"they were in and out of each other's houses all day" She was tiny and frail, and in and out of hospital
Verb to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something:
The dog had been struggling to get free of the wire noose.
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
Fish struggle for survival when the water level drops in the lake.
Struggle along, through, out, etc.
to move somewhere with great effort:
He struggled along the rough road holding his son.
By this time he'd managed to struggle out of bed.
to be in danger of failing or being defeated:
After the first half, United were really struggling.
Many single parents struggle to bring their children up on a low income.
We struggled up the slippery ascent .
The family is struggling to survive on very little money.
to fight, especially with your hands:
He struggled with his attacker who then ran away.
[ I usually + adv/prep ] to use a lot of effort to defeat someone, prevent something, or achieve something:
For years she struggled with/against the establishment to get her theories accepted.
nouna very difficult task that you can do only by making a great effort:
It was a terrible struggle for him to accept her death.
The people of this country will continue in their struggle for independence.
[ + to infinitive ] She never gave up the struggle to have her son freed from prison.
It's going to be an uphill struggle (= very difficult) to get your ideas accepted.
a physical or mental fight:
a struggle with an armed robber
the struggle between good and evil
Clearly there will be a power struggle within the company.
Magnifying glass – мАгнифаин глАс
a piece of curved glass that makes objects look larger than they are:
He uses a magnifying glass to read tiny print.
Straw – стрО uk\ стрА us
the dried, yellow stems of crops such as wheat, used as food for animalsor as a layer on the ground for animals to lie on, and for making traditionalobjects:
a bale of straw
a straw basket/hat
a thin tube made of plastic or waterproof paper that is used to suck liquidinto the mouth:
Why don't you drink your milk through a straw?
Local - лОкал
a person who lives in the particular small area that you are talking about:
The café is popular with both locals and visitors.
us a train or bus that makes all or most of the stops along its route, allowing passengers to get on or off:
the 12.24 local to Poughkeepsie
from, existing in, serving, or responsible for a small area, especially of acountry:
a local accent
a local newspaper/radio station
Most of the local population depend on fishing for their income.
Our children all go to the local school.
Many local shops will be forced to close if the new supermarket is built.
limited to a particular part of the body:
a local anaesthetic
Swell – свЕл
Verb to become larger and rounder than usual; to (cause to) increase in sizeor amount:
It was obvious she had broken her toe, because it immediately started to swell (up).
The group recruited more members, swelling its ranks (= increasing its size) to more than 1.3 million.
literary His heart/breast swelled with pride (= he felt very proud) as he stood watching his son graduate.
swellingWe won’t know how serious the injury is until the swelling subsides.
the slow up and down movement of a long, smooth wave or series of waves in the sea:
adjective excellent; very good:
The food was good and the service was swell.
Subside – сабсАйд
If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme:
The police are hoping that the violence will soon subside.
As the pain in my foot subsided, I was able to walk the short distance to the car.
If a building, land, or water subsides, it goes down to a lower level:
There is a danger that many homes will subside because of the drought.
Eventually the flood waters began to subside.
Pop something on
To put on a piece of clothing
I'll just pop on a sweater and meet you outside.
To quickly turn on a piece of electrical equipment
Pop the kettle on, would you?
Hell if I know (если бы я только знал)
gross revenue (грос рЕвенью – валовый доход)
Either I’m still High or we got a company (или я накурен или у нас компания)
At outs ( on the outs)
you were at outs with my uncle Ned
I guess we’re on the outs
What's the use of
used to tell someone to stop worrying because worrying will not help:
Try not to get depressed - after all, what's the use of worrying?
What’s the use, honey
How do i put this (как бы это сказать) \ Let me put it this way (давай ка я попробую обьяснить это таким образом)