2007.02.16(Review of 2004.05.26 edition)
How are you today? Here's another tool for your chest. Take it out when the job requires!
- To make a dent in or put a dent in something is to reduce it.
- make a dent in や put a dent in は、何かを減らす、という意味です。
- (just back from a vacation)
I tried to catch up on my correspondence today but was barely able to make a dent in it. The work really piled up while I was away.
- (two co-workers at the end of a workday)
a: I thought we'd get more done today.
b: Well, at least we made a dent in it.
- I'm afraid the purchase of all that new equipment has put a rather large dent in this year's budget. It'll be necessary to tighten our belt for a while.
- The continuing recession has put quite a dent in our company's profits.
And that completes all our work for the week. Enjoy the weekend!