Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Under/on a cloud

Khi ai đó đang "under a cloud" thì người ta sẽ nghĩ họ đang làm cái gì đó sai hoặc dính líu đến việc gì đó mà trái pháp luật. Hay còn có nghĩa là người đó đang lâm vào hoàn cảnh đáng buồn hay còn gọi là "thất thế" hay "thất thủ".

Under a cloud


Meaning

  • under suspicion
  • in trouble or out of favour
  • in a state of disgrace or bad temper
  • troubled state of mind

Example

  1. Several people at my company have suddenly left under a cloud are being investigated by the police.
  2. When my professor caught me glancing at my cell phone, she thought I was cheating on the exam. I explained that I was only checking the time to figure out how long I should spend on the remaining questions. I don’t think she believed me. She seems to look at me with suspicion. I feel like I’m under a cloud.
  3. After 20 years at the company, Susan suddenly under a cloud.
  4. Money was stolen from Jane's desk and now everyone is under a cloud of suspicion.
  5. After going bankrupt he left town under a cloud.

On a cloud/floating on air

Khi ai đó đang "on a cloud" thì giống như người đó đang ở trong tâm trạng vui vẻ, sung sướng và phấn khích đến cực độ như đang ở "trên chín tầng mây".

Meaning

  • very happy, glad

Example

  1. The team was on a cloud nice after they won the match and the tournament.
  2. On the night of the prom the seniors were on a cloud.
  3. When I got my promotion, I was on a cloud. when the check came, I was on a cloud nice for days.

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