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  • Achilles' heel (of someone or something)
    слабое место кого-либо \ чего-либо
    Jack is not able to insist on his arguments and that's his Achilles' heel.
  • at one's heels
    прямо позади, по пятам
    I turned round and saw a man who was close behind me, right at my heels.
  • bring (someone) to heel
    заставить слушаться кого-либо
    When John was sixteen, he thought he could do as he pleased, but his father cut off his allowance, and this brought John to heel.
  • cool one's heels
    быть вынужденным ждать кого-либо из начальства
    Ann had to cool her heels for half an hour in the office before her boss would see her.
  • dig in one's heels
    отказываться изменить курс действия или своё мнение
    The electrical company disrupted the negotiations and dug in their heels against any improvements.
  • down-at-the-heels
    плохо, бедно, неряшливо одетый
    The bag lady sitting on a bench in the park was down at the heels.
  • kick up one's heels
    веселиться, резвиться
    They kicked up their heels at Bob's birthday party last week.
  • on one's heels
    позади, следом
    When Steve walks his dog Fluffy, it is always on his master's heels.
  • on the heels of (something)
    вскоре после чего-либо, вслед за чем-либо
    John came that morning on the heels of his letter and insisted on seeing his cousin.
  • set one back on one's heels
    удивить, ошеломить, шокировать кого-либо
    The news, which set my back on my heels, was announced at the interval of thirty minutes.
  • take to one's heels
    убегать, удирать
    The boys were stealing apples from the garden and took to their heels when they saw the owner approaching them.
  • turn on one's heel
    круто повернуться
    Jonathan turned on his heel and dashed out of the room.