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第301回

Anxiety = To be in a worried and stressful state

懸念、不安。

Due to the economic meltdown, there is a great deal of financial anxiety among working people.

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第302回

Nonchalant = Casual, collected and cool

むとんじゃくな、無関心な。

His nonchalant attitude to life infuriates many of his friends.

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第303回

High on the hog = To live extravagantly or richly

ぜいたく三昧で。

It seems that the Wall Street bankers are living high on the hog.

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第304回

Peaks and valleys = The ups and downs in life

絶頂と苦難。

With the economic system in such strange condition, everyone's life has peaks and valleys.

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第305回

Surefire = Absolutely

確実な、まちがいのない。

To step on someone's toes is a surefire way to make him angry.

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第306回

Backtrack = To go in reverse, to retract a statement

逆戻りする。(主張などを)引っ込める。

He stated that he would quit smoking but he had to backtrack after a few days.

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第307回

Back against the wall = To be in a difficult position with no place to go

追い詰められる。

If your back is against the wall never, never, never, never give up.

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第308回

To beat the drum = To advertise to talk about or cheer

(を)派手に宣伝する。

Most Japanese are beating the drum about the Samurai in the W.B.C.

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第309回

Out of the blue = To come from nowhere

出し抜けに(の)。

The idea to buy new shoes came from out of the blue.

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第310回

Whammy = Curse

縁起を悪くする力、ジンクス。

The Tigers hope Colonel Sanders will take the whammy off them.

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