double Dutch

double Dutch
разг.
тарабарщина, галиматья

He was edgy and uncomfortable, as if all his careful arithmetic had turned to double Dutch. (M. West, ‘The Ambassador’, ch. V) — Яффа был неспокоен, даже раздражен, словно все его математические выкладки оказались ерундой.

Shipyard work was new to me. For a time the terms in common usage were double Dutch... (H. Pollitt, ‘Serving My Time’, ch. 5) — Работа на верфи была для меня новой; речь докеров, пересыпанная незнакомыми терминами, звучала тарабарщиной.


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

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  • double Dutch — n. a children s game of jump rope in which two turners swing two ropes simultaneously in a crisscross pattern for the person jumping: also double dutch or Double Dutch or Double Dutch …   English World dictionary

  • Double Dutch — gibberish, 1864 (High Dutch for incomprehensible language is recorded from 1789); from DOUBLE (Cf. double) + DUTCH (Cf. Dutch) …   Etymology dictionary

  • double dutch — or ,double Dutch noun uncount INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN a game of SKIPPING rope (=jumping over a rope) in which two ropes are used at the same time 2. ) speech or writing that is impossible to understand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double dutch — (UK) If something is double Dutch, it is completely incomprehensible …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • double Dutch — UK / US or double Dutch UK / US noun [uncountable] informal speech or writing that is impossible to understand …   English dictionary

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  • double-Dutch — n [U] 1.) BrE informal speech or writing that you cannot understand = ↑nonsense 2.) AmE a game in which one child jumps over two long ropes that are being swung around in a circle by other children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double Dutch — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ incomprehensible language …   English terms dictionary

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