English idioms

to add fuel to the fire – “добавлять масла в огонь”, делать плохую ситуацию еще хуже
The parents added fuel to the fire. 
If you are in debt, don’t add fuel to the fire by using credit cards.
binge drinking –
выпить большое количество алкоголя за короткое время
Binge drinking is a big problem in the UK.
Binge drinking is very bad for your health.
to build bridges –
“строить мосты”, наладить отношения с кем-либо
Claire is building bridges with her team.
Mark is trying to build bridges with his sister.
to burn bridges –
сжигать мосты, разрушать отношения, делать что-то непоправимое
Claire has burned her bridges.
I don’t want to burn my bridges.
to burn the candles at both ends –
“поджигать свечу с двух сторон”, вставать рано утром и ложиться спать поздно
Jane is always tired because she burns the candles at both ends.
to bury your head in the sand
– “прятать голову в песок”, уходить от проблем
They are burying their heads in the sand.
to call it quits – прекратить что-то делать
I worked on the report until 6 p.m. then I called it quits.
He’s going to do one more (marathon) then he’ll call it quits.
to dig your own grave  – делать что-то, что создаст тебе проблемы
He dug his own grave by not doing his job.
Mark dug his own grave by insulting hid boss on social media.
to drug your feet – делать что-то очень медленно, откладывать что-то на потом, затягивать с принятием решения
Stop drugging your feet! This is important. 
I’ll think about it another time. You are drugging your feet! 
to fight a losing battle – браться за безнадёжное дело
He’s fighting a losing battle
The flight to Paris is fully booked. i’m trying to buy a ticket but fighting a losing battle.
to fish for compliments – пытаться вызвать комплименты в свой адрес
She was fishing for compliments.
to follow in someone footsteps – следовать чьему-то примеру, идти по чьим-то стопам
David wants to follow in his father’s footsteps. 
My mother is a teacher but I don’t want to follow in her foots. I want to be a doctor.
I want to follow in my own path.

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