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a low blow a low blow удар ниже пояса • When my roommate moved out without a word of warning, leaving me to pay the entire rent, that was a low blow. a lukewarm reception прохладный прием • His speech got a very lukewarm reception. a lump in one's throat комок в горле • John's mother had a lump in her throat at his col¬ lege graduation. a magic carpet ковер-самолет • Mr Smith's new car drove so smoothly it seemed like a magic carpet. a magic touch колдовская/волшебная сила; дарование(стиль, мастерство) • The film's great success will no doubt please the 46-year director who was rumoured to have lost his magic touch. a magic wand волшебная палочка • Artiside has warned that he has no magic wand to provide food and work overnight. a man Friday мальчик на побегушках • He is employed as a man Friday in a small boat-hire firm to keep the books, answer the telephone and do minor repairs to the boats. a man-about-town светский человек • He has be16 come quite a man-about-town since he inherited his uncle's fortune. a man-eater (inf) вамп; роковая женщина • She had a reputation as a man-eater. a mark-up накрутка (торговая наценка) • The cost is increased by the sales mark-up. a memory like a sieve дырявая/девичья память; па¬ мять как решето • I'm so sorry. I've forgotten to bring you my dictionary again. I've got a memory like a sieve these days! a millstone about/(a)round smb's neck камень/хомут на шее • This huge and expensive house is a mill¬ stone about my neck. • I'd rather not be in debt - I don't want that millstone around my neck. a mine of information кладезь знаний • He's a mine of information about insects. a mitt (inf) лапа (рука) • Keep your mitts off my property! a Monday morning quarter¬ back (Am) задним умом крепок • Ethel was a Monday-morning quarter¬ back about all the personnel changes in her department - she always claimed to have known what was going to happen.