By J. R. Clark-Hall
Если Вы знаете английский, то с помощью это краткого словаря, который кстати достаточно объемный, можно прочесть в оригинале, например, Беовульфа или другое англосаксонское произведение. Очень полезно для филологов и не только.
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The citizens’ group blew the whistle on the street gangs by calling the police. 2. to report legal or regulatory wrongdoing of a company, especially one’s employer, to authorities. ᮀ She was fired for blowing the whistle on the bank’s mismanagement of accounts, but she then sued the bank. blow so/sth to pieces Go to next. blow so/sth to smithereens and blow so/sth to bits; blow so/sth to pieces 1. to explode someone or something into tiny pieces. ᮀ The bomb blew the ancient church to smithereens.
Fig. ) ᮀ Sam beat the clock, arriving a few minutes before the doors were locked. beat the gun Fig. to manage to do something before the ending signal. (Originally from sports, referring to scoring in the last seconds of a game just before the signal for the end of the game. ) ᮀ Tom kicked and tried to beat the gun, but he was one second too slow. beat so to the draw Go to next. beat so to the punch and beat so to the draw Fig. to do something before someone else does it. ᮀ I planned to write a book about using the new software program, but someone else beat me to the draw.
Build castles in the air and build castles in Spain Fig. to daydream; to make plans that can never come true. ᮀ Ann spends most of her waking hours building castles in Spain. ᮀ I really like to sit on the porch in the evening, just building castles in the air. bulldoze through sth Fig. to push clumsily and carelessly through something. ᮀ Don’t just bulldoze through your work! *a bum steer Inf. misleading instructions or guidance; a misleading suggestion. (Bum = false; phony. Steer = guidance, as in the steering of a car.