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第141回

Remedy. = A means for curing a disease.

療法。薬。

A good remedy for a cold is hot chicken soup and a good night's sleep.

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第142回

To feel positive. = To feel good about something to have confidence.

確かな手ごたえを感じる。

Due to the recent upturn in economic signs I feel positive about this year's business situation.

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第143回

A night owl. = Someone who stays up late or seldom sleeps in the evening.

夜更かしをする人。

Jack is a real night owl, he stays up until dawn watching old movies on T.V.

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第144回

Hot item. = Something that's in demand or very popular.

流行しているもの。売れ行きがよい商品。

The i-pod is such a hot item that is sold out almost as soon as it is put on the shelf.

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第145回

Mum's the word. = To keep a secret or not to talk about a subject.

誰にも言うな。

Remember this new project is still a secret, so mum's the word.

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第146回

To be in the black. = To turn a profit in business. / To be in the red. = To loose money in business.

(決算が)黒字で。/ 赤字を出して。

Due to the economic slow down many companies were in the red but recently, due to an economic upswing many firms are now in the black.

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第147回

To curb. = To restrain, to hold back.

抑制する。

I'm trying to curb my weight, so I have to cut down on the amount of sweets that I eat.

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第148回

To bite the bullet. = To accept a loss, hardship, or pain.

(歯を食いしばって) 嫌な事に耐える。

As one of our clients declared bankruptcy, we had to bite the bullet for a considerable amount of money.

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第149回

Farsighted. = Foreseeing what is likely to happen and preparing for it.

先見の明がある。

She was farsighted enough to know that overeating would ruin her health, so she began to diet.

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第150回

A bolt from out of the blue. = Something that happens very suddenly without warning

晴天の霹靂。

We were all very shocked as the president announced his retirement like a bolt from out of the blue.

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