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Словосочетания со словом blue

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between a rock and a hard place
between the devil and the deep blue sea
Between two dangers or difficulties, not knowing what to do.
Между двух опасностей или трудностей, в состоянии когда неизвестно что предпринять.
The pirates had to fight and be killed or give up and be hanged; they were between the devil and the deep blue sea.
I couldn't make up my mind. I was caught between a rock and a hard place.
Я не мог ничего решить. Я угодил между молотом и наковальней.
The boy was between a rock and a hard place; he had to go home and be whipped or stay in town all night and be picked up by the police.
Мальчик находился между двух огней – он должен был либо пойти домой и быть выпоротым, либо остаться в городе на всю ночь и быть пойманным полицией.
I’m between a rock and a hard place with management. They are determined to jettison a lot of hard-working employees.
Compare:
COMING AND GOING IN A BIND
black and blue
Badly bruised.
В синяках, со следами ударов или ушибов.
Poor Jim was black and blue after he fell off the apple tree.
My shoulder was black and blue after I fell down the stairs.
Мое плечо было в синяках после того, как я свалился с лестницы.
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.
Contrast:
WHITE COLLAR WORKER
blue in the face
Very angry or upset; excited and very emotional.
Дословно: до посинения.
Быть очень сердитым; быть очень возбужденным и эмоциональным.
Tom argued with Bill until he was blue in the face.
Mary scolded Jane until she was blue in the face, but Jane kept on using Mary's paints.
I’ve been arguing with my friend for 5 hours until I was blue in my face.
Я спорил со своим другом 5 часов до посинения.
blue Monday
A Monday when you have to work after a happy weekend.
It was blue Monday and John nodded sleepily over his books.
Housewives sometimes wish they could sleep through blue Monday.
blue-pencil
To edit.
The editor blue-penciled John's manuscript.
bolt from the blue
Something sudden and unexpected; an event that you did not see coming; a great and usually unpleasant surprise; shock.
Что-то неожиданное; непредвиденное событие; шок.
We had been sure she was in Chicago, so her sudden appearance was a bolt from the blue.
His decision to resign was a bolt from the blue.
The chairman's resignation came as a bolt from the blue!
Отставка председателя была громом среди ясного неба.
Compare:
OUT OF THE BLUE
blue blood
Дословно: голубая кровь.
Аристократическое происхождение.
He’s got blue blood.
Он аристократического происхождения.
The art exhibition attracted many of the blue bloods in the town.
Художественная выставка в городе привлекла много людей аристократического происхождения.