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be that as it may
- cu' cho la nhu vay di
- = admittedly
be caught in a vicious circle
trouble after trouble
(be opening) a can of worms
- a mess of trouble u dont want to deal as it'll be troublesome
- (never get onto corruption with the police. this will be opening a can of worm)
the acid test
test to prove true value
the other side of the coin is that ...
mat trai, mat khac (ca tieu cuc lan tich cuc)
tie yourself (up) in knots
- get confused, stop when explaining...
- she tried to explain, but she soon tied herself up in knots
be brought/called to account for st
bi bat di giai trinh ve viec j
give sb the benefit of the doubt
- tam tin vay
- i'm not sure if he is telling the truth but i will give him the benefit of the doubt
go round in circles
getting nowhere when discussing
won't give/budge an inch
- i'm prepared to compromise, but he wont' budge an inch
- ko chiu nhuong nhin, hop tac 1 ti nao
no such luck
- A: u got a job?
- B: no such luck!
the more, the merrier
cang dong cang vui
you can say that again
means: i totally agree
there's nothing to it
- means: you think st is easy
- A: how could you succeed? -> B: there's nothing to it
don't make me laugh
- you don't believe
- A: you can fly. B: don't make me laught
how time flies!
thoi gian troi nhanh that!
it's a small world
we bumped into your teacher in paris. it's a small world
it's neither here or there
- not important
- A: what do you think about the prblm? B: it's neither here nor there what i think
it's six of one and half a dozen of the other
- two people equally responsible for st
- A: who do you think is to blame:? -> B: it's six of one and half a dozen of the other@
i can take it or leave it
- ko thich, ko ghet, cam thay binh thuong
- what do you think about his behavior? -> i can take it or leave it
you name it
- luke got so many games
- -> i know. you name it, he's got it
this is the life!
get a life
find st more interesting to do
you havent lived!
do nha que =))
such is/ that's life
doi ma =))
that's/it's the story of my life
bad things always happen