“Keep It On The Down-Low”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 289
Keep it on the down-low ってどういう意味？
Keep it on the down-low は日本語で「秘密で」「内密に」「こっそりと」「隠れて」といった意味があり、主に秘密にしたい内容や公にしたくないことを意味します。
Keep it on the down-low ってどういう場面で使うの？
You: What!? You’re thinking about changing jobs!?
Justin: Maybe. But please keep it on the down-low.
Keep it on the down-low 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. This week
everyone that we are going to learn: To Keep it on The Down-Low. So a bit of a
longer expression this week. But if you want to know what this means and how to
use it, please stay tuned. But first, that's right, let's begin with a quick
review of last week's class. Alright everyone, so imagine I say or I ask you:
Who would pay over $1,000 for a smart watch? And alright, using the
expression from last week, you want to say that people who really love
technology are willing to pay a lot of money for the newest gadgets. So willing
to pay a lot of money. How do you say that using the expression from last week?
I'll give you five seconds to think about it. Are you ready? Alright, go!
Okay, and time is up. If you said: Techies will pay top dollar for the newest gadgets.
Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's
class. Okay everyone, let's move on to: Keep it on The Down-Low. Now this is what
I sometimes hear. Okay so, I'm talking with my good friend and colleague Taro
and Taro has some shocking news for me, some shocking news. He says: You know
Justin, I think I want to change my job. Okay he's thinking about leaving the
company, he's thinking about joining maybe a competitor or something. So I say:
Really! What?! You're thinking about changing jobs?! Oh, I can't believe it.
But Taro is kind of a private person right. He doesn't want everyone to know,
so he says: Yeah, maybe maybe. But please keep secret. To keep secret, don't, don't
tell anybody. Okay, I understand. Yes, maybe sensitive information. You don't want
other people to know, so yeah. Okay, I understand.
Alright, so keep secret is okay but you might hear a native
English speaker say this: Maybe, maybe. But please keep it on the down-low. Okay,
don't tell anybody, keep it secret, just between you and I. Okay, it's kind of
sensitive information so keep it on the down-low.
Alright, so for example if the company is going to launch or announce a new
product, but we shouldn't tell anyone outside of the company so we have to
keep it on the down-low until the official press release. Okay, so keep it
secret, don't tell other people. Okay, keep it on the down-low. Alright everyone?
Okay, so pronunciation. It's as you see it here. Please repeat after me.
Keep it on the down-low. Keep it on the down-low. Okay, your turn.
Alright good. Now after my question or my statement here: What?! You're thinking about changing jobs?!
Good good good. Please keep it on the down-low. Alright, so you can use
this in your daily conversation if this kind of situation comes up. Alright.
Okay, so our bonus question this week everyone is another way to say: It was
great. Maybe you went to a fantastic restaurant so you want to use an
interesting expression that we covered in one of our previous lessons. Do you
know what it is? If you know what it is, please leave it in the comments below. If
you don't know what it is, well, see if you can find it in one of our previous
videos okay. And of course, I will leave the answer to last week's bonus question
in the information below. Okay everyone so that is it for me this week. Thank you
always for watching. Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you next time.