Journey in Life

Monday, December 2, 2019

"A dummy run" nghĩa là gì?

Búp bê chuẩn bị làm mẫu cho thợ làm mẫu tóc. Photo by  Don Agnello

"A dummy run" = Cuộc diễn tập -> Việc thực hành, tập diễn thử trước khi diễn chính thức vào dịp quan trọng.

Ví dụ
A dummy run from Sam Gaudie drew the defence and Dan Stockdale crossed to touch down. Blakeney-Edwards added the two points.

McHugh slapped home a second goal when found by Anthony Thompson after Murphy waddled O'Carroll from the square with a dummy run.

However, they aren't the first group to live in the camp - the stars are preceded by a bunch of ordinary folk (một số lượng người đông đảo) who are paid to film a dummy run.

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Bài trước: "Rat run" nghĩa là gì?

"Run up a tab" nghĩa là gì?

Tiền ơi là xiền...Photo by NeONBRAND

"Run up a tab" = Mắc nợ, nợ nần chồng chất và sau này phải trả món nợ đó.

Ví dụ
They pocket their lunch money to spend on something else, and hope the school lets them run up a tab. Yep, some teenagers are scam (lừa đảo) artists.

Justus alone would run up a tab of about $975,000 over six settlements (sự thanh toán) coupled with legal fees, mostly for alleged beatings of suspects.

Known as Nigerien Air Base 201, or simply “201,” the unsuspecting (không nghi ngờ) air hub costs around $30 million a year to maintain, and will run up a tab of around $280 million by 2024.

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"Move the goalposts" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: ÁLVARO MENDOZA on Unsplash

"Move the goalposts" = di chuyển cột gôn -> nghĩa là thay đổi luật lệ, thông số của một sự việc để phục vụ lợi ích cá nhân, khiến người khác khó thành công, khó đạt được mục tiêu hơn.

Ví dụ
First, we’ve grown accustomed (quen với) to Republicans clumsily (vụng về) moving the goalposts in the hopes of helping their scandal-plagued president, but Graham’s latest posture was considerably more ridiculous: the senator isn’t moving the goalposts; he’s eliminating (loại bỏ) them.

“I am being lied to. My son’s prescription (đơn thuốc) for Bedrolite medicine is actively being blocked. “You will continue to move the goalposts every time I find an access route to an NHS prescription for Cole. “While you all continue to play a political version of pass the parcel, I’m left to pick up the pieces of your failings.

And while a Utah-Ohio State semifinal doesn’t sound all that appealing (hấp dẫn), to move the goalposts on Utah now would be the ultimate dirty trick. If Utah wins out, it will have earned its way into the college football’s Final Four.

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"Run to seed" nghĩa là gì?

Chia tay em, anh vẫn ổn. Photo by  Mael BALLAND

"Run to seed" = Ngừng ra hoa vì đã kết hạt -> Trông tiều tụy, không khỏe và không sức sống vì thiếu quan tâm hay chăm sóc.

Ví dụ
You can dig them up, but you mustn't leave any roots in the ground or they will re-emerge (lại nổi lên). Alternatively, cut the flowers before they run to seed.

Bolting is a term which refers to vegetable crops that run to seed before their time. The plant is essentially rushing in to procreation (sự sinh sôi nảy nở) mode.

Chervil (ngò), parsley (cây mùi) and coriander (cây mùi) are all herbs that have done well for me from an early autumn sowing. Spring sowings of coriander, in particular, tend to run to seed before they know they’re born, but sowing now lends itself not to stretching up and flowering but to hunkering down, to stockiness and bushiness, and this is what we want from our leafy herbs.

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"Run to fat" nghĩa là gì?

Hội bạn size XXL. Photo by AllGo - An App For Plus Size People

"Run to fat" = Chạy cho đến mập -> Bắt đầu tăng cân.

Ví dụ
We lived our formative years through a time where the F word was perfectly acceptable: he's a fat git, she's run to fat, they're as fat as butter.

We tend not to look to politicians for advice on well-being, what with their punishing schedules, tendency to run to fat, and penchant (thiên hướng, sở thích về) for mother’s ruin.

Our parents are starting to look a bit peaky (hơi ốm), if they haven’t already checked out. We notice that – while we’ve been boozing, eating pizzas and watching telly – our once strong bodies have run to fat. Between 35 and 45 – my God, I’ve watched it happen with my friends – the tum (dạ dày) starts to bulge (phình ra) out over the waistline (eo); a comfortable jowl (má) appears; the hairline starts to recede (giảm sút).

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"Run the rule over" nghĩa là gì?

Chủ tịch giả làm anh hàng xóm và cái kết. Photo by  Curtis MacNewton

"Run the rule over (someone or something)" = Thực hiện quy định trên ai -> Kiểm tra, xem xét kỹ lưỡng ai để xem họ có xứng đáng/phù hợp hay không.

Ví dụ
GOVERNMENT inspectors (thanh tra) are on the way to Kendal next week to run the rule over the Lake District National Park Authority's local plan.

For the final time in 2019, Matt Scott has run the rule over all 20 drivers in action. Let us know if you agree, or not, with the scores on Facebook and Twitter!

Record Sport understands Parkhead scouts (trinh sát, người dò thám) were in the stands to run the rule over the 21 year-old midfielder’s display for Israel outfit Bnei Yehunda in their 2-1 win against Hapoel Beer Sheva at the weekend.

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"Meanwhile, back at the ranch" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash

"Meanwhile, back at the ranch" có từ ranch nghĩa là nông trại -> cụm từ này nghĩa là trong khi đó, tại trang trại. Cụm từ này là một đoạn hồi tưởng bằng lời nói đến từ những bộ phim phương Tây phổ biến vào những năm 1920, và cũng là chương trình radio The Lone Ranger. Trong quá trình chiến đấu giữa những người định cư/thực dân và người da đỏ hoặc cao bồi và những kẻ ngoài vòng pháp luật, sẽ có một đoạn hồi tưởng về trang trại theo sau chú thích (hoặc tin nhắn trên đài phát thanh) "Meanwhile, back at the ranch". Trong nhiệm kỳ tổng thống của Lyndon Johnson, (1963 - 1969), theo William Safire, cụm từ này được sử dụng để chỉ các hoạt động tại Nông trại LBJ ở Texas.

Ví dụ
Meanwhile, back at the ranch ... Julia Roberts turned 52. The “Pretty Woman” actor went full cowboy Monday for the birthday image she posted to Instagram. “Yeehaw,” the bandana-wearing (choàng khăn rằn) Roberts wrote.

The AP and Coaches poll rankings had to make some modifications (sự điều chỉnh), which weren’t exactly to some folks liking. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the tilt that had the attention of everyone around these parts was another “Game of the Century” (what was this one? Like number 87 in the series of GOTC) to the northwest.

Let’s get real about one thing: dental hygiene (vệ sinh răng miệng) school is hard. I’m sure by now you’ve realized that your friends in other programs are enjoying the good life: sports events, social outings, weekend gatherings (cuộc tụ họp), and all that a typical undergraduate college experience encompasses. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you’re grueling over oral anatomy and desperately trying to grasp the physics of radiation. And your “outsider” friends?

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Nurse you back to health" nghĩa là gì?

"Thereby hangs a tale" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Lina Kivaka on Pexels

"Thereby hangs a tale" = chuyện còn dang dở -> nghĩa là chuyện sẽ còn hay ho nữa.

Ví dụ
No less than 45% of the British Indian Army became the Pakistan army, with only two Muslim officers of the rank of Colonel staying with the Indian army, and thereby hangs a tale.

Even high school students and amateur (nghiệp dư) astronomers (nhà thiên văn học) have discovered them. Did the Nobel Committee make a typographical error? No, they did not, and thereby hangs a tale. Just as it is problematic to decide who discovered America (Christopher Columbus? John Cabot? Leif Erikson? Amerigo Vespucci, whose name is the one that stuck? Those who came on foot from Siberia tens of thousands of years ago?) it is difficult to say who discovered the first exoplanet.

An inexplicably (khó hiểu) tender, untroubled exchange between Steve (Sidney Poitier) and his wife Sarah (Rosalind Cash) prefaces a raucous boy’s night out night in a Harlem house of ill-repute. Robbers relieve best friend Wardell (Bill Cosby) and Steve of their wallets, but the latter’s contains a winning sweepstakes ticket worth $50K, and thereby hangs a tale.

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