all sorts


all sorts
Всяческие типы. Выражение it takes all sorts to make a world (нужны всякие люди, чтобы создать мир) — популярное выражение, используемое примерно с 1844 г., как реакция на необычное поведение или неординарную внешность. Часто его сокращают до it takes all sorts.

Why a man should choose to sit in a glass cage suspended from a bridge for a month or more beats me. It takes all sorts. — Почему человеку нравится сидеть в стеклянном ящике, подвешенном к мосту, месяц или больше, мне абсолютно непонятно. Всякие люди бывают.

Это выражение также используется в качестве намёка, когда говорящий предпочитает не вдаваться в детали.

John and Mary? Well, that couple get up to all sorts, believe me. — Джон и Мэри? Поверь мне, эта парочка вытворяет такое...

All sorts — пришло из северного диалекта английского языка. Liquorice All Sorts — это английские сладости, тянучки разных форм и цветов.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • all|sorts — «L SRTS», noun (plural). Especially British. assorted candies: »... hoards of liquorice allsorts (Punch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • all sorts of — see all kinds of above * * * all sorts of : a large number or variety of (things or people) : ↑many The movie appeals to all sorts of people. They ve been having all sorts of problems. [=they ve been having a lot of problems] • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • all sorts of — phrasal many different ; all kinds of < knows all sorts of people > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • all sorts — all kinds, every type …   English contemporary dictionary

  • all sorts of — every kind of, each type of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • it takes all sorts to make a world — 1620 T. SHELTON tr. Cervantes’ Don Quixote II. vi. In the world there must bee of all sorts. 1767 S. JOHNSON Letter 17 Nov. (1952) I. 194 Some Lady surely might be found..in whose fidelity you might repose. The World, says Locke, has people of… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • it takes all sorts (to make a world) — spoken phrase used for saying that you find someone’s behaviour surprising or strange but you will accept it ‘I love rainy days!’ ‘Well, it takes all sorts.’ Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: take * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • It takes all sorts to make a world. — It takes all sorts (to make a world.) something that you say which means that all people are different and even strange people should be accepted. Now the couple next door, they go swimming in the sea in the middle of winter. Well, it takes all… …   New idioms dictionary

  • It takes all sorts — (to make a world.) something that you say which means that all people are different and even strange people should be accepted. Now the couple next door, they go swimming in the sea in the middle of winter. Well, it takes all sorts, as they say …   New idioms dictionary

  • of all sorts — index dissimilar Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • it takes all sorts to make a world — ► it takes all sorts to make a world proverb people vary greatly in character, tastes, and abilities (implying that one should be tolerant of strange behaviour). Main Entry: ↑sort …   English terms dictionary

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