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Советы для изучающих английский язык. Snowy idioms

29.09.2016

Зима близко! Рассмотрим интересные выражения, в которых используется слово "snow".

white as a sheet/white as a ghost/white as snow/white as the driven snow
очень бледный, белый
Примеры:
Marilyn turned as white as a sheet when the policeman told her that her son had been in a car wreck.
Did something scare you? You're white as a sheet!
We have a new kitten whose fur is white as the driven snow.


snow someone or something in
блокировать кого-либо или что-либо
Примеры:
The sudden storm snowed us in.
The storm snowed in most of the people in town.


snow someone or something under with something/snow someone or something under
обременять, затруднять (обычно используется для описания чрезмерного объема работы)
Примеры:
The busy season snowed us all under with too much work.
The heavy workload snowed under the office staff.


snow bunny
тот, кто учится кататься на лыжах
Примеры:
This little slope is for snow bunnies.
Most of the snow bunnies come here to socialize.


snow job
систематическая ложь, обман, скрывающий правду
Примеры:
You can generally tell when a student is trying to do a snow job.
This snow job you call an explanation just won't do.


snowed in
быть задержанным из-за большого количества снега
Примеры:
The snow was so deep that we were snowed in for three days.
Being snowed in is no problem if you have enough food.


snowed under
исключительно занятый
Примеры:
Look, I'm really snowed under at the moment.
Can this wait? He really has been snowed under with work.



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