NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Crime Spikes (2) 10/22 2009



■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Crime Spikes (2) 10/22 2009


To complicate the problem, stores are more reluctant
to stop suspicious customers because they fear scaring
away much-needed business.

I heard him say he didn't know what had gotten into him
and that he'd just slipped the meat into his backpack
on a whim.

A clerk accosted a lady, who looked to be at least in her 70s,
who apparently tried to slip some birthday cards into her
handbag when she thought no one was looking.

That kind of story really breaks my heart.

scare away, 怖がらせて遠ざける
If something scares people away, it makes them so nervous 
that they decide not to do something that they were planning
to do.

ex) The dispute has scared away potential investors.

on a whim, 気まぐれで、思いつきで、出来心で

A whim is a wish to do or have something which seems to have
no serious reason or purpose behind it, and often occures

ex) We decided, more or less on a whim, to sail to Morocco.

accost, ...に声をかける、...を呼び止める
If someone accosts another person, especially a stranger,
they stop them or go up to them and speak to them in a way
that seems rude or threatening. [FORMAL]

ex) I went up to the policeman and complained that this
man had accosted me in the street.

break someone's heart, (人)をとても悲しませる、(人)を
break you heart

You can say that something breaks your heart when the fact
that it is happening makes you feel sad and depressed,
because you believe that it is bad or wrong.

ex) It broke my heart to see this woman break down the way
she did.

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