1 not to turn a hair(not to turn a hair (тж. without turning a hair))1) без устали, без передышки
He had not turned a hair till we came to Walcot church. (J. Austen, ‘Northanger Abbey’, ch. VII) — Подъезжая к уолкотской церкви, мы заметили, что лошадь наша взмокла.
He can play the piano for three hours without turning a hair. — Ему нипочем и три часа играть на рояле.2) не боясь, не смущаясь; ≈ глазом не моргнуть, и ухом не повести (тж. never turned a hair)
Doyle: "...And he got about half a pint of whisky out of you." Broadbent: "It did him no harm. He never turned a hair." (B. Shaw, ‘John Bull's Other Island’, act I) — Дойл: "...Ничего себе - выдуть полпинты виски!" Бродбент: "И ничего ему при этом не сделалось. Он и глазом не моргнул."
Rev. S: "I did not observe that Sir George drank excessively." Frank: "You were not in a condition to, Gov'nor..." Rev. S: "Is Crofts up yet?" Frank: "Oh, long ago. He hasn't turned a hair: he is in much better practice than you - has kept it up ever since probably." (B. Shaw, ‘Mrs. Warren's Profession’, act III) — Пастор: "я не заметил, чтобы сэр Джордж пил слишком много." Фрэнк: "Вы были не в состоянии это заметить, родитель..." Пастор: "А Крофтс встал?" Фрэнк: "О, давным-давно. Он ни в одном глазу! Видно, что чаще вашего прикладывается, а всего вернее, прикладывается непрерывно."
‘What do you think of her?’ ‘Fascinating.’ ‘I'll tell her that, she won't turn a hair. The earth's most matter-of-fact young woman.’ (J. Galsworthy, ‘Maid it Waiting’, ch. X) — - что вы о ней думаете? - Очаровательна. - я ей это скажу, но это не произведет на нее впечатления. Самая прозаическая на свете молодая особа.
I'd spend money like water on all sorts of silly rubbish and never turn a hair, but I hate spending money on paper. (J. Priestley, ‘Angel Pavement’, ch. V) — я не поморщившись трачу деньги без счета на всякую чепуху, а вот на бумагу мне денег жалко.
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