• Значение идиомы stop over

    [stop over] {v.} To stay at a place overnight or for some othershort time while on a trip elsewhere. When we came back fromCalifornia, we stopped over one night near...

  • Значение идиомы strike up

    [strike up] {v.} 1a. To start to sing or play. We were sittingaround the camp fire. Someone struck up a song, and we all joined in. The President took his...

  • Значение идиомы hang around

    [hang around] {v.}, {informal} 1. To pass time or stay near withoutany real purpose or aim; loaf near or in. The principal warned thestudents not to hang around the corner...

  • Значение идиомы out cold

    [out cold] {adv.} or {adj.}, {informal} Unconscious; in a faint. The ball hit Dick in the head and knocked him out cold for tenminutes. They tried to lift Mary when...

  • Значение идиомы wrap up

    [wrap up] or [bundle up] {v. phr.} 1. To put on warm clothes; dresswarmly. Mother told Mary to wrap up before going out into thecold. 2. {informal} To finish. Let’s...

  • Значение идиомы sight-read

    [sight-read] {v.} To be able to play music without memorization byreading the sheet music and immediately playing it. Experienced, good musicians are expected to be able to sight-read.

  • Значение идиомы section gang

    [section gang] or [section crew] {n.} A group of railroad workerswho watch and repair a number of miles of track. The section crewwas called out to fix the broken bridge.

  • Значение идиомы to a T

    [to a T] or [to a turn] {adv. phr.} Just right; to perfection;exactly. The roast was done to a turn. His nickname, Tiny, suited him to a T. Compare: TO...

  • Значение идиомы play up

    [play up] {v.} To call attention to; talk more about; emphasize. The coach played up the possibilities, and kept our minds off ourweaknesses. The director played up the woman’s glamor...

  • Значение идиомы horn in

    [horn in] {v.}, {slang} To come in without invitation or welcome;interfere. Often used with “on”. Jack would often horn in onconversations discussing things he knew nothing about. Lee hornedin on...

  • Значение идиомы photo finish

    [photo finish] {n. phr.} A close finish in a race of people oranimals, where the camera must decide the actual result, sometimes bymillimeters. The black horse was declared the winner...

  • Значение идиомы play the field

    [play the field] {v. phr.}, {informal} To date many differentpeople; not always have dates with the same person. Al had a steadygirlfriend, but John was playing the field. Jim was...