Буква A

  • A for effort

    оценка за старание

    The children in the nursery school received an A for effort for their drawings of animals.
  • AA

    Alcoholic's Anonymous - анонимные алкоголики (группа помощи людям, страдающим от алкогольной зависимости)

    Felix Young attended AA meetings last year.
  • abide by (something)

    придерживаться правил

    If you want to be a member of this club, you are to abide by its rules.
  • abide by a decision

    придерживаться решения суда

    The construction company had to abide by the decision of the court.
  • able to (do something) standing on one's head

    уметь делать что-либо легко и быстро

    Jim has always been a skilled worker; he is able to do his job standing on his head.
  • able to (do something) with one's eyes closed/shut

    уметь очень легко делать что-либо (с закрытыми глазами)

    Nick is very good at repairing computers, and he was able to fix my computer with his eyes closed.
  • able to breathe easily again

    вздохнуть свободно

    When Hillary paid her bank loan, she was able to breathe easily again.
  • able to breathe easily/freely again

    снова вздохнуть свободно

    Linda was able to breathe easily again when her son began to recover from his illness.
  • able to do (something) blindfolded

    делать что-то вслепую, делать что-то легко и быстро

    Jim has always been a skilled worker; he does his job blindfolded.
  • able to take a joke

    уметь посмеяться над собой

    Not everybody is able to take a joke; I, for example, can't stand when people make fun of me.
  • about time

    пора бы

    I am very annoyed with you; it's about time you minded your own business.
  • about to (do something)

    собираться делать что-то

    We were about to leave the house when it started to rain.
  • above and beyond

    больше, чем требуется; больше, чем нужно

    I appreciate your kindness; you did above and beyond to help me.
  • above average

    выше среднего

    Tim's grades were always above average in all subjects.
  • above board

    честный (игроки показывали свою честность, держа руки поверх крышки стола)

    It is necessary to be above board when dealing with people otherwise they won't trust you.
  • above par

    выше номинала

    The stocks were selling above par at the stock exchange that day.
  • above reproach

    безупречный (ая, ое), вне критики

    Bill is a well-mannered young man; his behavior is above reproach.
  • above suspicion

    вне подозрения

    Henry acted as if he were above suspicion, but I am sure he is guilty.
  • absent-minded


    I don't think much of Jack; he is so absent-minded.
  • according to Hoyle

    в соответствии с правилами, по правилам (Хойл написал хорошо известную книгу о правилах в карточной игре)

    According to Hoyle, the in-patients are not allowed to leave the hospital grounds.
  • ace in the hole

    скрытое преимущество, козырь про запас

    I have an ace in the hole, and I can use it to gain advantage over the other members of the staff.
  • Achilles' heel (of someone or something)

    слабое место кого-либо \ чего-либо

    Jack is not able to insist on his arguments and that's his Achilles' heel.
  • aching heart

    чувство печали (по поводу утраченной любви)

    Ann's love has faded and now she is left with an aching heart.
  • acid test

    серьёзное испытание, пробный камень

    The money problem was an acid test in their relationships.
  • acquire a taste for (something)

    приобрести вкус к чему-либо

    Having visited an art gallery, he acquired a taste for modern art.
  • across the board

    включая всех и вся

    The company has decided to give the employees an across-the-board increase in their salary.
  • act high and mighty

    вести себя высокомерно и властно

    Stella acted high and mighty that's why no one liked her.
  • act of God

    форс-мажор (события, происходящие по естественным причинам: землетрясения, наводнения и т.д.)

    An avalanche in the mountains was an act of God.
  • act one's age

    вести себя по взрослому

    My niece is in her early thirties, but she prefers not to act her age.
  • act up

    вести себя плохо

    The students often act up during the breaks.
  • AD

    Anno Domini - начало нашей эры

    The archeologists discovered a town which was founded in 140 AD.
  • add fuel to the fire

    подлить масла в огонь

    I wanted to calm him down, but my words only added fuel to the fire.
  • add insult to injury

    наносить новые оскорбления

    I felt pretty bad because my car had broken down, and instead of feeling sorry for me my father added insult to injury.
  • add up

    подсчитывать, складывать, находить сумму

    In vain George was trying to add up the figures, but they just wouldn't add up.
  • add up (to something)

    означать что-то, являться результатом чего-то

    The information you gave us doesn't mean anything; it doesn't add up.