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Lista angielskich idiomów zaczynających się na literę 'L'

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Long (10)

At long last
- finally, after a long wait
I’ve been expecting a parcel to arrive from the States for over three weeks. At long last it has arrived.
Be as broad as it’s long
- the result / situation is the same whatever one decides to do
It’s as as broad as it's long. Taking your car to Spain is just as expensive as flying and renting a car when you’re there.
Go a long way
- be successful, make a career for oneself
The new assistant manager seems to be a very bright young man. He should go a long way.
In the long run
- over a long period of time
We’ve had to put a lot of work into the improvements on the house, but we’re hoping that it will pay off in the long run.
In the long term
- in planning for the distant future
Make sure that you fulfill the contract. It’s important for our credibility in the long term.
Long drawn out
- (talks, negotiations) taking too much time, too slow or lengthy
What did you think of the headmaster’s speech? "Not bad, but too long drawn out."
A long shot
- a hopeful guess, an attempt that will probably fail because of lack of information
Mary’s disappeared. I know it’s a long shot but could she have gone to visit her cousin in Cornwall?
The long and the short of it
- the essential facts of a matter/event/situation
Brian has offered us three good reasons why we shouldn’t transfer him to York, but the long and the short of it is that he just doesn’t want to go.
Go a long way towards
- be a great help
They money we won will go a long way towards paying for the new car.
Have come a long way
- have matured in one's views and outlook, have learnt a lot about life
He has come a long way since his diverce. He used to be timid and reserved, but now he's confident and resolute.

Line (15)

All along / right down the line
- at every point / stage, in every way / aspect
Chris needs our support. You can tell him that we are with him all along the line.
Be next in line for something
- be the next person due for something
Who's next in line for promotion in your company?
Be in one's line
- be to someone's taste, what someone likes doing
I'm sorry, but rap music isn't exactly in my line.
Be off / on line
- (a machine) be out of operation / in operation
Attention! Printer not on line!
Be / get / step out of line
- act in a way that is offensive to others
Chris, you are way out of line! I think you owe me an apology.
The bottom line
- the essential result / outcome / conclusion of a matter
Could you plese give me the bottom line? How much did we lose on the deal?
Bring someone / something into line
- persuade someone to conform, make something fit, match, suit
At first she didn't agree with me, but furtunately I managed to bring her into line.
Choose / follow / take the line of least resistance
- choose the easiest, least unpleasant way of achieving something
After the scandal, he took the line of least resistance and left the company.
Come / fall into line with someone / something
- agree with someone
I'm sure he will fall into line with us when he finds out the details.
Drop someone a line
- write an informal letter or note to someone
Drop me a line when you arrive in Leeds.
Get a line on someone / something
- find out information about someone / something
Could you get a line on his whereabouts? I've a message for him but I can't reach him.
In the line of fire
- in a position between two opposing sides, groups etc.
He was right in the line of fire when his wife and mother-in-law had an argument.
Somewhere along the line
- at some stage / point in the process or development
The negotiations are very tough. There's always a hitch somewhere along the line.
Take a firm / hard / strong line with someone on something
- deal firmly and decisevely
The performace of the department is not good. I think the management will take a firm line with the staff in future.
Read between the lines
- understand more than the actual words say
He didn't tell me directly, but reading between the lines I think he is going to move to Island.

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