Flattery will get you everywhere.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #231



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

「Flattery will get you everywhere.」は、直訳すると「お世辞はどこにでも連れて行く」となりますが、実際には「お世辞を言えば物事がうまくいく」という意味になります。


例えば、上司に気に入られるために褒め言葉を使う場合に「Flattery will get you everywhere.(お世辞を言えばどんな状況でも有利になる)」と言うことができます。また、「If you want her to agree, just compliment her work. Flattery will get you everywhere.(彼女に同意してもらいたいなら、彼女の仕事を褒めるといいよ。お世辞を言えばうまくいく)」と言うこともできます。

「Flattery will get you everywhere.」の由来は明確には確立されていませんが、Google Ngram Viewerによれば20世紀頃から使用されています。このフレーズは、お世辞を言えば相手は喜ぶので、何でも言うことを聞いてくれるという意味合いが込められています。反対の意味のフレーズに「Flattery will get you nowhere.(お世辞はどこにも連れて行かない/お世辞を言っても無駄である)」があります。当初は「Flattery will get you nowhere.」のほうがよく使われていましたが、現在では「Flattery will get you everywhere.」もよく使われています。

まとめると、「Flattery will get you everywhere.」は、文字通り「お世辞はどこにでも連れて行く」という意味ではなく、お世辞を使えばどんな状況でも有利になることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、人間関係や仕事において、賢くお世辞を活用する重要性を表現することができます。

この「Flattery will get you everywhere.」を使って、物事を円滑に進めたい場面で活用してみてください。

Flattery will get you everywhere.


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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.