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“Walk On Thin Ice”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 325

Walk on thin ice ってどういう意味?

Walk on thin ice は凍った池の上を歩くように「危ない橋を渡る」「危険な立場に立つ」ことを表す英語表現です。

 

Walk on thin iceってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: The new staff is late again…
You: Again?! Well he’s walking on thin ice.

Justin: また新入社員が遅れてきてます。
You: またですか!? いつクビになってもおかしくないですね。

 

Walk on thin ice 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, since it is starting to
get a bit colder here in Tokyo, we are

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going to do something winter themed. And
the expression is: To Walk On Thin Ice.

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Alright, so let's find out what this
means and how to use it. But first, let's

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do a quick review of last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, so imagine I ask you:

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What do you think about the new vendor?
But they are not very consistent, meaning

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sometimes they're good sometimes they're
bad. So how do you say that using the

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expression from last week? I'll give you
5 seconds. Are you ready? Ok go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: Yeah, they're
hit or miss. They need to be more

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consistent. Then that's exactly right.
Well done and thank you for remembering

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last week's lesson. Ok everyone, let's
move on to: Walk On Thin Ice. Now this is

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what I sometimes hear: Alright, so I'm at
the office. I'm talking to my good friend

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and colleague Taro and I say to Taro: The
new staff is late again.

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So recently, let's imagine we hired a new
employee. But they're always late, they

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don't really do their job very well, and
they are always tardy, meaning they come

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to work late. This is not a very good
situation, so Taro says: Again?! Yes, he's in

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a dangerous situation. Right, yeah if you
are a new employee, or a new staff, you

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want to present a good image. You want to
put your best self forward. So if you are

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always late, yeah it's not a very good
situation and if you continue this

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situation, well maybe your job won't last
for very long. So it's kind of

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dangerous situation. Alright, now this is
good but Taro could say again: He's

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walking on thin ice. Okay, so imagine that
you are on a lake. Okay?

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And it's very cold. Okay? So the top part
the top layer of the lake,

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okay, has ice but it's very thin. Okay, so
if you're walking on the thin ice the

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chance that you will fall through the
ice into the very cold water is very

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high. This is of course a very dangerous
situation. You don't want it, okay. So if

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someone is in a dangerous situation, they
are walking on thin ice or they are on

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thin ice. Okay, so for example the company
is on thin ice. We need to really improve

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our sales. Okay, for example. Alright so pronunciation

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here everyone. So please repeat after me:
Walking on thin ice. Okay, walking on, so

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when you say it quickly these two join
together. Walking on thin ice. Alright

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so your turn. Please repeat.

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Good good. Okay, now after my comment here:

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So the new staff is late again.
What do you think?

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Again?! Well he's walking on thin ice. He's in a dangerous
situation. Okay so please remember this

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next time.
Okay everyone, so our bonus question is

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another way to say: Anket or Enquete.
Actually, I hear this quite a lot in

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Japan. I believe this is a French word
comes from a French origin. So how do you

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say this in a better way? Please let me
know in the comments below. If you know

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what a better way to say this is, if you
don't know we covered this in one of our

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previous videos so take a look if you
have the time. Okay everyone, so that is

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it for us this week. Thank you always for
watching. Have a great week and I look

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forward to seeing you next time. Bye bye!

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