all in a day's work
all in the day's work
Unpleasant or bad but to be expected; not harder than usual; not unusual.
Что-то неприятное, но чего можно было ожидать или от чего можно легко избавиться.
Keeping ants away from a picnic lunch is all in the day's work.
When the car had a flat tire, Father said that it was all in a day's work.
Oh, don’t worry, it was all in a day’s work.
О, не переживай, это был пустяк, не проблема.
all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Too much hard work without time out for play or enjoyment is not good for anyone. A proverb.
Bill's mother told him to stop studying and to go out and play, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Busy at a job; doing work.
The teacher was soon hard at work correcting that day's test.
Jim is at work on his car.
blue collar worker
A manual laborer who is probably a labor union member.
Because Jack's father is a blue collar worker, Jack was so anxious to become an intellectual.
Work that is done not to do or finish anything important, but just to keep busy.
When the teacher finished all she had to say it was still a half hour before school was over. So she gave the class a test for busy work.
have one's work cut out
To stop; quit.
All right, now - let's cut out the talking.
He was teasing the dog and Joe told him to cut it out.
He kept bothering her, so finally she told him to cut it out. However, he wouldn’t knock it off until her larger brother appeared.
To displace in favor.
Tony cut Ed out with Mary.
John cut out two or three other men in trying for a better job.
Made ready; given for action; facing. Often used in the phrase "have one's work cut out for one."
Mary agreed to stay with her teacher's children all day; she did not know what was cut out for her.
If Mr. Perkins wants to become a senator, he has his work cut out for him.
Suited to; fitted for.
Warren seemed to be cut out for the law. It was clear very early that Fred was cut out to he a doctor.
To remove by cutting.
The child likes to cut out pictures from the newspaper and to paste them in a notebook.
get down to business
get down to work
To start being serious; begin to face a problem to be solved, or a task to be accomplished.
Gentlemen, I'm afraid the party is over and we must get down to business.
go like clockwork
go off like clockwork
run like clockwork
To run smoothly and regularly like the workings of a clock; go smoothly and without difficulty; go on time or as planned.
Работать без сбоев, как было запланировано; работать "как часы".
The car's motor went like clockwork after Bob fixed it.
The birthday party went off like clockwork and everyone had a good time.
We installed new equipment and it runs like clockwork.
Мы установили новое оборудование, и оно отлично работает.