see stars

see stars
света невзвидеть; искры из глаз посыпались, небо с овчинку показалось

‘... I mean that if you want my opinion I fancy we could make a match of it.’ It was at this point that he saw stars. (A. Bennett, ‘Buried Alive’, ch. V) — "... Если хотите знать мое мнение, я считаю, что нам следует пожениться". Именно в этот момент у Прайама Фарла искры из глаз посыпались.

And in private life, say, Ed was one of the most charming hosts you ever met - he'd fix you up an oldfashioned whisky cocktail that would just about make you see stars... (S. Lewis, ‘The Man Who Knew Coolidge’, part II) — Эд и дома был очень мил, умел принять гостей: мог приготовить такой коктейль, что глаза на лоб лезли...


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • see stars — (informal) 1. To see spots of light, as a result eg of a blow on the head 2. To be in a dazed condition • • • Main Entry: ↑star * * * see stars phrase to see flashes of light, especially because of a knock on your head Thesaurus: to feel or be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • see stars — {v. phr.}, {informal} To imagine you are seeing stars as a result of being hit on the head. * /When Ted was hit on the head by the ball, he saw stars./ * /The boxer s head hit the floor, making him see stars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see stars — {v. phr.}, {informal} To imagine you are seeing stars as a result of being hit on the head. * /When Ted was hit on the head by the ball, he saw stars./ * /The boxer s head hit the floor, making him see stars./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see stars — ► see stars seem to see flashes of light as a result of a blow on the head. Main Entry: ↑star …   English terms dictionary

  • see\ stars — v. phr. informal To imagine you are seeing stars as a result of being hit on the head. When Ted was hit on the head by the ball, he saw stars. The boxer s head hit the floor, making him see stars …   Словарь американских идиом

  • see stars — imagine one is seeing stars as a result of being hit on the head When I was hit by the opposing football player I fell to the ground and began to see stars …   Idioms and examples

  • see stars — to seem to see bright flashes of light in front of your eyes. Corky hit his head hard enough to see stars …   New idioms dictionary

  • see stars — tv. to be (knocked) unconscious. □ If you talk to me like that again, you’ll be seeing stars. O I saw stars for a few seconds, and then someone threw cold water in my face …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • see stars — verb To experience apparent flashing lights in ones field of vision, especially after receiving a blow to the head. Of course they bumped their heads smartly together, saw stars, and both came up flushed and laughing, without the ball, to resume… …   Wiktionary

  • see stars — seem to see flashes of light, especially as a result of a blow on the head. → star …   English new terms dictionary

  • see stars — to see flashes of light, especially because of a knock on your head …   English dictionary


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