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第621回

A wimp. = Someone who is not strong. A weak person.

弱虫。意気地無し。

In the negotiations with Iran, America was a wimp.

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第622回

Water under the bridge.=An event that has already happened.

過ぎ去ったこと。

One should forget about yesterday's problems. They are like water under the bridge.

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第623回

To sweep under the carpet. = To hide some kind of problem.

(不都合なことを)隠す。

He tried to sweep under the carpet the fact that he failed the exam.

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第624回

To keep a lid on it. = To keep it quiet or to keep a secret.

静かにする。公にしない。

My house is very noisy. The neighbors always call and tell me to keep a lid on it.

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第625回

The only rodeo in town. =The only thing happening in town.

町の唯一の出来事(スポーツなどの楽しみ)。

In Osaka the Hanshin Tigers baseball team is the only rodeo in town.

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第626回

See ya'.=To see you later or we'll meet again.

じゃ、また。

I have to go now. See ya'.

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第627回

In one ear and out the other.=To listen to someone or something but not to hear what is actually being said.

馬耳東風。

When my boss speaks, it's in one ear and out the other.

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第628回

Fire in the belly .=To have desire, drive or guts.

熱意。野心。

To start your own company, you must have a fire in your belly to succeed.

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第629回

Rodeo clown.=American slang. Someone who is foolish.

愚か。思慮不足。

There is a well liked politician in Osaka whom I consider to be a rodeo clown.

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第630回

A class act.=Someone who acts very dignified and is well respected.

傑出した人、物。

My secretary is a class act.

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