as happy as a flea in a doghouse
очень счастливый и довольный
Since she moved to a smaller apartment, my mother is as happy as a flea in a doghouse.
С тех пор как она переехала в квартиру поменьше, моя мама неимоверно счастлива.
A large jail or prison.
The rapist will spend many years in the big house.
bring down the house
To start an audience laughing or clapping enthusiastically.
Заставить слушателей смеяться или вызвать бурные аплодисменты.
The principal's story was funny in itself and also touched their loyalties, so it brought down the house.
The President made a fine speech which brought down the house.
She brought down the house by the performance.
Она покорила весь зал выступлением.
An insane asylum.
They took Joe to the bughouse.
Joe's gone bughouse.
burn one's house to get rid of the mice
Дословно: сжечь дом, чтобы избавиться от мышей. Потратить много средств для достижения малой цели, обычно по глупости.
He got into troubles. He could burn his house to get rid of the mice.
Он попал в неприятности. Он мог пожертвовать многим, чтобы избавиться от незначительной неприятности.
A house of ill repute, a house of prostitution.
Massage parlors are frequently cathouses in disguise.
eat one out of house and home
To eat so much as to cause economic hardship.
Our teenaged sons are so hungry all the time that they may soon eat us out of house and home.
To overstay one's welcome.
We love Bob and Jane very much, but after two weeks we started to feel that they were eating us out of house and home.
A place where people see many funny things and have tricks played on them to make them laugh or have a good time.
The boys and girls had a good time looking at themselves in mirrors in the fun house.