Идиомы на букву K

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  • keep one's place
    знать своё место
    Jill was not satisfied with the relashionships among her co-workers, but she was told to keep her place.
  • keep one's shirt on
    сохранять спокойствие, не нервничать, не горячиться
    During the meeting everybody was agitated; Nick was the only one who was able to keep his shirt on.
  • keep one's wits about one
    не терять головы, сохранять самообладание
    Throughout the dispute Conrad was like a cold spectator who could keep his wits about him.
  • keep one's word
    сдержать своё слово, обещание
    She kept her word in coming to visit me.
  • keep pace (with someone or something)
    идти в ногу с кем-либо \ чем-либо, идти наравне, не отставать
    Helen had been ill for a long time, and it was difficult for her to keep pace with the other students.
  • keep quiet
    не шуметь
    The children were making a lot of noise, and the mother had to tell them to keep quiet.
  • keep still
    не шуметь или не двигаться
    "Please keep still during the lecture."
  • keep tabs on (someone or something)
    проверять, следить, наблюдать за кем-либо \ чем-либо
    The head of the department has been keeping tabs on the production of chocolate bars.
  • keep the ball rolling
    поддерживать разговор, продолжать делать что-либо
    "You must write a letter home each week, and be careful to keep the ball rolling, or your parents will get anxious."
  • keep the home fires burning
    находиться в доме, вести хозяйство
    That day Utah stayed at home to keep the home fires burning.
  • keep the lid on (something)
    держать что-либо в секрете, скрывать
    "I am not going to keep the lid on the gossip."
  • keep the wolf from the door
    едва сводить концы с концами, жить очень скромно
    Her salary was so small that she could hardly keep the wolf from the door.
  • keep time
    следить за временем (в соревновании, в игре)
    John had to keep time during the basketball game.
  • keep to oneself
    сторониться (людей)
    Cora isn't at all outgoing; she prefers to keep to herself.
  • keep track of (someone or something)
    следить за кем-либо, вести запись чего-либо
    I kept track of the events which happened that week before my departure.
  • keep track of (something)
    следить за чем-либо, вести запись
    I kept track of the events which happened that week before my departure.
  • keep up
    поддерживать (тот же уровень)
    The garden was too large for Ms. Yates to keep up properly.
  • keep up an act
    устраивать спектакль, претворяться
    "Don't try to keep up an act; I know what you are capable of."
  • keep up appearances
    соблюдать приличия, видимость; делать вид, что ничего не случилось
    Sarah decided to keep up appearances even though she was very sick.
  • keep up with (someone or something)
    держаться наравне с кем-либо \ чем-либо, не отставать
    However hard she tried, she couldn't keep up with the fashions.
  • keep up with the Joneses
    пытаться быть наровне с другими
    Leo didn't bother about keeping up with the Joneses.
  • keep up with the news
    следить за новостями, быть в курсе событий
    In order to keep up with the news my father watches TV every day.
  • keep up with the times
    следить за модой
    Pat tries very hard to keep up with the times.
  • keyed up
    взвинчиный, взволнованный, нервный
    Sam was so keyed up over the prospect of his long trip that he didn't sleep a wink that night.
  • kick around
    плохо, грубо обращаться
    Ron's stepfather treats his stepson very badly; he is always kicking him around.
  • kick back
    расслабляться, отдыхать
    Paul was going to kick back, but his mother told him to clear the mess in his room.
  • kick in (some money or something)
    внести пожертвование (деньги или что-либо ещё)
    Everybody was ready to kick in and collect some clothes for needy children.
  • kick off
    начинать (досл. вбрасывать мяч и начинать игру)
    They kicked off the election campaign a few months before the elections.
  • kick oneself
    сожалеть
    Jonny kicked himself for not having taken advantage of the situation.
  • kick out (someone)
    выгнать кого-либо
    "If you misbehave and disrupt the class, you may be kicked out of school."
  • kick the bucket
    умереть, "сыграть в ящик"
    Alan hoped he would kick the bucket before he is as old as his Grandfather.
  • kick the habit
    отвыкать от плохой привычки
    Peter has been smoking for years, and he has never tried to kick the habit.
  • kick up a fuss/storm
    поднимать шум, скандал (часто из-за пустяков)
    "Please, don't kick up a storm because I've lost your disk. I'll reimburse you."
  • kick up one's heels
    веселиться, резвиться
    They kicked up their heels at Bob's birthday party last week.
  • kick/turn over
    заводиться (о моторе)
    The motor of my car coughed and sneezed and wouldn't start, but finally it kicked over.
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