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第191回

To chip in. = To help out, usually with money.

(金を)寄付する、出し合う。

As our teacher was retiring, we all chipped in to buy him a going away present.

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第192回

To be bushed. = To be very tired or fatigued.

疲れ切った。

I've been working hard all week and now I feel really bushed.

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第193回

To pour cold water on. = Discourage or to reduce emotions.

にけちをつける。に水をさす。

Lack of snow poured cold water on my ski vacation.

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第194回

Out-of-touch. = Not to have contact with someone or something.

(と)接触を失って。(最近の)事情に疎くなる。

Since I live in Japan I have been out-of-touch with the American social scene.

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第195回

On second thought. = To reconsider or to think again.

考え直して。

I wanted to have ice cream for desert but on second thought, ice cream is fattening, so I changed my mind.

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第196回

Double-check. = To check two times.

再点検する。

Before I leave my house I check and then double-check to make sure that I have my train pass.

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第197回

To mollify. = To make quiet and peaceful.

を和らげる。をなだめる。

She was upset with him and his excuses failed to mollify her.

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第198回

To fib. = To tell a false story about something unimportant.

罪のないうそ、軽いうそ。

The old man would sometimes tell fibs about his childhood to impress his grandchildren.

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第199回

24/7 = All day and all night seven days a week.

年中無休。

Convenience stores, police stations and this building are open 24/7.

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第200回

A hassle. = A problem, an irritation, a delay or a bothersome situation.

激論。混乱。大奮闘。

After 9/11, going through customs is a hassle.

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