Collins says people like their colleague Wu often wear athletic-like clothing but take care to make it appropriate for work.
Grace admits that casual clothing has become standard in American business but says image consultants remind people that looking professional is important in getting ahead.
Collins warns that inappropriate clothing can get people gossiping, and Grace says a person has to look good to succeed.
show disrespect to
H: Display a lack of respect. Grace could also say "That would be disrespectful to your workmates."
And disrespect can be a verb as well. We tell our kids things like "Don't disrespect the police." Or "Don't disrespect your elders."
S: disrespectというのは動詞としても使うと今ヘザーさんが言っていましたけれど、そのdisrespectを短くして、disというのも最近の若者が使う俗語ですね。to be rude to someone 「失礼な態度を示す」というのがdisです。
H: Well fitted to the body, not too tight, not too loose. We also say tight-fitting and that means tight, very close to the body. That's how I knew a colleague had gotten pregnant once. She always wore tight-fitting dresses but then suddenly started wearing loose clothes.
H: One of the many fun ways to say bottom. We also have rear-end, tush, tuckus. "I slipped on the ice and fell right on my tush." Or "The bee stung me in my tuckus."
H: Something used or enjoyed constantly by many people. A standard constant part of something. "Rice is one of Japan's staple foods." A fundamental constant component of Japanese meals. For many Americans beef is a staple part of our diet.
image and wardrobe consultant
H: People who give advice on your overall image and what to wear. You'll see articles with headlines like "Inexpensive Ways to Add Elegance to Your Wardrobe."
In Britain, a wardrobe can mean a free standing tall cabinet where you put clothes and such. We don't really use it that way in America, though.
H: We have forget used two ways here in quick succession. One is fail to remember, not keeping your mind. The other is basically telling someone don't do it, give it up, it won't help you, there's no hope. "Forget trying to make a reservation during Golden Week. You won't find anything."
flip-flops and cut-offs
H: Flip-flops are those beach and pool sandals. They're named for the movement they make as you walk in them. And cut-offs are called that because they're cut off from longer jeans or pants.
H: If we turn heads, we get attention for being attractive, unusual, showy. It depends on the situation. "He's so handsome he turns heads every time he goes outside." Or "He wears such bright colors he turns heads every time he goes out."
WORDS AND PHRASESで取り上げなかった語句
H: Here they are three elements but criteria is often used to mean a single standard or rule. "Yearly income is the single criteria for this tax break." Or "Product X doesn't meet this criteria for an eco-friendly rating." I don't encounter criterion much in spoken or written English. I think criteria is a lot more common.