Идиомы на букву M

  • mess around/about
    тусоваться, бездельничать
    "I can't understand Dave; the guy is always messing around doing nothing."
  • mess up
    испортить, доставлять неприятности
    Jenny messed up her chance to get a good job by refusing to go to an interview.
  • MIA
    Missing In Action - пропавший без вести
    There are a few hundred MIA soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • middle of the road
    (человек) избегающий крайностей, умеренный
    Ada's friend is a fashion designer and her ideas are very middle of the road.
  • might as well
    с таким же успехом
    John was not listening to me; I might as well be talking to a wall.
  • milestone in someone's life
    очень важное событие в чьей-либо жизни
    The birth of her baby was a milestone in the young woman's life.
  • milk (someone) for (something)
    давить на кого-либо с целью получения чего-либо
    Mike is a regular Gigolo and he is milking women for as much money as he can.
  • milk of human kindness
    сострадание, доброта, сердечность
    My Grandmother has always been full of the milk of human kindness; everybody likes her.
  • million and one
    очень много, миллион (дел)
    I had to do a million and one things before my birthday party.
  • million dollar question
    важный, но трудный вопрос
    The million dollar question for them was whether to move their business to Chicago or not.
  • million miles away
    быть рассеянным, мечтательным
    I made an attempt to talk Vivian into joining us, but I saw that she was a million miles away and I gave it up.
  • millstone around (someone's) neck
    обуза, ярмо на чьей-либо шее
    Jeffrey Jones has a handicap, but it is not a millstone around his family's neck; he is able to earn his own money.
  • mince (one's) words
    говорить нечётко, "жевать слова"
    The speaker was mincing his words and it was difficult to understand him.
  • mind goes blank
    провал в памяти
    I tried to remember the girl's name, but alas my mind went blank.
  • mind is buzzing
    думать о многих вещах сразу
    Ann's mind was buzzing after she left the conference room.
  • mind is in the gutter
    разговор на шокирующую тему
    Sam enjoys shocking people; his mind is often in the gutter and nobody likes to talk to him.
  • mind is on (something)
    постоянно думать о чём-либо
    My mind has been on my final exams all month.
  • mind one's manners
    уметь держать себя, иметь хорошие манеры
    Susan reminded her son to mind his manners while they were having dinner in the restaurant.
  • mind one's own business
    не вмешиваться в чужие дела
    My friend tried to interfere in my private affairs, but I politely asked him to mind his own business.
  • mind one's P's and Q's
    соблюдать осторожность (в речи, поведении), соблюдать приличия
    You should always mind your P's and Q's and not say anything to offend people.
  • mind over matter
    нет ничего невозможного
    It is mind over matter. If Helen really wants to succeed as an actress, she will be able to do it.
  • mind the store
    заботиться о чем-либо (доме, хозяйстве)
    I don't like to stay home to mind the store when the rest of the family goes away for the weekend.
  • Mind you
    имейте в виду
    "Mind you, I will do the job only if it's urgent. If it's not, I won't stay at work after office hours."
  • mind-boggling
    ошеломляющий, поразительный
    The amount of books in that book store is mind-boggling.
  • mind-numbing
    ужасно скучный
    The lecture was not interesting at all; it was mind-numbing.
  • mine of information
    неистощимый источник, кладезь информации
    Sam is very knowledgeable; he is a gold mine of information in various fields.
  • mineral rights
    права на разработку минеральных ресурсов
    The oil company owns all of the mineral rights in this area.
  • miscarriage of justice
    ошибка правосудия
    Everybody was sure that the light sentence the burglar received was a miscarriage of justice.
  • misplace one's trust in (someone)
    довериться человеку, не заслуживающему доверия
    Cora misplaced her trust in the wrong man; she soon discovered that he didn't deserve it.
  • miss by a mile
    сильно промахнуться
    The footballer appeared to be almost certain to score a goal but in fact he missed by a mile.
  • miss out on (something)
    потерять возможность
    If you do too much sport, we will miss out on other joys of life like books and cultural events.
  • miss the boat
    потерять возможность
    "Tell Joanna that she'd better get ready quickly or else she will miss the boat and not see this wonderful drama at the theatre."
  • miss the cut
    не соответствовать требованиям
    At first this chess player was successful, but soon he missed the cut and could not take part in the next tournament.
  • miss the point
    не понять важность чего-либо
    This is the most important part of the story, but I think most of the students have missed the point.
  • mistake (someone) for (someone) else
    ошибочно принять кого-либо за кого-либо
    The man started to talk to me, but then he stopped. Evidently he had mistaken me for somebody else.