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第281回

About-face = To reverse one's opinion or to change one's mind completely

方向転換。

I decided to return to America for Christmas. After hearing the airfare I did an about-face and decided to stay here.

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第282回

Optimistic = Hopefulness

楽観的な。

Even with all the trouble on Wall Street I am still optimistic about the world economy.

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第283回

Havoc = Great destruction

大破壊。

The Wall Street crisis has played havoc on the American economy.

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第284回

Shoddy = Inferior, not made well or not done well

粗悪な。

Shoddy workmenship causes production delays and breakdowns.

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第285回

The king of cool = The sharpest, the best or the most interesting

おしゃれの王様。

Apple's new i-phone is the king of cool in the U.S.A.

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第286回

To be candid = To state perfectly what is on your mind

率直な。

People who ask for a candid opinion of themselves usually have their feelings hurt.

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第287回

To forgo = To give up

・・・なしで済ます。断念する。

I have decided to forgo ice-cream to maintain my weight.

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第288回

Alive and kicking = To be in good condition, to be happy to be alive

大元気で。大はしゃぎで。

Every morning at 4:00 I'm up and alive and kicking.

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第289回

Giddy vs. glum = Very happy vs. very sad

有頂天。 / 押し黙った。

Supporters of Mr. Obama are giddy while supporters of Mr. Maccain are glum.

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第290回

Astute = Crafty

抜け目のない。

He is very famous for his astute way of speaking.

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