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バネさん: English Collection 英語は単語から
ハンドル名バネ さん
ブログタイトルEnglish Collection 英語は単語から
ブログURLhttps://blog.goo.ne.jp/k_akabane
サイト紹介文覚えたくても中々記憶できない英単語、熟語を覚えるために始めた英語についての学習帳です。
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  • give them the slip
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。After the drug initiation everyone was dead tired, so the door was left open for
    a time. I wasn't too zonked out by then so I prepared a change of clothes and after making sure the coast was clear, dressed
    and crept out of the building. There were guards, but I managed to give them the slip.上の引用個所の最後に出てきた
    "give them the slip" は文脈からすると警備 [続きを読む]
  • compunction
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。I had no compunction about making my doubts known to people. One thing I found strange was that a lot of Aum followers died in car accidents. I asked a woman I knew well -- Ms Takahashi -- about it. "Don't you think it's unusual that this many believers have died?" I asked her. "No, it's all right," she replied, "because four billion years in the future the Mas [続きを読む]
  • off-the-wall
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。Such was the narrative offered by Aum, by "their" side. Stupid, you mi
    ght say. And surely it is. Most of us laughed at the absurd off-the-wall scenario that Asahara provided. We laughed at him for con
    cocting such "utter nonsense" and we ridiculed the believers who could be attracted to such "lunatic-fodder".
    "off-the-wall" は過去に2度(10/4/2010 と 9/27/2011) [続きを読む]
  • how quiet it was up there
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 'Your True Stories' からの引用です。Enjoying the QuietParasailing had been on my husband's bucket list, and he finally decided to try it. I agreed to go along and watch. I stood on the pier and held his belongings while he was harnessed in over his swimsuit and T-shirt. Sitting in the back of the speedboat, I saw him lift off and soar 400 feet above the ocean. When he r [続きを読む]
  • sotto voce
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。He remembers thinking afterwards. "Won't it be great to do something d
    ifferent with my life instead of the typical office grind?" -- and he decided to make a go of it, despite the fact that he la
    cked any spirit to rally to the nation's defence. According to Mr. Ishino (sotto voce); "There aren't actually that
    many in Defence Academy with the kind of spirit."多 [続きを読む]
  • bin liner
  • 村上春樹のUndergroundを読んでいます。The bags were clear plastic bin liners. We closed them as best we could, but the
    n we were thinking about where to take the stuff, so we probably forgot to tie them. "plastic bin liners" はいわゆ
    る "plastic bags" と同じだと思います。私は "bin" で大型のゴミ箱を連想してしまいま
    す。"bin liner" を辞書で調べます。・Oxford English Dictionary: British A plastic bag use [続きを読む]
  • problem solver
  • The Answer written by Allan & Barbara Peaseからの引用です。My therapist placed half a glass of water in front of me. He said that if the glass was half full, I was an optimist. If it was half empty I was a pessimist. So I drank the water and told him I was a problem solver. [続きを読む]
  • tannoy
  • Haruki MurakamiのUndergroundを読み始めました。オーム真理教が引き起こした地下鉄サリン事件をモデルにした小説と思っていましたが、村上春樹が事件後被害者にインタビューしたドキュメンタリーの様です。I left the Chiyoda Line platform and headed for the Hibiya Line as usual. When I reached the platform at the bottom of the stairs I heard the emergency alarm go off: Bee-ee-eep! I knew immediately from my tim [続きを読む]
  • steal someone's thunder
  • 前回に引き続きReader's Digest 6月号の記事 'Gadzooks! The Surprising Sources Of Great Sayings' からの引用です。When exactly do "the cows come home"? Who was the first person to "steal someone's thunder"? English is full of colorful of expressions that have lost the connection to their delightful origins. That said, when you learn the checkered past of some of these phrases, you might think twice ab [続きを読む]
  • running afoul of the third commandment
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事 'Gadzooks! The Surprising Sources Of Great Sayings' からの引用です。記事の中でタイトルに使われている "Gadzooks" について触れています。"Zounds!" "Egad!" "Cripes!" These silly explamations, called minced oaths, were originally Bible-friendly alternatives to swearing. The idea was that if you shouted "Gadzooks!" instead of "God's hooks!"--a reference to the nails from the [続きを読む]
  • hash out
  • Reader's Digest 6月号の記事 'Leading The Way Through Alzheimer's' からの引用です。A woman said sh
    e got nervous when her husband almost ran a red light and stopped only because she yelled. Afterward, she confiscated his keys. He
    got furious. she relented. They were stll hashing it out. "hashing it out" の意味が分からないので辞書を
    見ます。・Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary: or hash over : to talk [続きを読む]
  • get a load of that
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。"Mr. Tokoroda accorded me special consideration as the 'Mom' i
    n the family. That got to you, didn't it? It infuriated you that you weren't number one anymore." Ritsuko elbowed M
    inoru, sitting next to her. "Get a load of that! Has she got a screw loose or what? Talk about deluded." "Get a loa
    d of that" は如何にも口語的な表現ですね。意味・使用例を辞書で調 [続きを読む]
  • uncalled for
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。"It's gone like clockwork. Surprising how readable they are after a
    ll. Kids today." "That's because when all's said and done, they're still kids." Tokunaga did not ans
    wer. "That was uncalled for. Sorry." "Forget it. The main thing is, don't let down your guard." "unc
    alled for" は植木等の台詞、「お呼びでない!」(古い!)を思い起こさせますが、ちょっとこ
    こ [続きを読む]
  • set my teeth on edge
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。"I just thought I'd have a little fun," Minoru growled. He squ
    ared his scrawny shoulders, folded his arms, and began jiggling his leg. "She was really into the father-daughter thing, and
    wrote all this stuff that just set my teeth on edge. So I decided to mess with her."慣用句と思われる "set my tee
    th on edge" の意味を調べます。・Oxford English Dictionary [続きを読む]
  • cabbage butterfly
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。Takegami looked back. Tokunaga had laid his fingers on the bars. "It&apo
    s;s a butterfly. A cabbage butterfly."Wherever it had come from, the butterfly was perched on a bar, its white wings folded.
    舞台は日本だし、白い羽とあるので "cabbage butterfly" はモンシロチョウに違いありませんが
    、一応辞書を見ます。・Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary: any [続きを読む]
  • weather eye
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。Minoru Kitano did not answer immediately. Having blown off some steam, and pr
    otested, and been placated, he was now back to keeping a weather eye on Takegami, watching cautiously to see what moves he might m
    ake. Eyes fixed on the tabletop, he answered with a question of his own."weather eye" とはどんな目でしょうか
    ? 辞書を見ます。・Collins Dictionary: a [続きを読む]
  • line-up
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。Kazumi hung back behind her mother a bit and, ignoring Chikako, spoke to Offi
    ce Fuchigami. "So where's the line-up going to be?" "Follow me," came the crisp reply.上に出てきた
    "line-up" は何を意味しているのでしょうか? 辞書を見ます。・Collins Dictionary: At a line-up, a
    witness to a crime tries to identify the criminal from among a line of people.: He f [続きを読む]
  • pen pusher
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。There were seven squads in the First Criminal Investigation Division of the M
    PD, each with its own desk chief. Of the seven pen-pusher, Takegami ranked second in age and length of service. "pen-pusher&q
    uot; は文脈からして、内勤の警察官あるいは事務員と思われますが、辞書で意味を確認します。
    ・Cambridge English Dictionary: someone who has an office job that is no [続きを読む]
  • stake-out
  • Miyuki MiyabeのShadow Familyを読んでいます。"Well, it does sound like it's going to be rather fun," Tokuna
    ga said, still chuckling, and then caught himself. "Sorry, that was inappropriate. I apologize." Chikako gave him a smil
    e. "By the way, what about the stake-out? Have you--" Takegami quickly cut in. "We've contacted our man. He&ap
    os;s all set." "stake-out" が分からないので辞書を見ましたが、"stake-o [続きを読む]
  • hit it off from the start
  • The Japan Times July 3の記事表題からの引用です。Princess Ayako says she and fiance Kei Moriya hit it off from the start "hit it off" は知らない表現ですが、文脈から意味は容易に推測できます。記事を読むと表題の表現を裏ずけする文章が次の様にありました。“I met Mr. Moriya for the first time in December last year, and I remember that our conversation got so lively that it didn’t feel like we had just m [続きを読む]
  • take stock
  • The Japan Times June 26付の記事タイトル 'Osaka takes stock a week after violent rush-hour quake' の "takes stock" に引っ掛かりました。新聞記事の場合、タイトルの意味が分からない時は記事の中身を読むと分かる場合が多いので、記事を読みます。最初の段落を引用します。Hundreds of Osaka residents were living in shelters Monday as the city and prefecture began to take account of the damage from the short but [続きを読む]
  • meme
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 'The Night I Joined the Cajun Navy' からの引用です。And thank God for the
    Cajun Navy and all the other volunteers. How many more people would be dead today if not for our first responders and the thousand
    s of volunteers? I saw a meme on Facebook today that read, "Someone needs to erect a statue honoring the random average dude
    with a bass boat.""meme" はやはりReader's D [続きを読む]
  • veg out
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 'How to Create an Aha! Moment' からの引用です。The default mode network, as Dr. Raichle came to call it, is crackling with activity, burning perhaps 20 times the metabolic resources of the conscious brain. So the brain's resting-state circuitry--which is turned on, paradoxically, when you stop focusing on a problem and just veg out--is very likely the best place to park [続きを読む]
  • mark
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 'How to Create an Aha! Moment' からの引用です。Simon Lovell was 31 and a p
    rofessional con man who had spun the gambling tricks he'd learned from his grandfather into a lucrative business fleecing str
    angers. Without hesitation or remorse, he left his marks broken in hotels all over the world.この "marks" は何でし
    ょう? 辞書を見ます。・Oxford English Dictionary: A person [続きを読む]
  • handoff/slipups
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 '50 Ways To Survive Your Next Trip to the Hospital' からの引用です。Ask fo
    r a bedside shift change.Many errors occur when care transitions from one nurse to the next. If nurses do the handoff in your pres
    ence, you can catch slipups and ask questions."handoff" と "slipups" の意味が分かりません。上の
    場面に合う "handoff" の意味を説明している辞書は余りありませんでした。・Wi [続きを読む]