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Фразеологизмы со словом ground

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break fresh ground
break new ground
To start a new activity previously neglected by others; do pioneering work.
Начать новый вид деятельности, на который ранее никто не обрашал внимание; быть первооткрывателем.
Albert Einstein broke new ground with his theory of relativity.
To begin something never done before.
The school broke new ground with reading lessons that taught students to guess the meaning of new words.
Scientists have broken fresh ground in their exploration of outer space.
Ученые открыли новые горизонты в исследовании открытого космоса.
break ground
To begin a construction project by digging for the foundation; especially, to turn the formal first spadeful of dirt.
City officials and industrial leaders were there as the company broke ground for its new building.
See also:
break new ground
common ground
Shared beliefs, interests, or ways of understanding; ways in which people are alike.
Bob and Frank don't like each other because they have no common ground.
The only common ground between us is that we went to the same school.
Compare:
in common
cover a lot of ground
cover too litte ground
cover too much ground
To process a great deal of information and various facts.
Professor Brown's thorough lecture on asteroids covered a lot of ground today.
That national commission’s report on urban ghettos covers a lot of ground. Many of the recommendations are too costly to implement.
In his first lecture on Greek philosophers, I thought that our professor covered too little ground.
The class spent two days studying the Revolutionary War, because they couldn't cover that much ground in one day.
cover ground
cover the ground
To go a distance; travel.
Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly.
To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground.
The new infielder really covers the ground at second base.
Herby's new car really covers ground!
To give or receive the important facts and details about a subject.
If you're thinking about a trip to Europe, the airline has a booklet that covers the ground pretty well.
The class spent two days studying the Revolutionary War, because they couldn't cover that much ground in one day.
cut the ground from under
To make (someone) fail; upset the plans of; spoil the argument for (a person) in advance.
Выбить почву из под ног.
Paul wanted to he captain but we cut the ground from under him by saying that Henry was the best player on the team.
Several workers applied for the retiring foreman's job, but the owner cut the ground from under them by hiring a foreman from another company.
The politician cut the ground out from under his opponent.
Политик выбил почву из под ног своего соперника.
ear to the ground
have an ear to the ground
keep an ear to the ground
Attention directed to the way things are going, or seem likely to go, or to the way people feel and think.
The city manager kept an ear to the ground for a while before deciding to raise the city employees' pay.
Reporters keep an ear to the ground so as to know as soon as possible what will happen.
feet on the ground
get one's feet on the ground
keep one's feet on the ground
have one's feet planted firmly in the ground
An understanding of what can be done; sensible ideas. Used with a possessive.
John has his feet on the ground; he knows he cannot learn everything at once.
Ted dreams of sudden riches, but Henry keeps his feet on the ground and expects to work for his money.
Mrs. Smith was a dreamer, but her husband was a man with his feet on the ground.
Contrast:
in the clouds