First things first.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #224



今回のフレーズは「First things first.」です。

「First things first.」は、直訳すると「最初のことは最初に」となりますが、実際には「重要なことから始める」という意味になります。


例えば、プロジェクトや仕事の計画を立てる際に、「Let’s tackle the most urgent tasks first. First things first.(まずは最も喫緊のタスクに取り組もう。重要なことは最初に)」というように使います。また、日常生活でも時間の使い方や優先順位を考えるときに、「First things first. Let’s finish our homework before we play.(重要なことは最初に、遊ぶ前に宿題を終わらせよう)」と言うことができます。

「First things first」の起源は明確ではありませんが、「最初のことは最初に」という文字通りの意味に由来しています。現代では、自己啓発やビジネスシーンでよく使われ、状況に応じた優先順位付けの重要性を説いています。

まとめると、「First things first.」は、文字通り「最初のことは最初に」という意味ですが、何かを始める際に重要なことから取り組むべきだということを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、優先順位を守り、効率的に物事を進めることを強調することができます。

この「First things first.」を使って、重要なことから始めるべき場面で活用してみてください。

First things first.


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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.