Enough is as good as a feast.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #209



今回のフレーズは「Enough is as good as a feast.」です。

「Enough is as good as a feast.」は、直訳すると「十分なことはごちそうと同じくらい良い」となりますが、実際には「十分であればそれで良い」「満足することが大切」という意味になります。


例えば、適度に満足することを言いたい場合、「You don’t need more than what you have; enough is as good as a feast.(今持っているもので十分、満足することが大事だ)」と言うことができます。また、簡素な生活が豊かであることを示す際に「Living simply can bring happiness; enough is as good as a feast.(簡素な生活が幸せをもたらす、満足することが大事だ)」と言うこともできます。

「Enough is as good as a feast」の由来は、古いイギリスのことわざにあります。この慣用句が最初に記録されたのは、1546年にイギリスの作家ジョン・ヘイウッド(John Heywood)が出版したことわざ集だとさています。このことわざは、贅沢や過剰なものを追い求めるのではなく、必要なものに満足することの大切さを説いています。現代のイギリス英語でもよく使われ、食事のおかわりを丁寧に断る際に「もう十分です」という意味で用いられることがあります。

まとめると、「Enough is as good as a feast.」は、文字通り「十分なことはごちそうと同じくらい良い」という意味ではなく、必要なだけで満足することの大切さを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、適度な満足感や節度を表現することができます。

この「Enough is as good as a feast.」を使って、満足することの大切さを感じる場面で活用してみてください。

Enough is as good as a feast.


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A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
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Break a leg.
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Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
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Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
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Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
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Hit the road.
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
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