fat lady


fat lady
Никто не знает имени первой fat lady, но наверняка она была оперной певицей, так как фигурирует в выражении the show's not over until the fat lady sings (спектакль не кончается, пока толстая женщина поёт). В газете «Вашингтон пост» в 1978 г. говорилось о том, что это выражение впервые употребил спортивный редактор из Сан-Антонио как ответ на замечание другого журналиста, что the rodeo isn't over until the bull riders ride (родео не кончается, пока наездники ещё на быках). Эти слова служат напоминанием о преждевременной радости или отчаянии.

Your son may have got his visa, but he isn't here yet. The show's not over until the fat lady sings. — Ваш сын, может, и получил визу, но он ещё не приехал. Не говори «гоп», пока не перепрыгнешь.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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