Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом water. Страница два

Фразеологизмы со словом water. Страница два

hell and high water
Troubles or difficulties of any kind.
After John's father died he went through hell and high water, but he managed to keep the family together.
hold water
To keep water without leaking.
That pail still holds water.
To prove true; stand testing; bear examination. Usually used in negative, interrogative, or conditional sentences.
Ernest told the police a story that wouldn't hold water.
hot water
into hot water
out of hot water
Used with in, into, out, of.
Беда, трудное положение, неприятности.
Используется с "in", "into", "out", "of".
John's thoughtless remark about religion got John into a lot of hot water.
It was the kind of trouble where it takes a friend to get you out of hot water.
I wish I hadn't gotten into hot water.
Как жаль, что я попал в беду по своей вине.
in low water
Быть на мели, близко к разорению.
He is said to have been in low water.
Говорят, он был на мели.
in smooth water
Преуспевающий, успешный.
He is said to be in smooth water.
Говорят, он преуспевающий.
like water off a duck's back
Without changing your feelings or opinion; without effect.
Advice and correction roll off him like water off a duck's back.
Many people showed him they didn't like what he was doing, but their disapproval passed off him like water off a duck's back.
like water
As something easily poured out or wasted; freely. Usually used in the phrase "spend money like water".
Sailors on shore leave often spend money like water.
During the World Wars, the United States spent money like water.
make one's mouth water
To look or smell very good; make you want very much to eat or drink something you see or smell.
The pies in the store window made Dan's mouth water.
The picture of the ice cream soda made his mouth water.
To be attractive; make you want to have something very much.
Judy collects folk song records, and the records in the store window made her mouth water.