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лёгок на помине

разг ≈ talk of the devil (and he is sure to appear)

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лёгок на помине

talk of the devil (and he appears)

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– А, да вот он и жалует, – прибавил он, взглянув в окошко, – легок на помине.
'Ah, here he's coming!' he added with a look at the window; 'speak of the devil.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
Да вот он, кстати, легок на помине, - прибавила Марфа Тимофеевна, глянув на улицу.
But here he is - speak of the devil," added Marfa Timofyevna looking into the street.
Тургенев, И.С. / Дворянское гнездоTurgenev, I.S. / A House of Gentlefolk
A House of Gentlefolk
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Дворянское гнездо
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1983
В этот самый миг за дверью послышался топот множества шагов, и в кабинет с разбега ворвался сам Бурляев, легок на помине.
Just at that moment there was a tramping of numerous feet outside the door, and Burlyaev himself - speak of the devil! -came bursting in.
Акунин, Борис / Статский советникAkunin, Boris / The State Counsellor
The State Counsellor
Akunin, Boris
Статский советник
Акунин, Борис
© B. Akunin, автор, 1999
© И. Захаров, издатель, 1999
Да вот и она; легка на помине.
And here she is: speak of angels - "
Тургенев, И.С. / Дворянское гнездоTurgenev, I.S. / A House of Gentlefolk
A House of Gentlefolk
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Дворянское гнездо
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1983
Да вот она и сама, легка на помине.
Here she comes! Speak of a wolf and you see his tail!
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Легки на помине: одна уже идет.
“Speak of the devil: here comes one.”
Апдайк, Джон / Кролик, бегиUpdike, John / Rabbit, Run
Rabbit, Run
Updike, John
© 1998 by Ballantine Books
Кролик, беги
Апдайк, Джон
© Издательство «Правда», 1990

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