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a nut-house/nut house a money-grabber скопидом; жмот; жадина • Uncle James is a real money-grabber, for he didn't want to cover his only daughter's travelling expenses. a month of Sundays целая вечность • Torrential rain and jet-black skies can make each day seem like a month of Sundays. • I haven't seen Barbara in a month of Sundays. a museum piece музейная редкость; редкий эк¬ спонат • When Clave and Craig moved into their new flat they soon realised that the crockery was so old that it looked like museum pieces. a namby-pamby маменькин сынок; кисейная ба рышня; «неженка» • Most people think the army is no place for namby-pambies. a narrow escape на волосок (от несчастья); чу¬ дом спастись/избежать ч-л • That was a narrow escape! I've been trying to avoid my neighbour all day, and I almost bumped into him in the lift. a near miss на волосок (от несчастья); чудом спастись/избежать ч-л • I managed to brake just in time but it was a near miss. a nest-egg/nest egg (Am) заначка; сбережения на черный день • When Jules became un17 employed, he had to break into his nest-egg to keep up his family's standard of living. a new lease of/on life вторая молодость/жизнь • Dye¬ ing my suede coat has given it a new lease of life. a night bird гуляка • Steve was a well-known reveller in the city's late night bars, clubs and casinos and was re¬ garded as a real night-bird. a nine-to-five job работать от звонка до звонка • I wouldn't want a nine-to-five job. I like the freedom I have as my own boss. a nine days' wonder однодневка (об успехе, новос¬ ти) • This film star is a nine days' wonder. a no-go area/district закрытая зона • There is going to be no area in London which is no-go. a number (inf) «сладкая парочка» • Maybe Marilyn will be a dish and you and she will be a number when I get back. a nut-case/nutcase псих, шизик • Many leading spe cialists were thought to be nut-cases when they revealed their inventions. a nut-house/nut house психушка • The gunman was declared insane by the court and sent to a high-security nut house.