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第131回

To meddle. = To interfere, usually when not wanted.

・・・(に)干渉する。 おせっかいをする。

His mother always meddle in his affairs, so he is unable to make his own life.

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第132回

To butt out. = To get out of the way; not to bother.

・・・(を)突き出す。

She is always interfering in my life, I wish she would butt out.

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第133回

A rip off. = To steal, cheat or to overcharge.

をだます。・・・からだまし取る。’ぼる’。

The employee ripped off millions of yen from his company before he was found out.

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第134回

To take heat. = To have pressure put on by someone or to receive complaints.

圧力を受ける。

Since he hasn't been able to clear his sales quota he has been taking a lot of heat from his sales manager recently.

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第135回

Every so often. = Once in a great while; From time to time.

時々。折にふれて。

I quit smoking 25 years ago but every so often I have the urge to smoke.

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第136回

To soup up. = To make something either faster or better.

・・・の速度を速める。

As my car was rather slow, I decided to soup it up by adding higher quality engine parts.

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第137回

To feel blue. = To feel depressed, To be down or sad.

気がふさぐ。

Since the loss of the Japan series, Tigers fans have been feeling blue.

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第138回

Chaw. = Food. / To chow down. = To eat.

食べ物。 / ・・を食べる。

I'm really happy when I can chow down on some good Chinese chow.

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第139回

To put out to pasture. = To be retired.

を隠退させる。

I've been working for this company for 30 years but when I'm 65 years old they are going to put me out to pasture.

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第140回

To yak. = To talk too much.

おしゃべりする、 べらべらしゃべる。

For many older ladies the chance to yak with their friends is golden time.

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