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続 今日の英語

はてなダイアリーで地味に続けていた「今日の英語」の続き。日常出会った気になる英語表現を、オンライン辞書の例文などとともにメモしています。

I'll wing it.

(来たら決める。)
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  • wing it=「即興でする」(speak or act without preparation; improvise)
    • A little boning up puts you ahead of the job seekers who try to wing it. ※bone up:〜を詰め込み勉強する
    • I lost my lecture notes, so I had to wing it.
    • Don't worry. Just go out there and wing it.
    • I hadn't had time to prepare the talk so I just had to wing it.
    • I didn't have time to write a speech, so I just had to wing it in front of a large audience.
    • Some actors can wing it, others go completely silent when something happens on stage that isn't supposed to happen.