuối cùng, món gọi cuối cùng trong ngày, đơn đặt hàng cuối cùng trong ngày (trước khi đóng cửa tiệm) ((in a bar) said to inform customers that closing time is approaching and that any further drinks should be purchased immediately).

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Last orders as Tokyo's Tsukiji market relocates.

Last orders for lobbyists to influence new drink laws.

Last call: It's time for airlines to limit in-flight alcohol sales.

Last Call: The newest coworking spaces are… empty restaurants?

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"The last straw" nghĩa là gì?

Photo courtesy wikimedia.

'The last/final straw', the straw that breaks the camel's back = cọng rơm cuối cùng (làm gãy lưng lạc đà) -> nghĩa là sự kiện làm cho tình hình chung càng thêm tồi tệ (the last in a series of unpleasant events that finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation); giọt nước tràn ly.

Ví dụ
Cable problem during SU football game was last straw.

Kavanaugh hearings may have been the last straw for Nikki Haley.

Guthrie's morale boost fail was last straw for miserable ABC staff.

In the big picture, this is probably the last straw. Minnesota had been patient up until now, as they should have been. With the events that transpired today, along with whatever Butler says during his interview on ESPN tonight, a trade needs to happen as soon as possible. His performance today may have inspired some of the players, but the way he attacked the two franchise cornerstones cannot be a good thing for this team.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, October 4, 2018

"Hand-to-mouth" nghĩa là gì?

Dharavi Slum, Bombay. Photo courtesy Thomas Leuthard.

'(from) hand to mouth' = từ tay đến miệng -> nghĩa là nghèo đói, làm ngày nào xào ngày ấy (satisfying only one's immediate needs because of lack of money for future plans and investments); giật gấu vá vai, vắt mũi bỏ mồm (vắt mũi đút miệng).

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People are living from hand to mouth. To restrict movement longer than it did could have certainly worsened things for everybody.

Confidence in the property market is growing but a lack of stock means the Hamilton realtors and buyers are still living hand to mouth.

Charities must campaign hard to convince the public that they can do more good by investing in growth than by eking out a hand-to-mouth existence in a constant battle to minimise (giảm tới mức tối thiểu) overheads (chi phí hoạt động).

We know handlers work hand-to-mouth, and they have very expensive overheads. Heathrow must be one of the most expensive places to rent a facility. But we don’t see service levels go up with higher fees – it’s still fairly shoddy (hàng xấu, hàng thứ phẩm, tồi, giả mạo, chất lượng kém).

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