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第41回

Get in touch. = To contact by phone, mail, e-mail or fax.

接触を保つ、連絡を取る。

If you would like to continue the course please get in touch with the instructor.

第42回

To shoot = To begin or to start.

(話し)始める。 さあどうぞ。

My I ask you a question? Go ahead,shoot.

第43回

Knock off. = To discount.

(値を)割引する。

The store will knock off 10% of the price if we buy now.

第44回

It's no big deal. = 1) It's not so important. 2) You needn't worry about it. 3) Don't get upset about it. 4) It's not causing me any problem.

大した事はない。

I didn't get the job that I wanted but it's no big deal.

第45回

In deep water. In hot water. = In serious trouble.

苦境に陥って。 難儀して。

I missed work yesterday so I'm in deep water with my boss and I'm in hot water with my wife.

第46回

Eerie = Unnatural , Supernatural

薄気味の悪い、 不可思議な。

There was an eerie silence in the cave.

第47回

Stuffy = Clogged , Tight .

風通しの悪い、 (風邪などで)息が苦しい。

(1) Please open the window as this room has become stuffy. (2) I've had a stuffy nose since this morning.

第48回

As is = To accept something in the condition of which it is in at present.

そのままで。

The price of the computer is 80,000 yen as is.

第49回

Fly-by-night = Usually a dishonest company or the person that runs away in the middle of the night.

借金をして夜逃げをする人。

When he tried to call to complain about the radio that he had bought, he found that the company was a fly-by-night one and the shop was not there.

第50回

Taboo. = Forbidden.

禁じられている、禁制の。

Smoking in the boy's room is taboo in high-schools everywhere.

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