To help a foreign citizen. "To precipitate": the meaning of a phraseological unit

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To help a foreign citizen. "To precipitate": the meaning of a phraseological unit
To help a foreign citizen. "To precipitate": the meaning of a phraseological unit

Sometimes, to express certain feelings and emotions, people use all kinds of phraseological units that are not clear to those for whom Russian is not their native language. The Russians celebrate the "Old New Year", get drunk "for firewood" and answer some questions "yes, no, probably." Ah, the mysterious Russian soul! One of these phraseological units is "to precipitate". It is he who will be analyzed in this article.

"What kind of animal is this"? The concept of "slang"

As soon as a person hears the word "slang", an image of a group of young people communicating in an incomprehensible language immediately appears in his head. In principle, this vision will be almost correct. "Slang" is anglicism and means "jargon" in translation. This category includes words used in certain social and professional groups.

Explanatory dictionary of Russian slang

Only some types of slang will be given below.

  • football;
  • construction;
  • computer;
  • hooligan;
  • youth;
  • journalistic;
  • criminal, etc.

The meaning of the phraseologism "to precipitate"

The phraseologism above has several meanings.

Meaning 1. To be shocked by what you see (hear), to be in a state of surprise.

Example: From the fashion show of Valentin Yudashkin, everyone just dropped out.

Meaning 2. Being heavily intoxicated.

Example: You shouldn't drink more or you'll fall out.

Meaning 3. Description of a state of intense anger, anger.

Example: Please don't make me angry. You make me fall out.

Meaning 4. Disappear from the lives of other people, hide, hide.

Example: He has a lot of debt, so he fell into a slump.

Let's talk about phraseological units

How to understand if this is a phraseological unit? Below are their main features.

1. The impossibility of modifying the expression. If you add or change any word in a phraseological unit, then it will radically change its meaning. For example, "falling into a slump" would no longer imply surprise, shock, or anger.

2. One word replacement. All phraseological units can be replaced by one word. For example, "fall into the sediment" - to be surprised, "headlong" - quickly.

History of phraseologisms

To this day, there are disputes about how some phraseological units nevertheless arose. Fortunately,some of them managed to decipher.

On the thief and the hat is on fire
  • On the thief and the hat is on fire. In ancient Russia, thefts often occurred at bazaars and fairs. Merchants and buyers suffered from pickpockets. In the hope of salvation, people came to one sage and began to ask him for help. He, after listening carefully, agreed to help and said to wait for him at the fair in a few days. Time passed, but the sage never came. When a lot of people gathered, the sage appeared at the fair and, having waited for a certain moment, said loudly: "People, look at this! The thief's hat is on fire!" And then all the pickpockets began to grab their heads to understand if their headdress was on fire. As a result, all those who did not pass the check were seized and their stolen items were found. Since then, this phraseological unit means that the criminal gave himself away.
  • Money doesn't smell. Certain sources claim that this phraseological unit appeared during the time of Emperor Vespasian, who decided to tax public toilets. His son, angry, reproached his father for what he had done. Then the emperor took the money received from the tax and asked him: "Tell me, does this money smell?", to which the son replied in the negative.

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