A bad excuse is better than none.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #337



今回のフレーズは「A bad excuse is better than none.」です。



例えば、遅刻したときに、「I know it sounds silly, but my alarm didn’t go off. A bad excuse is better than none.(ばかげているように聞こえるかもしれないけど、アラームが鳴らなかったんだ。悪い言い訳でもないましだよね)」と開き直ることができるかもしれません。

また、ミスをしたのに黙っている人に、「Just say something. A bad excuse is better than none.(何か言いなよ。悪い言い訳でもしないよりましだぞ)」と相手を詰めることができます。

「A bad excuse is better than none」は英語でよく知られたことわざですが、その正確な起源は十分に文献化されていないようです。このことわざは、少なくとも何らかの説明を試みることがコミュニケーションの基本であるという考え方に基づいています。「悪い言い訳(bad excuse)」と「何もない(none)」の2つを比較した場合に、前者のほうが好ましいということを伝えています。

まとめると、「A bad excuse is better than none.」は、文字通り「悪い言い訳でもないよりはまし」という意味で、何かしらの説明はしたほうが良いという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、たとえ完璧でなくても、言い訳や説明をすることの重要性を強調することができます。

この「A bad excuse is better than none.」を使って、何か言い訳をする場面で活用してみてください。

A bad excuse is better than none.


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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.