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第71回

Ingenious. = Very smart, clever.

考案(発明)の才のある。器用な

She has an ingenious way of keeping track of appointments in her office.

第72回

As the crow flies. = A straight path, no diversions.

一直線に、最短距離で。

It's about 15 miles by highway or 10 miles as the crow flies.

第73回

Dog days. = Very very hot days when dogs seldom move or simply sleep the whole day.

土用、暑中。

In these recent dog days of August, it is best to stay inside and chill out with a cool drink.

第74回

In safe hands. = To be in a protected and trusted situation.

安全でいられる。

Even though that's a pretty tough neighborhood, you are in safe hands if you go there with him.

第75回

To be sick and tired. = A distasteful situation.

嫌になる。

I stopped drinking because I was sick and tired of waking up in the morning and feeling ill.

第76回

Figure out. = understand.

考えた末解決する。理解する。

I can't figure out why the Tigers are doing so badly this year.

第77回

Drawback.= Problem or disadvantage.

欠点。不利な点。

Crime,noise and pollution are some of the drawbacks of living in the city.

第78回

Take heart. = Be encouraged.

勇気を出す。

Take heart the economy is recovering.

第79回

Have a heart. = To be kind or generous.

慈悲深い。

Have a heart and donate to the red cross.

第80回

To get going. = To start or to begin.

動き出す。始める。

In the winter I find it hard to get going in the mornings.

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