Nadeszła jesień, a wraz z nią hektolitry wypijanej herbaty pod kocem, oglądanie zmieniających się kolorów liści na drzewach i wyczekiwanie zimy. Język angielski obfituje w wiele idiomów nawiązujących do tej pory roku i zdecydowanie częściej używanych podczas sezonu pumpikn spice latte – przedstawiamy listę 7 z nich!

Apple of (someone’s) eye
The person who is most loved or cherished by someone else; the person someone is most proud of = czyli oczko w głowie

Example: Did he know he has 9 grandchildren!! And all of them are boys except for one. And his granddaughter is certainly the apple of his eye. He adores her.

The apple never falls far from the tree
Used when someone has characters or traits as his/her relatives or parents; when someone behaves just like his/her relatives or parents = niedaleko pada jabłko od jabłoni

Example: Laura is planning to go to medical school next fall. She says she wants to be a surgeon like her father and grandfather. I guess the apple never falls far from the tree.

To drive someone nuts
To make someone feel crazy; to exasperate someone; to make someone feel annoyed to distraction = doprowadzać kogoś do szału

Example: PLEASE turn down your music!!! I can’t think, I can’t study, I can’t do anything. You’re driving me nuts!

To turn over a new leaf
To begin again; to start anew; to reform; to refresh = rozpoczynać nowe życie

Example: I’m serious this time. I know I always say I’m going to quit smoking but I’m really serious. It’s time to turn over a new leaf. I just had my annual medical exam and it wasn’t good. It’s time to quit.

Save for a rainy day
To reserve something (usually money) for a future need = odkładać pieniądze na czarną godzinę

Example: I didn’t expect to receive this much for my annual bonus! I’m glad to have some extra money to save for a rainy day.
Example: I just purchased a new board game for the kids. They’re going to love it! But I’m not going to give it to them yet. I saved it for a rainy day during the winter school break.

To feel/be under the weather
To feel ill; unwell = źle się czuć

Example: I’m so sorry to cancel our lunch meeting but I’m feeling under the weather. I think it’s best if I go home to get some rest. I can’t afford to be sick this week!

Autumn years
The time period near the end of one’s life = czyli jesień życia, stare lata, podeszły wiek

Example: Jane, what are you planning to do in your autumn years?

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