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Opći engleski

turn over a new leaf

Start to act or behave in a better or more responsible way. novi početak ‘He is pleased to have finally turned over a new leaf and is looking forward to a bright future.’

turn over a new leaf 2017-10-03T07:59:06+00:00

the cat is out of the bag

razotkriti tajnu Fig. the secret has been made known. Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no sense in pretending we don't know what's really happening.

the cat is out of the bag 2017-10-03T07:33:28+00:00

hold a grudge (against)

To stay angry (at someone or something). ljutiti se/biti ljut na nekoga ili nešto That guy sure can hold a grudge when something goes wrong. I made a mistake. That's not a good reason to hold a grudge against me.

hold a grudge (against) 2017-10-05T14:50:06+00:00

stand in the way

stati na put nekomu/nečemu; ispriječiti se We won't let anyone or anything stand in the way of our happiness.

stand in the way 2017-10-03T06:39:13+00:00

a leopard can’t change his spots

(or) A fox may change its skin, but never its character. proverb  People can't change their basic nature. Vuk dlaku mijenja, ali ćud nikada.

a leopard can’t change his spots 2017-10-03T06:36:44+00:00

be all the rage

biti u modi Long hair for men was all the rage in the 70s. A new dance called the "floppy disc" is all the rage. Wearing a rope instead of a belt was all the rage in those days.

be all the rage 2017-03-09T17:11:59+00:00

bring/take somebody down a peg (or two)

spustiti (nekog) na zemlju His arrogant behavior made some people want to see him brought down a peg. She uses her position to take other people down a peg or two.

bring/take somebody down a peg (or two) 2017-03-05T13:39:49+00:00

show one’s true colours

pokazati pravo lice We always thought he was completely honest, but he showed his true colors when he tried to use a stolen credit card .    

show one’s true colours 2017-02-04T09:37:45+00:00

as far as back 1950

već 1950. godine These cave paintings are believed to date as far back as 17,000 years.

as far as back 1950 2017-02-04T09:29:00+00:00

the call of conscience

glas savjesti Other leaders urged him to listen to the voice of conscience and hold free elections.

the call of conscience 2017-02-04T08:20:24+00:00

as hard as nails

okrutan; bešćutan She'll be good in business - she's as hard as nails.  

as hard as nails 2017-02-04T08:11:20+00:00

a flag at half-mast

zastava na pola koplja The flag was flying at half-mast because the general had died.   Americans fly flags at half-staff on Memorial Day.

a flag at half-mast 2017-02-04T08:05:31+00:00

pass the hat round

skupljati priloge We're passing the hat round for Simon's leaving present.

pass the hat round 2017-02-04T07:59:02+00:00