Идиомы на букву D

  • die down
    ослабевать, замирать, утихать
    The fire in the fireplace was dying down.
  • down and dirty
    подлый, нечестный, скверный
    It is down and dirty to use cheat sheets at the exams.
  • down for the count
    закончить (на сегодня)
    The construction workers were down for the count; they will resume work on Monday.
  • down in the dumps
    в унынии, павший духом
    Jim saw Henry coming out of a third-rate hotel, looking terribly down in the dumps.
  • down in the mouth
    (быть) подавленным, несчастным
    I felt sorry for Felicity; she looked so down in the mouth.
  • down on (someone)
    сердиться на кого-либо
    My teacher was down on me because I had missed a lot of classes.
  • down on one's luck
    (быть) в беде, в тяжёлом положении
    Alan is down on his luck and I am sorry for him.
  • down one's alley
    соответствовать чьим-либо вкусам и способностям
    I like designing interiors, so the profession of an interior designer is down my alley.
  • down the drain
    пускать (деньги) на ветер
    My father didn't want to pay my extravagant expenses; he said it was money down the drain.
  • down the hatch
    (пей) до дна (говорится пьющему)
    The toast-master said 'down the hatch' when our glasses were filled.
  • down the line
    впереди, в будущем
    Mary is very young and many changes await her down the line.
  • down the tubes
    быть разрушенным (о планах, намерениях)
    All of her plans went down the tubes after she had got infected with AIDS.
  • down to earth
    практичный, приземлённый
    Celia is very down to earth, has always been.
  • down to the bone
    полностью, до самого корня \ до костей
    The weather was very frosty, and it chilled me right down to the bone.
  • down to the last detail
    до малейшей детали
    Jim wrote down his business plan, describing everything in it, right down to the last detail.
  • down to the wire
    вплоть до крайнего срока
    The workers went down to the wire and were able to complete the construction of the bridge on time.
  • down with (an illness)
    слечь, заболеть
    Fisher was down with a cold. He had to stay in bed for a couple of days.
  • down-and-out
    разорённый, не имеющий денег
    After the collapse of the company in which he had invested Jeffrey Archer was down and out.
  • down-at-the-heels
    плохо, бедно, неряшливо одетый
    The bag lady sitting on a bench in the park was down at the heels.
  • dress (someone) down
    ругать кого-либо, "распекать"
    The principal invited lazy students into his office to dress them down.