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Фразеологизмы со словом break

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a dog's breakfast
беспорядок
The new secretary made a dog's breakfast out of the filing system!
Новая секретарша устроила полную неразбериху в системе заполнения!
break a habit
kick the habit
To stop a bad habit.
Бросить вредную привычку.
I want you to break your habit of smoking two packets of cigarettes a day.
Я хочу, чтобы ты бросил свою привычку выкуривать по две пачки сигарет в день.
Once a child becomes accustomed to chewing his nails, it’s difficult to kick the habit.
The doctor advised the heavy cigarette smoker that her heart had become damaged and that she should kick the habit right away.
break a law
Нарушать закон.
Laws like promises shouldn’t be broken.
Законы, как обещания, не следует нарушать.
break a leg
Дословно: сломай ногу
Таким образом англоговорящие люди желают друг другу удачи. Это выражение – примерный эквивалент русского выражения "ни пуха, ни пера".
"Break a leg!" the director called to the lead actor.
"Ни пуха, ни пера!" крикнул режиссер главному актеру.
I’ve got an exam tomorrow.
Break a leg!
Thank you!
У меня завтра экзамен.
Ни пуха, ни пера!
К черту!
break away
break loose
To liberate oneself from someone or something.
Jane tried to break loose from her attacker, but he was too strong.
During the bad storm, the boat broke loose from the landing and drifted out to sea.
One bicyclist broke loose from the pack of racers and pulled ahead towards the finish line.
break camp
To take down and pack tents and camping things; take your things from a camping place.
The scouts broke camp at dawn.
break down
(stress on down) To smash or hit (something) so that it falls; cause to fall by force.
The firemen broke down the door.
To reduce or destroy the strength or effect of; weaken; win over.
Потерять самообладание; потерять выдержку.
By helpful kindness the teacher broke down the new boy's shyness.
Advertising breaks down a lot of stubbornness against change.
The girl broke down and started to cry.
Девочка не выдержала и разрыдалась.
To separate into elements or parts; decay.
Water is readily broken down into hydrogen and oxygen.
After many years, rocks break down into dirt.
To become unusable because of breakage or other failure; lose power to work or go.
The car broke down after half an hour's driving.
His health broke down.
When the coach was sick in bed, the training rules of the team broke down.
I just bought my new car yesterday and already it has broken down.
The elevator broke down, so we walked all the way up to the top floor.
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go back on
break even
To end a series of gains and losses having the same amount you started with; have expenses equal to profits; have equal gain and loss. Stress on even.
The storekeeper made many sales, but his expenses were so high that he just broke even.
If you gamble you are lucky when you break even.