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    №21 in the long run — eventually; before all is over; finally; after many changes of fortune, successes and failures
    1. He filled a pipe and tried his best to feel that, after all, in the long run Dinny would be happier unmarried to him. (J. Gals¬ worthy)
    2. “Naturally 1 don’t approve of them,” said Emery, still uncertain whether he felt more annoyed or pleased at Clayton’s insistence that in the long run they were both good fellows more or less on the same side. (J. Lindsay)
    3. Hospital meant charring as far as work went but in its social atmosphere it meant something more interesting, more romantic, and, in the long run, more respectable. (J. Wain)
    Note: In the long run means ‘over a period of time’ or ‘at the end of a long period of time’. In the end means ‘something less vague’. It is a more particular point of time.
    In the long run it will not matter to us whether we stay at Brighton or Hastings. They are both seaside towns so 1 cannot understand why my parents are making such a fuss about the choice.
    But: In the end we decided to stay at Brighton because my mother said there was more to do there if it rained. I must tell him about it in the end.

    в ответ на: English idioms #50227
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    №20 to put (set) somebody (something) right — to restore to order, to a good condition; to correct something, or some¬ body’s ideas
    1. This is Dr. Bulcastle. He’s going to see what can be done to put you right again. (J. Wain)
    2. I was thinking about our awful misunderstanding and wonder¬ ing how on earth I could put it right. (A. Cronin)
    3. He got a small model made and tried it out one afternoon, but it wasn’t a success. He was a stubborn boy and he wasn’t going to be beaten. Something was wrong, and it was up to him to put it right. (W. S. Maugham)

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    №19 to be in a predicament — to be in a dangerous, awkward or unpleasant situation
    1. I felt a sharp anger against him for the predicament in which he had placed me. (A. Cronin)
    2. … he had not realized, what circumstances were soon to teach him, that his predicament was not one that could be improved by thinking. (J. Wain)
    3. To them he narrated Veronica’s predicament and they imme¬diately offered to adopt the child as soon as it was born — or say a month after. (A. Coppard)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50225
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    at heart — in one’s heart; in one’s heart of hearts; in one’s secret heart; in one’s inmost self
    1. “The trouble with you, Bill,” said Nan, “is that for all your noisy Labour Party views you’re a snob at heart.” (I. Murdoch)
    2. He went home, uneasy and sore at heart, for this concerned two people of whom he was very fond, and he could see no issue that was not full of suffering to both. (J. Galsworthy)
    3. Short of the most convincing proofs he must still refuse to believe for he did not wish to punish himself. And all the time at heart — he did believe. (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50224
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    to make a fuss about (over) — to complain or be angry about unimportant things
    1. “Don’t make such a fuss, Mother,” he whispered, on the plat-form, after she had kissed him. “I’ve only been away a short time.” (G. Gordon)
    2. “Fella, darling,” he said, “just don’t make a fuss. If there’s one thing I cannot stand it’s women making a fuss.” (I. Murdoch)
    3. But nobody’s going to make a _fuss about lifting a pair of boots from one of the toffs. (K. Prichard)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50222
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    it is no use crying over spilt milk (to cry over spilt milk) — to spend time uselessly regretting unfortunate events
    1. “Well, I judge there’s no use crying over spilt milk. Com¬mand me in any way. 1 am your very faithful servant.” And turning round, he went out. (J. Galsworthy)

    2. “Oh, dear me!” exclaimed Carrie. Then she settled back with a sigh. “There is no use crying over spilt milk,” she said. “It’s too late!” (Th. Dreiser)
    3. And the grass — those great places had no grass, he believed! The blossom, too, was late this year — no blossom before they left! Well, the milk was spilled! (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50221
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    but for (except for) — if it had not been for (if it was
    not for)
    1. But for that your uncle would have been dead long ago. (J. Galsworthy)
    2. It was curious to reflect that, but for his meeting with these down-and-outs, he would never have been able to continue in his new life. (J. Wain)
    3. But for the war it might never have developed in Ferse, but you can’t tell. (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50220
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    to sit up late (to keep late hours) — not to go to bed
    at the usual hours
    1. Alf and Morris swore they could not sleep. They wanted to sit up all night in order to get down to the wagon on time. (K. Prichard)
    2. Bless you! Don’t sit up too late. Anne’s rather in the dumps. (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50219
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    to let the cat out of the bag — to disclose a secret
    1. From the warmth of her embrace he probably divined that he had let the cat out of the bag, for he rode off at once on irony. (J. Galsworthy)
    2. I shouldn’t have let the cat out. But there it is — it’s a lucky start for you, my dear fellow. (A. Cronin)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50218
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    in high (great, good) spirits — cheerful
    1. The young woman wore a bunch of violets and seemed in high spirits. (Th. Dreiser)
    2. Carrie reached home in high good spirits, which she could scarcely conceal. (Th. Dreiser)
    3. He was pleased to see the architect in such high spirits and left him to spend the afternoon with Irene, while he stole off to his pictures, after his Sunday habit. (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50217
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    what’s up? — what is going on? what’s the matter?
    1. “What’s up?” said Adrian to a policeman. (J. Galsworthy)
    2. “What’s up, lad?” — “You made me think of my mother.” (J. Braine)
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    3. You’d better wait here, and I’ll go in first and pretend I haven’t seen you, otherwise she’ll guess there’s something up. (D. Cusack)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50216
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    to let oneself in for — to be persuaded to do something
    1. I let myself in for several hours’ boredom every day, Dixon. A couple more won’t break my back. (K. Amis)
    2. Oh, God, Christine, you don’t want to come to that, you’ll be bored stiff. How have you let yourself in for it. (A. Christie)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50215
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    as good as — practically, almost, nearly
    1. You’ll be as good as new in six months or dead in twelve. (D. Cusack)
    2. You see, I’m an only child. And so are you — of your mother. Isn’t it a bore? There’s so much Expected of one. By the time they’ve done expecting, one’s as good as dead. (J. Galsworthy)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50214
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    to slip (out of) one’s mind (memory) — to forget
    1. Perhaps you really have a friend called Merde and it slipped your mind. (J. Wain)
    2. … that the main purpose of my visit had slipped from his failing memory. (A. Cronin)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50213
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    all along — from the very first, from the very begin¬ning (it implies ‘over a period of time’ or ‘during that period’)
    1. Miss Boland is the daughter of a close friend. Thus, all along, he regarded her as his own responsibility. (A. Cronin)
    2. Savina realized now that all along she had felt a secret superiority to Edna. (M. Wilson)
    3. That’s what I suppose I intended doing all along. (M, Wilson)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50212
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    so far (as yet) — up to now, all the while up to now
    1. Hm! May I ask what you have said so far? (B. Shaw)
    2. Thirty years ago five doctors gave me six months to live, and I’ve seen three of them out so far. (D. Cusack)
    3. So far you are right. (W. S. Maugham)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50211
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    to feel for someone — to sympathize with
    1. Oh, thank you much, Mr. Grump, I know you would feel for us in our trouble. (R. Aldington)
    2. He remained absurd, but the sincerity of his passion excited one’s sympathy. I could understand how his wife must feel for him. (W. S. Maugham)
    3. Well, he has told me all his story. I feel for him so much. (H. James)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50210
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    to keep (a person) in the dark — to hide things from a person; to keep things secret
    to be in the dark about — not to know about or not to understand fully, not to be in the know
    to keep (a thing) dark — to keep it a secret

    1. He must keep Bunder absolutely and permanently in the dark about Dogson and his mission to reveal the secrets of the drug traffic. (J. Wain)
    2. Besides, she was in the dark about his feeling now. (J. Gals¬ worthy)
    3. I don’t see how anyone else but Parker could have sent it. Depend upon it, his own man. But keep it dark — we don’t want to alarm him just yet. (A. Christie)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50209
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    to take (catch) somebody unawares — to surprise to be caught unawares — to be taken by surprise
    1. When I am caught unawares I usually tell the truth. (I. Mur¬doch)
    1. The use of his first name took Wormold unawares. (Gr.
    Greene)

    в ответ на: English idioms #50208
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    to be getting on (to, for, in) — to draw near
    1. “Hello, Max,” he said pleasantly. “You’re getting on in years.” “Oh, I’m just getting ready for my finals, then I’ll bloom again.” (M. Wilson)
    2. Dr. Galbraith was getting on in years. (A. Cronin)
    3. It was getting on to the time for their usual fortnight at the seaside. (W. S. Maugham)
    4. It’s getting on for one o’clock. It’s not fair to your work. (G. Gordon)

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