on thin ice
na niepewnym gruncie
playHis rude answer put him on thin ice in the company.
on top of the world
playShe's feeling on top of the world when he won the prize.
on your own initiative
z własnej inicjatywy
playShe realized that she had never
done anything on her own initiative without the motivation of someone else.
once and for all
raz na zawsze
playI tell you once and for all - I am tired of your complaining about your job! There is nothing else you can do.
once in a blue moon
playI only go to the theatre once in a blue moon; I prefer cinema.
out of date
playI don't like this design - it is absolutely out of date to me.
out of print
wyczerpany nakład książki
playI'm sorry but the book you've ordered is out of print.
out of stock
nie być dostępnym w sprzedaży
playI'm so sorry but this camera is out of stock now. Can I propose a different model within the same price?
out of the blue
playThe letter came out of the blue - I didn't expect to hear from him ever again.
out of the ordinary
niezwykły, specjalny, niecodzienny
playMy friend's paintings are out of the ordinary; I've never seen something like that before.
out of the question
playI will not let my son go to France on his own. It is out of the question.
out of this world
playThis restaurant is rather expensive but the food is really out of this world!
over my dead body!
po moim trupie!
playI want to sell our house. Over my dead body! That house will never be sold.
over the counter
playI'm afraid you can't buy this medicine over the counter, you must have a prescription.
pay tribute to sb/sth
wyrażać (komuś) swoje uznanie, oddawać hołd
playIn 1992, a concert was held at Wembley Stadium to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury from Queen.
pins and needles
playI've got pins and needles in my leg! I have to move it.
przyznać się do winy
playHaving seen his face on security video-tape he couldn't use his alibi any longer and finally pleaded guilty.
poke/stick your nose into sth
wtykać nos w
playShe's always poking her nose into other people's business.
pop the question
playAfter seven years of dating, I finally popped the question to my girlfriend.
playHe hit the jackpot and quite unexpectedly got pretty penny on his bank account.
obiecywać złote góry
playShe was very disappointed with the job. They promised wonders when they hired her but nothing came true...
pull somebody's leg
nabierać, drażnić się
playMary had me fooled for a while, but finally I realized she was just pulling my leg.
put in jeopardy
narazić na niebiezpieczeństwo
playAs the Ambassador didn't want to put the staff in jeopardy, they were all dismissed and sent home.
put one's foot down
playMy boss wanted me to work on weekends but I was brave enough to put my foot down.
playThe press are putting pressure on the minister to resign.
put sb through hell
zrobić komuś piekło na ziemi, spowodować cierpienie
playOur boss put us through hell before he admitted that actually it wasn't our fault that we had failed with the deadline.
put sb/be at a disadvantage
stawiać kogoś/być w niekorzystnej sytuacji
playThe fact that the company's office was moved to the different part of the town has put me at a disadvantage. Now I have to commute almost one hour to get there.
playAfter years in the rat race she's finally decided to quit and spend more time with her family.
read sb's hand
wróżyć z ręki
playShe wanted the Gypsy woman to read her hand and find out about her future.
playBecause of all the red tape she didn't get her visa on time and had to cancel her holidays in Mexico.
playTomorrow is my red-letter day - I am getting promoted.
ring the bell
brzmieć znajomo, kojarzyć się z czymś
playI don't know where I might have met him, but the name rings the bell.
rise and shine
playCome on! Rise and shine. We've got to leave now.
safe and sound
cały i zdrowy
playTo everybody's relief, he returned safe and sound from the storm.
scared to death
playLast night I was scared to death when I discovered that someone was following me.
see pink elephants
widzieć białe myszki
playTim has a drinking problem. He drinks till he sees pink elephants.
człowiek, który sam się dorobił, zrobił karierę
playThe idea of self-made man is one of the most important concepts in America.
sell like hot cakes
sprzedawac sie bardzo szybko
playThe album of this new Irish rock group sells like hot cakes - people ask for it everyday.
playMuch blood was shed during the war.
shoot the breeze
playShe can sit with her friend for hours doing nothing but shooting the breeze!
popis, mający na celu zdobycie poklasku
playDon't worry. We still have the chance. His lawyer's defence speech was nothing more but a rhetorical show-off.
snap one's fingers
playMusic often inspires people to clap or snap their fingers.
i co z tego?
playShe's angry at you. So what? I don't like her anyway.
i co z tego? kogo to obchodzi?
playI know that Mary is jealous of me. So what?
spitting image of sb
uderzająco podobny do kogoś
playBelieve it or not but he is the spitting image of Dan Ackroyd.
porządny, solidny posiłek
playNo wonder you feel sick! All you've been eating recently are those instant soups! Get yourself one square meal a day and you will be fine.
Stand and deliver!
pieniądze albo życie!
play'I said - stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya!'
(Metallica "Whiskey in the Jar")
zupełnie goły, całkiem nagi
playThe small children playing on the beach were stark naked.
steer away from
trzymać się z daleka
playIf I were you I would steer away from this guy. He is a womaniser - don't waste your time with him.
step by step
krok po kroku
playDon't try to teach her everything at one time, do it step by step.
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 ;/