NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Retirement Plans (5) 8/20 2009






■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Retirement Plans (5) 8/20 2009


At first everyone laughed, but eventually Dan realized that
his wisecracks were resulting in more harm than good.

Harry didn't have time to cash his paycheck before he left
on his vacation. When he got to Hawaii, he discovered that
his company had gone under and the check had been canceled.

The exposure of political corruption was an earthshaking
revelation in Washington.

The newspaper company owns a major-league orchestra.

Time is of the essence.

wisecrack, 冗談、皮肉
A wisecrack is a clever remark that is intended to be amusing,
but is often rather unkind.

go under, 倒産する
If a business or project goes under, it becomes unable to
continue in operation or in existence.

ex) If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of

revelation, 暴露、摘発
A revelation is a surprising or interesting fact that is
made known to pwople.

ex) the seemingly everlasting revelations about his private

major-league, 最高の、最重要な
Major league people or institutions are impotant or

ex) James Hawes's first film boasts major-league stars.
boast (中立的な意味で)誇りにしている

be of the essence, きわめて重要である
If you say that something is of the essence, you mean that
it is absolutely necessary in order for a particular action
to be successful. [FORMAL]

ex) Speed was of the essence in a project of this type.

その他にも、次も押さえておきたい。[誌面の都合上省略] ★は重要表現
bigwig, 実力者
crux of the matter, 問題の核心、肝心なところ
nothing to be sneezed at, 軽く見るべきではない

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