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 244. The idiom today is \" as it stands.\" Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If we say something as it stands, it means at this time or as it is now in the present situation or in the present condition or under these conditions. That's as it is now. So the way it is at this moment. You know, if nothing changes that's as it is. So that's as it stands. Okay. And remember here of course. Stand by itself really just means in to be in a particular situation or to be in a particular state. So that's what we mean. The state that it's in right now in the situation it is in. As it's in right now. If it doesn't change , this is as it stands. This is the way it is at the moment. All right. So let's continue. Let's look at a couple of examples here. The first example. This bill like this bill you know, a bill you are trying to get through Congress. The legislators got to argue about it. So this bill as it stands will not protect the average citizen. It will favor companies. So this bill as it stands, meaning in its present form, in its present state, at the moment, unless they make changes to it, it won't favor American citizens. It'll favor companies. That's what we mean so unless they change something. That's the way it is. All right or number two here. As it stands now again now , at the present time. This airline will not have any available seats on their flights for three days. Yeah. Maybe this is somebody they are trying to get out of someplace. And maybe they have a ticket. But the ticket with the airline they have, there's no available flights for three days. Of course in a situation like this you could always try to do what we call standby and hope somebody doesn't show up for the flight. But you know as it stands there's no available seat. So there's no guarantee that you'd even be able to get on a flight. You, you could do that. Some people do it and maybe everybody showed up then you went to the airport for no reason. They, they weren't able to get a seat for you. Okay. let's look at number three. As it stands now, there are no available rooms for the whole holiday unless we get a cancellation. So the way it is now, in this state , in this situation, the way it is presently m at the moment, there are no available rooms. So maybe somebody you know, decided late they wanted to go there for the holiday and maybe all the rooms in all the hotels are all booked up. So they couldn't get it and, and this is maybe what a hotel is saying. Unless somebody calls up and cancels you know, at the last moment then we don't have any available rooms. So as it stands right now there's nothing. Okay. Good. And yeah I guess that's it. So anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.