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a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
A person who knows a little about something may think he knows it all and make bad mistakes. A proverb.
John has read a book on driving a car and now he thinks he can drive. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
all good things must come to an end
Все хорошее когда-нибудь заканчивается.
All good things must come to an end and we soon had to return home from our holiday.
Все хорошее когда-нибудь заканчивается и нам вскоре пришлось вернуться домой из отпуска.
all the thing
all the rage
the in thing
The fashionable or popular thing to do, the fashionable or most popular artist or form of art at a given time.
After "The Graduate" Dustin Hoffman was all the rage in the movies.
It was all the thing in the late sixties to smoke pot and demonstrate against the war in Vietnam.
anything but
Quite the opposite of; far from being.
I don't mean he's lazy - anything but!
The boys knew they had broken the rules, and they were anything but happy when they were called to the office.
anything like
anywhere near
nothing like
nowhere near
Nearly. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms "nothing like" or "nowhere near".
It's not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday.
Do you think that gold ring is worth anywhere near a hundred dollars?
Today's game was nowhere near as exciting as yesterday's game.
Studying that lesson should take nothing like two hours.
at the hands of someone
at the hands of something
дословно: В руках у кого-либо или чего-либо
Зависеть от кого-либо или чего-либо.
We were at the hands of nature as we waited for the storm to end.
Мы были в руках у природы, пока ждали окончания грозы.
be about to do something
To be at the moment of doing something, to be ready
This idiom is often used with the adverb just.
I was just about to leave when you telephoned.
Oh, hi, John. We're just about to eat dinner.
We were about to leave the house when the phone rang.
I’m sorry that I broke in. What were you about to say?
be bound to do something
To be certain to do something, to be sure to do something
This idiom is used when the occurrence of an event seems inevitable or unavoidable.
We are bound to be late if you don’t hurry up.
With the economy improving now, their business is bound to make more money this year.