Идиомы на букву L

  • leave (someone) in the lurch
    оставить кого-либо в беде, покинуть в минуту опасности
    Eva's friend left her in the lurch when she had refused to take care of Eva's sick son.
  • leave (someone) out in the cold
    проявлять невнимание, оказывать холодный приём
    I don't think we should leave Alice out in the cold and not invite her to go on a picnic with us.
  • leave (something) hanging (in the air)
    оставить что-либо не решённым, "повисло в воздухе"
    Cora doesn't like to leave any problems undecided; she hates them to be left hanging in the air.
  • leave (something) on
    оставить что-либо включённым или работающим
    "Will you, please, leave the computer on? I am going to work at it."
  • leave (something) open
    оставить что-либо открытым, незапланированным
    Liz wanted to leave a few days open so that she could visit her grandparents in the country.
  • leave (something) out
    не включать что-либо, упускать, пропускать
    The apostrophe means that one or more letters have been left out.
  • leave a bad taste in one's mouth
    оставить плохое впечатление, внушать отвращение
    The way he spoke at the meeting left a bad taste in my mouth.
  • leave a lot to be desired
    не отвечающий требованиям; "оставляет желать лучшего"
    "Your work performance leaves a lot to be desired."
  • leave no stone unturned
    приложить все старания, испробовать всё средства
    Gina left no stone unturned when she was looking for her passport.
  • leave one to one's fate
    бросить кого-либо на произвол судьбы
    Our flight was canceled because of the storm and we were left to our fate.
  • leave one's mark on (someone or something)
    оставить неизгладимый след, не пройти мило
    Felix worked very hard and the fatigue of the last few days left its mark on him.
  • leave oneself wide open for (something)
    ставить себя под удар
    Dana left herself wide open for criticism because of her risky actions
  • leave someone for someone else
    бросить кого-либо ради кого-либо ещё
    Coleman left Carmen for Pauline but soon regretted having done it.
  • leave word with (someone)
    оставить записку, поручение кому-либо
    My boss left word with the secretary to have his partner call him some time during the day.
  • leave/let well enough alone
    оставить всё так, как есть; быть довольным тем, что есть
    "Your son should leave well enough alone and be happy with his team the way it is."
  • left-handed compliment
    неуклюжий, двусмысленный комплимент
    Julia didn't like her new jacket and hated her friend to give her a left-handed compliment.
  • leg man
    посыльный, курьер
    Horace has been working as a leg man for a big company since he graduated from high school.
  • leg work
    повседневный, рутинный труд (часто предусматривающий передвижение пешком)
    A postman's job is mostly leg work because he delivers letters to people's homes.
  • legal age
    In most US states the legal age for voting is 27.
  • lend (oneself/itself) to (something)
    быть приспособленным для чего-либо
    This small restaurant does not lend itself to having a lot of people in it.
  • lend (someone) a hand
    помочь кому-либо, протянуть руку помощи
    I was going to move to a new apartment and asked my friend to lend me a hand with the packing.
  • lend (someone) an ear
    выслушать кого-либо
    I don't like to lend an ear to anyone because I am not interested in other people's problems.
  • lend color to (something)
    добавить колоритное сопровождение к чему-либо
    Beautiful music helped to lend color to the performance.
  • leopard can't change its spots
    невозможно исправить человеческую натуру, "горбатого могила исправит"
    My boy friend apologized for having deceived me, but I don't believe him. A leopard can't change its spots.
  • less than pleased
    быть недовольным
    The teacher was less than pleased when one of the students was late for her class.
  • lesser of the two
    меньшее из двух
    I can pay either $80 or $100 for a bike; I think I'd rather pay the lesser of the two."
  • lesser of two evils
    меньшее из двух зол
    "I don't want to go shopping; I'd rather stay at home. I would prefer to choose the lesser of the two evils."
  • let (someone) down
    подвести кого-либо, разочаровать
    The construction workers said they would have finished the house, but the electricians had let them down.
  • let (someone) down easy
    сообщать неприятные новости дружелюбно, ободряющее
    I don't think I'll be able to let her down easy about her not being admitted to the university.
  • let (someone) go
    выпускать из тюрьмы или из-под ареста
    The judge decided to let the young man go because there was no evidence to incriminate him.
  • let (someone) have it
    сильно ударить кого-либо, сурово наказать
    I saw two men fighting in the park. The bigger man let the other one have it.
  • let (someone) have it (with both barrels)
    Ms Nolan let her husband have it with both barrels when he had lost his car keys.
  • let (someone) in on (something)
    сообщить кому-либо что-либо по секрету
    They didn't let their relatives in on their secret plan to buy a new yacht.
  • let (someone) know (about something)
    дать кому-либо знать о чём-либо
    "Good-bye, darling. Have a nice trip! Let me know when you arrive at the airport."
  • let (someone) off
    выпускать (из транспорта)
    The car stopped at the door of a small house and let a young woman with a dog off.