a Job's comforter

a Job's comforter
неодобр.
горе-утешитель [этим. библ. Job XVI, 2]

‘This cold is killing me. I wish you'd give me your recipe for keeping warm.’ ‘Get a new inside...’ ‘Well, good-bye, Sylvanus. You're a Job's comforter; I must be going home.’ (J. Galsworthy, ‘Caravan’, ‘A Stoic’) — - Этот холод убивает меня. Не посоветуешь ли ты мне, как согреться. - Достань себе новое нутро... - До свидания, Сильванус. Ты плохой утешитель. Мне пора домой.

‘Come, come,’ she said gently. ‘We can't be mutual Job's comforters... Cheer up, old boy!’ (P. H. Johnson, ‘The Survival of the Fittest’, part IV, ch. VIII) — - Ну, ну, - сказала Джорджина мягко, - если мы возьмемся утешать друг друга, из этого ничего не получится... Не падай духом, старина.


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

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  • Job's comforter — Comforter Com fort*er, n. 1. One who administers comfort or consolation. [1913 Webster] Let no comforter delight mine ear But such a one whose wrongs do suit with mine. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) The Holy Spirit, referring to his office of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • job's comforter — Someone who says they want to comfort, but actually discomforts people is a Job s comforter. (Job s is pronounced jobes , not jobs ) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Job's comforter — Job Job (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster] {Job s comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job's comforter — [jōbz′kum′fər tər] n. a person who aggravates one s misery while attempting or pretending to comfort: see Job 16:1 5 …   English World dictionary

  • Job's comforter — UK [ˌdʒəʊbz ˈkʌmfə(r)tə(r)] / US [ˌdʒoʊbz ˈkʌmfərtər] noun [countable] Word forms Job s comforter : singular Job s comforter plural Job s comforters formal someone who tries to make another person feel better about their problems, but only makes… …   English dictionary

  • job's comforter —    Someone who says they want to comfort, but actually discomforts people is a Job s comforter. (Job s is pronounced jobes , not jobs )   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Job’s comforter —   Someone who says they want to comfort, but actually discomforts people is a Job s comforter. (Job s is pronounced jobes , not jobs ) …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Job's comforter — Job s com|fort|er [ ,dʒoubz kʌmfərtər ] noun count FORMAL someone who tries to make another person feel better about their problems, but only makes them feel more unhappy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Job's comforter — Job s′ com′forter [[t]dʒoʊbz[/t]] n. a person who unwittingly or maliciously depresses or discourages while attempting to console • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Job's comforter — noun A person who, in trying to offer help or advice, says something that simply adds to the distress. Only a Jobs comforter would try to argue that yesterdays stock fall announcement could bring anything good …   Wiktionary

  • Job's comforter — [dʒəʊbz] noun a person who aggravates distress under the guise of giving comfort. Origin C18: alluding to the biblical story (Job 16:2) of the patriarch Job …   English new terms dictionary


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