Leg and Foot

  • 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.