Идиомы на букву T

  • throw the book at (someone)
    сурово наказать кого-либо
    Because it was the third time Sam Jordan had been caught speeding, the judge threw the book at him.
  • throw together (people)
    оказаться в группе случайных людей
    A group of strangers was thrown together when the storm trapped them in the mountains.
  • throw up
    тошнить, извергать рвотные массы
    Susan took the medicine but threw it up a minute later.
  • throw up one's hands (in defeat)
    отказаться от попыток, признать себя побеждённым, махнуть рукой на что-либо
    I was not sure that I would succeed in my venture, so I threw up my hands.
  • throw up one's hands (in despair/frustration)
    возвести руки вверх в порыве отчаяния или разочарования
    I threw my hands up in despair; I didn't know whom to turn for help.
  • throw/pitch someone a curve
    сбить кого-либо с толку
    John threw me a curve about the hiring of new employees.
  • thrust and parry
    словесная перепалка
    The meeting looked more like thrust and parry debate than a real session.
  • thumb a lift/ride
    путешествовать бесплатно на попутных машинах
    Martin and Jimmy, who were hitch-hiking, thumbed a lift to the nearest town.
  • thumb one's nose at (someone or something)
    смотреть с неодобрением на кого-либо \ что-либо, воротить нос
    Sofia thumbed her nose at her mother's request to stay home on Saturday.
  • thumb/hitch a ride
    путешествовать (бесплатно) на попутных машинах
    Martin and Jimmy, who were hitch-hiking, thumbed a lift to the nearest town.
  • thumb/leaf through (something)
    листать что-либо (книгу, журнал)
    Steve absent-mindedly thumbed through a News Week magazine while he was waiting for me.
  • thumbnail sketch
    краткое описание кого-либо \чего-либо
    All the books of this author include a thumbnail sketch of the plot.
  • thumbs down on (someone or something)
    не одобрять что-либо или чьи-либо действия
    I intend to vote thumbs down on the policy of our department.
  • thumbs up on (someone or something)
    одобрять что-либо или чьи-либо действия
    We were very pleased that everybody had voted thumbs up on our project.
  • tickle (someone's) fancy
    понравиться кому-либо, возбудить интерес
    I was too tired that day and going out did not tickle my fancy.
  • tickled pink
    быть очень довольным
    Bobby was tickled pink with his new bike.
  • tide (someone) over
    помочь кому-либо продержаться (в трудной ситуации)
    Jeffrey sold his car to tide himself over his period of unemployment.
  • tidy sum of money
    довольно большая сумма денег
    Samuel decided to sell his shop and hoped to get a tidy sum of money from the sale.
  • tie (someone's) hands
    мешать, связать кому-либо руки
    Mr. Brown hoped his son would not quit school, but his hands were tied; Jim was old enough to decide it himself.
  • tie (someone) up in knots
    сильно нервничать или беспокоиться
    The thought of going to the dentist to have her tooth pulled tied Tina up in knots.
  • tie down (someone or something)
    обязать выполнять условия, связывать, привязывать
    The baby naturally tied Rita down, and she was not so active socially as before.
  • tie in (something) with (something)
    связывать что-либо с чем-либо
    The detectives tied in the fingerprints on the man's gun with those found on the safe.
  • tie the knot
    соединиться узами брака
    Brian and Lucy had been dating for a year before they decided to tie the knot.
  • tie up (a boat)
    привязать (лодку), поставить на прикол
    They tied up their yacht at the pier when the storm was brewing.
  • tie up (someone)
    занять чьё-либо время (полностью)
    I am afraid that the meeting will tie me up until noon.
  • tie up (something)
    ограничить условиями (переход имущества или денег по наследству)
    The father tied up the money in his daughter's marriage settlement.
  • tie up (traffic)
    ограничить движение транспорта
    The crash of two cars tied up the traffic downtown.
  • tie up with (someone or something)
    вступить в сотрудничество с кем-либо \ чем-либо
    Their company has tied up with another firm to support the art festival.
  • tied to one's mother's apron strings
    держаться за мамину юбку, быть зависимым от матери
    Even after Jeffery grew up, he was still tied to his mother's apron strings.
  • tied up
    быть занятым
    He can't see you now. He's tied up on the telephone.
  • tight spot
    трудная ситуация
    The school lacked skilled teachers, so the director was in a very tight spot.
  • tight squeeze
    трудная финансовая ситуация
    The Browns aren't going on a holiday this year; they are in a tight squeeze.
  • tighten one's belt
    пойти на лишения, "затянуть потуже пояс"
    When the father lost his job, the family had to tighten their belts.
  • tightfisted/closefisted (with money)
    Ogden's father is tightfisted with money, and he wouldn't give his son an allowance.
  • tilt at windmills
    сражаться с ветряными мельницами, донкихотствовать
    Leo is a bore; when it comes to departmental meetings, he wastes everybody's time by constantly tilting at windmills.