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There's more important things *at stake*.

At stake

At stake - If something that is valuable is at stake, it is in a situation where it might be lost.

Под угрозой/на кону.


That's the *exhaust fumes*.

Это выхлопные газы.


She *was taken hostage*.

A hostage
To take hostage
To be taken hostage

Взять заложника
Быть взятой в заложники


There's the *genuine article*.

Это подлинник.


Rocastle: Keep a *civil tongue*, boy.

Выражайся культурно

(Попридержи язык)


This *tried and true* trick is a classic for a reason. The repetitive nature of flashcards gives you exposure to the words over and over until they come naturally.

Tried and true

Tried and true - проверенный временем


JOAN: Answer me this. Just one question, that's all. If the Doctor had never visited us, if he'd never chosen this place *on a whim*, would anybody here have died? (no answer) You can go.

On a whim

On a whim - по своей прихоти


Donna: Do you mind if I *pop to the loo?*

Pop to the loo - загляну в туалет


SYLVIA: I thought you were only moving back for a couple of weeks. Look at you. I mean, you're never gonna find a flat, not while you're on the dole.

To be on the dole

To be on the dole - быть на пособии по безработице.


Partners in crime

A partner in crime is a person who regularly helps someone else to plan a crime.

Соучастники, подельники


FOSTER: Oh, politics are *none of my concern*.

None of somebody's concern/Not somebody's concern

None of somebody's concern/Not somebody's concern - if something is not your concern, you are not interested in it and you do not need to worry about it or become involved in it.


Donna: If you are going *to take the mickey*, I'll just put my hood back up.

To take the mickey out of someone

To take the mickey out of someone - to laugh at someone and make them seem silly, in a funny or unkind way.

Насмехаться над кем-то


HALPEN: Mister Kess, what the hell's going on?
KESS [OC]: Ood *on the loose*, sir.

On the loose

On the loose - If a dangerous person or animal is on the loose, that person or animal is free to move around a place and harm people.

На свободе


And now, with heavy heart, I must leave you, my dear friends.

And now I have a heavy heart.



This isn't a *shotgun wedding*, although, yes, she is pregnant, and, yes, we did just decide to get married today.

Shotgun wedding (informal)

Shotgun wedding - a marriage that is arranged very quickly and suddenly because the woman is pregnant.


Sweetie, that ship has sailed.

Ship has sailed

That ship has sailed" means. an opportunity has passed or been lost. it's too late to change something or a situation.

Поезд ушёл


Karen is such a *swagger jacker*, as soon as she found out that my favorite color was orange, she ran out to buy everything in orange.

A swagger jacker

A swagger jacker - a person who doesn't know how to be themselves so they copy other people's style, hobbies and etc.they might try to look and be just like you and try to take your boy/girl friends.


*Come what may*, I will not break my word.

Come what may

Come what may - whatever happens.

Будь что будет


- Where shall we go for dinner?
- *Not fussed/Not bothered*

Not fussed = I'm not fussed

Not fussed/not bothered - to have no preference

Fuss /fʌs/


- This party is rubbish. I *might as well have stayed at home*.
- Shall we go home?
- Yeah, might as well. (= We might as well go home)

May/might as well

May/might as well - used to suggest doing something, often when there is nothing better to do. (B2)


DONNA: I've heard all about you. He talks about you all the time.
MARTHA: *I dread to think*.

Dread to think /dred/

Dread to think - used to say that you do not want to think about something because it is too worrying. (C2)


DOCTOR: Oh, I'd rather you were fighting.

Would rather

Would rather - used to show that you prefer to have or do one thing more than another. (B1)


Until 2019, it's the Liberal Party's Justin Trudeau *at the helm* as Canada's prime minister.

A helm

At the helm.

A helm - noun
a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered.
the entire steering apparatus of a ship.
the angle with the fore-and-aft line made by a rudder when turned:
15-degree helm.