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第121回

Let off steam. = To relax, relieve stress or to let yourself go.

うっぷんを晴らす。

After a pressure packed day, a lot of business men drink or sing Karaoke to let off steam.

第122回

Under-the-table. = To be paid an illegal way.

違法な。

Since he had no work visa he was forced to work in sweatshop conditions and he was always paid under-the-table.

第123回

Jack-of-all-trades. = Someone who has a great many types of skills; someone who can do a number of jobs.

何でもできる(する)人。よろず屋。

He's worked as a machinist, an accountant and a salesman. He is a Jack-of-all-trades.

第124回

Thin on top. = Loosing hair but not quite bald.

頭のてっぺん(の髪)が薄くなって。

My brother is loosing his hair rapidly, he's not bald yet but he's rather thin on top.

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第125回

Guzzle. = To drink a lot quickly.

(を)がぶ飲みする。

The new SUV's and off road vehicles are cool, but they really guzzle gas.

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第126回

Pal around with. = To associate with to meat socially but not exactly close friends.

付き合う。

After training I sometimes pal around with some of the other members of my club.

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第127回

To get to. = To irritate, to make one upset, angry or annoyed.

・・・を困らせる。いらいらさせる

He constantly taps his fingers on the table and it really gets to me.

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第128回

To put someone on. = To joke around, to tell a fake tale.

をかつぐ。

Stop putting me on, Hoshino isn't going to coach the Giants.

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第129回

To scrub. = To cancel, to call off or to brush well.

を中止する。・・・を取りやめる。

The space shuttles take off had to be scrubbed due to the weather.

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第130回

To Get over. = To recover.

・・・から回復する。

I had a terrible cold and it took me three weeks to get over it.

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