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 236. The idiom today is 'hang in there." Actually this one is very very common in like everyday spoken English, especially in the US. You often hear people saying hang in there to someone to try to encourage them. So let's take a look at the note here. All right. So this is used as words of encouragement to tell someone to continue doing something and not give up. All right. That's one way we use it. Or number two , it could simply be a way of saying be patient, things will work out. You know, hang in there or it could be words to encourage someone to stay calm in a difficult situation. All right. So all of these could apply here. Okay . Let's continue here. The origin of this phrase is not completely certain, but many people believe it came from an inspirational poster in the 1970s of a kitten hanging on a tree branch. Yeah. They had this poor kitten hanging on like he's going to fall. Actually, they made several versions of it. They made about three or four versions. I think one was him hanging on a tree branch another was just him hanging on a stick and another one was him hanging on a rope. But they were famous in the 1970s and a lot of people believe this phrase kind of caught on from this poster. This this, this, this kitten trying to hang on for its life on this tree like hang in there. So that's where they think it really kind of caught on from. Anyway , let's continue. Let's look at several examples here. Example number one. I know that you and Jane are going through difficult times, but hang in there. You should be able to work it out. So this is obviously in regards to like a relationship problems. Maybe a romantic relationships. Maybe they're having a fight. Maybe somebody's discouraged and somebody else tells them. Yeah. Just hang in there. Don't worry. Things will work out. Everything will be okay. All right. Number two here. It feels like it is taking forever to become fluent in English. You know , so of course this is an a/b. So A just said that. And then B would say " hang in there. " You are making some steady progress. Just be persistent and give it more time. So this is another one that's basically saying don't give up. You know, continue. Be patient. All of these ideas are in this. All right, and number three here. They say our business is still losing money after a year. All right. This is also a/b. So A just said that, and B says, hang in there , your company has a lot of potential. So maybe in the future this could be a very successful company. It is not that unusual for some companies to be in the red.In the red means you know, they're not making money. They're actually losing money. They're in debt for you know, maybe one to three years. One to four years. Sometimes for several years before turning a profit. Okay, good. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.