2015年04月13日

絶対におぼえておきたい! 体にまつわるイディオム(25)



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●総集編 〜 「頭」「顔」 〜 ●


be head over heels in love with
〜に首ったけである
A: Why is Mike smiling all the time? It's a little strange.
B: Oh, he has a new girlfriend. It seems like he's head over heels in love with her.

off the top of one's head
思いつきで、即座に
A: Remember that movie, the one with Tom Hanks where he's on an island? What's it called?
B: Oh, wow, I can't think of it off the top of my head. Let's google it.

put our [your / their] heads together
知恵を出し合う
A: The customer is really angry. They wanted the shipment yester-day, but it's stuck in customs.
B: Yeah, it's a tough situation. We'll just have to put our heads together and find a solution.

Let's face it.
(嫌な)現実を認めよう
A: I really miss my college days. They were so much fun.
B: Yeah, I know what you mean. But let's face it―those days aren't coming back.

lose face
面目を失う
A: The products arrived, but the customer says they're poorly made. It seems we made a mistake at the factory.
B: Oh, no. We've really lost face on this deal.


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