Идиомы на тему Birds
лебединая песняThis 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.
серьёзно обсуждать что-либоIt'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 научилсяTina has had only ten German lessons, but she wants to try her wings by speaking with our visitors from Germany.
гадкий утёнокNancy 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 затеяJealousy sent Rena on a wild goose chase of a mysterious woman who had been seen entering her husband's office.
делать всё возможное в трудной ситуацииI was not prepared to talk to the boss, but I had to wing it.