Идиомы на букву M

  • mix and match
    компоновать и сочетать ограниченное количество чего-либо (предметов, одежды)
    I have a great variety of clothes which gives me an opportunity to mix and match various outfits.
  • mix-up
    ошибка, неразбериха
    There was a mix-up at the box office, and I was given a ticket for the wrong performance.
  • mixed bag
    разнородный набор предметов или разнообразное скопление людей
    In textbooks a mixed bag is a varied collection of grammar exercises.
  • moment of truth
    момент истины
    When you face the reality of some situation, there comes the moment of truth.
  • money burns a hole in (someone's) pocket
    быстро и неразумно тратить деньги; деньги долго не держатся
    Money usually burns a hole in the girl's pocket; she spends it very quickly.
  • money doesn't grow on trees
    не стоит сорить деньгами, деньги на деревьях не растут
    "Money is valuable; you shouldn't waste it. Remember money doesn't grow on trees."
  • money is no object
    цена не столь важна
    Money is no object if you have decided to go on a luxury voyage in the middle of summer.
  • money is the root of all evil
    деньги – причина всех бед
    Many people believe that money is the root of all evil, but I am of another opinion.
  • money talks
    с деньгами всего можно добиться
    Money talks; it gives you power and influence over other people.
  • money to burn
    много денег, "деньги куры не клюют"
    Adam seems to have money to burn and never has anything to worry about.
  • monkey around with (someone or something)
    попусту тратить время на кого-либо \ что-либо
    "Why are you monkeying around with your camera? You have a lot of homework to do."
  • monkey business
    обман, неэтичное поведение, противозаконная деятельность
    Jack is involved in some monkey business; he'd better get rid of it otherwise he may go to prison.
  • monkey on one's back
    серьёзная, не решённая проблема
    I am not very good at math, and my math course is a real monkey on my back.
  • monkey see, monkey do
    копировать, "обезьянничать"
    It was monkey see, monkey do for Derek. He copied everything that his friend did.
  • mop the floor up with (someone)
    избить кого-либо
    A group of youngsters mopped the floor up with an elderly man.
  • mope around
    хандрить, быть в подавленном состоянии
    The day was dull; Linda was forced to stay home and she spent the day moping around the house.
  • moral turpitude
    позорное поведение
    The lawyer was accused of moral turpitude because he had distorted the facts.
  • more (something) than one can shake a stick at
    огромное количество чего-либо
    The room was verminous; there were more cockroaches than you could shake a stick at.
  • more and more
    всё больше и больше
    More and more people are interested in learning English.
  • more dead than alive
    быть смертельно усталым
    I had been working in the garden all day and felt more dead than alive.
  • more fun than a barrel of monkeys
    очень смешной, забавный
    Jonny was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and everybody loved to hear his jokes.
  • more often than not
    почти всегда, очень часто
    I am not much of a cook, so more often than not my husband and me eat out.
  • more or less
    более или менее
    I more or less have decided to move out of this apartment because I don't like it.
  • more than (someone) bargained for
    больше того, на что кто-либо рассчитывал
    I got a lot of information for my research; in fact more than I bargained for.
  • more than one can bear/stand/take
    больше того, что можно вынести (о неприятностях, несчастьях)
    Sally had a lot of misfortune in her life; in fact more than she could bear.
  • more the merrier
    чем больше (народу), тем веселее
    More people than I had expected came to the party; well, the more the merrier I thought.
  • more to (someone or something) than meets the eye
    больше, чем кажется на первый взгляд; не всё так просто
    The criminal case seamed to be quite simple, but it turned out there was more to it than meets the eye.
  • more to (something) than meets the eye
    больше, чем кажется на первый взгляд, не так просто
    There is more to the job than meets the eye, and I am not really pleased with it.
  • morning after (the night before)
    It was the morning after the night before and Jimmy felt awful; he shouldn't have drunk so much.
  • move heaven and earth (to do something)
    сделать всё возможное, пустить всё вход
    Mark was ready to move heaven and earth to get Steve out of the way.
  • move in on (someone or something)
    пытаться завладеть чем-либо, что принадлежит кому-либо
    Alan was moving in on Lana's sales territory which made her lose her temper.
  • move into (something)
    начать новое дело
    James has decided to move into a printing business.
  • move the goalposts
    несправедливо изменить правила или условия (досл. передвинуть планку ворот)
    Sometimes the government officials move the goalposts without any warning, and people's applications are rejected.
  • move to (do something)
    предлагать что-либо сделать (обычно на собрании)
    The chairman moved to have another board meeting next week.
  • move up (in the world)
    продвинуться, преуспеть
    The young actress is working very hard and she hopes to move up in the world.