Главная \ English Idioms and Phrasal Verbs = Англо-русский словарь идиом и фразовых глаголов \ 51-100
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fish in troubled/muddy waters комплимент • When she showed me her new dress, I could tell that she was fishing for a compliment. fish in troubled/muddy waters ловить рыбу в мутной воде (наживаться) • During the war, his company had been quietly fishing in troubled waters by selling elec¬ tronic communication systems to both sides. five o'clock shadow щетина (на лице к концу дня) • My beard grows faster than other men's. - How do you know that? Because I always get a five o'clock shadow by two in the afternoon. flat broke (inf) без гроша; на мели • Rik is usually flat broke about five days after pay day. flat out (Am adv inf) 1. на бешеной скорости; в беше ном темпе • The Porsche was going flat out down the Autobahn. • The decorators have been work¬ ing flat out to get the job finished. 2. в лоб; без церемоний (прямо) • He called up and flat out asked if I was having an affair with Bob. fleece (v) обобрать как липку • Unless you have expert knowledge, you can easily get fleeced by antiquedealers selling realistic imitations. flip one's lid (inf sl) 1. с цепи сорваться (от злости); кипятиться • She'll flip her lid when she finds out what's been going on. 64 2. спятить; быть не в своем уме • When he offered me three times the pay I was getting, I thought he had flipped his lid. flog (v) сбыть; сбагрить (продать при¬ обретенное нечестным путем) • He flogged a stolen car at a low price. flourish like the green bay tree процветать; цвести и пахнуть • The wicked, he thought, did in fact flourish like the green bay tree. flump (v) плюхнуться • On arriving home from work, Helga would flump down into an armchair with a glass of sherry. flunk (an exam) завалить (экзамен) • The num ber of students flunking Maths has increased dramatically. fly a kite забросить удочку • Maria was keen on a dog so over dinner she flew a kite by mentioning that guard dogs often prevent burglaries. fly in the face/teeth of бросать вызов; идти вразрез • She's the sort of woman who opposes everything on principle and loves to fly in the face of convention. • They went out without permission, flying in the teeth of house rules. fly off the handle выйти из себя; вспылить; сорвать¬ ся • He really flew off the handle when I suggested selling the house.