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put+the+(tin)+lid+on

  • 1 put the tin lid on

    Общая лексика: положить конец (чему-л.)

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > put the tin lid on

  • 2 put the tin lid on things

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    That has really put the tin lid on things — Ну, теперь писец котенку

    On the way back I had a flat tyre. And I found the spare was flat too. That pretty well put the tin lid on things — По дороге домой у меня полетела шина. И запасная была проколотой, так что я оказался в отчаянном положении

    The new dictionary of modern spoken language > put the tin lid on things

  • 3 put the lid on

    разг.
    угробить, доконать; сорвать (планы и т. п.); довершить беду

    Higgins: "Oh, after your first visit I remember making some silly joke of the kind." Doolittle: "Ah! You may well call it a silly joke. It put the lid on me right enough." (B. Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’, act V) — Хиггинс: "Кажется, после нашего последнего разговора я действительно отпустил какую-то глупую шутку в этом роде." Дулиттл: "Хороша шутка! Она меня в гроб уложила, эта ваша шутка!"

    ‘He hasn't come back...’ ‘This rather puts the lid on,’ said Christina Alberta. ‘What are we going to do now?’ (H. G. Wells, ‘Christina Alberta's Father’, book I, ch. VI) — - Он не вернулся... - Это конец, - сказала Кристина Альберта. - Что же нам теперь делать?

    Russ: "The failure of this last piece has put the lid on the... Theatre. But the crisis has been approaching for a long time." (A. Bennett, ‘The Love-Mutch’, sc. 2) — Расс: "Провал этой последней пьесы доконал... театр. Но кризис назревал уже давно."

    But Algy's put the lid on that plan. (D. Cusack and. F. James, ‘Come in Spinner’, ‘Saturday II’) — Но Элджи сорвал этот план.

    Large English-Russian phrasebook > put the lid on

См. также в других словарях:

  • put the (tin) lid on something — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the (tin) lid on things — put the (tin) ˈlid on sth/things idiom (BrE, informal) to be the final act or event that spoils your plans or hopes Main entry: ↑lididiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put the tin or top hat or the (tin) lid on —  Finish. Create a severe set back. Bring to the limit of endurance …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • lid on it, that's put the (tin-) —  That s ruined everything …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • tin lid — I. /tɪn ˈlɪd/ (say tin lid) noun Colloquial a child. {rhyming slang tin lid kid} II. /tɪn ˈlɪd/ (say tin lid) phrase put the tin lid on, Colloquial to complete (an action) irrevocably …   Australian English dictionary

  • tin lid on it, that's put the —  That is a serious set back, which may have put an end to everything …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • top hat on it, that's put the —  Same as tin.lid …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • tin — n. & v. n. 1 Chem. a silvery white malleable metallic element resisting corrosion, occurring naturally in cassiterite and other ores, and used esp. in alloys and for plating thin iron or steel sheets to form tin plate. Usage: Symb.: Sn. 2 a a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lid — n. 1 a hinged or removable cover, esp. for the top of a container. 2 = EYELID. 3 the operculum of a shell or a plant. 4 sl. a hat. Phrases and idioms: put the lid (or tin lid) on Brit. colloq. 1 be the culmination of. 2 put a stop to. take the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Man in Grey (novel) — Infobox Book | name = The Man in Grey title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of the 1918 First Edition author = Baroness Orczy illustrator = cover artist = country = UK language = English series = genre = Historical novel publisher =… …   Wikipedia

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