biti u punom jeku, “zahuktati se” When we arrived, the fashion show was already in full swing.
Idiomi i fraze
Česti engleski idiomi i fraze
-brz i jezgrovit argument/priča kojom (60-90 sekundi) za uvjeriti investitora u vašu poslovnu ideju The most important point when giving an elevator pitch is that you make your presentation interesting so that it grabs the attention of your audience. (It comes from the approximate amount of time they would have if they travelled together in …
“zdrav kao dren”, u dobrom stanju to be very healthy or in very good condition The doctor says that the old man’s heart’s as sound as a bell. I thought the vase was broken when it fell, but it was sound as a bell.
(ne)slagati se s nekim gotovo u sveme Since she disagrees with him on almost all counts, she has decided to leave him.
za svaki slučaj It doesn’t look like it will be cold but we should take coats just in case.
“životna škola” (People who never went on to higher education often say this.) I studied at the University of Life.
-dan kada ti ništa ne ide od ruke
-pas koji laje ne grize
-velika zvjerka, moćna i utjecajna osoba Mr Madison is a big shot in the world of finance.
bolje vrabac u ruci nego golub na grani
-dobro u lošemu Tony’s motorcycle accident was a blessing in disguise, because he got enough insurance money from the other driver to make a down payment on a house. Dad’s illness was a blessing in disguise; it brought the family together for the first time in years.
-plavi ovratnik, manuelni radnik
-odluka donesena na razumu I could save that man’s life with a simple marrow donation, it was a brainer.
-slon u prodavaonici porculana, nespretan čovjek
-radni odmor, odmor proveden u radu Going to the beach is too much of a busman’s holiday for him – he’s a lifeguard!