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не лезть за словом в карман

разг to have a ready wit/tongue, to have a ready answer for any question

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Говорит он скоро, торопливо, но в то же время самоуверенно, и не лезет за словом в карман.
He talked quickly, hurriedly, but at the same time with assurance, and was never at a loss for a word.
Достоевский, Фёдор / БесыDostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessed
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
Отчасти мне и самой это нравится, и я никогда за словом в карман не лезу.
Part of it was just because I was good at it and liked to flirt back.
Мид, Райчел / Ледяной укусMead, Richelle / Frostbite
Frostbite
Mead, Richelle
© 2008 Richelle Mead
Ледяной укус
Мид, Райчел
© Перевод. Б.Жужунава. 2009
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© 2008 Richelle Mead
Видно было также, что всем провожающим весело: путешественник этот, судя по всему, за словом в карман не лез и не гнушался шутить в такой компании.
I was aware, at the same time, of a good deal of merriment, as though the traveller were a man of a ready wit, and not too dignified to air it in that society.
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис / Сент ИвStevenson, Robert Louis / St. Ives
St. Ives
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Сент Ив
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1967

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не лезть за словом в карман
to have a ready wit/tongue; to have a ready answer for any question

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