cupboard love


cupboard love
«Шкафная любовь», корыстная, расчётливая любовь. Имеется в виду любовь человека (часто ребёнка), который открыто демонстрирует своё чувство, желая получить при этом материальную выгоду. В шкафу обычно хранятся желанные лакомства, которые он надеется получить в награду за свою любовь.

Pay no attention to Jack. He'll tell you he adores you and promise you the moon. So long as you pay the bills! It's all cupboard love. — Не обращай внимания на то, что говорит Джек. Он будет говорить, что обожает тебя и пообещает луну с неба достать. Но всё это до тех пор, пока ты оплачиваешь счета. Одна корыстная любовь.

Her three cats always welcomed her home affectionately, but she was not fooled. 'Cupboard love.' she used to say. 'You'd do the same to anyone who could open the door of the fridge.' — Её три кота всегда ласково встречали её у порога, но она не попадалась на удочку. «Шкафная любовь, — говорила она. Вы сделаете то же самое для любого, кто сможет открыть дверцу холодильника».


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • Cupboard love — Cupboard Cup board (k[u^]b b[ e]rd), n. [Cup + board.] 1. A board or shelf for cups and dishes. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A small closet in a room, with shelves to receive cups, dishes, food, etc.; hence, any small closet. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cupboard love — is an English phrase referring to affection that is given purely to gain a reward. The term derives from the way in which a cat will give a cupboard containing its food superficial love (which is not normally exhibited) when it wants to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Cupboard Love — is an English phrase referring to affection that is given purely to gain a reward.The term is derives from the way in which a cat will give a cupboard containing its food superficial love (which is not normally exhibited) when it wants to be fed …   Wikipedia

  • cupboard love — (UK) To show love to gain something from someone …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cupboard love — ► NOUN ▪ affection that is feigned so as to obtain something …   English terms dictionary

  • cupboard love — noun a show of affection motivated by selfishness • Hypernyms: ↑kindness, ↑benignity * * * noun : insincere love professed for the sake of gain • cupboard lover noun * * * cupboard lover. a personal attac …   Useful english dictionary

  • cupboard love — noun Insincere (and usually fickle) love pretended in the hope of gaining something useful in exchange. This last and long enduring passion for Mrs Thrale was, however, composed equally perhaps of cupboard love, Platonic love, and vanity tickled… …   Wiktionary

  • cupboard love — British & Australian love that you give in order to get something from someone. I suspected all along it was just cupboard love, and what she really liked about him was his car …   New idioms dictionary

  • cupboard love — cupboard lover. a personal attachment that appears to be motivated by love but in fact stems from the hope of gain. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • cupboard-love — cupˈboard love noun Hypocritical show of affection for material gain • • • Main Entry: ↑cupboard …   Useful english dictionary

  • cupboard love — Brit. affection that is feigned so as to obtain something. → cupboard …   English new terms dictionary

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