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表現力アップに、慣用句の英訳ヒント集・補遺 (8)

目の上のたんこぶ
⇒何かと目障りであったり、じゃまになったりするもの
a constant hindrance / a thorn in one's side / a pain in the neck
・英英定義 hindrance: something which makes it more difficult for you to do something or for something to develop
例文 I've never considered my disability a hindrance, but other people have. (CALD)
・英英定義 a thorn in one's side: a person or thing that continually annoys you or causes you pain
例文 A relentless campaigner, he was a thorn in the government's side for a number of years. (CALD)
・英英定義 a pain in the neck: someone or something that is very annoying
例文 That child is a real pain in the neck. (CALD)

目の玉が飛び出す(ような)
⇒びっくりして目を非常に大きく見開く eye-popping
英英定義 pop-eyed: having your eyes wide open with surprise or excitement

目鼻がつく
⇒ おおよその見通しがつく take shape
英英定義 to start to develop a more clear or certain form
例文 Our ideas are beginning to take shape. (CALD)

目星をつける
⇒見当をつける make an educated guess
英英定義 educated guess: a guess which is made using judgment and a particular level of knowledge and is therefore more likely to be correct

目をつむる
wink at
英英定義 wink at: to pretend not to notice something bad that is happening because it is more convenient for you

目を細める
one's eyes light up / beam (with delight)
・英英定義 light up: If your face or eyes light up, or if a smile lights up your face, you suddenly look happy
例文 Rosie's whole face lit up with excitement when she saw the presents. (CALD)
・英英定義 beam: to smile very happily
例文 Sherman looked at his sons and beamed proudly. (LDCE)