Leg and Foot

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  • back on one's feet
    снова встать на ноги (вернуть себе прежнее положение)
    Ms. Drurry has undergone a serious operation and now she is back on her feet.
  • balls of one's feet
    подушечки на ступне (около пальцев)
    I have been walking all day that's why the balls of my feet are very sore.
  • dead on one's feet
    быть очень усталым (целый день на ногах)
    Nora was dead on her feet after cleaning the house all day.
  • feet of clay
    скрытый недостаток или слабость
    Paul Copperfield has feet of clay and may not last very long in his new position of a manager.
  • find one's feet
    привыкнуть к новой ситуации или опыту
    Tim Brown has finally found his feet in his new position.
  • follow in (someone's) footsteps
    следовать чьему-либо примеру, идти по чьим-либо стопам
    "I thought you had followed in your father's footsteps. He was an architect, wasn't he?"
  • footloose and fancy-free
    вольный, свободный от обязательств
    It's good to be footloose and fancy-free so that you can do whatever you want.
  • get a foothold (somewhere)
    получить отправную точку, начать (где-либо)
    The new construction company got a foothold in a medium-sized town.
  • get cold feet
    струсить в последнюю минуту, спасовать
    "Did Collin help you to escape? - No, he got cold feet."
  • get off on the wrong foot
    плохо начать (в отношении с кем-либо, относительно чего-либо)
    Peggy got off on the wrong foot with her boss since her first day of work.
  • get one's feet wet
    начать делать что-либо впервые
    Mark got his feet wet in the furniture business; he had never done it before.
  • get one's foot in the door
    проникнуть, устроиться
    Olaf got his foot in the door of the pharmaceutical industry and he hopes to be successful.
  • get to one's feet
    The students got to their feet at the end of the lecture.
  • have a foot in both camps
    поддерживать каждую из оппозиционных групп, "и нашим, и вашим"
    I suspect that the governor had a foot in both camps of opposing parties.
  • have a lead foot
    слишком быстро водить машину
    I am afraid to go in Adam's car because he has a lead foot.
  • have cold feet
    стесняться или бояться делать что-либо
    Sam must have cold feet because he reluctantly meets new people.
  • have foot-in-mouth disease
    Sally is very shy; she blushes easily. I think that she has foot-in-mouth disease.
  • have one foot in the grave
    быть при смерти, "быть одной ногой в могиле"
    The woman was very sick and had one foot in the grave.
  • have two left feet
    быть плохим танцором (обе ноги левые)
    My friend has two left feet, and I don't like waltzing with him.
  • keep one's feet on the ground
    твёрдо стоять на земле
    My Uncle Tom has always kept his feet on the ground, and he is quite successful in his job.
  • 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.
  • land on one's feet/both feet
    с честью выйти из неблагоприятной ситуации
    My friend is capable of landing on both feet no matter how difficult the situation is.
  • let the grass grow under one's feet
    бездельничать, лентяйничать
    Grandpa spends so much time idling that Grandma accuses him of letting the grass grow under his feet.
  • light on one's feet
    быть лёгким на ногу
    My Aunt Polly is almost seventy, but she is still light on her feet.
  • My foot!
    Какая чепуха!
    "My foot!" I exclaimed when I learned what my boyfriend had said about me.
  • on foot
    Silvia always goes to work on foot because she lives within a walking distance from her office.
  • on one's feet
    быть на ногах
    Kelly has been very busy; she has been on her feet since early morning.
  • play footsie (with someone)
    флиртовать с кем-либо (прикасаться к ногам под столом)
    Nick was trying to play footsie with me during our dinner in the restaurant.
  • put one's best foot forward
    делать всё возможное, стараться быть на высоте
    It was the necessity to put her best foot forward that was really troubling her.
  • put one's foot down (about something)
    запретить, положить конец, занять твёрдую позицию
    This has gone far enough; he is going to put his foot down about his son's gambling.
  • put one's foot in one's mouth
    попасть впросак, "сесть в лужу"
    He was afraid lest he should put his foot in his mouth, so he decided to keep silent.
  • regain one's feet
    встать на ноги (после падения)
    The man stumbled over a stone and fell on the sidewalk but quickly regained his feet.
  • set foot (somewhere)
    ступать куда-либо, входить
    Mike took offence and said he would never set foot in my house again.
  • shoot oneself in the foot
    сделать ошибку или принять глупое решение
    Nick shot himself in the foot when he decided to invest into a Canadian Oil company.
  • sit at (someone's) feet
    восхищаться кем-либо
    Elvis Regan is a great singer, and I am ready to sit at his feet for ever.