Англійські ідіоми на літеру “V”

Нижче представлені англійські ідіоми, що розпочинаються з літери “V”.

a vested interest

Треба розуміти як: персональна зацікавленість


The Minister of Commerce is suspected of having vested interests in several companies that have won big government contracts recently.

a vicious circle

Треба розуміти як: замкнуте коло


If I quit cigarettes I put on weight, and if I put on weight I get depressed, and if I get depressed I start smoking again. It’s a vicious circle.

a voice (crying) in the wilderness

Треба розуміти як: голос волаючого в пустелі; точка зору, шо ніким не підтримується


When Galileo stated that the sun was the centre of the solar system, he was a voice crying in the wilderness. Most people thought he was crazy or evil, or possibly both.

a volte-face

Треба розуміти як: крутий поворот у поглядах


When Nancy became a born-again Christian, she made a volte-face in her views on abortion and now she thinks it’s wrong.

a vote of confidence

Треба розуміти як: знак довіри, знак впевненості


The manager’s selection of the same players for this week’s game was seen as a vote of confidence in them.

the very last

Треба розуміти як: останній, останні


We were lucky enough to get the very last of the tickets to the concert. After we got ours, there were none left.

the very thing

Треба розуміти як: те, що лікар прописав; те, що треба


Where did you get that old record player? It’s the very thing for playing those jazz records I found in the attic.

the villain of the piece

Треба розуміти як: головний злодій


Chelsea fans booed loudly as the referee came off the pitch. We know who they saw as the villain of the piece, don’t we?

vanish into thin air

Треба розуміти як: безслідно зникнути, розтанути в повітрі


The singer of The Manic Street Preachers vanished into thin air one day and he’s never been seen again.

vent your spleen

Треба розуміти як: зривати свй гнів на комусь


The company’s shareholders were angry, and they used the annual general meeting as an opportunity to vent their spleen on the board members.

verbal diarrhoea

Треба розуміти як: словесний понос


Janice has a real bad case of verbal diarrhoea. It’s like she’s afraid of silence and has to keep talking to block it out.

very well

Треба розуміти як: ну добре, я згоден


Frank: “Could you come to the dentist with me?” Earnest: “Oh, very well. If you really want me to go with you, I’ll go.”

vice versa

Треба розуміти як: навпаки


He doesn’t believe anything she says, and vice versa. They really don’t trust each other.

vim and vigor

Треба розуміти як: енергія та ентузіазм


Our grandmother is always full of vim and vigor when we go to visit her.

virgin territory

Треба розуміти як: незаймана територія


The internet was still virgin territory when we made our first websites.


Треба розуміти як: по відношенню до чогось або когось


Here’s the data I was telling you about vis-a-vis our customers’ age groups and income brackets.

vote with your feet

Треба розуміти як: піти, висловивши таким чином своє незадоволення


When the price of concert tickets nearly doubled, music fans voted with their feet and didn’t go to the concerts.


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