Идиомы на тему Birds

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  • swan song
    лебединая песня
    This film was a swan song of the great actress.
  • take (someone) under one's wings
    взять кого-либо под своё покровительство, "под крылышко"
    Diana took Moira, who was just out of high school, under her wing.
  • talk turkey
    серьёзно обсуждать что-либо
    It's necessary to talk turkey as far as her future plans are concerned.
  • try out one's wings
    пытаться сделать что-либо, чему только что научился
    Tina has had only ten German lessons, but she wants to try her wings by speaking with our visitors from Germany.
  • ugly duckling
    гадкий утёнок
    Nancy was the ugly duckling in her family until she grew up.
  • under the wings of (someone)
    быть под защитой кого-либо, "под крылом у кого-либо"
    Sue has been under the wings of one of the supervisors since she started to work here.
  • watch (someone or something) like a hawk
    зорко следить за кем-либо, не спускать глаз
    "You've got to watch these guys like a hawk; they are not reliable."
  • what's good/sauce for the goose is good/sauce for the gander
    что подходит одному, должно подходить и другому
    "You needn't complain about the discomforts; after all what's good for the goose is good for the gander."
  • wild goose chase
    бессмысленная погоня или сумасбродная затея
    Jealousy sent Rena on a wild goose chase of a mysterious woman who had been seen entering her husband's office.
  • wing it
    делать всё возможное в трудной ситуации
    I was not prepared to talk to the boss, but I had to wing it.