keep sth under one's hat
trzymać coś w tajemnicy They tried to keep it under their hat but it soon became obvious that she is pregnant.
the other side of the coin
druga strona medalu Fame has the other side of the coin as well.
make up one's mind
postanowić, zdecydować się He finally made up his mind!
change a fly into an elephant
robić z igły widły Gee! She doesn't have an evening dress?! It's just friends' party - why does she have to change a fly into an elephant!
easier said than done
łatwiej powiedzieć, niż zrobić I know it's easier said than done but in my opinion you should challenge it.
on thin ice
na niepewnym gruncie His rude answer put him on thin ice in the company.
hit the nail on the head
trafić w sedno Right! Nothing to add! You've just hit the nail on the head!
it goes without saying
to oczywiste, nie ma dwóch zdań Oh, Amy you should marry him! It goes without saying.
leave no stone unturned
poruszyć niebo i ziemię, zastosować wszystkie środki I may need to leave no stone unturned but I will find this book!
put in jeopardy
narazić na niebiezpieczeństwo As the Ambassador didn't want to put the staff in jeopardy, they were all dismissed and sent home.
cry for the moon
chcieć gwiazdki z nieba Oh, come on! Be realistic! It's like crying for the moon! We cannot afford it.
obiecywać złote góry She was very disappointed with the job. They promised wonders when they hired her but nothing came true...
człowiek, który sam się dorobił, zrobił karierę The idea of self-made man is one of the most important concepts in America.
read sb's hand
wróżyć z ręki She wanted the Gypsy woman to read her hand and find out about her future.
przelewać krew Much blood was shed durning the war.
ups and downs
radości i smutki, zmienne koleje losu Their relationship was full of ups and downs.
take sth for granted
przyjmować coś za rzecz oczywistą, naturalną Never take love for granted. It has to be cherished to last.
put sb/be at a disadvantage
stawiać kogoś/być w niekorzystnej sytuacji The fact that the company's office was moved to the different part of the town has put me at a disadvantage. Now I have to commute almost one hour to get there.
on the market
w sprzedaży, na rynku ... zobacz całą notatkę