Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом crow

Фразеологизмы со словом crow

as the crow flies
By the most direct way; along a straight line between two places.
It is seven miles to the next town as the crow flies, but it is ten miles by the road, which goes around the mountain.
bone to pick
crow to pick
have a bone to pick
pick a bone
A reason for dispute; something to complain of or argue about. Often used jokingly.
"I have a bone to pick with you," he said.
There was always a crow to pick about which one would shave first in the morning.
I accept your apology and will let bygones be bygones. However, I do have a bone to pick with you.
crow before one is out of the woods
To be glad or brag before you are safe from danger or trouble. Usually used in negative sentences, often as a proverb, Don't crow before you are out of the woods.
John thought his team would win because the game was almost over, but he didn't want to crow before they were out of the woods.
Often used in a short form, out of the woods.
Mary nearly died during the operation, and she is not out of the woods yet.
crown jewels
The crown, staff, and jewels used for the crowning of a king or queen; the crown and jewels representing royal power and authority.
The crown jewels are handed down from one king to the next when the new king is crowned.
eat crow
To admit you are mistaken or defeated; take back a mistaken statement.
Дословно: съесть ворону. Признавать свою ошибку или поражение. Брать назад ошибочное высказывание.
John had boasted that he would play on the first team; but when the coach did not choose him, he had to eat crow.
Fred said he could beat the new man in boxing, but he lost and had to eat crow.
He had no option but to eat crow and admit that his analysis was wrong.
Ему ничего не оставалось, кроме как проглотить свою гордость и признать, что его анализ был ошибочным.
Therapist counsel: "Call your boyfriend and eat crow. Tell him it was a knee-jerk decision."
two's company; three's a crowd
An informal way to express a situation when two people desire privacy and a third one is present. A proverb.
Beth and Carl wanted to be alone so when Maggie joined them they said, "Two's company; three's a crowd."