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第521回

Pie in the sky. = To think rightly and over optimistically.

絵に描いた餅。実現が難しいこと。

I think Mr.Abe's new economic program is pie in the sky.

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第522回

A beautiful world. = Some things are good and some things are bad. But in the end, everything works out because it's a beautiful world.

良いことも悪いこともあるのが人生。

It was a cold and rainy day yesterday but it's warm and the sun shining today. It's a beautiful world!!!

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第523回

To play it by ear. = To make up as you go along.

成り行きで。臨機応変に。

If you don't understand the situation, play it by ear.

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第524回

To live and let live. = Not to worry about small things and to forgive the mistakes of others.

人は人。

When driving, I am sometimes cut off by a rude driver. Instead of being angry, I just say live and let live.

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第525回

A heart of gold. = A person who is very kind, helpful and understanding.

やさしく思いやりのある人。

Everyone's mother has a heart of gold.

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第526回

To lighten up. = To relax or to ease tension.

気楽に。

If the trains are packed, try to lighten up and enjoy the ride.

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第527回

That's life. = That's the way it is, if can't be helped.

しょうがない。そんなもの。

I got to work late this morning because the train was delayed. It's no use getting upset. That's life.

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第528回

Prime time. = The best time.

ゴールデンタイム、ゴールデンアワー。

Prime time for television is between 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

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第529回

To look before you leap. = To think before you do something.

慎重に行動する、熟慮する。

Before buying stocks, you should look before you leap.

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第530回

To nix. = A slang word which means no, not at all.

否定する、拒む。

To keep my weight down I must nix ice cream. But I don't want to.

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