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Each thing has its own peculiarities

  • 1 Вещь вещи рознь

    Each thing has its own peculiarities
    Cf: All bread is not baked in one oven (Am., Br.). Not everything is alike (Br.). There are no two alike (Am.). There may be blue and better blue (Br.)

    Русско-английский словарь пословиц и поговорок > Вещь вещи рознь

  • 2 С-190

    HE ПОД СИЛУ кому PrepP Invar subj-compl with copula ( subj: abstr or infin) used without negation to convey the opposite meaning)
    1. Also: HE ПО СИЛАМ ( occas. used as nonagreeing postmodif) sth. is beyond the limits of s.o. 's physical strength or beyond his abilities, competence etc: X Y-y не под силу - X is beyond Y's power (strength, capacity (to understand), reach)
    X is not in (within) Y's power X Is more than Y can do (deliver, handle) Y doesn't have what it takes (to do X) X is too much for Y Y lacks the strength (the ability) (to do X) (in limited contexts) Y is not competent at X
    X Y-y под силу - Y has the strength (the ability, the power) to do X
    Y can do (handle) X Y has it in him (has what it takes) to do X (in limited contexts) Y is competent at X X is within Yb means.
    «До сих пор я не понимал себя, я задавал себе задачи, которые мне не по силам...» (Тургенев 2). "Up till now I did not understand myself, I set myself tasks beyond my capacity..." (2c).
    Сейчас, задним числом, я думаю, что у кагебешников даже и шанса не было не сдаться. Вопрос о моём отъезде был решён на каких-то верхах, им недоступных. И нарушить решение верхов им было не под силу (Войнович 1). Now, with hindsight, I think the KGB had no choice but to give in. The question of my leaving the country had been decided high up, on levels to which these men had no access. It was not in their power to violate such a decision (1 a).
    Ha одно мгновение смысл существования опять открывался Ларе. Она тут, - постигала она, — для того, чтобы разобраться в сумасшедшей прелести земли и все назвать по имени, а если это будет ей не по силам, то из любви к жизни родить себе преемников, которые это сделают вместо неё (Пастернак 1). For a moment she (Lara) rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or, if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place (1a).
    ...Иногда в голове возникают изумительные проекты, но чувствуешь, что тебе не под силу протолкнуть их через соответствующие учреждения (Искандер 4). Sometimes an amazing scheme will come to you, but you are aware that you don't have what it takes to push it through the appropriate channels (4a).
    (Я) взвалил его (баллон) на плечо... Пройдя первые десять ступенек, я понял, что слишком много взял на себя. Лет пять назад я мог пройти с таким баллоном втрое больше, теперь это было мне не под силу (Войнович 5)....1 hefted the cylinder up on my shoulder....After the first ten steps I realized that I'd bitten off more than I could chew. Five years ago I could have carried a cylinder like that three times as far, but now it was too much for me (5a).
    Путь Хлебникова был для меня запретен. Да и кому, кроме него, оказался бы он под силу? (Лившиц 1). For me the path chosen by Khlebnikov was a forbidden one. And who, apart from him, would have found the strength to pursue it? (1a).
    Давайте найдём себе дело по силам. К примеру, преферанс» (Распутин 1). "Let's turn to something we're more competent at—a game of preference, for instance" (1a).
    «Вопрос обсуждаемого романа - чего стоит человеку социализм и под силу ли цена?» (Солженицын 2). "The question in the novel we are discussing is: What does socialism cost, and is the price within our means?" (2a).
    2. sth. is very difficult or impossible for s.o. to do (because he lacks decisiveness, does not dare to, cannot overcome his sluggishness etc)
    X Y-y не под силу = Y just can't (get himself to (make himself etc)) do X
    Y is incapable of doing X there is no way Y can do X (in limited contexts) Y can't bear the thought of doing X.
    (Мандельштам) не мог отделить мою судьбу от своей... Мою любовь к живописи... он сразу забрал себе и так же решил поступить с Шекспиром. Ведь любить врозь означает отделиться друг от друга - это было ему не под силу (Мандельштам 2)....He (Mandelstam) could make no distinction between my life and his own....He had immediately taken over my love of painting...and decided on the same policy with regard to Shakespeare. Loving different things was the same as separating, and he just could not bear the thought (2a).

    Большой русско-английский фразеологический словарь > С-190

  • 3 не по силам

    [PrepP; Invar; subj-compl with copula (subj: abstr or infin); used without negation to convey the opposite meaning]
    =====
    1. Also: НЕ ПО СИЛАМ [occas. used as nonagreeing postmodif]
    sth. is beyond the limits of s.o.'s physical strength or beyond his abilities, competence etc:
    - X Y-у не под силу X is beyond Y's power (strength, capacity (to understand), reach);
    - X is more than Y can do (deliver, handle);
    - [in limited contexts] Y is not competent at X;
    || X Y-y под силу Y has the strength (the ability, the power) to do X;
    - [in limited contexts] Y is competent at X;
    - X is within Y's means.
         ♦ "До сих пор я не понимал себя, я задавал себе задачи, которые мне не по силам..." (Тургенев 2). "Up till now I did not understand myself, I set myself tasks beyond my capacity..." (2c).
         ♦ Сейчас, задним числом, я думаю, что у кагебешников даже и шанса не было не сдаться. Вопрос о моём отъезде был решён на каких-то верхах, им недоступных. И нарушить решение верхов им было не под силу (Войнович 1). Now, with hindsight, I think the KGB had no choice but to give in. The question of my leaving the country had been decided high up, on levels to which these men had no access. It was not in their power to violate such a decision (1a).
         ♦ На одно мгновение смысл существования опять открывался Ларе. Она тут, - постигала она, - для того, чтобы разобраться в сумасшедшей прелести земли и все назвать по имени, а если это будет ей не по силам, то из любви к жизни родить себе преемников, которые это сделают вместо неё (Пастернак 1). For a moment she [Lara] rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or, if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place (1a).
         ♦...Иногда в голове возникают изумительные проекты, но чувствуешь, что тебе не под силу протолкнуть их через соответствующие учреждения (Искандер 4). Sometimes an amazing scheme will come to you, but you are aware that you don't have what it takes to push it through the appropriate channels (4a).
         ♦...[ Я] взвалил его [баллон] на плечо... Пройдя первые десять ступенек, я понял, что слишком много взял на себя. Лет пять назад я мог пройти с таким баллоном втрое больше, теперь это было мне не под силу (Войнович 5)....I hefted the cylinder up on my shoulder....After the first ten steps I realized that I'd bitten off more than I could chew. Five years ago I could have carried a cylinder like that three times as far, but now it was too much for me (5a).
         ♦ Путь Хлебникова был для меня запретен. Да и кому, кроме него, оказался бы он под силу? (Лившиц 1). For me the path chosen by Khlebnikov was a forbidden one. And who, apart from him, would have found the strength to pursue it? (1a).
         ♦ "Давайте найдём себе дело по силам. К примеру, преферанс" (Распутин 1). "Let's turn to something we're more competent at - a game of preference, for instance" (1a).
         ♦ "Вопрос обсуждаемого романа - чего стоит человеку социализм и под силу ли цена?" (Солженицын 2). "The question in the novel we are discussing is: What does socialism cost, and is the price within our means?" (2a).
    2. sth. is very difficult or impossible for s.o. to do (because he lacks decisiveness, does not dare to, cannot overcome his sluggishness etc):
    - X Y-y не под силу Y just can't (get himself to <make himself etc >) do X;
    - [in limited contexts] Y can't bear the thought of doing X.
         ♦ [Мандельштам] не мог отделить мою судьбу от своей... Мою любовь к живописи... он сразу забрал себе и так же решил поступить с Шекспиром. Ведь любить врозь означает отделиться друг от друга - это было ему не под силу (Мандельштам 2).... Не [Mandelstam] could make no distinction between my life and his own....He had immediately taken over my love of painting...and decided on the same policy with regard to Shakespeare. Loving different things was the same as separating, and he just could not bear the thought (2a).

    Большой русско-английский фразеологический словарь > не по силам

  • 4 не под силу

    [PrepP; Invar; subj-compl with copula (subj: abstr or infin); used without negation to convey the opposite meaning]
    =====
    1. Also: НЕ ПО СИЛАМ [occas. used as nonagreeing postmodif]
    sth. is beyond the limits of s.o.'s physical strength or beyond his abilities, competence etc:
    - X Y-у не под силу X is beyond Y's power (strength, capacity (to understand), reach);
    - X is more than Y can do (deliver, handle);
    - [in limited contexts] Y is not competent at X;
    || X Y-y под силу Y has the strength (the ability, the power) to do X;
    - [in limited contexts] Y is competent at X;
    - X is within Y's means.
         ♦ "До сих пор я не понимал себя, я задавал себе задачи, которые мне не по силам..." (Тургенев 2). "Up till now I did not understand myself, I set myself tasks beyond my capacity..." (2c).
         ♦ Сейчас, задним числом, я думаю, что у кагебешников даже и шанса не было не сдаться. Вопрос о моём отъезде был решён на каких-то верхах, им недоступных. И нарушить решение верхов им было не под силу (Войнович 1). Now, with hindsight, I think the KGB had no choice but to give in. The question of my leaving the country had been decided high up, on levels to which these men had no access. It was not in their power to violate such a decision (1a).
         ♦ На одно мгновение смысл существования опять открывался Ларе. Она тут, - постигала она, - для того, чтобы разобраться в сумасшедшей прелести земли и все назвать по имени, а если это будет ей не по силам, то из любви к жизни родить себе преемников, которые это сделают вместо неё (Пастернак 1). For a moment she [Lara] rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or, if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place (1a).
         ♦...Иногда в голове возникают изумительные проекты, но чувствуешь, что тебе не под силу протолкнуть их через соответствующие учреждения (Искандер 4). Sometimes an amazing scheme will come to you, but you are aware that you don't have what it takes to push it through the appropriate channels (4a).
         ♦...[ Я] взвалил его [баллон] на плечо... Пройдя первые десять ступенек, я понял, что слишком много взял на себя. Лет пять назад я мог пройти с таким баллоном втрое больше, теперь это было мне не под силу (Войнович 5)....I hefted the cylinder up on my shoulder....After the first ten steps I realized that I'd bitten off more than I could chew. Five years ago I could have carried a cylinder like that three times as far, but now it was too much for me (5a).
         ♦ Путь Хлебникова был для меня запретен. Да и кому, кроме него, оказался бы он под силу? (Лившиц 1). For me the path chosen by Khlebnikov was a forbidden one. And who, apart from him, would have found the strength to pursue it? (1a).
         ♦ "Давайте найдём себе дело по силам. К примеру, преферанс" (Распутин 1). "Let's turn to something we're more competent at - a game of preference, for instance" (1a).
         ♦ "Вопрос обсуждаемого романа - чего стоит человеку социализм и под силу ли цена?" (Солженицын 2). "The question in the novel we are discussing is: What does socialism cost, and is the price within our means?" (2a).
    2. sth. is very difficult or impossible for s.o. to do (because he lacks decisiveness, does not dare to, cannot overcome his sluggishness etc):
    - X Y-y не под силу Y just can't (get himself to <make himself etc >) do X;
    - [in limited contexts] Y can't bear the thought of doing X.
         ♦ [Мандельштам] не мог отделить мою судьбу от своей... Мою любовь к живописи... он сразу забрал себе и так же решил поступить с Шекспиром. Ведь любить врозь означает отделиться друг от друга - это было ему не под силу (Мандельштам 2).... Не [Mandelstam] could make no distinction between my life and his own....He had immediately taken over my love of painting...and decided on the same policy with regard to Shakespeare. Loving different things was the same as separating, and he just could not bear the thought (2a).

    Большой русско-английский фразеологический словарь > не под силу

  • 5 Видеться, встречаться (see each other)

    General subject: See much of each other

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Видеться, встречаться (see each other)

  • 6 приличие, как принято, как подобает It's not the done thing to be late for one's first board meeting

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > приличие, как принято, как подобает It's not the done thing to be late for one's first board meeting

  • 7 EACH

    Русско-английский словарь пословиц и поговорок > EACH

  • 8 THING

    • Great things have a small beginning - Старый бык тоже теленком был (C)
    • If it's not one thing, it's another - Беда не ходит одна (B)
    • Never too much of a good thing - Кашу маслом не испортишь (K)
    • There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy - Чего на свете не бывает! (4)
    • There are more things than are thought of in heaven and earth - Чего на свете не бывает! (4)
    • There are stranger things in reality than can be found in romances - Нарочно не придумаешь (H), Чего на свете не бывает! (4)
    • Thing easy to get is easy to lose (A) - Легко добыто, легко и прожито (Л)
    • Things are going from bad to worse - Час от часу не легче (4)
    • Things are not always as they seem - Внешность обманчива (B)
    • Things couldn't be worse - Дела, как сажа бела (Д)
    • Things turn out for the man who digs - Где мед, там и пчелы (Г)
    • Things which hurt, instruct (The) - Беды мучат, уму учат (B)
    • When things are at their worst, they will mend - После грозы - ведро (П)
    • You can never have too much of a good thing - Кашу маслом не испортишь (K)
    • You can't have too much of a good thing - Кашу маслом не испортишь (K)

    Русско-английский словарь пословиц и поговорок > THING

  • 9 схваченный (как во все схвачено - the whole thing's taped

    Jargon: taped

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > схваченный (как во все схвачено - the whole thing's taped

  • 10 A 180 heading reversal by a flight where aircraft turn into each other

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > A 180 heading reversal by a flight where aircraft turn into each other

  • 11 A horizontal hug where the friends/lovers lie back to chest, and fit into each others nooks. They fit together like spoons.

    Current usage: Spooning

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > A horizontal hug where the friends/lovers lie back to chest, and fit into each others nooks. They fit together like spoons.

  • 12 A price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close for a security each day over a specified period of time.

    Economy: candlestick

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > A price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close for a security each day over a specified period of time.

  • 13 A series of rolling maneuvers in which each of two opposing aircraft is attempting to roll to his opponent's 6 o'clock

    Aviation: rolling scissors (An energy depleting, maximum performance situation which frequently ends up in a slow speed, high AOA descent)

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > A series of rolling maneuvers in which each of two opposing aircraft is attempting to roll to his opponent's 6 o'clock

  • 14 Any Stupid Thing

    Rude: AST

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Any Stupid Thing

  • 15 Assorted Spiffy Thing

    Textile: AST

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Assorted Spiffy Thing

  • 16 Auris Uterque (Latin: each ear)

    Abbreviation: AU

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Auris Uterque (Latin: each ear)

  • 17 Bash That Thing Twice

    Electronics: BTTT

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Bash That Thing Twice

  • 18 Books Each And Everyday

    Education: BEE

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Books Each And Everyday

  • 19 Bossy Little Thing

    Jocular: BLT

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Bossy Little Thing

  • 20 Buy That Thing

    Business: BTT

    Универсальный русско-английский словарь > Buy That Thing

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