Главная \ Русско-английский словарь образных слов и выражений = Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms & Colourful Words \ 101-150
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околачиваться без дела околачиваться/болтаться без дела fiddle around/about entire group to gang up on one person. оправиться после ч-л // пере¬ жить ч-л get over W Some of the lads had been fiddling around when they should have been working. W I'm fed up with fiddling about here all day. Can we go? «окольным путем» // по блату by/through the back door W I don't think he will ever get over the loss of his wife. W I hope you soon get over your trouble. опрокинуть/пропустить(стаканчик) toss back/off W How did you manage to get a job with the bank? - Well, I got in through the back door, really. My dad plays golf with one of the directors. о к о ч у р и т ь с я // о т б р о с и т ь коньки pop one's clogs (humor) W He tossed back another glass of wine. W He tossed off the beer and headed for the door. опростоволоситься // попасть впросак // сесть в лужу/гало¬ шу have egg on one's face (inf) W This place hasn't been the same since poor old Harry popped his clogs. окунуться с головой // с голо¬ вой уйти soak oneself in(to) W Only by soaking yourself in the details can you gain a thorough understanding of the subject. W I soaked myself in the works of Dickens and George Eliot. олух царя небесного a basket case (inf) W Bob had egg on his face because he wore jeans to the party and everybody else wore formal clothes. W You'll be the one who has egg on your face if it goes wrong. опустить крылья // падать ду¬ хом lose heart W After more than fifty unsuccessful attempts to get a job, he began to lose heart. опуститься (морально) run to seed W She'll never get a job. She's a basket case. омрачить (подпортить) take the shine off smth (inf) W Having my purse stolen took the shine off my visit to Dublin. W Tiredness and depression may take the shine off your first days with a new baby. ополчиться на к-л gang up on/against W I almost didn't recognise John. He's really gone to seed since his wife left him. W Famous for his profligacy, many of George Gordon Byron's contemporaries feared he might completely run to seed. орел или решка heads or tails W They are ganging up against you. W I t is not fair for an 150 W Heads I win, tails I lose.