to fall foul of


to fall foul of
To fall foul of — ещё одно выражение, связанное с морской историей. To fall foul of someone — это значит сцепиться, столкнуться с кем-либо. Слово foul (что-либо дурное, грязное) используется моряками, когда зацепившаяся или запутавшаяся за что-либо верёвка никуда не годится. Когда якорь с верёвкой переворачивается, говорят, что он is fouled. Корабли могут foul друг с другом, когда проход одного задерживает продвижение другого.

Things were going well until he fell foul of the boss and got the sack. — Всё было хорошо до тех пор, пока он не сцепился с начальником, и его уволили.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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