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“Roll up my sleeves”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 305

Roll up my sleeves ってどういう意味?

Roll up my sleevesは直訳すると「腕まくりをする」になりますが、何かに本腰を入れて取り組む際に「気合いを入れる」「気を引き締める」という意味で使われます。

 

Roll up my sleeves ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: Wow! You’re here so late!
You: The deadline is tomorrow! Time to roll up my sleeves.

Justin: あれ!こんな時間まで残業されてるんですか?
You: 明日が期日なんです。気合いを入れないと。

 

Roll up my sleeves 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, my name is Justin and
welcome back to another Bizmates for

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Beginners video lesson, where every week, we introduce a new idiom, phrase or

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expression that, yes, you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week,

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everyone, we are going to learn to" roll
up my sleeves."To roll up my sleeves, just

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like this. All right. What does it mean?
Well, let's find out, but first, as always,

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let's begin with a quick review of last
week's class. All right everyone, so imagine

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I ask you "Hey is everything okay in your
team?" But unfortunately, things aren't

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going that smoothly. So 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? All right, and go.

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Okay and time is up. If you said
"Unfortunately, things are rocky," then

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that's exactly right. Well done. Thank you
for remembering last week's class. Okay

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let's move on to "to roll up my sleeves."
Now this is what I sometimes hear.

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All right, so I am at the office. It's late.
Maybe 9:30, 10 o'clock p.m. I'm going

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home after some overtime, but I see my
good friend and colleague Taro. He is

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still working at the office
even though it is so late. So I say "Taro,

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Wow you're here so late. Why? What's
happening? Taro says "Well the deadline is

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tomorrow. Time to work hard." Okay, yes, you are a very

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hard worker, Taro. I see that. So yes, maybe there's a tight deadline so he has to

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work some overtime. He has to put in some hard work so he's got to stay here until

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10:00 or 11:00. Okay, that's fine. Time to
work hard. Easy to understand. But you

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might hear a native english-speakers say
"Well the deadline is tomorrow, so time to

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roll up my sleeves." All right, so I'm sure
some of you have done this before. Maybe

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before you wash the dishes, for example.
It's not very fun work. It's not easy

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work but you don't want to get your
sleeves wet so you... you roll up your

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sleeves like this, to prepare you for
some tough or challenging work ahead. All

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right, so it's time to work hard. It's
time to roll up your sleeves and get

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serious. Okay, all right. So for example my
presentation is next week so it's time

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to... you know, roll up my sleeves and start preparing. All right? Or I have a really

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important meeting that I need to prepare
for, so it's time to roll up my sleeves.

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Okay all right, so pronunciation. So please

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repeat after me everyone. "Time to roll up
my sleeves." "Roll up my sleeves." Okay, your

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turn. Go ahead. Excellent. Okay now after
my sentence. Here. Wow you're here so late!

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You say "Right. Yeah, and the deadline is
tomorrow so yeah, it's time to work hard.

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Time to roll up my sleeves." Okay? All
right, so please remember this for next

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time.
Okay our bonus question this week,

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everyone, is another way to say "We must
learn to be flexible to adapt to things."

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To adapt to a sudden change. ¥If you know a better way of saying this you can feel

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free to try and leave it in the comments
below. If you don't know but you are

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curious, we have covered it in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video

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lessons, so take a look if you have the
time. All right everyone, so that is it

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for us this week. Thank you always for
watching the channel. Have a great week

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everyone and I will see you next time.
Thank you.

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