Jul 22

“The negotiations weren’t going well. Whenever we took one step forward, we’d immediately take two steps back.” 「交渉がうまくいかず、一歩進んでもすぐに二歩下がるという状態でした。」

“When you learn enough to realize how much you still don’t know, it can feel like one step forward and two steps back.” 「まだ知らないことがどれくらいあるかわかるほどの知識を身に付けても、一歩進んで二歩下がったような気分になるかもしれません。」

「One step forward, two steps back(一歩進んで二歩下がる)」とは、前進が難しく問題が次から次へと生じる状態のことです。目標に向かって道を進んでいると想像してください。ただし、一歩進んでもまた二歩を下がらねばいけません。悔しいでしょう!

“One step forward, two steps back” describes a situation in which progress is very difficult and new problems keep arising. Imagine walking along a path toward a goal, but after taking one step forward, you must back up two steps. It’s very frustrating!

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