Вить веревки

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 “вить веревки”.

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

Description (описание): вить верёвки

Meaning (значение):

to twist someone around one’s little finger
(lit. – to twist the ropes)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Он абсолю́тно бесхара́ктерный, из него́ верёвки мо́жно вить.
    He is absolutely spineless, you can twist him around your little finger.
  2. Он влюблён в неё по у́ши, а она́ из него́ верёвки вьёт.
    He fell head over heels in love with her (He is in love with her up to his ears), and she is twisting him around her little finger.
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