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    «Медные выпуклости». В Британии в XIX в. мебель, созданная руками мастеров, часто украшалась разнообразными деталями, сделанными из различных материалов, наиболее дорогим из которых была чистая медь. Фраза with brass knobs on стала означать излишества или дополнительные, но ненужные украшения.

    They have a lovely garden and swimming pool — everything with brass knobs on. — У них чудесные сад и плавательный бассейн, но всё это с какими-то ненужными украшениями.

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  • with (brass) knobs on Brit. — with (brass) knobs on Brit. informal and something more, used especially for returning an insult. → knob …   English new terms dictionary

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  • same to you with brass knobs on! — Exclam. A dismissive and contemptuous retort …   English slang and colloquialisms

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