Идиомы на букву O

  • open (someone's) eyes to (something)
    открыть кому-либо глаза на что-либо
    Dan took pity on Kelly and wanted to open her eyes to what was going on in her family.
  • open (something) up
    открыть что-либо, распаковать
    She was afraid to open the parcel up; it seemed to her there was something horrible in it.
  • open a conversation
    начать разговор
    If you want to open a conversation with a stranger, you'd better start with the weather.
  • open and aboveboard
    (быть) честным, открытым
    Charles Willows and Brothers is a very good consulting company; they are open and aboveboard and they run their business very honestly.
  • open book
    лёгкий для понимания
    James is an open book; it is easy to know what he thinks or feels about things.
  • open fire on (someone)
    открыть огонь по кому-либо; выступить против кого-либо
    The security guard was about to open fire on the man who had got onto the territory of the factory.
  • open for business
    открыться (о магазине, ресторане и т.д.)
    This small jeweler's shop has been open for business since last year.
  • open one's heart to (someone)
    довериться, рассказать о своих чувствах
    There were just the two of us in the compartment and my fellow traveler started to open her heart to me.
  • open Pandora's box
    обнаружить ещё больше проблем, (ящик Пандоры)
    "Don't open Pandora's box; you might discover more problems than you can cope with."
  • open season on (someone or something)
    открыть сезон охоты на кого-либо \ что-либо; свободно критиковать
    "Why are you criticizing me all the time? Have you opened season on me?"
  • open secret
    секрет, ставший всеобщим достоянием; секрет полишинеля
    Silvia is quitting her job, but she doesn't want it to be an open secret.
  • open the door to (something)
    открыть путь к чему-либо, сделать возможным
    The new university program will open the door to many possibilities for the students.
  • open to (something)
    (быть) открытым для новых идей
    Our manager was open to new ideas; and it was interesting to work with him.
  • open up a can of worms
    создать ненужные осложнения или проблемы
    Wanda didn't want to create unnecessary complications; she decided not to open up a can of worms.
  • open up on (someone or something)
    напасть на кого-либо \ что-либо, открыть огонь
    The man with a revolver opened up on the policemen who were trying to detain him.
  • open up to (someone)
    открыться кому-либо, поговорить откровенно
    I have been dealing with a lot of stress lately and it is necessary for me to open up to someone.
  • open with (something)
    начать(ся) с чего-либо
    The parents' meeting opened with a speech from the school psychologist.
  • open-and-shut case
    простое, элементарное дело
    That is a simple and clear matter, and I hope it will be an open-and-shut case.