chew the cud

chew the cud
(chew the cud (уст. the food) (of fancy, reflection, etc.))
размышлять, обдумывать, предаваться размышлениям, погружаться в думы [chew the food шекспировское выражение; см. цитату]

Oliver: "When last the young Orlando parted from you, He left a promise to return again Within an hour; and, pacing through the forest, Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy. Lo, what befell!.. " (W. Shakespeare, ‘As You Like It’, act IV, sc. 3) — Оливер: "Расставшись с вами, молодой Орландо Вам обещал вернуться через час. Он шел лесной тропинкой, погруженный То в сладкие, то в горькие мечтанья. Вдруг - что случилось?.. " (перевод Т. Щепкиной-Куперник)

...Lord Valleys had come up here after lunch to smoke and chew the cud of a worry. (J. Galsworthy, ‘The Patrician’, part II, ch. I) — ...лорд Вэллис пришел в эту комнату после второго завтрака, чтобы выкурить трубку и побыть наедине со своими тревожными мыслями.

I've been chewing the cud on this for a long time and I want to get it off my chest. (W. S. Maugham, ‘The Hour before the Dawn’, ch. XIX) — Я долго все это обдумывал и решил выложить все начистоту.

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

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  • chew the cud — 1. (of cows, etc) to masticate for a second time food that has already been swallowed and partly digested in the first stomach 2. To ruminate in thought (also chew over) • • • Main Entry: ↑chew chew the cud (informal) To meditate, to reflect • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew the cud — If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • chew the cud — ► chew the cud think or talk reflectively. Main Entry: ↑cud …   English terms dictionary

  • chew the cud — 1) if an animal chews the cud, it brings food that it has swallowed back into its mouth to chew again 2) informal if you chew the cud, you spend a long time thinking or talking about something …   English dictionary

  • chew the cud —    If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Chew the cud —   If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • chew the cud — Meaning Spend some time chatting. Origin Cows move their mouths when chewing the cud (grass) and give the appearance of talking …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • chew the cud — informal to think about something carefully and for a long time. He sat chewing the cud all morning …   New idioms dictionary

  • To chew the cud — Cud Cud (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k[ o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. {Quid}.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To chew the cud — chew chew (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce[ o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chew the cud — regurgitate the contents of the stomach and chew them again (done by cows and other ruminants) …   English contemporary dictionary

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