Idiomy angielskie na literę K (English idioms)

Idiom Translation / Tłumaczenie Example / Przykład
keep a low profile starać się nie przyciągać uwagi The robbers quietly left the house keeping a low profile by wearing casual clothes.
keep a straight face zachowywać powagę, nie wybuchać śmiechem Being around such a jester as Marvin and keep a straight face is impossible. If he ever becomes a comedian he will be the best.
keep one's ear to the ground dowiadywać sie co w trawie piszczy Keep your ear to the ground. You'll hear about weapon dealers.
keep one's fingers crossed trzymać kciuki I will keep my fingers crossed. You will certainly pass your exam.
keep one's nose to the grindstone pracować bez wytchnienia Keep your nose to the grindstone and you will get the promotion.
keep one's word dotrzymywać słowa Alexander said he would help me to fix my computer; hope he will keep her word.
keep oneself to oneself żyć cicho, samemu, bez towarzystwa Carl keeps himself to himself. He rarely goes out and has no friends.
keep someone posted informować kogoś na bieżąco Do me a favour. Keep me posted about all the progress that is made on www.t4tw.info site.
keep something under wraps trzymać coś w tajemnicy Why husbands keep their private affairs under wraps?
keep sth quiet utrzymać coś w tajemnicy I have a new car, but keep it quiet because I haven't told my wife.
keep sth under one's hat trzymać coś w tajemnicy She kept the promise under the hat becouse she was very anxious not to be exposed.
keep sth/sb at bay trzymać na dystans, nie dopuszczać do siebie He is a loner type that keeps people at bay.
keep you on your toes trzymać kogoś w pogotowiu, w napięciu, przygotowanego do czegoś The lecturer constantly kept us on our toes by saying that an unexpected test might happen to us in the nearest future.
kick a/the habit skończyć z nawykiem, rzucić coś John used to take drugs but he kicked the habit 3 years ago.
kill somebody with kindness zagłaskać kota na śmierć My wife is killing me with kindness. She wants to spend all day with me.
kill time zabić czas Tom was killing time waiting for his friend, he was playing cumputer games.
kill two birds with one stone upiec dwie pieczenie na jednym ogniu If we can get petrol and have lunch at the next gas station, we will kill two birds with one stone.
know sth like the back of sb's hand znać jak własną kieszeń I know Warsaw like the back of my hand, I grew up here.
know the ropes znać się na rzeczy It is a well known truth that it is better to know the ropes than to start gaining your experience from zero.