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※ 英語が分からない自分用の予習メモです。

【 Colors 】
Learning Expressions Using Colors.


【 Week1 - In Business Situations 】
August 1st, 2014 (Fri.) : Weekly Review
復習回です。 ※正解は白文字に設定してあります。


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July 28th, 2014 (Mon.) : Launching a Start-Up

A : I'm planning to start a gluten-free bakery.
B : Who's bankrolling it?
A : I'm coming (to that). Take a look at my business plan.
B : Hmm. It looks good on paper.
A : I was able to cut through the (red tape).
B : It should work in theory.
A : Thanks, Harold. Now I just need (a backer).
B : I'll provide the financing, Emma.
A : You're a true-blue friend!


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>> Quick & Question
What kind of friend does Rmma think Harold is?
A true-blue friend.


>> More & Info!
I was able to cut through the red tape.

cut through を reduce に。
⇒ I was able to reduce the red tape.
red tape を paperwork に。
⇒ I was able to reduce the paperwork.
reduce を eliminate unnecessary に。
⇒ I was able to eliminate unnecessary paperwork.

paperwork [N]事務仕事
eliminate [V](…を)除く


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July 29th, 2014 (Tue.) : Coveted Job

A : You landed a great job, Eiji! How did you pull (it off)?
B : I did the research and offered a dozen great ideas to the company president.
A : What did they pay you for your ideas?
B : Not a (red cent). But that's how I got my foot in (the door).
A : Really?
B : Yes, Dolly. They called me a week later and offered me a position!


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>> Quick & Question
What did the company offer the man a week later?
A position.


>> More & Info!
Not a red cent.

a を one に。
⇒ Not one red cent.
one red を even a に。
⇒ Not even a cent.
cent を penny に。
⇒ Not even a penny.

□ even …さえも
penny [N]<<米・アナダ>>1セント 銅貨


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July 30th, 2014 (Wed.) : Legitimate Complaint.

A : What's that?
B : (Mystery meet).
A : The food quality has really gone downhill.
B : You're right.
A : Instead of just complaining, let's put it down in black (and white).
B : You want to start a petition?
A : Yes!
B : I don't want to (be blacklisted).
A : That wouldn't happen.
B : Well, I don't want to be involved, period.
A : Okay, suit yourself.


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>> Quick & Question
What seems to be the problem at the company cafeteria?
The food quality has really gone downhill.


>> More & Info!
I don't want to be blacklisted.

blacklisted を in their bad books に。
⇒ I don't want to be in their bad books.
in their bad books を seen as a troublemaker に。
⇒ I don't want to be seen as a troublemaker.
seen as を considered に。
⇒ I don't want to be considered a troublemaker.


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July 31th, 2014 (Tue.) : Planning a Grand Event

A : The (black-tie charity) event is coming up.
B : Yes, sir.
A : Have you reserved a ballroom?
B : Not yet. I was waiting for the (green light).
A : We'll need to discuss the budget and financials.
B : Right.
A : Who will be the master of ceremonies?
B : I've compiled a list of candidates.
A : How about a (brown-bag meeting) tomorrow?
B : All right.


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>> Quick & Question
What kind of list has the woman compiled?
A list of candidates for the master of ceremonies.


>> More & Info!
I was waiting for the green light.

[IDIOM] green light を go-ahead に。
⇒ I was waiting for the go-ahead.
the go-ahead を permission to proceed に。
⇒ I was waiting for permisson to proceed.
permisson to proceed を your authorization に。
⇒ I was waiting for your authorization.

go-ahead [N][単数形で通例 the go-ahead] 前進の信号
permisson [N] 許可 proceed[V]進む
authorization [N]委任 / 公認


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