||Translation / Tłumaczenie
||Example / Przykład
|labour the point
||rozwodzić się nad czymś, wałkować coś
||Look, there's no need to labour the point - I made a mistake and I'm sorry!
|land/fall on one's feet
||spaść na cztery łapy
||Dora is a type of a girl that, no matter what happens, seems to land on his feet.
|lay down the law to someone
||narzucać innym swoja wolę
||To lay down the law to your spouse would be like restricting freedom of this alliance. A marriage should be an alliance of two people seeking compromise in many aspects of life.
|lay the cards on the table
||wyłożyć karty na stół
||Jim didn't want to keep his family in suspense and laid the cards on the table by saying that he was going to marry Susan.
||The next year will a be leap year. The 29th January indicates that.
|learn sth by heart
||nauczyć się na pamięć
||Have you learnt the poem by heart yet, Henry?
|leave no stone unturned
||poruszyć niebo i ziemię
||When he was about to take a driving licence test he was ready to leave no stone unturned to pass it. That's how he was desperate.
|leave someone holding the baby
||zostawić kogos z kłopotem, obciążyć kogoś kłopotem
||When the party finisged, everyone returned home and all the mess was left me to clean. I will never again throw a party because they always leave me holding the baby.
|leg it to
||Have you Martha washed yourself yet? Then, what are you still doing here? Leg it to the bathroom!
||nie wspominajac o..
||He hardly ever watches TV, let alone listening to radio.
|let sleeping dogs lie
||nie wywołuj wilka z lasu
||Let sleeping dogs lie. The more we talk about bad luck the more likely it is to happen.
|let something slip
||She let it slip that we had crashed my dad's car.
|let the cat out of the bag
||I told her about our tough family situation but I already regret it. I am sure that on the first possible occasion she will let the cat out of the bag.
|little by little
||po trochę, stopniowo
||I learnt French little by little, by trial and error.
|little white lie
||You said she is 25, not 17! Yes, I told a little white lie
|live to a grand old age
||żyć bardzo długo, dożyc późnej starości
||My grandmother lived to a grand old age. She was 105 years old when she died.
||zakład dla psychicznie chorych
||With the attitude like this you would perfectly qualify to some loony bin.
||stracić twarz, honor
||John lost face when frauded all investors' money.
||stracić wiarę w coś
||Irek, don't lose heart because you cannot solve the problem. Don't give up! Keep on trying!