Идиомы на букву K

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  • kangaroo court
    неправедный суд, незаконное разбирательство
    "I refuse to be convicted by a kangaroo court!"
  • Katie, bar the door
    заприте дверь (будьте готовы к неприятностям)
    A few holigans are ready to break into the bar and start a fight. "Katie, bar the door."
  • keel over
    упасть и потерять сознание
    Two kids were playing on the roof and one of them keeled over.
  • keen on (someone or something)
    увлечённый, полный энтузиазма
    My cousin is keen on playing tennis and she is quite good at it.
  • keep (someone or something) in check
    сдерживать, контролировать чьи-либо действия, держать что-либо под контролем
    During the inflation it is not possible to keep prices in check.
  • keep (someone or something) in mind
    иметь кого-либо \ что-либо в виду
    The manager told us to keep the new rules and regulations in mind.
  • keep (someone or something) still/quiet
    заставить кого-либо \ что-либо вести себя спокойно, без шума
    Jenny is very naughty; and I always have a hard time keeping her still.
  • keep (someone) company
    составить кому-либо компанию
    "Could you come and keep me company? I am feeling very lonely."
  • keep (someone) from (doing something)
    препятствовать, мешать кому-либо делать что-либо
    Very often television keeps children from doing their homework.
  • keep (someone) in line
    заставить кого-либо вести себя как следует
    It was difficult for the young teacher to keep her students in line.
  • keep (someone) in stitches
    заставить кого-либо непрерывно смеяться
    Jerry's anecdotes are always laughed at; he keeps everybody in stitches.
  • keep (someone) on
    держать кого-либо на работе
    Jillion is getting very old, but we are going to keep him on as a doorman.
  • keep (someone) on tenterhooks
    держать кого-либо в состоянии неизвестности, беспокойства
    Mary Higgins Clark keeps her readers on tenterhooks till the very last chapter.
  • keep (someone) out of one's hair
    удерживать кого-либо от причинения беспокойства
    The children were naughty all day and it was not possible to keep them out of our hair.
  • keep (someone) posted
    держать кого-либо в курсе, осведомлять
    "I want you to keep me posted about the development of the events."
  • keep (someone) up
    мешать кому-либо спать
    Loud music was pouring out of the neighbors' flat, and it kept me up last night.
  • keep (something) down
    удержать что-либо
    My little son was sick, and it was difficult for him to keep his food down.
  • keep (something) to oneself
    не выдавать секрет, тайну
    Ada is very frivolous, and she can't keep anything you tell her to herself.
  • keep (something) under one's hat
    держать что-либо в секрете, не распространяться, помалкивать
    Liz is very secretive; she won't tell me what her plans for the future are. She prefers to keep them under her hat.
  • keep (something) under wraps
    утаивать, хранить что-либо (до лучших времён)
    They decided to keep their intentions to move to another town under wraps.
  • keep a civil tongue
    вежливо, учтиво говорить; избегать грубостей
    The patient was warned to keep a civil tongue when talking to the doctor.
  • keep a close watch on (someone or something)
    наблюдать за кем-либо \ чем-либо, караулить кого-либо \ что-либо
    A gamekeeper keeps a close watch on the wild ducks; it's his job.
  • keep a close watch over (someone or something)
    следить за кем-либо \ чем-либо, оберегать
    Mother told me to keep a close watch over the stew as it was cooking.
  • keep a cool head
    сохранять спокойствие в трудной ситуации
    "I know the situation is difficult and stressful, but I want you to keep a cool head."
  • keep a secret
    держать в секрете, не разглашать тайну
    The task, in which Quentin was engaged, should be kept a secret.
  • keep a stiff upper lip
    не терять мужества, не падать духом, не вешать носа, держаться молодцом
    "I want you to keep a stiff upper lip whatever happens."
  • keep a straight face
    сохранять невозмутимое выражение лица; стараться не засмеяться
    It is difficult to keep a straight face when you see something funny.
  • keep a tight/close rein on (someone or something)
    держать кого-либо \ что-либо в полном подчинении, под жёстким контролем
    My boss keeps a tight rein on what is going on in the office.
  • keep abreast (of something)
    идти в ногу со временем, не отставать от жизни
    My father always watches the news program to keep abreast of current events.
  • keep after/at (someone)
    постоянно напоминать кому-либо
    "Why should I always keep after you not to leave your room in a mess?"
  • keep an ear out for (something)
    прислушиваться, внимательно слушать что-либо
    My friend is temporary out of work, and I plan to keep an ear out for any information about a new job for him.
  • keep an eye on (someone or something)
    присматривать за кем-либо \ чем-либо
    "The puppy is very naughty. Please keep an eye on it."
  • keep an eye out for (someone or something)
    следить за появлением кого-либо \ чего-либо
    John kept an eye out for the arrival of his train.
  • keep an open mind about (something)
    быть гибким, уметь прислушиваться к мнению других
    Garry is not flexible; he is not able to keep an open mind about anything.
  • keep at (something)
    делать что-либо с упорством
    Mike decided to keep at learning to play the guitar.