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Friday, October 18, 2019

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"Happy-go-lucky" nghĩa là gì?

Because I'm happy, happy Photo by Dalila Dalprat from Pexels

'Happy-go-lucky' = luôn luôn vui vẻ, hoặc trong tâm trạng vui vẻ, hài lòng; vô tư lự, thảnh thơi.

Ví dụ
A 12-year-old 'happy-go-lucky' Everton fan died after being electrocuted while playing near high-voltage railway lines. James Myers clambered on to the high voltage train network in Bootle, Merseyside, at around 7pm last night.

SOCIAL studies student, Leah Corkery, is just like any other happy-go-lucky teenager and recently celebrated her 19th birthday. “I was really happy celebrating my birthday with my family and friends,” says Leah, from Dromahane, Mallow, a student in Mallow College.

While a Taurus partner often prioritizes (ưu tiên) family and stability, a Sagittarius tends to favor traveling and exploring over staying in one place. Happy-go-lucky Sagittarians have no problem leaping before they look, and their unpredictability is almost always bound to irritate a fixed earth sign like Taurus.

Bích Nhàn

"Treat them mean, keep them keen" nghĩa là gì?

Sống xa em chẳng dễ dàng Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels

'Treat them mean, keep them keen' = đối xử với người tình (hoặc chuẩn bị là người tình) lạnh nhạt, thờ ơ sẽ khiến họ thấy hấp dẫn, giống như chúng ta hay nói 'trai hư thì hay có gái theo' vậy đó.

Ví dụ
Unfortunately for them, London has secured a second date with Elliot, so it appears 'treat them mean, keep them keen' really is the way to go.

Love is mutual respect. ‘Treat them mean keep them keen’ is a load of horse shit. As an actor I will always seek out women who are authentically written. At the risk of being unlikable.

The old adage (châm ngôn) treat them mean, keep them keen doesn't seem to apply to music fans. Here are six bands and artists who have gone the extra mile for their followers, and felt the fan love grow in return.

After studying at the renowned Central St. Martins School of Art in London and aware of the 'art of the blag' in fashion, she utilised the tenet of 'treat them mean, keep them keen', when first starting out in Paris as a designer.

Bích Nhàn

"All very well" nghĩa là gì?

Ảnh sau tươi lên tí nào Photo by Маша Реймерс from Pexels

'All very well' = chấp nhận được, nhưng vẫn cần trau dồi thêm.

Ví dụ
There’s a very unpleasant collectivist feel to this. It’s all very well to say you can’t make an omelet (ốp lết) without breaking some eggs … unless you’re the egg. About 56% of Americans — more than 180 million — have private health insurance through an employer.

Mr Donnelly revealed that, though three members were still facing court threats over pickets (người biểu tình), there was nothing to stop the group picketing again. He said it had been the correct decision to lift the pickets in the face of court threats, saying the threat had been a serious one and it was “all very well to bang your chest and say I’m going to jail.”

Eighteen of the show’s 27 Emmy nominations (đề cử) have been for acting, including seven this year, and until last month, it had bagged an acting Emmy every year. All three of its Emmys, in fact, are for acting. And we’re all very well aware that no one loves rubber-stamping as much as SAG voters do (what’s up, Alec Baldwin‘s seven-peat?), which is only more good news for “This Is Us.”

Bích Nhàn

"Navigable waters" nghĩa là gì?

Trời yên biển lặng. Photo by Mael BALLAND

"Navigable waters" = Vùng nước tàu bè có thể đi lại được.

Ví dụ
Beaufort (cấp độ, tốc độ gió) commissioners Monday evening approved amendments (sự cải thiện, hiệu chỉnh) to ordinances (sắc lệnh, quy định) governing the town’s navigable waters, but also opted to seek additional guidance to refine (tinh lọc, cải tiến) them in the future.

“A 77-year-old United States Navy veteran (cựu chiến binh) was imprisoned (bỏ tù, tống giam) and ordered to pay $130,000 after the EPA — under the Clean Water Act — declared several small ponds the veteran created to fight wildfires as federally protected navigable waters,” administration officials (cơ quan quản lý) said in the fact sheet, which said the case is an example of agencies “threatening families and businesses with unfair and unexpected penalties (hình phạt).”

Upon enactment (sự ban hành) of the CWA, federal agencies charged with its enforcement (sự bắt buộc) saw the law as covering discharges in the “navigable waters of the United States,” which on the face of it sounds like any water that can hold a boat. The reality is more complicated. The CWA itself, in fact, defines navigable waters as “waters of the United States,” which sounds like all water everywhere under U.S. jurisdiction (quyền lực pháp lý, phạm vi quyền hạn).

Bin Kuan

"Muddy the waters" nghĩa là gì?

Trong bùn mà chẳng hôi tanh mùi bùn. Photo by Bruno

"Muddy the waters" = khuấy đục dòng nước -> khiến vấn đề thêm phức tạp, khó hiểu, gây nhầm lẫn.

Ví dụ
A Brexit deal has seemed exasperatingly (khó chịu) near, only for a series of conflicting (xung đột) messages, denials (phủ nhận, từ chối) and clarifications (sự sáng tỏ) to muddy the waters.

"What we're trying to do is limit the parameters (thông số, tham số) we're studying, so the data shows us clearly whether the seat pitch and width is affecting the problem. We don't want to muddy the waters with all these other parameters. It's just not good science," DeWeese said.

In the first, Trump dangled (nhử, bám sát) a bilateral meeting (cuộc gặp song phương) the Ukrainians desperately sought with the American president while strongly hinting that they open an investigation into a conspiracy theory (thuyết âm mưu) that would muddy the waters around Russia's attack on the 2016 election.

Trump said he didn’t see any reason not to proceed with withdrawing as he had said, but he didn’t object to making a formal announcement on December 4, which was contradictory (gây mâu thuẫn) and ignored (phớt lờ) the new reality his own statement had created. After the Trump meeting, Mattis, Pompeo, and Ricardel argued over Mattis’s draft statement, which at best muddied the waters, but which in fact was aimed at rolling back what Trump had said. I told Ricardel to do everything she could to kill it.

Bin Kuan

"Mill cannot grind with water that is past" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo

"Mill cannot grind with water that is past" = Máy xay không thể nghiền thành bột nếu nước đã bị đổ/hết nước -> Câu thành ngữ khuyên rằng phải tận dụng ngay cơ hội trước mắt hay cơ hội hiện tại bạn đang có.

Ví dụ
Friday, Oct. 18, is your last day to take advantage of Lee County Clerk's Operation Green Light program. You know, mill cannot grind with water that is past!

But at the same time I know that the ‘mill cannot grind with water that is past’. The die was cast (giả, y như đóng phim) and Pakistan is a reality. My only endeavour (sự cố gắng, nỗ lực) here is to remind the people of India and Pakistan that we are blood brothers and that blood is thicker than water (một giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã).

“He’s going to get an opportunity to touch the ball. I think he’s earned that. He’s healthy now. But you’ll also see the other guys we’re taking with us with the ball, too.” If Williams does get a real chance to contribute Saturday, as Malzahn has indicated he will, James believes his nephew will take full advantage. If not, mill cannot grind with water that is past.

Bin Kuan

Sinh tồn trong hoang dã

Sinh tồn trong cõi người có khác gì cõi tự nhiên? Sau quá nhiều sự kiện hôm nay mình thấy có khi người sống còn khó khăn thê thảm khốc liệt hơn nhiều.

Trong hình là bức ảnh con sóc đất Himalaya giật mình khiếp sợ khi thấy cáo, kẻ thiên địch đứng chồm chỗm ngay sát nó. Ảnh được giải Nhất cuộc thi Nhiếp ảnh gia động vật hoang dã 2019.

Tác giả ảnh Yongqing Bao kể ban đầu con sóc đất phát hiện ra con cáo và báo động cho bọn sóc đất chui xuống hang. Khoảng một giờ sau nó chui lên tìm thức ăn, không ngờ con cáo vẫn còn đó chờ nó. Và nó sẽ phải đối mặt với cái chết.

Thương con sóc quá và hiểu rằng bọn cáo nó khủng khiếp thế nào. Nó rình mò và sẵn sàng giết chết con sóc hiền lành ngay và luôn khi có thể.