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For Life
2008.05.15(Review of 2000.08.09 edition)

Having an “off” day? Well, that's good news because the WordMaster is here to show you how useful “off” can be!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
PUT OFF   延期する、先に延ばす


  • To put off something is to decide to do it later, instead of sooner or at the planned time.
  • put off とは、すぐに、あるいは予定通りに行なうのではなく、後で行うと決めること、つまり、延期する、という意味です。



  1. Our trip had to be put off for a while because I got sick.
  2. My grandmother always said, “Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Maybe that's why she always did her Christmas shopping in October!
  3. Every year, millions of people put off doing their taxes until the last minute.

英会話レッスンStay well!