“Get The Ball Rolling”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 291
Get the ball rolling ってどういう意味？
Get the ball rolling は「事を始める」「軌道にのせる」といった意味にあたります。試合を始めるためにゴールを転がし始めることから生まれた表現です。
Get the ball rolling ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: Should we meet again before we begin working on the project?
You: I think we should get the ball rolling as soon as possible.
Get the ball rolling 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, we are going to cover to: Get
The Ball Rolling. So to find out what
this means and how to use it, please stay
tuned. But first, as always, let's start
with a quick review. Okay everyone, so
imagine I said: You know, I think I need
to come to the office again this weekend.
But because you are very kind and you're
worried about my health, you think I
should really relax and take it easy and
enjoy life sometimes. So, how do you say
that using the expression from last week?
We'll give you five seconds to think
about it. Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright, and time is up. If you said: Again?! You
know Justin, you should really stop and
smell the roses.
Then, that's exactly right. Well done and
thank you for remembering last week's
class. Okay everyone, let's move on to:
Get The Ball Rolling. Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay
Taro my good friend and colleague and I
we're working on a new concept for a new
project. And we've met many many times to
discuss the ideas and what we should do.
So I asked Taro: You know Taro, should we
meet again before we begin working on
the project? I think we have to discuss
many things. Taro says: Well you know,
I think we should start as soon as
possible. Yes, okay so yeah sometimes
meeting too much isn't that great.
Time is very important, so yes maybe we
should start as soon as possible.
Now although Taro said - start - and I think
that's okay. You might hear someone say
this: I think we should get the ball
rolling as soon as possible. Okay, means
to start something just start moving
the process forward. Okay, if you imagine
the project as a ball and it's sitting
there, you know it's not doing anything.
So we want to make progress, we want to
get the ball rolling, we want to move
things forward, we want to start some new
process or some new action. Okay, so to
get the ball rolling. Alright, so
pronunciation. It's as you see it here, so
please repeat after me: Get the ball
rolling. Your turn.
very good. Okay, now
after my question: So do you think we
should meet again before we begin
working on the project?
Very good, that's right. Yeah no I think we met enough
let's get the ball rolling. Let's get
started, okay. So please remember this for
next time. Alright everyone, our bonus
question this week is another way to say:
High technology. So, for example, this
phone is very high technology. I think
there's a better way of saying it. If you
know what the better expression is
please leave it in the comments below, if
you don't know what it is but you're
interested. Well 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.
Ok 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. Thank you!