|Idioms, with definitions or synonyms
|all of a sudden - suddenly
||All of a sudden, he quit his job and left town.
|all the same - no difference
||If it's all the same to you, let's go there by bus.
||все равно; без разницы
|as a rule - usually, generally
||As a rule, he goes for a walk after dinner.
|as for - in reference to
||As for me, I liked the book very much. As for the trip, let's talk about it tomorrow.
|at all - (not) in the smallest degree
||She doesn't speak English at all.
|at this point - at this time
||At this point, we can't turn back.
||на данном этапе
|be about to do something - be close to doing something
||I was about to leave when you called.
||быть готовым сделать что-то; собираться сделать что-то
|be broke - have no money at all
||I spent all my money. I'm broke.
||быть без гроша; разориться
|be in charge of something - be responsible for something
||He is in charge of marketing.
||быть ответственным за что-то
|be in good health - be healthy
||She is in good health.
||иметь хорошее здоровье
|be in poor health - be not healthy
||She is in poor health.
||иметь слабое здоровье
|be in good shape - be physically fit
||He exercises regularly, and he is in good shape.
||быть в хорошей форме; быть в порядке
|be in bad shape - be in bad state
||The patient is in bad shape. His affairs are in bad shape.
||быть в плохом состоянии, не в порядке, не в форме
|be on one's way - be already on the way to some place
||I'm on my way. He is on his way; he'll be here in ten minutes.
||быть уже в пути куда-то
|be out of date - be outdated
||This information is out of date.
|be to blame - be responsible for a mistake, for something wrong
||Who is to blame for this awful mistake? Tom is to blame for this mix-up.
||быть виноватым за ошибку, за неправильные действия
|be used to something - be accustomed to something
||I'm used to hard work. He is used to hot weather.
||быть привычным к чему-то
|by heart - by memorizing
||Learn this poem by heart for tomorrow.
|by oneself (by myself, by himself, etc.) - alone; on one's own
||She likes to spend an evening by herself. He did it by himself.
||в одиночку; один
|by the way - incidentally
||By the way, Ann is coming back today.
|come true - become reality
||His dream came true when he met Kate.
|do one's best - try very hard
||I did my best to help him in his work.
||сделать все возможное, все, что в силах
|every now and then - occasionally
||Every now and then I visit my old aunt.
||время от времени
|every other - every second one
||She washes her hair every other day.
||через один; каждый второй
|fall in love - begin to love
||Tom fell in love with Sue at first sight.
|feel like doing something - want to do; be inclined to do something
||I feel like going for a walk. I don't feel like working now; I'd rather watch TV.
||быть склонным к занятию чем-то
|for good - forever
||After her death he left town for good.
|for the time being - for now; at this time
||For the time being, this house is all right for us.
||на данное время
|from now on - since now
||From now on I forbid you to go there.
|get in touch with someone - contact someone
||Get in touch with Mr. Smith for help.
||связаться с кем-то
|get lost - lose one's way
||She got lost in the old part of town.
|get mixed up - get confused
||I got mixed up and went the wrong way.
|get rid of something or someone - dispose of; discard
||He got rid of his old useless car.
||избавиться от чего-то или кого-то
|get to the point - speak directly about the subject; come to the point
||Please get to the point. I don't have much time now.
||перейти к сути дела; начать говорить по существу
|give someone a hand - help someone
||Can you give me a hand with cooking?
|give someone a lift; give someone a ride - take someone to some place by car
||Can you give me a lift to the bank? He gave her a ride in his new Porsche.
||подвезти кого-то куда-то
|in advance - well before
||He told her about his plan in advance.
|in fact - actually; in reality
||In fact, he works as a manager here.
||фактически; в действительности
|in general - generally; generally speaking
||In general, he likes to be alone. He described the place only in general.
||в общем; вообще; обычно
|in other words - using other words
||In other words, you left her when she needed your help.
|in time (to do something) - early enough; before something begins
||I came in time to have a cup of coffee before class.
||вовремя; заранее, чтобы успеть что-то до начала
|it's time - should do it right away
||Hurry up. It's time to go.
||пора (сделать что-то)
|It's worth it. It's not worth it. It's (not) worth buying, visiting, watching, etc.
||Watch this film, it's worth it. Don't buy this coat, it is not worth it. This museum is worth visiting. This film is not worth watching.
||оно того стоит; оно того не стоит; (не) стоит покупать, посещать, смотреть и т.д.
|just in case - to be on the safe side
||Take a little more money, just in case.
||на всякий случай
|Just my luck! - Bad luck! Hard luck!
||They lost my job application. Just my luck!
||Мне всегда не везет!
|keep in mind - bear in mind; consider; remember
||Keep in mind that he may not like this idea.
||иметь в виду; учитывать; помнить
|keep in touch - keep in contact by calling, visiting, etc.
||Good-by! Keep in touch!
||держаться в контакте
|keep one's word - fulfill a promise
||You promised to help me. Keep your word.
||сдержать слово; выполнить обещание
|let it go - forget bad experience; return to normal life
||You can't change anything, so let it go.
||забыть, освободиться от тяжелого переживания
|let someone know - inform someone
||Let me know if you need anything else.
|little by little - step by step; gradually
||Little by little, they saved enough money to buy a car.
|lose one's way - get lost
||I lost my way. Can you help me?
|make friends - become friends
||Anton makes new friends easily.
|make fun of someone or something - laugh at; joke about
||He made fun of her German accent.
||высмеивать кого-то или что-то
|make sense - be logical
||What you say makes sense.
|make up one's mind - decide
||Will you go there? Make up your mind.
|Make yourself at home. - Be comfortable; feel at home.
||Come in, please. Make yourself at home.
||Будьте как дома.
|never mind - don't worry about it; it's not important
||I'm sorry. I lost your book. - Never mind.
||неважно; не беспокойтесь об этом
|not to mention - in addition to
||We have three dogs, not to mention two cats.
||не говоря уже о
|no wonder - not surprising
||He ate three big fish. No wonder he is sick.
|on credit - not having to pay cash right away
||He bought a new car on credit.
|on guard - on the alert
||He is always cautious and on guard.
|on hand - available
||Do you have a calculator on hand?
|on one's own (on my own, on your own, on his own, etc.) - alone; by oneself
||She likes to live and work on her own. I decided to do it on my own.
||в одиночку; один; самостоятельно
|on purpose - intentionally
||I didn't do it on purpose. It just happened so.
||нарочно; с целью
|on second thought - after thinking again
||I'd like to sit on the aisle. On second thought, I'd like a window seat.
||подумав; по зрелом размышлении
|on the alert - on guard
||He is always cautious and on the alert.
||настороже, начеку; бдительный, внимательный
|on the other hand - considering the other side of the question
||I'd like to have a dog. On the other hand, my wife likes cats.
||с другой стороны
|on time - punctually; at the specified time
||Jim is always on time.
||вовремя; в назначенное время
|out of the question - impossible
||Paying him is out of the question!
||не может быть и речи
|pay attention - be attentive
||Pay attention to his words.
|right away - immediately
||It's very important to do it right away.
||сразу же, немедленно
|so far - up to now
||So far, I have read five books by Stephen King.
||до сих пор; пока; к настоящему моменту
|take a break - stop for rest
||Let's take a break. I'm tired.
||сделать перерыв для отдыха
|take care of someone or something - look after; see that something is done properly
||Can you take care of my dog while I'm away? Tom takes good care of his car.
||позаботиться о ком-то или чем-то; присмотреть за
|take into account - consider something
||You must take into account her old age and poor health.
||принять во внимание
|take it easy - relax; be calm
||Take it easy. Everything will be OK.
||не волнуйся, успокойся
|take part in something - participate in something
||Mary is going to take part in the show.
||принять участие в чем-то
|take place - happen
||The accident took place on Oak Street.
||иметь место, случиться
|take time - take a long time
||It takes time to get used to a new place.
||занять много времени
|take turns - alternate doing something one after another
||We went to Minsk by car. We didn't get tired because we took turns driving.
||делать по очереди; меняться местами
|That's just the point. - That's it.
||That's just the point! I hate this job!
||В этом-то и дело.
|that will do - it's enough
||Stop reading. That will do for now.
|under the weather - feeling a little ill, a little unwell
||I'm a little under the weather today.
|up to date - modern, latest, current
||His reports are always up to date.
||современный, с современными данными
|used to do something - did something regularly in the past but not now
||He used to live on Maple Street. I used to play the piano when I was in school.
||в прошлом обычно делал это, но теперь нет
|What's the matter? - What is it?
||What's the matter? What happened?
||В чем дело?
|would rather - prefer
||I'd rather stay at home today.