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2007.09.26(Review of 2004.06.10 edition)

If, as they say, “Too much of a good thing can be bad for you”, what about too much of a bad thing?

Today's Lesson
SPATE OF   大量の、多発する


  • A spate of something - especially unpleasant events - is a large number of such things occurring within a short period of time.
  • spate of は、(特に、好ましくない出来事について)短期間に数多く発生している状態を表します。



  1. It took three days to restore power to the area after the storm, and the long delay sparked off a spate of complaints from customers.
  2. There has been a spate of rumors among employees concerning a possible merger with the company's largest competitor.
  3. The government ordered a recall of the automobile in response to a spate of serious accidents linked to a transmission defect.
  4. This spate of bankruptcies and plant closings has shareholders very worried.

英会話レッスンKeep up the good work!