Friday, August 15, 2008

Fire

fire up an engine
エンジンをかける

Example:
The racers fired up their engines as they waited for the gunshot.
発砲に待ちながら、レーサーはエンジンをかけた。

Comment:
I think fire up can probably also be used when starting up things other than an engine. Being fired up also means being excited as was written in a previous post.

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fight fire with fire
毒をもって毒を制す。

Comment:
This phrase is used when dealing with a problem by using the same thing in response.

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add fuel to the fire
火に油を注ぐ

Example:
Don't provoke him. There's no need to add more fuel to the fire.
あいつを挑発するな。さらに火に油を注ぐ意味がないよ。

Comment:
This phrase is used to refer to making an already bad situation worse.

1 comment:

Higenori said...

このブログいいな!
ネットがあとちょっとやから、とりあえず全部保存しといた。