Keep your eyes peeled.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #90



今回のフレーズは「Keep your eyes peeled.」です。

「Keep your eyes peeled.」は、直訳すると「目をむいておく」となりますが、実際には「注意深く見る」「注意する」という意味になります。


例えば、旅行中に貴重品を盗難から守るために、「Keep your eyes peeled for pickpockets.(スリに注意してね)」と言うことができます。また、重要な情報を見逃さないように伝える場合に、「Keep your eyes peeled for any updates.(最新情報を注意深くチェックしてね)」と言うこともできます。

このフレーズの由来は、皮をむく(peel)という行為にたとえて、目のまぶたをしっかりとむいておくことから来ています。一説によれば、航海や海賊の文脈に関連し、船乗りたちは危険を見逃さないように、大きく目を開いて海を見張ったことに由来するそうです。元々は「keep your eyes skinned」というフレーズでしたが、「skinned」の代わりに「peeled」が使われるようになり、特に19世紀頃にアメリカ英語でより一般的になりました。

まとめると、「Keep your eyes peeled.」は、文字通り「目をむいておく」という意味ではなく、何かを注意深く見ることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、見逃さないように注意深く見守ることを表現することができます。

この「Keep your eyes peeled.」を使って、何かを注意深く見守る場面で活用してみてください。

Keep your eyes peeled.


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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.