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Give Russian equivalents of the phraseological units. Memorize them

Complete the following similes, using words from the list below. Translate them into Russian.

Explain the meaning of the following phraseological units. Use them in sentences of your own.

The apple of discord, a dog in the manger, grass widow, talk through one's hat, pull somebody's leg, in the twinkling of an eye, between two fires, at the top of the ladder, snake in the grass, hot head, blue stocking, beat about the bush, back the wrong horse, play first (second) fiddle.

As merry (lively) as... as large as… as drunk as…

As fit as... as like as… as black as…

As clear as... as mad as… as bold as…

As busy as... as neat as… as ugly as…

As dead as... as old as… as true as…

As fat as... as pale as… as cold as…

As innocent as... as slippery as… as plain as…

As sure as...

(a babe unborn, day, fiddle, cricket, door-nail, steel, a bee, butter, eggs is eggs, an eel, a ghost, a new pin, two peas, the hills, a March hare, a lord, a crow, brass, life, sin, two and two make four)

1. It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back. 2. Can the leopard change his spots? 3. To have (to put) all one's eggs in one basket. 4. There is no use crying over spilt milk. 5. To set one's heart upon something. 6. To set the Thames on fire. 7. When the cat's away, the mice will play. 8. To cut one's coat according to one's cloth. 9. To eat humble pie. 10. To let the grass grow under one’s feet (to let no grass grow under one's feet). 11. To give somebody a piece of one's mind. 12, A stitch in time saves nine. 13. Tell it to the marines! 14. A skeleton in the cupboard. 15. To have a finger in the pie. 14. To skate (to be) on thin ice. 17. To spare the rod and spoil the child. 18. To build castles in the air. 19. To take the bull by the horns. 20. To let the cat out of the bag. 21. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 22. Birds of a feather flock together. 23. Where there is a will, there is a way. 24. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth. 25. To be in the same boat (box). 26. The pot calls the kettle black. 27. Let us return to our mut­tons. 28. To let off steam. 29. To put two and two together. 30. To make a clean breast of.

7.Give the English equivalents for the following Russian proverbs:

Нет худа без добра. В гостях хорошо, а дома лучше. С глаз долой, из сердца вон. Дуракам закон не писан. Он пороху не выдумает. Слезами горю не поможешь. Поспешишь – людей насмешишь. Взялся за гуж, не говори, что не дюж. Видеть (смотреть) сквозь розовые очки (видеть всœе в розо­вом свете). Читать между строк. Хвататься за соломинку. Привычка - вторая натура. Платить той же монетой. Встав­лять палки в колеса. Играть с огнем. Речь - серебро, молча­ние - золото. Между двух огней. 10. Положить конец чему-ли­бо. Игра не стоит свеч. Между молотом и наковальней.. Не всœе то золото, что блестит. Лучше поздно, чем никогда. В гостях хорошо, но дома лучше. Пан или пропал. Попасть пальцем в небо. 19. На­зывать вещи своими именами. Нет дыма без огня.