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Step up to the plate


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I’ll give you a daily introduction to some meaningful and useful everyday English words and phrases! So let’s get started today!

Hi everyone, this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO! 안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다.


오늘의 영어 표현은Step up to the plate입니다.

Today we’re going to find out what it means to ‘step up to the plate’. Let’s start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘step up to the plate’ 가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Step up to the plate
Lin: It seems like you’re really busy at work these days. Should I postpone our lunch meeting tomorrow with Sherry?
Mike: Oh right! I completely forgot about that! Sorry.
Lin: It’s all right. It happens.
Mike: My office has been short-staffed for a few days. So I’ve stepped up to the plate and took on my share of work. It should be better next week.
Lin: I see. Then I’ll go ahead and let Sherry know.
Mike: Thank you.

Lin이 Mike에게 “It seems like you’re really busy at work these days. Should I postpone our lunch meeting tomorrow with Sherry? 요즘 너 회사 일로 많이 바쁜 것 같다. 내일 Sherry와 함께하기로 했던 점심 약속 다음으로 미룰까?’라고 합니다. 그러자 Mike는 깜짝 놀라며, “Oh right! I completely forgot about that! Sorry. 맞아! 약속을 까맣게 잊고 있었네. 미안해.”라고 하네요. Lin은 “It’s all right. It happens. 괜찮아. 그럴 수도 있지 뭐.”라고 합니다. Mike가 미안해하며 “My office has been short-staffed for a few days. So I’ve stepped up to the plate and took on my share of work. It should be better next week. 요 며칠 새 직원들이 많이 빠졌거든, 그래서 나도 업무가 더 늘었어. 다음 주엔 괜찮아질 거야.”라고 합니다. Lin이 “I see. Then I’ll go ahead and let Sherry know. 알았어. 내가 Sherry에게 얘기할게.”라고 하네요. Keep today’s phrase ‘step up to the plate’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Step up to the plate
Lin: It seems like you’re really busy at work these days. Should I postpone our lunch meeting tomorrow with Sherry?
Mike: Oh right! I completely forgot about that! Sorry.
Lin: It’s all right. It happens.
Mike: My office has been short-staffed for a few days. So I’ve stepped up to the plate and took on my share of work. It should be better next week.
Lin: I see. Then I’ll go ahead and let Sherry know.
Mike: Thank you.

오늘의 영어표현은 Step up to the plate입니다. To step up to the plate means to move into a position where one is ready to do a task. It simply means to take action and responsibility for something. 이 말은 책임지고 일을 맡다, 행동을 개시하다, 행동을 취하다, ~을 해보다라는 뜻입니다. 야구 경기에서 타자가 투수가 던지는 공을 쳐 낼 태세를 갖추고 홈 플레이트 쪽으로 바짝 다가가는 데서 나온 표현입니다. 예문으로 알아볼까요? Teachers should step up to the plate to handle fights between classmates. 같은 반 아이들 사이에서 일어난 싸움은 선생님이 나서서 처리해야 한다. 라는 뜻이 됩니다.
Keep today’s phrase step up to the plate in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Step up to the plate
Lin: It seems like you’re really busy at work these days. Should I postpone our lunch meeting tomorrow with Sherry?
Mike: Oh right! I completely forgot about that! Sorry.
Lin: It’s all right. It happens.
Mike: My office has been short-staffed for a few days. So I’ve stepped up to the plate and took on my share of work. It should be better next week.
Lin: I see. Then I’ll go ahead and let Sherry know.
Mike: Thank you.

Let’s review. Today we learned that when you initiate and take action and responsibility for something, you are stepping up to the plate. 오늘 배우신 영어표현 step up to the place는 책임지고 일을 맡다, 적극적으로 나서서 처리하다 라는 뜻입니다. 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!
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