Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом tail

Словосочетания со словом tail

before one can say Jack Robinson
between two shakes of a lamb's tail
in the twinkling of an eye
Very quickly; suddenly. An overused phrase.
Очень быстро; неожиданно.
Before I could say Jack Robinson, the boy was gone.
She could do it in two shakes of a lamb’s tail.
Она могла это делать быстро и без затруднений.
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
О человеке, который полон энергии.
Gary was fantastic! He arrived bright-eyed and bush-tailed at 7 am and worked with us all day.
Гарри просто молодец! Он приехал в 7 утра таким бодрым и работал с нами целый день.
cows tail
A person who is behind others.
John was the cow's tail at the exam.
Fred was always the old cow's tail for football practice.
get off one's case
get off one's back
get off one's tail
To stop bothering and constantly checking up on someone; quit hounding one.
"Get off my case!" he cried angrily. "You're worse than the cops."
To stop criticizing or nagging someone.
"Get off my back! Can't you see how busy I am?"
get off one's tail
To get busy, to start working.
OK you guys! Get off your tails and get cracking!
go into a tailspin
go into a nose dive
To fall or go down badly; collapse; give up trying.
The team went into a tailspin after their captain was hurt, and they were badly beaten.
To become very anxious, confused, or mentally sick; give up hope.
The man went into a tailspin after his wife died and he never got over it.
heads or tails
The two sides of a coin, especially when the coin is tossed in the air in order to decide which of two alternatives are to be followed.
Tom tossed a quarter in the air and said, "Tails, I win; heads you win."
hightail it
To travel fast; move rapidly.
After school, Frank would hightail it home.
The two men who held up the bank hightailed it out of town.