NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Anger Management (5) 6/25 2009



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■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Anger Management (5) 6/25 2009


"I thought your opening remarks were frivolous."
"Define 'frivolous' for me."

It sounds a bit nebulous to me. What specifically is it
that you're advocating?

It was supposed to be quite a coup to land such a highflier.

frivolous, 軽薄な、取るに足らない
If you describe an activity as frivolous, you disapprove of
it because it is not useful and wastes time or money.

ex) The group says it wants politicians to stop wasting public
money on what it believes are frivolous projects.

nebulous, 漠然とした
If you describe something as nebulous, you mean that it is
vague and not clearly defined or not easy to describe.

ex) Music is such a nebulous thing.

coup, 大当たり、大成功
Office Perks (1)より

A coup is an achievement which is thought to be especially
good because it was very difficult.

ex) The sale is a big coup for the auction house.

land, ...を獲得する、...をものにする
Office Perks (1)より

If you land something that is difficult to get and that
many people want, you are successful in getting it.

ex) He landed a place on the graduate training scheme.

highflier, 成功者、大物
Office Perks (1)より

A high-flyer is someone who has a lot of ability and is
likely to be very successful in their career.

in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use high flyer, high-flier

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