Идиомы на букву N

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  • not to be sneezed at
    пренебрежительно относиться, не считать важным
    Helen's project is important; it's nothing to be sneezed at.
  • not touch (someone or something) with a ten-foot pole
    ни за что не притронуться к кому-либо \ чему-либо
    Those magazines are completely uninteresting to me, and I would not touch them with a ten-foot pole.
  • not touch (something) with a ten-foot pole
    ни за что не притронуться
    Those magazines are completely uninteresting to me, and I would not touch them with a ten-foot pole.
  • not up to scratch/snuff
    не достаточный, неважный, не адекватный
    I started learning to play tennis; my game is not up to scratch yet.
  • not with it
    (быть) не в себе, плохо соображать
    My Aunt Emily is so old that more often than not she is not with it.
  • not worth a dime/cent
    (не) стоить ни гроша
    The house is falling to pieces and is not worth a cent.
  • not worth a hill of beans
    бесполезный, никудышный, ничего не стоящий
    Cora is not a reliable person, and what she promises is not worth a hill of beans.
  • not worth a plugged nickel
    ничего не стоящий, бесполезный, "гроша медного не стоит"
    "Never take Paul seriously; his promises are not worth a plugged nickel."
  • not worth mentioning
    не стоит упоминания
    I'd rather John didn't speak about this problem; I am sure it is not worth mentioning.
  • not worth one's while
    не стоит затраченного времени или труда
    It is not worth my while to do the laundry at home when I can take it to the Laundromat.
  • not worth the trouble
    не стоит усилий, беспокойства
    It is not worth the trouble to clean those big windows ourselves; we can have them cleaned whenever we need.
  • nothing but (something)
    ничего кроме (чего-либо)
    There was nothing but an empty plate on the kitchen table.
  • nothing but skin and bones
    очень худой, "кожа да кости"
    Because of her crazy diet Jess became nothing but skin and bones.
  • nothing doing
    ничего не выйдет, этот номер не пройдёт
    "Nothing doing. I am not going to let you use my computer again."
  • nothing down
    (кредит) без первого взноса
    I know that I can buy a microwave oven at this shop with nothing down.
  • nothing if not (something)
    прежде всего; крайне, в высшей степени
    John was never impulsive; he was nothing if not cautious.
  • nothing of the kind
    ничего подобного
    My friend thought that my intentions were not serious, but I told him that they were nothing of the kind.
  • nothing short of (something)
    ни что иное, как (чудо)
    It was nothing short of a miracle that the boat had survived in the storm.
  • nothing to choose from
    не из чего выбрать, нет выбора
    Betty wanted to buy a pair of jeans, but there was nothing to choose from in the shop she went to.
  • nothing to complain about
    не на что жаловаться, всё в порядке
    I lived in a good apartment house and had nothing to complain about except for the noise coming from the street.
  • nothing to it
    легко, ничего особенного
    There was nothing to it and Jim was able to fix the bathroom tap in no time.
  • nothing to sneeze at
    что-либо, что следует принимать серьёзно, "не баран чихал"
    Sam's new expensive car is nothing to sneeze at.
  • nothing to speak of
    не много, "кот наплакал"
    "Did they find any shortcomings in your work?" - "Nothing to speak of. Everything seems OK."
  • nothing to write home about
    ничего интересного, увлекательного
    "Was your trip to Austria exiting?" - "Well, I'd say nothing to write home about."
  • now and then
    время от времени, изредка
    Sheila lives on her own in another town and can visit her parents only now and then.
  • now or never
    сейчас или никогда
    It is now or never that I will buy a new car.
  • nowhere near
    не достаточно, не хватает; даже близко нет
    There was nowhere near enough food for all the campers, so we decided to buy some more.
  • null and void
    потерявший законную силу, бесполезный
    Though the document was signed and sealed it was null and void.
  • number cruncher
    Miss Adams is a good number cruncher and she likes to work with numbers.
  • number of (things or people)
    какое-то (неопределённое) число вещей или людей
    There are a number of things Tim is going to do on the weekend.
  • number one
    собственная персона, собственное "я"
    "I am speaking about myself; after all number one is what I know most about."
  • nurse (someone) back to health
    ухаживать за больным
    When her little son was seriously ill, Martha spent many days trying to nurse him back to health.
  • nurse a grudge
    иметь зуб на кого-либо
    Margaret hated her ex-husband was nursing a grudge toward him for years.
  • nuts about (someone or something)
    сходить с ума по кому-либо \ чему-либо
    Bob has been nuts about boats and ships ever since he was a boy of ten.
  • nuts and bolts (of something)
    основные сведения о чём-либо
    The nuts and bolts of the research were carefully discussed by the student and his mentor.