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 Verb Phrase 120. The verb phrase today is to sew up. All right . Sew up something or sew something up. All right . Let's look at we have three meanings here. And we have three example to cover each meaning. All right. So let's look at the first one. If someone sews up something. He or she repairs or closes something, especially clothes. This is the most basic meaning of sewing. You are actually literally sewing like with a needle and thread , especially if you are sewing clothes. All right. Let's look at number two. If someone sews up a business deal. This is a common one. ... agreement or plan, he or she gets the results that is wanted. So you can sew up a business deal agreement or plan. Good. Let's look at the third one here. If someone sews up a situation or competiton , he or she is in control and is certain to win or achieve something. All right. Let's look at the examples here. Example number one. You split your pants in the back. You know, somebody bent over and (splitting sounds ) Ahh. Maybe behind them. Their pants split in two. So you split your pants in the back. If you ever wear it again, you need to sew it up. Well, at least that pair of pants anyway. Okay. Let's look at number two here. We should have this business deal sewn up by the weekend. Yeah. So again this is the second meaning. You finished the plan and you got the result that you want basically . So, yes it is all ready. You finished by the weekend it should be all sewn up. All right . And let's look at number three here. The Yankees are 10 games ahead of the second place team in their division and this is during the year just before post season. Like going to the playoffs. With only two to go before the end of the season. It looks pretty good like they are going to win. If they are 10 games ahead. Usually there is one game a day. What maybe there is only 14 games left, so pretty much the Yankees are going to win. Any combination of either the Yankees winning two games and the second place team losing another two games they would be eliminated. The Yankees would definitely win. So chances are the Yankees are not going to lose every single game and the second place team is not going to win every single game. That;' s probably very unlikely.. Okay. So we can say this. The Yankees are 10 games ahead of the second place team in their division with only two weeks to go before the end of the season. It looks like they have the pennant all sewn up. So again. Or at least their division all sewn up. So they are definitely going to win that one. And then of course usually then they go to the playoffs. And if they win the playoffs then usually they win the pennant, All right. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it is clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.