Идиомы на букву K

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  • keep books
    вести учёт
    Marion's job is to keep books for a traveling agency in New-York.
  • kangaroo court
    неправедный суд, незаконное разбирательство
    "I refuse to be convicted by a kangaroo court!"
  • 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 (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 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 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.
  • kick the bucket
    умереть, "сыграть в ящик"
    Alan hoped he would kick the bucket before he is as old as his Grandfather.
  • 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.
  • know one's own mind
    быть уверенным в себе; знать, что делать
    "Don't tell me what to do; I know my own mind."
  • keep one's eye on the ball
    быть внимательным, не упускать из виду основной цели
    "I wish you could keep your eye on the ball or you will never make any progress with your Italian."
  • 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 (someone) from (doing something)
    препятствовать, мешать кому-либо делать что-либо
    Very often television keeps children from doing their homework.
  • 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.
  • kick up one's heels
    веселиться, резвиться
    They kicked up their heels at Bob's birthday party last week.
  • keep on (doing something)
    продолжать делать что-либо
    The teacher tells the pupils to be more attentive, but they keep on making the same mistakes again and again.
  • keep on one's toes
    быть бдительным, внимательным
    Mark tried to keep on his toes during a grammar test.
  • 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.
  • keep one's hand in (something)
    продолжать заниматься чем-либо, сохранять контроль над чем-либо
    Jeremy wanted to keep his hand in so that he could have the feel of the market.
  • kiss and makeup
    мириться, (досл. поцеловаться и помириться)
    Mary and her husband often argue, but then they kiss and make up.
  • 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 (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) posted
    держать кого-либо в курсе, осведомлять
    "I want you to keep me posted about the development of the events."
  • keep up with the Joneses
    пытаться быть наровне с другими
    Leo didn't bother about keeping up with the Joneses.
  • keep cool
    сохранять спокойствие
    Felix failed to keep cool when he was accused of stealing the money.
  • keep one's head
    сохранять спокойствие, присутствие духа, владеть собой, "не терять головы"
    Jordan is as cool as a cucumber; he always keeps his head in emergences.
  • keep from (doing something)
    мешать делать что-либо, воздерживаться от каких-либо действий
    Duncan made a funny grimace and Lucy couldn't keep from laughing.
  • keep house
    вести домашнее хозяйство
    "What is the name of the woman who keeps house for Mr. Johnson?"
  • keep one's finger's crossed
    желать удачи, скрестить пальцы на удачу
    I wanted my friend to keep his fingers crossed while I was at a job interview.
  • keep one's ear to the ground
    держать ухо востро"
    I have been keeping my ear to the ground since I heard the rumors that the President of the company is going to retire.
  • keep one's chin up
    не унывать, "не вешать носа"
    Sam put his finger under Jen's chin and looked into her eyes. "Keep your chin up, Jennie," he said.
  • 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) on tenterhooks
    держать кого-либо в состоянии неизвестности, беспокойства
    Mary Higgins Clark keeps her readers on tenterhooks till the very last chapter.
  • keep one's nose clean
    не нарываться на неприятности
    Jacob was never able to keep his nose clean, and eventually he got into trouble.
  • keep one's head down
    стараться быть незаметным
    He was ashamed of what he had done, so he kept his head down, trying to remain unnoticed.
  • 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.
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