Буква K

  • keep books

    вести учёт

    Marion's job is to keep books for a traveling agency in New-York.
  • kangaroo court

    неправедный суд, незаконное разбирательство

    "I refuse to be convicted by a kangaroo court!"
  • keep an eye on (someone or something)

    присматривать за кем-либо \ чем-либо

    "The puppy is very naughty. Please keep an eye on it."
  • keep an open mind about (something)

    быть гибким, уметь прислушиваться к мнению других

    Garry is not flexible; he is not able to keep an open mind about anything.
  • keep a stiff upper lip

    не терять мужества, не падать духом, не вешать носа, держаться молодцом

    "I want you to keep a stiff upper lip whatever happens."
  • keep (something) under one's hat

    держать что-либо в секрете, не распространяться, помалкивать

    Liz is very secretive; she won't tell me what her plans for the future are. She prefers to keep them under her hat.
  • kick the bucket

    умереть, "сыграть в ящик"

    Alan hoped he would kick the bucket before he is as old as his Grandfather.
  • keep a cool head

    сохранять спокойствие в трудной ситуации

    "I know the situation is difficult and stressful, but I want you to keep a cool head."
  • keep cool

    сохранять спокойствие

    Felix failed to keep cool when he was accused of stealing the money.
  • keep a straight face

    сохранять невозмутимое выражение лица; стараться не засмеяться

    It is difficult to keep a straight face when you see something funny.
  • keep on (doing something)

    продолжать делать что-либо

    The teacher tells the pupils to be more attentive, but they keep on making the same mistakes again and again.
  • kiss and makeup

    мириться, (досл. поцеловаться и помириться)

    Mary and her husband often argue, but then they kiss and make up.
  • kill two birds with one stone

    убить двух зайцев", выполнить два действия сразу

    He decided to kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a computer and having it serviced.
  • keep one's eye on the ball

    быть внимательным, не упускать из виду основной цели

    "I wish you could keep your eye on the ball or you will never make any progress with your Italian."
  • keep one's shirt on

    сохранять спокойствие, не нервничать, не горячиться

    During the meeting everybody was agitated; Nick was the only one who was able to keep his shirt on.
  • keep one's ear to the ground

    держать ухо востро"

    I have been keeping my ear to the ground since I heard the rumors that the President of the company is going to retire.
  • keep on one's toes

    быть бдительным, внимательным

    Mark tried to keep on his toes during a grammar test.
  • keep a secret

    держать в секрете, не разглашать тайну

    The task, in which Quentin was engaged, should be kept a secret.
  • know one's own mind

    быть уверенным в себе; знать, что делать

    "Don't tell me what to do; I know my own mind."
  • keep one's head

    сохранять спокойствие, присутствие духа, владеть собой, "не терять головы"

    Jordan is as cool as a cucumber; he always keeps his head in emergences.
  • keep one's chin up

    не унывать, "не вешать носа"

    Sam put his finger under Jen's chin and looked into her eyes. "Keep your chin up, Jennie," he said.
  • keep house

    вести домашнее хозяйство

    "What is the name of the woman who keeps house for Mr. Johnson?"
  • keep (someone) posted

    держать кого-либо в курсе, осведомлять

    "I want you to keep me posted about the development of the events."
  • keep from (doing something)

    мешать делать что-либо, воздерживаться от каких-либо действий

    Duncan made a funny grimace and Lucy couldn't keep from laughing.
  • keep (someone) in line

    заставить кого-либо вести себя как следует

    It was difficult for the young teacher to keep her students in line.
  • keep one's nose clean

    не нарываться на неприятности

    Jacob was never able to keep his nose clean, and eventually he got into trouble.
  • keep time

    следить за временем (в соревновании, в игре)

    John had to keep time during the basketball game.
  • keep up with the times

    следить за модой

    Pat tries very hard to keep up with the times.
  • keep a civil tongue

    вежливо, учтиво говорить; избегать грубостей

    The patient was warned to keep a civil tongue when talking to the doctor.
  • know one's ABCs

    знать основное о чём-либо, иметь базовые знания

    The woman in the library knew her ABC's and could quickly give me the information I needed.
  • keep (someone) from (doing something)

    препятствовать, мешать кому-либо делать что-либо

    Very often television keeps children from doing their homework.
  • keep one's eyes open

    смотреть в оба, быть настороже

    "I've been keeping my eyes open and have seen a nice sofa at a reasonable price."
  • keep up with the Joneses

    пытаться быть наровне с другими

    Leo didn't bother about keeping up with the Joneses.
  • keep up with the news

    следить за новостями, быть в курсе событий

    In order to keep up with the news my father watches TV every day.
  • kick up one's heels

    веселиться, резвиться

    They kicked up their heels at Bob's birthday party last week.
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