Буква W

  • wade into

    нападать, присоединяться к (драке)

    Paul was quick to wade into the boys with his fists flying.
  • wag one's chin

    болтать, молоть языком

    Liza met Wanda in the tea room, and she wagged her chin with an old friend for a long time.
  • wait on (someone) hand and foot

    делать всё возможное для кого-либо, служить верой и правдой

    Moira is a spoiled child because her parents wait on her hand and foot.
  • wait tables

    подавать еду (в ресторане или кафе)

    To earn some pocket money Tina was waiting tables in the college cafeteria.
  • wait up (for someone)

    ждать кого-либо (не ложиться спать)

    When I lived with my parents, either my mother or my father always waited up for me when I went out.
  • wait with bated breath

    ждать с нетерпением; ждать, затаив дыхание

    Jack waited with bated breath for the results of his medical tests.
  • wait-and-see attitude

    нерешительная, выжидательная позиция

    If you are uncertain about something, it's always wise to take a wait-and-see attitude.
  • waiting in the wings

    быть готовым к чему-либо

    The vice-president of the company was waiting in the wings to help the chairman to conduct the meeting.
  • wake the dead

    быть способным разбудить \ поднять мёртвых

    Last night our neighbors were making enough noise to wake the dead.
  • walk a tightrope

    рисковать, "ходить по канату"

    In a job like his a man is walking a tight rope all the time, and he'd better be quick on his feet if he doesn't want to fall down.
  • walk all over (an opponent)

    одержать лёгкую победу

    Our basketball team walked all over the other team at the spring competition.
  • walk all over (someone)

    использовать кого-либо в своих корыстных целях или интересах

    Jill is so friendly and helpful that people walk all over her.
  • walk away/off with (something)

    стащить, унести без разрешения

    I would never believe that a thief walked off with a safe full of money in broad daylight.
  • walk down the aisle together

    пожениться, пойти к алтарю

    Lester Fisher and Margaret McBright walked down the aisle together on January 15.
  • walk of life

    общественное положение, род занятий

    People from every walk of life enjoy watching movies.
  • walk on air

    чувствовать себя очень счастливым или взволнованным

    Mary has been walking on air since she won in the state lottery.
  • walk on eggs

    быть очень осторожным

    I must walk on eggs if I want to comply with the requirements of my job.
  • walk out

    забастовать

    The workers who walked out on strike on Monday were fired on Tuesday.
  • walk out of (something)

    внезапно уйти, покинуть что-либо

    John didn't say he wasn't coming back; he just walked out of the room
  • walk out on

    бросать, уходить от кого-либо

    The man walked out on his wife and children.
  • walk the floor

    шагать взад и в перёд

    In his office my boss walked the floor, trying to reach a decision.
  • walk the plank

    быть вынужденным уйти с работы

    David was forced to walk the plank when the new owner bought the business.
  • walking papers

    известить кого-либо об увольнении

    Mr. Goodchild was not satisfied with Jack's work and gave him his walking papers.
  • Walls have ears

    нас могут услышать (и у стен есть уши)

    "It's a secret. Speak in a low voice. Walls have ears, you know."
  • waltz off with (something)

    добиться лёгкой победы в чём-либо

    Garry waltzed off with the chess tournament yesterday.
  • want for nothing

    ни в чём не нуждаться

    I know that Silvia wants for nothing, yet she is not satisfied with her life.
  • warm one's blood/heart

    согреть, согреваться, оживляться

    When the Parkers came to visit on a cold night, Mr. Simon offered them a drink to warm their blood.
  • warm the bench

    сидеть на скамье запасных

    Tom Smith has been warming the bench for three football seasons.
  • warm the cockles of (someone's) heart

    радовать кого-либо, согревать душу

    They treated him as if he had just come back from the North Pole, and it warmed the cockles of his heart.
  • warm up

    разминаться, готовиться к игре

    The football coach told them to warm up before the match.
  • warm up to (someone or something)

    оживляться, становиться заинтересованным или дружелюбным

    It takes an hour or so for some children to warm up to strangers.
  • warts and all

    всецело, включая что-либо плохое

    Jordan seems to like Leila warts and all.
  • wash one's dirty linen in public

    говорить о личных проблемах публично; выносить сор из избы, перемывать грязное бельё

    Sam felt a strong distaste for the washing anybody's dirty linen in public.
  • wash one's hands of (someone or something)

    отказаться от ответственности за кого-либо \ что-либо, "умыть руки"

    Sam Davidson washed his hands of politics long ago.
  • washed up

    конченый, загубленный, изнурённый

    Sullivan looks awfully sad. I hear his business has collapsed and he is all washed up.
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