Руки не доходят

With the series of Russian lessons «Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript. Today’s phrase is «руки не доходят».

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

Description (описание): ру́ки не дохо́дят

Meaning (значение):

to have no time for doing something (lit. – the hands doesn’t reach)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Давно́ собира́юсь разобра́ть ста́рые ве́щи, да всё ника́к ру́ки не дохо́дят.
    It has long been overdue that I put the old stuff in order, but still have no time for doing it.
  2. У меня́ уже́ два го́да не дохо́дят ру́ки сде́лать ремо́нт в кварти́ре.
    It’s been two years that I have no time to make repairs in the apartment.
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