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be out of

Verb: be (run) out of Meaning: Have no more left Translation: закончиться (о веществе) We’re OUT OF coffee so I’ll have to go and get some. We are just out of salt and pepper. I’m out of...

be snowed under

Verb: be snowed under Meaning: Have too much work Translation: занят под завязку, весь с делах, завален делами We’re completely SNOWED UNDER at work because it’s the end of the tax year. I’m snowed under with this Community Open Day next week....

be taken aback

Verb: be taken aback Meaning: Be shocked or surprised Translation: ошарашен, очень удивлен, шокирован I WAS TAKEN ABACK when I saw him because he’s lost all his hair. And when he said it, I was taken aback. Madam Secretary, I must confess, I’m… a bit...

be taken with

Verb: be taken with Meaning: Like something I WAS very TAKEN WITH the performance- it was superb.

be down

Verb: be down Meaning: Be depressed Translation: быть подавленным He’s BEEN DOWN since his partner left him. Meaning: Be reduced or less Translation: уменьшиться, опуститься ниже The firm’s profits ARE DOWN by ten percent this quarter. They never left the...