chew something over
playI can't give you the answer today. I simply need to chew it over.
playI wanted to ask Mary out but I chickened out at the last moment.
choose a soft option
pójść na łatwiznę
playHe gets on my nerves! Whenever there is something challenging, he always chooses a soft option.
come in handy
playNever throw away your notes - they may come in handy one day.
come to terms with sth
pogodzić się z czymś
playShe can't come to terms with the fact that she was fired for being late all the time.
playI wish my dreams would come true one day.
come what may
niech się dzieje co chce
playI don't care that he is going to be there with his new girlfriend! I will be at the party tonight come what may.
commit a blunder
playHe committed a blunder asking Sue about her husband, while everybody knows that she is divorced.
ktoś, kto preferuje siedzący tryb życia - cały dzień siedzi na kanapie, je chipsy i ogląda telewizję ;-)
playOur 9-year-old son is a real couch potato who wants to spend all his free time watching television.
krokodyle (nieszczere) łzy
playI don't feel sorry for her. They're only crocodile tears.
cry for the moon
chcieć gwiazdki z nieba
playOh, come on! Be realistic! It's like crying for the moon! We cannot afford it.
curiosity killed the cat
ciekawość to pierwszy stopień do piekła
playDon't ask her any questions about her marriage. Remember, curiosity killed the cat.
playListen! Reported Speech is dead easy - I can explain it to you if you want...
dead on time
playI can't be late - Jack always arrives dead on time!
playMary is not happy with her marriage - actually, it is a dead-end relationship.
playHe's been working all day and night; he must be dog tired.
playMary's been working in my company for donkey's years and I won't sack her now.
dull as ditchwater
nudny jak flaki z olejem
playThe guy I'm going to the wedding with is nice enough, but as dull as ditchwater. I had better take my walkman...
ease sb's mind
playThe doctor tried to ease his mind about his daughter's illness.
easier said than done
łatwiej powiedzieć, niż zrobić
playI know it's easier said than done but in my opinion you should challenge it.
easy come easy go
łatwo przyszło, łatwo poszło
playI've lost the money you gave me last week - well, easy come easy go.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
nie ma tego złego, co by na dobre nie wyszło
playOswald was very depressed after being fired but he found another job in just few days. Well, every cloud has a silver lining.
excuse my French
sorry za słówka
playI really wanted to provide the pronunciation to this fucking word "ophthalmologist" but it turned out to be impossible, excuse my French.
faint heart never won fair lady
do odważnych świat należy
playIt's high time we made a decision! C'mon, faint heart never won fair lady.
figure of speech
przenośnia; zwrot, wyrażenie retoryczne
playWhen I said it was a battle to the death it was just a figure of speech.
first and foremost
playWe need peace and stability first and foremost - these are the most important
for a change
playShe always seemed rather serious so it was nice to see her laugh for a change.
for a laugh
playThey put salt in his tea just for a laugh but he didn't find it funny.
for all the tea in China
za nic na świecie
playOh, come on! I am not going to ask him such question! Not for all the tea in China!
playJane has gone to France - for good. She's not coming back.
playHer name's Diana or Di for short.
for the sake of
playI know that this treatment is unpleasant but you should try it for the sake of your health.
for the time being
playThat is all what we can offer for the time being but the service is still developing.
bank rezerw federalnych, przenośnie: bardzo dobrze strzeżone miejsce
playMy house is now like Fort Knox but I had to do it - I was burgled three times last month.
free and easy
swobodny, wyluzowany, luźny
playI don't mind going to work as the atmosphere in my office is free and easy.
from A to Z
od A do Z; w całości, gruntownie
playI respect Mr Wilson as he's a brilliant teacher who knows his subject from A to Z.
from cover to cover
od deski do deski
playI always read detective stories from cover to cover; they're so exciting!
from head to foot
od stóp do glów
playThe dog was covered in mud from head to foot.
od samego początku
playI learned Spanish from scratch at university.
from the bottom of one's heart
z głębi serca
playI would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your help.
playThe 'Pythons' are famous for their gallows humour.
Get a move on!
playCome on, get a move on! I don't want to be late.
playI can't stand your behaviour any more. Get lost!
get on sb's nerves
działać (komuś) na nerwy
playTurn that music down! It's getting on my nerves.
get out of my face!
zejdź mi z oczu!
playI didn't ask you for your silly comments. Get out of my face!
get straight to the point
przejść do sedna
playCarol! Could you just get straight to the point? You want to borrow some money, right?
playI tried to be nice to him but finally he went too far! I simply told him to get stuffed...
get the message
załapać, zrozumieć coś
playHe finally got the message and left Mary and John alone together.
get up on the wrong side of the bed
wstać lewą nogą
playYou'd better avoid Mark today - he got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
give sb their due
oddawać komuś sprawiedliwość
playMike's not very talkative , but to give him his due, you can always count on him.
Przepraszam BarbaraM87 czy masz te wszystkie idiomy w jakimś pliku?
Brakuje mi dosłownego tłumaczenia danego idiomu.
Szkoda że nie ma takiej opcji - drukuj, bo trudno jest to ogarnąć samemu. :(
czy ma ktoś może ten plik w pdf lub wordzie? i by się podzielił bo nie da się skopiowac:(
Witam, szkoda że nie ma opcji sugestii tłumaczenia poszczególnych idiomów. #16 ups and downs aż się prosi o wzloty i upadki.
idiomy to już wyższa szkoła jazdy.... myślałem że dla mnie już na zawsze pozostaną tajemnica
ja bym "learn by heart" przetłumaczył: wykuć na blachę a
"go for a song" sprzedać za bezcen.
jak bedzie przecedzanie komara polykanie wielblada?
faktycznie mógłby ten wykaz być w nieco wygodniejszej formie ale ogólnie baza na plus i część nie była mi znana
Czy może ktoś przesłać pik w wordzie bądź pdf? w żaden sposób nie mogę skopiować ;/