Give it a shot.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #66



今回のフレーズは「Give it a shot.」です。

「Give it a shot.」は、直訳すると「それに一発撃つ」となりますが、実際には「試してみる」「挑戦してみる」という意味になります。


例えば、友達が新しいことを始めようか迷っているときに、「Why don’t you give it a shot?(挑戦してみたら?)」や「You should give it a shot.(やってみようよ。)」と言うことができます。また、新しいプロジェクトに参加してみようと思ったときに、「I’ve never done this before, but I’ll give it a shot.(これまでやったことはないけど、挑戦してみるよ)」と言うこともできます。

「Give it a shot.」の由来は、まるで銃で的に向かって撃つように、比喩的に何かを狙うという考えに由来していると考えられます。「shot」は「撃つ」という意味の単語ですが、18世紀半ばから「試み」または「試す」という意味で使用されています。この用法は、何かを発射するのと同じように、比喩的に何かを狙うという考えに由来しているようです。

まとめると、「Give it a shot.」は、文字通り「それに一発撃つ」という意味ではなく、何かを試しにやってみることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、新しいことに挑戦する意欲や積極性を表現することができます。

この「Give it a shot.」を使って、新しいことに挑戦する場面で活用してみてください。

Give it a shot.


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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.