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“In The Bag”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 281

In The Bagってどういう意味?

In the bagとは日本語で  「大丈夫」「問題なし」という意味の、成功を確実視している状態を表す表現です。

メジャーリーグの試合終盤に、勝利がほぼ確定したチームが試合終了を待たずにボールを袋につめて後片付けを始めてしまう様子から来ているとされています。

 

In The Bagってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、仕事の進捗について同僚と話している時:

Justin: How were the negotiations? Do you think we will get the contract?
You: Yes! It’s in the bag!

Justin: 交渉はうまくいきましたか?契約に至りそうですか?
You: はい!問題ありません。

 

In The Bag の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、発音や、会話の中での自然な使い方を、Bizmatesのプレゼンター Justinが解説します。

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Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners

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video lesson. Where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or

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expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And this

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week everyone, we are going to learn: In
The Bag. In the bag, okay. So what does

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this mean how do we use it, let's find
out. But first as always, let's begin with

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a quick review of last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, so imagine I say: Wow,

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the exchange rate dropped again! And your response is: Yes, well of course, because

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something like that changes very often.
So if something changes or can change

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very quickly, how do you say that using
the expression from last week. I'll give

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you five seconds to think about it. Are
you ready? Okay, go! Alright, and time is up.

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If you said: Yes. It can change on a dime!
Then that's exactly right.

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Well done and thank you for remembering
last week's class. Okay everyone, so let's

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move on to: In The Bag. Now, this is what I
sometimes hear. Alright, again I'm

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speaking to my good friend and colleague
taro, and I say: Taro, so how are the

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negotiations? Can we get the contract? So
taro has been working very hard recently,

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he's been trying to negotiate a deal
with one of our business partners. So

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how's it going? Is it going to be
successful? Tao says: Yes! It will be

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successful result! Okay, good. Alright, so
I can understand that it's going to be

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successful, it's going to work out so
this is fine. However, you might hear a

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native English speaker use this
expression. Yes! It's in the bag! Alright,

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so whenever you are sure something is
going to be successful, or you are sure

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you are going to achieve something it is
in the bag. Okay?

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So for example, maybe I went to a job
interview the other week so my friend

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asks me: So, do you think you got the job?
And I say: Yeah! It's pretty much in the

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bag. It means, yeah pretty much
I think they're going to offer me the

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job. Okay. Or did we get a good deal? Say
yeah, yeah it's pretty much in the bag.

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So yes, it's going to be successful, yes
we are going to get a positive result, so

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it is in the bag. Okay, so whenever you
are sure something is going to work out

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positively, you are going to achieve
something it's in the bag.

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Okay, so pronunciation very simple. So
please repeat after me: Yes!

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It's in the bag! In the bag, okay. Your
turn, go ahead. Very good. Now after my

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question: So how are the negotiations? Do
you think we can get the contract? - Yes!

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It's in the bag! Okay, perfect.
Alright, so please remember this for

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our review next week. Okay, so our bonus
question this week is another way to say:

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Together Think. Alright, if you know what
the answer is please leave it in the

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comments below. If you don't know what
the answer is, but you're curious to find

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out, you can look for it in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video

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lessons. Okay, and of course I will leave
the answer to last week's bonus question

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in the information below, so take a look.
Alright everyone, so that is it for me

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this week. Thank you always for watching!
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll

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see you next time. Thank you!

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