Ask no questions and hear no lies.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #190



今回のフレーズは「Ask no questions and hear no lies.」です。

「Ask no questions and hear no lies.」は、直訳すると「質問をしなければ嘘を聞かない」となりますが、実際には「余計な詮索をしなければ、嘘を聞かずに済む」という意味になります。


例えば、誰かの秘密について尋ねないほうが良いと判断した場合に、「Ask no questions and hear no lies.(質問しなければ嘘も聞かずに済む)」と言うことができます。また、質問を控えることで問題を避けたいときに「Sometimes it’s better to ask no questions and hear no lies.(時には、質問をせずに嘘を聞かないほうが良いこともある)」と言うことができます。

このフレーズの由来は、誰かに対して無用な質問をすることで、その人が嘘をつく状況を避けるという考え方から来ています。真実を知ることで心が乱れることを避けるために、あえて質問をしないという選択が賢明であることを示唆しています。同様の表現に「Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.」や「Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.」などもあります。

まとめると、「Ask no questions and hear no lies.」は、文字通り「質問をしなければ嘘を聞かない」という意味ですが、実際には詮索することで不必要な嘘や不快な真実を聞かずに済むというイディオムです。このフレーズを使うことで、質問を控えることでトラブルを避けることを表現できます。

この「Ask no questions and hear no lies.」を使って、詮索を避けたい場面で活用してみてください。

Ask no questions and hear 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.