Идиомы на букву N
next to nothing
почти ничего, очень малоWilly is a very ignorant person; he knows next to nothing.
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.
ничего не выйдет, этот номер не пройдёт"Nothing doing. I am not going to let you use my computer again."
(кредит) без первого взносаI know that I can buy a microwave oven at this shop with nothing down.
nothing if not (something)
прежде всего; крайне, в высшей степениJohn was never impulsive; he was nothing if not cautious.
nothing of the kind
ничего подобногоMy 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 выбораBetty 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 порядкеI 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 особенногоThere 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."