今日の単語 tiptoe around

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tiptoe around

  • 職場ではありがち?
  • 日本人ならなおさら多い?
  • 気疲れします、、、
  • なんで私が tiptoe around しなきゃいけないの?

to avoid dealing with a difficult subject, problem, or person:

to avoid talking about (something)

to talk about (something) only in an indirect way

~の近くでは足音を忍ばせて歩く

~を避けて通る

They tiptoed around the subject of her poor health.

彼女の健康問題に触れるにあたり、みんな気を遣っていました。

They were tiptoeing around the delicate subject of money.

お金の話なので遠慮しながら話していました。

Jonathan keeps tiptoeing around the problem, instead of confronting it.

ジョナサンはずっとその問題に立ち向かうどころか、避けて回っている。

tiptoe around を使った表現がでてくる記事を一部切り取って紹介します (Ref: People on 22nd November 2022)

Kevin Hart Discusses Learning from Past Mistakes, Says There Has to Be ‘Opportunity to Improve’ (Kevinさんは有名なコメディアンです)

When asked whether he has to be “more careful” with the jokes he makes in the “world of ‘cancel culture’ ” nowadays, Hart answered “absolutely.”

“Let’s be honest, I think there was a lot of changes that were needed and necessary, right? And I think being aware is something we should all prioritize. Just being aware,” said Hart. “We’re learning to better understand each other, and in doing so, respect should be attached to that.”

“Now, there is a heightened level of sensitivity,” he continued. “There is a heightened level of opinion in today’s time because social media has presented the world with a bunch of platforms so people can express themselves and how they feel. So now the things we didn’t hear on a regular basis you are hearing. The conversations you may not have been aware of, well, you are hearing because they’re all happening in real time.”

“I feel like there’s a line that now has been drawn, and some people are tiptoeing around it and some people are aggressively crossing it,” said Hart. “What we have to better do is find a balance to where we can all stand on this line, regardless of what side you stand on, and hold each other’s hand knowing that we mean no harm. That, I think, is the goal at hand.”

SNSが普及して、みんなが様々な意見を持っています。受け止め方もそれぞれ。コメディアンやお笑い界の方々にとっても非常に難しい問題ですね。どの国でも同じですが、見えない線がそこにあって、はれ物に触るように危険なエリアを避ける人たちがいる一方、平気で乗り越える方もいる。

今日の単語(句動詞)は

tiptoe around ~を避ける、はれ物に触るように扱う

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