“Roll with the punches”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 235
Roll with the punches ってどういう意味？
Roll with the punches は「耐え忍ぶ」ことを意味します。
Roll with the punches ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: It’s hard to work with so many bosses!
You: We must learn to roll with the punches!
Roll with the punches の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone, my name is Justin and
welcome to Bizmates for Beginners where
every week, we introduce a new idiom
phrase or expression to help you with
your daily business conversation. And
today everyone, we are going to learn the
expression: "roll with the punches."
OK let's find out what it means and
how to use it, but first everyone, do you
remember last week's class? I hope so
because we are going to start with a
Alright everyone so imagine I asked you:
Do you prefer sweet or salty food?
Now I'm going to help you out because
you want to say that you, of course,
prefer salty food, alright? Now, how do
you say that using the expression from
last week? I'll give you five seconds
OK, you ready?
And time is up everyone. If
you said "that's a no-brainer!
Salty!" then that's exactly right. Good job
and thank you for remembering last
week's class. OK everyone so let's move
on to "roll with the punches." Now this is
what I sometimes hear... OK I'm talking
with my good friend and colleague, Taro,
and I say: Taro, you know it's so hard to
work with so many bosses, right? I have
Boss A telling me to do this, and Boss B
telling me to do something different and
it's really confusing. It's very
difficult. So Taro gives me some advice,
he says: yes, well we must learn to be
flexible. OK, of course being flexible
in a difficult situation like this, it's
very important. Maybe the best way to
find success, but in a more natural
expression... right, Taro might say
something like this: yeah, we must learn
to "roll with the punches." OK, so that
means in a difficult time; in a difficult
situation. The best strategy is to, of
depth to the situation, be flexible. So
it's to "roll with the punches." Now this
expression, it comes from boxing. So for
example, when your opponent throws you a
punch -- they give you a punch, you need to
absorb that punch, so it has less impact
right? So you kind of roll. So if they're
punching here, you roll with the punches
okay? You roll with the punches. So it
means to be flexible; to adapt to
okay everyone? Alright, so now
pronunciation. It's as you see it here, so
please repeat after me:
roll with the punches. Okay, roll with the
Alright, very good.
OK, now after my sentence here:
It's hard to work with so many bosses.
Yes, that's right. So we must learn to roll
with the punches, okay? Alright so
please remember to use this in your
conversation and for the review next
week. OK everyone, so our bonus question
this week is another way to say: "angry
suddenly." If you know the answer, please
leave it in the comments below. If you
don't know the answer, well you can find
it in one of our previous Bizmates for
Beginners video lessons, so please check
it out if you have the time. OK
everyone, so that is it for me this week.
Thank you so much for watching, have a
great weekend everyone, and I'll see you
next time. Thank you.