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Фразеологизмы со словами hole,in

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ace in the hole
An ace given to a player face down so that other players in a card game cannot see it.
When the cowboy bet all his money in the poker game he did not know that the gambler had an ace in the hole and would win it from him.
Someone or something important that is kept as a surprise until the right time so as to bring victory or success.
Туз в рукаве; что-то важное, что хранится в секрете и предъявляется в нужный момент.
The football team has a new play that they are keeping as an ace in the hole for the big game.
The lawyer's ace in the hole was a secret witness who saw the accident.
The football team had an ace in the hole. It was their star goalkeeper who they were planning to use.
У футбольной команды был туз в рукаве. Это был их знаменитый вратарь, которого они планировали использовать.
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CARD UP ONE'S SLEEVE
burn a hole in one's pocket
money burns a hole in one's pocket
To make you want to buy something; be likely to be quickly spent.
Money burns a hole in Linda's pocket.
The silver dollar that Don got for his birthday was burning a hole in his pocket, and Don hurried to a dime store.
hole in one
A shot in golf that is hit from the tee and goes right into the cup.
Many golfers play for years before they get a hole in one.
hole-in-the-wall
hole in the wall
A small place to live, stay in, or work in; a small, hidden, or inferior place.
The jewelry store occupied a tiny hole-in-the-wall.
When Mr. and Mrs. Green were first married, they lived in a little hole-in-fhe-wall in a cheap apartment building.
A tunnel.
Let's get through this hole in the wall, then we'll change seats.
hole up
hole in
To take refuge or shelter; put up; lodge.
After a day's motoring, Harry found a room for rent and holed up for the night.
The thief holed up at an abandoned farm.
"Let's hole in," said Father as we came to a motel that looked good.
in a hole
in a spot
In an embarrassing or difficult position; in some trouble.
When the restaurant cook left at the beginning of the busy season, it put the restaurant owner in a hole.
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BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL IN THE HOLE
in the hole
Having a score lower than zero in a game, especially a card game; to a score below zero.
John went three points in the hole on the first hand of the card game.
Behind an opponent; in difficulty in a sport or game.
We had their pitcher in the hole with the bases full and no one out.
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ON THE SPOT
In debt; behind financially.
John went in the hole with his hot dog stand.
It's a lot easier to get in the hole than to get out again.
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IN A HOLE IN THE RED
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OUT OF THE HOLE
like a hole in the head
Not at all; scarcely; grudgingly; in an unwelcome manner.
Joan needs her mother-in-law to stay with her for a week like a hole in the head.