英会話ブログ その811     ” Take The Bull by The Horns ! ”

2016/05/23

My dad used to give me advice when I faced problems, some light, some extremely heavy in my life.

I've had a tough life.  I'm a tough guy,  I'm a survivor.

One job is not enough to pay the bills in Japan, especially if you are a married man with a family.  Responsibility moves men to work harder than they have to if they are single without kids.  "Take the bull by the horns!"

I do what it takes to win.  I'm not afraid to die trying.  I fight fair, but if the other guy does not, I will do everything in my power, which includes dirty tricks, to come out on top.  A real man does what he has to do.

Sometimes you can be in a "fight", or "flight"  situation.  Fight means you stand your ground, face the danger head-on and do what you can to defeat the "enemy" (problem) whether it be a person, a wild animal, a disease etc.

Flight means you run away.  When under sudden attack, running might be your best option.  However, often there's no time.  So you stay and you use my father's advice: "Take the bull by the horns and wrestle it down to the ground! "  I have won many battles this way!                                          (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
take the bull by the horns       難局・危険に立ち向かう
survivor                         逆境に負けない人
what it takes to win             勝つのに必要なこと
dirty trick                      汚い事、卑劣な手段
come out on top                  勝利する、成功する
flight situation                 逃走するような状況
stand your ground                一歩も引かずに踏ん張る
face the danger head-on          危険に真正面から立ち向かう
wrestle it down to the ground    地面にねじ伏せる

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