to be with two people who are having a romantic relationship and who would prefer to be alone Yes, thank you, I'd love to go to the cinema, if you two are sure you don't mind me playing gooseberry.
Быть третьим лишним.
Redundant systems, affording mutual backup in the event of one failing. -избыточная система
belt-and-suspenders person — перестраховщик He believes in a belt and suspenders, booking flights from two different airports on different airlines for important trips.
a lay (noun) — песня, сказание, былина
The Lay of Igor's Raid — Слово о полку Игореве
lay (adj.) — 1. belonging to, pertaining to, or performed by the people or laity, as distinguished from the clergy: a lay sermon.
2. not belonging to, connected with, or proceeding from a profession, especially the law or medicine.
— светский; мирской; не имеющий монашеского сана; непрофессиональный
apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.
1. carping, crabby, cranky, cross, nitpicking, niggling, picky, testy. <a captious and cranky eater who's never met a vegetable he didn't hate>
a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
a fleet of such ships.
an opulent supply. an argosy fraught with precious wares — корабль, груженный дорогими товарами
an argosy of railway folklore — неисчерпаемый запас поездных анекдотов
a word composed of parts of two or more words, such as chortle from chuckle and snort and motel from motor and hotel. The term was first used by Lewis Carroll to describe many of the unusual words in his Through the Looking-Glass , particularly in the poem "Jabberwocky."
the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
развязка The reader will spare me the unnecessary obligation of
describing the denouement .
Pushkin "An Amateur Peasant Girl" Читатели избавят меня от излишней обязанности описывать развязку.
А. С. Пушкин "Барышня-крестьянка"