A physical or psychological weakness named after the Greek hero Achilles who was invulnerable except for a spot on his heel.
Ахилесова пята; слабое место кого-либо или чего-либо.
John's Achilles' heel is his lack of talent with numbers and math.
The lack of skilled workers was the Achilles' heel of the government's plans to prepare for the Olympics.
Нехватка обученных рабочих была ахиллесовой пятой правительственных планов по подготовке к олимпийским играм.
A cemetery in the old Wild West where cowboys and cops and robbers used to be buried with their boots on. Hence, jokingly, any cemetery.
Good old Joe, the cowboy, is resting comfortably in the nearby boot hill.
grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
grass is always greener on the other side of the hill
We are often not satisfied and want to be somewhere else; a place that is far away or different seems better than where we are.
Мы часто не удовлетворены текущим положением вещей и хотим быть в другом месте; место, которое далеко и кажется лучше чем то где мы сейчас находимся - лучше там где нас нет.
John is always changing his job because the grass always looks greener to him on the other side of the fence.
The man believes that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and he always wants to change jobs.
Человек верит, что трава всегда зеленее по ту сторону забора, и он всегда хочет сменить работу.
head for the hills
To get far away in a hurry; run away and hide. Often used imperatively.
Head for the hills. The bandits are coming.
He saw the crowd chasing him, so he headed for the hills.
When they saw the mean boy coming, they all headed for the hills.
if the hill will not come to Muhammad, Muhammad will go to the hill
If one person will not go to the other, then the other must go to him. A proverb.
Grandfather won't come to visit us, so we must go and visit him. If the hill won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad will go to the hill.
make a mountain out of a molehill
To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important.
Делать из маленькой проблемы большую; "делать из мухи слона".
You're not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying.
Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty won't speak to her; Betty is making a mountain out of a molehill.
Calm down. There's really nothing to worry about. You're making a mountain out of a molehill.
Успокойся. Здесь не о чем беспокоиться. Ты "делаешь из мухи слона".
not worth a hill of beans
not worth a red cent
not worth a dime
not worth a tinker's damn
Not worth anything; valueless.
As a bricklayer he was not worth a tinker's damn.
I am not familiar with the subject so my opinion would not be worth a tinker's dam.
old as the hills
older than the hills
Very old; ancient.
Очень старый; античный.
"Why didn't you laugh?" she asked. "Because that joke is as old as the hills," he answered.
This canard is older than the hills.
Эта газетная «утка» уже с бородой.