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第271回

On the horizon = In the near future

(物事の)きざし。

I must go to America soon, so a trip to the U.S.A. is on the horizon for me.

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第272回

Loose cannon = Someone who is not rational and not dependable

問題を起こす人。

Mrs.Tanaka was the loose cannon in Mr. Koizumi's cabinet.

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第273回

To mothball something = To put something or someone in storage

を防虫剤を入れてしまう。

Since the price of gas is very high, I have decided to mothball my car.

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第274回

To poach = To take game or fish illegally

を密漁する、密猟する。

Recently a number of people have been caught poaching fish from a government controlled lake.

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第275回

Prime-time = The best time

(テレビ、ラジオの)ゴールデンアワー。

In Japan prime-time television is from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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第276回

To put one's finger on = To pinpoint

ぴたりとさす。

I have had a pain in my shoulder recently but I can't put my finger on the cause.

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第277回

A slow burn = To be upset about something for a long time possibly years

徐々に怒りが燃え上がっていくこと。

Many people when thinking about a work problem or their boss, do a slow burn.

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第278回

At a fast clip = Very quickly

速いスピードで。

Buildings are going up at a fast clip in this area.

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第279回

A clunker = An old car that breaks down often

ぽんこつ自動車。

In my younger days I spent more time under my clunker repairing it than driving it.

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第280回

To hog = For one to use something in excess

独占する。

My daughter hogs the bath for two or three hours.

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