Идиомы на букву K

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  • knock off work
    закончить (дневную) работу
    They decided to knock off work early so that they could go to a baseball game.
  • knock on wood
    постучать по дереву (чтобы повезло)
    I hope to be able to find a well-paid job. - Knock on wood!
  • knock one's head against the wall
    тратить время, пытаясь безуспешно сделать что-либо
    I've been knocking my head against the wall for a week, trying to write a good essay.
  • knock oneself out
    делать значительное усилие
    "Don't try to knock yourself out for you are not able to fulfill this task."
  • knock some heads together
    ругать, распекать
    The manager decided that he would have to knock some heads together if he wanted to get the work done properly.
  • knock the props out from under (someone)
    разрушить доверие к кому-либо; выбить почву из-под ног
    "You knock the props out from under me when you criticize my work."
  • knock-down-drag-out fight
    отчаянная драка или спор
    Their knock-down-drag-out fight lasted for half an hour.
  • knockout
    сногшибательная женщина
    Wella thought that she was a knockout, but Tim didn't share her optimistic opinion.
  • know (someone or something) like a book/like an open book
    знать кого-либо \ что-либо очень хорошо
    My mother knows me like an open book.
  • know (someone or something) like the back of one's hand
    знать кого-либо \ что-либо очень хорошо
    Shiela knew the material for the test like the back of her hand.
  • know (someone or something) like the back/palm of one's hand
    знать кого-либо \ что-либо как свои пять пальцев
    Sheila knew the material for the test like the palm of her hand.
  • know (someone) by sight
    знать кого-либо в лицо (знать только имя и узнавать по внешности)
    I can't say that I know Lily well, actually I know her by sight only.
  • know (something) backwards and forwards
    знать что-либо вдоль и поперёк
    Rita knew the streets in her native town backwards and forwards.
  • know (something) by heart
    знать что-либо наизусть
    Jane has a very good memory and she knows many poems by heart.
  • know (something) from memory
    знать на память
    My Granny knows my telephone number from memory.
  • know (something) in one's bones
    интуитивно чувствовать что-либо
    I know it in my bones that Joe is going to deceive me again.
  • know (something) inside out
    знать что-либо вдоль и попёрек
    My friend is a guide and she knows our town inside out.
  • know (something) only too well
    знать что-либо слишком хорошо
    Alan knew only too well what would happen if he failed his English exam.
  • know a thing or two (about someone or something)
    быть опытным человеком; понимать, что к чему
    Jack has been working as a mechanic for years, and he knows a thing or two about cars.
  • know a trick or two
    знать пару хитростей
    Gina knows a trick or two about how to handle her husband when he is angry or upset.
  • know all the tricks of the trade
    знать все хитрости своей профессии
    Sue Craffton knew all the tricks of the trade and was a very good nurse.
  • know better (than to do something)
    быть достаточно умным, чтобы не делать что-либо
    I knew better than to invite Eva to our party; she is such a wet blanket.
  • know one's ABCs
    знать основное о чём-либо, иметь базовые знания
    The woman in the library knew her ABC's and could quickly give me the information I needed.
  • know one's own mind
    быть уверенным в себе; знать, что делать
    "Don't tell me what to do; I know my own mind."
  • know one's place
    знать своё место
    "Why do you always interfere? You should know your place."
  • know one's stuff
    хорошо знать своё дело, хорошо ориентироваться
    This woman knows her stuff and is a very skilled secretary.
  • know one's way around/about
    знать толк в чём-либо; понимать, что к чему
    "Believe me, George knows his way around."
  • know the ropes
    досконально знать, быть в курсе дела
    "Miss Wiliamson will help you find a good job because she knows the ropes."
  • know the score
    знать факты, иметь информацию
    I don't really know the score about how my father's company functions.
  • know what's what
    знать что к чему, быть осведомлённым
    I am sure Jim knows what's what about a lot of things.
  • know when one is not wanted
    чувствовать, что чьё-либо присутствие не желательно
    Jerry knows when he is not wanted, so he has decided not to go on a picnic with them.
  • know where (someone) stands on (something)
    знать, что кто-либо думает и чувствует по поводу чего-либо
    I don't think anybody knows where the Dean stands on the issue of the new curriculum.
  • know where all the bodies are buried
    знать все важные детали или секреты
    I knew where all the bodies were buried in the company, but I never told anyone.
  • know which is which
    суметь различить, отличить одно от другого
    Mark's house and Peter's house are so alike that I am often confused and don't know which is which.
  • know which side one's bread is buttered on
    знать свою выгоду
    Elizabeth is a very selfish person; she certainly knows which side her bread is buttered on.
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