||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
||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
||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.
||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.