take the air

take the air
1) прогуливаться, дышать свежим воздухом

Provision shops were opening, middleclass families began to take the air, stout men in carpet slippers appeared in doorways. (A. J. Cronin, ‘A Thing of Beauty’, part I, ch. VI) — Стали открываться продуктовые магазины, на улицу вышли подышать свежим воздухом семейства буржуа, на порогах домов появились дородные мужчины в войлочных шлепанцах.

2) разг. удрать, улизнуть, смыться; ≈ (за)дать стрекача, навострить лыжи

He was not going to allow any silly suggestion that he was afraid of Bert to take the air. (R. Greenwood, ‘Mr. Bunting in the Promised Land’, ch. XIX) — Он не боится, что Берт даст тягу, и не допустит, чтобы какой-нибудь идиот мог усомниться в его уверенности.

Take the air, Scram. Push off. (DAS) — Убирайся! Проваливай! Пошел вон!

3) ав. подняться в воздух, взлететь

...ten German fighter-bombers whirled in over the coast. The spotters picked them up. The Spitfires took the air. The anti-air-craft guns fired and two of the raiders were shot down. (J. Steinbeck, ‘Once There Was a War’, ‘England’) — ...десять немецких истребителей-бомбардировщиков кружили над побережьем. Воздушные наблюдатели засекли их. "Спитфайры" поднялись в воздух. Зенитная артиллерия открыла огонь, и два истребителя были сбиты.


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

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  • take the air —    to urinate    As in the days when the lavatory was not indoors:     Danny rose and said he needed to take the air, a gentlemanly statement of his wish to use the outhouse. (Keneally, 1979) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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  • To take the air — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take the air — Breathe the open air, go abroad in the open air …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • take the air — go out of doors. → air …   English new terms dictionary

  • In the air — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the air — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen — was a radio adventure serial created by writers Bob Burtt and Bill Moore, both of whom were from Kansas City, Missouri. The 15 minute program was broadcast from 1933 until 1947.In 1933, Burtt was working as a freelance writer, while Moore was… …   Wikipedia

  • take to the air — phrase to begin to fly Flying was romantic and adventurous when people first took to the air. Thesaurus: air travel and relating to air travelhyponym Main entry: air …   Useful english dictionary


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