実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/4 (1)To recline or not to recline
座席を倒すマナー(1) Today’s Vignette
Ueda asks Lyons if he took a red-eye flight back to New York, and Lyons confirms this, saying he came straight to the office from the airport. Lyons describes the flight is very noisy due to such factors as crying babies and a nasty argument between two people seated near him. Lyons says one person reclined his seat without asking, and McMillan says flights have even been rerouted due to fights over that kind of thing.
Lyons says, “I got into JFK this morning and came straight to the office.”
I’d brought noise-canceling headphones as a precaution
-Words and Phrases
When the whites of our eyes are red because they’re inflamed or tinged with blood.
You might say, “Ah, my eyes are bloodshed because I stayed up all night packing.”
When the whites of our eyes are red, whites 白眼、白身
JFK (=John F. Kennedy) (ジョン・F・)ケネディ国際空港 (John F. Kennedy international airport)
Lyons says, “I got into JFK this morning.”
Ueda asks, “So how was the flight? It must have been rough.”
the understatement of the year 実に控えめな表現、控えめすぎる言葉、実に控えめな言い方
An understatement describes something as less big, important, serious, you know, whatever than it actually is. For example, To say that hotel is expensive is an understatement. It’s one of the most expensive in the nation. And “of the year,” you know, understatement of the year. It’s stressing how much of an understatement it is, you know, like it’s won a prize. And of course, there are actually prizes like that, aren’t there? We hear about entrepreneur of the year, athlete of the year, airline of the year, etc. etc