phrase for today

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mieć ważniejsze sprawy do załatwienia
Nie będę marnował czasu na Twoje pytanie mam ważniejsze sprawy do załatwienia
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have other/bigger fish to fry
I won't waste time on your question. I have bigger fish to fry
ktoś nieczuły, ktoś niewrażliwy
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cold fish
sokoli wzrok
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eagle eye
nocny marek
ktoś kto lubi nie spać całą noc
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night owl
someone who enjoys staying awake all night
gdzieś słyszałem informal
Słyszałem że się zaręczyłeś
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a little bird told me
A little bird told me that you've got engaged
ranny ptaszek
someone who always gets up very early in the morning,
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early bird, early riser
He was always an early bird. I am an early bird, but I do sleep in on weekends.
ktoś ma już swoje lata
used to say that someone is no longer young - used humorously
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somebody is no spring chicken
Jane: How old do you think Robert is? Jill: Well, he's certainly no spring chicken.
o wilku mowa
used when someone you have just been talking about walks into the room where you are
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talk of the devil, speak of the devil
Alan: I haven't seen Bob for weeks. Jane: Look, here comes Bob right now. Alan: Well, speak of the devil.
nie przepadać za czymś
it is not the type of thing that you like
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not be sb’s cup of tea (spoken)
Jazz just isn't my cup of tea - I prefer classical music. Thanks for inviting me, but ballet isn't really my cup of tea.
zgoda, w porządku, brzmi dobrze
used to say that you agree with someone's suggestion or that something seems reasonable = OK
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fair enough
-I don't feel like going out tonight. I've got a bit of a headache. -Fair enough. Let’s stay at home and watch a movie.
bez pracy nie ma kołaczy
you have to struggle or suffer to achieve something
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no pain, no gain
Jason: I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
Chcesz doktora widzieć rzadko? To raz dziennie zjadaj jabłko.
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an apple a day keeps the doctor away
in other words, eating an apple each day can help to keep you healthy
zegar tyka
used for saying that someone must do something quickly because there will soon be no more time left = hurry up
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the clock is ticking
The clock is ticking on that project.
wygadać się
to tell someone a secret, especially without intending to
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let the cat out of the bag
When Bill glanced at the door, he let the cat out of the bag. We knew then that he was expecting someone to arrive. It's a secret. Try not to let the cat out of the bag.
gdy kota nie ma, myszy harcują
said when the person who is in charge of a place is not there, and the people there behave badly
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while the cat’s away, the mice will play = when the cat’s away, the mice will play
Jill: You shouldn't be reading a novel at your desk. Jane: But the boss isn't here. And when the cat's away, the mice will play.
denerwować się
to feel very nervous before doing something
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have/get butterflies (in your stomach)
Saulius had terrible butterflies before he proposed to Ula.
lwia część
the largest part of something
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the lion’s share (of something)
The company has captured the lion's share of the UK market.
podchodzić do czegoś z niedowierzaniem
used to say that you should not always completely believe what a particular person says
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take something with a pinch/grain of salt (informal)
You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, she doesn’t always tell the truth.
dobrze się bawić
to enjoy yourself very much
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have a whale of time
Augustas and Barbora had a whale of time in Cracow. I hope you have a whale of time.
podpaska
a special piece of soft material that a woman wears in her underwear for the blood when she has her period
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sanitary pad / sanitary towel (BrE)
żółwik
It’s an alternative to a high five or handshake
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fist bump
A lot of hugs and fist bumps were exchanged amongst the crowd.
od wielkiego dzwonu, bardzo rzadko
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once in a blue moon, very rare
My sister lives in Iceland, so I only get to see her once in a blue moon.
królik dowiadczalny
someone who is used in a scientific test to see how successful or safe a new product is
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guinea pig
They're asking for students to be guinea pigs in their research into the common cold.
widzieć
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see, saw, seen
szyć
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sew, sewed, sewn
to use a needle and thread to make or repair clothes

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