A începe (o afacere), a se apuca de lucru
It is 8 o’clock and most of the people are already about their business.
a bântui, a amenința
(gripă, ceață etc.)
Take care! There is a lot of flu about.
A fi prin preajmă
He must be about somewhere. I have seen him.
a fi pe punctul să
He was about to leave when the phone rang.
He was on the point of leaving when the phone rang.
A fi mai presus de
critică / suspiciune
He is above gossip!
A fi mai presus de,
a nu putea înțelege
I can’t answer this question!
It is above my head.
The police were after the thief.
A ajunge într-un punct mort
This is moment when our investigations were at a dead end.
A se strădui din răsputeri
He was at a great pains to help us.
A fi în afara problemei, subiectului / discuției
The fact that you were ill is beside the point.
a-și ieși din minți
He was so excited that he was beside himself with joi.
(momentul, mașina, calcule etc.)
It is beyond understanding how she could behave like this with us.
a fi bolnav de
Tom is down with Covid.
a fi în favoarea ≠ a fi împotriva
We are all for this proposal.
A fi la modă
Long dresses are in this year.
A fi strâns / recoltat
The potatoes has already beean in.
A fi de vâzare
Strawberries are not in yet. It is too early.
A fi ales (politic)
Our candidate is in again.
A atinge punctul cel mai înalt (flux)
Be careful! The tidy is in.
a se aștepta la
(de obicei ceva rău)
We are in for bad weather.
My sister is in for the European Cup.
A fi în vigoare
The traffic regulation will be in force from this week.
A ieși la iveală
The real cause of their conflict is now in the open.
A fi disponibil
Strawberries are not in season yet.
a fi absent
He is not at school. He is off for two days.
I think I’ll be off, talk to you soon.
The party is off due to the pandemic situation.
a se termina
Cake is off!
The water supplies will be off if we don’t repair the pipes.
a fi difuzat la televizor/ la cinema / la teatru
That’s a good film on TV tonight.
a trece pe socoteala cuiva
Lunch is on me.
a fi în funcțiune
The light is on. Please turn it off.
a fi înlăturat
If you go on talking like this, you will be out.
a fi demodat
Long dresses are out this summer.
a se opri
The central heating is out and it is getting colder and colder.
a se deschide
If the weather is good, the flowers will be out next month.
a fi publicat
My book will be out next month.
a nu mai fi la modă
Short dresses are out this summer.
a rămâne fără
We are out of bread. Go and buy some!
a fi prea departe
(pentru a fi auzit / văzut)
The plane is out of sight.
a fi nepotrivit
His clothes are out of keeping with the occasion.
a cădea din cer,
a apărea din senin
The discovery was out of the blue.
A scăpa din mână / de sub control
The situation is completely out of the hand.
a se termina
The meeting will start at 8.00 and it will be over at 10.00.
a fi de-a valma
Your toys are all over the place.
A avea o legătură telefonică cu
You are through to the manager!
a încheia o relație
I am through with you.
a se scumpi
Potatoes are up again!
a expira (un termen)
Time is up. Hand in your papers.
A se simți mai bine,
a fi pe picioare
Don’t worry! You will be up and about quickly!
a fi cu capul în nori
You are clever but you seem to be up in the clouds!
a fi capabil să
I think I’m up to driving so much.
a pune la cale
What are the children up to?
a fi de acord cu
You are right. I am with you!
a fi peste puterea cuiva
He said that being a doctor was out of his reach.
a fi în al nouălea cer,
a fi foarte bucuros
I’ve been on cloud nine ever since I met you.