Идиомы на букву Q

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  • quake in one's boots
    трястись от страха
    While walking along a dark alley, Tony was quaking in his boots.
  • queer as a three-dollar bill
    очень странный (как банкнота в 3 доллара)
    What John showed me is the strangest thing I have ever seen; it is as queer as a three-dollar bill.
  • quick and dirty
    сделанный на скорую руку, тяп-ляп
    The methods that the firm has chosen to cut expenses are quick and dirty.
  • quick as a flash
    с быстротой молнии, в мгновение ока
    The lightening struck a tree in the garden; it happened quick as a flash.
  • quick as a wink
    очень быстро, молниеносно
    I turned around to look at the speeding car, and quick as a wink it was gone.
  • quick as greased lightning
    очень быстро, мгновенно
    My dog started chasing a cat, but the cat jumped up the fence quick as greased lightning.
  • quick buck
    лёгкие деньги
    The shoe factory was only interested in making a quick buck, but they were not interested in product quality.
  • quick on the draw
    быстро реагирующий, прыткий
    The man was quick on the draw; he drew a gun and began shooting.
  • quick on the trigger
    импульсивный, быстро реагирующий
    John is quick on the trigger; he acts and responds very fast.
  • quick on the uptake
    понятливый, смышлёный
    In spite of his age, the little boy is quick on the uptake and does sums very well.
  • quick one
    выпить по маленькой (одна рюмка алкоголя перед каким-либо мероприятием)
    Mike often stops at this bar for a quick one on his way home from work.
  • quid pro quo
    квипрокво, взаимные уступки
    To solve their dispute the authorities and the taxi-drivers gave up some of their demands in a quid pro quo effort.
  • quiet as a mouse
    тихий как мышь
    "Stay where you are till I come back and be as quiet as a mouse."
  • quite a (something)
    определенно, несомненно
    Little Jim is quite an artist and everybody admires his pictures.
  • quite a bit
    много, достаточно
    I had quite a bit of magazines to look through, so I decided not to buy any books.
  • quite a few
    There are quite a few English books in my home library.
  • quite a lot
    There is quite a lot of time left before the party.
  • quite a number
    Quite a number of people gathered near the Town Hall.
  • quote a price
    назначать цену (заранее)
    I asked the computer company to quote a price to install my new computer.