Translation: from english

ask for the moon

  • 1 ask for the moon

    (ask (cry или wish) for the moon (тж. want the moon))
    "просить луну с неба", желать, требовать невозможного

    "Crying for the moon" had become a principle when he was already much too old for principles. (J. Galsworthy, ‘Swan Song’, part II, ch. V) — "Желать невозможного" стало принципом, когда всякие принципы уже утратили для него свое значение.

    To be safe in his job while he was fit for it, and after that to have a little place of his own, with a garden... that was not asking much, and yet, for all the firm's increased turnover and its rises, he could not help thinking it was really like asking for the moon. (J. B. Priestley, ‘Angel Pavement’, ch. VI) — Быть уверенным, что не лишишься работы, пока способен трудиться, а потом, уйдя на покой, иметь свой собственный домик и сад... это ведь не так уж много, между тем, несмотря на процветание фирмы и увеличение оборотов, это так же несбыточно, как достать луну с неба.

    If this is true, then he is not a man. He is still a little boy and wants the moon. (J. Steinbeck, ‘Cup of Gold’, ch. 3) — Если это верно, то он не мужчина, а ребенок, которому подавай луну с неба.

    How can I maintain it alone? If only some help was possible. But that is like a child wishing for the moon. (A. J. Cronin, ‘A Thing of Beauty’, part III, ch. VIII) — Разве я могу одна управиться с хозяйством? Если была бы хоть какая-нибудь подмога. Но об этом нечего и мечтать.

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  • 2 ask for the moon

       «пpocить луну c нeбa», жeлaть, тpeбoвaть нeвoзмoжнoгo
        To be safe in his job while he was fit for it, and after that to have a little place of his own, with a garden... that was not asking much, and yet for all the firm's increased turnover and its rises, he could not help thinking it was really like asking for the moon (J. B. Priestly). Crying for the moon had become a principle when he was already much too old for principles (J. Galsworthy)

    Concise English-Russian phrasebook > ask for the moon

  • 3 ask for the moon

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > ask for the moon

  • 4 ask for the moon

    просить невозможного

    Англо-русский большой универсальный переводческий словарь > ask for the moon

  • 5 ask for the moon

    IDM. ขอมากเกินไป

    English - Thai dictionary > ask for the moon

  • 6 ask for the moon

    • žádat více než je potřeba

    English-Czech dictionary > ask for the moon

  • 7 ask for the moon

    idm. ขอมากเกินไป

    English-Thai dictionary > ask for the moon

  • 8 ask/cry for the moon

    жела́ть невозмо́жного

    The Americanisms. English-Russian dictionary. > ask/cry for the moon

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  • ask for the moon — ask/wish/for the moon phrase to want something that is impossible to get or achieve I’m not asking for the moon. I just want you to finish on time. Thesaurus: to want somethingsynonym Main entry: moon * * * ask for t …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask for the moon — or[cry for the moon] {v. phr.} To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. * /John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon./ Compare: PROMISE THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ask\ for\ the\ moon — • ask for the moon • cry for the moon v. phr. To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon. Compare: promise the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ask for the moon — ask for a lot, ask for more than you need or want    When we negotiate our salary let s try this strategy: Ask for the moon and hope for a 10% raise …   English idioms

  • ask for the moon — to want something that is not possible. There s no point hoping for a permanent peace in the area. It s like asking for the moon. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for the moon — verb To claim or desire something that one cannot have …   Wiktionary

  • for the moon — See: ASK FOR THE MOON or CRY FOR THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for the moon — See: ASK FOR THE MOON or CRY FOR THE MOON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for\ the\ moon — See: ask for the moon or cry for the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cry\ for\ the\ moon — • ask for the moon • cry for the moon v. phr. To want something that you cannot reach or have; try for the impossible. John asked his mother for a hundred dollars today. He s always asking for the moon. Compare: promise the moon …   Словарь американских идиом

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