• Значение идиомы crackpot

    [crackpot] {n.}, {attrib. adj.}, {informal} 1. {n.} An eccentric person with ideas that don’t make sense to most other people. Don’t believe what Uncle Noam tells you – he is...

  • Значение идиомы brown-bagger

    [brown-bagger] {n.}, {slang}, {informal} A person who does not go to the cafeteria or to a restaurant for lunch at work, but who brings his homemade lunch to work in...

  • Значение идиомы stake a claim

    [stake a claim] {v. phr.} 1. To claim ownership of land by drivingstakes to show boundaries. The gold hunters staked claims in theWest. 2. {informal} To claim a person or...

  • Значение идиомы make haste

    [make haste] {v. phr.} To move fast; hurry. – Rarely used inspeaking. The dog wriggled into one end of the hollow log, and therabbit made haste to get out the...

  • Значение идиомы high gear

    [high gear] {n. phr.}, {informal} Top speed; full activity. Production got into high gear after the vacation. An advertisingcampaign for the new toothpaste promptly moved into high gear.

  • Значение идиомы pull out

    [pull out] {v. phr.} 1. To withdraw; leave unceremoniously. Thedefeated army hastily pulled out of the occupied territories. 2. Toleave. The train pulled out of Grand CentralStation just as the...

  • Значение идиомы on the run

    [on the run] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In a hurry; hurrying. Janecalled “Help!” and Tom came on the run. Modern mothers are usuallyon the run. 2. Going away from...

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