“To go off without a hitch”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 336
To go off without a hitch ってどういう意味？
To go off without a hitch は、「順調に行く」「滞りなく行く」といった、支障なく物事が行われることを意味する英語表現です。
To go off without a hitch ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: How did the webinar go?
You: It went off without a hitch!
To go off without a hitch の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello, everyone, Justin here. Welcome 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
This week everyone, "To Go Off Without a Hitch."
Okay, it's a bit of a long expression, but it's useful, so let's cover this in our class today.
But do you remember last week's expression?
I hope so because we are going to do a quick review.
Imagine I say "The deadline is next week!"
So, we need to work harder to meet the deadline.
How do you say that using the expression from last week? You've got five seconds. Are you ready? Go!
And time is up!
If you said "we need to shift into high gear", then that's exactly right.
Well done and thank you for remembering the expression.
Okay, let's move on to "To go off without a hitch."
Now, this is what I sometimes hear:
Okay. So, Taro, my colleague, is trying something new.
He is doing something he has never done before.
He is going to try and host his first webinar.
Okay? Not seminar - webinar, so online seminar.
Okay. So, I say: "Taro, how did the webinar go?"
It's your first time; it's new technology.
Hopefully, everything went okay.
He says: "It went well."
All right. Good, well I'm happy to hear that.
So, maybe that means no technical problems, everything was smooth, this is fine, it went well.
But it's a little bit, yeah, a little bit too simple. You know we want him to sound a little bit more happy,
a little bit more positive. So, he can say,
that's right: "It went off without a hitch."
Okay. It went fine, no problems, it went as expected,
it went off without a hitch, it was perfect.
Okay. So, how was the presentation?
Yeah, it went off without a hitch.
How was the proposal?
It went off without a hitch.
Okay? All right. So, let's see here.
How do we say this smoothly?
Well, I think it'd be best to separate this into two parts. So, it went off without a hitch.
Okay? So, this might be easiest. So, please repeat after me: "It went off without a hitch."
Yeah, all right. Now, after my question:
"So, how did the webinar go?"
Yeah, it went off without a hitch. All right. Good. All right, so please remember this for our review next week.
Okay, the bonus question today is another way to say:
"It will be successful resolved."
Okay, so if you have an idea, you can feel free to leave it in the comments below.
I'll give you a hint. It has something to do with a bag.
All right, so hopefully, that will give you some idea. Okay. All right.
So think about this, and hopefully, you
know the answer. All right, everyone, so that is it for us this week.
Thank you always for watching. Have a great week, everyone.
Take care, and we'll see you next time. Bye-bye.