Автор Тема: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!  (Прочитано 141919 раз)

0 Пользователей и 1 Гость просматривают эту тему.

Оффлайн Ann

  • Глобальный модератор
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 1065
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #789 : 17 мая 2022, 21:57:27 »
Keep at Bay

Meaning:
To prevent someone / something from reaching, attacking, or affecting you.
Examples:
That kid is very problematic; I am doing my best to keep him at bay.

Eating oranges keeps colds at bay.



   
 
I wish I liked oranges more!



Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #788 : 28 апреля 2022, 20:54:58 »
I used to use this expression very often.

I also heard it from one of the native speakers many years ago, didn't get its meaning at first and had to look it up in the dictionary. I've been using it quite frequently ever since.

Оффлайн Ann

  • Глобальный модератор
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 1065
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #787 : 09 апреля 2022, 18:37:02 »
Call it a Day

Meaning
To stop what you are doing because you don't want to do it anymore or you think you've done enough

Examples
I am too tired, let's call it a day
It's such good weather, let's stop working and call it a day!


I used to use this expression very often.

Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #786 : 14 декабря 2021, 23:17:22 »
Call it a Day

Meaning

To stop what you are doing because you don't want to do it anymore or you think you've done enough

Examples

I am too tired, let's call it a day

It's such good weather, let's stop working and call it a day!


Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #785 : 02 декабря 2021, 18:48:24 »
Shoot the Breeze

Meaning

spend time chatting, useless talking or chit-chat

to discuss unimportant things or exaggerate the truth

Examples

They have spent the whole afternoon just shooting the breeze in the office.
My customers always want to shoot the breeze with me before they say what they were coming to purchase.
Instead of shooting the breeze for so long, she should get to work.


Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #784 : 18 ноября 2021, 20:11:50 »
Be Head over Heels

Meaning

To be  very much in love with someone. It is often used to describe the feelings that typically occur at the beginning of a relationship.

Examples

I have been head over heels about my girlfriend since the day I met her.

You should't be head over heels about this guy, he doesn't seem to like you that much





Оффлайн Ann

  • Глобальный модератор
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 1065
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #783 : 12 ноября 2021, 22:28:48 »

It's much easier to live with such attitude. However, it should be treated with care when it comes to relationships with close people and other essential things.

     Couldn't agree more!

Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #782 : 09 ноября 2021, 21:02:53 »
On the Dot

Meaning

exactly on time
at a precise time
punctually

Example Sentences

We were asked to be there at five on the dot.

The Metro train arrived at five o’clock on the dot.


Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #781 : 08 ноября 2021, 19:39:20 »
Where the Rubber Meets the Road


Meaning

when you have to face your challenges

when theory becomes a practice

Example Sentences

John had an excellent idea for a project, but his colleagues weren’t sure what would happen where the rubber meets the road.

His boss promised the company a raise after January 1st, but they were concerned if it would happen when the rubber meets the road.

All the talk won’t work if the idea fails when the rubber meets the road.



Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #780 : 08 ноября 2021, 19:34:10 »
     
This Devil-may-Care attitude to things helps a lot.


It's much easier to live with such attitude. However, it should be treated with care when it comes to relationships with close people and other essential things.

Оффлайн Ann

  • Глобальный модератор
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 1065
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #779 : 05 ноября 2021, 22:48:54 »
Devil-may-Care

Meaning:

– worry-free or carefree attitude
– reckless
– relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions

Examples:

She had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money which impressed me at the time.
 You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed.
 He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.

     
This Devil-may-Care attitude to things helps a lot.

Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #778 : 15 октября 2021, 20:53:36 »
OFF THE HOOK


MEANING:

FREE from A DIFFICULT SITUATION
LET OFF FROM BLAME OR TROUBLE

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

SINCE IT WAS HIS FIRST OFFENCE, AND A MINOR ONE AT THAT, HE WAS LET OFF THE HOOK WITH JUST A WARNING.

THE LEGAL SYSTEM HAD BECOME SO CORRUPT THAT THE HARDENED CRIMINAL WAS REPEATEDLY GOT OFF THE HOOK BY THE POWERS WHO WERE BEHIND HIM.

THOUGH WE ARE LETTING YOU OFF THE HOOK THIS TIME, YOU’D BETTER BE CAREFUL, YOU WON’T BE SO LUCKY NEXT TIME.


Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #777 : 12 октября 2021, 22:58:31 »
Devil-may-Care

Meaning:

– worry-free or carefree attitude
– reckless
– relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions

Examples:

She had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money which impressed me at the time.
 You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed.
 He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.


Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #776 : 10 октября 2021, 21:08:22 »
Rip Off

Meaning:

financial exploitation

the act of stealing

something that is not worth the value

Examples:

I can’t believe I paid that much money for that outfit. It was a rip off.

I can’t believe the company is releasing a rip-off of a classic video game.

The movie was so bad and the tickets so expensive, what a rip-off.



Оффлайн DAS

  • Ist Fantastisch
  • Ветеран
  • *****
  • Сообщений: 4527
  • Патриций
    • Просмотр профиля
Re: Let's enjoy some of the English idioms!
« Ответ #775 : 06 октября 2021, 21:40:02 »
To look like a million dollars – выглядеть на все сто

     You always look handsome. And in some pictures you look like a million dollars.

If we assume that people initially judge us based on our appearance, it's an extremely useful piece of advice! And it concerns not only women but men alike.

 
.