Animals

  • as stubborn as a mule
    упрямый, как осёл
    If a person is as stubborn as a mule, it's impossible to make him change his mind.
  • bull in a china shop
    слон в посудной лавке (о неловком или бестактном человеке)
    My boy friend is like a bull in a china shop; he is not only very clumsy, but he is also tactless.
  • cock-and-bull story
    неправдоподобная история, небылица
    The man gave the police a cock-and-bull story about how his car had been stolen.
  • hit the bulls-eye
    попасть в точку, в цель
    Samantha hit the bull's-eye when she spoke about the problems in the office.
  • take the bull by the horns
    решительно взяться за дело, "взять быка за рога"
    Margaret decided to take the bull by the horns and ask Desmond if he was going to marry her.