Идиомы про птиц



  • albatross (around someone's neck) помеха на пути к успеху Jack's lack of a proper education is an albatross around his neck, and it prevents him from getting a good job.

  • as a duck takes to water естественно, как рыба в воде Sofia plunged into the water and started to swim easily and naturally, just as a duck takes to water.

  • as bald as a coot совершенно лысый (похожий на птицу лысуху) My Uncle Robert is as bald as a coot.

  • as crazy as a loon псих My next door neighbor, Miss Darling, is as crazy as a loon.

  • as dead as a dodo мёртвый (как вымершая птица дронт) A car hit a cat, and it was as dead as a dodo after the accident.

  • as easy as duck soup очень легко, без усилий Persuading my father to buy a new computer was as easy as duck soup.

  • as free as a bird свободный как птица I am through with my exams, and now I am as free as a bird.

  • as graceful as a swan грациозный как лебедь The ballet dancer was as graceful as a swan.

  • as happy as a lark очень счастливый, весёлый Maria looked as happy as a lark when she got engaged to Mark.

  • as hoarse as a crow охрипший I had to talk very much that day and was as hoarse as a crow by the evening.

  • as mad as a wet hen взбешённый Peter suspected that Joanna had deceived him and was as mad as a wet hen.

  • as naked as a jaybird голый, "в чём мать родила" Jeremy had a swim in the lake, and when he got out of the water he was as naked as a jaybird.

  • as proud as a peacock очень гордый Ms. Bobtail's son was a good musician, and she was as proud as a peacock of him.

  • as scarce as hen's teeth/scarcer than hen's teethскудный или несуществующий Good hotels in this small town were as scarce as hen's teeth.

  • as silly as a goose очень глупый No wonder nobody takes Julia seriously; she is as silly as a goose.

  • as soft as down мягкий как пух The little girl's fair hair was as soft as down.

  • as the crow flies напрямик, кратчайшим путём (так же прямо, как летит птица) As the crow flies, it is not more than three miles between his house and the station.

  • as wise as an owl очень мудрый (как сова) I often ask my Granny's advise because she is as wise as an owl.

  • bat out of hell очень быстро, мгновенно "What happened? Why did the man left the room like a bat out of hell?"

  • bats in the belfry сумасшедший, эксцентричный I guess my friend has bats in the belfry; his plans are absolutely crazy.

  • bird brain очень глупый, "куриные мозги" Miss Davidson, the secretary, is a bird