Shift into high gear ってどういう意味？
Shift into high gear は、車の「ギアを上げる」から転じて「（活動などを）本格化する」「加速する」「本腰を入れる」という意味の英語表現です。
Shift into high gear ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: The deadline is next week!
You: We need to shift into high gear!
Shift into high gear の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation.
This week everyone let's learn:
Shift Into High Gear.
Alright, so anyone who is a fan of cars
or driving, probably can guess what this
means. But let's find out what it means
in more detail a bit later. But first
let's do a quick review of last week's
class. Alright everyone, so imagine I ask
you: How are the new recruits? And well
they're a little bit difficult to
control. Maybe they have too much energy
or something. So how do you say that
using the expression from last week?
You've got five seconds. Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up. If you
said: Well, they are a handful! Then that's
exactly right. Good job everyone! And
thank you for remembering last week's
class. Okay, let's move on to: Shift Into
High Gear. Now this is what I sometimes
hear. Okay, so Taro, my good colleague and friend,
we are working on a project. But
the deadline is coming soon. In fact, I
say: Taro, the deadline is next week! So we
don't have much time.
Taro says: That's right, so we need to
pace up! Pace up, okay so I've heard this
a few times and the first time I heard
it, I wasn't exactly sure about the
meaning. But now I understand it means to
speed up. Now this is okay, but you might
hear a native English speaker say: We
need to shift into high gear! So okay, for
those of you who don't really know much
about cars or driving you have low gear.
Okay? And this will maybe mean lower
speeds, in some cases and you have high
gear so when you shift into high gear,
you can go quicker, you can go faster.
Alright? So you can say shift into high gear.
You can even use a different verb. You
can say: We need to get into high gear, or
we you can say: we need to move into high
gear. There are a few options but shift
into high gear is the one that I've
heard most commonly used. Okay? So we need
to speed up, we need to work more quickly,
we need to shift into high gear. Okay?
Alright so pronunciation please repeat
after me everyone: Shift into high gear.
Shift into high gear. Okay your turn.
Please try good.
Okay, now please after the sentence here: So the deadline is next week! What should we do? You say:
Yep, we need to shift into high gear.
Okay? So please remember this for next time.
Okay, our bonus question is another way to
say: Can I get some more information from you?
You know? Okay, so you're asking someone
maybe for advice or something and you
want to know the information that is
inside their head. So you want to... Okay!
I hope you know what the answer is. If not,
we covered it in one of our previous
video lesson so take a look if you have
the time. Okay? Alright everyone, so that is
it for us this week. Thank you always for
watching! Take care everyone and I'll see you
next time. Bye bye!