Everyday Idioms

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Idioms, with definitions or synonyms Examples Translation
above board — honest, open His business dealings are above board. честный, открытый
ad lib — improvise, interpolate The actor forgot his lines and ad libbed. импровизировать
after all — in spite of the situation; nevertheless I knew it! After all, I was right! He returned to his hometown after all. все-таки; все же; в конце концов
against the grain — contrary to someone’s feelings, principles His plan goes against the grain with her because she doesn’t like cheating. против чьих-то чувств, принципов, желаний
all along — all the time  I knew about his little secret all along.  все время; всегда
all ears — eager to listen I am all ears.  весь внимание
all of a sudden — suddenly  All of a sudden, he refused to pay.  неожиданно
all the same — no difference If it’s all the same to you, let’s start at two.  все равно; без разницы
all thumbs — clumsy He can’t fix anything, he’s all thumbs.  неуклюжий, неумелый
apple of one’s eye — very dear, precious Her son is the apple of her eye. очень дорогой, драгоценный; зеница ока 
apple of discord — subject of envy or quarrel This question is an apple of discord in our family.   яблоко раздора
as a rule — generally, usually  As a rule, we offer a 5% discount.  как правило
as far as I know — if I have correct information
As far as I know, he stayed home all day.  насколько я знаю
as far as someone / something is concerned — concerning; in reference to As far as I am concerned, both the book and the movie are good. As far as your report is concerned, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.  что касается кого-то, чего-то
as for / as to — concerning; in reference to As for me, you can always rely on my support. As for your report, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.  что касается; относительно
as well — also; too He knows math and physics as well.  тоже; также
at all — (not) in the smallest degree He doesn’t know French at all. I don’t like it at all. совсем (не)
at first sight — from the first glance; at once; at first glance It was love at first sight. At first sight, it seems easy to do. с первого взгляда; сразу же; на первый взгляд
at odds with — in disagreement He is at odds with everyone! не в ладах 
at random — without order or plan He chose those places at random.  наугад; без плана
at this point — at this time At this point, we can’t turn back.  на данном этапе
backseat driver — a passenger who tells you how to drive His wife is a backseat driver always telling him how to drive. пассажир, который указывает, как вести машину
ballpark figure — approximate estimate (in figures) I can give you only a ballpark figure at this time. приблизительная оценка (в цифрах)
bark up the wrong tree — make a false assumption or wrong choice The detective was sure he got a suspect, but he was barking up the wrong tree. напасть на ложный след 
be about to do something — be close to doing something; be on the verge of doing something I was about to leave when you called. I was about to open the door, but something stopped me. быть готовым сделать что-то; собираться сделать что-то 
be all in — be extremely tired I’m all in, I’d better go to bed now. очень устать

 

17.06.2015
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