Idioms — 1, Word Wheel

Какие слова из трёх букв вы знаете? Английские слова, я имею в виду. Чтобы разгадать ребус на этой странице, нужно 15 трёхбуквенных слов, причём каждое из них — или часть идиомы, или обладатель переносного значения. Enjoy!

Fill each of the 16 spaces of the wheel with a three-letter word that is the same as the word on each side of it except for one letter. (Like PIG — PEG — LEG — LOG, etc.) Start with the given word FIN and continue around the wheel. There is a hint for each answer word (in no particular order).

Hints:

  • cut _____s with someone — to end or discontinue a relationship
  • hail a _____ — to signal to a taxi that you want to be picked up
  • have a finger in every _____ — to be involved in a lot of different activities and have influence over them, especially when other people think that this is annoying
  • have another string/​more strings to your _____ — to have more than one skill or plan that you can use if you need to
  • think out of the _____ — to think about something, or how to do something, in a way that is new, different or shows imagination
  • you could hear a _____ drop — it was extremely quiet
  • _____ — a person who is clever and able to get what they want by influencing or tricking other people
  • till the _____s come home — for a very long time
  • _____ — the long hard part of the corn plant that the rows of yellow grains grow on
  • wipe something off the _____ — to destroy or remove ​something completely
  • off the _____ of your head — just guessing or using your memory, without taking time to think carefully or check the facts
  • a feather in your _____ — an action that you can be proud of
  • a _____ of curly red hair — a mass of thick, often untidy, hair
  • from top to _____ — completely; all over
  • _____ somebody with a look, stare, gaze — to look directly at somebody for a long time

I give up, show me the answer!

fin — fix — fox — box — bow — cow — cob — cab — cap — map — mop — top — toe — tie — pie — pin

  • fix somebody with a look, stare, gaze — to look directly at somebody for a long time
  • fox — a person who is clever and able to get what they want by influencing or tricking other people
  • think out of the box — to think about something, or how to do something, in a way that is new, different or shows imagination
  • have another string/​more strings to your bow — to have more than one skill or plan that you can use if you need to
  • till the cows come home — for a very long time
  • cob — the long hard part of the corn plant that the rows of yellow grains grow on
  • hail a cab — to signal to a taxi that you want to be picked up
  • a feather in your cap — an action that you can be proud of
  • wipe something off the map — to destroy or remove ​something completely
  • a mop of curly red hair — a mass of thick, often untidy, hair
  • off the top of your head — just guessing or using your memory, without taking time to think carefully or check the facts
  • from top to toe — completely; all over
  • cut ties with someone — to end or discontinue a relationship
  • have a finger in every pie — to be involved in a lot of different activities and have influence over them, especially when other people think that this is annoying
  • you could hear a pin drop — it was extremely quiet

Дополнительное упражнение на эти идиомы: Idioms with Three-Letter Words.

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