Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that
poniżej wymaganego poziomu
Our profits last year were unfortunately below the mark.
bend over backwards to do something
bardzo starać się coś zrobić
I have been bending over backwards all week to make sure that the clients are happy. I did everything they wanted and they still aren’t satisfied with our service.
bend the rules
I handed my application in too late, but the company agreed to bend the rules and accept it.
beside the point
bez związku z tematem, nie na temat
This is really beside the point. I won’t discuss it any further.
best of all
najlepszy ze wszystkich/wszystkiego
It all sounds amazing, best of all we are going to visit the castle.
better and better
It’s getting better and better, I have nothing to complain about.
luck next time
następnym razem będzie lepiej
Let’s hope I’ll have better luck next time. I don’t want to go through all that again.
better than ever
lepszy niż kiedykolwiek
It’s better than ever this time and it’s all thanks to Kate’s help.
poza wszelką wątpliwość
His guilt was established straight away. It’s beyond doubt that he’s the one to blame.
też mi coś!
Big deal! I would have done much better than he.
Harry is a big fish in the world of financial management. There aren’t many others who are more influential.
birds of a feather
ludzie tego samego pokroju
“Birds of a feather flock together”, as the popular saying goes.
bite one’s tongue
ugryźć się w język
I was just about to criticise my manager when she turned up in my office. Thank god I bit my tongue in time and didn’t say anything!
bits and pieces
I didn’t have all the materials so had to use bits and pieces to work it out.
ślepa uliczka; ślepy zaułek
We are all trying to realise that this type of music is a blind alley and we won’t get any further with it.
blindly obey somebody
być ślepo posłusznym komuś
I can’t believe Anne is blindly obeying her boyfriend at all times! She does whatever he tells her and never questions it!
block somebody’s view
I went to the cinema yesterday but didn’t really enjoy the film, mainly because the guy who was sitting in front of me was totally blocking my view.
I decided to be a blood donor. I had to have a blood test to determine what blood type I was. It turns out that I am type A.
blue with cold
zsiniały z zimna
I got absolutely soaked and was blue with cold.
body and soul
duszą i ciałem
She always dedicates herself body and soul to whatever she does.
boil down to something
sprowadzać się do czegoś
It all boils down to the fact that he doesn’t want to do what he was asked for.
bored to death
The last lecture I went to wasn’t particularly interesting. In fact I was bored to death and left before it was finished.
botch a job
You should have been more careful and now you just botched the job.
do dna! zdrowie! (przy toastach)
Bottoms up! It’s been a good year and we should celebrate it!
break a promise
Mary told me she would keep
what I told her to herself
, but she broke the promise! She is such a gossip, now everyone knows my secret!
break a record
I think Sam broke a record of not doing anything! How can you be that lazy?
I want to break free from your lies.
break into pieces
rozbić/rozlecieć się na kawałki
I was washing the dishes yesterday and dropped my mum’s favourite plate. It broke into pieces and she is now really upset.
break one’s back
harować, ciężko pracować
I am breaking my back, trying to do it all on time.
break somebody’s heart
złamać komuś serce
I don’t really want to break his heart.
break the habit
zerwać z nałogiem
I am trying to break the habit and quit smoking, but it’s not easy.
break the news to somebody
No one wanted to tell Luke he was to lose his job.
In the end
, I had to break the news to him.
bring bad luck to somebody
przynosić komuś pecha
She brings bad luck to you.
bring credit to somebody
przynosić komuś chlubę
The team’s victory in the finals has brought credit to the school.
bring good results
przynieść/dać dobre wyniki
We just introduced a new ad campaign and it’s bringing great results. We are selling more copies of the magazine than ever before.
Our boss brings a lot of pressure when he talks about sales results and nothing else.
bring shame on somebody
przynieść komuś wstyd
Sally brought shame on me when she got really drunk at Peter’s party. No one else knew her, so she didn’t really make a good first impression.
bring something to an end
doprowadzić coś do końca
am about to change jobs
, but I want to bring all of my current projects I am currently responsible for to an end.
bring up a subject
Don’t even bring up the subject. I don’t want to talk about it, yet.
bring up children
Their grandmother brought up my children as I was working at two different companies.
bundle of nerves
Kate is a real bundle of nerves. She gets stressed at even the most trivial of things.
burn the midnight oil
pracować do późna w nocy
Sam is now asleep after burning the midnight oil and trying to finish his essay.
burst into flames
It was a really scary sight when the car burst into flames.
burst into tears
I was managing myself really well all through the wedding, but I finally burst into tears. I couldn’t help myself, I was really moved.
burst out laughing
I couldn’t stop myself. I burst out laughing in the middle of the meeting.
but for you
gdyby nie ty
I couldn’t have done it in time but for you.
but that’s another story
ale to już inna historia
We are going on Holiday to Spain this year. I wanted to go to Norway. Peter said no, but that’s another story.
but then again
ale z drugiej strony
I would like to go to Italy. Then again, I have already been there and there are so many other places to see.
by a process of elimination
I really did not know the answer to question 5, but by process of elimination I chose answer A.
by a strange twist of fate
dziwnym zrządzeniem losu
By a strange twist of fate, I met Sarah in the middle of London.
I am Polish by birth, but I grew up in England.
I met Sam totally by chance yesterday. We originally planned to meet next week.
by common consent
za ogólną zgodą
We decided, by common consent, that we were going to sell grandma’s house.
I am a teacher by day and a DJ by night.
By default, we only used headed paper.
by fair means or foul
nie przebierając w środkach
He always gets what he wants, by fair means or foul. I’m scarred to think of what he could potentially resort to.
The squatters refused to leave the building and had to be removed by force.
We had to learn about 200 words by heart to pass our first English test.
w drodze losowania
There was a parking space shortage and I got mine by lot.
by means of something
za pomocą czegoś
This is a one-year course taught by means of seminars and field trips.
I am really sorry, I called you totally by mistake. I meant to call Mike.
z natury (np. agresywny)
Smoking is addictive by nature. The majority of people who start just can’t help but to get addicted sooner or later.
Paris by night looks totally different than during the day.
by no means
w żadnym wypadku
This is by no means out of the ordinary! In fact, it’s quite typical for the Spanish to have a siesta after lunch.
do teraz, do tej pory
You have been our student for over a year. You should have learned by now that we do not accept lateness.
I am a teacher by profession but I currently work as a journalist.
by the back door
His father works there so he got in by the back door.
by the way
przy okazji, nawiasem mówiąc
Can you go to the shop and buy some sugar? By the way, do you know that Sam works there?
by trial and error
metodą prób i błędów
A large number of scientific discoveries have been found by trial and error.
His tone was by turns angry and aggravated.
by way of something
, tytułem czegoś
“I get very worried about things like that”, she said by way of explanation.
slowniki -> According Everything went according to plan. S-14 account
slowniki -> Advantage What are the advantages of this method? S-38 adventure
slowniki -> After We are leaving after breakfast. S-50 afternoon
slowniki -> Przedimek nieokreślony
slowniki -> Accept an offer
slowniki -> Parcel There’s a parcel for you. S-1238 parent
slowniki -> Cap He wears his cap backwards. S-290 capital
slowniki -> Thanks Thanks for everything! S-1766 that
slowniki -> Motion The machine was put in motion. S-1106 motor
slowniki -> Be What can it be? S-182 beach