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第341回

To drive one nuts = To make someone upset or irritated

気が狂う。

People who smoke in restaurants, drive me nuts.

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第342回

To clean up one's act = To improve, to change for the better

行いを改める、心を入れ替える。

My sons had better stop playing around and clean up their acts if they intend to succeed in their lives.

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第343回

To know the score = To understand completely

実情、(真相)を知る。

If you want to invest in the stock market you should know the score about investing first.

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第344回

To swagger = To walk, talk and act with great confidence

威張って歩く。

Since the Yankees have won the World Series, their fans swagger around New York.

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第345回

To man up = To become strong and act like a man

成長する。

If you make a mistake, you man up to it and get on with your life.

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第346回

Mettle = Guts

勇気、気概。

When things get tough you must show your mettle and press on.

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第347回

Freewheeling = To spend money without thinking

自由奔放な。

My sons must stop their freewheeling ways and become more astute.

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第348回

In the dumps = To feel bad or depressed

ふさいで、元気なく。

When the weather is dark and rainy, many people feel in the dumps.

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第349回

Tapped out = Used up or out of cash

使い果たす。

I want to shop until I drop but as I am tapped out of cash, I will have to stay home.

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第350回

Out of the woods = To recover

困難(危機)を乗り越えて。

The economy is improving but we are not out of the woods yet.

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