Идиомы и фразеологизмы английского со словом water. Страница три

Фразеологизмы со словом water. Страница три

meet one's Waterloo
To be defeated; lose an important contest. (After Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo.)
After seven straight victories the team met its Waterloo.
John fought instead of running, and the bully met his Waterloo.
Smelling or looking very good to eat.
It was a mouth-watering meal.
of the first water
Of the finest quality; superior; very good; best.
The jeweler chose diamonds of the first water for the queen's crown.
The dance program at graduation was of the first water.
on the wagon
be on the wagon
water wagon
Participating in an alcohol addiction program; not touching any alcoholic beverage.
Jim's doctor and his family finally managed to convince him that he was an alcoholic and should go on the wagon.
pour oil on troubled waters
To quiet a quarrel; say something to lessen anger and bring peace.
The troops were nearing a bitter quarrel until the leader poured oil on the troubled waters.
still waters run deep
Quiet people probably are profound thinkers. A proverb.
Спокойные люди вероятно более глубоко мыслят. (Пословица)
He doesn't say much, but he sure looks smart. Well, still waters run deep, isn't that true?
Get the impression that Nathan is not very smart. He never says anything.
Don't be so sure. Still waters run deep, you know.
Мне кажется, Натан не очень умен. Он никогда ничего не говорит.
Не будь так в этом уверен. В тихом омуте черти водятся, знаешь ли.
throw cold water on
dash cold water on
pour cold water on
To discourage; say or do something to discourage.
We had high hopes of victory but our opponents soon threw cold water on them.
Henry's father threw cold water on his plans to go to college by saying he could not afford it.
throw the baby out with the bath
throw the baby out with the bathwater
To reject all of something because part is faulty.
God knows that there are weaknesses in the program, but if they act too hastily they may cause the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater.