Главная \ English Idioms and Phrasal Verbs = Англо-русский словарь идиом и фразовых глаголов \ 51-100
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light-fingered She really let herself go at the party. • When the music began, Jane let herself go and started a wild dance. let ride (Am inf) пустить на самотек; не обращать внимания • I disagree with you, but I'll let it ride. • The class was rather noisy but the teacher let it ride be¬ cause it was near Christmas. let smb in for smth влезть во ч-л; впутаться; обречь себя на ч-л • When I agreed to do the job, I didn't know what I was letting myself in for, or I would have refused. let (smth) slip обронить (сказать ч-л невзна чай) • Pam let slip an interesting bit of gossip yesterday. let the cat out of the bag выдать секрет/тайну/план; про¬ болтаться • We wanted to surprise Mary with a birthday gift, but Allen let the cat out of the bag by asking her what she would like. let the grass grow under one's feet ждать у моря погоды • The Managing Director is not a man who lets the grass grow under his feet when there are decisions to be made. lick one's lips (inf) потирать руки; предвкушать (ожидать с нетерпением) • The popular newspapers were licking their lips at the prospect of a really big political scandal. 99 lick s m b ' s boots лизать пятки/сапоги (лакейство¬ вать, подхалимничать) • She will not join in our campaign for higher wages - she is always too anxious to lick the boss's boots. lie down on the job работать спустя рукава/с про¬ хладцей • Sorry, I was lying down on the job in English class. lie low (Am inf) затихариться; «лечь на дно» (затаиться) • After holding up the bank, the robbers lay low for a while. lie through one's teeth врать как сивый мерин; нагло лгать • I know she was lying through her teeth, but I didn't want to say so just then. life of Riley/Reilly (inf) сладкая/праздная жизнь (бога¬ того человека) • He's living the life of Riley. He doesn't have to work anymore. lift a weight off s m b ' s mind снять с души камень • It lifted a great weight off my mind. lift up one's heart поднять настроение • When the tired reader comes home at night, he wishes to read something that will lift up his heart. light-fingered (adj) нечистый на руку (вороватый) • Don't leave your handbag for a moment - this place is full of lightfingered people!