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第161回

To be frank. = To be serious, truthful or to the point.

率直な、飾り気のない。

Yesterday, I sat down with my son and we had a frank discussion about his future.

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第162回

To buddy up. = To make friends or to become friendly.

(と)仲よくする、親しくする。

I went to Koshien last night and I was able to buddy up with a number of Tigers fans.

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第163回

To cave in. = To give in, to fail.

降参する。 へたばる。

I am on a diet but I love chocolate ice cream, so sometimes I cave in and eat a bowl or two.

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第164回

To set your heart on. = To hope, expect or deeply believe in something.

・・をおおいに欲しがる、望む。

Many soccer fans set their hearts on victory over Australia, but they were disappointed.

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第165回

Red faced. = To be embarrassed.

赤面する。 きまり悪く感じる。

I was red faced when I discovered that I had gotten on the women's only car.

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第166回

Will power. = Desire, self restraint or determination.

意志力、決意。

Stopping smoking isn't easy. It takes effort and will power.

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第167回

Crackpot. = People who are crazy or have strange ideas.

気ちがいじみた(人)、 風変わりな(人)。

People who shoot missiles at Japan must be considered to be crack pots.

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第168回

Spooked. = Frightened, a slight shock or to feel uneasy.

気味が悪い。

The nation was spooked by the recent missile crisis.

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第169回

To cut a deal. = To make a deal.

・・・と取引をする。

I tried to buy a new computer but it was too expensive and I was unable to cut a deal with the shop owner.

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第170回

To ramp up. = To improve or to escalate.

よりよくする。

If you don't ramp up your studies you will never pass the examinations.

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