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第51回

Up side. = Good things.

いい側面。 Down side. = bad things.

On the up side our sales have improved, but on the down side our profits have decreased.

第52回

a.k.a. = Also known as.

・・・としても知られている。

Hideki Matsui a.k.a. Godzilla plays left field for the greatest baseball team in the world ; the New York Yankees.

第53回

Pouring rain. / To rain cats and dogs. = To rain extremely hard.

どしゃ降り。

I got caught in the pouring rain and I got soaked.

第54回

To spell out = To explain completely and carefully.

順を追って詳細に説明する。

In New York city you had better spell out directions to a taxi driver.

第55回

Hip = Modern,new,chic,up to date,sharp or in fashion.

先端的な、いかす、かっこいい

A hip new disco has opened recently and I'm going to check it out.

第56回

Now and then. = Occasionally.

時々、折々。

I don't go there so often any more, I only go there now and then.

第57回

Every so often. = Not really that often.

時々、折にふれて。

I seldom hear from them, but every so often I think of them.

第58回

To blurt out. = To say something without thinking.

だしぬけに言う、うっかり口に出す。

Before I was able to ask him, he blurted out his name.

第59回

Touchy = Very sensitive

取り扱いにくい、やっかいな。

You should never ask women their weight as they are very touchy about the topic.

第60回

Pudgy = A little fat or a little overweight.

ずんぐりした。

He hasn't trained for a few weeks and he also has been eating quite a lot, so he's starting to look a little pudgy.

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