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2006.10.06(Review of 2004.07.26 edition)

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
FOLLOW UP   引き続き対処する


  • To follow up on something is to continue it or take a related step at a later time.
  • follow up on something とは、何かを続ける、あるいは、後から関連した措置を行う、つまり、引き続き対処する、という意味です。


  1. (a fictional news report)
    Berlitz Industries is following up on the success of their Berlingual Digital Translator with an even more powerful pocket translation device.
  2. I think your idea is an excellent one. I'd like you to follow up on it with a written proposal that we can present to the Board.
  3. Customer Service tries to follow up on all requests within ten business days.
  4. a: How was the interview?
    b: I think it went well! I was invited to come back for a follow-up interview next week.
  5. Okay, you say you want to find a better job, and you've started the ball rolling by sending out some resumes. That's great, but you can't stop there. Keep the ball rolling by making some follow-up phone calls and by keeping an eye out for other openings.

英会話レッスンNow don't forget to follow up on all of this week's lessons by using these idioms at the office, on your next business trip, or wherever they might be needed. And have a great weekend!