to fall into place - when things fall into place, they happen in a satisfactory way, without problems - встать на свое место, стать понятным
If you plan the project well, then everything should fall into place.
to delve into - to examine something carefully in order to discover more information about someone or something - углубиться, тщательно рассмотреть (тему)
It's not always a good idea to delve too deeply into someone's past.
to beat around/about the bush (idiom) - to avoid talking about what is important - ходитьвокруг да около, говорить не по существу
Don't beat around the bush - get to the point!
to leap at something - to accept an opportunity quickly and eagerly - ухватиться завозможность
I leapt at the chance to go to the concert.
to take a liking to - to begin to like someone or something - пристраститься, проникнуться симпатией
Look, I took an instant liking to this guy.
to be about to do sth - to be going to happen or do something very soon - намереваться, собираться что-то сделать
I was about to get undressed when there was a knock on the door.
If one thing leads to another, there is a series of events in which each event was caused by the previous one - слово за слово
At first, we were just talking a little, but one thing led to another, and he asked me out.
to cross one’s mind - if an idea crosses your mind, you think about it for a short time - приходить на ум
[ + (that) ] It never crossed my mind (= I never thought) that she might be married.
to read sth into sth - to believe that an action, remark, or situation has a particularimportance or meaning, often when this is not true - вкладывать особый смысл, домысливать
Don't read too much into her leaving so suddenly - she probably just had a train to catch.
to be bowled over by something - if you are bowled over by something, you are very impressed or surprised by it - быть шокированным, потрясенным
We were bowled over by his participation in the competition.
to hold your own - to be as successful as other people or things in a situation; to remain in a strong position - сохранять самообладание, стоять на своем
Josie can hold her own in any argument.
to lean toward something - to be interested in something and be likely to do a particularactivity - отдавать предпочтение чему-то, испытывать склонность к чему-то
She's not sure what she wants to do, but she's leaning towards medicine.
to have an eye for something - to be good at noticing it or making judgments about it - знать толк, разбираться в чем-то
Susan has a keen eye for detail, so each dress is beautifully finished off.
to go with a flow - to do what other people are doing or to agree with other people because it is the easiest thing to do - плыть по течению
Just relax and go with the flow!
to take one’s breath away - to surprise greatly; impress very much - поразить, удивить
The view from the window took my breath away.1. Match the words to make word partnerships.
an eye for something
a liking to
about the bush
with a flow2. Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.
about towards at into to
1) When my brother’s neighbour said she was leaving for the USA, I leaped ________ the chance to rent her flat.
2) It's a trivial idea
, but if you want to learn more about the writer, you have to delvedeeply
________ his biography.
3) Den was _______ to marry Rozy when he met Helen at the University library.
4) She's not sure
what second language she wants
to learn, but she's leaning
5) One thing led
________ another, as Hercule Poirot is fond of saying without much originality.3. Complete the sentences with the phrasal verbs and collocations from the vocabulary.
1) The patient is ________ ________ _________ although she is still very sick.
2) He was ________ ________ ________ the information from the head-office.
3) The acrobatic skill of the dancers __________ my __________ _________.
4) If every step ________ ________ ________, you’ll become the manager of the month.
5) I think
you’re __________ too much __________ a casual remark
to beat about the bush
to cross one’ mind
to take a liking to
to go with a flow
to have an eye for2.
1) at leap
2) into delve
3) about be about
4) towards lean
5) to one thing3.
1) holding her own
2) bowled over by
3) took breath away
4) falls into place
5) reading into