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 289. The . today is to dock someone's pay. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If a company or boss docks a workers pay, he removes a part or percentage of his or her pay usually as a punishment because they did something wrong. Okay. And they believed it deserved actually maybe cutting part of the pay. All right. Let's continue. The origin of this phrase comes from an Old English definition you know, of dock of course, that meant to cut something short. This use also relates to when some people actually cut a dog's tail short for style. Yeah. I have seen this done. I always kind of felt sorry for some poor dogs and I always wonder why people did that. But perhaps I guess they just liked that style on the ... on the animal. Okay. Good. It is also used among horse breeders. I guess some horse breeders do this to horses' tails as well. This use dates back to the 14th century. Even today the part of an animal's tail that is left after it has been shortened is called a dock. Okay. All right. We just have a couple of examples you know, to show this use here. So example number one. If you are more than 10 minutes late the company will dock your pay for an hour. Yeah. So you know , maybe this is to make sure everybody gets to work on time. So if you end up just over 10 minutes late well they'll cut a whole hours pay from you to try to you know make sure you don't do that. Okay. And number two here. The boss is docking Jack's pay to reimburse the company for all the fragile items he knocked over and broke. Yeah. So maybe he had an accident and he broke some expensive stuff at the company and you know, he's docking his pay. until he pays back for all the damage that he did for the accident that he caused at work. Okay. , I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.