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第651回

To drop a dime. = To accuse someone of something.

(俗)密告する。

The gangster dropped a dime on his partner to get out of jail.

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第652回

To pack heat. = To carry a gun.

(俗)銃を携行する。

You should stay clear of someone who packs heat.

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第653回

To stay clear. = To keep away.

近づかない。避ける。

I always stay clear of strange people and snakes.

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第654回

The big picture. = The whole story.

全体像。

No one knows the big picture about the Japanese economy.

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第655回

On hand. = To be present or to have.

手元に。

Since I speak a lot, I always have water on hand.

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第656回

Skeleton staff. = Only enough staff to function.

必要最小限の人員。

On a holiday, most companies have only a skeleton staff on hand.

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第657回

When the going gets tough,the tough get going. = This is an old Marine Corps term. When things go wrong, strong people prevail.

事態が面倒になると頑強な者が動く。

When things are bad, toughen up and get going.

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第658回

To put your foot into your mouth.=To say something embarrassing or foolish.

失言する。気まずいことを言う。

If you are shopping with your wife and she asks if she looks fat in this dress, you say "YES". That's putting your foot into your mouth.

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第659回

C'est la vie.=A French expression that means that's life or it can't be helped.

それが人生。仕方ない。

I wanted to go back to the States for Christmas, but I couldn't get a ticket. C'est la vie.

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第660回

To swim with the sharks.= To complete with the best.

一分の隙もなく成し遂げる。

If you want to swim with the sharks in business, you must speak English.

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