nie być w stanie czegoś zrobić, nie mieć możliwości
I am only an assistant here. I am in no position to make any decisions. You will have to wait for my manager to come back to give you the answer.
be in one’s element
być w swoim żywiole
Kate was in her element, organising everything.
be in short supply
We are currently in short supply of water, so use sparingly.
be in somebody’s shadow
być/pozostawać w czyimś cieniu
Anne and Kate are twin sisters. Anne has always been in Kate’s shadow. Kate has always been the more talented one and was always favoured by their parents.
be in the habit of doing something
mieć zwyczaj coś robić
Now that I have moved into a shared flat, I have to get used to being really quiet in the morning not to wake everyone up. I used to be in the habit of switching the radio on really loud first thing when I got up every day.
be in the lead
być na prowadzeniu, prowadzić
Kate, you are in the lead for today.
be in the process of doing something
być w trakcie robienia czegoś
I am now in the process of writing it all up. It will be ready by tomorrow.
be in the public eye
być osobą publiczną, być w centrum zainteresowania
I hate being in the public eye, but that’s a big part of my job.