any, any old, just any old

any, any old, just any old
Any (любой) или обычно any old (любой старый) или just any old (только любой старый) используется в том случае, если говорящий хочет подчеркнуть свою избирательность. We shall be sending our daughter to school, of course. Not any old school. Only the best will do. — Мы обязательно пошлём нашу дочь в школу. Но не в любую школу. Только в лучшую. My father loves wine. Not just any old wine. He is very particular. — Мой отец любит вино. Но не всякое вино. Он очень избирателен. Слово old (старый) — не несёт смысловой нагрузки. В этих примерах возраст школы или вина абсолютно не важен. В разговорной речи слово old в сочетании с другими определениями часто используется слегка презрительно: boring old speaker (скучный оратор); bumbling old headmaster (неуклюжий директор школы); pompous old politician (напыщенный политик).

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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