knife and fork

knife and fork
1) еда

I am aware that there is a deep-rooted tradition connecting academic life... with a certain affection for the bottle and the knife and fork. (J. Wain, ‘Strike the Father Dead’, part I, ‘Alfred’) — я знаю, что университетские преподаватели... отличаются особым пристрастием к еде и питью; это глубоко укоренившаяся традиция.

2) едок

My digestion is much impaired, and I am but a poor knife and fork. (Ch. Dickens, ‘Bleak House’, ch. XLV) — У меня не в порядке желудок, поэтому я стал плохо есть.


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

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  • knife-and-fork — knife and forkˈ noun (Dickens) A trencherman adjective Involving, or relating to, the use of a knife and fork • • • Main Entry: ↑knife …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife and fork — noun 1. Britain : one that eats : trencherman a good knife and fork 2. a. knives and forks plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • knife and fork — n. hearty eater …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knife-and-fork tea —  High tea …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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  • play a good knife and fork — eat ravenously, eat a lot of food quickly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fork etiquette — in Western social settings takes two primary forms. The style used mostly in the United States of America, which is sometimes called the zigzag method or American style , differs from the European or Continental style mostly used in the rest of… …   Wikipedia

  • knife — noun 1 tool for cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ blunt, dull (esp. AmE) ▪ sharp ▪ serrated ▪ long ▪ small …   Collocations dictionary

  • knife — [[t]na͟ɪf[/t]] ♦♦♦ knives, knifes, knifing, knifed (knives is the plural form of the noun and knifes is the third person singular of the present tense of the verb.) 1) N COUNT A knife is a tool for cutting or a weapon and consists of a flat piece …   English dictionary

  • fork — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 tool for eating ADJECTIVE ▪ toasting ▪ salad (AmE) ▪ plastic VERB + FORK ▪ pick up ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • knife — knife1 W3S3 [naıf] n plural knives [naıvz] ↑flipper, ↑knife, ↑tank, ↑wetsuit [: Old English; Origin: cnif] 1.) a metal blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon →↑scalpel ▪ a knife and fork …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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