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1. To give someone a piece of one’s mind: (참다가) 한 소리하다. I walked right into my boss’s office yesterday and gave him a piece of my mind.
- I don’t think I can take this anymore. It looks like I’m going to have to give him a piece of my mind.
- I finally gave her a piece of my mind.
2. To be blindsided:뒷통수 얻어 맞다. 예문:I was completely blindsided by her scathing critique (따끔한 비판). I had always considered her a close friend.
- Some have said that the Korean telecom industry was blindsided by the smartphone revolution.
- I always thought we had the perfect marriage. I was completely blindsided by her affair.
3. To pull for ~, to root for ~: 어떤 팀을 응원하다.Q: Who were you pulling for during the World Cup? A: I was rooting for Korea, of course.
- Who were you rooting for during the Olympics?
- My father always pulled for the Cubs, so I guess my love of the team is hereditary.
4. It slipped my mind: 깜빡했다. 예문: I was supposed to help my dad mow the lawn, but it completely slipped my mind.
- I was supposed to tell my wife I was going to be late tonight, but it completely slipped my mind.
- I thought he was going to thank the Smith family for their support in his speech. I guess it slipped his mind.
5. To be born with a silver spoon (in one’s mouth): 부유한 집안에서 태어나다. He was born with a silver spoon. He’s never even had a real job.
- It may seem like I was born with a silver spoon, but the truth is that I grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.
6. To not hold water: 이치에 안 맞다 (사상이나 이론에 대해서만) 예문: His lecture was interesting, but that theory of his holds no water.
- What a ridiculous excuse. That holds absolutely no water.
- His paper on evolutionary biology holds no water.
7. Red tape: 번거로운 행정 절차. 예문: I’d like to visit mainland China at some point, but there’s just too much red tape involved in getting a visa.
(옛날에 정부에서 나온 서류는 다 빨간 끈으로 묶어서 나왔기 때문에 생긴 말입니다)
- Starting a business in Korea is an endless stream of red tape.
- International marriages involve a lot of red tape.
8. To act up: 말썽 부리다. (무생물에 대해서) The copier keeps acting up. (유생물에 대해서) Your son continuously acts up in class.
- I think I’d better stop by the pharmacy after work. My stomach is acting up again.
- Even as early as third grade, my brother had a reputation for acting up in class.
9. To get on someone’s bad side: 눈 밖에 나다. 예문: The boss is kind, but make sure you don’t get on his bad side
- She’s a real sweetheart, but once you get on her bad side, watch out!
- Yeah, he’s a charmer. Just don’t get on his bad side.
10. My pride was wounded: 자존심 상했어. A: Why has James been sulking around recently? B: I think he had his pride wounded by what you said.
- You need to man up. It’s a rough-and-tumble world if your pride is easily hurt.
- I can’t believe you let his offhand comment hurt your pride like that.