Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом about

Фразеологизмы со словом about

That's about the size of it!
Informal way to say: What you said is true or the rumor or the news is true.
"I am told you're leaving our firm for Japan," Fred said to Tom. "That's about the size of it," Tom replied with a grin.
about face
A sudden change of course or a decision opposite to what was decided earlier.
Her decision to become an actress instead of a dentist was an about face from her original plans.
about one's ears
around one's ears
bring down about one's ears
bring down around one's ears
pull down about one's ears
pull down around one's ears
To or into complete collapse, defeat, or ruin; to the destruction of a person's plans, hopes, or happiness.
They planned to have factories all over the world but the war brought their plans down about their ears.
John hoped to go to college and become a great scientist some day, but when his father died he had to get a job, and John's dreams came crashing around his ears.
about time
Finally, but later than it should have been; at last.
Mother said, "It's about time you got up, Mary."
The basketball team won last night. About time.
about to
Close to; ready to. Used with an infinitive.
We were about to leave when the snow began.
I haven't gone yet, but I'm about to.
Having a wish or plan to. Used with an infinitive in negative sentences.
Freddy wasn't about to give me any of his ice-cream cone.
"Will she come with us?" asked Bill. "She's not about to," answered Mary.
bandy about
To spread rumors or whisper secrets.
The news of Jim and Mary's divorce was bandied about until everyone at the office had heard it.
be about to do something
To be at the moment of doing something, to be ready
This idiom is often used with the adverb just.
I was just about to leave when you telephoned.
Oh, hi, John. We're just about to eat dinner.
We were about to leave the house when the phone rang.
I’m sorry that I broke in. What were you about to say?
be nuts about
To be enthusiastic or very keen about someone or something; be greatly infatuated with someone.
Hermione is nuts about modern music.
"I am nuts about you, Helen," Jim said. "Please let's get married!"