Идиомы на букву 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.