TURN BELLY-UP


TURN BELLY-UP
TURN (GO) BELLY-UP (TO)
так говорят о компании, которая обанкротилась, о проваленном деле, иногда и о смерти тоже. Дословно - всплыть кверху брюхом (аналогии с дохлой рыбой).

American slang. English-Russian dictionary. 2014.

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  • turn belly-up — 1. v. die 2. v. fail; perform poorly …   English slang

  • go or turn belly up — idi inf Informal. to come to an end; die; fail …   From formal English to slang

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  • turn turtle — {v. phr.} To turn upside down. * /The car skidded on the ice and turned turtle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn turtle — {v. phr.} To turn upside down. * /The car skidded on the ice and turned turtle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • belly — bellylike, adj. /bel ee/, n., pl. bellies, v., bellied, bellying. n. 1. the front or under part of a vertebrate body from the breastbone to the pelvis, containing the abdominal viscera; the abdomen. 2. the stomach with its adjuncts. 3. appetite… …   Universalium

  • belly up — 1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ Sylvia was boiled belly up glassy eyed. □ After four beers, I was belly up, for sure. 2. mod. dead. □ That’s the end. This company is belly up. (See also turn belly up.) □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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