give somebody a ring
zadzwonić do kogoś
playI'll give you a ring in the evening.
playYou can't insist on having that your way. There must be some sort of give-and-take.
gnash your teeth
playHell is so terrible that those who go there will weep and gnash their teeth.
playMary gnashes her teeth in frustration.
go back on one's word
cofnąć dane słowo, wycofać sie z obietnicy
playI promised to give Frank some money and I can't go back on my word now.
go for a song
sprzedać bardzo tanio
playThis car went for a song - the owner was leaving the country and wanted a quick sale.
go off the air
zejść z anteny
playThis program was very popular so the information that it went off the air caused a wave of protest.
go to somebody's head
uderzyć do głowy
playPower and success went to his head - he no longer comes to our parties.
go to waste
playI can't bear to see good food going to waste!
playThe most famous gold rush was The California Gold Rush that began in 1848.
good riddance (to bad rubbish)
baba z wozu, koniom lżej
playSo, I hear Rupert has left you? Well, good riddance: he gave you nothing but trouble anyway.
speluna z tanim żarciem
playI'm broke, today we have to eat at this greasy spoon at the corner.
green with envy
zielony z zazdrości
playWhen they see my new boyfriend, all the girls will turn green with envy.
hale and hearty
playJohn looks hale and hearty these days and he's very active.
hands are tied
mieć związane ręce, nie móc nic zrobić
playI would really like to help you but my hands are tied... I have to wait for Mark's decision.
playHands off those chocolates! They are mine!
czas, w którym drinki w pubie są sprzedawane taniej
playLet's go for a drink to that pub round the corner; it's happy hour now.
have a finger in every pie
wtrącać się we wszystko
playI can't stand her any longer! She has to have a finger in every pie! Can't she just mind her own business?
have a narrow escape
cudem uniknąć czegoś, o mały włos
playHe had a narrow escape when he slipped on the stairs.
have an eye for/on the main chance
myśleć o własnej korzyści; mieć własny interes na uwadze
playJerry doesn't bother about other people and only has an eye on the main chance.
have one foot in the grave
być jedną nogą w grobie
playYou know this old lady that lives on second floor? She has one foot in the grave but still behaves as if she were 20. ;-)
have something on the brain
chodzić komuś po głowie
playDo you know this song? I've had it on my brain all day.
have sth at one's fingertips
mieć coś w małym palcu
playYou can always go and ask Tom of anything concerned with maths, he just has it at his fingertips.
have your cake and eat it
wilk syty i owca cała; mieć ciastko i zjeść ciastko
playYou can't have your cake and eat it. If you want high quality you have to pay for it.
heave a sigh
playShe heaved a sigh of relief when she heard the good news.
zabawa w chowanego
playLet's play hide-and-seek! I'm seeking first...
high and low
playWe've searched high and low for this book.
hindsight is always 20-20
mądry Polak po szkodzie
playNow I know I should have stayed in that job, but hindsight is always 20-20 - I couldn't have known it when I was leaving.
hit the nail on the head
trafić w sedno
playRight! Nothing to add! You've just hit the nail on the head!
playMany politicians are believed to accept hush money.
if my memory serves me correctly
jeśli mnie pamięć nie myli
playThat guy's name is Ben - if my memory serves me correctly.
if you like
jeśli masz na to ochotę
play- Shall we stop for a rest?
- Yes, if you like.
in a month of Sundays
na "święty nigdy", nigdy w życiu
playHe will never bring you these CDs, not even in a month of Sundays - just forget it.
in a nutshell
krótko mówiąc, w skrócie
playI don't really like him, in a nutshell, I think he is an idiot.
in a row
playIt was very cold and it snowed for three days in a row.
in a sense
w pewnym sensie
playIn a sense she's right, but I still don't understand her point of view.
in a word
playShe wasn't able to explain this situation to me. In a word, she is guilty.
in bad taste
w złym guście
playTheir house is decorated in such bad taste - where did they get the idea of buying these mock rococo chairs to the living room?
in black and white
playThis agreement is invalid, unless you bring it in black and white.
playIf you buy in bulk, it's 20% cheaper.
in cold blood
z zimną krwią
playHe killed the girl in cold blood just to get the money.
in fits and starts
nierówno, nieregularnie, sporadycznie, zrywami
playHe isn't very persevering; he only works in fits and starts.
in good faith
w dobrej wierze
playThe information is provided in good faith, however we accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.
playI'm writing in haste to let you know that I won't come on Friday.
playShe feels bad about her divorce and she has never spoken about it in public.
in sb's birthday suit
playHe was a very controversial figure - he happened to appear on stage in his birthday suit.
in the interim
playI'll be back in few minutes. In the interim please read the extract from the novel.
in the middle of nowhere
w szczerym polu
playTom didn't take the map with him so after several hours of going in circles we ended up in the middle of nowhere.
in the wash
playOh, I can't put on my red skirt! It's in the wash.
teoretycznie, w teorii
playHis plans always sound great in theory but they don't work in practice.
playThe doctors tried to save the dying man but in vain.
playHow can you say that our soldiers died in vain?!
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 ;/