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1 when someone is severely punished by being hit:
I got such a walloping from my father when he came home.

FLIRTATION-related idioms
make a move on sb {informal}
to show someone you are sexually attracted to them; to try to start a romantic or sexual relationship with someone; start being romantic with someone; to attempt to seduce someone.
When trying to start a relationship, most of us try to choose the best time to make a move. Making a move could mean asking someone out, kissing someone for the first time, or letting someone know that we’re interested.

• Was he making a move on me? I think he was.
• Jed is known for making moves on young women.
• As soon as Ellen left the room, her boyfriend made a move on me. (Cambridge Idioms Dictionary)
• Farnsworth made a move on my sister when she was only 17.
(Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms)
• I waited for Robert to make a move during the movie, but he never kissed me!

People can also make a move at work, at school and in sports. When someone makes a move, they are taking a risk or making a big change. It may not work out, but it’s important to try.

But you do have a crush on someone. Am I right?— Yeah, OK. Fine. It’s true. I do have a crush on someone. He’s a friend of mine. He’s such a great guy, and we’ve been hanging out so much, but I just don’t know if I’m ready to make a move. Do you know what I mean? (

make a pass at sb to flirt with someone; to make a romantic advance at someone; to speak to or touch someone in a way that shows you would like to start a sexual relationship with them; to flirt with or suggest sexual activity with someone; to act toward someone in a way that shows a sexual interest in them (This often has sexual implications.)

• I was shocked when Ann made a pass at me.
• I think Bob was making a pass at me, but he did it very subtly.
• Can you believe it? Larry made a pass at me! No one ever makes a pass at me. (
• He made a pass at her at Simon's party. (Cambridge Idioms Dictionary)
• It seems as if those boys can't think of much more than fast cars and making passes at girls. (Cambridge Dictionary of American Idiom)

come on to someone to to flirt, to show sexual interest in sb, to make sexual advances toward them

• …trying to come on to me during the party.
• I left home because my step father kept coming on to me.
• Kim is so pretty that guys come on to her all the time. They don't really care whether or not she has a personality

make a play (for sb) to attempt to attract the romantic interest of someone. (Informal.)
• Ann made a play for Bill, but he wasn't interested in her.
• I knew he liked me, but I never thought he'd make a play.

make eyes (at sb) to flirt with someone.
• Tom spent all afternoon making eyes at Ann.
• How could they sit there in class making eyes?

make out (with sb) to flirt with, kiss, or hug someone; to make love (to someone). (Slang.)
• Bob was trying to make out with Sally all evening.
• She didn't want to make out, so she left.

make time (with sb) to flirt with, date, or hang around with someone. (Informal.)
• I hear that Tom's been making time with Ann.
• I hear they've beenmaking time for months.

on the make making sexual advances; seeking sexual activities. (Slang.)
• It seems like Bill is always on the make.
• He should meet Sally, who is also on the make.

pick someone up to attempt to become acquainted with someone for romantic or sexual purposes. (Informal.)
• Who are you anyway? Are you trying to pick me up?
• No, I never picked up anybody in my life!

play footsie (with sb)
to attract someone's attention by touching feet under the table; to flirt with someone.
• Bill was trying to play footsie with Sally at the dinner table. The hostess was appalled.
• They shouldn't play footsie at a formal dinner.

play hard to get
to be coy, shy, and fickle. (Usually refers to someone of the opposite sex.)
• Why can't we go out? Why do you play hard to get?
• Sally annoys all the boys because she plays hard to get.

put out (for sb){US slang} {especially of a woman} (to agree to have sex with somebody; to engage in sexual intercourse) — отдаваться, соглашаться переспать

Example: I wasn't going to put out just because he'd paid for dinner. (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

(a lustful man; a sexually excited, desirous or sexually aggressive man or sexually aggressive man.) — сексуально озабоченный или возбужденый

Example: You little horndog! (American Pie))

A funny word for a person who always wants sex (i.e.…who is ‘horny’).
horny (A term that describes a person who is sexually aroused) —сексуально возбужденный
snog(kiss and cuddle amorously)

The pair were snogging on the sofa.
He snogged my girl at a party.

2 a long kiss or a period of amorous kissing and cuddling

he gave her a proper snog, not just a peck.

take a fancy/liking to (someone or something) (to develop a fondness or a preference for someone or something) — понравиться

Example: Liz took a fancy to the new person who she was working with. — Лиз очень понравился новый сотрудник.

# have a crush on romantic love, used especially for young people

Example: She has a crush on my brother, but the feelings aren't mutal, and he has to tell her how he feels.

be on cloud nine extreme happiness; also "seventh heaven"

Sample Sentences
dating couple
* blind date: a date with a stranger
-- You hafta be really brave to go on a blind date.
* nip something in the bud: stop something from starting in the first place
-- You'd better just nip that plan in the bud because I'm not going out on any more blind dates.
* gee (interjection): used to express annoyance, disgust, or surprise
-- Gee! I didn't know she felt that way.
* get something off your chest: talk about something that has been bothering you
-- Look. We really hafta talk tonight. There's something I hafta get off my chest, and it can't wait until tomorrow.
* beat around the bush: avoid talking about something directly
-- Stop beating around the bush and tell me how you feel. You hafta tell me exactly how you feel if you want me to understand you

* be on cloud nine: extreme happiness; also "seventh heaven"
-- She was on cloud nine after he proposed to her.
* stand up: not meeting someone you promise to do so
-- I can't believe stood me up on the first date!
* lead on: make someone think something is true when it is not
-- You shouldn't lead her on if you really aren't interested in her. You just hafta be honest.
* dump: end a romantic relationship, often without care
-- She dumped the guy when she found out he was dating someone else.
* jerk: a person who does stupid or annoying things
-- You really hafta end this relationship with this guy. He's a jerk because he only thinks of himself.
* show true colors: reveal your true self
-- People often don't show true colors until they get married.
* promise the moon: make big promises that might be impossible to do
In life, you hafta be realistic and not promise the moon when there is no way to make something happen
* Mr. Right: the perfect partner
-- You're not going to find Mr. Right at the library.
* find the one: find the right person to date or marry
-- She thought she had found the one at the party last week, but she soon realized he wasn't her type.
* put up with: endure something or someone without complaint
-- Putting up with problems in a relationship isn't something you want to deal with over the long term. Instead, you hafta learn to resolve problems; no relationship is problem-free
* give the cold shoulder: pay no attention to, snub
-- If you give him the cold shoulder for no reason, he definately won't ask you out again.
* tie the knot: get married
-- My wife and I tied the knot on her birthday on a beach in Hawaii. What a great way to get married!
* rosy: hopeful, optimistic
-- There hasta be a way to get it through her head that life isn't all rosy 24-hours-a-day.
* make up: become friendly with someone again after having problems
-- When you have problems in a relationship, you sometimes just hafta swallow your pridge, apologize, and make up. It usually matters little who was at fault.
* give-and-take: a state where people work together in allowing each other to do things they want
-- Allowing some give-and-take is crucial to a healthy relationship .

# cover a lot of ground: travel a far distance
-- If you wanna cover a lot of ground this weekend, we might wanna consider renting a car.

--- They certainly don’t have the best interest of mankind at heart. -- не в интересах человечества

<.........> to prove they


to prove they knowingly published false information about


RELATIONSHIP (collocations)

rapport n
relationship, connection
have a good rapport — иметь хорошие отношения
..... I can ask him to do this favor for you. We have a good rapport.
..... Look, it seems like you two have a good rapport.

1 between people/groups/countries
-- friendly, good, happy, harmonious, healthy, strong
-- broken, difficult, failed, fragile, poor, stormy, strained, troubled, uneasy

...If you have a stormy relationship , your relationship is extremely emotional, with a lot of ups and downs. (бурные отношения)

-- close, intense, intimate, special

...Britain's special relationship with the US

enduring, lasting, long-standing, long-term, permanent, serious, stable, steady

....He was not married, but he was in a stable relationship.

-- brief, casual
-- family, human, interpersonal, one-to-one, personal
-- doctor-patient, parent-child, etc.
-- business, contractual, formal, marital, physical, power, professional, sexual, social, working
-- caring, love-hate, loving

— enjoy, have
They enjoyed a close working relationship.
The school has a very good relationship with the community.
He had brief relationships with several women.
— begin, build (up), develop, establish, foster
Building strong relationships is essential.
They established a relationship of trust.
— cement, improve, strengthen | continue, maintain | handle, manage
He's not very good at handling personal relationships.
— break off
She broke off the relationship when she found out about his gambling.
— destroy
Lack of trust destroys many relationships.

— exist
We want to improve the relationship that exists between the university and the town.
— blossom, deepen, develop | flourish | work
I tried everything to make our relationship work.
— continue, last | deteriorate, go wrong, worsen | break down, break up, fail

RELATIONSHIP + NOUN difficulties, problems | goals

— in a/the ~
In normal human relationships there has to be some give and take.
At the moment he isn't in a relationship.
~ among
The focus is on relationships among European countries.
~ between, ~ to their relationship to each other
~ with

the breakdown of a relationship,
a network/web of relationships

2 family connection
ADJ. blood, family, kin, kinship
PREP. in a/the ~ Some people think only about themselves, even in family relationships.
~ between
‘What's the relationship between you and Tony?’ ‘He's my cousin.’
~ to What relationship are you to Pat?

3 connection between two or more things
ADJ. close There's a close relationship between increased money supply and inflation. | direct | clear | complex | significant | true | particular | inverse, negative the inverse relationship between gas consumption and air temperature | positive | causal, dynamic, reciprocal | linear, spatial | economic, functional, legal | natural, organic | symbolic

VERB + RELATIONSHIP bear, have The fee bears little relationship to the service provided. | examine, explore, look at, study His latest book examines the relationship between spatial awareness and mathematical ability. | discover, find They discovered a relationship between depression and lack of sunlight. | demonstrate, show | see, understand | stand in Women and men stand in a different relationship to language.

in a/the ~
The different varieties of the language are in a dynamic relationship with each other.
~ between
I can't see the relationship between the figures and the diagram.
~ to
the relationship of a parasite to its host
~ with

the nature of the relationship'

try to get the attention or love of
to try to persuade someone to support you or to use your business
--- уговаривать, обхаживать
уха́живать; сва́таться
угова́ривать, докуча́ть про́сьбами

.... Lin is trying to clear her company's legal status as she woos investors.
..... A candidate must woo voters by making them feel important.
woo sb away from sth
..... The airline was heavily discounting fares to woo passengers away from their competitors.
..... The airline has been offering discounted tickets to woo passengers away from their competitors. (CALD)
woo sb with sth
..... The team's new owners hope to woo disappointed fans with several high-profile players.
..... The party has been trying to woo the voters with promises of electoral reform. (CALD)

If a man woos a woman, he gives her a lot of attention in an attempt to persuade her to marry him

..... He wooed her for months with flowers and expensive presents. (CALD)
..... Mike’s been trying to woo Joan for months. I think it’s working, because she said she’d go out with him.(EB)
..... You need to woo her. Here’s what you should do. Bake her some empanadas and you bring them to Sara at work. (EB)

<........> be an item (to


be an item (to be romantically involved)
Said about a couple when they are having a romantic relationship.

Example: I heard that Amanda and Jeff are an item.
I saw Darren and Emma there. Are they an item? (CALD)
Yes, James and I are ___ now. We've been dating for two months.
Example: Did you know she is dating the courier driver? That's right, they are an item.
Example 2: Amanda and Jeff had been an item for months before I even knew about it. And now you tell me they're getting married!
No one is surprised to see them together anymore; it is generally recognized that they are an item.



A friend in need is a friend indeed, a proverb meaning that a true friend is a person who will help you when you really need someone.
• When Bill helped me with geometry, I really learned the
meaning of "A friend in need is a friend indeed."
"A friend in need is a friend indeed" sounds silly until you need someone very badly.

(as) thick as thieves very close-knit;
friendly; allied.
• Mary, Tom, and Sally are as thick as thieves. They go everywhere
• Those two families are thick as thieves.

be friends with sb to be a friend of someone.
• Sally is friends with Bill.
• Mary and Bill are friends with one another.
be well-disposed toward sb/sth
to feel positively toward someone or something; to feel favorable toward someone or something.
• I do not think I will get a raise since the boss is not well-disposed toward me.
• The senators are well-disposed toward giving themselves a raise.

close to someone
fond of someone; very good friends with someone.
• Tom is very close to Mary. They may get married.
• Mr. Smith isn't exactly close to Mrs. Smith.

come out of one's shell to become more
• Ann, you should come out of your shell and spend more time with your friends.
• Come out of your shell, Tom. Go out and make some friends.

cozy up (to someone) to be extra friendly with someone, perhaps in hope of special favors in return. (Informal or
slang.) • Look at that lawyer cozying up to the judge!
• Lawyers who cozy up like
that usually get into big trouble.

curry favor (with someone) to try to win favor from someone.
• The lawyer tried to curry favor with the judge.
• It's silly to curry favor, just act yourself.
fair-weather friend someone who is
your friend only when things are going well for you. (This person will desert you when things go badly for you.) •
Bill wouldn't help me with my homework.
He's just a fair-weather friend.
• A fairweather friend isn't much help in an emergency.

friend or foe a friend or an enemy.
(Fixed order.)
• I can't tell whether Jim is friend or foe.
• "Who goes there? Friend or foe?" asked the sentry.

get along (with someone) AND get on
(with someone)
to be friends with someone; to cooperate with someone.
•I just can't seem to get along with you. •We must try harder to get along. • How do you get on with John? • Oh, we get

get close (to someone) to be close
friends with someone; to get to know
someone well. • I would really like to get
close to Jane, but she's so unfriendly. • We
talked for hours and hours, but I never felt
that we were getting close. • It's very hard
to get next to someone who won't talk to
get off to start off (on a friendship).
• Tom and Bill had never met before. They seemed to get off all right, though.
• I'm glad they got off so well.
get on the good side of sb to get in someone's favor.
• You had better behave properly if you want to get on the good side of Mary.
• If you want to get on the good side of your teacher, you must do your homework.
grow apart -- отдаляться друг от друга

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart. -- После трагедии Лорел начинает существовать в собственной новой реальности, в которой она и ее лучшая подруга отдаляются друг от друга.

hang around (with sb) AND
go around with someone to spend a lot of
time with someone; to waste away time with someone.
• John hangs around with Bill a lot.
• They've been going around with the Smiths.
• I've asked them all to stop hanging around.
hang out (with sb) to waste time in the company of someone.
• I hope Bob isn't hanging out with the wrong people.
• He needs to spend more time studying and less time hanging out.

hit it off (with someone) to quickly become good friends with someone.
• Look how John hit it off with Mary.
• Yes, they really hit it off.

in with sb friends with someone; having influence with someone.
• Are you in with John? I need to ask him for a favor.
• I've heard that the mayor is in with the county treasurer.

keep someone company to sit or stay
with someone, especially someone who
is lonely. • / kept my uncle company for
a few hours. • He was very grateful for
someone to keep him company. He gets
very lonely.

kith and kin friends and relatives; people
known to someone. (Fixed order.) • I was delighted to find all my kith and kin waiting for me at the airport to welcome
me home. • I sent cards to my kith and
kin, telling them of my arrival.
on good terms (with someone) friendly
with someone. • I'm on good terms with
Ann. I'll ask her to help. D We're on good
terms now. Last week we were not.
on speaking terms (with someone) on
friendly terms with someone. (Often in the negative.)
• I'm not on speaking terms with Mary. We had a serious disagreement.
• We're not on speaking terms.

pal around (with someone) to be
friends with someone; to be the companion
of someone. • Bill likes to pal
around with Mary, but it's nothing serious.
• Ann and Jane still like to pal
run around with someone AND go
around with someone
to be friends with someone; to go places with regular friends. • John and I were great
friends. We used to run around with each
other all the time. • Mary went around
with Jane for about a year.
son of a gun old friend (male). (A
friendly—male-to-male—way of referring
to a friend. Use with caution.) •
Why Bill, you old son of a gun, I haven't
seen you in three or four years. • When
is that son of a gun John going to come
visit us? He's neglecting his friends.
strike up a friendship to become
friends (with someone). • / struck up a
friendship with John while we were on a
business trip together. • If you're lonely,
you should go out and try to strike up a
friendship with someone you like.
warm up to someone to become
friendly with someone; to get used to a
person and become friends. • It took a
while before John warmed up to me, but
then we became good friends. • It's hard
to warm up to Sally. She's very quiet and

Sample Sentences

* a rip-off: an item that is unreasonably expensive

-- You ought ta of bought the computer from me. The one you have was way too expensive . . . what a rip-off.

* pay through the nose: pay too much for an item

-- Unfortunately, he didn't know much about car repairs and paid through the nose to get his car fixed.

* fly-by-night: an untrustworthy business that might close quickly

-- Although she didn't realize it at the time, she bought the vacuum from a fly-by-night shop which quickly went out of business. She should of heeded my advice to buy the same thing at an established store.

* buck: dollar

-- The TV was on sale for $30 bucks, but I didn't buy one at the time. Looking back, I ought ta of purchased at least two for future gifts.

* sucker:: a person who is easily tricked into doing something

-- I can't believe I was such a sucker to buy that camera online. I really should of looked into things more carefully.

* take someone to the cleaners: get someone to spend a lot of money unnecessarily

-- You can find some good buys on the Internet, but you ought to check things out or some businesses might take you to the cleaners.

* pick up: get

-- Where did you pick up that video camera? It looks nice.

* on sale: available for purchase at a lower price

-- Ah. You could of bought that jacket on sale a week ago at a store around the corner.

* on a first-come, first-served basis: not reserving an item for sale

-- Sorry, but can't hold the item since everything in the store is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

* green: naive or a novice at something, without experience

-- He's so green that he'll fall for any Internet scam.

gimmick: a clever sales trick to get people to buy

-- That Website uses all sorts of gimmicks to get people to buy their products, but I still not sold on their company.

* have someone's number: to know something about someone

-- Once you start ordering from that company, they've got your number and know that you'll order again.

* cough up: give unwillingly

-- Hey, you could of saved money by not coughing up $50 for that cheap jacket.

* wad: a think pile or mass of something, like money or chewing gum

-- You shouldn't of carried around that large wad of cash. That way, you might not of lost it. Next time, you might listen to my advice.

* pay an arm and a leg: spend a great deal of money

-- If you not careful, you'll end up paying an arm and a leg for souvenirs in that country.

* slash prices: cut or reduce drastically

-- You ought to wait a little longer because I have a feeling that the store will slash prices on their winter clothing, now that the season is almost over.

* blow money : spend money carelessly ТРАНЖИРИТЬ, СПУСКАТЬ. БРОСАТЬ НА ВЕТЕР

-- She blew all of her money on the last day of the trip.
# splurge: spend a great deal of money
-- Don't splurge and buy too many souvenirs now because you might run out of money and not have enough when you really wanna pick up something for your girlfriend.
# shell out: pay

-- Are you really sure you wanna shell out $50 for that radio?
# a steal: something very inexpensive

-- Hey, this bag is a steal! You won't find the same bag cheaper anywhere.

# buck: dollar
-- Could you loan me a few bucks until later tonight? There are some gifts I wanna buy for my family, but I don't have any money on me at the moment.

Ah, man. You should of done at least that. I mean, man, you're so green. [Green?] That's a sales gimmick, and these Websites know they have your number and (that) you're ready to cough up a wad of cash for this thing. Listen, you have to look for the best deals, or you'll end up paying an arm and a leg for worthless junk. Trust me on this one.

on the rebound › to be

on the rebound
› to be unhappy because your romantic relationship has ended
быть в депрессии после разочарования

.......She was on the rebound when she met her second husband .
(Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary)