Button your lip.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #152



今回のフレーズは「Button your lip.」です。

「Button your lip.」は、直訳すると「唇をボタンで留める」となりますが、実際には「黙る」「秘密を守る」という意味になります。


例えば、静かにするように促す場面で「Button your lip!(黙れ!)」と言うことがあります。また、友達が他の人に言ってはいけないことを知っているときに、「Remember to button your lip about our surprise party.(サプライズパーティーについては黙っていてね)」と言うことができます。ほかにも、誰かが不用意な発言をしそうなときに、「You should button your lip until we have all the facts.(全ての事実が揃うまで黙っていたほうがいいよ)」と言うこともできます。

「Button your lip.」の由来は、文字通り、唇をボタンで留めるイメージから、口を閉ざすことを意味するようになりました。ここでの「button」は閉じること、「lip」は口や唇を指しています。この表現は20世紀初頭にアメリカで広まりました。同じ意味を持つ派生フレーズには「Zip your lip.(口にジッパーを閉める)」があります。

まとめると、「Button your lip.」は、文字通り「唇をボタンで留める」という意味ではなく、黙ることや秘密を守ることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、誰かに何かを言わないように頼むときや、情報を守る重要性を伝えることができます。

この「Button your lip.」を使って、秘密を守る場面や不用意な発言を控える場面で活用してみてください。

Button your lip.


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A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
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All is fair in love and war.
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Beat a dead horse.
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Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
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Don't judge a book by its cover.
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Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
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Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
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Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
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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.
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Jump on the bandwagon.
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Keep it under your hat.
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Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
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Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
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