2016年11月 Lesson 15 Embracing Sustainability (1) その1
This comes from the title of our vignette, “Embracing Sustainability”.
To embrace something is to fully accept it. To take it up without holding back.
You could say, ‘Americans have embraced the sharing economy.’ Ride sharing and other services are very popular. Or, ‘He’s embraced a vegetarian lifestyle.’
２．Be Overwhelmed By:
Ueda says, “I was overwhelmed by the hospitality of your compatriots.”
In this case, be overwhelmed means be deeply affected by emotion or deeply affected mentally. For example, ‘I was overwhelmed by his generosity. What a big donation!’
It can also mean, feel like something is too much to handle. As in, ‘He is overwhelmed with work.’
３．Go Out of One’s Way To:
Ueda says, “The international marketing people went out of their way to have me experience corporate sustainability.”
They made an extra effort to do something; they did more than what’s normally expected.
The image is not travelling the straightest, quickest road to a destination but making detours to really get the job done well. For example, ‘Stephanie went out of her way to welcome the new employee’, for example. ‘She took her to lunch and showed her around the office and the neighborhood.’
Ueda says, “A&A has started to emphasize that in all the countries where we do business.”
Where we conduct business operations; interact in a business capacity. We use this about operating in certain places or working with different organizations. I wouldn’t say I do business with someone in my own company, for example.
You could say, ‘We do business with several suppliers.’ Or, ‘We’ve never done business in the United States before.’
５．Get Someone Good Press:
Nissen says, “Our sustainability program has been getting us a lot of good press.”
It’s been getting positive coverage in the media. Another example would be, ‘We’ve gotten very good press for our CSR efforts.’
And we also get bad press. Things like, ‘They got a lot of bad press over that product recall.’
4はHeatherさんの解説にあるように、 I wouldn’t say I do business with someone in my own companyがポイントでしょうか。
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