As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #325



今回のフレーズは「As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.」です。

「As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.」は、直訳すると「ベッドを整えたように、そこに寝なければならない」となりますが、実際には「自分の行動には責任が伴う」「自業自得」という意味になります。


例えば、試験勉強を怠った学生が不合格になったときに「You didn’t study, so you failed. As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.(勉強しなかったから不合格になったんだ。自業自得だよ)」と言うことができます。また、自分の決断に責任を持たなければならない場面で、「You chose this path. As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.(あなたがこの道を選んだんだから、自分の選択に責任を持たなければならない)」と使うことができます。

このフレーズは古代フランスのことわざに由来します。自分で整えたベッドに自分で寝るのが当然であるように、自分の行動の結果も自分で責任を取るべきだという考え方から来ています。「in」の代わりに「on/upon」が使われることもあり、「As you make your bed, so you must lie on/upon it.」という言い方もあります。

まとめると、「As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.」は、文字通り「ベッドを整えたように、それに横たわらなければならない」という意味ではなく、自己責任を示すイディオムとして使われています。このフレーズを使うことで、自分の行動の結果を受け入れることの重要性を伝えることができます。

この「As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.」を使って、自己責任の重要性を伝えたい場面で活用してみてください。

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.


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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.