Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that
labour of love
bezinteresowna praca, praca
wykonywana z zamiłowaniem
It’s a real labour of love.
lack of confidence
brak pewności siebie
My lack of confidence always prevented me from getting what I wanted.
It really is a lame excuse. We will be there in 30 minutes. You are going out with us whether you like it or not.
land oneself in trouble
wpaść w tarapaty
I landed myself in real trouble and I don’t know what to do next.
last but not least
ostatni, ale nie mniej ważny (od poprzedników)
And last but not least, let me introduce our managing director, Mister Eric Brown.
last but one
I’ll be done in a second. I am now reading the last but one page.
late into the night
do późna w nocy
I had to work late into the night yesterday as my essay’s deadline was today.
laugh from ear to ear
się od ucha do ucha
Sarah is such a positive person; she laughs from ear to ear all the time.
lead a double life
wieść podwójne życie
Tim is really leading a double life: he has a wife and a daughter, but also a lover who is pregnant.
least of all
na pewno nie, zwłaszcza nie
No one believed Sally, least of all the police
I have to leave the past behind me and move on at last.
odejść z pustymi rękami
I went shopping but left the shopping centre empty-handed. I just couldn’t find anything that I liked.
no stone unturned
poruszyć niebo i ziemię
I left no stone unturned but still couldn’t find the necklace! I think I lost it for good.
leave nothing to chance
nie pozostawiać niczego przypadkowi
Anne leaves nothing to chance and always considers all possible scenarios before she makes a decision.
leave somebody in the lurch
opuścić kogoś w potrzebie
Matt left me in the lurch when I really needed him. I am really disappointed. I thought he was a true friend.
leave somebody with no choice
nie pozostawić komuś wyboru
You leave me with no choice but to call your parents. Maybe you’ll behave yourself in the future.
let me get this right
niech to dobrze zrozumiem
Let me get this right: you are only applying for the course because you think that the boys taking it are good looking, right?
let me think
Let me think. In my opinion the red one might be a bit more suitable for the occasion.
let that be a lesson to you
niech to będzie dla ciebie nauczką
I know that it wasn’t pleasant, but let it be a lesson to you. You’ll be more careful in the future.
let things take their course
zostawić sprawy własnemu biegowi
Don’t plan too much and let things take their course. It will all work out.
let’s hope for the best
bądźmy dobrej myśli
Let’s just wait and hope for the best. It has to work out fine in the end.
let’s meet at my place
spotkajmy się u mnie
Let’s meet at my place and then we can go to town. It will be much easier that way.
lie in somebody’s hands
leżeć w czyichś rękach; zależeć od kogoś
in your hands at the moment
, so be very careful when you make up your mind.
lift somebody’s spirits
podnieść kogoś na duchu
The movie really lifted my spirits. I felt low before I watched it but my mood is much better now.
light as a feather
lekki jak piórko
She has low self-esteem because she thinks she is fat, but she really is light as a feather.
like father, like son
jaki ojciec, taki syn; niedaleko pada jabłko od jabłoni
I could have expected it from you; like father, like son. It seems like it all runs in the family.
like it or lump it
czy ci się podoba czy nie
Like it or lump it, exams are compulsory at the end of every school year.
little by little
stopniowo, po trochu
I really didn’t
like Kate when I met her
, but, little by little, I have grown to like her a lot.
It is a little known fact that I am a very good dancer.
live day to day
żyć z dnia na dzień
I am making no plans for the future at the moment. I’m simply enjoying living day to day.
live in a dream world
It’s so hard to reason with Claire. She lives in a dream world of her own.
live in fear
żyć w strachu
I live in constant fear of getting fired. My job is extremely demanding and competitive, and I feel like I am failing to keep up with the pace.
live in the past
You can’t keep on living in the past. Nothing will change what happened, but you have to move on.
live like cat and dog
żyć jak pies z kotem
Sam and Tom live like cat and dog. I am so fed up with listening to their constant fights.
What you’re saying is just a load of rubbish. I don’t believe a word of it.
obijać się, próżniaczyć
Stop loafing about and do some work finally. We have 2 days till the finals and you haven’t done any studying yet.
long time no see!
kopę lat się nie widzieliśmy!
Long time no see, Kate! Where have you been this past year?
My god, you are so extremely lazy! Make some effort! At least look alive!
look down one’s nose on somebody
pogardzać kimś, patrzeć na kogoś z góry
Sally is so stuck up. She looks down her nose on everybody in her class.
look for a job
I am looking for a job at the moment and am really struggling to find any interesting offers.
look forward to something
nie móc się doczekać czegoś
I am really looking forward to Christmas this year.
look on the bright side
spojrzeć optymistycznie, z dobrej strony
Look on the bright side, Tim.
Now that you are single again
, you will have much more time for your friends and yourself.
look one’s age
wyglądać na swój wiek
Kate doesn’t look her age at all! I thought she was 25 and she is really 31.
Look out! There is a wire sticking out of that wall, you could hurt yourself.
look somebody in the face
spojrzeć komuś w twarz
Look me in the face and tell me you didn’t do it!
look somebody up and down
zmierzyć kogoś wzrokiem
I felt really intimidated and lost all of my self-confidence when, on entering the office, I was looked up and down by my new assistant.
look to the future
patrzeć w przyszłość
Stop worrying about the current situation. Look to the future, it will only get better.
look up to somebody
I always looked up to my sister and wanted to be just like her.
look who’s talking!
i kto to mówi?!
Look who’s talking! Now you’re
, but who was it that was too afraid to call Mark last time?
lose a job
I lost my job a month ago and have been looking for a new post ever since.
lose confidence in somebody
stracić do kogoś zaufanie
I thought Laura was reliable but I have recently lost all confidence in her.
lose count of something
stracić rachubę czegoś
I simply lost count of how many countries he’s been to; he travels all the time.
I lost heart after not having heard from them for two weeks.
lose one’s head
Don’t lose your head! It’s just an exam, everything will be fine. Just stay calm and focused.
lose one’s tongue
zapomnieć języka w gębie
I am usually good at public speaking, but this time I lost my tongue in the very beginning and struggled throughout.
lose sight of something
stracić coś z oczu
I lost sight of her for only a minute. Then she was gone and I had to report it to the police.
love at first sight
miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia
Matt and Sarah met last year and it was love at first sight. They are going to get married soon.
I can’t believe you’ve just won all this money. You lucky dog!
Well, you’ll just have to lump it. You can’t have everything, can you?
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