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“Keep It On The Down-Low”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 289

Keep it on the down-low ってどういう意味?

Keep it on the down-low は日本語で「秘密で」「内密に」「こっそりと」「隠れて」といった意味があり、主に秘密にしたい内容や公にしたくないことを意味します。

 

Keep it on the down-low ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚に最近のニュースを話す時:

You: What!? You’re thinking about changing jobs!?
Justin: Maybe. But please keep it on the down-low.

You: え!?転職するんですか!?
Justin: まだわかりません。でもここだけの話にしておいてください。

 

Keep it on the down-low 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 introduce a new idiom, phrase, or
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expression that you can use in your daily business conversation. This week
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everyone that we are going to learn: To Keep it on The Down-Low. So a bit of a
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longer expression this week. But if you want to know what this means and how to
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use it, please stay tuned. But first, that's right, let's begin with a quick
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review of last week's class. Alright everyone, so imagine I say or I ask you:
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Who would pay over $1,000 for a smart watch? And alright, using the
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expression from last week, you want to say that people who really love
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technology are willing to pay a lot of money for the newest gadgets. So willing
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to pay a lot of money. How do you say that using the expression from last week?
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I'll give you five seconds to think about it. Are you ready? Alright, go!
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Okay, and time is up. If you said: Techies will pay top dollar for the newest gadgets.
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Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's
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class. Okay everyone, let's move on to: Keep it on The Down-Low. Now this is what
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I sometimes hear. Okay so, I'm talking with my good friend and colleague Taro
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and Taro has some shocking news for me, some shocking news. He says: You know
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Justin, I think I want to change my job. Okay he's thinking about leaving the
01:40
company, he's thinking about joining maybe a competitor or something. So I say:
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Really! What?! You're thinking about changing jobs?! Oh, I can't believe it.
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But Taro is kind of a private person right. He doesn't want everyone to know,
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so he says: Yeah, maybe maybe. But please keep secret. To keep secret, don't, don't
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tell anybody. Okay, I understand. Yes, maybe sensitive information. You don't want
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other people to know, so yeah. Okay, I understand.
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Alright, so keep secret is okay but you might hear a native
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English speaker say this: Maybe, maybe. But please keep it on the down-low. Okay,
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don't tell anybody, keep it secret, just between you and I. Okay, it's kind of
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sensitive information so keep it on the down-low.
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Alright, so for example if the company is going to launch or announce a new
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product, but we shouldn't tell anyone outside of the company so we have to
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keep it on the down-low until the official press release. Okay, so keep it
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secret, don't tell other people. Okay, keep it on the down-low. Alright everyone?
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Okay, so pronunciation. It's as you see it here. Please repeat after me.
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Keep it on the down-low. Keep it on the down-low. Okay, your turn.
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Alright good. Now after my question or my statement here: What?! You're thinking about changing jobs?!
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Good good good. Please keep it on the down-low. Alright, so you can use
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this in your daily conversation if this kind of situation comes up. Alright.
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Okay, so our bonus question this week everyone is another way to say: It was
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great. Maybe you went to a fantastic restaurant so you want to use an
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interesting expression that we covered in one of our previous lessons. Do you
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know what it is? If you know what it is, please leave it in the comments below. If
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you don't know what it is, well, see if you can find it in one of our previous
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videos okay. And of course, I will leave the answer to last week's bonus question
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in the information below. Okay everyone so that is it for me this week. Thank you
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always for watching. Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you next time.
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Thank you!

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