字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 207. The idiom today is bark up the wrong tree. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone is barking up the wrong tree, he or she has made the wrong choice or is following the wrong course of action or accusing the wrong person of something. So this could be used in several different ways. All right. Let's continue here. The origin of this phrase is believed to come from hunting. A hunting dog will usually bark at the bottom of a tree in which a hunted animal or bird is in to inform his master where the prey is. You know where the hunted animal is. So he'll be barking ( ruff, ruff, ruff) at the bottom of the tree. Okay. However, sometimes the hunted prey has already left. They're already gone or moved on to another tree. Thus the dog is barking up the wrong tree. Okay. Let's look at some examples here. Example number one. Most conservative political commentators think Muller you know, the special counsel Muller is barking up the wrong tree with his investigation of Trump and Russian collusion after the 2016 elections. Yeah. If they haven't found anything in almost two years. There's really probably nothing there. There may have never been anything there. There might have been some cheating in that 2016 election but it probably wasn't here. He's probably barking up the wrong tree. He's following the wrong course of action or possibly even accusing the wrong person. Let's look at number two. If you major in Medieval Studies and expect to have many good job opportunities when you graduate, you are barking up the wrong tree. If you choose that major you will have limited job opportunities. Yeah. So in this case again.You are probably following the wrong course. Your following the wrong course of action if you want to have a good career and a lot of job opportunities that's not the thing to major in. So you're barking up the wrong tree in that sense, And let's look at the last one. If you imagine that everything will be peaches and cream you know , everything is sweet and perfect. And you will have a fairytale life by marrying into the royal family you may be barking up the wrong tree. I'm sure there's a lot of pressures behind the scenes of living in a royal family, A lot of expectations. You have the media will be hunting you down and you know if you if you look at a Princess Diana's life it didn't seem like a fairy tale. So if that was your goal. Then by marrying into the royal family you may be barking up the wrong tree. Okay. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.