今週のフレーズ off the top of one's head
Anne: Saori, isn't your birthday coming up?
Saori: Yes. It's in two weeks.
Anne: And this upcoming one is a big one, isn't it? The big four-oh?
Saori: You're right again.
Anne: Is there something you want for your birthday?
Saori: Oh, you don't have to get me anything.
Sean: Anne and I will get you something together. It's a big birthday.
Anne: Yeah. Don't hold back.
Saori: I really can't think of anything off the top of my head.
Anne: Think about it and get back to us.
(The next day)
Sean: So, have you given some thought to what you want for your birthday?
Saori: Yes. An all-expenses-paid skiing trip to Niseko in Hokkaido.
Anne & Sean: ...
Saori: I'm joking!
Anne: Phew. You got me there for a second.
Saori: I would never ask for something so extravagant.
Sean: Then what's your real answer?
Saori: Lunch with the two of you would make my birthday really special!
Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第1・3週に掲載中です。