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Name your poison.   See What'll it be?

need I remind you of  See the following entry.

need I remind you that AND need I remind you of фраза, за которой следует напоминание. (Немного высокомерно или отечески снисходительно.)
Пример:  BILL: Need I remind you that today is Fri­day? BOB (sarcastically): Gee, how else would I have known?
Пример: JOHN: Need I remind you of our policy against smoking in the office? JANE:   Sorry,   I forgot.

Need I say more? Нужно ли мне говорить что-то ещё?
Пример:
 MARY: There's grass to be mowed, weeds to be pulled, dishes to be done, carpets to be vacuumed, and there you sit! Need I say more? TOM: I'll get right on it.
Пример:  "This project needs to be finished before anyone sleeps tonight," said Alice, hovering over the office staff. "Need I say more?"

Neither can I. Я тоже не могу сделать это. (Вместо / может употребляться любое личное местоимение.)
Пример: BILL: No matter what they do to them, 1 just can't stand sweet potatoes! BOB: Neither can I.

Пример:  JOHN: Let's go. I cannot tolerate the smoke in here. JANE: Neither can I.

Neither do I. Я этого тоже не делаю. (Вместо / может употребляться любое личное местоимение.)
Пример:  BILL: No matter what they do to them, 1 just don't like sweet potatoes! BOB: Neither do I.
Пример:  JANE: I really don't like what the city council is doing. FRED: Neither do I.

Never been better.   See (I've) never been better.

Never felt better.   See (I've) never felt better.

Never heard of such a thing. See (I) never heard of such a thing.

Never hurts to ask.   See (It) never hurts to ask.

Never in a thousand years! See Not in a thousand years!

never in my life усилительная фраза, отражающая глубину чувств говорящего.
Пример: SALLY: Never in ту life have I seen such a mess! JOHN: Well, it's always this way. Where have you been all this time? SALLY: I just never noticed before, I sup­pose.
Пример:  SUE: Never will I go there again! Never in my life! BOB: That bad, huh? SUE: Yes! That bad and worse! 

Never mind! Забудем об этом!; Это не важно!
Пример:  SALLY: What did you say? JANE: Never mind! It wasn't important.
Пример:  JOHN: I tried to get the book you wanted, but they didn't have it. Shall I try another store? Mary: No, never mind. John: I'd be happy to give it a try.

Never thought I'd see you here! See (I) never thought I'd see you here!

Next question. Это решено, давайте перейдём к следую­щему (вопросу). (Обычно говорится с целью избе­жать дальнейшей дискуссии.)
Пример:  MARY: When can I expect this construction noise to stop? BOB: In about a month. Next question.
Пример:  BILL: When will the board of directors raise the dividend again? MARY: Oh, quite soon. Next question.

Nice going! AND Good job!; Nice job! 1. Это было сде­лано хорошо.
Пример:  JOHN: Well, I'm glad that's over. SALLY: Nice going, John! You did a good job.
Пример:  TOM: Nice job, Bill! Bill: Thanks, Tom!

2. Это было сделано плохо. (Саркастически.)
Пример:  FRED: I guess I really messed it up. BILL: Nice job, Fred! You've now messed us all up! FRED: Well, I'm sorry. Пример: "Nice going," frowned Jane, as Tom upset the bowl of potato chips.

Nice job!   See the previous entry.

Nice place you have here. У вас очень милый дом. (Ком­плимент, который говорит гость. Слово place может быть заменено словами home, house, room, apartment и т. п.)
Пример: Jane came in and looked around. "Nice place you have here, " she said.

Пример:  BOB: Come in. Wel­come. MARY: Nice place you have here. BOB: Thanks. We like it.

Nice talking to you.   See (It's been) good talking to you.

Nice to be here.   See (It's) good to be here.

Nice to have you here.   See (It's) good to have you here.

Nice to meet you.   See (It's) nice to meet you.

Nice to see you.   See (It's) nice to see you.

Nice weather we're having. 1. Хорошая погода, не прав­да ли? (Фраза иногда используется, чтобы начать разговор с незнакомым человеком.)
Пример:  BILL: Nice weather we're having. Вов: Yeah. It's great.
Пример:  Mary glanced out the window and said to the lady sitting next to her, "Nice weather we're having. "

2. Ужасная пого­да, не правда ли? (Саркастическая версия значения 1.)
Пример:  BILL: Hi, Тот. Nice weather we're having, huh? TOM: Yeah. Gee, it's hot!
Пример:  MARY: Nice weather we're having! SALLY: Sure. Lovely weather for ducks.

Night.   See (Good) night.

Nighty-night. Спокойной ночи. (Говорится ребёнку.)
Пример:  Father: Nighty-night, Bill. Bill: Catch you later, Pop.
Пример:  The mother smiled at the tiny sleeping form and whispered, "Nighty-night, little one. "

No can do. Я не могу сделать это. (Противоположное к Can do.)
Пример: BOB: Can you do this now? SALLY: Sorry. No can do.
Пример:
 FRED: Will you be able to fix this, or do I have to buy a new one? ALICE: No can do. You'll have to buy one.

No chance.   See (There is) no chance.

no doubt промежуточная или пояснительная фраза, усиливающая предыдущее высказывание.
Пример:  SUE: Mary is giving this party for herself? RACHEL: Yes. She'll expect us to bring gifts, no doubt.
Пример:  MARY: All this talk about war has my cousin very worried. SUE: No doubt. At his age, I don't wonder.

No doubt about it.   See (There is) no doubt about it.

No fair! Это нечестно!
Пример:  BILL: No fair! You cheated! BOB: I did not!
Пример:  "No fair," shouted Tom. "You stepped over the line!"

No kidding! 1. Ты что, разыгрываешь меня? (Выраже­ние лёгкого удивления.)
Пример:  JANE: I got elected vice president. BILL: No kidding! That's great!

1. Все уже знают это! Ты что, только узнал об этом? (Саркасти­чески.)
Пример:  SUE: It looks like taxes will be increasing. TOM: No kidding! What do you expect?
Пример: ALICE: I'm afraid I'm putting on a little weight. JANE: No kidding!

No lie? Ты ведь не лжёшь?
Пример:  BILL: A plane just landed on the interstate highway outside of town! TOM: No lie?Come on! It didn't really, did it? BILL: It did too! TOM: Let's go see it!
Пример:  BOB: I'm going to take a trip up the Amazon. SUE: No lie?

No more than I have to. ответ на вопрос-приветствие «Что делаешь
Пример:  BOB: Hey, Fred. What you been doing? FRED: No more than I have to.
Пример:  SUE: Hi, Bill. How are you? BILL: Okay. What have you been doing? SUE: No more than I have to.

No need (to).   See (There is) no need (to).

None of your business!   See (It's) none of your business!

No, no, a thousand times no! Совершенно определённо — нет! (Шутливо.)
Пример:  BOB: Here, have some sweet potatoes. BILL: No, thanks. BOB: Oh, come on! BILL: No, no, a thousand times no!
Пример: SUE: The water is a lit­tle cold, but it's great. Come on in. BILL: How cold? SUE: Well, just above freezing, I guess. Come on in! BILL: No, no, a thousand times no!

Nope. Нет. (Разговорное. Противоположное к Yup.)
Пример:  Вов: Tired? BILL: Nope.
Пример:
 BILL: Are you sorry you asked about it? MARY: Nope.

No problem.   See (That causes) no problem.

No problem with that.   See (I have) no problem with that.

No siree(, Bob)! Категорически нет! (Не обязательно го­ворится   мужчине   и   редко      именно   Бобу.)  
Пример: BILL: Do you want to sell this old rocking chair? JANE: No siree, Bob!
Пример:  BILL: You don't want sweet potatoes, do you? FRED: No siree!

No skin off my nose. See (That's) no skin off my nose.

No skin off my teeth. See (That's) no skin off my nose.

No sweat. Без проблем.; Никакого труда. (Сленг или разговорное.)
Пример:  ТОМ: I'm sorry I'm late. MARY: No sweat. We're on a very flexible schedule.
Пример:  BILL: Thanks for carrying this up here. BOB: No sweat. Glad to help.

Not a chance! Нет никаких шансов, что какое-то собы­тие произойдёт. (Вариант выражения (There is) no chance.) Пример: SALLY: Do you think our team will win to­day? MARY: Not a chance!
Пример:
 JANE: Can I have this delivered by Saturday? CLERK: Not a chance!

Not again! Я не могу поверить, что это случилось опять! Пример:  MARY: The sink is leaking again. SALLY: Not again! MARY: Yes, again. Пример:  FRED: Here comes Tom with a new girlfriend. SUE: Not again!

Not always, условно отрицательный ответ. (Смотрите примеры.)
Пример:  JOHN: Do you come here every day? JANE: No, not always.
Пример:  JOHN: Do you find that this condition usually clears up by itself? DOCTOR: Not al­ways.

Not anymore. Факты, о которых вы говорили, больше не соответствуют действительности.; Той ситуации, которая была раньше, больше не существует.
Пример:  MARY: This cup of coffee you asked me to bring you looks cold. Do you still want it? SALLY: Not anymore. Пример:  TOM: Do the Wilsons live on Maple Street? BOB: Not anymore.

Not at all. очень вежливый ответ на Thank you или ка­кое-либо ещё выражение благодарности.
Пример:  JOHN: Thank you. JANE: Not at all.
Пример:  MARY: I want to thank you very much for all your help. SUE: Not at all. Happy to do it.

Not bad. 1. Кто-либо или что-либо является вполне удовлетворительным. (Сравните с Not half bad.)
Пример:  Bill: How do you like your new teacher? JANE: Not bad.
Пример:  BOB: It this one okay? BILL: I guess. Yeah. Not bad.

2. Кто-либо или что-либо действительно вполне хороши. (Человек или предмет может быть назван, как это показано в примерах.)
Пример:  JOHN: How do you like that new car of yours? MARY: Not bad. Not bad at all.
Пример:  TOM: This one looks great to me. What do you think? SUE: It's not bad.

Not by a long shot, ни при каких обстоятельствах; шан­сов нет. (Отрицательная характеристика чьей-либо оценки кого-либо или чего-либо.)
Пример:  BILL: Are you generally pleased with the new president? MARY: No, indeed, not by a long shot.
Пример:
 JOHN: Do you find this acceptable? BILL: Good grief, no! Not by a long shot.

Not for love nor money. Категорически нет!; Ни за что!
Пример:  JOHN: Would you be willing to drive through the night to get to Florida a day earlier? MARY: Not for love nor money!
Пример:  JANE: Someone needs to tell Sue that her favorite cat was just run over. Would you do it? BOB: Not for love nor money!

Not for my money. Насколько я знаю — нет. (Не имеет отношения ни к деньгам, ни к финансам.)
Пример: SUE: Do you think it's a good idea to build all these office buildings in this part of the city? MARY: Not for my money. That's a real gamble.
Пример:  JOHN: We think that Fred is the best choice for the job. Do you think he is? MARY: Not for my money, he's not.

Not half bad.   See (It's) not half bad.

No, thanks.   See No, thank you.

no thanks to you Я не могу поблагодарить вас за то, что произошло, потому что не вы были причиной этого!; Я не могу поблагодарить вас за помощь, потому что вы не предлагали её.
Пример:  BOB: Well, despite our previ­ous disagreement, he seemed to agree to all our de­mands. ALICE: Yes, no thanks to you. I wish you'd learn to keep your big mouth shut!
Пример:  JANE: It looks like the picnic wasn't ruined despite the fact that I forgot the potato salad. MARY: Yes, it was okay. No thanks to you, of course.

No, thank you. AND No, thanks, фраза, которую гово­рят, отказываясь от чего-либо. 
Пример:  BOB:  Would you care for some more coffee? MARY: No, thank you.
Пример:  JOHN: Do you want to go downtown tonight? JANE: No, thanks.

Nothing. 1. Я ничего не говорил.
Пример:  MARY: What did you say? Sue: Nothing.
Пример: TOM: Did you have something to say?
What do you want? MARY: Nothing.

2. ответ на приветственный вопрос о том, что кто-либо де­лал/чем занимался. П BOB: What you been doing? MARY: Nothing. Пример:  BILL: What have you been up to? MARY: Nothing, really.

Nothing doing! Я не допущу этого!; Я не буду в этом участвовать!
Пример:  JOHN: Can I put this box in your suit­case? BILL: Nothing doing! It's too heavy now.
Пример:
 SUE: We decided that you should drive us to the airport. Do you mind? JANE: Nothing doing! I've got work to do.

Nothing for me, thanks. Я не хочу ничего из того, что предлагают. (Типичная фраза для отказа что-либо съесть или выпить.)
Пример:  WAITER: Would you care for dessert? BOB: Nothing for me, thanks.
Пример:
 BOB: We have beer and wine. Which would you like? MARY: Nothing for me, thanks.

Nothing much, немного; едва ли что-либо; ничего важ­ного.
Пример:  JOHN: Hey, man! How's by you? BOB: Hiya! Nothing much.
Пример: BILL: What have you been doing? TOM: Nothing much.

Nothing to complain about.   See (I) can't complain

Nothing to it!   See (There's) nothing to it!

Not if I see you first.   See the following entry.

Not if I see you sooner. AND Not if I see you first, ответ на I'll see you later. (Это означает, что вы не увидите меня, если я увижу вас первым, потому что я поста­раюсь избежать встречи.)
Пример:  ТОМ: See you later. MARY: Not if I see you sooner.
Пример:  JOHN: Okay. If you want to argue, I'll just leave. See you later. MARY: Not if I see you first.

Not in a thousand years! AND Never in a thousand years! Нет, никогда!
Пример:  JOHN: Will you ever approve of her marriage to Tom? SUE: No, not in a thousand years.
Пример:  MARY: Will all this trouble ever subside? JOHN: Never in a thousand years.

Not in my book. На мой взгляд — нет. (Сравните с Not for my money.)
Пример:  JOHN: Is Fred okay for the job, do you think? MARY: No, not in my book.
Пример:  SUE: My meal is great! Is yours a real winner? Вов: Not in my book.

Not likely. Возможно, это не так.
Пример:  MARY: Is it possible that you'll be able to fix this watch? SUE: Not likely, but we can always try.
Пример:  SALLY: Will John show up on time, do you think? BOB: Not likely.

Not much.   See Not (too) much.

Not on your life! Нет, ни в коем случае!
Пример:  Sally: Do you want to go downtown today? BILL: Not on your life! There's a parade this afternoon.
Пример: SUE: I was cheated out of fifty dollars. Do you think I need to see a lawyer? John: Not on your life! You'll pay more than that to walk through a lawyer's door.

Not right now, thanks. He сейчас. (Подразумевается, что говорящего спросят ещё раз позднее. Фраза обы­чно означает [временный] отказ заказать еду или вы­пивку. В ней есть намёк на то, что потом захотят больше.)
Пример: WAITER: Do you want some more coffee? MARY: Not right now, thanks.

Пример:  JOHN: Can I take your coat? Sue: Not right now, thanks. I'm still a little chilly.

No trouble.   See (It's) no trouble.

Not supposed to.   See (It's) not supposed to.

Not (too) much, ответ на приветственный вопрос о том, что вы делали/чем занимались.
Пример:  JOHN: What have you been doing? MARY: Not much.
Пример:  SUE: Been keep­ing busy? What are you up to? BOB: Not too much. Sue: Yeah. Me too.

not to put too fine a point on it фраза, предваряющая де­ликатное или важное замечание; звучит как извине­ние. Пример:  RACHEL: Not to put too fine a point on it, Mary, but you're still acting a little rude to Tom. MARY: I'm sorry, but that's the way I feel.
Пример:  JOHN: I think, not to put too fine a point on it, you ought to do exactly as you are told. ANDREW: And I think you ought to mind your own business.

Not to worry. Пожалуйста, не беспокойтесь.
Пример:  Bill: The rain is going to soak all our clothes. TOM: Not to worry, I put them all in plastic bags.
Пример:
SUE: I think we're about to run out of money. BILL: Not to worry. I have some more travelers checks.

now слово, стоящее в начале фразы и не имеющее ка­кого-либо особого значения. (Смотрите примеры. Смотрите также статью now, now. Слова, подобные этому, часто используют интонацию, чтобы передать дополнительное значение следующего за ними пред­ложения. Вариант интонации может означать сар­казм, несогласие, предостережение, утешение, твер­дость и т. д.)
Пример:  JOHN: I'm totally disgusted with you. BOB: Now, don't get angry!
Пример:
ANDREW: I'm fighting mad. Why did you do that? BILL: Now, let's talk this over.
Пример: ANDREW: Now, try it again, slowly this time. SALLY: How many times do I have to rehearse this piece?
Пример:  FRED: Now, who do you think you are? Том: Well, who do you think you are, asking me that ques­tion?

No way! Нет!; Ни за что!
Пример:  BILL: Will you take my cal­culus test for me? BOB: No way!
Пример:  BOB: You don't want any more sweet potatoes, do you? JANE: No way!

No way, Josi! Нет! (Сленг. Нарочитое No, Jose произ­носится с начальным звуком [h].)
Пример:  BOB: Can I bor­row   a   hundred   bucks?   BILL:   No   way,   Jose!  
Пример: SALLY: Can I get you to take this nightgown back to the store for me and get me the same thing in a slightly smaller size? BOB: No way, Jose!

No way to tell.   See (There's) no way to tell.

now, now успокаивающая и утешающая фраза, за кото­рой следует добрый/хороший совет.
Пример:  "Now, now, don't cry," said the mother to the tiny baby.
Пример:  JANE: I'm so upset! ANDREW: Now, now, everything will work out all right.

now then слова, стоящие в начале предложения и озна­чающие, что открывается новая тема для разговора или что говорящий переходит к делу. (Выражения, подобные этому, часто используют интонацию для передачи дополнительного значения следующего за ними предложения. Вариант интонации может озна­чать сарказм, несогласие, предостережение, утеше­ние, твёрдость и т. д.)
Пример:  "Now then, where's the pain?" asked the doctor.
Пример:  MARY: Now then, let's talk about you and your interests. BOB: Oh, good. My favorite subject.
Пример:  SUE: Now then, what are your plans for the future? ALICE: I want to be­come a pilot.  
Пример:  "Now then, what did you have in mind when you took this money?" asked the police investigator.

Now what? AND What now? Что же теперь случится?; Какая появилась новая проблема?
Пример:  The doorbell rang urgently, and Tom said, rising from the chair, "Now what?"
Пример:  BOB:  There's a serious problem Now you're cooking (with gas)! sort of an emergency — in the mail room. SUE: What now? BOB: They're out of stamps or something silly like that.

Now you're cooking (with gas)! Вот теперь вы делаете то, что вам и следовало делать!
Пример:  As Bob came to the end of the piece, the piano teacher said, "Now you're cooking with gas!"
Пример: TOM (painting a fence): How am I doing with this painting? Any better? Jane: Now you're cooking.
Том: Want to try it?

Now you're talking! Теперь вы говорите правильные ве­щи/дело.
Пример:
Том: I won't put up with her behavior any longer. I'll tell her exactly what I think of it. BILL: Now you're talking! Пример:  John: When I get back to school, I'm going to study harder than ever. Mother: Now you're talking!