ビジネスパーソンのための英語学習ポータル

Bizmates Channel
For Beginners

“Get The Ball Rolling”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 291

Get the ball rolling ってどういう意味?

Get the ball rolling は「事を始める」「軌道にのせる」といった意味にあたります。試合を始めるためにゴールを転がし始めることから生まれた表現です。

 

Get the ball rolling ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚に仕事のことについて話す時:

Justin:  Should we meet again before we begin working on the project?
You:  I think we should get the ball rolling as soon as possible.

You: またプロジェクトに取り掛かる前にミーティングをしましょうか?
Justin: 一刻も早く動き始めるべきだと思います。

 

Get the ball rolling 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。

【動画内の”CC”ボタンをクリックして英語字幕を表示!】
【過去の動画を見るにはYoutubeページへ!Subscribe!】

Related Articles:

0:00:00.260,0:00:05.009
Hello everyone! Justin here. And welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners

0:00:05.009,0:00:09.690
video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or

0:00:09.690,0:00:14.429
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week

0:00:14.429,0:00:20.670
everyone, we are going to cover to: Get
The Ball Rolling. So to find out what

0:00:20.670,0:00:25.920
this means and how to use it, please stay
tuned. But first, as always, let's start

0:00:25.920,0:00:32.640
with a quick review. Okay everyone, so
imagine I said: You know, I think I need

0:00:32.640,0:00:39.090
to come to the office again this weekend.
But because you are very kind and you're

0:00:39.090,0:00:43.950
worried about my health, you think I
should really relax and take it easy and

0:00:43.950,0:00:49.680
enjoy life sometimes. So, how do you say
that using the expression from last week?

0:00:49.680,0:00:54.040
We'll give you five seconds to think
about it. Are you ready? Okay go!

0:00:58.080,0:01:05.519
Alright, and time is up. If you said: Again?! You
know Justin, you should really stop and

0:01:05.519,0:01:08.970
smell the roses.
Then, that's exactly right. Well done and

0:01:08.970,0:01:15.299
thank you for remembering last week's
class. Okay everyone, let's move on to:

0:01:15.299,0:01:20.369
Get The Ball Rolling. Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay

0:01:20.369,0:01:26.400
Taro my good friend and colleague and I
we're working on a new concept for a new

0:01:26.400,0:01:33.329
project. And we've met many many times to
discuss the ideas and what we should do.

0:01:33.329,0:01:40.350
So I asked Taro: You know Taro, should we
meet again before we begin working on

0:01:40.350,0:01:46.770
the project? I think we have to discuss
many things. Taro says: Well you know,

0:01:46.770,0:01:52.890
I think we should start as soon as
possible. Yes, okay so yeah sometimes

0:01:52.890,0:01:57.540
meeting too much isn't that great.
Time is very important, so yes maybe we

0:01:57.540,0:02:02.070
should start as soon as possible.
Now although Taro said - start - and I think

0:02:02.070,0:02:08.009
that's okay. You might hear someone say
this: I think we should get the ball

0:02:08.009,0:02:13.590
rolling as soon as possible. Okay, means
to start something just start moving

0:02:13.590,0:02:18.900
the process forward. Okay, if you imagine
the project as a ball and it's sitting

0:02:18.900,0:02:23.220
there, you know it's not doing anything.
So we want to make progress, we want to

0:02:23.220,0:02:29.040
get the ball rolling, we want to move
things forward, we want to start some new

0:02:29.040,0:02:34.519
process or some new action. Okay, so to
get the ball rolling. Alright, so

0:02:34.520,0:02:39.040
pronunciation. It's as you see it here, so
please repeat after me: Get the ball

0:02:39.040,0:02:40.860
rolling. Your turn.

0:02:44.460,0:02:48.140
very good. Okay, now
after my question: So do you think we

0:02:48.140,0:02:52.620
should meet again before we begin
working on the project?

0:02:57.240,0:03:01.620
Very good, that's right. Yeah no I think we met enough
let's get the ball rolling. Let's get

0:03:01.620,0:03:06.959
started, okay. So please remember this for
next time. Alright everyone, our bonus

0:03:06.959,0:03:11.579
question this week is another way to say:
High technology. So, for example, this

0:03:11.579,0:03:17.129
phone is very high technology. I think
there's a better way of saying it. If you

0:03:17.129,0:03:21.420
know what the better expression is
please leave it in the comments below, if

0:03:21.420,0:03:24.959
you don't know what it is but you're
interested. Well you are in luck because

0:03:24.959,0:03:30.299
we covered it in one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lessons, so

0:03:30.299,0:03:35.400
take a look if you have the time.
Ok everyone, so that is it for me this

0:03:35.400,0:03:39.569
week. Thank you always for watching! Have
a great weekend everyone and I'll see

0:03:39.569,0:03:42.650
you next time. Thank you!

Bizmateson Facebook

ソーシャルプラグインで投稿されたコメントはFacebookの機能で挿入されているため、Bizmatesにご連絡いただいても削除できません。
コメントの削除はご自身にてお願いいたします。なお、お客様のFacebook基本情報の公開範囲に応じて、その公開範囲内においてお客様の勤務先・居住地などが表示されますので投稿の際はご注意ください。

コメントを書く

※大変申し訳ありませんが、コメント投稿のスパムチェックのため、
確認してから公開させていただいております。

Bizmates Channel
メールマガジン登録はこちら

新着記事などの情報をメールでお知らせ!

Bizmates Channel利用規約