Идиомы на букву K

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  • kickback
    незаконно выплаченные деньги, взятка
    The company had to give Deputy Mayor a kickback in order to win the market.
  • kid around (with someone)
    шутить, поддразнивать кого-либо
    My friends and I like to kid around with our fellow students.
  • kid's stuff
    очень лёгкое задание, "плёвое дело"
    "I'll repair your watch in no time; it's kid's stuff."
  • kill off (something)
    уничтожить, убить
    Some people say that frost kills off all the germs, but I am not sure.
  • kill the fatted calf
    встретить радушно; угостить лучшим, что есть дома
    Aunt Mary was coming to visit us, so we decided to kill the fatted calf and have a big dinner in her honor.
  • kill the goose that layed/lays the golden egg
    причинять вред самому себе; убить курицу, несущую золотые яйца
    "Why have you quarreled with Wendy? Do you know that you have killed the goose that lays the golden egg?"
  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg
    уничтожить источник собственного благополучия; "убить курицу, несущую золотые яйца"
    "Why have you quarreled with Wendy? Do you know that you have killed the goose that lays the golden egg?"
  • kill time
    убивать время
    To kill time before the departure of our train, we went to a cafe.
  • kill two birds with one stone
    убить двух зайцев", выполнить два действия сразу
    He decided to kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a computer and having it serviced.
  • killed outright
    быть убитым немедленно, тотчас же
    I saw a truck hit a man. The man was killed outright.
  • kind of
    вроде бы, до некоторой степени, более или менее
    Bess was kind of sleepy when she heard a strange noise outside her door.
  • kink in one's neck
    судорога, болезненный спазм в шее
    I didn't sleep well that night and woke up in the morning with a kink in my neck.
  • kiss (something) good-bye
    потерять, простится с чем-либо
    "Where is my umbrella? - You can kiss it good-bye. I lost it."
  • kiss and make up
    помириться
    "I want to apologize. Let's kiss and make up. Shall we?"
  • kiss and makeup
    мириться, (досл. поцеловаться и помириться)
    Mary and her husband often argue, but then they kiss and make up.
  • kiss and tell
    участвовать в чём-либо личном, а затем рассказать всем об этом
    Sally is the kind of person who will kiss and tell. Nobody trusts her.
  • kiss of death
    действие, поступок способный положить конец отношениям
    It was the kiss of death when Linda learned that her husband had an affair. She filed for a divorce.
  • kit and caboodle
    всё вместе, всё целиком
    Ron brought the whole kit and caboodle of his skiing tackle when he went skiing.
  • kith and kin
    знакомые и родственники, родня
    When my Granddad died, all of our kith and kin attended the funeral.
  • knee-high to a grasshopper
    малюсенький, крошечный (как ребёнок)
    Joe learned to play chess when he was knee-high to a grasshopper.
  • knew it was coming
    зарание знать, что что-то должно произойти
    David knew it was coming when his boss told him that he was fired.
  • knit one's brow
    нахмуриться
    The father knit his brow and looked sternly at his son.
  • knock (someone or something) out
    нокаутировать кого-либо; сделать что-либо не пригодным для дальнейшего использования
    The storm on the sea was so strong that it knocked a few boats out.
  • knock (someone's) block off
    дать кому-либо по башке
    Gordon became furious and threatened to knock my block off.
  • knock (someone) around
    дурно обращаться с кем-либо
    "You have been knocking me around long enough. I want to put an end to it."
  • knock (someone) dead
    произвести сногшибательное впечатление
    "This man had eyes only for me. I sure knocked him dead," said Mandy.
  • knock (someone) down (to size)
    делать кого-либо более скромным, смеренным
    I don't know what helped to knock Steve down to size, but I must say he is more humble now.
  • knock (someone) off
    убить кого-либо
    Several people were knocked off in the bank robbery last week.
  • knock (someone) off their feet
    сильно удивить кого-либо, "свалить с ног"
    When my best friend announced that she was going to marry my ex-boyfriend, the news knocked me off my feet.
  • knock (someone) over with a feather
    очень удивить кого-либо
    You could have knocked me over with a feather when you told me Sam was going to immigrate to Canada.
  • knock (something) back/down
    выпить что-либо (алкоголь, лекарство)
    "I know the medicine tastes awful, but you should knock it down."
  • knock (something) off
    сделать наспех, "состряпать"
    He knocked off a leading article in half an hour.
  • knock about
    путешествовать, бродить, где захочется; рыскать по свету
    His plan was to go to India and knock about for a couple of months.
  • knock down the price of (something)
    снизить цену на что-либо
    Steve bargained hard and was able to knock down the price of the computer.
  • Knock it off!
    Перестань!
    "Please knock it off! Leave that knife alone or you may cut your finger."
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