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04 Ноя 2012 18:37 #1 от Ginger
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Hundreds of idiomatic expressions to give you an edge in English!
by Rachel Varra
Edited by Christopher Warnasch

1. To check in with someone. To talk to or visit with someone for
the purpose of saying hi, or letting someone know that you’re

2. To have a rough time of it. To experience difficulty dealing with
a situation.

3. To feel or be under the weather. To feel ill, to feel less than

4. To catch a bug. To become sick with a cold or flu.

5. To get over something. To no longer suffer the pain or
discomfort of something. This expression can alsomean,“to
move on, to feel better after a difficult situation.”

6. To be back on your feet. To recover fromsickness, to feel healthy

7. To be up to speed on something. To know or have all the
necessary information about something.

8. To pass away. To die.

9. To pull through. To overcome a temporary difficult situation,
including a serious injury or illness.

10. To take a nosedive. To become worse very quickly.Notice that
“nose-dive” is also a verb.

11. To go downhill. To become bad very quickly. To deteriorate.

12. To catch off-guard. To catch someone unprepared. To happen
without expectation or by surprise.

13. To take something. To react to a situation emotionally. To
respond to something.

14. To be hanging in there. To handle something as well as can be
expected, especially a very difficult situation.

15. To be up to your neck in something. To have a lot of something
to deal with, look after, or take care of.

16. To cost a pretty penny. To be expensive.

17. To be worth every dime. To be a reasonablematch of value and

18. To bend over backwards. To domore than is required or
expected in order to help someone.

19. To take a toll on someone. To have negative consequences for

20. To pay your respects. To visit the family of a deceased person in
order to show you care and tell themyou are sorry.

21. To catch a flight. To take a plane to somewhere, sometimes on
short notice.

22. To take off fromsomething. To not attend your normally
scheduled activity, such as work.

23. To have a screw loose. To be crazy. To be thinking unreasonably.

24. To be one to do something. This expression is used to
communicate someone’s typical or characteristic behavior.
Notice that this expression ismost commonly used in the

25. To throw in the towel. To quit. To stop doing something.

26. Keep your shirt on! Remain calm. Relax. Be patient.

27. A stick in themud. A boring person. Someone who’s uptight and
spoils the fun.

28. To go with the flow. To take things as they come. To not worry or
try to anticipate the future.

29. To be bound to happen. To be extremely likely to happen, to be

30. A security blanket. Something that makes someone feel safe,
even if it does not actually provide safety.

31. To give something a whirl. To give something a shot. To try

32. To be batting a thousand. To be on a roll. To be performing very
well.Note that this can also be used sarcastically to imply that
someone is doing poorly.

33. To take to.To find an interest in, to learn that you enjoy something.

34. Like a duck to water. To act as if you’re in your natural
environment. To be at ease doing something.

35. Poetry inmotion. Someone or something that moves gracefully.

36. To get the show on the road. To begin something. To start doing

37. Tomake up yourmind. To decide.

38. It’s all downhill fromhere. Everything is easy after thismoment.

39. To sleep like a log. To sleep so well that you hardlymove.

40. To buy the farm. To die. This expression is usually used in a
lighthearted or joking way.

41. To give something a jump start. To provide help,motivation, or
incentive to start something.
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04 Ноя 2012 18:42 #2 от Ginger
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1. To be tied up with something or someone. To be busy.

2. To be killing someone. To be very painful.

3. A beauty. A very good or vivid example of something; in this
case, a really good example of a bad injury.

4. To do a number on something. To damage, destroy, or hurt
something badly.

5. A surefire way to do something. A way that will definitely have a
certain outcome or result.

6. To live something down. To be allowed to forget about an
embarrassing situation. This is used in the negative—to never
or not live something down. A common way you’ll hear this
expression is the phrase “I’ll never live this down!”

7. To outdo yourself. To do something very well. To do better than
you normally do.Note that this expression is often used in a
sarcastic way.

8. A tall order. An unusually difficult request.

9. To be out of the question. To be impossible to accomplish.

10. To be back in the saddle. To return to your normal activities,
especially after an illness or injury. To be back in control of your
normal activities.

11. To handle something. To cope with ormanage a situation.

12. To be a piece of cake. To be very easy.

13. To take it easy. To do things slowly and carefully,without tiring

14. To baby someone or something. To treat very carefully and with
great sensitivity.

15. To keep an eye on. To watch carefully.

16. To get in touch with. To contact, to talk to someone.

17. To drop by. To visit someone.

18. To follow up on something. To address or check on a situation
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04 Ноя 2012 18:49 #3 от Ginger
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1. To tie the knot. To get married.

2. To take the plunge. To follow through on a big or life-changing
decision.On the invitation, it has a doublemeaning. It refers both to a “plunge” into water at the beach party and to the fact
that Matt and Allison will be gettingmarried.

3. To get cold feet. To be or become afraid to do something. To
have second thoughts.Notice that you can also say “have cold

4. Stuffy. Formal.Overly conservative in ceremony and style.

5. To let your hair down. To celebrate in a free and uninhibited way.

6. To walk down the aisle. To get married.

7. To not see something coming. To not expect something. To be
surprised by something.

8. A turnout. The number of people at an event.Notice that there’s
also the verb “to turn out.”

9. To get hitched. To get married. These days, this expression is an
informal, humorous, and exaggerated way to say “to get

10. To pop the question. To proposemarriage to someone.

11. To lose your nerve. To lose courage.

12. To turn someone or something down. To say “no” to someone or

13. To settle on something. To decide something after discussion,
consideration, or negotiation.

14. To count on something. To depend on something happening. To
be sure something will happen.

15. To bail. To leave a person or quit a project earlier than expected.
You can also say “to bail out on someone or something.”

16. To beat around the bush. To be indirect in approach in order to
avoid confrontation.

17. To give it to someone straight. To be direct and honest with

18. To bully someone into something. To force someone to do

19. To throw someone for a loop. To surprise someone. To confuse
someone with something unexpected.

20. To do a 180. To change in a drastic way. To turn completely

21. To play the field. To datemany different people.

22. To settle down. To grow comfortable and content in a routine or
situation, especially in a relationship with another person.
Often, this implies growing older andmore responsible, or less
fun-loving and free, depending on how you look at it!

23. To be a wake-up call. To be something that changes your view of
what is important or possible.

24. To be seeing someone. To date someone informally.

25. To hand it to someone. To acknowledge someone’s

26. To get something on track. Tomake decisions and take actions
about something that will lead to a favorable outcome.

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10 Окт 2014 15:30 - 10 Окт 2014 15:34 #4 от Ксю
Ксю ответил в теме Re: Английские идиомы
Может, кому пригодится:
«Супер-пупер», «чики-пики» и «елки-палки» по-английски

Arty-farty — претенциозный
Boogie-woogie — буги-вуги
Chick-flick — фильм о женщинах
Chock-a-block — битком набитый
Eency-weency (incy-wincy) — крошечный
Fuddy-duddy — человек с отсталыми взглядами; консерватор
Fuzzy-wuzzy — sl. кудрявый
Hanky-panky — мошенничество, обман, проделки; распущенность, безнравственность, флирт
Harum-scarum — безрассудный, легкомысленный
Heebie-jeebies — мурашки по коже; мандраж
Helter-skelter — неразбериха, суматоха; как попало, кое-как
Higgledy-piggledy — как придётся, в беспорядке, кое-как
Hob-nob дружеская — беседа, разговор по душам
Hocus-pocus — фокус-покус
Hodge-podge — мешанина, всякая всячина
Hoity-toity — задаваться: Oh hoity-toity, are we? — Ну конечно, где уж нам!
Hokey-pokey — фокус-покус; мошенничество
Hubble-bubble — бульканье, журчанье; шум, гам; гул
Hugger-mugger — беспорядок, неразбериха
Hurly-burly — волнение, переполох
Itsy-bitsy/itty-bitty — крошечный
Jeepers-creepers — черт возьми!
Lardy-dardy — фифа
Lovey-dovey — влюблённый, томящийся от любви
Mumbo-jumbo — бессмысленное бормотание, бессмысленный текст
Namby-pamby — сентиментальный; жеманный
Nitty-gritty — практически важный; будничный, но жизненно необходимый
Okey-dokey — OK
Pell-mell — беспорядочно, как придётся; очертя голову
Raggle-taggle — плохо организованный; разнородный, разношёрстный
Razzle-dazzle — кутёж; мошенничество; броская реклама
Rumpy-pumpy — половой акт
Shilly-shally — нерешительно, неуверенно
Teenie-weenie — крохотный, крошечный, малюсенький
Topsy-turvy — вверх дном, шиворот-навыворот
Walkie-talkie — "воки-токи", переносная рация
Willy-nilly — волей-неволей

Созданные специально для малышей (а то и самими малышами)
Blah-blah — болтать чепуху, нести вздор; пустословить
Bling-bling — брюлики, цацки (дорогие, броские ювелирные украшения)
Bye-bye — пока-пока; время спать
Chi-chi — модный, красивый
Choo-choo — ту-ту (звук движущегося поезда)
Chop-chop — быстро-быстро
Goody-goody — гули-гули (используется для передачи младенческого жизнерадостного лепета)
Knock-knock — тук-тук (стук в дверь)
No-no — нечто недозволенное, табу
Rah-rah — восторженный; полный энтузиазма
So-so — ни то ни сё
Wee-wee — пи-пи (мочиться)
Yada-yada — пустая болтовня, трёп

С чередованием гласной в корне (обычно i меняется на o или a)
Bric-a-brac — безделушки; старинные вещи
Chit-chat — сплетничать; дружески болтать
Dilly-dally — делать что-то медленно, не спешить
Ding-dong — динь-дон (о перезвоне колоколов)
Fiddle-faddle — вздор!, ерунда!, чепуха!
Flim-flam — мошенничество, обман; полная чушь
Knick-knack — безделушка, украшение, пустячок
Mish-mash — мешанина, смесь
Ping-pong — пинг-понг, настольный теннис
Pitter-patter — частое лёгкое постукивание
Riff-raff — сброд, чернь; барахло, мусор, хлам
See-saw — возвратно-поступательное движение; вверх и вниз, взад и вперёд
Shilly-shally — нерешительный, неуверенный
Sing-song — говорить с повторениями; бубнить
Tick-tock — часы
Tip-top — отличный, превосходный
Tittle-tattle — болтовня, слухи, сплетни
Wishy-washy — водянистый; немощный, хилый; невыразительный
Zig-zag — делать зигзаги; двигать зигзагообразно


Английский - простой, но очень трудный язык. Он состоит из одних иностранных слов, которые к тому же неправильно произносятся.(с)
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