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as right as rain
to be healthy, especially after having been ill for a period of time
as right as rain
здоров, как бык
Я обещаю,. ты будешь чувствовать себя в полном порядке
I promise you'll feel right as rain.
a song by Adele
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDW2mMga7qg
Who wants to be right as rain
It's better when something is wrong
You get excitement in your bones
And everything you do's a game
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I stood in line to buy tickets for two hours, but it was well worth the wait.
well worth the wait.
ожидание того стоит.
"So how did Robert take the news?" "He didn't exactly jump for joy."
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feel free to help yourself to a sandwich
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF-sYd-h6QU#t=95
You were worth the wait
Worth every heartache
Cause every tear brought me closer
To finding you
Worth the wait
Worth every rainy day
And I'll spend the rest of my life
Reminding you, you were well worth the wait
metaphor
a way of describing something by comparing it with something else which has some of the same qualities
hyperbole
when you describe something as much better, more important, etc than it really is
simile
a phrase which compares one thing to something else, using the words 'like' or 'as', for example 'as white as snow'