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Английские идиомы

Идиома – это речевой оборот, употребляющийся как одно целое, не подлежащий дальнейшему разложению и обычно не допускающий внутри себя перестановки. Примерами идиом в русском языке могут служить такие всем известные выражения, как «дело в шляпе», «спустя рукава», «оказаться не в своей тарелке» и др.

___idioms

как и в случае с * английскими пословицами, не увлекайтесь слишком идиомами.
под катом - более полезные идиомы.

all right (1): expression of reluctant agreement.




A: "Come to the party with me. Please!"
B: "Oh, all right. I don't want to, but I will."



all right (2): fair; not particularly good.




A: "How's your chemistry class?"
B: "It's all right, I guess, but it's not the best class I've ever had."



all right (3): unharmed; in satisfactory condition.




A: "You don't look normal. Are you all right?"
B: "Yes, but I have a headache."



and then some: and much more besides.




A: "I'd guess your new computer cost about $2,000. "
B: "It cost that much and then some because I also bought extra RAM and VRAM."



as easy as pie: very easy.


"I thought you said this was a difficult problem. It isn't. In fact, it's as easy as pie."



bad-mouth: say unkind, unflattering, embarrassing (and probably untrue) things about someone.


A: "I don't believe what Bob said. Why is he bad-mouthing me?"
B: "He's probably jealous of your success."



be a piece of cake: be very easy.




A: "Bob said the test was difficult, but I thought it was a piece of cake.""



be all ears: be eager to hear what someone has to say.




A: "I just got an e-mail message from our old friend Sally."
B: "Tell me what she said. I'm all ears!"



be broke: be without money.




"No, I can't lend you ten dollars. I'm completely broke until payday."



be fed up with (with someone or something): be out of patience (with someone or something);
be very tired of someone or something.




"Bill, you're too careless with your work. I'm fed up with
apologizing for your mistakes!"



be in and out: be at and away from a place during a particular time.




"Could we postpone our meeting until tomorrow? I expect to
be in and out of the office most of the day today."



be on the go: be very busy (going from one thing or project to another).




"I'm really tired. I've been on the go all week long."



be on the road: be traveling.




"You won't be able to contact me tomorrow because I'll be on the road."



be over: be finished; end.




"I can't see you until around 4 o'clock. My meetings won't be over until then."



be up and running: (for a technological process) be operational; be ready to use .




"Dave's ESL Cafe on the Web has been up and running since December 1995."



be used to (+Ving/noun): be accustomed to; not uncomfortable with.




"It won't be hard to get up at 5:00 AM. I'm used to getting up early."



beat: exhausted; very tired (adj.).




"This has been a long day. I'm beat!"



beat around the bush: evade an issue; avoid giving a direct answer.




"Quit beating around the bush! If you don't want to go with me, just tell me!"



beat one's brains out: try very hard to understand or do something.




"Can you help me with this problem? I've been beating my brains out with it,
but I just can't solve it."



Beats me: I have no idea.




A: "What time's the party?"
B: "Beats me!"



before long: soon.




A: "I'm really tired of working."
B: "Just be patient. The weekend will be here before long."



bent out of shape: needlessly worried about something.




"I know you're worried about your job interview, but don't get bent out of shape.
You'll do just fine."



bite off more than one can chew: take responsibility for more than one can manage.




"I'm really behind with my project. Can you help me? I'm afraid I
bit off more than I could chew!"



blabbermouth: a very talkative person--especially one who says things that should be kept secret.




"Don't say anything to Bob unless you want the whole office to know.
Bob's quite a blabbermouth."



blow one's top: become extremely angry.




A: "Was your father upset when you came home at 3 AM?"
B: "He was more than upset. He blew his top!"



boom box: portable cassette/CD player.




"Don't forget to bring your boom box to the picnic!"



the bottom line: the most essential information.




"The discussion lasted many hours. The bottom line was that
the XYZ Company isn't for sale."



Break a leg!: Good luck!




"I understand you have a job interview tomorrow. Break a leg!"



break someone's heart: make someone feel very disappointed/discouraged/sad.




"Joe broke his mother's heart when he dropped out of school."



broke: without money.




A: "Can you lend me 10 dollars?"
B: "I'm afraid not. I'm broke."



bull-headed: stubborn; inflexible.


"Don't be so bull-headed. Why can't you admit that others' opinions are just as good as yours?"



a bundle: a lot of money.




A: "Your new car is really nice."
B: "It should be. It cost me a bundle!"



burn the midnight oil: study/work all night or until very, very late at night.




"I'm not ready for the test tomorrow. I guess I'll have to
burn the the midnight oil."



by oneself: alone and without help.


"I can't do this by myself. Can you help me?"



by the skin of one's teeth: barely succeed in doing something.




"I'll have to start earlier the next time. This time I only finished by the skin of my teeth."

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