Идиомы на букву C

  • catch (someone's) eye
    привлечь чьё-либо внимание
    A bright butterfly on the window-sill caught my eye.
  • catch (someone) in the act of (doing something)
    застать кого-либо на месте преступления
    My puppy was about to steal a piece of meat from the kitchen table but I caught it in the act.
  • catch (someone) napping
    застать кого-либо спящим; обнаружить, что кто-либо не готов к чему-либо
    The thieves caught the security guard napping and got into the building unnoticed.
  • catch (someone) off balance
    застать кого-либо врасплох
    I caught Sally off balance when I said that her rental lease had expired.
  • catch (someone) off guard
    застать кого-либо врасплох (во время беспечности)
    Leo, who was watching a DVD film, was caught off guard when his mother asked him about his homework.
  • catch (someone) red-handed
    быть захваченным с поличным
    The shop assistant caught a customer red-handed when she was stealing some clothes.
  • catch (someone) with their pants down
    застать кого-либо врасплох или за неподходящим занятием
    The boy was caught with his pants down when he tried to take his father's wallet.
  • catch a cold
    The child had a fever; evidently he had caught a cold.
  • catch fire
    At six o'clock in the morning the country house caught fire.
  • catch forty winks
    немного поспать
    Wanda was very tired after her work in the garden, and she decided to catch forty winks.
  • catch on
    понять что-либо, разобраться
    I was trying to convince Nelly to be reasonable, but she wouldn't catch on.
  • catch one's breath
    перевести дух, передохнуть
    Jimmy stopped to catch his breath; he had been running fast.
  • catch one's death of cold
    очень сильно простудиться
    I told my daughter it was necessary for her to wear a warm coat if she didn't want to catch her death of cold.
  • catch sight of (someone or something)
    увидеть, заметить
    I caught sight of Elena in the crowd and waved to her.
  • catch some Z's
    немного поспать, вздремнуть
    "You look very tired; you'd better catch some Z's."
  • catch up to (someone or something)
    догнать кого-либо, в том числе в учёбе, в состязаниях
    Diane was ill for a month and missed a lot of classes; now she is trying to catch up to the students of her class.
  • catch up with (someone or something)
    догнать кого-либо в том числе в учёбе, в состязаниях
    Diane was ill for a month and missed a lot of classes; now she is trying to catch up with the group.
  • catch-22
    парадоксальная ситуация, уловка
    It was a catch-22 situation for me. If I told the truth, there would be problems, but if I didn't, there would be problems too.
  • catch-as-catch-can
    всё, чем можно довольствоваться (о еде)
    We were very busy at the weekend, so our meals were catch-as-catch-can.