above board – honest, open – честный, открытый
His business dealings are above board.
after all – in spite of the situation; nevertheless – I knew it!
After all, I was right! He returned to his hometown after all.
against the grain – contrary to someone’s feelings, principles – против чьих-то чувств, принципов, желаний
His plan goes against the grain with her because she doesn’t like cheating.
all along – all the time – все время; всегда
I knew about his little secret all along.
all ears – eager to listen – весь во внимании
I am all ears.
all of a sudden – suddenly – неожиданно
All of a sudden, he refused to pay.
all the same – no difference – все равно; без разницы
If it’s all the same to you, let’s start at two.
all thumbs – clumsy – неуклюжий, неумелый
He can’t fix anything, he’s all thumbs.
apple of one’s eye – very dear, precious – очень дорогой, драгоценный; зеница ока
Her son is the apple of her eye.
as a rule – generally, usually – как правило
As a rule, we offer a 5% discount.
as far as I know – if I have correct information – насколько я знаю
As far as I know, he stayed home all day.
as far as someone / something is concerned – concerning; in reference to – что касается кого-то, чего-то
As far as I am concerned, both the book and the movie are good. As far as your report is concerned, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.
as for / as to – concerning; in reference to – что касается; относительно
As for me, you can always rely on my support. As for your report, we’ll discuss it tomorrow.
as well – also; too – тоже; также
He knows math and physics as well.
at all – (not) in the smallest degree – совсем (не)
He doesn’t know French at all. I don’t like it at all.
at first sight – from the first glance; at once; at first glance – с первого взгляда; сразу же; на первый взгляд
It was love at first sight. At first sight, it seems easy to do.
at odds with – in disagreement -не в ладах
He is at odds with everyone!
at random – without order or plan – наугад; без плана
He chose those places at random.
at this point – at this time – на данном этапе
At this point, we can’t turn back.