bottom dollar — последний доллар
if you say you can bet your bottom dollar that something will happen or is true, you mean you are completely certain You can bet your bottom dollar she won't apologize.
the movement of people with education and skills from their own country to another country where they are paid more for their work There is a brain drain of British mathematicians to the United States.
“Cache” comes from the French verb cacher, meaning “to hide,” and in English is pronounced exactly like the word “cash.” But reporters speaking of a cache (hidden hoard) of weapons or drugs often mispronounce it to sound like cachet—“ca-SHAY” —a word with a very different meaning: originally a seal affixed to a document, now a quality attributed to anything with authority or prestige. Rolex watches have cachet.
to change to another side or point of view She came over dizzy, when she looked downwards. – Она почувствовала головокружение, когда посмотрела вниз. The sky came over dark while I was working. – Пока я работал, стемнело.
verb (used with object)
to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
someone who keeps something that they do not really want in order to prevent anyone else from having it Stop being such a dog in the manger and let your sister ride your bike if you're not using it.
собака на сене
even so — despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"
all the same, however, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, withal, still, yet
1. an often large, finely divided leaf, esp. as applied to the ferns and certain palms.
a leaflike expansion not differentiated into stem and foliage, as in lichens.
листовидный отросток у определённых видов растений, лист папоротника; лист пальмы
if you tell someone you are going to see a man about a dog, it is a way of saying that you do not want to tell them where you are really going, especially when you are going to the restroom I won't be long. I'm just going to see a man about a dog.
1. a small bit of appetizing food, as spicy meat, fish, cheese, or a preparation of chopped or creamed foods, often served on crackers or small pieces of toast, for eating at cocktail parties or other gatherings where drinks are served with no other food.
2. an appetizer, as a relish or more elaborate preparation, served before or as the first course of a meal.
-(n) An item that looks exactly like an original product but lacks the expensive designer label and is replaced with a fake one. Usually costs half the price with half the style appeal.
— (v) to imitate, copy, or plagiarize: to knock off designer dresses in cheap materials.
— имитация ; подделка
present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability.
непроявившийся, в скрытом состоянии Franklin Roosevelt mobilized himself and his latent talent for leadership. He found his voice, and his voice defined America.
if someone or something lives up to people's expectations or a particular standard, they are as good as they were expected to be Did the trip live up to your expectations?
He's striving to live up to his reputation as a world-class athlete.
including all or every part of something He's been pressing for the organization to move, lock, stock, and barrel, from Paris to Brussels.
все полностью; все целиком; со всеми причиндалами, всё вместе взятое; со всеми потрохами
One who is uncontrolled and therefore a serious and unpredictable danger. For example, We can't trust her to talk to the press she's a loose cannon. This metaphoric expression alludes to cannon mounted on the deck of a sailing ship, which if dislodged during combat or a storm could cause serious damage to both vessel and crew by sliding about. Its figurative use dates from the first half of the 1900s.
кормить, питать, поддерживать Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in the world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
Barely tolerated; agreed to but unwillingly. For example, They rarely put a non-academic on the panel, so obviously I was there on sufferance .
This expression uses sufferance in the sense of "toleration," a usage obsolete except in this idiom.
path of least resistance — the easiest way; "In marrying him she simply took the path of least resistance"
путь наименьшего сопротивления
tаkе the path of least resistance — пойти по пути наименьшего сопротивления
a scanty income or remuneration.
ничтожное жалование; подачка; жалкие гроши This entire process ensured maximum employment at, I am sure, a pittance of a wage.
People earning a pittance will take years just to save this small amount.
to accept unpleasant behavior or an unpleasant situation, even though you do not like it He's not easy to live with — I think Jo puts up with a lot.
I can put up with a house being untidy but I don't like it to be dirty.
He's impossible! How do you put up with him?
мириться с; мириться; потерпеть I'm afraid you would have to put up with that for the time being.; вытерпеть; выдержать; примириться
slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué
пикантный; скабрёзный In an interview with " GQ " magazine, she gives details of how the affair came to be and what surprised a lot of people, the racy photos accompanying the article.
merely average; commonplace; mediocre: just a plain, run-of-the-mill house; a run-of-the-mill performance.
Synonyms: garden-variety, pedestrian, nothing to write home about, quotidian, average, ordinary, plain, vanilla, plain vanilla, plain Jane
Deliberately putting someone an unfavorable situation that he/she would not like. I decided to screw him over by stealing his test and changing all the answers.
(transitive, slang) To cheat someone, or treat them unfairly
подставить, подвести You do not screw your friends over.
1. To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him.
2. To induce or compel (someone) to do something, especially by fraud or force: We were shanghaied into buying worthless securities.
обманом вовлечь в неприятность; добиваться чего-либо нечестным путём или принуждением; завлечь куда-л. силой или угрозой; поставить в трудное положение
Conventional attribute of street preacher, who would stand on soap box and say sermon, and thus, term denoting preacher-like behavior. — Dude, you shouldn't be doing that before marriage.
— Yeah, right. Want a soap box?
an evening party or other gathering given usually at a private house, esp where guests are invited to listen to, play, or dance to music
[from French, from Old French soir evening, from Latin sērum a late time, from sērus late]
званый вечер, суаре Everybody at the soiree sure had a good time. We were flying down to Cancun, but Sergei's parents couldn't get a visa for Mexico, so I planned a little soiree at the country club.
Recognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait
займи очередь, ты не один такой Seth smiled into the senior partner's wrath. " If you want to threaten me, Mr. Treadwell, you'll have to take a number . "