as the day is long


as the day is long
(as the day is long (сокр. as the day))
исключительно, чрезвычайно, на редкость [as the day is long шекспировское выражение; см. цитату]

Beatrice: "...he shows me where the bachelors sit and there live we as merry as the day is long." (W. Shakespeare, ‘Much Ado about Nothing’, act II, sc. 1) — Беатриче: "...святой Петр мне укажет, где помещаются холостяки, и тут пойдет у нас веселье день-деньской." (перевод Т. Щепкиной-Куперник)

...the commandant told me that I could place entire confidence in them; they were as honest as the day, and I could leave anything about without the slightest risk. (W. S. Maugham, ‘Complete Short Stories’. ‘A Man with a Conscience’) — ...комендант уверял меня, что заключенные достойны всяческого доверия; оба - честнейшие люди: хоть все бросай незапертым - ничего и никогда не пропадет.

‘A real... albino?’ Shaw asked. ‘As real as the day is long.’ (E. Caldwell, ‘God's Little Acre’, ch. I) — - А это настоящий альбинос? - спросил Шоу. - Самый настоящий.


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

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