• Значение идиомы read over

    [read over] {v. phr.} To read hurriedly in a rather superficialmanner. The professor said he had no time to read my essaythoroughly but that he had read it over and...

  • Значение идиомы step out on

    [step out on] {v. phr.} To be unfaithful to one’s marriage partneror steady lover. It is rumored that he has been stepping out on hiswife. That’s why she’s so upset.

  • Значение идиомы the three R’s

    [the three R’s] {n. phr.} riting, reading, and rithmetic, thethree basic skills of an elementary education. Barry has completedthe three R’s, but otherwise he has had little formal education.

  • Значение идиомы in a bind

    [in a bind] or [in a box] {adv. phr.}, {informal} Likely to havetrouble whether you do one thing or another. Sam is in a bindbecause if he carries home his...

  • Значение идиомы horse sense

    [horse sense] {n.}, {informal} A good understanding about what todo in life; good judgment; wisdom in making decisions. Bill hadnever been to college, but he had plenty of horse sense....

  • Значение идиомы weasel out

    [weasel out] {v. phr.} To renege on a previous promise; not keep anobligation for some not always straight reason. I’m so tired Ithink I am going to weasel my way...

  • Значение идиомы come of

    [come of] {v.} 1. To result from. After all the energy we spent on that advertising campaign, absolutely nothing came of it. 2. To become of; happen to. “Whatever became...

  • Значение идиомы reckon without

    [reckon without] {v.} To fail to consider as one of the thingswhich might change a situation; not think about. The committee forthe class picnic party made careful plans for a...

  • Значение идиомы safety blitz

    [safety blitz] {n.} A defensive play in football in which thedefensive safety man makes a quick run to tackle the offensivequarterback. Bob’s safety blitz kept Tom from making a touchdown.

  • Значение идиомы think little of

    [think little of] {v. phr.} Think that isnot important or valuable. John thought little of Ted’s plan forthe party. Joan thought little of walking two miles to school. Contrast: THINK...

  • Значение идиомы foul-up

    [foul-up] {n.} 1. {informal} A confusedsituation; confusion; mistake. The luncheon was handled with onlyone or two foul-ups. 2. {informal} A breakdown. There was afoul-up in his car’s steering mechanism. 3....

  • Значение идиомы eagle eye

    [eagle eye] {n.} Sharp vision like that of an eagle; the ability tonotice even the tiniest details. The new boss keeps an eagle eye onall aspects of our operation.