Play it by ear.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #109



今回のフレーズは「Play it by ear.」です。

「Play it by ear.」は、直訳すると「耳で演奏する」となりますが、実際には「臨機応変に対応する」「成り行きに任せる」という意味になります。


例えば、旅行の計画を立てているときに、「We don’t have a strict itinerary; we’ll just play it by ear.(厳密な旅程はないから、成り行きに任せよう)」と言うことができます。また、会議の進行について決めかねているときに、「Let’s not decide now and play it by ear during the meeting.(今は決めずに、会議の中で臨機応変に対応しよう)」と言うこともできます。

「play it by ear」というフレーズは、もともと音楽の世界から生まれたもので、楽譜に頼らず音楽を演奏することを指しています。時が経つにつれて、状況に応じて柔軟に対応することを指すようになりました。

まとめると、「Play it by ear.」は、文字通り「耳で演奏する」という意味ではなく、計画なしに状況に応じて柔軟に対応することを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、事前に計画を立てずに、その場の状況に合わせて行動する意志を表現することができます。

この「Play it by ear.」を使って、臨機応変に対応する場面で活用してみてください。

Play it by ear.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.