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напасть на след напасть/выйти на след (ра¬ зыскать) track down н а п о р т а ч и т ь / з а п о р о т ь // из рук вон плохо (сделать) make a pig's ear (out) of smth (inf) W One journalist succeeded in tracking the victims down and finding out what had happened to them. W After many days, the hunters were able to track down the dangerous bear. напиться до чертиков be drunk out of one's mind/senses W He made a pig's ear out of repairing his car. W Tim made a right pig's ear of putting those shelves up. напрашиваться/набиваться на комплимент fish for a compliment W The bandsmen were drunk out of their minds and couldn't play the tune. наплевательски относиться not give two pins // blow off (Am sl) W When she showed me her new dress, I could tell that she was fishing for a compliment. напрашиваться/нарываться на неприятности be cruising for a bruising // had it coming (inf) W I f you blow off your homework, you're bound to run into trouble on the exam. W He would have been selected as a finalist if he hadn't blown off the interview. W This government doesn't give two pins about old-age pensioners. наплевать/начхать // чихать на все // до лампочки not give a fig/a damn/a hang (inf) W I f you really intend to pay him with that false check you are cruising for a bruising. W I wasn't at all surprised to hear he'd been fired. With all that unexplained time off he had it coming. напрягаться (стараться изо всех сил) // из кожи вон лезть break one's neck/back to do smth W They can say what they like, I don't give a fig. W He was unemployed, but he didn't give a damn. W I don't give a hang what he says. наплести с три короба (выго раживая себя) spin a yarn (Am) W There is no point in breaking your back. Take your time. W I broke my neck to get here on time. напряженка (с деньгами) be hard up // strapped (adj inf) W He arrived two hours late and spun a yarn about his being ill. н а п л е с т и / с о ч и н и т ь (приду¬ мать) cook up (a story, excuse, etc) (inf) W With six kids to support they always feel strapped for money. W I ' m a bit hard up at the moment. напугать до смерти give smb quite a turn // scare the hell out of smb W I had to cook up an excuse for being late to work this morning. W The boys cooked up an excuse to explain their absence from school. 130 W You shouldn't creep up on people like that - you gave me quite a turn. W The thud of the two cars crashing scared the hell out of me.