IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS 20
- quick on the uptake
hiểu nhanh – Just because I’m not quick on the uptake, it doesn’t mean I’m stupid.
- one’s luck will rub off on sb
hưởng sái – Gray is very lucky. I hope that his luck will rub off on me.
- you can’t do that to me
đừng đối xử với tôi như thế – I am your friend, you can’t do that to me.
- under fire
dưới búa rìu dư luận – The mayor was forced to resign under fire.
- There’s no such thing as a free lunch
Không có gì là miễn phí.
kẻ phá hoại – He’s a pest.
- get about
không đi lại được – She is too weak to get about.
- hold the bag
ở lại chịu trận – His friend ran away and left him holding the bag.
- We are all in the same boat
Chúng ta cùng hội cùng thuyền mà – I know how you feel. We are all in the same boat.
- put off
mất hứng – I was put off literature by bad teaching.
- clear the air/ make up with each other
làm hoà – After my mom had reconciled our disputation by analyzing our mistakes, my brother and I cleared the air/made up with each other.
- put off
*rain cats and dogs
trời mưa xối xả
We should have put our picnic off. It’s rained dogs and cats all day and we cannot do anything.
- on the outskirt
vùng ngoại ô – She lived on the outskirt of Sai Gon city until she got marriage in 1989.
- make ends meet
chỉ đủ sống – Peter had very little money but managed to make ends meet. = Peter got by on very little money.
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