2010年10月27日

イディオム・クイズ 身の回りのもの編

第4回は「身の回りのもの(名詞)」を用いたイディオムを10題用意しました。Let's give it a shot!
(1) "Even with the September rebound, the level of selling activity is still nothing to write (1. history 2. account 3. home 4. family) about," said economist Jay Feldman of Credit Suisse.

(2) Members of the cabinet have been meeting all day to (1. nail 2. saw 3. hammer 4. rake) out a plan to deal with our economic crisis.

(3) Don't try to pull the (1. curtain 2. wool 3. towel 4. mask) over my eyes with this cockamamie story about needing to cover the bond debt.

(4) Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to throw the (1. chair 2. pen 3. vase 4. book) at hedge fund fraudster James Nicholson for his $140 million Ponzi scheme.

(5) Two well-known literary luminaries who also happen to be Glenview residents will talk (1. store 2. department 3. market 4. shop) in a fundraising evening for Glenview Elementary School

(6) Byron Council is due to face the (1. music 2. song 3. tune 4. melody) today and decide what direction it will take with its controversial major events policy.

(7) An Israeli Knesset member on Monday sought to turn the (1. channels 2. dishes 3. tables 4. doors) on the US (and the wider Western world) by calling for an international investigation into American military activities in Iraq and the arrest of American “war criminals.”

(8) In a joint statement, Fator and McEntee tell TMZ they're happy to bury the (1. knife 2. glove 3. hatchet 4. money).

(9) But clearly the Commonwealth Bank can see the writing on the (1. window 2. wall 3. ceiling 4. door). They can see that the power station has a very limited future and they're also not anticipating much in the way of compensation

(10) High taxes and red (1. ribbon 2. carpet 3. flag 4. tape) make it difficult for employers to stay or expand in our state.


それでは答え合わせです。
(1) "Even with the September rebound, the level of selling activity is still nothing to write (3. home) about," said economist Jay Feldman of Credit Suisse.
[解説]3. write home about(〜を特筆する、自慢する)

(2) Members of the cabinet have been meeting all day to (3. hammer) out a plan to deal with our economic crisis.
[解説]3. hammer out(案出する、考え出す)

(3) Don't try to pull the (2. wool) over my eyes with this cockamamie story about needing to cover the bond debt.
[解説]2. pull the wool over one’s eye(人を欺く、人の目から逃れる)

(4) Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to throw the (4. book) at hedge fund fraudster James Nicholson for his $140 million Ponzi scheme.
[解説]4. throw the book at(最大限に罰する、終身刑にする)

(5) Two well-known literary luminaries who also happen to be Glenview residents will talk (4. shop) in a fundraising evening for Glenview Elementary School
[解説]4. talk shop(自分の商売/専門のことばかり話す)

(6) Byron Council is due to face the (1. music) today and decide what direction it will take with its controversial major events policy.
[解説]1. face the music(進んで難局に当たる、招いた結果を潔く受け止める)

(7) An Israeli Knesset member on Monday sought to turn the (3. tables) on the US (and the wider Western world) by calling for an international investigation into American military activities in Iraq and the arrest of American “war criminals.”
[解説]3. turn the tables on(〜に対して形成を逆転させる、主客転倒する)

(8) In a joint statement, Fator and McEntee tell TMZ they're happy to bury the (3. hatchet).
[解説]4. bury the hatchet(和睦する、和解する)

(9) But clearly the Commonwealth Bank can see the writing on the (2. wall). They can see that the power station has a very limited future and they're also not anticipating much in the way of compensation.
[解説]2. the writing on the wall(差し迫った危難の知らせ)

(10) High taxes and red (4. tape) make it difficult for employers to stay or expand in our state.
[解説]4. red tape(官僚的形式主義的)
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