• Значение идиомы ring true

    [ring true] {v. phr.} To have a tone of genuineness; soundconvincing. I believed his sob story about how he lost his fortune, because somehow it all rang true.

  • Значение идиомы shake down

    [shake down] {v. phr.} 1. To cause to fall by shaking. He shooksome pears down from the free. 2. {informal} To test, practice, getrunning smoothly. The captain shook downhis new...

  • Значение идиомы disappear

    [disappear] or [evaporate] or [vanish into thin air] {v. phr.} To disappear quickly, without leaving a trace. Money seems to disappear into thin air these days. Jack just vanished into...

  • Значение идиомы Simon Legree

    [Simon Legree] {n.}, {informal} A strict person, especially a boss, who makes others work very hard. Don’t talk on the job; the boss isa real Simon Legree. Everybody avoids the...

  • Значение идиомы sling hash

    [sling hash] {v.}, {slang} To serve food, especially in a cheap, small diner, a drive-in, or short-order restaurant. Jake got a jobslinging hash at the new drive-in restaurant. Jody earned...

  • Значение идиомы walk out

    [walk out] {v.} 1. To go on strike. When the company would notgive them higher pay, the workers walked out. 2. To leave suddenly;especially to desert. He didn’t say he...

  • Значение идиомы rat race

    [rat race] {n.}, {slang} A very confusing, crowded, or disorderlyrush; a confusing scramble, struggle, or way of living that does notseem to have a purpose. The dance last night was...

  • Значение идиомы sterling character

    [sterling character] {n. phr.} A person of irreproachablecharacter; one of the highest professional standards. The nomineefor the Supreme Court must be a sterling character in every possibleway.

  • Значение идиомы high-and-mighty

    [high-and-mighty] {adj.}, {informal} Feeling more important orsuperior to someone else; too proud of yourself. John wasn’tinvited to the party, because he acted too high-and-mighty. Marybecome high-and-mighty when she won the...