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2011.11.21 

"Even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat." Now there's something to think about as we begin the latest week of WordMaster@Work!

Today's Lesson
RAT RACE   競争社会

Explanation

  • The rat race is a way of life in which people are so busy competing against each other for career success, social status, etc., that they have little time to relax and enjoy life.
  • rat race とは、仕事での成功や社会的地位などのために競争するのに忙しくて、くつろいだり人生を楽しんだりする時間がほとんどないような暮らし方のことです。
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RAT RACE

examples

  1. My life had become such a rat race that I had no quality time with my family anymore.
  2. It's a lovely place to live - so far from the rat race of the city.
  3. It's all too easy to get caught up in the rat race here; most people in the office are workaholics.
  4. a: Is it true about Ted? Did he really quit his job?
    b: Yes, it's true. I guess he finally got tired of the rat race.
  5. I decided to get out of the corporate rat race and open a coffee shop with my wife.

英会話レッスンWishing you well!