• Значение идиомы take it easy

    [take it easy] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. or [go easy] or [takethings easy] To go or act slowly, carefully, and gently. – Often usedwith “on”. Take it easy. The roads...

  • Значение идиомы string along

    [string along] {v.}, {informal} 1. To deceive; fool; lead ondishonestly. Mary was stringing John along for years but she didn’tmean to marry him. George told the new boy that he...

  • Значение идиомы ride out

    [ride out] {v.} To survive safely; endure. The captain orderedall sails lowered so the ship could ride out the storm. Jackdecided to ride out his troubles by saying that he...

  • Значение идиомы frame of mind

    [frame of mind] {n. phr.} One’s mental outlook; the state of one’spsychological condition, There is no use trying to talk to himwhile he is in such a negative frame of...

  • Значение идиомы high jinks

    [high jinks] {n. phr.}, {informal} Noisy or rough gaiety; wildplay; tricks. The sailors were on shore leave, and high jinks wereto be expected. The high school seniors engaged in high...

  • Значение идиомы filthy lucre

    [filthy lucre] {n.}, {informal} Money, especially when thought ofas bad or shameful. When the rich gambler tried to make Sarah marryhim, she said, “Keep your filthy lucre – I shall...

  • Значение идиомы have a ball

    [have a ball] {v. phr.}, {slang} Enjoy yourself very much; have awonderful time. Johnny had a ball at camp. Mary and Tim have aball exploring the town. After their parents...

  • Значение идиомы lay to rest

    [lay to rest] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To put a dead person into agrave or tomb; bury. President Kennedy was laid to rest inArlington National Cemetery. 2. To get rid...

  • Значение идиомы dry up

    [dry up] {v.} 1. To become dry. The reservoir dried up during the four-month drought. 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. The Senator’s influence dried up when...

  • Значение идиомы in one’s shell

    [in one’s shell] or [into one’s shell] {adv.} or {adj. phr.},{informal} In or into bashfulness; into silence; not sociable;unfriendly. After Mary’s mother scolded her, she went into hershell. The teacher...

  • Значение идиомы about face

    [about face] {n.} A sudden change of course or a decision opposite to what was decided earlier. Her decision to become an actress instead of a dentist was an about...

  • Значение идиомы clock

    [clock] See: AGAINST TIME or AGAINST THE CLOCK, AROUND THE CLOCK or THE CLOCK AROUND, PUT BACK THE CLOCK or TURN BACK THE CLOCK, GO LIKE CLOCKWORK or GO OFF...

  • Значение идиомы vicious circle

    [vicious circle] {n. phr.} A kind of circular or chain reaction inwhich one negative thing leads to another. Some people take so manydifferent kinds of medicine to cure an illness...