今週のフレーズ air someone's dirty laundry
(Sean and Saori are helping Anne put together a new bookshelf when Anne's phone rings)
Anne: (Picks up her phone) Hello? Oh, hi Mom. (Puts her mother on speaker phone)
Anne's mother: Have you heard about your cousin, Alex?
Anne: What did he do now?
Anne's mother: His girlfriend's pregnant. And your aunt Becca flipped out. Now Alex has gone AWOL.
Anne: I don't blame him.
Anne's mother: Well, I don't blame Becca, either. Alex has never been an easy kid.
Anne: He's a good guy. He's just not into school or your regular 9-to-5 work life.
Anne's mother: He has to get a job now with a baby on the way.
Sean & Saori: (The bookshelf crashes to the floor) Oh no!
Anne's mother: What was that?
Anne: Some friends are here helping me put together a bookshelf.
Anne's mother: Did you have me on speaker phone this whole time, airing our dirty laundry?
Anne: Yes, I had you on speaker phone. They don't care about our family's "dirty laundry," Mom. Don't worry.
Anne's mother: I'm so embarrassed.
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。