“Long in the tooth”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 297
Long in the tooth ってどういう意味？
Long in the toothは「年老いた」という意味になります。年をとると歯茎が縮み、歯が長く見えることが由来です。
Long in the tooth ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: I hear it’s your birthday today! Happy Birthday!
You: Thank you! But I’m getting a bit long in the tooth.
Long in the tooth の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and I am back
with another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson where every week we
introduce new idiom, phrase, or expression
that you can use in your daily business
conversation. This week everyone, we are
going to learn: Long In The Tooth. So to
have a long tooth or long teeth. It's an
interesting idiom so let's find out what
it means and how to use it. But first as
always, let's start with a quick review
of last week's lesson. Alright everyone,
so imagine I say: You know, fewer and
fewer people are visiting our homepage
and that's a big issue. So yes, you think
that this is a problem so how do we say
this using the expression from last week?
I'll give you five seconds. Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up. If you
said: That's a red flag. Then that's
exactly right. Well done and thank you
for remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone, let's move on to: Long In The
Tooth. Alright, now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay it is kind of a
special day at the office because it's
my good friend and colleague Taro, it's
his birthday. So I say: Hey Taro, I hear
it's your birthday today! Happy birthday!
Many happy returns. Taro says: Yeah thank
you! But I'm getting old. Okay, yes all of
us are getting older and older day by
day, year by year, decade by decade.
Unfortunately, but that's how life works
right now okay. Although this is fine,
yeah I'm getting old.
You might hear a native English speaker
say this: Thank you! But I'm getting a bit
long in the tooth. Long in the tooth. Okay
so as you get older, this is kind of
interesting, you'll notice that your gums.
Okay, like the the pink sort of meat in
your mouth. Okay, that's above your teeth,
you'll notice that they kind of get
shorter and shorter, and it makes your
teeth get longer and longer. Okay, it
looks like your teeth are getting
longer and longer, and this is a sign of
age. Okay, your gums are receding, and it
makes your teeth look longer. So you're
getting older. You're a bit long in the
tooth. Okay, but I hear interesting, if you
floss properly, if you're flossing your
teeth enough, then you can prevent your
gums from receding too quickly. Okay, just
something my dentist told me. Okay,
anyways, alright everyone, so long in the
tooth. Okay now the pronunciation is as
you see it here. So please repeat after
me: Long in the tooth. Your turn.
Long in the tooth. Okay now after my sentence
here: Hey I hear it's your birthday today!
Happy birthday! You say:
Thank you! But
yeah I'm starting to get a bit long in
the tooth. Okay, I'm starting to get a bit
Alright, so please remember this for next
time. Okay everyone, so our bonus question
this week is another way to say: don't
have enough resources. Alright, so we
covered this in one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lessons so
take a look if you have the time. If you
know the answer
feel free to leave it in the comments
below, okay. Alright everyone, so that is
it for me this week. Thank you always for
watching the channel. Have a great
weekend everyone and I'll see you next
time. Bye bye!