take liberties


take liberties
(take liberties (with smb. или smth.))
позволять себе вольности (с кем-л. или чем-л.); бесцеремонно обращаться (с кем-л. или чем-л.)

She had not expected a woman with whom one could take no liberties. (J. Galsworthy, ‘The Patrician’, part I, ch. XII) — Леди Кастерли думала, что встретит женщину, с которой можно не церемониться.

The Bystander: "You take us for dirt under your feet, don't you? Catch you taking liberties with a gentleman!" (B. Shaw, ‘Pygmalion’, act I) — Прохожий: "Все потому, что мы для вас - тьфу! Пустое место. С джентльменом вы себе таких штук не позволили."

Doctor: "...At your age one can't take liberties with one's constitution." (W. S. Maugham, ‘Sheppey’, act 2) — Доктор: "...В вашем возрасте нельзя так легкомысленно относиться к своему здоровью."

Albert: "You're blushing - you look wonderful when You're angry, like an avenging angel." Myrtle: "I'll give you avenging angel - coming in here taking liberties -" (N. Coward, ‘Still Life’, sc. III) — Альберт: "Вы покраснели. Когда вы сердитесь, у вас удивительное лицо. Вы похожи на ангела-мстителя." Миртл: "Вот я вам покажу ангела-мстителя. Нечего приходить сюда. Слишком много себе позволяете."


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

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  • take liberties — (with (someone)) to be friendly with another person for your own benefit. The head of our department believed that everyone there would take liberties with her if she let them …   New idioms dictionary

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  • take liberties — ► take liberties 1) behave in an unduly familiar manner towards a person. 2) treat something freely, without strict faithfulness to the facts or to an original. Main Entry: ↑liberty …   English terms dictionary

  • take liberties — ACT WITH FAMILIARITY, show disrespect, act with impropriety, act indecorously, be impudent, act with impertinence; take advantage, exploit. → liberty * * * 1) behave in an unduly familiar manner toward a person you ve taken too many liberties… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take liberties — {v. phr.} To act toward in too close or friendly a manner; use as you would use a close friend or something of your own. * /Mary would not let any boy take liberties with her./ * /Bill took liberties with Tom s bicycle./ Compare: MAKE FREE WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take liberties — {v. phr.} To act toward in too close or friendly a manner; use as you would use a close friend or something of your own. * /Mary would not let any boy take liberties with her./ * /Bill took liberties with Tom s bicycle./ Compare: MAKE FREE WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ liberties — v. phr. To act toward in too close or friendly a manner; use as you would use a close friend or something of your own. Mary would not let any boy take liberties with her. Bill took liberties with Tom s bicycle. Compare: make free with …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take liberties — 1. to change something, especially a piece of writing, in a way that people disagree with. Whoever wrote the screenplay for the film took great liberties with the original text of the novel. (usually + with) 2. to be too friendly to someone in a… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take liberties — Synonyms and related words: abuse a privilege, be disrespectful, be overfamiliar with, bother, dare, deride, disesteem, disparage, disrespect, encroach upon, get fresh, get smart, have a nerve, have the cheek, have the gall, hold in contempt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • take liberties — take freedom, act in a free manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take liberties — act toward someone in too close or friendly a manner, use someone as one would a close friend or something of one s own She is taking liberties with her friend by always borrowing her car …   Idioms and examples


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