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第201回

To anticipate. = To look forward to something with either pleasure or dread.

予想する。期待する。

Tigers fans anticipate that Igawa will pitch well for the Yankees.

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第202回

To consist of. = To include.

(から)成る、(で)成り立っている。

The United States consists of 50 states and Japan 47 prefectures.

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第203回

Handy = Convenient

重宝な、便利な。

When I'm out of my office a cell phone is very handy for keeping in contact with friends and clients.

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第204回

To do yourself a favor. = To do something good for yourself.

(人に) 恩恵を与える、 (人の)願いを聞く。

I think I'll do myself a favor and take a nice long vacation this year.

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第205回

To change hands = To exchange ownership.

(財産などの)所有者が変わる、人手に渡る。

I was surprised to learn that my favorite restaurant has changed hands and now operates under a different name.

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第206回

A wake up call = Something that happens that's traumatic which causes one to change, usually for the better.

気付きのきっかけ。

A heart attack is a wake up call to go a diet and to start exercising.

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第207回

A glitch = A hang-up or a slight problem.

(突然の)故障。

Due to a glitch in the software, my computer shuts down periodically.

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第208回

A hot topic. = Something that is discussed or talked about by a great many people.

最新の話題。

Red sox's pitcher Matsuzaka is a hot topic in Japan as well as in America.

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第209回

To hang in there. = To bear and not to give up.

がんばる。

Things look tough now but hang in there and everything will turn out alright.

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第210回

To bail out. = To help someone out of a difficult situation.

脱出する(させる)(苦境から)。

Sometime banks will lend money to bail out a company that is in a difficult situation.

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