English Idioms – Episode 14

2 Aug 2013

English Idioms – Episode 14

  1. feast one’s eyes on smb/smth = to look with pleasure at smth/smb (любоваться чем-л./кем-л.)
  2. pull a few strings = to use influence to achieve smth (использовать свое влияние/связи, нажимать на тайные пружины, пустить в ход связи)
  3. make one’s mouth water = to cause smb to desire smth, especially food (разжигать чей-л. аппетит, слюнки текут, соблазнять)
  4. in full swing = at a very lively stage/point (в полном разгаре, полным ходом)
  5. food for thought = smth to think about (пища для размышлений, информация к размышлению, пища для ума)

Here is the script for this movie:

-So, how was Jessica’s wedding?
-Brilliant! Her dress was something to feast your eyes on!
-And the reception?
-It was quite impressive. Fortunately Bob’s dad knows the manager of The Grand so he was able to pull a few strings and arrange to hold the reception there for half the normal price.
-Really? Great!
-Yes, you know the menu alone was enough to make your mouth water! Unfortunately I had to leave while the party was still in full swing, as I had to get up early for work the next morning. But it’s certainly given me food for thought for my own wedding!

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