THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCKの意味、新入り

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2008.12.02(Review of 2005.03.31 edition)

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Where did today's expression come from? Well, imagine a child who has recently moved and is the newest resident on his city block ...

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THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK   新入り

Explanation

  • The new kid on the block is the newest member of a group.
  • the new kid on the block は、あるグループの一番新しいメンバー、という意味です。

THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

examples

  1. (co-workers)
    a: Who's the new kid on the block?
    b: You mean the young man at the copier? His name's Dan. He just started working here yesterday.
  2. (advice to someone starting their first job soon)
    You'll be the new kid on the block, so do your best to make a good impression.
  3. (more advice)
    It's never easy being the new kid on the block, but just watch and listen closely and you'll do fine.
  4. There's been a lot of buzz about Wall Street's newest kid on the block, Berlitz Securities, a start-up discount brokerage firm for the long-term investor.

英会話レッスンWe'd like to welcome the new kids on OUR block - the many new subscribers who've recently joined the WordMaster family. We look forward to showing you around the neighborhood!