ON THE ROADの意味、移動中で、旅行中で、出張中で

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The WordMaster saw a terrific movie the other day about a businessman who's only really comfortable when he's away from home traveling. (Read Example 4 below and perhaps you can guess what movie we're talking about.) Well, one thing led to another, and a new @Work series was born. We hope you enjoy it!

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ON THE ROAD   移動中で、旅行中で、出張中で


  • To be on the road is to be driving or traveling, especially a long distance or from place to place.
  • on the road は、運転または旅をしている状態で、特に長距離を移動している場合や、あちこちを移動している場合をさします。



  1. (guest to hotel front desk clerk)
    Would it be possible to check into my room a little early? I've been on the road since 5:00 this morning.
  2. (calling Lester, a busy sales rep)
    a: This is Veronica from Berlitz Office Supplies. Is Larry in today?
    b: No, actually he's been on the road since Thursday. Do you have his cell phone number?
  3. (arranging a car pool)
    a: I'd like to be on the road by 7 o'clock if that's all right.
    b: Seven is fine. It would be good to get an early start.
  4. The movie is about a corporate downsizing expert who loves being on the road and lives out of a suitcase 322 days out of the year.

英会話レッスンHappy travels!