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2005.12.05(Review of 2004.01.08 edition)

Greetings! It's great to be counting down to the holidays with you - 20 days till Christmas, 27 days till New Year's. We've got a week of @Work topics that you're sure to need during this busy time of year!

Today's Lesson
HECTIC   てんてこまいの


  • A place, time, lifestyle, etc. is hectic if it is very busy and things are done in a hurry with little time to relax.
  • 場所や、時間帯、生活について使われる hectic という表現は、非常に忙しくて、ゆっくりする暇もなく、慌ただしく物事が処理されていく様子をさします。


  1. It was another hectic day at the office. I sure hope things quiet down soon.
  2. Things have really been hectic at the factory lately. We've been short-staffed since October.
  3. How do you find time to exercise with your hectic schedule?
  4. I've had enough of this hectic life. Let's move to the country.

英会話レッスンBe sure to rest up tonight; you'll need your energy for tomorrow's WordMaster@Work edition!