The less said, the better.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #286



今回のフレーズは「The less said, the better.」です。



例えば、デリケートな話題を避けたいときに、「When it comes to sensitive issues, the less said, the better.(デリケートな問題については、言わないほうが良い)」と言うことができます。また、過去の失敗についてあまり触れたくないときに、「Regarding our previous mistakes, the less said, the better.(過去の失敗については、あまり触れないほうが良い)」と言うこともできます。

「The less said, the better.」の由来は、言葉数が少ないことが時には賢明である、という古くからの知恵に基づいています。このような考えは古くから多々あり、「Speech is silver, silence is golden(雄弁は銀、沈黙は金)」や Least said, soonest mended(口数が少なければ改めるのも容易)」などの類語表現があります。

まとめると、「The less said, the better.」は、文字通り「言葉は少ないほど良い」という意味ですが、何も言わない方が良い状況を指します。このフレーズを使うことで、慎重に行動する必要がある場面や、言葉を控えるべき場面を表現することができます。

この「The less said, the better.」を使って、言わない方が賢明な場面で活用してみてください。

The less said, the better.


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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.