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|take a back seat
1. уйти в тень/на вторые роли/на задний план
I had done the best I could, but it was time to take a back seat and let someone else run things
|take one's life in(to) one's hands
1. ставить жизнь под угрозу .
As a war cameraman, I often have to take my life in my hands to get a good picture.
|take the bit between one's teeth
1. закусить удила
The interviewer had taken the bit between his teeth and was beginning to ask very awkward questions.
|talk at cross-purposes
1. говорить на разных языках; не понимать друг друга
I think we've been talking at cross-purposes. Just a moment, I think we're talking at cross-purposes. I was referring to John, not to his father.
|tell tales out of school
1. выносить сор из избы
I wish that John would keep quiet. He's telling tales out of school again.
|take a dim view of
1. косо смотреть (не одобрять)
John's father took a dim view of his wanting to borrow the car.
1. стараться изо всех сил; приложить усилия
I went to great pains to get this record for you. Mary took pains to make sure her speech would interest the audience.
|take the bread out of smb's mouth
1. отбирать хлеб She accused her husband of drinking and gambling - taking bread out of his children's mouths.
1. говорить дело
Well, if you want an exciting holiday, why don't you go to Greenland? - Ah! Now you 're talking sense!
1. искушать судьбу
Going out for the whole day without a coat in April is tempting providence - it's sure to rain if you do that.
|take a drop
1. пропустить рюмочку/стаканчик
He's taken a drop to keep the cold out.
|take potluck/pot luck/pot-luck (informal)
1. попытать счастья; действовать наудачу; положиться на случай
I took pot luck at the airport and just got on the first available flight.
2. перекусить чем Бог послал (довольствоваться тем, что есть)
We'd take potluck at whatever restaurants might still be open. _ You are welcome to stay to dinner if you will take potluck.
|take the bull by the horns
1. взять быка за рога
If we are going to solve this problem, some one will have to take the bull by the horns.
1. говорить о делах (на досуге)
All right everyone, we're not here to talk shop. Let's have a good time.
|test the waters
1. прощупать обстановку
Perhaps you should go to a couple of meetings to test the waters before you decide whether to join the club.
|take a fancy to
1. положить глаз; приглянуться
He bought that house because Ins wife took a fancy to it.
1. пустить корни; укорениться
The Women's Liberation movement received little support at first, but now it's beginning to take root. Democracy is now struggling to take root in most of these countries.
|take the edge off
1. притупить; ослабить; смягчить (остроту чувств)
Her kind manner took the edge off her refusal. His apology took the edge off her anger.
|talk the back/hind legs off a donkey
1. заговорить до смерти; уморить разговором
My wife can talk the hind legs off a donkey.
|thank one's lucky stars
1. благодарить небеса
You can thank your lucky stars that no one saw you, otherwise you'd be in trouble.
|take a powder (sl)
1. смотать удочки; смыться
He's not the first, and won't be the last, to take a powder after getting a young woman pregnant.
|take smb at smb's word
1. ловить/поймать на слове
When she said that she would like them to visit her, they took her at her word and arrived the following week.
|take the heat off/out of smth
1. успокоить страсти; сгладить остроту момента (снять напряжение)
They hoped that a period of calm would take the heat off the political situation.
|talk through one's hat (informal)
1. городить чушь; нести чепуху
Don't believe what he says -he always talks through his hat
|that's the way the cookie crumbles
1. такова жизнь
They wanted a baby girl but got a third boy - that's the way the cookie crumbles. John wrecked his car and then lost his job. That's the way the cookie crumbles.
|take a shot at (Am inf)
1. пробовать себя/свои силы, рискнуть
He's proven himself to be a talented actor, and now he's taking a shot at directing his first play.
|take smb down a peg (or two) сбить спесь; одернуть
1. She thought she was very clever, but she was taken down a peg when she failed the exam.
|take the plunge
1. сделать решительный шаг; решиться на ч-л
Fred and I had been going together for over two years before he asked me to marry him I thought he was never going to take the plunge. Mum had finally taken the plunge and bought a mobile phone.
|talk turkey (Am)
1. говорить без обиняков/начистоту/по-деловому
OK, Bob, we have business to discuss. Let's talk turkey.
|the acid test
1. испытание на прочность
The acid test of his ability came when he was put in charge of an important new company.
|take a sledgehammer to crack/ break a walnut/nut
1. стрелять из пушек по воробьям
Three men spent all day yesterday mending my telephone. One man could have done the job in halt an hour. It was like taking a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.
|take smb/smth on trust
1. принимать на веру; доверять
I Не always takes his friends on trust.
|take the rough with the smooth
1. принимать жизнь как она есть; быть ко всему готовым; философски относиться к неудачам и неприятностям
I don't like living in the town, but with a new job you have to take the rough with the smooth. As a vegetable gardener, you must take the rough With the smooth and not be disheartened by a year of drought or posts.
|tall, dark and handsome
1. высокий, красивый (стереотип мужской красоты)
An inch or so short of being really tall, dark and handsome, Dillman has the easy, relaxed ways of a man used to the Hollywood-style good life.
|the back of beyond
1. край света; глухомань; у черта на куличках
For many Westerners, the remote Sahara town in Mali has come to signify the back of beyond.
|take smb for a ride (informal)
1. наколоть; надуть; прокатить (обмануть)
Не doesn't work for charity at all, so the people who have sent him money have been taken for a ride.
|take smb under one's wing
1. взять под крылышко (под покровительство) A
wealthy film producer took her under his wing after seeing her first performance, and she has acted in all his films since then. I took the new workers under my wing, and they learned the job in no time.
|take the trouble
1. брать на себя труд
I wish I had taken the trouble to study this matter more carefully.
1. охотничьи рассказы; враки; небылицы
Не says the Queen has invited him to Buckingham Palace, but that's just one of his tall stories.
|the bare bones
1. голые факты; основные моменты
Не only had time to tell me the bare bones of his scheme. This outline gives just the bare bones of the story: details will come later.
|take French leave (humor)
1. уйти по-английски (без разрешения, не прощаясь)
The soldier look French leave because he wanted to see his girlfriend. ' Is Ray really ill again or is he just taking French leave?
|take smb's part/side
1. встать на ч-л сторону
His mother always takes his part.
|take the wind out of smb's sails
1. выбить почву из-под ног
She was about to tell him her secret when he took the wind out of her sails by saying that he already knew it.
|tarred with the
1. same brush одним миром мазаны
I dislike politicians of all parties. As far as /'m concerned they're all tarred With the same brush - they simply will not tell the public the truth.
|the bee's knees (informal)
1. супер; класс; то, что надо; непревзойденный
Have you tried this double chocolate-chip ice-cream? It's the bee's knees, it really is. С I bought this white sweatshirt -I thought I looked the bee's knees.
1. воспрянуть духом
He had been unemployed for several months, but when he saw the perfect job advertised, he took heart.
|take smb's word for it
1. поверить на слово
I wasn't informed that the party had been cancelled, but I'll take your word for it.
|take the words out of smb's mouth
1. читать чужие мысли
I was just going to mention that, but you took 'the words right out of my mouth.
|teach smb a lesson
1. проучить; быть уроком
You were teasing the cat again and this time it scratched you. That will teach you a lesson!
|the best thing since sliced bread (humor)
1. лучше не бывает/не придумать
At the time, a lot of people outside Russia thought that Gorbachev was the best thing since sliced bread.
|take it out of smb (informal)
1. измотать (физически)
The long walk really took it out of me.
|take smth at face value
1. принимать за чистую монету/всерьез
She took his stories at face value and did not know he was joking. You can't take what Robin says at face value - there's always a catch somewhere, with some advantage in it for him.
|take to smb/smth in a big way
1. сильно привязаться к к-л; очень увлечься к-л/ч-л
Mary has taken to him in a big way. We have taken to the new house in a big way. She has taken to skiing in a big way.
|tear one's hair
1. волосы рвать на себе (от гнева, отчаяния)
She stamped and raged and tore her hair, and swore she'd never been so insulted.
|the black sheep (of the family)
1. паршивая овца
Alex started taking drugs at college, failed his exams and has been jobless for the last three years. He's certainly the black sheep of the Spencer family.
|take it out on smb
1. срывать злость на к-л
At work he was under great strain, and in the evenings he took it out on his family.
|take smth to heart
1. принимать близко к сердцу
You mustn't take his unkind remark to heart.
|take to smth like a duck to water
1. легко освоить(ся)
She's taken to skiing tike a duck to water.
1. крохотуля; крошечный
The factory girls were soldering teeny-weeny electronic components with great dexterity. 1 She carried a teeny-wee poodle in her arms.
1. «ящик»; телек
What's on the box tonight?
|take on board
1. дойти до к-л; уяснить; осознать
It seems that young people are finally taking on board the message that it's not cool to smoke.
|take smth with a pinch/grain of salt
1. делить на десять (не принимать на веру; относиться критически)
I took his story with a pinch of salt, because he has a tendency to exaggerate.
|take up the cudgels against
1. взяться за топоры; встать на тропу войны (выступить против)
Environmental groups have taken up the cudgels against multinational companies.
1. болезни роста (о новых проектах)
Many newly-installed burglar alarm systems have their teething troubles, but subsequent adjustment usually solves the problem. We can improve the new engine design; we don't need to change it completely. The failure of the engine test was only due to teething troubles.
|the brain drain
1. утечка мозгов
As a result of the brain drain Britain does not have enough doctors.
|take one's breath away
1. захватить дух; перехватить дыхание (от восхищения, удивления)
The beauty of the Taj Mahal took my breath away.
1. подводить итоги; трезво оценить
Anniversaries are a time for celebration. They are also a time for taking stock. During the battle the commander paused to take stock of the situation.
|talk a blue streak (Am)
1. говорить как заведенный; трещать как пулемет
She talked a blue streak and we just had to listen.
|tell smb where to get off (informal)
1. послать к-л подальше; грубо отказать(ся)
Не was trying to tell me how to do my job, but I soon told him where to get off. She wanted to borrow money again so I told her where to get off.
|the bush telegraph
1. сарафанное радио; «одна баба сказала»
The bush telegraph in our office is the most effective way of spreading news.
|take one's hat off to smb (informal)
1. снять шляпу; преклониться перед к-л
I take my hat off to that woman for bringing up five children on her own.
|take the biscuit , take the cake (Am)
1. не лезть ни в какие ворота; побить все рекорды
His latest piece of impertinence really takes the biscuit! That advertising slogan really took the cake What a mess they made of the concert that takes the cake!
|talk a mile a minute
1. трещать как сорока/пулемет
Most men would say that women talk a lot, but Harry beats the lot. He can talk a mile a minute.
I had half a mind to tell my boss about him but I didn't want her to think I was telling tales.
|the calm before the storm
1. затишье перед бурей
Things are relatively calm at the moment, but I think it probably is the calm before the storm.
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