“Fall Flat”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 284
Fall Flat ってどういう意味？
Fall Flatとは日本語で 「バタンと倒れる」「完全に失敗する」いう意味の表現です。
Justin: What does the team think about the new idea?
You: Unfortunately, the idea fell flat.
Fall Flat 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 introduce a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your daily business conversation. And this
week everyone, we are going to learn: Fall Flat. So, to find out what this means and
how to use it please stay tuned. But first, as always everyone, let's begin
with a quick review of last week's class. Alright everyone, so imagine I ask you:
Should I get my MBA? And you think I should because it might give me an
advantage in the future. So, how do you say that using the expression we covered
in last week's class. I'll give you five seconds to think about it. Are you ready?
Alright, and time is up. If you said: I think so. You will be ahead of the
game. Then that's exactly right. Well done! And thank you for remembering last
week's class. Alright everyone, so let's move on to: Fall Flat. Now, this is what I
sometimes hear. Alright, so remember a couple of weeks ago I wanted to present
this great idea to the team. But Taro said: Well, don't jump the gun. Do you
remember what that means? I hope so. So, he said don't jump the gun. Alright,
don't do something before everything is ready, before you're prepared. So, I took
his advice. I prepared everything very well and Taro presented the idea to the
team. So I said: Taro, so you know we worked really hard, we put together a lot
of research. So, what does the team think about our new idea? Taro says:
Unfortunately, the idea was failed. Oh no. We worked so hard. Okay, but now
what did Taro say was unfortunately the idea was failed. Yeah, I've heard this
used a few times. But grammatically speaking, we shouldn't say it this way. We
can save the idea failed, or the presentation
failed. However, a native English speaker might say this: Unfortunately,
the idea fell flat. Okay, it didn't have the impact that we wanted. It was
ineffective, it was unsuccessful, it didn't work. They didn't like it, the idea
fell flat. I'm so upset, I'm crushed. Okay, alright. So, whenever something you
think is going to work out or work well. If it doesn't work out, if it doesn't
work well, it falls flat. Okay, the presentation fell flat. The joke fell
flat. Okay, the plan fell flat. So anything that fails falls flat, okay.
Alright, pronunciation. Simple as you see it here. So please repeat after me.
Unfortunately, the idea fell flat. Your turn good. Now, after my question: So, what
does the team think about our new idea?
Yes. Unfortunately, the idea fell flat. Okay, so looks like we'll have to start
again. Alright, so please remember this for our review next week.
Okay everyone, our bonus question is another way to say: work harder. Alright,
if you know what the answer is to this, please leave it in the comments below. If
you don't know what it is but you are curious, you are in luck because we
covered it in one of our previous Bizmates for Beginners video lessons. So
take a look if you have the time. And of course, I will leave the answer to last
week's bonus question in the information below on the YouTube page. Okay, so take a
look. Alright everyone, so that is it for me this week. Thank you always for
watching the channel! Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you next time.