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2009.06.08(Review of 2007.02.14 edition)

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Sorry, but that's all the time we have for small talk today, because we've got a very busy week ahead. So, let's ...

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GET DOWN TO BUSINESS   仕事に取りかかる、本題に入る


  • To get down to business is to begin seriously doing the work that needs to be done.
  • get down to business とは、やらなければならない仕事に真剣に取りかかる、本題に入る、という意味です。



  1. (starting a Marketing meeting)
    We only have an hour today, so I suggest we get down to business immediately and have Patti present the results of the focus group interviews.
  2. It's been three months since he took over as CEO. I wonder when he's going to get down to business and start making some of those changes he promised.
  3. (advice from a colleague before leaving on a business trip)
    There are some cultural differences you should be aware of. For example, people there don't like to waste time with small talk, but prefer to get right down to business.

英会話レッスンOh, by the way, the week's theme is “Getting DOWN to Business!”