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2006.01.11(Review of 2004.11.25 edition)

Hi! When you imagine someone working hard, what do you see? How are they dressed? Maybe today's WordMaster@Work is part of the picture?

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ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES   腕まくりをする

Explanation

  • To roll up your sleeves means to get ready to work hard.
  • roll up your sleeves は、本気で仕事に取り組む心構えをする、という意味です。

examples

  1. (manager to his staff)
    As you know, we didn't make our sales quota last month. So I want all of you to roll up your sleeves and make an extra effort this month!
  2. We've only got one more day before the deadline. It's time to roll up our sleeves and finish this thing!
  3. We don't need a leader who just talks about what he'll do for the company. We need someone who'll roll up his sleeves and really get things done.

英会話レッスンThat was a job well done!