||Translation / Tłumaczenie
||Example / Przykład
||uporczywy ból głowy
||The nagging headache bothers her frequently.
||There is nothing more irritating than a nagging wife.
|nip something in the bud
||stłumić co¶ w zarodku
||The riot was nipped in the bud. All the rioters were hanged.
|not be on speaking terms
||nie rozmawiac z kim¶, gniewać się
||We are not on speaking terms. She did something I simply cannot forgive her.
|not be sb's cup of tea
||nie być w czyim¶ gu¶cie, nie pasjonowac się czyms
||I am afraid that I will not be able to help you as video games are not my cup of tea.
|not be up to scratch
||Allan admits that the latest products of this company are not up to scratch to be released to market.
|not for all the tea in China
||za nic na ¶wiecie
||I will not do it, not for all the tea in China. It is so humiliating!
|not give a toss about sth, sb
||nie interesować, obchodzić się czym¶, kim¶
||Sally doesn't give a toss about your problems big boy.
|not have a clue
||nie mieć pojęcia
||I have no idea how to solve this problem.
|not have a leg to stand on
||Everyone participated in the heated discussion except for Jane who didn't have a leg to stand on to support her initial arguments.
|not hurt a fly
||nie skrzywdzić nawet muchy
||Derick is harmless. He wouldn't hurt even a fly.
|not know whether to laugh or cry
||nie wiedzieć czy się ¶miać czy płakać
||When it was announced that my flight was delayed for eleven hours I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
|not mince your words
||nie przebierac w słowach
||Because I am a very straightforward person I often don't mince my words. Therefore I am not liked by the others.
|not my scene
||nie moja "działka"
||You see maths is definitely no my scene. So I cannot tell you much about it.
|not out of the woods
||w krytycznym stanie
||I am sorry but your mother is not out of the woods yet. She will have to be hospitalized for the next three month at least.
|not pull your punches
||walić prosto z mostu
||She is this sort of person that doesn't pull his punches and doesn't care about other people's opinions.
|not rest on your laurels
||nie spoczać na laurach
||Resting on your laurels is equivalent to recession. Avoid it if you don't want to end up like a loser.
|not see eye to eye with someone
||nie zgadzać się z kim¶, sprzeczać się
||Perhaps because of our age that differed us we couldn't see eye to eye with each other in many questions.
|not see the wood for the trees
||nie widziec lasu spoza drzew, nie dostrzegać istotnych spraw
||If you are too busy with daily rutin and your job you are on a good way to not see the wood for the trees and lose sense of direction.
|not up to scratch
||nie bez skazy
||After close examination of all the stuff he had gathered we both found that many of them were not up to scratch and not compatibile with modern standards.
|noughts and crosses
||kółko i krzyżyk
||Do you like playing noughts and crosses?
of one's own accord z własnej woli He can't be made to do his homework he has to do it of his own accord.