Идиомы на букву A

  • all in all
    суммарно, в целом
    There were twelve people all in all at the parents' meeting that day.
  • all in one breath
    на одном дыхании
    Pat was in a hurry and she told me all in one breath what had happened to their family.
  • all in one piece
    целым и невредимым
    As we packed all the breakable things carefully, we hoped that they would arrive all in one piece.
  • all manner of (someone or something)
    всевозможные люди или вещи
    Len has to do all manner of things and get in touch with all manner of people at work.
  • all night long
    всю ночь напролёт
    I couldn't sleep well because people were shouting outside my window all night long.
  • all of a sudden
    внезапно, вдруг
    We were watching television when all of a sudden the electricity went off.
  • all over but the shouting
    окончательное решение, закончиться раз и навсегда
    It will be all over but the shouting for you if you reject their job offer.
  • all over the place
    везде, повсеместно
    I looked all over the place for my textbook.
  • all right
    хорошо, нормально
    Will it be all right for me to join you?
  • all rolled up in one
    совмещать (два или более в одном)
    Julian Manners is a p.e. teacher and a football coach all rolled up in one.
  • all set
    всё готово (можно начинать)
    It was all set and we decided to start on our journey.
  • all sweetness and light
    казаться хорошим, невинным
    Outwardly Celia is all sweetness and light, but I know she is not that good.
  • all systems go
    всё готово (первоначально использовалось при запуске ракеты)
    It is all systems go, so we can begin to install the new equipment.
  • all talk (and no action)
    одни разговоры, а дела нет
    I wouldn't rely on Paul; he is all talk and no action.
  • all the rage
    последний писк (о моде)
    I strongly advise you to buy these jeans; they are all the rage of the season.
  • all the time
    постоянно, всё время
    My friend Oliver goes to the health club all the time.
  • all thumbs
    неуклюжий, неловкий (человек); "руки-крюки"
    Jenny is all thumbs; she often breaks dishes while washing up.
  • all to the good
    всё к лучшему
    "It is all to the good that you walked out on your boy friend", my mother said.
  • all told
    всё вместе, всё включительно
    All told, there are six rooms in the house including the kitchen.
  • all-in-one
    всё вместе
    My record player has a recording and playing function all-in-one.
  • all-out-effort
    большое, значительное усилие
    Lionel made an all-out-effort to remain calm.
  • alley cat
    бродячая, бездомная кошка
    There is an alley cat which I see near my house very often.
  • allow for (someone or something)
    рассчитывать, планировать
    I think you ought to allow for some time to get to the airport in time.
  • almighty dollar
    всемогущий доллар
    Tom thinks that money is more important than anything else, and he spends his life chasing the almighty dollar.
  • along with (someone or something)
    вместе с кем-то, в дополнение к чему-то
    Sarah has decided to go on a river trip along with her brother.
  • AM
    Amplitude Modulation - амплитудная модуляция (тип частоты на радио)
    I don't like to listen to AM radio; their programs are not interesting.
  • amount to (something)
    быть успешным
    I am afraid you will never amount to anything if you don't work hard.
  • amount to the same thing
    быть одинаковым, иметь тот же эффект
    You can either take a taxi or go by bus; it will amount to the same thing.
  • answer to (someone)
    отвечать перед кем-либо, объяснять свои действия
    Bill lived on his own; he had no family and consequently no one to answer to.
  • ante up
    делать взнос, платить необходимую сумму денег
    I have to ante up and pay the necessary amount of money for my new car, which I have recently bought on credit.
  • any number of (someone or something)
    достаточное количество
    "You always have any number of excuses for missing your classes.
  • AOB
    Any Other Business - прочие вопросы (пишется в конце информационного листка)
    The secretary was supposed to write AOB at the bottom of the meeting information sheet.
  • AOK
    великолепно, здорово
    It was AOK that Johnny was recovering.
  • APB
    All Point's Bulletin - бюллетень, содержащий сведения о преступниках (используется полицией для розыска)
    Some criminals had robbed the local bank and the police put out an APB on them.
  • appear out of nowhere
    внезапно появиться, появиться ниоткуда
    A big lorry appeared out of nowhere and splashed mud all over me.