Идиомы на букву L
long and the short of it
короче говоря, вот и весь сказAdam got fired because he didn't do his job well; that's the long and the short of it.
long arm of the law
неизбежное наказание, "у закона длинные руки"No matter where a criminal is he will be found and punished due to the long arm of the law.
унылый вид, кислая физиономияHe pulled a long face when he heard the news of his former girlfriend's engagement.
долгий период времениThe hunters decided to stay in the forest for the long haul and not return to the village.
long in the tooth
(быть) старым, песок сыплется (длинные зубы у лошади – признак старости)My Uncle Ben was very long in the tooth but very spry.
имеющий мало шансов на успехIt was a long shot that I would get a role in this film, but I was lucky.