a man can't live by bread alone
Не хлебом единым жив человек.
A man cannot live by bread alone, so he needs to work to earn money.
Не хлебом единым жив человек, поэтому ему нужно работать, чтоб зарабатывать деньги.
at the ready
Ready for use.
The sailor stood at the bow, harpoon at the ready, as the boat neared the whale.
best thing since sliced bread
Что-то превосходное, самое лучшее.
My kids think their new puppy is the best thing since sliced bread.
Мои дети считают своего нового щенка просто чудом!
bread and butter
The usual needs of life; food, shelter, and clothing.
Ed earned his bread and butter as a bookkeeper, but added a little jam by working with a dance band on weekends.
Thanking someone for entertainment or a nice visit; thank-you.
After spending the weekend as a guest in the Jones' home, Alice wrote the Joneses the usual bread-and-butter letter.
Spoken to prevent bad luck that you think might result from some action.
We'd say "Bread and butter!" when we had passed on opposite sides of a tree.
A written acknowledgment of hospitality received.
Jane wrote the Browns a bread-and-butter letter when she returned home from her visit to them.
John is stuffing his breadbasket again.
burnt child dreads the fire
once bitten, twice shy
A person who has suffered from doing something has learned to avoid doing it again. A proverb.
Once Mary had got lost when her mother took her downtown. But a burnt child dreads the fire, so now Mary stays close to her mother when they are downtown.
give someone his rights
read someone his rights
The act of advising arrested criminals that they have the right to remain silent and that everything they say can be held against them in a court of law; that they have the right to the presence of an attorney during questioning and that if they can't afford one and request it, an attorney will be appointed for them by the State.
The cops gave Smith his rights immediately after the arrest.
To sever a relationship by telling someone that he or she can go and see a divorce lawyer or the like.
Sue gave Mike his rights before she slammed the door in his face.