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  • "flip-flop"の意味は

     

    110906BBCのコメディー、『The Thick Of It』を観ながらETC英会話のチャールズ先生のレッスンを受けています。

    自分自身の早とちりに気が付いた大臣のヒューは、部下のオーリーに新聞への掲載の中止を支持します。つい先ほど、記者に話をしたばかりのオーリーは、記者にこう非難されてしまいます。

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    Olly Reeder: As far as the department and the Government are concerned, there is no Snooper Force.
    Angela Heaney: What’s going on?Has the treasury gone ballistic?
    Olly Reeder: No, no..
    Angela Heaney: Why this flip-flop?
    Olly Reeder: No, there’s no fiip-flop. Nothing like that! No,erm, this isn’t a...change in policy in any ..in any respect.

    Flip-flop means being indecisive, always changing one’s mind or never coming out with a clear decision. Governments nearly always flip flop. When one part says one thing, and another party says the another thing. And then they are pretending to argue about it for a long time.
    So they flip flop.

    -- The government is flip-flop.

    Flip-flopping. Yeah, you know I mean like you do the fan, it flip-flops. It shakes both way. That’s flip-flopping. They go one way, then the other. But they are very indecisive.

    You watch it In sentences.

    The PM is always flip-flopping. He never makes a clear statement.
    I wish TEPCO would not flip-flop with their statements and make a clear answer to the problem into the public.

    I know it’s good to use something that is relevant.

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