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1. anything but (Không phải)

Đồng nghĩa với:

  • by no means
  • it's not the case at all
  • certainly not
  • the opposite of what you imagined
  • didn't turn out as planned
  • nothing like it should have been
Ví dụ:
  • We went to see that new action film on Thursday night and it was anything but good, in fact, I fell asleep.
  • My daughter was anything but a sound sleeper, she kept me awake all night most of the first year.
  • He has no idea about money. He said it would be a cheap holiday; it turned out to be anything but.
  • The new boss is anything but charming when I met him.
  • Our meeting schedule is anything but definite.

2. at odds with sb/sth about sth (bất đồng với ai/ cái gì về cái gì)

Đồng nghĩa:

  • to disagree about something
  • to argue about a matter
  • two things that seem to be opposites
  • in conflict
  • at variance
  • in disagreement or dispute
  • arguing

Ví dụ:

  • They are at odds about the fundraiser that I being held on Saturday.
  • We are at odds about how to punish our son for skipping school. I take the matter much more seriously than my husband does.
  • They are definitely at odds about how to run the company. This is causing the stakeholders to lose faith in them.
  • Her beaming smile was at odds with the rumours that I had heard about her quick temper.
  • His piercing blue eyes are at odds with the rest of his features.
  • His speech during the meeting is completely at odds with what we discussed last week.

3. (look like) a fish out of water (Như cá mắc cạn)

Đồng nghĩa:

  • being uncomfortable and restless
  • falling into the state of confusion
  • to feel awkward due to a specific/strange situation
  • being in an unusual situation
  • not feeling relaxed
  • away from the familiar environment

Ví dụ:

  • Our new teacher looked like a fish out of the water, nobody was aware of the issue.
  • We had no clue how to make Phil comfortable with the new management. He was looking like a fish out of the water.
  • Sara has certainly not looked like a fish out of water in the mathematics lecture, since she is taking some online classes to improve her concepts.
  • Martin had never been to a supermarket before, so he was looking like a fish out of water when his mother asked him to bring some stuff to cook.

4. aftermath: hậu quả

Đồng nghĩa:

  • The effects of something traumatic
  • the consequences of an event
  • after effects
  • result
  • consequences
  • outcome
  • upshot
  • repercussion

Ví dụ:

  • A lot of countries sent help in the aftermath of the earthquake.
  • There are numerous videos online that show the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Thailand a few years ago.
  • Our family had to stand together in the aftermath of the scandal.
  • We are all waiting to see what the aftermath of the fight will be.

5. all roads lead to Rome = mọi nẻo đường đều đến La Mã, có nhiều cách để làm nhưng cuối cùng vẫn cho 1 kết quả

Đồng nghĩa

  • all the routes are directed towards the center
  • there is more than one way to achieve the same thing
  • variety of methods will yield the same result in the end
  • exactly the same outcome can be produced using many different ways
  • there are many different routes to reach the same destination

Ví dụ:

  • Take any route of your choice becauseall roads lead to Rome.
  • All roads lead to Rome, so whether you draw from the top or from the bottom, it will give you the same drawing.
  • Some people have to memorize while others can remember by just going through it once. In the long run, all roads lead to Rome.
  • Sam always uses a shorter method to get the right answer as all roads lead to Rome.

6. get on nerves = chọc giận

Đồng nghĩa

  • tick someone off
  • being annoying for someone
  • to become unbearable for someone
  • to irritate someone to a great extent
  • to bother and distract someone during work

Ví dụ:

  • Put your mobile phone in a silent mode - its loud ringtone is getting on my nerves.
  • Stop laughing! You are getting on my nerves.
  • Tom’s idea to go swimming on the dirty beach was pathetic. He is getting on my nerves.
  • It used to get on my nerves when I saw someone sleeping during the working hours.
  • Whenever I go to study my younger sister starts getting on my nerves by crying so loud.
  • I saw your best friend usually gets on your nerves, but you never resist her.

7. as a result = kết quả là

Đồng nghĩa

  • the outcome of something that you have done.
  • a result of anything that is willingly done by you
  • the consequence of your own deed
  • because of the occurrence of something
  • it is the indication of the effect due to a cause
  • consequently
  • accordingly
  • thus
  • so
  • therefore

Ví dụ:

  • As a result of this mishap, he was not on work for a week.
  • David twisted his arms and, as a result, he won’t be taking part in the basketball tournament.
  • Tom died as a result of an accident.
  • Several houses were shattered as a result of the heavy storm.
  • Jackson misbehaved with his boss; as a result, he lost the job.
  • He took too many loans and as a result, he went bankrupt.
  • Many local citizens died as a result of a bomb blast.
  • Lots of fishes and other sea creatures had died as a result of the crude oil spilling.

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