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The theme is “Getting DOWN to Business!” and “down” is the common element in each of this week's highly serviceable expressions. So if you're looking to grow your business English vocabulary, well, things are definitely looking UP!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
TURN DOWN (= refuse)   断る、拒否する、却下する


  • To turn down something (for example, an offer or request) or someone is to refuse or reject them.
  • turn down とは、何か(例えば、申し出や要請など)、または誰かに対して、断る、拒否する、却下する、という意味です。

TURN DOWN (= refuse)


  1. a: Did they offer you the job?
    b: Yes, but I turned it down. The salary they offered me was disappointing.
  2. I thought we put together a terrific proposal, but they turned us down anyway.
  3. a: My application to their MBA program was turned down.
    b: Oh, that's too bad! It must be a very competitive program if they didn't accept you.

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