Give credit where credit is due.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #235



今回のフレーズは「Give credit where credit is due.」です。

「Give credit where credit is due.」は、直訳すると「功績のあるところには功績を認める」となりますが、実際には「認めるべき功績は認める」「評価すべきことは評価する」という意味になります。


例えば、チームでのプロジェクトが成功した場合に、「We should give credit where credit is due.(私たちは認めるべき功績はきちんと評価すべきだ)」と言うことができます。また、チームの一員が素晴らしいアイデアを提供した場合、「Let’s give credit where credit is due. It was Sarah’s idea that made this possible.(正当に評価しよう。この成功はサラのアイデアのおかげだ)」と言うこともできます。

「Give credit where credit is due.」の正確な起源は不明ですが、18世紀には使用されていたそうです。確かな証拠ではありませんが、米国の政治家であるサミュエル・アダムズが1777年の手紙で「Give credit to whom credit due.(正当な評価をすべき人に評価を)」と最初に言ったという説もあるようです。ともあれ、この表現は、他人の貢献を認め、感謝することの重要性を強調しています。

まとめると、「Give credit where credit is due.」は、文字通り「功績のあるところには功績を認める」という意味であり、誰かの努力や成果を正当に評価することを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、他人の貢献を正しく認め、感謝の気持ちを伝えることができます。

この「Give credit where credit is due.」を使って、誰かの努力や成果を適切に評価する場面で活用してみてください。

Give credit where credit is due.


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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.