teach one's grandmother to suck eggs

teach one's grandmother to suck eggs
учить, поучать старших; учить кого-л. делу, которое он хорошо знает (ср. учить учёного)

There's always about a million young women just out of college who want to teach their grandmothers how to suck eggs. (S. Lewis, ‘Main Street’, ch. XXIII) — Их миллион, этих молодых женщин, только что окончивших колледж и желающих учить своих бабушек уму-разуму.

‘Teach your grandmother to suck eggs,’ said Luke, ‘We know all about that.’ (C. P. Snow, ‘The New Men’, ch. 4) — - яйца курицу не учат, - сказал Люк. - Все это нам давно известно.


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

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  • teach one's grandmother to suck eggs — ► teach one s grandmother to suck eggs presume to advise a more experienced person. Main Entry: ↑grandmother …   English terms dictionary

  • teach one's grandmother to suck eggs — presume to advise a more experienced person. → grandmaster …   English new terms dictionary

  • teach one's grandmother to suck eggs —  Offer advice to an older, wiser, senior person, esp. in his own expertise …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • teach one's grandmother to suck eggs — presume to advise a more experienced person …   Useful english dictionary

  • don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs — A caution against offering advice to someone wiser and more experienced than oneself. The metaphorical phrase to teach one’s grandmother (to suck eggs) is also found. 1707 J. STEVENS tr. Quevedo’s Comical Works IV. 403 You would have me teach my… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • grandmother — ► NOUN ▪ the mother of one s father or mother. ● teach one s grandmother to suck eggs Cf. ↑teach one s grandmother to suck eggs …   English terms dictionary

  • suck — /sʌk / (say suk) verb (t) 1. to draw into the mouth by action of the lips and tongue which produces a partial vacuum: to suck lemonade through a straw. 2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by any process resembling this: plants suck up… …  

  • grandmother — /ˈgrænmʌðə / (say granmudhuh), /ˈgrænd / (say grand ) noun 1. the mother of one s father or mother. 2. Aboriginal English a woman of one s parents parents generation, especially a biological grandmother or one of her sisters. –phrase 3. just what …  

  • grandmother — n. a female grandparent. Phrases and idioms: grandmother clock a clock like a grandfather clock but in a smaller case. teach one s grandmother to suck eggs presume to advise a more experienced person. Derivatives: grandmotherly adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • grandmother — noun the mother of one s father or mother. Phrases teach one s grandmother to suck eggs presume to advise a more experienced person. Derivatives grandmotherly adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • eggs —  See teach one s grandmother to suck eggs …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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