Handsome is as handsome does.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #245



今回のフレーズは「Handsome is as handsome does.」です。

「Handsome is as handsome does.」は、直訳すると「ハンサムはハンサムがするように」となりますが、実際には「見た目より行動が重要である」という意味になります。


例えば、行儀が良くない人に、「She may be pretty, but handsome is as handsome does.(彼女の見た目はいいけど、本当の魅力は行動に現れる)」と言うことができます。また、自分のタイプではないけど性格が非常に良い人に、「He might not be the best-looking guy, but handsome is as handsome does.(彼の見た目は最高じゃないけど、見た目より行動が重要だ)」と言うこともできます。

「Handsome is as handsome does」の正確な起源は不明ですが、少なくとも17世紀には使われていて、内面の美しさを強調するフレーズとして文学作品で用いられています。このような考え方はほかにも多々あり、次のような類似表現もあります。「Actions speak louder than words.(行動は言葉よりも雄弁である)」「Beauty is only skin deep(美しさは皮一重)」「Don’t judge a book by its cover(本の表紙で中身を判断するな)」など。

まとめると、「Handsome is as handsome does.」は、文字通り「ハンサムはハンサムがするように」という意味ではなく、行動や性格がその人の本当の魅力を示すことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、内面の美しさや行動の重要性を強調することができます。

この「Handsome is as handsome does.」を使って、行動や性格の重要性を伝える場面で活用してみてください。

Handsome is as handsome does.


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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.