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fling one s cap over the mill

  • 1 fling one's cap over the mill

    поступать безрассудно, переходить все границы ( о женщине); см. тж. fling one's bonnet over the mill

    Dumby: "Awfully commercial, women nowadays. Our grandmothers threw their caps over the mills, of course, but, by Jove, their granddaughters only throw their caps over mills that can raise the wind for them." (O. Wilde, ‘Lady Windermere's Fan’, act III) — Дамби: "Ужас, как женщины стали расчетливы. Спору нет, нашим бабушкам тоже случалось пускаться во все тяжкие, но их внучки непременно сначала прикинут, что это им даст."

    She has bewitched me. It doesn't mean anything to her. But it means hell to me... She's incapable of giving anything up... Fling her cap over the windmill - not she! (J. Galsworthy, ‘The White Monkey’, part I, ch. V) — Она меня околдовала. Для нее это пустое. Но для меня это ад... Она не способна отказаться от чего-нибудь... Перейти границы - нет, это не для нее!

    We've all been young once, you know. I can remember, when I wanted to throw my cap over the windmill. Nothing venture, nothing win, that's how you feel, isn't it? We've all felt it, Eliot, We've all felt it. But you've got to have a bit of sense. (C. P. Snow, ‘Time of Hope’, ch. XVI) — Мы все были молоды когда-то, знаете ли. Я помню время, когда мне хотелось поступать безрассудно. Риск - благородное дело, как говорится. Не то же ли испытываете и вы сейчас? Мы все прошли через это, Элиот, все. Но все же надо иметь хоть крупицу здравого смысла.

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  • 2 fling one's cap over the mill

    (или windwill)
       пocтупaть бeзpaccуднo, пepexoдить вce гpaницы, пуcкaтьcя вo вce тяжкиe (oбыкн. o жeнщинe)
        Dumby. Awfully commercial, women nowadays. Our grandmothers threw their caps over the mills, of course, but, by Jove, their granddaughters only throw their caps over mills that can raise the wind for them (O. Wilde). We've all been young once, you know. I can remember when I wanted to throw my cap over the windmill. Nothing venture, nothing win, that's how you feel, isn't it?.. But you've got to have a bit of sense (C. P. Snow)

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  • 3 fling one's cap over the mill

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > fling one's cap over the mill

  • 4 fling one's bonnet over the mill

    поступать безрассудно, переходить границы дозволенного ( о женщине); см. тж. fling one's cap over the mill

    ‘I know, my dear, I should have fallen madly in love with you,’ she used to say, ‘and thrown my bonnet right over the mills for your sake. It is most unfortunate that you were not thought at the time. As it was, our bonnets were so unbecoming and the mills were so occupied in trying to raise the wind, that I never had even a flirtation with anybody.’ (O. Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, ch. XV) — - Я уверена, что влюбилась бы в вас до безумия, мой милый, - говаривала леди Нарборо, - и ради вас забросила бы свой чепец через мельницу. Как жаль, что вас тогда еще и на свете не было! Впрочем, в мое время дамские чепцы были так уродливы, а мельницы так заняты своим прозаическим делом, что мне не пришлось даже ни с кем пофлиртовать.

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