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име́ть в виду́
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to mean, to imply; to keep in mind
приде́лать но́ги
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to steal (lit.: to attach legs)
вот-вот
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just about to, just on the point of, at any moment now
ввести́ в обихо́д
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to implement, to bring into use, to introduce
чи́стой воды́
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(figurative) pure, clear, absolute
за уша́ми треща́ть
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used to desribe somebody eating greedily (lit. - to crack behind the ears)
сбить с то́лку
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to confuse, to bewilder, to obfuscate, to mislead, to baffle, to muddle, to wrack one’s brains
в ку́рсе
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in the know, familiar with, (to be) posted, (to be) aware
во что бы то ни ста́ло
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at all cost, at any price, at all hazards
отню́дь не
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by no means, not at all
ума́ не приложу́
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I have no idea
как раз
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just right, exactly
всё равно́
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it's all the same, it doesn't matter, (I) don't care; anyway, still, in any case
то и де́ло
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every now and then, time and again, every so often
бо́жий одува́нчик
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(lit. - God's dandelion) about an old, quiet and harmless person (mostly women)
терпе́ть не мочь
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can't stand, to hate, to dislike strongly
так уж и быть
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(reluctant) fine, ok, all right
отку́да ни возьми́сь
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out of the blue, out of nowhere, out of thin air
да ты что
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expression of surprise (~ are you serious? really?)
всё путём
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everything is ok / tip-top
тяп-ляп
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anyhow, in a slipshod way, botched up
как ни крути́
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anyway (lit. - no matter how you turn it)
на одно́м дыха́нии
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in one breath
почём зря
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~ without rhyme or reason, for nothing
в упо́р
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face to face, right up to, point-blank
так получи́лось
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it happened this way, it so fell out
ска́жешь то́же
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~ you must be kidding! what are you talking about? not at all!
то́же мне
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~ that's not ... (expresses disapproval in relation to something or someone, lit. - also to me)
не ахти́
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nothing special, so-so
чуть не
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nearly, almost
кишка́ тонка́
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not enough strength, abilities, means (to do something)
так тебе́ и на́до
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you asked for it!, it serves you right!
так де́ло не пойдёт
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that won't do; this way we won't go far
отда́ть до́лжное
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to give/render somebody his due, to pay tribute to
па́льчики обли́жешь
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you'll love it!, it's delicious!
про запа́с
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in store / reserve, for future use
не пода́ть ви́ду
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to hide one's state or emotions
по карма́ну
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affordable
па́дать ду́хом / упа́сть ду́хом
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to despond, to lose courage / heart
так себе́
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so-so
из рук вон пло́хо
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quite wretched(ly), bad as bad could be
и и́же с ни́ми
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and of their ilk, and others like them
как попа́ло
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anyhow, at random, haphazard, any which way
так держа́ть
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Keep it up! Stick at it!
ну и ну
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expresses surprise, possibly disapproval (~ well well well)
на са́мом де́ле
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as a matter of fact, in fact, actually, in reality
сам не свой
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not himself, beside himself
так сойдёт
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that will do, let well alone
ух ты
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expresses amazement and surprise (~wow!)
вот э́то да
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expresses amazement and surprise
ну вот
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expresses disappointment, unpleasant surprise
ещё чего́
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expresses a sharp disagreement, protest, displeasure with smth.
ну ты даёшь
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expresses surprise with someone (lit. - wow you give)
вот оно́ что
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expresses amazement, surprise, admiration
вот те на
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expresses surprise (rather not nice)
вот оно́ как
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expresses surprise or amazement (about just learned facts)
да ну тебя́
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expresses annoyance, disappointment, displeasure
ма́ло ли
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expresses uncertainty (~who knows?)
ну на́до же
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expresses surprise (~oh, oh dear, my goodness)

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