Идиомы на букву U

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  • under the weather
    плохо себя чувствовать, недомогать
    My Granny looked pale and frail, a trifle under the weather.
  • under the sun
    в этом мире, на земле, на свете
    Jim is always eager to air his views on any subject under the sun.
  • until the cows come home
    бесконечно долго, допоздна
    We are going to throw a New Year's party and stay up until the cows come home.
  • under a cloud
    быть в подавленном состоянии
    Jenny has been under a cloud of depression since her parrot escaped.
  • university of life
    жизненный университет (знания, получаемые в повседневной жизни и труде)
    'University of life' is learning from daily life and work rather than getting higher education.
  • under the table
    незаконная (оплата труда или взятка)
    The boy was paid under the table for the work in Miss Crib's garden.
  • ugly duckling
    гадкий утёнок
    Nancy was the ugly duckling in her family until she grew up.
  • under one's thumb
    всецело во власти кого-либо, под каблуком у кого-либо
    Mr. Richardson is a bully. He keeps all the family under his thumb.
  • up in arms
    быть готовым к борьбе, сопротивлению
    The students are up in arms over the new rule against parties in the dorm.
  • under (someone's) feet
    (путаться) у кого-либо под ногами
    "Get lost! I don't want you to be under my feet while I am working."
  • under one's belt
    накопленный опыт или полученное умение
    Jasmine had to get a lot of knowledge under her belt before the examination.
  • unrequited love
    любовь без взаимности
    Sarah was deeply in love with Jack, but unfortunately it was a case of unrequited love.
  • upset the applecart
    нарушить планы, спутать все карты
    They were enjoying themselves at the party until Kelly came and upset the applecart.
  • use every trick in the book
    использовать всевозможные приёмы
    I am going to use every trick in the book to get rid of my headaches.
  • under age
    (быть) несовершеннолетним
    Such films are not to be shown to children under age.
  • under (someone's) nose
    (находиться) у кого-либо под носом
    I looked high and low for my car keys, but they were right under my nose all the time.
  • under pressure
    испытывая большое напряжение, давление или беспокойство
    Ron's job is dangerous and he is always under pressure at work.
  • under the wire
    в самый последний момент
    His pictures for the exhibition were due on Saturday and they were delivered at the end of the day, just under the wire.
  • under oath
    давать клятву, быть связанным клятвой
    Being under oath, the woman described the scene of the crime as she had seen it that day.
  • under the wings of (someone)
    быть под защитой кого-либо, "под крылом у кого-либо"
    Sue has been under the wings of one of the supervisors since she started to work here.
  • up in the air (about something)
    нерешённый вопрос, неопределённость
    It is still up in the air about our trip to Japan.
  • under fire
    под огнём (критики)
    The police officer was under fire for not conducting the interrogation properly.
  • under arrest
    (быть) под арестом
    Bob Oliver was seen breaking into the neighbor's cottage, and he soon found himself under arrest.
  • under the hammer
    (продать) на аукционе
    The item of furniture I wanted to bid on came under the hammer at $15,000.
  • under the counter
    незаконно, "из-под полы"
    That book had been prohibited, but there was one place you could get it under the counter.
  • under wraps
    скрывать, держать в тайне
    They had a new baseball player, but they kept him under wraps until the game.
  • under one's own steam
    собственными усилиями, без чьей-либо помощи
    I didn't think my husband could repair our car, but he did it under his own steam.
  • under one's nose
    под носом у кого-либо
    The thief walked out of the museum with the stolen picture, right under the nose of the security guards.
  • under one's breath
    Nell told Lucy the news under her breath, but Jane overheard her.
  • under cover
    под прикрытием, тайно
    The police officer Marlow did his work under cover.
  • up-and-coming
    новый, премьерный (о фильме, писателе, певце и т.д.)
    Previews of up-and-coming movies are usually shown before a feature film.
  • upper crust
    сливки общества
    The rich and famous people are often called the upper crust of society.
  • under the influence of (something)
    под влиянием чего-либо (винных паров или наркотиков)
    The police found out that the driver had been under the influence of alcohol when he crashed into a tree.
  • under control
    под контролем
    The fire fighters soon took the fire in the restaurant under control.
  • use one's head/noggin/noodle
    подумать, пошевелить мозгами
    "If you don't remember who has told you about it, then use your head and try to call it to mind."