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jump at the chance: chớp cơ hội

  •  VD : Accidentally my phone fell out of my pocket. A passenger just jumped at the chance to pick it up and take it away from me.

 

Do an about-face/ about-turn : có thay đổi lớn

  •  VD : I’d only gone a little way down the street when I remembered I hadn’t locked the door, so I made/did a quick about-turn.

 

To chicken out : không dám làm gì đó

  •  VD : My friends told me to try skiing next week. But I chicken out.

 

Be up for it: luôn sẵn sàng làm gì đó

  •  VD :  you want to eat at KFC for dinner? I’m up for it.

 

To weather the storm / step up to the plate: chịu trách nhiệm

  •  VD : That was totally his fault. He needs to step up to the place about that now.

 

To go through a rough patch : gặp phải vấn đề

 

 

Hit an obstacle rock : gặp khó khăn

  •  VD : His car his an obstacle rock

 

Be more trouble than it’s worth: Nhiều khó khăn hơn là những gì nó đáng giá

  •  VD : Being in a relationship with a famous person is more trouble than it’s worth

 

Not for the faint-hearted: không dành cho người yếu tim

  •  VD : Paranormal activities is the film that is completely not for the faint-hearted

 

Screw things up: làm đổ vỡ / phá tung mọi chuyện

  •  VD : Everything was perfect until he screwed things up

 

Be up shit creek : trong tình thế khó khăn

  •  VD : If more people still want to resign, our company will be up the creek.

 

Run into a problem/a snag: gặp phải vấn đề

  •  VD : His system runs into a snag when the boss had the car accident.

 

As chance would have it: Thật tình cờ…

  •  VD : As chance would have it, I met him at the supermarket after 10 years of losing contact.

 

Don’t tempt fate / don’t push your luck: Đừng có thử vận may

  •  VD : You’re probably going to fail the test. Don’t try to tempt fate

 

Famous last words: Nói trong trường hợp ai đó có nói những thứ quá sớm nên sai lầm

  •  VD: I told him categorically that we could never be anything more than friends. Famous last words! Within a few months we were engaged.

 

We’ll live to regret that: Rồi chúng ra sẽ phải ân hận

  •  VD : Sending grandma to the nursing house is a wrong decision. We’ll live to regret that!

 

Bide one’s time : Chờ thời cơ

  •  VD :  He bides his time for the best bargain of the phone.

 

Hang fire: Phanh, hoãn việc gì lại (UK)

  •  VD : Ideally we should need to settle the matter as soon as possible. However I think we should hang fire until the situation becomes better

 

knuckle down: Cố sức

  •  VD : The test is coming in 2 days. He really needs to knuckle down to studying

 

Let’s go for it : Hãy bất đầu làm thôi

  •  VD :  You want us to try this dual singing contest? Let’s go for it.

 

To play by ear: Cố đoán

  •  VD : As our schedule doesn’t sync with each other, I guess we’ll have to play by ear tomorrow to see if we had any chance to talk

 

Seize the day: chớp lấy thời cơ của hiện tại

  • VD : There’s no time like present. Seize the day!

 

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