to get the bit between one's teeth

to get the bit between one's teeth
«Закусить удила». Приняться за дело с энтузиазмом; не знать удержу. Это выражение, появившееся в начале XVI в., относится к особенности лошадей закусывать удила при быстром беге.

He was very slow at the beginning of the job, but now he has got the bit between his teeth and is working hard and seems to enjoy what he is doing. — Сначала он еле раскачивался, но сейчас, закусив удила, начал работать хорошо и, как видно, с удовольствием.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • get the bit between one's teeth — ► get the bit between one s teeth begin to tackle something in a determined way. Main Entry: ↑bit …   English terms dictionary

  • take the bit in one's teeth — take (or get or have) the bit in (or between) one s teeth begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way …   Useful english dictionary

  • get (or take or have) the bit between (or N. Amer. in) one's teeth — begin to tackle a task in a determined way. → bit …   English new terms dictionary

  • bit — Ⅰ. bit [1] ► NOUN 1) a small piece or quantity. 2) (a bit) a short time or distance. 3) (also bit of fluff or stuff) informal a girl or young woman. ● a bit …   English terms dictionary

  • bit — bit1 [bit] n. [ME < OE bite, a bite < bītan, BITE] 1. the part of a bridle that goes into a horse s mouth, used to control the horse: see BRIDLE 2. anything that curbs or controls 3. the part of a pipestem held in the mouth: see PIPE 4. th …   English World dictionary

  • bit — I. /bɪt / (say bit) noun 1. the metal mouthpiece of a bridle, with the adjacent parts to which the reins are fastened. 2. anything that curbs or restrains. 3. Machinery the cutting or penetrating part of various tools: a. the cutting portion of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bit — bit1 W1S1 [bıt] adv, pron ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(only slightly)¦ 2¦(amount)¦ 3¦(quite a lot)¦ 4¦(time/distance)¦ 5 a bit of a something 6 not a bit/not one bit 7 every bit as important/bad/good etc 8 bit by bit 9 a/one bit at a time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bit — 1 /bIt/ noun (C) 1 SLIGHTLY/FAIRLY a bit informal, especially BrE a) slightly, but not very; a little: Could you turn the radio down a bit, please? | Stay a bit longer it s still early. | I think you re a bit young to be watching this. | a bit… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bit (horse) — For other uses, see bit (disambiguation). A horse wearing an English bridle with a snaffle bit and a cavesson A bit is a type of horse tack used in equestrian activities, usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is placed in the mouth… …   Wikipedia

  • bit — [[t]bɪ̱t[/t]] ♦ bits 1) QUANT: QUANT of n uncount A bit of something is a small amount of it. All it required was a bit of work... I got paid a little bit of money. 2) PHRASE: PHR adj/adv/prep (vagueness) A bit means to a small extent or degree.… …   English dictionary

  • bit — I UK [bɪt] / US noun Word forms bit : singular bit plural bits ** 1) a piece or part of something a) [countable] a small piece of something I m having some cake. Do you want a bit? bit of: He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth. bits and… …   English dictionary