If anything can go wrong, it will.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #255



今回のフレーズは「If anything can go wrong, it will.」です。

「If anything can go wrong, it will.」は、直訳すると「何かがうまくいかない可能性があるなら、それはそうなる」となりますが、実際には「失敗する可能性があることは、失敗する」という意味になります。


例えば、大きなプロジェクトを計画しているときに、「We need to prepare for all scenarios because if anything can go wrong, it will.(あらゆるシナリオに備えよう、失敗する可能性があることは、必ず失敗するから)」と言うことができます。また、予期せぬトラブルに備えて、「Make sure to double-check everything. You know the saying: if anything can go wrong, it will.(すべてを再確認してね。うまくいかないことは、うまくいかないから)」と言うこともできます。

「If anything can go wrong, it will.」という言葉は、一般的に「マーフィーの法則(Murphy’s Law)」として広く知られています。このフレーズは、1940年代にアメリカの航空エンジニアであるエドワード・A・マーフィー・ジュニア(Edward A. Murphy Jr.)が使ったものです。元の言い回しは「Anything that can go wrong will go wrong」だったとされています。つまり、悪いことが起こる可能性があるならば、それは実際に起こるという法則的な考え方を、ユーモアを交えて表現しています。

まとめると、「If anything can go wrong, it will.」は、文字通り「何かがうまくいかない可能性があるなら、それは必ずそうなる」という意味であり、悪いことは必ず起こることを表す冗談めいた表現です。このフレーズを使うことで、リスク管理や予防策の重要性を促すことができます。

この「If anything can go wrong, it will.」を使って、予期せぬトラブルに見舞われた際に活用してみてください。

If anything can go wrong, it will.


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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.