Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #254



今回のフレーズは「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.」です。

「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.」は、直訳すると「悪くなる可能性があることは、必ず悪くなる」となります。


例えば、プロジェクトを入念に準備する場合、「We have to expect the unexpected, because anything that can go wrong will go wrong.(予期せぬ事態を想定すべきだ。なぜなら、悪くなる可能性があることは、必ず悪くなるからだ)」と言うことができます。また、予想外の問題が発生したときに、「We planned everything meticulously, but anything that can go wrong will go wrong.(すべてを綿密に計画したが、うまくいかないことは必ず起こる)」と言うこともできます。

「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong」は、米国の航空技師のエドワード・マーフィー(Edward A. Murphy Jr.)が、プロジェクト中のトラブルの際に発した言葉に由来しています。この法則は、彼の名に因んで「マーフィーの法則(Murphy’s Law)」としても知られています。この法則は失敗を防ぐための注意喚起として、日常生活やビジネスの場でも広く使われるようになりました。別の言い回しには「If anything can go wrong, it will」もあります。

まとめると、「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.」は、文字通り「悪くなる可能性があることは、必ず悪くなる」という意味で、うまくいかない可能性があることは、必ずうまくいかないことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、リスク管理や準備の重要性を強調することができます。

この「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.」を使って、予期せぬトラブルや問題が発生した場面で活用してみてください。

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.


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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.