Lesson 8 Second Acts
2013年07月29日 (月) | 編集 |

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Lesson 8 Second Acts 人生の第二幕

quality time  (子供や親などと過ごす)大切な[楽しい]時間、充実した交流のひととき ◆A busy company executive might spend quality time with his children on the weekends. Take them to the park, read them bed time stories. That sort of things.

carouse  飲み騒ぐ ◆We see lots of new company employees carousing every year in April, don’t we? Out celebrating their new jobs.

hit 65  65歳になる ◆The stock market hit an all-time high today. ◆The temperature hit 35 degrees yesterday.

take a long, hard look  ・・・をじっくり検討する ◆She thought about it long and hard, and decided to quit. ◆John worked long and hard on his speech.

take a beating on the stock market  株の取引でかなりの損失を出す ◆The company’s reputation took a beating when it recalled one of its products. ◆The ruling party took a beating in the last election. 

make a killing  大もうけをする、大金をつかむ ◆He made a killing in IT stocks. ◆The company made a killing its software.

invertebrate  常習的な、慢性の、根深い ◆Someone could be inveterate gambler. ◆I just saw an article that started, "I am an inveterate social media junkie."

stagnant  停滞した、伸び悩んだ ◆If my income is stagnant, then it means I'm not making more money as time goes by. My salary stays the same. ◆If job grows stagnant, then new jobs are not being creative in the economy.

feel the heat  プレッシャー[圧力]を感じる ◆Company X is feeling the heat as its competitor's slashed their prices. ◆I need to get a bottle of water. I'm really feeling the heat today.

go after  目指す ◆The government is going after copyright violators.

let go  ・・・を解雇する ※dismissやfireよりも婉曲 ◆The company had to let 20 employees go this month.
crawl back to health  ゆっくり回復する ◆Sales have crawled up since last year. ◆There was a big pileup on the freeway, so traffic is just crawling along.

soul-destroying rejection  気がめいる[心が折れる]ような不採用

get into a negative rut  悪い状況にはまり込む、悪循環に陥る

hoary adage  陳腐なことわざ

teach an old dog new tricks  老犬に新しい芸を教える (⇔)You're never old to learn. ◆You're never too old to learn.

fall back upon  ・・・に頼る、・・・を宛てにする ◆US high school students usually apply to a number of colleges. That way they have something to fall back upon [on] if they don't get into first choice. ◆(形)fallback 滑り止め This college is my first choice, and this one is my fallback.

go only so far  限度[限界]がある ◆Personal connections will only get you so far in finding a job. We also have to be qualified and present ourselves well.

keep one’s options open  選択肢を残しておく ◆A politician might say he won't run in this election, but keep his options open for the future.

in the ranks of the unemployed  失業者の仲間入りをして

reinvent oneself  再出発する、自己改革する

doesn't hurt  ・・・しても構わない、有利である ◆It doesn’t hurt to keep our résumé updated. That way if a job opportunity comes up, you can send immediately.

it helps  役立つ ◆I was told, “It helps if you dress like you already have a job.”

key to survival  生き残りの鍵[秘訣] ◆The key to successful investing is lots of research. ◆The key to good translating is not being too literal.

line of work  職種 ◆Mr. Sugita’s line of work is public relations. Mine is public relations. Mine is journalism. ◆What’s your line? あなたの仕事は何ですか?
no lack of  十分な・・・、たくさんの ◆(=)no shortage of There was no shortage of suggestions of the meeting.

to the fullest  十分に ◆The government pledged to prosecute tax evaders to the fullest extent of the law. ◆Her mentor encouraged he to use her talent to the fullest.

stand a better chance of  ・・・の可能性[見込み]がより高い、・・・に関してより有利である(=)have a better chance ◆We stand a better chance of getting them on time if we take a taxi.

enjoy the fruits of  恩恵を受ける ◆Company X is enjoying the fruits of the tablet computer boom. ◆(=)reap the benefits Internets are keeping the benefits of the IT stock booms.

noteworthy  注目すべき、顕著な ◆praiseworthy 称賛に値する、creditworthy 信用力のある

take advantage of  ・・・を利用する ◆She takes advantage of his generous personality to borrow lots of money.

downsize one’s lifestyle  ライフスタイルを簡素化する

luck out  《米》《口》運がいい、ついている ◆We lucked out and managed to reserve the conference room at short notice.







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