2010年10月27日

イディオム・クイズ 自然・植物・食品編

第3回は「自然・植物・食品」に関するイディオムを10題用意しました。Enjoy!
(1) Jay-Z has decided to nip rumors in the (1. sprout 2. shoot 3. bloom 4. bud) before they even start and announce that Beyonce won't be joining him on stage in Australia and that the couple are not expecting their first baby.

(2) Despite all their successes in the US and abroad, despite their rampant international expansion, despite their vaunted mainstream acceptance, a network TV deal has never fully come to (1. flowering 2. fruition 3. ripening 4. harvest).

(3) Pollution seems to be a political hot (1. pumpkin 2. potato 3. cabbage 4. carrot) these days, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay.

(4) In the NBA, you can't have your (1. apple 2. bread 3. cake 4. pudding) and eat it, too. You can build a championship team, but that probably means enduring a few brutal years, and enjoying the high lottery choices that come with them.

(5) Mexico was patient, but the last (1. fruit 2. grass 3. bean 4. straw) was the 2008 cancellation of a pilot project testing the safety of Mexican trucks

(6) Google, software company with a finger in every (1. honey 2. pie 3. cake 4. sugar), has now entered the autonomous vehicle field.

(7) With all this heated conflict in the (1. water 2. air 3. fog 4. darkness), some perspective is necessary.

(8) Savers need to know how much they can (1. sugar 2. season 3. salt 4. pepper) away for their retirement, but the wholesale reform proposed by the last government left many scratching their heads.

(9) In a country where there is no financial discipline, and poverty and corruption rule the (1. roost 2. nest 3. den 4. mistletoe), it will be unthinkable to spend Rs 50000 crore on a two-week sports spectacle.

(10) COMMENTING RULES: We encourage an open exchange of ideas in the PNWLocalNews.com community, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. In a (1. nutshell 2. seed 3. berry 4. sprout), don't say anything you wouldn't want your mother to read.


それでは正解を見てみましょう。
(1) Jay-Z has decided to nip rumors in the (4. bud) before they even start and announce that Beyonce won't be joining him on stage in Australia and that the couple are not expecting their first baby.
[解説]4. nip A in the bud(未然に防ぐ)

(2) Despite all their successes in the US and abroad, despite their rampant international expansion, despite their vaunted mainstream acceptance, a network TV deal has never fully come to (2. fruition).
[解説]2. come to fruition(達成する、実現する、成就する)

(3) Pollution seems to be a political hot (2. potato) these days, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay.
[解説]2. hot potato(困難な問題、難題、難局)

(4) In the NBA, you can't have your (3. cake) and eat it, too. You can build a championship team, but that probably means enduring a few brutal years, and enjoying the high lottery choices that come with them.
[解説]3. You can’t eat your cake and eat it.(物事は両立しない)

(5) Mexico was patient, but the last (4. straw) was the 2008 cancellation of a pilot project testing the safety of Mexican trucks
[解説]4. the last straw(忍耐の限界を越えさせるもの)

(6) Google, software company with a finger in every (2. pie), has now entered the autonomous vehicle field.
[解説]2. have a finger in the pie(関与する)

(7) With all this heated conflict in the (2. air), some perspective is necessary.
[解説]2. in the air(漠然とした、未決定で)

(8) Savers need to know how much they can (3. salt) away for their retirement, but the wholesale reform proposed by the last government left many scratching their heads.
[解説]3. salt away(こっそり蓄える)

(9) In a country where there is no financial discipline, and poverty and corruption rule the (1. roost), it will be unthinkable to spend Rs 50000 crore on a two-week sports spectacle.
[解説]1. rule the roost(支配する、牛耳る)

(10) COMMENTING RULES: We encourage an open exchange of ideas in the PNWLocalNews.com community, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. In a (1. nutshell), don't say anything you wouldn't want your mother to read.
[解説]1. in a nutshell(ごく簡単に、ほんの一言で)
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