오늘의 표현 10

EiK Podcast 127: Expressions of the Day 10

최근에 제 트위터를 통해서 배포한 표현 10 개를 묶어서 올립니다.평상시에 휴대폰으로나 이메일을 통해서 하루에 하나씩 이런 표현 연습을 받고 싶으면 @EnglishinKorean에 가셔서 팔로잉하시면 됩니다.

1. Make one’s bed and lie in it: 자업자득이다.

  • A: I’m in debt to the casino again. Please lend me some cash.
  • B: You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.

2. Face the music: 자기 잘못 때문에 생긴 논란, 비판, 나쁜 결과 등을 회피하지 않고 직시하다.

  • These bills are out of control. I think it’s time for you to face the music.

3. 저번에 배운 self-made man(자수성가한 사람)에 이어서 오늘 비슷한 의미를 지니는 ‘pull oneself up by one’s own bootstraps’를 살펴봅시다.

  • He was born into poverty, but with tireless hard work, pulled himself up by his own bootstraps to become a very wealthy man.

4. To burn bridges: 돌이킬 수 없이 관계를 안 좋게 끝내다. 유종의 미는 ‘to leave a good impression’인데 이 표현은 그것과 정반대의 상황을 가리켜요.

  • A: I can’t believe my boss fired me. I’m going tell him off (한소리하다).
  • B: That’s a terrible idea. It’s never smart to burn bridges

5. 결벽증 있는 사람: germaphobe, clean freak (속어), mysophobia (결벽증, 문어체)

  • A: Don’t touch me! You’re dirty.
  • B: Why are you being such a germaphobe?

6. An uphill battle: 힘든 싸움 (고전).

  • That Republican candidate is going to face an uphill battle against such a well-liked (인기 많은) Democrat.

7. Back to square one: 원점으로 되돌아가다.

  • A: Well, this project was sure a bust (실패작). B: Yeah, I guess it’s back to square one.

8. How’s ____ treating you?: 무슨 무슨 생활이 어때요?

  • A: How’s married life treating you?
  • B: Fine. How’s Korea treating you?

9. We got off on the wrong foot: 만난 지 얼마 안 됐는데 벌써부터 사이 안 좋네.

  • I wish I could start over with James. We kind of got off on the wrong foot.

10. Bear with me: (내가 잘 못 하는 걸) 봐주세요.

  • A: Please, bear with me. Today is my first day on the job.
  • B: No problem. Take your time.

Michael

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