Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #189



今回のフレーズは「Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.」です。



例えば、真実を知りたいけど知るのが怖いときに、「Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.(質問をしなければ、嘘をつかれることもないよ)」と言うことができます。また、知ることが平安を乱す可能性がある場合に、「Sometimes it’s better to ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.(時には質問しない方が、嘘をつかれることもなくて良い)」と言うことができます。

このフレーズの由来は、18世紀のアイルランドの作家オリバー・ゴールドスミス(Oliver Goldsmith)による戯曲『負けるが勝ち(She Stoops to Conquer)』にあります。この中で、過度な詮索を避けることで、余計な問題や嘘を防ぐという考えが表現されています。同様の意味と由来の表現に「Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.(あなたが質問しなければ、私は嘘はつかない)」もあります。

まとめると、「Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.」は、文字通り「質問しなければ、嘘をつかれることもない」という意味ですが、質問を避けることで不快な真実や嘘を避けることができるというイディオムです。このフレーズを使うことで、過度な干渉を避け、穏やかな人間関係を維持することができます。

この「Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.」を使って、不要な質問や干渉を避けたい場面で活用してみてください。

Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.


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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.