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第792回

So far so good.= Until now everything is OK.

今のところ順調。

My life, so far so good.

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第791回

To shape up. = To get into good condition physically or mentally.

体を鍛える。体調を整える。

Now many people are at the sports club trying to shape up for summer.

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第790回

Tip-top. = The best.

最高。

I'm in tip-top shape.

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第789回

Shipshape. = In good condition, neat. A naval term which means everything in order.

きちんとして。整然とした。

My house is never in shipshape.

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第788回

Sweater weather. = Cool weather. A sweater is needed to keep warm.

セーターが相応しい気候。

Autumn is sweater weather in Japan.

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第787回

To hit the sack. = To go to bed. A military term, the mattress is the sack.

就寝する。

I hit the sack about midnight.

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第786回

As dry as dust. = To be very very very dry.

とても乾燥している。

After a night of drinking beer, next morning my throat is as dry as dust.

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第785回

To catch a cold. vs. To be down with a cold. = To catch a cold is to have a runny nose and a sore throat. To be down with a cold is a heavy cold with a fever and you must stay in bed.

風邪を引く。vs 風邪で寝込む。

During Golden Week, I was down with a cold.

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第784回

The new normal.= Things that are abnormal (have become normal).

新たな常識、常態。

The stock market under Trump has become the new normal.

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第783回

The birds and the bees.= The facts of life.

生命の営み。性教育の基礎。

It is a father’s duty to inform their sons about the birds and the bees.

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