in like Flynn


in like Flynn
Это выражение имеет два различных источника и два различных значения — американское и австралийское. Американское значение этого выражения — выгодная или гарантирующая успех позиция. Источник — Эд Флинн, политический лидер Нью-Йорка. В 40-е гг. XX в. демократическая партия приобрела абсолютную политическую силу в Бронксе, районе Нью-Йорка. Сам Флинн и другие кандидаты, которых он поддерживал, были 'in' (внутри), т. е. была гарантия их избрания, если они выставляли свои кандидатуры.

Why don't you let yourself be nominated for the post of chairman? With your experience and success as deputy chairman you'll be in like Flynn. — Почему ты не выдвигаешь свою кандидатуру на пост председателя? С твоим опытом и успешной работой в качестве заместителя председателя у тебя не будет проблем с избранием.

Австралийское значение этого выражения - успешно использовать любую предложенную возможность, особенно сексуальную. Относится к уроженцу Австралии, американскому киноактёру Эрролу Флинну (1909—59), знаменитому своими сексульными победами.

Go to one of John's parties. There are always lots of attractive girls there. You'll be in like Flynn, believe me! — Пойди на одну из вечеринок, устраиваемых Джоном. Там всегда много привлекательных девушек. Успех тебе обеспечен, поверь мне!


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • in like flynn — Refers to Errol Flynn s popularity with women in the 40 s. His ability to attract women was well known throughout the world.  ( In like flint is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in like Flynn — 1940s slang, said to have originated in the U.S. military, perhaps from alleged sexual exploits of Hollywood actor Errol Flynn …   Etymology dictionary

  • in like Flynn — adj successful, in a very comfortable or advantageous position. A phrase which originated in the late 1940s and which shows no signs of disappearing despite the death of Errol Flynn, its inspiration. Flynn, the Australian hero of swash buckling… …   Contemporary slang

  • In like Flynn — successful in a particular enterprise, especially sexual (referring to the casual sex successes attributed to Errol Flynn, Australian born US movie actor) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • in like flynn — Australian Slang successful in a particular enterprise, especially sexual (referring to the casual sex successes attributed to Errol Flynn, Australian born US movie actor) …   English dialects glossary

  • in like Flynn — Meaning You ve got it made. Origin Probable reference to Errol Flynn; Hollywood actor from the 30s …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • in like Flynn — idi sl. in circumstances of assured success …   From formal English to slang

  • be in like Flynn — informal, chiefly N. Amer. & Austral. act quickly and impetuously; seize an opportunity. → Flynn …   English new terms dictionary

  • Flynn — /flɪn/ (say flin) noun 1. Errol, 1909–59, US actor, born in Australia; usually played the role of a swashbuckling romantic hero. 2. John, 1880–1951, Australian ecclesiastic and missionary; founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. –phrase 3. be …   Australian English dictionary

  • Flynn — noun (in phr. be in like Flynn) informal, chiefly N. Amer. & Austral. act quickly and impetuously; seize an opportunity. Origin 1940s: prob. from the name of the actor Errol Flynn, known for his wild behaviour …   English new terms dictionary

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