Идиомы на тему Birds

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  • chicken and egg situation
    ситуация, при которой не ясно, где причина, а где следствие
    It was a chicken and egg situation; I didn't quite understand what caused problems with the computer.
  • chicken feed
    небольшая сумма денег
    "What you are giving me is chicken feed. I need a lot more money."
  • chicken out of (doing something)
    струсить, не сделать что-либо из-за страха
    Sarah chickened out of skiing in the mountains.
  • chicken-livered
    трусливый, малодушный
    Mark is chicken-livered; he is easily scared.
  • chickens come home to roost
    беда бедою отзовётся (то плохое, что желаете другому, вернётся к вам)
    Margaret's chickens have come home to roost, and she has to take responsibility for what she has done.
  • count one's chickens before they're hatched
    делать преждевременные выводы, "цыплят по осени считают"
    "You'd better not count your chickens before they're hatched. After all you haven't got that job yet."
  • go to bed with the chickens
    рано ложиться спать
    When I stayed with my grandparents, I had to go to bed with the chickens.
  • no spring chicken
    (человек) не первой молодости
    "If I were you, I wouldn't work so much. Don't forget you are no spring chicken."
  • play chicken
    играть в опасные игры (посмотреть, кто первым испугается)
    A few boys were playing chicken on the playground.
  • run around like a chicken with its head cut off
    бегать как сумасшедший, метаться
    Joe spent the day running around like a chicken with its head cut off when he discovered that he had lost important documents.