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ни кола, ни двора

разг neither house nor home, not a thing in the world; (to have) nothing to call one's own

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Так как он обращался к князю, то князь с жаром похвалил его, несмотря на то, что Лебедев шептал ему на ухо, что у этого господина ни кола, ни двора и никогда никакого имения не бывало.
He addressed the prince, who warmly commended his sentiments, though Lebedeff whispered in his ear that this gentleman, who talked so much of his "property," had never had either house or home.
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
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Dostoevsky, Fyodor
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Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971

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ни кола, ни двора
neither house nor home; not a thing in the world; (to have) nothing to call own

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