Flattery will get you nowhere.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #230



今回のフレーズは「Flattery will get you nowhere.」です。

「Flattery will get you nowhere.」は、直訳すると「お世辞はどこにも連れて行かない」となりますが、実際には「お世辞を言っても無駄である」という意味になります。


例えば、誰かをお世辞を言っている場合に、「Stop trying to flatter her. Flattery will get you nowhere.(彼女をお世辞で持ち上げるのはやめなよ。お世辞は無駄だよ)」と言うことができます。また、自分にお世辞を言っている場合に、「Flattery will get you nowhere, just be honest with me.(お世辞を言っても無駄だから、正直に話して)」と言うこともできます。

「Flattery will get you nowhere.」は比較的新しい表現で、Google Ngram Viewerによると20世紀頃から使われ始めました。類似の表現には「Fine words butter no parsnips.(立派な言葉はパースニップにバターを塗らない/口先だけでは何も解決しない」や「Flattery is the food of fools.(お世辞は愚か者の食べ物)」があります。また、反対の意味の言葉には「flattery will get you everywhere(お世辞は有効)」があります。

まとめると、「Flattery will get you nowhere.」は、文字通り「お世辞はどこにも連れて行かない」という意味ではなく、お世辞が無意味であることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、お世辞では何も得ることができないことを伝えることができます。

この「Flattery will get you nowhere.」を使って、お世辞よりも誠実さが重要であることを伝えたい場面で活用してみてください。

Flattery will get you nowhere.


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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.