異なる意味の2つの形容詞を使った表現の本当の意味

Conversational English – Adjective Pairs ? “Short and sweet”, etc.

形容詞を2つ繋げて表現するパターン

通常の平文にこのパターンを用いることにより、言いたい内容を強調したり、よりパワフルな表現にすることができる

bright + early

basical meaning → very early

ex.

We have to leave the house bright and early in the morning, so get to bed soon !

short + sweet

basical meaning → それほど長い時間はかからない

ex.

Thank heavens the presentation was short and sweet. It was so hot in the meeting room, I thought I was going to faint.

loud + clear

basical meaning → very clearly

ex.

I heard you loud and clear the first time. You don’t have to repeat the whole message !

sick + tired

basical meaning → 何かに悩んでいる・フラストレーションを感じる

ex.

I’m sick and tired of not making enough money ! I’m going to change my career !

nice + warm

basical meaning → コーヒーショップ等、心地よく感じる場所

ex.1

Wow, it’s so nice and warm in the hotel room. I think I’ll just stay here all evening. You can go out into the cold, if you like !

safe + sound

basical meaning → very safe

ex.

They returned home safe and sound after the blizzard, but we were really worried about them for a while.

first and foremost

basical meaning → first and most important

ex.

First and foremost, I would like to explain why we scheduled this meeting.

hale and hearty

basical meaning → very healthy

ex.

When I saw your grandfather last, he was hale and hearty. How is he now ?


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