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an increase in the amount of money a wage-earner is paid - tăng lương
- The company signed, then retaliated by raising the rate for room and board just enough to wipe out our wage increase.
- Workers initially demanded a 24 percent wage increase which union officials lowered to 20 percent.
- Janitors, handymen and elevator operators are to receive a 9.5 percent wage increase over the course of a three-year agreement.
- The deal only provides a five percent wage increase, backdated to January, and another five percent from January next year.
- At that time, workers struck for 40 days and obtained a 3 percent wage increase for each year of a three-year contract.
a friendly or positive reception - lời chào ấm áp, thân thiện
- On behalf of himself and his family who received such a warm welcome, your kindness and generosity will be gratefully remembered.
- Did you ever expect that your novel would receive such a warm welcome from the literary circles here?
- A warm welcome is extended to the people who have come to live in the parish.
- It will be worth your while to come and get to know other members where you will get a warm welcome.
- He is also the first Canadian to win a major so he will be assured of a warm welcome north of the border!
a sign or indication that something's wrong - biển cảnh báo
- There's a clear warning sign planted smack bang next to her photo on the Wimbledon poster.
- This pain is a potential warning sign of tissue damage and possible phlebitis or extravasation.
- The decline of the dollar is a warning sign that current economic trends cannot continue.
- The fact that your mother bruises so easily is a warning sign that she may be especially vulnerable.
- Gary said the first warning sign is normally a sore or dry throat, the feeling most people associate with swollen glands.
waste an opportunity
to not make use of an opportunity or chance - bỏ phí cơ hội
- The story is largely a wasted opportunity to elicit clarifications of ambiguities and contradictions.
- The movie is so tame, so bland and so uninspired, it just feels like a wasted opportunity.
- But what a wasted opportunity, nevertheless, if it turns out the film has made a hash of the book's lighthearted yet moving charm.
- To ignore such an evident flowering of talent and achievement is not only crass stupidity but a wasted opportunity.
- I'd heard of the building, and sighed when I saw the pictures, but you really have to see it to see what a wasted opportunity it is.
to spend money on something you don't really need or want - hoang phí tiền
- Timers, professors at the university have found, waste money since they condition students to never turn a light switch off.
- They didn't waste time on get-rich-quick schemes or waste money on expensive cars or trying to win the lottery.
- In doing so, they waste money, intimidate doctors, clog up the system and draw in the meddlesome fools in Westminster.
- Furthermore, a recent research report suggested that Briton needlessly waste money on food that goes off before it can be consumed.
- Maybe their feckless mothers waste money smoking and drinking?
waste of time
something that's not worth spending time on - thứ không đáng bỏ thời gian
- As such, then, it's utterly pointless and a complete waste of time, yet it is an undeniably cute doodah whatchermacallit.
- There is no doubt that people listening to this will be absolutely flabbergasted by the utter waste of time that has gone on here tonight.
- It hearkens back to the days when it didn't seem to be such a waste of time to protest the general mess in which the world is mired.
- Others argue that succoring the uncompetitive is a waste of time and resources.
- Last week I mentioned in passing that I find shaving to be terribly boring, and a real waste of time.
to spend time doing something that brings no results - tốn thời gian
- Participants will also be taught the basics of drawing up their own storyboards so they do not waste time taking unwanted footage.
- If that doesn't put her in her place, don't waste time mixing it up with her.
- You waste time on unprofitable activities, and devalue your donated services.
- A doctor told the court she did not want to waste time and had planned to carry out a Caesarean if the forceps delivery did not work.
- Not one to waste time, I unscrewed the gas cap and slipped the siphon tube into the tank.
used water that's discharged from factories, farms, homes, etc. - lãng phí nước
- At the point where the waste water entered the brook, there is a thick layer of foam.
- Mr Dempsey said that the balance would be pumped into improved waste water treatment plants in the area.
- I am mindful not to waste water, and I am conscientious about recycling, but I refuse to give up the plastic bag at my supermarket checkout.
- A central area has been turned into a garden, including ponds with reed beds to purify waste water and the development has a community hall.
- The tall grass is being cut into windrows in the field where the canning company sprays its waste water.
watch your weight
to be careful about what you eat so you don't put on weight – chú ý cân nặng
- I watch my weight because I'm quite bosomy so if I don't, I just look like a lump.
- If you are watching your weight, you could use fromage frais or low-fat thick yoghurt instead of cream.
- He thinks he's too fat, so he's watching his weight.
- If you're watching your weight, avoid food and drinks that contain sugar or corn syrup.
far ahead, or a long way in front – con đường phía trước
- Part of the problem with Out of Time is that most audiences will be way ahead of the double-dealing plot.
- Forgive the caveman economics, but keeping the lights and heating on comes a long way ahead of saving the planet, in my book.
- In every region of England the Greens were way ahead of them in European elections.
- There is no doubt that the United States is way ahead of the United Kingdom in so many ways.
- He began walking back, figuring he was a little way ahead of where he had been earlier.
part of something that's easy to attack or criticize - điểm yếu
- If the vitreous is exceptionally adherent to a weak point on the retina, a tear, hole, or detachment may develop.
- He often seems to see-saw on issues, and even his advocates find this to be a very weak point in his campaign for presidency.
- All enemy vehicles can be destroyed with any weapon provided you target a key weak point and attack it enough times.
- The only weak point, and it's piffling, is the dodgy soundtrack.
- Considering their training and equipment, they had to cover a long front and formed a weak point of the French defence system.
wear and tear
damage caused by normal use over time – hư mòn
- The process footage shots may show some wear and tear, but otherwise nothing comes off as glaringly bad.
- The print from which this was struck was in remarkably good shape as there is little in the way of wear and tear.
- Finally, drive the car over them until they attain the distressed patina of wear and tear that is essential to your shooting-party credentials.
- Osteoarthritis, which is due to wear and tear, is more common in the elderly and in the lower limbs that bear the body's weight.
- The council has revealed that potential health hazards, like broken rails and track wear and tear, have led to the closure.
a pleasant or long-awaited change - sự thay đổi
- As humans we tend not to welcome change, perhaps it is a psychological defense mechanism, I am not sure.
- Not sure if it's my sense of humour that has returned, or whether it's yours, but, whatever, it's a welcome change.
- During the holidays, savoury foods are a welcome change from sweet items that are so much part of festive entertaining.
- Side orders included mangetout and asparagus, which was a very welcome change from the norm.
- The zoo is 50 years old and still a boon, providing a welcome change of pace when small heads get too spinny.
well aware of
fully or completely aware or informed - cảnh giác
- England supporters will be well aware of a disputed LBW dismissal of top West Indian batsman Brian Lara in the final test at the Oval.
- He is well aware of my dubious provenance as a tipster, but seemed unconvinced that I could be that bad.
- He was well aware of his mortality and was extremely philosophical about it.
- Politicians and military leaders in Europe were well aware of the effects of the deadliest of these chemicals, mustard gas.
- We are well aware of the grandiose plans that are conjured, supported and implemented by politicians on entering office.
a long way behind - 1 khoảng cách phía sau
- However, he admits that Calgary is lagging well behind other cities in heritage preservation.
- The gape coincides with the base of the first frustum, the top of the last frustum is situated well behind the bulging oesophagus.
- Yet although the project was appearing to gather steam all was not well behind the scenes.
- For many years naval officers' pay lagged well behind that of Army officers.
- But Hispanics continue to lag well behind the rest of the labor market in wages.
definitely worth doing, getting, seeing, etc. - xứng đáng
- Well worth reading on as he beautifully expresses what I now think is a pretty universal symptom.
- For those of us who are customers it is well worth reading the message board where staff shine some light on the workings of the company.
- As the Cut Off was the first venue I fished for zander it will always have a special appeal, but sentimentality aside, it is well worth a visit.
- He also sends along a link to a YouTubed audio interview with Kubrick that is well worth a listen, if you haven't heard it.
- There are also a large number of birds that are spotted at the higher altitudes so the climb is well worth the effort.
the entire thing, or all of something - toàn bộ
- To aid me I discussed the idea with a former colleague who was very enthusiastic about the whole thing.
- It was filling, the whole thing extravagantly scented with chunks of cinnamon bark and wood-scented, tarry black cardamom.
- I still don't know if he was making the whole thing up or not, but it's the kind of story you desperately want to be true.
- A lot of actors would make a meal of this, but Brucie just sleepwalks through the whole thing.
- The whole thing sticks in my throat like a fish bone, and I've got to hawk it up or choke to death on it.
completely awake or fully alert - cảnh giác
- Unfortunately, she was braying this information with a particularly foghorn-like voice so I was wide awake.
- At last, in cautious murmurs, they own up that they are wide awake, and far from tranquil.
- Gemma was still frozen in place when Jack, slightly disheveled but wide awake and lividly angry, came to her side.
- Once wide awake, even enterprising, they slowly become dilatory, leaden, slow, laggard, and lumpish.
- Despite being dog tired, I was wide awake, listening for any inexplicable noises or voices.
a large number of similar products, services, styles, options, etc. - nhiều sản phẩm giống nhau
- If you want to see a wide range of handbags, try one of the big department stores.
- We offer a wide range of services in all areas of general health and dental care.
many different types, esp. of people, opinions, choices, results, etc. - nhiều loại
- I was surprised at the wide range of opinions expressed at the meeting.
- The park attracts a wide range of people, from the poorest workers to the richest executives.
used by many people or in many places - sử dụng rộng rãi
- It has to be accepted that cannabis is widely used and is seen by many as relatively harmless.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are widely used in clinical practice, and have advanced the treatment of depression.
- Microtubule drugs are widely used in cancer chemotherapy due to their cytostatic effects.
- Many foreigners think that the bicycle rickshaw has been consigned to the history books, but in fact they continue to be widely used in Dhaka.
- In the Middle Ages the cumbrous but powerful crossbow was widely used in continental Europe.
an animal that's living free in its natural habitat - động vật hoang dã
- Cattle, and goats are susceptible to FMD and some wild animal such as coypu can also become infected.
- The biblical patriarch Jacob mourned over his son Joseph for 22 years, mistakenly believing that he had been killed by a wild animal.
- I will do this with the passion of a wild animal, such as the leopard or cheetah, or perhaps the polar bear.
- But the number of wild animal species began to drop from the early 1980s, with Tibetan antelopes and wild kiangs in danger of extinction.
- You cannot tell the wild animal to strike a pose for you in front of a camera.
win a game
to beat your opponent in a game - đánh bại đối thủ
- Ile des Chenes did not win a game at the tourney but came away with the experience of a lifetime.
- But the good thing for the strikers is that we are so sound defensively we don't have to score five goals to win a game.
- A team may win a game 5-1, but it can still score an own goal, have three yellow cards and a player sent off.
- However in the 1983 Five Nations Championship, England failed to win a game and picked up the wooden spoon.
- The first Rugby League team to win a game at the new Wembley Stadium, were Normanton Freeston.
win a war
to defeat the enemy in a war - đánh bại kẻ địch
- He wondered how anyone could ever think that such a rabble could win a war against a trained, well-equipped Army.
- They are concerned mainly with whether the US will win a war, not whether it is right.
- But in order to win a war, you have to have the vision and determination to fight it despite setbacks and political difficulties.
- Mr Watson is the first person we know of who thinks you can win a war by triangulation.
- Many were concerned about how much longer the war would drag on or suspected that Germany could not win a war fought on two fronts.
win an award
to receive an award - nhận giải thưởng
- Zeki Basan reveals meeting with Ray Mears inspired him to overcome dyslexia and win award.
- Brad's always winning awards for best actor.
- The awards are won by those who make valuable contributions to their field.
win an election
to be awarded victory by those running an election - thắng bầu cử
- At the national level the parties publish their manifestos setting out the policies they will implement if they win the election.
- No matter what side you're on, there are enough voters who either agree with you or acquiesce to you to win the election.
- For one thing, many Democrats seem to have forgotten that they did win the election last time.
- Should he win the election, the apparatus of the deep state will constrict him and not be cooperative.
- Clever, ambitious and moderate as he is, I do not for a moment think he expects his party to win the election.
operate or function properly, efficiently, smoothly, etc. - làm việc tốt
- Mandarin oranges, blueberries, sliced mango or apple are other fruit choices that would work well.
- Fluffy woolens, down-filled quilted layers, and synthetic thermal weaves and knits all work well in freezing temperatures.
- Pretzel sticks work well because they can be secured together in groups of five or ten or, later, even 100, to reinforce the idea of place value.
- Pine needles, shredded leaves, straw, and grass clippings from untreated lawns work well.
- Antihistamine, antiallergic and steroid nasal sprays work well, as do decongestant sprays.
environment and conditions in which you work - điều kiện/ môi trường làm việc
- It was also utilised to break strikes by workers agitating for better working conditions and wages.
- If these workers were to ask for the same working conditions as workers here they would be out of a job very quickly.
- Some friends and I had a recent discussion about today's railroading and how working conditions had improved for train crews.
- The working conditions for West Virginian coal miners in the 1920s were atrocious.
- I'm also prepared to stand up and be counted though, if I feel strongly about issues that affect my working conditions.
worth a fortune
worth a lot of money - đáng giá
- But for sentimental and historical reasons, they are worth a fortune.
- Paintings by Francis Bacon are worth a fortune these days.
- His apartment has a view of Sydney Harbour, so it must be worth a fortune.
wrong direction - sai hướng
- We're going the wrong way. We should be heading north, not south.
- You're turning the screw the wrong way. Turn it the other way instead.
incorrect method, technique, strategy, etc. - sai cách
- I was doing the exercise the wrong way, so she showed me how to do it correctly.
- After being told we were marketing things the wrong way, we hired a marketing expert.