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For Life
2008.01.17(Review of 2004.09.08 edition)


For people who understand how precious every minute of life can be, today's expression doesn't just SOUND like a crime - it IS a crime!!

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KILL TIME   暇をつぶす


  • To kill time is to do something in order to use up the time while you are waiting for something else.
  • kill time は、別のことを待っている間に何かをして時間を過ごす、つまり、暇をつぶす、という意味です。



  1. (in front of a movie theater at 6:10 p.m.)
    a: The man at the box office said the next show doesn't start until 7:30.
    b: Then let's kill some time at the video arcade.
  2. (two friends at a convenience store magazine rack)
    a: What are you doing here?
    b: Oh, just killing time.
  3. We had some time to kill before our flight, so we looked around the souvenir shops.

英会話レッスンMake every minute count!