English idioms from English musicals #2a - Jesus
Vydáno dne 03.04.2013
Anglické idiomy si lze procvičit poměrně zábavnou formou s anglickými
muzikály. Zde jsou idiomy z první části slavného muzikálu Jesus Christ
Superstar, který v roce 1970 napsali Andrew Lloyd Webber a Tim Rice.
Jesus Christ Superstar
– první část
Vaším úkolem je vybrat odpověď nejlépe vystihující
tučně zvýrazněný idiom.
JESUS (to Judas):
If your slate is clean,
then you can throw stones.
If your slate is not, then leave her alone!
- Jesus asks Judas to be quiet unless he keeps his stuff clean.
- Judas is asked to think a bit more about consequences of his actions.
- Judas is told not to criticise others unless he himself is perfect.
- Judas shouldn’t write anything on his slate.
We've been sitting on the fence
for far too long.
- Caiphas means it’s time they took sides.
- Caiphas reckons it is about time to vanish into thin air.
- Caiphas thinks they should stop playing judges.
- Caiphas’s butt is aching after sitting too long on a barrier.
CAIAPHAS (to Annas):
Put yourself in my place, I can
hardly step aside!
- Annas is asked to imagine the difficulties Caiphas is going through.
- Annas is begged to help Caiphas step aside.
- Caiphas implores Annas to swap seats.
- Caiphas would like Annas to leave him alone.
I cannot let my hands be tied.
I am law and order.
- Caiphas considers himself and his status too important to be ever arrested
- Caiphas hates the idea of being unable to do what he wants to.
- Caiphas isn’t happy about the current law situation.
- Caiphas refuses any advice regarding himself smart enough.
ANNAS (about Jesus):
We dare not leave him to his own
His half-witted fans will get out of control
- According to Annas, Jesus is unimportant and can be thrown to the winds.
- Annas advises not to try to stop Jesus using the motto „Leave well alone“.
- Annas is afraid of Jesus’ fans using dangerous devices.
- Annas thinks it’s hazardous to leave Jesus alone to do as he wishes.
PRIEST (about Jesus):
But how can we stop him? His glamour increases
by leaps every minute - he's top
of the poll.
- Jesus is famous for his leaps which worries the priest.
- Jesus’ fame has reached its height and he’s still becoming more and more
- The priest despises Jesus for his backstage political intrigues.
- The priest would like to stop Jesus now for he fears his popularity may
For the sake of the nation, this
Jesus must die.
- According to Caiphas, Jesus must die because the whole nation is wicked.
- Caiphas criticises the fact Jesus is going to sacrifice himself for the nation.
- Caiphas has decided it is better to do away with one man than to allow the
others to be killed for him.
- Jesus must die for the nation asks for that.
JESUS (to Caiphas):
Why waste your breath
moaning at the crowd?
- Caiphas is asked about the reason for his breathless moaning.
- Caiphas, according to Jesus, speaks too loudly and in a moaning way which is not
- Jesus asks Caiphas why he tries to interest the crowd by his breath.
- Jesus implies Caiphas says something that nobody takes any notice of.
SIMON ZEALOTES (to Jesus):
Christ, what more do you need to convince you that you've
- Christ has done what he was asked to, according to Simon.
- Jesus is informed he just can’t do any better.
- Simon points out Jesus has been hardly successful.
- Simon thinks it goes without saying that Jesus has been devilish lucky.
JUDAS (to the priests):
I have no thought at all about my own reward
I really didn't come here of my
- Judas is hinting he’d like to get a fair share.
- Judas proclaims he hasn’t come to reach an accord with the priests.
- The priests are encouraged not to think Judas was the initiator of the whole
- The priests are informed Judas’ steps were led by himself only.
ANNAS (to Judas):
Your help in this matter won't go unrewarded
CAIAPHAS (to Judas)
We'll pay you in silver - cash on
- Caiphas assures Judas a bit of silver will stick to his fingers.
- Judas has hit the nail on the head and they all now understand each other.
- Judas is promised to be paid without any delay.
- Judas is reassured he will definitely get his reward later.
JESUS (to his apostles):
For all you care this wine could be
For all you care this bread could be
- According to Jesus the apostles should have ensured the right kind of bread
- Jesus is proud that his apostles apprehend what he says.
- Jesus reproaches the apostles for not taking any interest in his sacrifice.
- The apostles are reminded they should keep caring about him.
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