ducks in a row


ducks in a row
Американцы используют выражение to get one's ducks in a row (выстроить в ряд своих уток), что означает привести в порядок свои мысли, собраться с мыслями, прибрать всё аккуратно. Слово «утки», однако, ничего общего не имеет с утками, которые плавают в деревенском пруду. Ducks — это кегли, и смысл фразы заключается в тщательной расстановке кеглей перед первым ударом шара.

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  • ducks in a row — (USA) If you have your ducks in a row, you are well organized …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ducks in a row — (ducks in order) organized, planned; each person knows his job    I have to get my ducks in a row before the sale on Tuesday …   English idioms

  • ducks in a row — (USA)    If you have your ducks in a row, you are well organized.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ducks in a row (to get one’s) —  Organized.  ► “ It’s mindboggling that the developers wouldn’t push the launch back until the fall so we could get all of our ducks in a row.” (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 7, 1996, p. B1) …   American business jargon

  • get one's ducks in a row — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get everything ready. * /The scoutmaster told the boys to get their ducks in a row before they went to camp./ * /Mr. Brown got his ducks in a row for his trip./ Compare: LINE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's ducks in a row — {v. phr.}, {informal} To get everything ready. * /The scoutmaster told the boys to get their ducks in a row before they went to camp./ * /Mr. Brown got his ducks in a row for his trip./ Compare: LINE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get (all) your ducks in a row — get/have (all) your ˌducks in a ˈrow idiom (especially NAmE) to have made all the preparations needed to do sth; to be well organized • The company has its ducks in a row for a move into the Asian market. • Get your ducks in a row before you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (all) your ducks in a row — get/have (all) your ˌducks in a ˈrow idiom (especially NAmE) to have made all the preparations needed to do sth; to be well organized • The company has its ducks in a row for a move into the Asian market. • Get your ducks in a row before you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get\ one's\ ducks\ in\ a\ row — v. phr. informal To get everything ready. The scoutmaster told the boys to get their ducks in a row before they went to camp. Mr. Brown got his ducks in a row for his trip. Compare: line up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get your ducks in a row —    If you get your ducks in a row, you get things well organized.     We need to get our ducks in a row if we want our project to succeed …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get your ducks in a row — get (your) ducks in a row American, informal to organize things well. The government talks about tax changes but they won t fix a date or an amount they just can t get their ducks in a row …   New idioms dictionary

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