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проходимец to his qualifications. W We were just marking time until we received our instructions. W It was so hot that the workmen just marked time. проходимец a twister (n) W The police went through the whole area with a fine-tooth comb, but they never found the body. проще пареной репы // плевое дело as easy as pie // as easy as falling off a log // as simple/easy as ABC W He's a bit of a twister - I'd have nothing to do with him if I were you! проходить на ура // иметь шум¬ ный успех go (like) a bomb (inf) // go (over) with a bang (Am inf) W Learning to swim is as easy as pie. W Passing this examination was as easy as falling off a log. W It's a beautiful washingmachine and very modern. You'll find it's as easy as ABC to use. проще простого like taking candy from a baby W Malcolm Macdonald has two boutiques. They are going a bomb. W Judging from the noise they're making, the party must be going like a bomb. W A karaoke machine? That should help your party go with a bang! W The party really went with a bang after he arrived. проходить сквозь строй (под вергаться нападкам,критике) run the gauntlet W In the end it was like taking candy from a baby. прощупать обстановку feel one's way // test the waters W I won't ask her to marry me directly, I will feel my way. W Perhaps you should go to a couple of meetings to test the waters before you decide whether to join the club. проявить себя // приобрести имя earn/win one's spurs W After the publication of his article sharply criticising the Queen, he had to run the gauntlet of outraged monarchists from all over the country. процветать (преуспевать) be going/go great guns // be in fine fettle W It must have eaten into his confidence when, while his troubles piled up, he heard that Nick Taldo was going great guns. W The business is in fine fettle and we're even planning to expand. п р о ч е с а т ь ( т щ а т е л ь н о изу¬ чить местность) go through smth with a fine-tooth comb 196 W He won his political spurs fighting hospital closures during his time as a local councillor in Bristol. W Kampelman had earned his spurs as US negotiator at the Madrid talks. прямая дорожка a one-way ticket to smth W Experimenting with drugs is a one-way ticket to addiction and misery, as far as I ' m concerned. прямо (честно, без обмана) fair and square (adv) W I ' l l tell you fair and square the state of my finances.