똑같은 말도 화자의 성격이나 전후 사정에 따라서 다르게 말할 수 있다.
예를 들어 친한 친구와 “술 마시자”라는 것을 제안 할때도, 성격이나 상황에 따라
  • “술마시자!” 라고 다이렉트하게 제안할수 있고
  • “술먹을 타이밍이야!” 라고 신나게 말해도되고
  • “술 한잔이 알맞은 것 같군..” 이라고 점잖게  말할 수도 있다.
1번은 “Let’s grab a drink”로 표현할 수 있고
2번은 “It’s time for us to drink!” 로 할수 있는데
3번은 어떻게 표현할까?
…가 “알맞은 것” 같군의 느낌을 줘서 자주쓰이는 표현이 있는데…
Something is in order
  • [Definition] right for the occasion:
    • I think congratulations are in order for the new graduates in the room!
  • but I think some form of penalty is in order,
  • That’s right. I hear congratulations are in order.
[From Inbox] - 실제 이메일
  • Las palmas is in order to celebrate i’d say ! ( Las Palmas 는 자주가는 레스토랑 이름 입니다)
  • I think a trip to Golan is in order.  ( Golan 역시 레스토랑이름 입니다)
[From Movies]
  • Wearing the blue uniform, The Postman looks down at the fresh grave, realizes a eulogy is in order. (Postman)
  • I believe a little compensation is in order. (Fifth Element)
  • Dear Omar, While I appreciate the gravity of your situation, perhaps a goodwill branch is in order.(Yes Man Script)
  • I honestly feel an apology is in order.  (Amelia)
  • I think a little celebration is in order. (How to Lose Friends & Alienate People)
[From News]
  • If harsh medicine is in order-and the programs’ $25 billion debt says it is–then the cure should be effective and permanent (NYT)
  • One a more serious note, China has been prioritizing the speed of growth at the expanse of environment and income equality for the last 30 years, some rebalancing is in order (Economist)
  • Still, a word of caution is in order. ( NYT)
[From Twitter]
  • Sounds like a visit is in order! 
  • So clearly a new system is in order.
  • Since we have received so many proposals.. We want more! So an extension is in order.
이 “something is in order” 구조로 특히 자주 쓰이는 표현이 있는데, 바로
“congratulations are in order” 다.
구지 풀어쓰면  ”It means that you’ve done very well & therefore it would be appropriate to congratulate you. “ 다  (출처: http://goo.gl/S4HCFu)

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